Patents by Inventor Kazuya Watanabe

Kazuya 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: 20190308482
    Abstract: A surroundings monitoring apparatus includes a display control unit which displays a state where a vehicle height serving as a height of a vehicle is changing on a screen of a display portion in a case where the vehicle height is changing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kinji YAMAMOTO, Tetsuya MARUOKA, Kazuya WATANABE, Itsuko FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190299743
    Abstract: An occupant detection system may detect a state of an occupant in a vehicle compartment. The occupant detection system may photograph the vehicle compartment and generate an image. The occupant detection system may change an attitude in order to change a position of an imaging region within the vehicle compartment. The occupant detection system may estimate the attitude based on information included in the image and control an operation based on the estimated attitude. The sensor may be provided by an infrared temperature sensor. The image may be provided by a thermal image showing a temperature distribution of the vehicle compartment. The occupant detection system may store a correspondence relationship between a position of a specific temperature boundary included in the thermal image and the attitude. The occupant detection system may estimate the attitude based on the correspondence relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Takuma YAMAUCHI, Eitaro TANAKA, Haruhiko WATANABE, Fuminobu WATANABE, Goro UEDA, Akira OGA, Hiroshi TAKEDA, Kazuya TANIGUCHI, Tatsumi KUMADA, Kazuaki TAKEMOTO, Takashi SATO
  • Publication number: 20190296226
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic device includes a magnetoresistive effect element including a first ferromagnet, a conductor, and an oxide provided between the first ferromagnet and the conductor, the oxide including a first oxide of a rare-earth element and a second oxide of an element of which a covalent radius is smaller than a covalent radius of the rare-earth element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicants: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION, SK HYNIX INC.
    Inventors: Young Min EEH, Daisuke WATANABE, Jae-Hyoung LEE, Toshihiko NAGASE, Kazuya SAWADA, Tadaaki OIKAWA, Kenichi YOSHINO, Taiga ISODA
  • Publication number: 20190293731
    Abstract: A magnetic sensor includes first, second, and third detection units for detecting components in X, Y, and Z directions of an external magnetic field. The third detection unit includes a soft magnetic structure. The first detection unit includes a first portion and a second portion. The second detection unit includes a third portion and a fourth portion. The first portion and the fourth portion are located on opposite sides of the third detection unit in the X direction. The second portion and the third portion are located on opposite sides of the third detection unit in the Y direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya WATANABE, Hiraku HIRABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190293734
    Abstract: A magnetic sensor device includes a first magnetic sensor, a second magnetic sensor, and a soft magnetic structure. The first magnetic sensor generates a detection value corresponding to a component in a direction parallel to an X direction of an external magnetic field. The second magnetic sensor generates a detection value corresponding to a component in a direction parallel to a Y direction of the external magnetic field. In the presence of a residual magnetization in the X direction in the soft magnetic structure, a magnetic field that is based on the residual magnetization and contains a component in the ?X direction is applied to the first magnetic sensor. In the presence of a residual magnetization in the Y direction in the soft magnetic structure, a magnetic field that is based on the residual magnetization and contains a component in the ?Y direction is applied to the second magnetic sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya WATANABE, Hiraku HIRABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190286296
    Abstract: An information presentation system comprises: a determining unit that determines a recognition level indicating a degree of a user's recognition of a spot; and a presentation unit that changes a type of information about the spot to be presented to the user, according to the recognition level, and presents the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Naoki SHIBATA, Kazuya WATANABE, Kensuke KANAMORI
  • Publication number: 20190283622
    Abstract: An obtaining unit obtains a next use plan of a vehicle, which is made by a user of the vehicle. A notification unit, if it is determined based on the next use plan obtained by the obtaining unit that it is necessary to replenish driving energy of the vehicle, performs notification about replenishment of the driving energy of the vehicle during current use of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10415861
    Abstract: A controller switches between and performs a first simultaneous heating and defrosting operation of supplying part of refrigerant discharged from a compressor is supplied to one or some parallel heat exchangers among a plurality of parallel heat exchangers through a defrosting circuit and allowing the other one or more parallel heat exchangers to operate as evaporators, and a second simultaneous heating and defrosting operation of, in one or some heat source units among a plurality of heat source units, supplying the refrigerant discharged from the compressor is supplied to all the plurality of parallel heat exchangers through the defrosting circuit, and in the other one or more heat source units, continuing heating by allowing all the plurality of parallel heat exchangers to operate as evaporators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naofumi Takenaka, Shinichi Wakamoto, Kazuya Watanabe, Naomichi Tamura, Tadashi Ariyama
  • Patent number: 10409158
    Abstract: Provided are a coloring composition having improved heat resistance; and a cured film, a color filter, a method for producing a color filter, and a solid-state imaging element and an image display device, each of which uses the coloring composition. The coloring composition includes a dye (A) represented by the following General Formula (I) and a polymerizable compound (B). General Formula (I) is (R)m-Q-(D)n, wherein Q represents an (m+n)-valent linking group, R represents a substituent, D represents a dye residue, m represents an integer of 0 to 6, n represents an integer of 2 to 8, and (m+n) represents an integer of 2 to 8. In the case where m is 2 or more, a plurality of R's may be different from each other, and in the case where n is 2 or more, a plurality of D's may be different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Hara, Tetsuya Watanabe, Yuushi Kaneko, Suguru Samejima, Junichi Ito, Naotsugu Muro, Kazuya Oota, Yoshinori Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20190270215
    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: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIMIZU, Hiroyuki ABE, Masataka NONAKA, Kazuya HASEGAWA, Eiichi URIU, Haruhiko ISHIKAWA, Tasuku ISHIBASHI, Hiroshi TAKAHASHI, Shinobu WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10401195
    Abstract: A displacement detection unit includes a magnet and a magnetic detector. The magnet includes a first magnetic-pole region polarized into a south pole and a second magnetic-pole region polarized into a north pole, and generates a magnetic field around the magnet. The magnetic detector is movable relative to the magnet in a first direction, and detects a change in the magnetic field and thereby detects a displacement of the magnet in the first direction. The magnet includes a transition section in which a ratio of a magnetic volume of the second magnetic-pole region in a second direction to a magnetic volume of the first magnetic-pole region in the second direction gradually varies in the first direction. The second direction is orthogonal to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Hirota, Hiraku Hirabayashi, Keisuke Uchida, Kazuya Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190259438
    Abstract: A memory device includes a magnetoresistive element including first and second magnetic layers and a non-magnetic layer provided between the first and second magnetic layers. The memory device also includes a write circuit which controls a first writing setting magnetization of the first and second magnetic layers in a parallel state and a second writing setting the magnetization of the first and second magnetic layers in an antiparallel state, and applies a write current to the magnetoresistive element. A first write current in the first writing includes a first pulse and a second pulse added to the first pulse. A width of the second pulse is smaller than a width of the first pulse, and a scurrent level of the second pulse is different from a current level of the first pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya KISHI, Tsuneo INABA, Daisuke WATANABE, Masahiko NAKAYAMA, Nobuyuki OGATA, Masaru TOKO, Hisanori AIKAWA, Jyunichi OZEKI, Toshihiko NAGASE, Young Min EEH, Kazuya SAWADA
  • Publication number: 20190257895
    Abstract: A magnetic field detection device includes a first soft magnetic body, a second soft magnetic body, and a magnetism detection element. The first soft magnetic body extends to have a first length in a first direction, and has a first width, smaller than the first length, in a second direction. The second direction is substantially orthogonal to the first direction. The second soft magnetic body is disposed to be spaced apart from and face the first soft magnetic body in the first direction, extends to have a second length in the first direction, and has a second width, smaller than the second length, in the second direction. The magnetism detection element is disposed, in the first direction, between the first and second soft magnetic bodies, and extends to have a third length in the first direction and a third width, larger than the third length, in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki NAGATA, Kazuya WATANABE, Keisuke UCHIDA, Kohei HONMA, Hiraku HIRABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190255999
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus of an embodiment includes an acquisition portion acquiring captured image data output from an imaging portion that is provided at a vehicle and that images a surrounding of the vehicle, and vehicle state data output from a vehicle state detection portion provided at the vehicle, and a control portion performing a rotation control on the captured image data based on an inclination in a left-right direction of the vehicle relative to a horizontal direction which serves as a direction included in a horizontal plane orthogonal to a direction of gravity, the inclination in the left-right direction of the vehicle being calculated from the vehicle state data, the control portion performing the rotation control in a manner that a horizontal line included in a subject captured in the captured image data is substantially parallel to a lateral-direction side with respect to a display region serving as an output destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya WATANABE, Tetsuya Maruoka
  • Patent number: 10388343
    Abstract: A magnetoresistive element includes: a first magnetic layer having a magnetization direction that is variable; a second magnetic layer having a magnetization direction that is invariable; a first non-magnetic layer provided between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer; a third magnetic layer that fixes the magnetization direction of the second magnetic layer and that antiferromagnetically couples with the second magnetic layer; and a second non-magnetic layer provided between the second magnetic layer and the third magnetic layer. The second non-magnetic layer includes ruthenium (Ru) and a metal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadaaki Oikawa, Young Min Eeh, Kazuya Sawada, Kenichi Yoshino, Toshihiko Nagase, Daisuke Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190243563
    Abstract: A storage control device, includes: a memory configured to store meta information and map information, the meta information associates a logical address to identify data from an information processing device which uses a storage with a data block identifier to identify a data block used for an arrangement of the data on the storage and including a header area and a payload area and an index indicating an order of additional writing of the data, the map information associates the data block identifier with a physical identifier indicating a physical position on the storage; and a processor specifies the data block and a write position in a payload area based on the physical identifier and the index, writes the data in the specified data block and performs a write control to write a data unit header including an offset and a data length at a position designated by the index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yusuke Suzuki, Yusuke Kurasawa, Norihide KUBOTA, YOSHIHITO KONTA, Marino Kajiyama, Yuji TANAKA, Toshio IGA, Kazuya Takeda, Takeshi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190243758
    Abstract: A storage control device includes a processor that reads out a group write area, in which data blocks are arranged, from a storage medium and store the group write area in a buffer area. The processor releases a part of the payload area for each data block arranged in the first group write area stored in the first buffer area. The part stores invalid data. The processor performs the garbage collection by performing data refilling. The data refilling is performed by moving valid data stored in the payload to fill up a front by using the released part, and updating an offset included in a header stored in a header area at a position indicated by index information corresponding to the moved valid data without changing the position indicated by the index information corresponding to the moved valid data. The header area is included in the data block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuya Takeda, Yusuke Kurasawa, Yusuke Suzuki, Norihide KUBOTA, Yuji TANAKA, Toshio IGA, YOSHIHITO KONTA, Marino Kajiyama, Takeshi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190244324
    Abstract: A display control device according to an embodiment includes an acquirer configured to acquire image data from an imager to image surroundings of a vehicle, storage that stores therein vehicle-shape data representing a three-dimensional shape of the vehicle, and a display processor configured to display a certain region of the vehicle-shape data at transmittance different from transmittance of another region, when superimposing, for display, the vehicle-shape data on display data which is based on the image data and represents the surroundings of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya WATANABE, Yoji INUI, Kinji YAMAMOTO, Takashi HIRAMAKI, Takuya HASHIKAWA, Tetsuya MARUOKA, Naotaka KUBOTA, Osamu KIMURA, Itsuko FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190232874
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a first image based on captured image data output from an image capturing unit that captures a surrounding situation of a vehicle; an intermediate image generating unit that generates a second image by executing an intermediate image generating process of executing a viewpoint converting process of converting the first image from a viewpoint of the first image into a viewpoint of a final image displayed on a display area of a display device and changing a number of pixels of the converted image to a second number of pixels larger than a final number of pixels of the final image; and a final image generating unit that executes a reduction process such that the second number of pixels is set to the final number of pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuya WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10363872
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring device according the embodiment comprising: a first storage that stores therein road surface information in a moving direction of a vehicle including a plurality of wheels; a controller that generates underfloor information on an underfloor region of the vehicle from the road surface information, the underfloor region including at least part of a region of all the wheels; a second storage that is nonvolatile and stores therein the underfloor information when the vehicle ends driving; and a display that displays the underfloor information when the vehicle starts driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naotaka Kubota, Kazuya Watanabe, Kinji Yamamoto, Takayuki Nakasho