Patents by Inventor Kenichi Watanabe

Kenichi 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: 12011756
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a press-molded article includes: preparing a patchwork blank in which a thickened portion is formed by welding patchwork to basework; bending only the thickened portion of the patchwork blank; and bending a portion other than the thickened portion in a step different from bending of the thickened portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: KOBE STEEL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Sakamoto, Kenichi Watanabe, Dongyong Shi
  • Patent number: 12007712
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus in which, while image formation is prevented from being performed, scattered toner that has dropped from a filter and adhered to an outer peripheral surface of a developer carrying member is recovered by a cleaning unit through intermediation of an image bearing member. An absolute value of a perpendicular-magnetic-force gradient of a fixed magnet of the developer carrying member is 4.0 mT/° or less at a position where the fixed magnet faces a central portion of the filter in a rotation direction of a developing sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Junichi Nakagawa, Tamotsu Shimizu, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Kenichi Tamaki, Takuji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 12008075
    Abstract: A computer system trains a federated learning model. A federated learning model is distributed to a plurality of computing nodes, each having a set of local training data comprising labeled data samples. Statistical data is received from each computing node that indicates the node's count of data samples for each label, and is analyzed to identify one or more computing nodes having local training data in which a label category is underrepresented beyond a threshold value with respect to data samples. Additional data samples labeled with the underrepresented labels are provided, and the computing nodes perform training. Results of training are received and are processed to generate a trained global model. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and program product for training a federated learning model in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shoichiro Watanabe, Kenichi Takasaki, Mari Abe Fukuda, Sanehiro Furuichi, Yasutaka Nishimura
  • Patent number: 12005814
    Abstract: The power supply device 10 including: a power transmission unit 40 that is provided on the floor part F and that extends along a slide direction in which the seat S slides; and a power receiving unit 70 that is provided to the seat S and that receives power from the power transmission unit 40 in a contactless fashion. The power transmission unit 40 is provided so that the length dimension thereof in the slide direction is longer than the length dimension thereof in a direction that is orthogonal to the slide direction, and a part of the power receiving unit 70 that receives power from the power transmission unit 40 is positioned close to the power transmission unit 40 within an installation area of the power transmission unit 40 while the seat S slides and rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Yamamoto, Hidetoshi Ishida, Satoshi Yamamoto, Kenichi Sagara, Keizo Watanabe, Yutaka Kikuchi, Shu Sasaki, Fumihiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20240182483
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a compound useful as an active ingredient of a pharmaceutical composition for treating pancreatic cancer. [Means for resolution] The present inventors have studied about a compound that is useful as an active ingredient of a pharmaceutical composition for treating pancreatic cancer and have found that a quinazoline compound has an excellent degradation-inducing action on a G12D mutant KRAS protein and a G12D mutant KRAS inhibition activity and can be used as a therapeutic agent for pancreatic cancer, thus completing the present invention. The quinazoline compound or a salt thereof of the present invention can be used as a therapeutic agent for pancreatic cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Tomohiro YOSHINARI, Hiroki ISHIOKA, Eiji KAWAMINAMI, Hideyuki WATANABE, Kenichi KAWAGUCHI, Kazuyuki KURAMOTO, Tomoyoshi IMAIZUMI, Takahiro MORIKAWA, Hisao HAMAGUCHI, Sunao IMADA, Mitsuaki OKUMURA, Takeyuki NAGASHIMA, Kohei INAMURA
  • Publication number: 20240176262
    Abstract: The developing device includes a development container, a developer carrier, and a toner trapping mechanism. The development container includes a first conveyance chamber and a second conveyance chamber placed in parallel juxtaposition and communicated with each other at their longitudinal both end portions, and the development container contains a toner-containing developer to be fed to an image carrier. The toner trapping mechanism includes a duct, an air inlet port, a trapping filter, and a fan. The duct is connected to the second conveyance chamber, and allows air present in the second conveyance chamber to flow therethrough. The development container has an air vent opened in the first conveyance chamber and communicated with outside of the development container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tamotsu SHIMIZU, Kenichi TAMAKI, Hiroshi YAMAZAKI, Junichi NAKAGAWA, Takuji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20240176271
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus includes a developing part and a vibration generating part. The vibration generating part vibrates a filter provided in the developing part. The developing part includes a development container, a developer carrier, and a toner trapping mechanism. The development container includes a first conveyance chamber and a second conveyance chamber placed in parallel juxtaposition. The toner trapping mechanism has a duct, an air inlet port, an air exhaust port, and a filter. The air inlet port is opened along the longitudinal direction of the second conveyance chamber so as to allow air present in the second conveyance chamber to flow into the duct. The vibration generating part is placed outside the developing part so as to be opposed to the development container and positioned on a downstream side in a developer conveyance direction of the second conveyance chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tamotsu SHIMIZU, Hiroshi YAMAZAKI, Kenichi TAMAKI, Junichi NAKAGAWA, Takuji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20240176270
    Abstract: The developing device includes a development container, a developer carrier, and a toner trapping mechanism. The development container includes a first conveyance chamber and a second conveyance chamber placed in parallel juxtaposition and communicated with each other at their longitudinal both end portions, and the development container contains a toner-containing developer to be fed to an image carrier. The toner trapping mechanism includes a duct, an air inlet port, an air exhaust port, a filter, and a fan. The air inlet port is placed at a connecting portion between the duct and the second conveyance chamber, and opened along the longitudinal direction of the second conveyance chamber so as to allow air present in the second conveyance chamber to flow into the duct. The air exhaust port is placed downstream of the air inlet port as viewed in a developer conveyance direction of the second conveyance chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tamotsu SHIMIZU, Hiroshi YAMAZAKI, Kenichi TAMAKI, Junichi NAKAGAWA, Takuji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20240176289
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developer container and a developer carrying member. The developer carrying member includes a shaft, a sleeve that rotates while carrying toner on its outer circumferential face, and a magnet that extends along the axis of the developer carrying member. The developer container includes a duct, an intake port which opens above the developer carrying member and through which the inside of the developer container and the inside of the duct communicate with each other, and a first filter that covers the intake port. The edges of the first filter at one side and at the other side in the axial direction of the developer carrying member are both located within a range opposite the magnet as seen from the direction perpendicular to the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi TAMAKI, Tamotsu SHIMIZU, Hiroshi YAMAZAKI, Junichi NAKAGAWA, Takuji WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11987293
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a battery disposed in a lower central part of a vehicle body, a hollow side sill extending in a vehicle front-rear direction and disposed outside the battery in a vehicle width direction, and a reinforcing member configuring at least a part of a continuous tubular structure formed inside the side sill. The continuous tubular structure has a shape in which a plurality of octagons are continuously arranged as viewed from the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: KOBE STEEL, LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Tsubaki, Kenichi Watanabe, Kazuya Yasui, Masatoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20240159659
    Abstract: Efficient acquisition of information to adjust a cooking environment for providing a fried food with good taste is realized by determining the cooking environment in advance based on a state of edible oil. A determination device for determining a cooking environment of an edible oil, comprising: an imaging section configured to acquire an image in which the edible oil is captured; a first input section configured to input first information which is information on a fried food to be fed into the edible oil and cooked; a first identification section configured to analyze the image and identify a state of the edible oil; and a second identification section configured to identify the cooking environment in which the fried food is to be cooked based on the first information and the state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Kenya ITO, Takeshi SUZUKI, Masami INOUE, Ryohei WATANABE, Ayato TAKASAKI, Kenichi KAKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20240158885
    Abstract: To provide continuous annealing equipment, a continuous annealing method, a method of producing cold-rolled steel sheets and a method of producing coated or plated steel sheets which enable a quick response to fluctuations in material properties and enable minimization of fluctuations in mechanical properties of products. The continuous annealing equipment is continuous annealing equipment for steel sheets including, in this order, a heating zone (6) and a soaking zone (7), the soaking zone (7) including a first soaking zone (7A) and a second soaking zone (7B) provided after the first soaking zone (7A), the continuous annealing equipment including: a first induction heating device (9) provided between first soaking zone (7A) and a second soaking zone (7B); and a measuring device (10) configured to measure austenite fractions of the steel sheets at an exit of the second soaking zone (7B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi OSUKA, Maiko WATANABE, Shinsuke KOMINE, Hideyuki TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 11982868
    Abstract: A lens barrel and an imaging device which can be miniaturized, the lens barrel with a movable cylinder that moves along the optical axis with a change in focal length; first and second drive units in the movable cylinder; and first and second lens driven by the first and second drive units respectively to move along the optical axis relative to the movable cylinder. The movement amount of the first lens relative to the cylinder when the focal length is changed to a second focal length from a first state where the first lens is at a position closest to a subject with a first focal length is less than the movement amount of the first lens relative to the cylinder when the focal length is changed to the second focal length from a second state where the first lens is closer to an image plane than the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Gomibuchi, Makoto Horikoshi, Mizuki Wayu, Tsuneo Watanabe, Kenichi Kitano
  • Patent number: 11977350
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a cleaning unit, a development device, and a control unit. The development device includes a toner collection mechanism having a developer carrier and a filter. The control unit is capable of executing a scattered toner recovery mode at non-image forming time, in which the filter is vibrated, a potential difference is generated in the direction for the toner to move from the developer carrier to the image carrier, the developer carrier is rotated in a reverse direction to that at image forming time, and the image carrier is rotated in the same direction as that at the image forming time, so that scattered toner, which has dropped from the filter and adhered to the developer carrier, is recovered by the cleaning unit via the image carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Junichi Nakagawa, Tamotsu Shimizu, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Kenichi Tamaki, Takuji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11977351
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a development device, and a control unit that controls the development device. The development device includes a toner collection mechanism having a duct, a filter, and an exhaust fan. The duct is connected to a conveyance chamber of the development container and allows air in the conveyance chamber to flow through. The filter is disposed at a connecting part between the duct and the conveyance chamber, and collects toner flowing into the duct from the conveyance chamber. The exhaust fan makes the air in the conveyance chamber flow to the outside via the duct. The control unit changes rotational frequency or operation frequency of the exhaust fan based on current detected by a current detection unit at non-image forming time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Takuji Watanabe, Junichi Nakagawa, Kenichi Tamaki, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Tamotsu Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20240141314
    Abstract: The information processing device includes: a cultivation information acquisition unit configured to acquire cultivation information of a cell; and a recommended condition setting unit configured to set a recommended condition for detaching the cell from a to be-processed vessel in which the cell is cultured, the cultivation information including information about the to-be-processed vessel, the recommended condition being a condition for detaching the cell by applying vibration to the to-be-processed vessel, the recommended condition setting unit being configured to set the recommended condition based on the cultivation information, with use of information concerning an association relationship between information about a cultivation condition and information about a detachment condition, the information about the cultivation condition including information about a culture vessel, the information about the detachment condition including information about a condition for applying vibration to the culture vess
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: KENJIRO TAKEMURA, YUTA KURASHINA, CHIKAHIRO IMASHIRO, KAZUNORI NOGUCHI, MASASHI HIROSE, KATSUHISA YAMAZAKI, KEIICHIRO TSUBAKI, SUGURU WATANABE, AKIRA SUGIYAMA, KENICHI KAKU, RYUICHI OTSU, YUKARI NAKASHOJI, TAKAAKI FURUI, TATSUO FURUTA, HITOMI TOKUTAKE
  • Publication number: 20240141281
    Abstract: The information processing device includes: a cultivation information acquisition unit configured to acquire cultivation information of a cell; and a recommended condition generation unit configured to generate a recommended condition for detaching the cell from a to-be-processed vessel in which the cell is cultured, the cultivation information including information about the to-be-processed vessel, the recommended condition being a condition for detaching the cell by applying vibration to the to-be-processed vessel, the recommended condition generation unit being configured to generate the recommended condition based on the cultivation information, with use of a learned model, the learned model being learned with use of information about a cultivation condition and information about a detachment condition, the information about the cultivation condition including information about a culture vessel, the information about the detachment condition including information about a condition for applying vibration t
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: KENJIRO TAKEMURA, YUTA KURASHINA, CHIKAHIRO IMASHIRO, KAZUNORI NOGUCHI, KATSUHISA YAMAZAKI, MASASHI HIROSE, KEIICHIRO TSUBAKI, SUGURU WATANABE, AKIRA SUGIYAMA, KENICHI KAKU, TAKAAKI FURUI, TATSUO FURUTA, HITOMI TOKUTAKE, RYUICHI OTSU, YUKARI NAKASHOJI
  • Patent number: 11971676
    Abstract: A processor derives a plurality of unit density values which are each an average value of sensed densities for each of a plurality of unit areas sectioned for each unit length in a test toner image. The processor derives a weighted average of the plurality of unit density values to derive a test image density used for adjusting a control parameter in a printing portion. The unit length is a greatest common factor of two target lengths corresponding to perimeters of two types of target rotating members out of the plurality of rotating members. When a number of the plurality of unit areas is represented by n, n is a value obtained by subtracting 1 from an added value of a first constant and a second constant. The first constant and the second constant are values obtained by respectively dividing the two target lengths by the unit length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masaru Watanabe, Yasuaki Sakamoto, Ayato Morikami, Kenichi Hayashi, Hideyuki Ogasawara, Yukiko Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 11971339
    Abstract: A particle size distribution measurement device includes a cell holding body 31 that holds a measurement cell 2 containing a measurement sample and a dispersion medium and a reference cell 6 containing a reference sample and is rotated by a motor 322, and a cell discrimination mechanism 7 that discriminates the cells 2, 6 passing through a predetermined rotation position by using a magnetic force or electrostatic capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignees: Horiba, Ltd., Eppendorf Himac Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuji Yamaguchi, Hitoshi Watanabe, Hidetaka Osawa, Ken Asakura, Kenichi Nemoto
  • Patent number: 11967648
    Abstract: The impurity concentration in the oxide semiconductor film is reduced, and a highly reliability can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Masahiro Watanabe, Mitsuo Mashiyama, Kenichi Okazaki, Motoki Nakashima, Hideyuki Kishida