Patents by Inventor Kenji Watanabe

Kenji 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: 20180040414
    Abstract: In an embodiments, a coil component 10 is constituted by a drum core 20, a ring core 30, and a resin base 70. A metal plate is embedded in the resin base 70, terminal electrodes 50A, 50B are exposed on a mounting surface side, and connecting parts 52A, 52B internally connected with the terminal electrodes 50A, 50B are pulled out from side surfaces 74A, 74B of the resin base 70. A coating 44 is laser-stripped from lead parts 46A, 46B at both ends of the winding wire 40 wound around a winding shaft 22 of the drum core 20. An end of the conductive wire 42, from which the coating 44 is stripped, is sandwiched by the connecting parts 52A, 52B and securing parts 54A, 54B, and joined together by laser irradiation, forming joining parts 56A, 56B which are separated from the coating end 45.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Takanori YOSHIZAWA, Kenji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180040452
    Abstract: An electron beam inspection device includes: a primary electron optical system that irradiates the surface of a sample with an electron beam; and a secondary electron optical system that gathers secondary electrons emitted from the sample and forms an image on the sensor surface of a detector. An electron image of the surface of the sample is obtained from a signal detected by the detector, and the sample is inspected. A cylindrical member that is formed with conductors stacked as an inner layer and an outer layer, and an insulator stacked as an intermediate layer is provided inside a lens tube into which the secondary electron optical system is incorporated. An electron orbital path is formed inside the cylindrical member, and the members constituting the secondary electron optical system are arranged outside the cylindrical member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Masahiro HATAKEYAMA, Ryo TAJIMA, Kenichi SUEMATSU, Kenji WATANABE, Yasushi TOMA, Kenji TERAO, Takeshi MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20180024648
    Abstract: An input device includes a plate-shaped substrate that receives an input operation, supports that elastically support the substrate, force sensor units that detect the force applied to the substrate, and an operation body disposed on the substrate. The force sensor units are disposed around the operation body and are spaced apart from each other in different directions with respect to the operation body when the substrate is viewed in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventor: Kenji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180009617
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a blocking member having a blocking surface with which a leading end of a sheet that is being conveyed comes into contact for obliquity correction. The blocking member is rotated by being pushed by the sheet against an urging force of a positioning unit that positions the blocking member to be in the standby position. The blocking member is rotatable to be in a sheet-passage-allowing orientation in which the sheet is allowed to pass. When a trailing end of the sheet that is being conveyed has passed the blocking member, the blocking member that is in the sheet-passage-allowing orientation rotates in a same direction as a sheet conveyance direction and is positioned to be in a standby position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Kenji Watanabe, Minoru Kawanishi, Motohiro Furusawa, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Shigeo Murayama
  • Publication number: 20180004149
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, a transfer member, a power source, a detection unit, and a fixing unit. The transfer member transfers a toner image to a transfer material from the image bearing member. The detection unit detects electric current flowing in the transfer member when the power source applies voltage to the transfer member. The fixing unit fixes a toner image to a transfer material by heat. The heat to the fixing unit is controlled where a subsequent. transfer material conveyance stops after the transfer material is discharged from the fixing unit, in a case where a second current value, detected when voltage is applied to the transfer member contacting the fixing unit and the transfer member, is greater than a first current value detected. when voltage is applied to the transfer member before the transfer material reaches the fixing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Masaru Ohno, Kenji Watanabe, Takao Kume, Marehiko Hirajima
  • Publication number: 20170349378
    Abstract: A belt transporting device includes a belt; first and second adjustment members provided at two respective ends of a tension roller in a belt width direction orthogonal to a direction of rotation of the belt, the first and second adjustment members each being movable by receiving a force from the belt; and a link member that interlocks the movement of the first adjustment member and the movement of the second adjustment member. If the belt is laterally shifted in the belt width direction, one of the first and second adjustment members moves by receiving a force from the belt while the other is moved by the link member such that the tension roller is tilted with respect to a driving roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Takeo Kawanami, Yoshihiro Ito, Kenji Watanabe, Daigo Yamauchi, Fumiya Sawashima, Osamu Sasaoka, Yoichiro Iizuka, Hiromi Fujinaka, Takugo Kasaishi
  • Patent number: 9819920
    Abstract: A head-up display device including a screen; a projector that projects a visual image to the screen using a projection lens; an image generator that generates a virtual image of the visual image to be visually recognized by a user from the visual image projected to the screen; and a processor that is programmed to: decide a position at which the virtual image is generated; and move the projection lens and the screen in a front-rear direction along an optical path, wherein the processor moves the projection lens and the screen along the optical path based on the position decided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Watanabe, Hiroyuki Miyake
  • Patent number: 9796550
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a blocking member having a blocking surface with which a leading end of a sheet that is being conveyed comes into contact for obliquity correction. The blocking member is rotated by being pushed by the sheet against an urging force of a positioning unit that positions the blocking member to be in the standby position. The blocking member is rotatable to be in a sheet-passage-allowing orientation in which the sheet is allowed to pass. When a trailing end of the sheet that is being conveyed has passed the blocking member, the blocking member that is in the sheet-passage-allowing orientation rotates in a same direction as a sheet conveyance direction and is positioned to be in a standby position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Watanabe, Minoru Kawanishi, Motohiro Furusawa, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Shigeo Murayama
  • Publication number: 20170302869
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel array including a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in rows and columns; a vertical signal line that is provided for each of the columns and transmits pixel signals; a column AD circuit that is provided for each of the columns and AD converts the pixel signals from the vertical signal line; a column-switching circuit that is interposed in the vertical signal line between the pixel array and the column AD circuit and switches connection between the vertical signal line and the column AD circuit; a controller that causes the column-switching circuit to switch the connection for every horizontal scan period; and a restoration circuit that restores ordering of the AD converted signals so as to correspond to ordering in which the vertical signal lines are arranged in the pixel array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Makoto IKUMA, Manabu TSUNODA, Kenji WATANABE, Kenichi HAGA, Masaru KATO
  • Publication number: 20170283885
    Abstract: Provided are gene signatures that are predictive of the sensitivity of a cancer or tumor to an MDM2i or an antagonist of the MDM2-p53 interaction. Differentially expressed genes in the provided gene signatures serve as biomarkers for determining and assessing the sensitivity of cancer and tumor samples to treatment or therapy with an MDM2i. Also provided are methods of determining MDM2i sensitivity of a test sample such as different cancer and tumor types and subtypes, based on the expression of genes in the MDM2i sensitive gene signatures in reference samples and the test sample even if all of the MDM2i sensitivities of the reference samples are unknown, and treating individuals with an MDM2i if their cancers are determined to be MDM2i-sensitive, based on the practice of the described methods. TP53 gene and p53 protein status can also be determined for the samples undergoing analysis for MDM2i sensitivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Ngai-chiu Archie TSE, Kenji NAKAMARU, Koichi TAZAKI, Kenji WATANABE, Takahiko SEKI
  • Patent number: 9771221
    Abstract: A belt transporting device includes a belt; first and second adjustment members provided at two respective ends of a tension roller in a belt width direction orthogonal to a direction of rotation of the belt, the first and second adjustment members each being movable by receiving a force from the belt; and a link member that interlocks the movement of the first adjustment member and the movement of the second adjustment member. If the belt is laterally shifted in the belt width direction, one of the first and second adjustment members moves by receiving a force from the belt while the other is moved by the link member such that the tension roller is tilted with respect to a driving roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeo Kawanami, Yoshihiro Ito, Kenji Watanabe, Daigo Yamauchi, Fumiya Sawashima, Osamu Sasaoka, Yoichiro Iizuka, Hiromi Fujinaka, Takugo Kasaishi
  • Patent number: 9769883
    Abstract: There is provided a placement position determining part that calculates a rising gradient of an output value of the infrared sensor every after passage of a first predetermined time and performs a placement position determining operation of determining that a placement position of a cooking vessel is improper when the rising gradient is smaller than a first threshold value, and the placement position determining part performs the placement position determining operation after a lapse of a second predetermined time from the start of heating, thereby accurately determining that the cooking vessel is improperly placed on a top plate and preventing overheating of the cooking vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Hashimoto, Kenji Watanabe, Shintaro Noguchi, Taizo Ogata
  • Patent number: 9760247
    Abstract: There is a demand for enhancement of operability when a change of combination of rollers of a chassis dynamometer and the dynamometer is set depending upon a vehicle type of a test vehicle. A status indicating function block that indicates an equipment construction is disposed in a main menu display area that is provided on a console. With this arrangement, a current test status can be recognized. Further, a vehicle type selection window calling function block is disposed in a mode setting function button group in the main menu display area. A vehicle type selection window called by the vehicle type selection window calling function block includes a roller selection section to select rollers corresponding to the test vehicle, a setting display section that indicates a current setting equipment construction, and a setting display section that indicates a setting equipment construction during change of the setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Watanabe, Yukimasa Maneki
  • Publication number: 20170224465
    Abstract: Provided is a treatment method and medical apparatus for preventing an object that becomes a causative agent causing pathogenesis of aspiration pneumonitis from invading a lung The treatment method includes a disposing step of disposing a first instrument, which allows the object that becomes a causative agent of aspiration pneumonitis to move from an esophagus to a stomach and suppresses movement of the object from the stomach to a larynx, in the esophagus and disposing a second instrument, which suppresses the object from invading the lung, in at least the larynx.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Kenichi HAZAMA, Yoshiyuki HARA, Junichi KOBAYASHI, Kenji WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9647612
    Abstract: A power amplifying apparatus includes an amplifier configured to amplify an input signal and supply a load with the amplified input signal, a current detecting circuit, disposed at an output stage of the amplifier, configured to detect a current of an output signal from the amplifier, a current feedback circuit configured to provide feedback of the detected current of a certain feedback amount, a voltage feedback circuit configured to provide feedback of a voltage of the output signal of a certain feedback amount, and an adjuster configured to adjust the input signal using the feedback current and the feedback voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9551670
    Abstract: A defect inspection apparatus including: a first illumination optical system which is configured to illuminate the inspection area on a sample surface from a normal line direction or a direction near thereof with respect to said sample surface; a second illumination optical system which is configured to illuminate said inspection area from a slant direction with respect to said sample surface; a detection optical system having a plurality of first detectors which are located, in front of, on the sides of, and behind said inspection area, respectively, with respect to the illumination direction of said second illumination optical system, and where the regular reflected light component, from said sample surface, by illumination light of said second illumination optical system, is not converged; and a signal processing system which is configured to inspect a defect, upon basis of signals obtained from said plurality of first detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: HITACHI, LTD., HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Ishimaru, Minori Noguchi, Ichiro Moriyama, Yoshikazu Tanabe, Yasuo Yatsugake, Yukio Kenbou, Kenji Watanabe, Hirofumi Tsuchiyama
  • Patent number: 9507288
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a photosensitive member configured to be rotated; scanning means for scanning, by light corresponding to image data, the photosensitive member that is charged, thereby forming an electrostatic latent image on the photosensitive member; and a contacting member in contact with the photosensitive member to form a nip portion. In a correction mode in which a shift of an image is corrected based on a detection result obtained by detecting, at the nip portion, an electrostatic latent image for correction formed on the photosensitive member by the scanning means, a width of the electrostatic latent image for correction is equal to or more than a width of the nip portion in a rotation direction of the photosensitive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kentaro Yamashita, Yasuo Yoda, Akinobu Hirayama, Takateru Ohkubo, Kenji Watanabe, Hiromitsu Kumada, Yoshiko Kubo, Hiroshi Hagiwara, Shuhei Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20160333419
    Abstract: Gene signatures that are predictive of the sensitivity of a cancer or tumor to an MDM2i or an antagonist of the MDM2-p53 interaction. Differentially expressed genes in the provided gene signatures serve as biomarkers assessing the sensitivity of cancer and tumor samples to treatment or therapy with an MDM2i. Also provided are methods of determining MDM2i sensitivity of different cancer and tumor types and subtypes, based on the expression of genes in the MDM2i sensitive gene signatures, and treating individuals with an MDM2i if their cancers are determined to be MDM2i-sensitive. TP53 gene and p53 protein status can be determined for the samples undergoing analysis for MDM2i sensitivity. Methods, platforms, kits, reagents, and compositions of the invention provide advantageous approaches and tools for personalized or individualized treatments of cancer patients whose cancers exhibit sensitivity to MDM2 inhibitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Ngai-chiu Archie TSE, Kenji NAKAMARU, Koichi TAZAKI, Kenji WATANABE, Takahiko SEKI
  • Publication number: 20160307726
    Abstract: An inspection device for inspecting a surface of an inspection object using a beam includes a beam generator capable of generating one of either charge particles or an electromagnetic wave as a beam, a primary optical system capable of guiding and irradiating the beam to the inspection object supported within a working chamber, a secondary optical system capable of including a first movable numerical aperture and a first detector which detects secondary charge particles generated from the inspection object, the secondary charge particles passing through the first movable numerical aperture, an image processing system capable of forming an image based on the secondary charge particles detected by the first detector; and a second detector arranged between the first movable numerical aperture and the first detector and which detects a location and shape at a cross over location of the secondary charge particles generated from the inspection object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Hatakeyama, Shoji Yoshikawa, Takeshi Murakami, Kenji Watanabe, Yoshihiko Naito, Yasushi Toma, Tsutomu Karimata, Takehide Hayashi, Kiwamu Tsukamoto, Tatsuya Kohama, Noboru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9455258
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate having a memory cell array region and a peripheral circuit region; a ferroelectric capacitor formed over the semiconductor substrate in the memory cell array region; and a dummy capacitor formed over the semiconductor substrate in the peripheral circuit region, with a layered structure same as that of the ferroelectric capacitor, with an area larger than that of the ferroelectric capacitor, and with a line width not larger than the width of the ferroelectric capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED
    Inventor: Kenji Watanabe