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).

  • Publication number: 20210002443
    Abstract: There is disclosed a rubber sponge having a foamed part comprising a vulcanized synthetic rubber, wherein a average cell diameter in the foamed part is 10 to 350 ?m, and a standard deviation of the cell diameters in the foamed part is 10 to 150 ?m. The content of the synthetic rubber may be 20 to 80% by mass based on a mass of the rubber sponge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Kenta WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200401010
    Abstract: A gaschromic light-modulation element according to the present invention includes a light-modulation substrate having a light-modulation portion on one principal surface of a first transparent substrate; and a second transparent substrate which is arranged so as to face the light-modulation part of the light-modulation substrate. The light-modulation portion includes a light-modulation layer, the light transmittance of which is reversibly changed by hydrogenation and dehydrogenation. At least one of the first transparent substrate and the second transparent substrate is flexible. A plurality of dot-shaped spacers are arranged between the light-modulation part and the second transparent substrate. It is preferable that the number density of the spacers is 70 to 15000 pieces/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Watanabe, Hiroyuki Takemoto, Akiko Sugino
  • Patent number: 10787083
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an electric motor, a storage battery which supplies power to the electric motor, and a power line which configures a power transmission path between the electric motor and the storage battery. The power line is arranged to extend in a front-rear direction of the vehicle along a bottom surface of the vehicle. A part of the power line is covered by a protection member from below with a gap between the power line and the bottom surface. A fixing point of the protection member to the bottom surface is positioned on a front side of the protection member and on an outer side of the protection member in a vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Isotani, Yuichiro Ueno, Kenta Watanabe, Hironobu Yamano, Naoki Shibata
  • Publication number: 20200301225
    Abstract: An electrochromic light adjusting member sequentially includes a transparent substrate, a light transmitting electrically conductive layer, and an electrochromic light adjusting layer. The light transmitting electrically conductive layer sequentially includes a first indium-based electrically conductive oxide layer, a metal layer, and a second indium-based electrically conductive oxide layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Yonezawa, Nozomi Fujino, Kenta Watanabe, Tomotake Nashiki
  • Publication number: 20200292903
    Abstract: Provided are an electrochromic light adjusting member excellent in terms of low resistance and flexibility, a light transmitting electrically conductive glass film to be used for the electrochromic light adjusting member, and an electrochromic light adjusting element including the electrochromic light adjusting member. The electrochromic light adjusting member includes in this order: a glass film; a light transmitting electrically conductive layer; and an electrochromic light adjusting layer, wherein the light transmitting electrically conductive layer includes a first indium-based electrically conductive oxide layer, a metal layer, and a second indium-based electrically conductive oxide layer in the stated order from a glass film side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Akiko SUGINO, Nozomi FUJINO, Kenta WATANABE, Takeshi MURASHIGE
  • Publication number: 20200293566
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a system, computer program product, and method for text mining, and dynamic facet and facet value management and application to a document collection. Two or more words from a first document collection are extracted, with the extracted words being associated with an applied annotation. At least one word is selected from the extracted words, designated as a facet, and a value is selectively added to the facet. An analysis of the added value is dynamically performed, and a dictionary with the annotation, facet, and values is constructed and the dictionary is applied to the document collection. A targeted list of documents is returned from the dictionary application to the document collection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Fukuda, Kenta Watanabe, Shunsuke Ishikawa, Takashi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20200272648
    Abstract: A system, computer program product, and method are provided to selectively index one or more subsets of documents or files. As data is extracted from a document or file, extracted text is organized into data portions and subject to evaluations. Meta characteristic data is leveraged to assess the extracted text. One or more subsets of the organized data portions are selectively identified and subject to enrichment processing, which creates and returns enriched and indexed subsets of the documents or files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Hasegawa, Hiroaki Uetsuki, Shunsuke Ishikawa, Issei Yoshida, Asako Ono, Yasuyuki Tominaga, Kenta Watanabe, Hiroaki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10740381
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a system, computer program product, and method for dynamic facet dictionary management. As one or more annotations are applied to a document collection, electronic text and associated facets are identified. Additional facets and facet values are identified and selectively applied to a knowledge base. A dictionary comprised of facets and associated facet values is constructed from the selective application. Application of the dictionary to the knowledge base identifies and returns a targeted document collection. Accordingly, facet mining and dictionary construction are dynamically applied to the knowledge base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Fukuda, Kenta Watanabe, Shunsuke Ishikawa, Takashi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10735639
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a plurality of installed application programs activates, when a first application program is executed for using data, a second application program used to obtain the data from an external apparatus. A process of connection to the external apparatus is executed by executing the second application program, and a data format and attribute information stored in the external apparatus are obtained from the external apparatus by executing the second application program. The attribute information on data stored in the external apparatus is displayed on a screen of the second application program such that a result of a determination as to whether the data is usable by the first application program is recognizable based on a format stored in the memory and a format obtained from the external apparatus by executing the second application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenta Watanabe, Kaori Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10698307
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion device is provided. The wavelength conversion device includes a light-transmissive substrate that includes an incidence surface and an emission surface opposite the incidence surface. The light-transmissive substrate is configured to receive, by the incidence surface, excitation light and emit, from the emission surface, the excitation light. A phosphor layer is configured to emit fluorescent light when excited by the excitation light emitted from the emission surface. The phosphor layer includes a first phosphor layer and a second phosphor layer. The first phosphor layer includes first phosphor particles. The second phosphor layer includes second phosphor particles configured to emit fluorescent light including a peak wavelength longer than a peak wavelength of fluorescent light emitted by the first phosphor particles. The first phosphor layer includes a refractive index different from a refractive index of the second phosphor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenta Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200143422
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for presenting content (e.g., advertisements) to vehicle occupants. An image of the occupants of the vehicle is obtained. The vehicle occupants, such as the driver, are then identified from the image. After obtaining the driving history of the driver, which includes any information that indicates a risk posed to the driver in not paying attention to the road, a risk degree of the driver getting into an accident from viewing content on the electronic billboard is assessed. A “watch ability” of the vehicle occupants to watch content is calculated, based, at least in part, on the driver's risk degree. If the value of the watch ability exceeds a threshold value, then the content preferences of the vehicle occupants are obtained which are used to determine the contents to be presented on the electronic billboard which are targeted to the vehicle occupants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Takuya Goto, Kenichi Takasaki, Junta Watanabe, Kenta Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10574950
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion device includes: a substrate; and a phosphor layer on the substrate. The phosphor layer includes: a base material; and a first phosphor and a second phosphor each of which emits fluorescent light when excited by excitation light. Where chromaticity coordinates of the fluorescent light emitted by the first phosphor and chromaticity coordinates of the fluorescent light emitted by the second phosphor are (x1, y1) and (x2, y2), respectively, ?0.02?x1?x2?0.02 and ?0.02?y1?y2?0.02 are satisfied. A peak wavelength of an excitation spectrum of the first phosphor is different from a peak wavelength of an excitation spectrum of the second phosphor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenta Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200026799
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a system, computer program product, and method for dynamic facet dictionary management. As one or more annotations are applied to a document collection, electronic text and associated facets are identified. Additional facets and facet values are identified and selectively applied to a knowledge base. A dictionary comprised of facets and associated facet values is constructed from the selective application. Application of the dictionary to the knowledge base identifies and returns a targeted document collection. Accordingly, facet mining and dictionary construction are dynamically applied to the knowledge base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Fukuda, Kenta Watanabe, Shunsuke Ishikawa, Takashi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20190322182
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an electric motor, a storage battery which supplies power to the electric motor, and a power line which configures a power transmission path between the electric motor and the storage battery. The power line is arranged to extend in a front-rear direction of the vehicle along a bottom surface of the vehicle. A part of the power line is covered by a protection member from below with a gap between the power line and the bottom surface. A fixing point of the protection member to the bottom surface is positioned on a front side of the protection member and on an outer side of the protection member in a vehicle width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji ISOTANI, Yuichiro UENO, Kenta WATANABE, Hironobu YAMANO, Naoki SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 10414121
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a hard coat film including a first layer in which a polymer of a polymerizable composition containing at least one polyfunctional polymerizable compound having two or more polymerizable groups in one molecule is detected as a main component and an organic solvent-soluble resin is not detected by composition analysis using a RAMAN spectroscopy; and a second layer adjacent to the first layer, in which an organic solvent-soluble resin and a polymer of a polymerizable composition containing at least one polyfunctional polymerizable compound having two or more polymerizable groups in one molecule are detected by the composition analysis, and a thickness is greater than 15 ?m. Further, the present invention relates to a polarizing plate, an image display device, and a method for producing the hard coat film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Nobutaka Iwahashi, Ryuji Saneto, Yuuichi Fukushige, Kenta Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190252666
    Abstract: An electric power storage device includes at least one electric power storage cell having a first end provided with a first electrode, and a second end provided with a second electrode; a first electrode bus bar that is disposed on a side of the first end and is connected to the first electrode; and a second electrode bus bar that is disposed on a side of the second end and is connected to the second electrode. The first electrode bus bar is provided with a connection line connected to the first electrode. The first electrode bus bar and the second electrode bus bar are joined to each other by ultrasonic joining. A joint portion between the first electrode bus bar and the second electrode bus bar is disposed at a position that is closer to the second end than to the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenta Watanabe, Nobuyoshi Fujiwara, Koichi Umeda
  • Publication number: 20190237736
    Abstract: A power storage device includes: an electrode cell including a first electrode and a second electrode; a first electrode bus bar connected to the first electrode; a second electrode bus bar connected to the second electrode; and a connection member connected to the first electrode bus bar and joined to the second electrode bus bar. The connection member includes a body portion connected to the first electrode bus bar and joined to the second electrode bus bar, and an extension piece provided so as to extend from the body portion. The extension piece is folded from the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenta Watanabe, Nobuyoshi Fujiwara, Koichi Umeda
  • Publication number: 20190187543
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion device is provided. The wavelength conversion device includes a light-transmissive substrate that includes an incidence surface and an emission surface opposite the incidence surface. The light-transmissive substrate is configured to receive, by the incidence surface, excitation light and emit, from the emission surface, the excitation light. A phosphor layer is configured to emit fluorescent light when excited by the excitation light emitted from the emission surface. The phosphor layer includes a first phosphor layer and a second phosphor layer. The first phosphor layer includes first phosphor particles. The second phosphor layer includes second phosphor particles configured to emit fluorescent light including a peak wavelength longer than a peak wavelength of fluorescent light emitted by the first phosphor particles. The first phosphor layer includes a refractive index different from a refractive index of the second phosphor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenta WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190146317
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion device is provided that includes: light-transmissive substrate that includes an incidence surface and an emission surface opposite the incidence surface, and emits, from the emission surface, laser light that enters the incidence surface; a phosphor layer that emits fluorescent light when excited by the laser light emitted from the emission surface; and a light diffuser layer between the emission surface and the phosphor layer. The light diffuser layer is, when viewed in a direction perpendicular to the emission surface, disposed only in a portion of a region in which the phosphor layer is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta WATANABE, Toshio MORI, Hiroshi ASANO, Yosuke HONDA, Ran ZHENG, Sachiko AZUMA
  • Publication number: 20190007596
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a plurality of installed application programs activates, when a first application program is executed for using data, a second application program used to obtain the data from an external apparatus. A process of connection to the external apparatus is executed by executing the second application program, and a data format and attribute information stored in the external apparatus are obtained from the external apparatus by executing the second application program. The attribute information on data stored in the external apparatus is displayed on a screen of the second application program such that a result of a determination as to whether the data is usable by the first application program is recognizable based on a format stored in the memory and a format obtained from the external apparatus by executing the second application program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Kenta Watanabe, Kaori Ikeda