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).

  • Patent number: 10894460
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuma Yamauchi, Eitaro Tanaka, Haruhiko Watanabe, Fuminobu Watanabe, Goro Ueda, Akira Oga, Hiroshi Takeda, Kazuya Taniguchi, Tatsumi Kumada, Kazuaki Takemoto, Takashi Sato
  • Patent number: 10875577
    Abstract: A traction assist apparatus includes a memory and a hardware processor coupled to the memory. The hardware processor is configured to acquire a coupling angle between a towing vehicle and a towed vehicle towed by the towing vehicle and acquire a current steered angle of the towing vehicle. The hardware processor is configured to, when the towing vehicle is moved backward at the current steered angle, determine whether the towed vehicle is movable backward in a balance state where the coupling angle is maintained, and monitor whether steering of the towing vehicle is continued in the balance state. The hardware processor is configured to provide notification of presence or absence of the balance state and provide notification of whether the monitoring is continued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kinji Yamamoto, Kazuya Watanabe, Tetsuya Maruoka, Itsuko Fukushima, Takayuki Nakasho
  • Patent number: 10878253
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring device includes a gradient acquisition unit that acquires a gradient position a gradient value on a road surface and, based on state information indicating a state of the road surface in a traveling direction of a vehicle. The periphery monitoring device also includes a notification control unit that compares the acquired gradient value with a reference gradient value at which the vehicle can pass, and notifies of the comparison result in association with the gradient position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Watanabe, Yoji Inui
  • Patent number: 10877109
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Nagata, Kazuya Watanabe, Keisuke Uchida, Kohei Honma, Hiraku Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 10871381
    Abstract: An angle sensor includes a plurality of composite magnetic field information generation units and an angle computing unit. The plurality of composite magnetic field information generation units detect, at a plurality of detection positions, a composite magnetic field of a magnetic field to be detected and a noise magnetic field other than the magnetic field to be detected, and thereby generate a plurality of pieces of composite magnetic field information including information on at least the direction, out of the direction and the strength, of the composite magnetic field. At each of the plurality of detection positions, the magnetic field to be detected varies in direction according to an angle to be detected. The angle computing unit generates a detected angle value using the method of least squares on the basis of the plurality of pieces of composite magnetic field information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenkichi Anagawa, Shinichirou Mochizuki, Hiraku Hirabayashi, Kazuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10873021
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: 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
  • Patent number: 10866743
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yusuke Suzuki, Yusuke Kurasawa, Norihide Kubota, Yoshihito Konta, Marino Kajiyama, Yuji Tanaka, Toshio Iga, Kazuya Takeda, Takeshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10865319
    Abstract: A method for producing an acrylic resin-coated silica particle dispersion by (1), mixing and heating silica particles (A), an organic solvent (B) and a monomer having a polymerizable unsaturated group and a hydrolyzable silyl group (C) to obtain a polymerizable unsaturated group-containing silica particle dispersion (i), (2) adding a tertiary amine (D) with a molecular weight of 120 to 380 and having a terminal alkyl and/or aryl group, to the component (i) dispersion, to obtain a polymerizable unsaturated group-containing silica particle dispersion (ii), and (3) reacting the component (ii) dispersion with a polymerizable unsaturated monomer (E), in a solid mass ratio of (ii):(E)=20:80 to 90:10, to obtain an acrylic resin-coated silica particle dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Watanabe, Akinori Nagai
  • Publication number: 20200386829
    Abstract: Provided is a magnetic field detection device that includes a first and second soft magnetic bodies, and a magnetic detector. The first and second soft magnetic bodies extend along a first plane and are disposed in confronted relation in a third direction. The first plane includes both a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. The third direction is orthogonal to both the first and second directions. The magnetic detector is provided between the first and second soft magnetic bodies in the third direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki NAGATA, Kazuya WATANABE, Keisuke UCHIDA, Kohei HONMA, Hiraku HIRABAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10857944
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring apparatus includes: a detector configured to detect a roughness state of a road surface in a traveling direction of a vehicle; an acquisition unit configured to acquire a guide marker to be superimposed onto an image based on captured image data output from an imager that captures an image of a peripheral region including the traveling direction of the vehicle, the guide marker being displayed in a manner that follows a roughness state of the road surface in the traveling direction of the vehicle; and a controller configured to superimpose the guide marker onto the image in the display manner that follows the roughness state and display the image on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakasho, Kazuya Watanabe, Tetsuya Maruoka, Kinji Yamamoto, Takashi Hiramaki, Takuya Hashikawa, Naotaka Kubota, Osamu Kimura, Itsuko Ohashi, Yasumasa Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10855954
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring device according to an embodiment includes storage that stores therein image data generated by an imager mounted on a vehicle; a switching controller that switches between a first display mode in which current image data currently generated by the imager is displayed and a second display mode in which past image data previously generated by the imager is displayed, for display of the image data stored in the storage; and an output that outputs information to a display device at the time of switching between the first display mode for displaying the current image data being currently generated by the imager and the second display mode for displaying the past image data previously generated by the imager. The information represents a transition of the image data between when the past image data is generated and when the current image data is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10852368
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Watanabe, Hiraku Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 10856364
    Abstract: The heat generating apparatus according to the present invention includes: a positive temperature coefficient thermistor heat generating element including an electrode layer; a first electrode terminal; a second electrode terminal; a holder configured to house the positive temperature coefficient thermistor heat generating element; and a heat conductive sheet, in which the heat conductive sheet includes a graphite particle and a polymer compound, a major axis direction of the graphite particle is substantially orthogonal to the surface of the positive temperature coefficient thermistor heat generating element, and the positive temperature coefficient thermistor heat generating element and the holder are assembled in a state in which they are biased so as to apply pressure to the heat conductive sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: KURABE INTERNATIONAL CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Watanabe, Kazuya Kokubo, Muneaki Ikuma, Junpei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10848724
    Abstract: A correction unit of a display control device according to an embodiment corrects a projection position of the display target image to a second direction, which is from a first coordinate corresponding to a position where the virtual projection plane intersects with a first virtual straight line extending in a first direction corresponding to a vehicle length direction of the vehicle from the front image capture unit or the rear image capture unit that captures the display target image to a second coordinate corresponding to a position where the virtual projection plane intersects with a virtual reference line extending in the first direction that is apart from the first virtual straight line in a vehicle width direction of the vehicle to project the display target image on a corrected projection position and to generate a three-dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuya Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200361110
    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: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIMIZU, Hiroyuki ABE, Masataka NONAKA, Kazuya HASEGAWA, Eiichi URIU, Haruhiko ISHIKAWA, Tasuku ISHIBASHI, Hiroshi TAKAHASHI, Shinobu WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10836429
    Abstract: An angle sensor includes a detection signal generation unit for generating detection signals, an angle detection unit for generating a detected angle value on the basis of the detection signals, and a condition determination apparatus. The condition determination apparatus includes a determination value generation unit for generating a determination value to be used for determining the condition of the angle sensor, and a determination unit for determining the condition of the angle sensor. The angle detection unit includes a common correction processing unit for performing common correction processing for converting uncorrected signals, which have correspondence with the detection signals, into common corrected signals to be used for the generation of the detected angle value and the generation of the determination value. The common correction processing reduces an angular error occurring in the detected angle value, and narrows the variation range of the determination value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Watanabe, Hiraku Hirabayashi
  • Publication number: 20200346690
    Abstract: A parking assistance device includes an overhead image generation unit generating an overhead image from a captured image obtained by capturing an image around a towing vehicle, a towing determination unit determining whether a towed vehicle is towed, an overhead image display range setting unit selecting a trimming range from a plurality of display ranges at least including a first display range and a second display range wider than the first display range, and a display image generation unit generating an overhead image for display by trimming the trimming range of the overhead image, and a display image including the overhead image for display on which the towing vehicle is superimposed. The overhead image display range setting unit selects the first display range when the towing vehicle does not tow the towed vehicle, and selects the second display range when the towing vehicle tows the towed vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya MARUOKA, Kazuya WATANABE, Kinji YAMAMOTO, Itsuko FUKUSHIMA, Takayuki NAKASHO
  • Patent number: 10821900
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuya Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200337679
    Abstract: An ultrasonic signal processing apparatus includes: a push wave transmitter that causes the ultrasonic probe to transmit a push wave for causing displacement in a subject; a detection wave transmitter that causes the ultrasonic probe to transmit a detection wave after the transmission of the push wave; a detection wave receiver that receives an ultrasonic wave reflected from the region of the interest by using the ultrasonic probe and converts the ultrasonic wave into a reception signal; a phasing adder that sets a plurality of observation points in the region of the interest and performs phasing addition for each of the plurality of the observation points to generate an acoustic line signal; and a mechanical property calculator that calculates a mechanical property of the subject in the region of the interest based on an acoustic line signal for each of the plurality of the observation point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhito Watanabe, Kazuya Takagi
  • Patent number: 10807529
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for a vehicle includes an additional-image generation portion generating an additional image to be added to a captured image, an output image generation portion generating an output image including the captured image and the additional image. The additional image includes a first marking image indicating a first line being away from an end portion of a vehicle in a vehicle width direction by a vehicle width of the vehicle or longer, the first line being along a vehicle front and rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuya Watanabe