Patents by Inventor Kenta WATANABE

Kenta 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: 11951872
    Abstract: A battery provided in a vehicle and configured to supply electric power is cooled down by coolant the heat of which is exchanged with the heat of external air by a radiator. The radiator is provided near the battery and performs heat-exchange between the coolant and the external air taken in through introduction holes provided on a bottom face of the vehicle. Thus, even in a case where the radiator is provided in a vehicle floor portion so that the battery is upsized, it is possible to restrain a coolant pipe from being elongated. This accordingly makes it possible to improve mountability to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshio Watanabe, Keisuke Shibata, Kenta Miyahara
  • Publication number: 20240114564
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises a first communication unit, a second communication unit, and a control unit that, on a basis of predetermined information obtained from an external apparatus via the first communication unit, connects to the external apparatus via the second communication unit and generates operation information for operating the external apparatus on a basis of the predetermined information. The control unit, on a basis of an operation state of the external apparatus at a time when the external apparatus is connected via the second communication unit on a basis of the predetermined information, performs control to store the predetermined information and generate the operation information or generate the operation information without storing the predetermined information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventor: Kenta Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20240111951
    Abstract: In an approach for generating a user-specific personal corpus, a processor creates a basic corpus for a first user using a first set of data sources, wherein the basic corpus includes one or more basic words and one or more vectors of the one or more basic words. A processor extracts a set of text from a second set of data sources associated with the first user. Responsive to finding an unknown word included in the set of text extracted, a processor updates the basic corpus, wherein the basic corpus is updated by replacing a vector of the unknown word with an average vector of the one or more basic words in the basic corpus created and registering the unknown word in a first personal corpus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: KENTA WATANABE, Takahito Tashiro, Takashi Fukuda, TAIHEI MIYAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11945229
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a head configured to discharge a liquid, and a liquid container configured to contain the liquid to be supplied to the head. The liquid container includes an inlet from which the liquid is supplied to the liquid container, a first lid configured to cover and openably close the inlet, the first lid having a first fitting part fittable to a first key detachably attached to a refill bottle containing the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Takahashi, Takashi Watanabe, Takeyuki Kobayashi, Kazuyoshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11945560
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a navigation monitoring program that causes at least one computer to execute a process, the process includes acquiring direction information that indicates a direction of a vessel and position information that indicates a position of the vessel; and predicting whether or not the vessel navigates along a course by inputting the acquired direction information and the acquired position information to a prediction model generated by machine learning by using direction information and position information for each of a plurality of vessels that has navigated in the past and a correct answer label that indicates whether or not each of the plurality of vessels navigates along a course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Isamu Watanabe, Shinji Ito, Hiraku Fujimoto, Ryusei Ikeda, Kenta Usui
  • Patent number: 11929525
    Abstract: A coolant flow field of a fuel cell stack includes a power-generation-portion-cooling flow path including a portion overlapping a power generation section of a membrane electrode assembly, a bypass flow path provided on outer peripheries of separators, a main supply flow path extending from a coolant supply passage through the bypass flow path and communicating with the power-generation-portion-cooling flow path, and a bubble release flow path extending from an upper portion of the coolant supply passage in the gravity direction toward the bypass flow path and communicating with the bypass flow path, wherein the bubble release flow path extends upward in the gravity direction above the coolant supply passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinobu Mito, Yoshio Kajita, Kenta Watanabe, Shuhei Goto
  • Publication number: 20240068796
    Abstract: Provided is a sensor unit including a first sensor portion that detects deformation of a measuring target object and a second sensor portion that detects deformation of the measuring target object, in which in a state in which the first sensor portion and the second sensor portion are attached to the measuring target object, the first sensor portion and the second sensor portion are fixed to the measuring target object such that the measuring target object is disposed between the first sensor portion and the second sensor portion in a first direction, and a physical property value of the first sensor portion and a physical property value of the second sensor portion are changed according to first deformation of the measuring target object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Takehiko IIZUKA, Nobuyuki NOZAWA, Tomoshige FURUHI, Koji KAWANO, Takashi WATANABE, Jun MAKINO, Kenta AGO
  • Patent number: 11917705
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first wireless communication unit that performs wireless communication with a plurality of communication apparatuses simultaneously, a second wireless communication unit that performs wireless communication with one of the plurality of communication apparatuses selectively, a control unit that controls establishment of a wireless connection with one of the plurality of communication apparatuses via the second wireless communication unit based on information shared via the first wireless communication unit, and a transmission unit that transmits, in a case a request to establish a wireless connection via the second wireless communication unit is received from one of the plurality of communication apparatuses, a notification indicating that a connection via the second wireless communication unit is not allowed to a communication apparatus that has a wireless connection to the information processing apparatus via the first wireless communication unit, and is not a t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenta Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20240055474
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor layer; cell trenches formed in the semiconductor layer; an insulating layer on the semiconductor layer; electrodes, each embedded in corresponding one of the cell trenches via the insulating layer; and one or more outer peripheral trenches formed in the semiconductor layer, wherein the cell trenches include: first set of cell trenches extending in first direction and arranged at first pitch in second direction; and second set of cell trenches extending in the second direction and arranged at second pitch in the first direction, wherein the semiconductor layer includes first and second cell regions where the first and second sets of cell trenches are arranged respectively, and the one or more peripheral trenches surround the first and second cell regions in a plan view, and wherein inter-cell distance between the first and second cell regions is smaller than both the first and second pitches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro SAITO, Kenta WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20240047213
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: injecting an inert element or an electron beam into a GaN-based semiconductor substrate; implanting magnesium into the GaN-based semiconductor substrate; and performing a heat treatment after the injecting and the implanting. A first implantation range of inert element or electron beam and a second implantation range of magnesium overlap with each other. A reference depth Dref (nm) calculated using a formula of Dref=D1+140 and a deepest injection depth D1 (nm) in the injecting is deeper than a deepest implantation depth D2 (nm) in the implanting. After the heat treatment, a concentration of magnesium decreases toward a deeper side at a predetermined decrease rate at a position of the reference depth Dref. The predetermined decrease rate is smaller than a decrease rate at which a concentration of magnesium becomes 1/10 per depth of 300 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Takashi OKAWA, Kenta WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11894579
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode, a positive electrode current collector, a negative electrode current collector, a positive electrode terminal, a negative electrode terminal, and an insulating plate. The positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal each have a main side surface and a sub side surface having an area smaller than that of the main side surface. The positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal are arranged so that the main side surface of the positive electrode terminal and the main side surface of the negative electrode terminal face each other. The insulating plate is arranged between the main side surface of the positive electrode terminal and the main side surface of the negative electrode terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Sasaki, Taro Matsushita, Kenta Watanabe, Shotaro Ishikawa, Koichiro Kishi
  • Patent number: 11894570
    Abstract: A load applicator includes an elastic mechanism, a first member configured to move in accordance with contraction of power storage cells, a second member provided on a side opposite to the first member across the elastic mechanism, and a switching device. The elastic mechanism has a first form in which a first restraint load is applied to the power storage module when the power storage module expands by a first dimension, and a second form in which a second restraint load larger than the first restraint load is applied to the power storage module when the power storage module expands by the first dimension. The switching device performs an operation to switch from the first form to the second form in a case where a restraint load smaller than the first restraint load is applied to the power storage module when the power storage module expands by the first dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shotaro Ishikawa, Tatsuhiko Sasaki, Koichiro Kishi, Kenta Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11882639
    Abstract: An illumination control system includes an illumination device including light sources, and an illumination control device which is capable of individually controlling light emission of the light sources and includes: a measurer which obtains space information regarding a space in which the illumination device is to be installed and position information indicating a position at which the illumination device is to be installed inside the space; an information transmitter which transmits control information to the illumination device; and an information processor which optimizes control information for controlling a lighting mode of each of the light sources, according to an installation condition of the illumination device indicated in the space information and the position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Watanabe, Yoshihiko Ishida, Hisao Kataoka, Hiroshi Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20240014529
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a single positive electrode terminal formed in a flat plate shape, a single negative electrode terminal formed in a flat plate shape, a holder holding the single positive and negative electrode terminals, and a laminate exterior body. The single positive and negative electrode terminals each have a single protruding portion protruding from the laminate exterior body in one direction. An insulating plate is arranged between main side surfaces of the single protruding portions of the terminals. On one side of the insulating plate in a facing direction, only the single protruding portion of the positive terminal protrudes from the laminate exterior body, and on the other side of the insulating plate in the facing direction, only the single protruding portion of the negative terminal protrudes from the laminate exterior body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko SASAKI, Taro MATSUSHITA, Kenta WATANABE, Shotaro ISHIKAWA, Koichiro KISHI
  • Patent number: 11834791
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a paper barrier base material includes a step of applying a water vapor barrier layer coating liquid that contains at least a water vapor barrier resin and a pigment onto a paper base material by a curtain coating method to form a water vapor barrier layer, and a step of applying a gas barrier layer coating liquid that contains at least one polymer selected from water-soluble polymers and water-dispersible polymers onto the water vapor barrier layer by a curtain coating method without a drying step interposed between the two steps to form a gas barrier layer. The gas barrier layer coating liquid has a B-type viscosity equal to or higher than a B-type viscosity of the water vapor barrier layer coating liquid. The method is intended to suppress the occurrence of coating unevenness in wet-on-wet coating by a curtain coating method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignees: NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., JUJO THERMAL OY
    Inventors: Kenta Watanabe, Yuri Oishi, Satoshi Tsuda, Masashi Okamoto, Hiroshi Koyamoto
  • Patent number: 11829573
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for graphical user interface element accessibility is disclosed. The computer-implemented method includes generating a graphical user interface element rendered on a web page as a virtual button displayed on a display screen of a device. The virtual button is not rendered on the webpage and includes an invocable function mapped to the graphical user interface element. The computer-implemented method further includes moving the virtual button along a periphery of the display screen of the device. A rate at which the virtual button moves along the periphery of the display screen of the device is dynamically modified based on a detected identity of a user of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Asako Ono, Tohru Hasegawa, Hiroaki Uetsuki, Shunsuke Ishikawa, Kenta Watanabe, Yasuyuki Tominaga, Issei Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20230374669
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a wet etching method including pretreating a metal-containing film on a substrate with a surface modification liquid and etching the metal-containing film with an etching liquid, wherein the etching liquid is a solution containing: a ?-diketone with a trifluoromethyl group bonded to a carbonyl group; and an organic solvent, wherein the metal-containing film contains a metal element capable of forming a complex with the ?-diketone, wherein the surface modification liquid contains an acidic substance against the metal element, and wherein the wet etching method is carried out through: a first step of bringing the surface modification liquid into contact with the metal-containing film, thereby forming an oxide layer of the metal element at a surface of the metal-containing film; and a second step of bringing the etching liquid into contact with the metal-containing film on which the oxide layer has been formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Kazuki YOSHIURA, Takuya OKADA, Kenta WATANABE, Soichi KUMON, Yosuke NAKAMURA, Takahisa TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20230369988
    Abstract: A modular multilevel power converter includes: a capacitor voltage adjuster that calculates an active current component command to make an average voltage of capacitors match a command value; an active power detector that receives an AC current signal and an AC voltage signal and calculates an active power; an active power adjuster that calculates a DC current command value to make the active power match a command value; a first active power command suppressor that suppresses an absolute value of an active power command value; and a second active power command suppressor that adjusts an absolute value of an active power command value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Akira BANDO, Takahiko KIKUI, Kenta WATANABE, Tomomichi ITO, Yasuhiro KIYOFUJI, Masakazu ISHIKAWA, Yosuke NAKAIDE
  • Publication number: 20230343997
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lithium-based solid electrolyte excellent in ion conductivity, an inorganic solid electrolyte, a production method for a lithium-based solid electrolyte, a modified positive electrode active material, a modified negative electrode active material, an all-solid state secondary battery, an electrode sheet for an all-solid state secondary battery, a solid electrolyte sheet, and an electrode for an all-solid state secondary battery. The lithium-based solid electrolyte according to the present invention contains lithium tetraborate in a noncrystalline state, water, and a lithium salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicants: FUJIFILM Corporation, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yosuke SHIRATORI, Yukihiro OKUNO, Shintaro YASUI, Kengo SAITO, Kenta WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20230266817
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for identifying a section of a first display corresponding to a user’s initial gaze, identifying a string of text within the identified section of the first display, detecting a shift in the user’s gaze from the identified section on the first display to an area on a second display, calculating coordinates corresponding to the area on the second display, identifying an input field in the second display closest to the calculated coordinates, and inputting the identified string of text within the input field in the second display. The method may further include determining whether content currently exists within the input field and subsequently removing the existing content from the input field, and replacing said existing content with the identified text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: KENTA WATANABE, HIROAKI UETSUKI, MASAHITO SUGITA, TAIHEI MIYAMOTO