Patents by Inventor Kentaro Watanabe

Kentaro 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: 20210108081
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition comprising 80 to 99.9 parts by mass of a thermoplastic resin (I), and 0.1 to 20 parts by mass of a silicone-acryl core-shell resin (II), a total mass of the thermoplastic resin (I) and the silicone-acryl core-shell resin (II) being 100 parts by mass, wherein a core particle of the silicone-acryl core-shell resin (II) is composed of an organopolysiloxane (A), and a shell layer of the silicone-acryl core-shell resin (II) is composed of a poly (meth) acrylate ester (B), a mass ratio of the organopolysiloxane (A) to the poly (meth) acrylate ester (B) is in a range of 40:60 to 90:10, and a length (?) of the part of a circumference occupied by the poly (meth) acrylate ester in the silicone-acryl core-shell resin (II) accounts for at least 90% of a whole circumferential length (?) of the silicone-acryl core-shell resin (II).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Nissin Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kentaro WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10967382
    Abstract: A vertical roller mill includes a housing, a chute that supplies materials to be grinded to a center portion of the housing, a grinder that is provided below the chute and grinds the materials to be grinded, an exhaust pipe that is provided above the grinder, a transport mechanism that forms an air flow for transporting, to the exhaust pipe, grinded materials grinded by the grinder, and a flow-constricting flow path provided between the grinder and the exhaust pipe and narrows a flow path area for the air flow, in which the flow-constricting flow path is formed between a first flow-constricting ring provided in the center portion of the housing and a second flow-constricting ring provided to protrude from the housing toward the center portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Nariai, Emi Ohno, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Takahiro Kozaki, Akira Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10968287
    Abstract: A method for producing a hydrogenated conjugated diene polymer latex includes: a hydrogenation step of dissolving or dispersing a hydrogenation catalyst containing a platinum group element in a latex of a conjugated diene polymer to hydrogenate a carbon-carbon unsaturated bond in the polymer; an insoluble complex formation step of complexing the platinum group element with a complexing agent to form an insoluble complex; and an insoluble complex removing step of continuously feeding the latex which has undergone the insoluble complex formation step to a centrifuge machine and continuously performing a centrifugation operation to continuously remove the insoluble complex from the latex and continuously discharge the insoluble complex out of the centrifuge machine. In the insoluble complex removal step the feed rate of the latex to the centrifuge machine is adjusted to 0.5 to 15 m3/hour, and the centrifugal force in the centrifugation operation is adjusted to 200 to 10,000 G.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro Ono, Chikara Katano, Yasuaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210087442
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a thermally conductive moisture-curable resin composition which develops excellent thermal conductivity and peelability after curing. The thermally conductive moisture-curable resin composition contains the following components (A) to (C): component (A): an organic polymer containing two or more hydrolyzable silyl groups; component (B): a thermally conductive filler; and component (C): a silicone compound having a polar group and/or a polar chain at a terminal or a side chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: Kentaro WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20210090926
    Abstract: A processing method of a workpiece in which the workpiece with a plate shape is processed by using a vacuum chamber is provided. In the processing method of a workpiece, a negative pressure is caused to act on a holding surface from a suction path, and suction holding of the workpiece is executed by a chuck table. Then, the gas pressure in the vacuum chamber is reduced to at least 50 Pa and at most 5000 Pa. Then, while the suction holding of the workpiece is executed, an inert gas in a plasma state is supplied to the workpiece, and voltages are applied to electrodes disposed in the chuck table to execute electrostatic adhesion of the workpiece by the chuck table. Then, a processing gas in a plasma state is supplied, and dry etching of the workpiece is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshio WATANABE, Hiroyuki TAKAHASHI, Kentaro WADA
  • Patent number: 10955037
    Abstract: A torque converter includes first and second dampers disposed in a torque transmission path during lockup, and a dynamic damper attached to the torque transmission path between the first and second dampers. The dynamic damper includes an inertial rotating body having a weight member mounted on an outer peripheral part of an inertia plate sandwiched between a pair of retaining plates, and an elastic member provided between the inertia plate and the retaining plates. A claw part is provided on one of the retaining plates disposed on a side opposite to the clutch constituent member with respect to the inertia plate. The first damper spring is sandwiched between the claw part and the clutch constituent member, and an elongated hole is formed in the inertia plate, the elongated hole extending lengthwise in a peripheral direction of the inertia plate while the claw part is inserted through the elongated hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Yutaka Giken Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Watanabe, Ayako Shibazaki, Kazuto Nagaishi, Jun Komori
  • Publication number: 20210083471
    Abstract: In general, according to one embodiment, a protection circuit includes first and second power lines, first and second controllers, a first transistor, and a detector. The first controller includes a first resistor element, a capacitor, first, second, and third inverters. The second controller includes third transistor. One end of the third transistor is coupled to the second power line. The other end of the third transistor is coupled to each of the output end of the first inverter and the input end of the second inverter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventor: Kentaro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10950867
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an electrode which is used for a liquid flow-through device and in which liquid flow-through resistance is reduced and the utilization efficiency of the surface of carbon fiber is enhanced. Another object of the present invention is to provide a redox flow battery having excellent charge-discharge performance by use of the electrode which is used for the liquid flow-through device. The present invention provides an electrode to be used for a liquid flow-through device, the electrode including a plurality of sheets of carbon fiber nonwoven fabric each having irregularities on a surface of the sheet of carbon fiber nonwoven fabric being stacked or each having a through-hole on the carbon fiber sheet being stacked, and having inside of the electrode a plurality of gaps which is formed by recesses of the irregularities or the through-hole and is not opened in a thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kajiwara, Masamichi Utsunomiya, Fumitaka Watanabe, Yasuaki Tanimura
  • Publication number: 20210074570
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck device includes: a mounting table provided with amounting surface on which a plate-shaped sample is mounted; an annular focus ring; and a cooling element for cooling the focus ring, in which the mounting table has a holding portion provided to surround the mounting surface, and the holding portion includes an annular groove surrounding the mounting surface, and a through-hole that is open on a bottom surface of the groove, wherein a tubular insulator has been inserted into the through-hole, the holding portion has upper surfaces, which are located on both sides of the groove in a width direction, as holding surfaces that are in contact with the focus ring and hold the focus ring, wherein the holding surface satisfies the following conditions (i) to (iii); (i) surface roughness is 0.05 ?m or less, (ii) a flatness is 20 ?m or less, and (iii) the holding surface does not have a recess having a depth of 1.0 ?m or more and extending in a direction intersecting the holding surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Hironori KUGIMOTO, Masaki OZAKI, Takeshi WATANABE, Kentaro TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10943857
    Abstract: A substrate for semiconductor elements includes a terminal part including a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and side surfaces joining the first surface and the second surface, and a resin part covering the side surfaces and exposing the first surface of the terminal part. The resin part has a multi-layer structure including a first resin and a second resin, and the first resin is provided in contact with the side surfaces of the terminal part. The first resin and the second resin include a filler, and an amount of the filler included in the first resin is smaller than an amount of the filler included in the second resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kaneko, Harunobu Sato, Tsukasa Nakanishi, Junichi Nakamura, Koji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210066737
    Abstract: A redox flow battery which includes a battery cell to which a positive-electrode electrolyte and a negative-electrode electrolyte are supplied; a plurality of positive-electrode electrolyte tanks that store the positive-electrode electrolyte; a plurality of negative-electrode electrolyte tanks that store the negative-electrode electrolyte; a positive-electrode electrolyte tank switching device that switches a positive-electrode electrolyte tank among the plurality of positive electrolyte tanks; a negative-electrode electrolyte tank switching device that switches a negative-electrode electrolyte tank among the plurality of negative-electrode electrolyte tanks; a polarity switching unit that switches the polarity of the electrodes of the battery cells; and a controller for controlling switching the polarity of the electrodes, switching of the plurality of positive-electrode electrolyte tanks and switching of the plurality of negative-electrode electrolyte tanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: SHOWA DENO K.K.
    Inventor: Kentaro WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10921466
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus includes a first detection pixel including a first switch element, a second detection pixel including a second switch element and having sensitivity which is different from that of the first detection pixel, a first signal line, a second signal line, a reading circuit which performs a first operation of reading first and second signals which appear in the first and second signal lines in a state in which the first and second switch elements are in a non-conductive state while the radiation imaging apparatus is irradiated with a radial ray and a second operation of reading third and fourth signals which appear in the first and second signal lines when the first and second switch elements are brought into a conductive state, and an information processing circuit which performs a process of generating information based on the first to fourth signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryosuke Miura, Minoru Watanabe, Keigo Yokoyama, Masato Ofuji, Kentaro Fujiyoshi, Jun Kawanabe, Sho Sato, Kazuya Furumoto
  • Patent number: 10914849
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus includes a pixel portion in which a plurality of pixels, each pixel including a conversion element configured to convert radiation into charge, are arranged in a matrix, a driving circuit configured to drive a plurality of driving lines and a processing unit configured to process a signal from the pixel portion. The driving circuit performs a reset operation in which the conversion elements of the plurality of pixels are repetitively reset. The pixel portion includes rows in which the pixels have been divided into a plurality of groups. The conversion elements of the plurality of groups are reset at different timings in the reset operation, and the processing unit corrects, by using a signal of a pixel of another group, a signal of a pixel of a group with data deficiency caused by the reset operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Ofuji, Minoru Watanabe, Kentaro Fujiyoshi, Sho Sato
  • Publication number: 20210028022
    Abstract: There is provided a processing method of a wafer. The processing method includes a frame unit preparation step of fixing the wafer in an opening of an annular frame by an adhesion tape to prepare a frame unit and a frame unit holding step of attracting and holding the wafer of the frame unit by an chuck table in an etching chamber with the intermediary of the adhesion tape. The processing method includes also a shielding step of covering the annular frame and (or) an annular region of the adhesion tape by a cover member to shield the annular frame and (or) the annular region from an external space and a dry etching step of supplying a gas to the etching chamber and executing dry etching for the wafer after execution of the frame unit holding step and the shielding step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TAKAHASHI, Kentaro WADA, Yoshio WATANABE, Susumu YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20210005505
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes: a stage for performing at least one of heating and cooling on a substrate placed thereon and having a through-hole vertically penetrating the stage; a substrate support pin having an insertion portion inserted into the through-hole and configured so that the insertion portion protrudes from an upper surface of the stage through the through-hole; and a pin support member for supporting the substrate support pin. The substrate support pin has a flange portion located below a lower surface of the stage. The support member supports the substrate support pin by engagement with the flange portion. The through-hole is smaller than the flange portion. The substrate support pin includes a first member including the flange portion and a second member having the insertion portion. The first member has a sliding surface which slidably supports the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yuichiro WAGATSUMA, Kentaro ASAKURA, Tetsuya SAITOU, Masahisa WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20210005502
    Abstract: A stage on which a substrate is mounted, includes a stage body having an upper surface on which the substrate is mounted, a cover member configured to cover an outer edge portion of the upper surface of the stage body, and a positional deviation preventing member provided between the upper surface of the stage body and a lower surface of the cover member and configured to roll or slide. A body-side recess configured to accommodate the positional deviation preventing member is formed on the upper surface of the stage body. A cover-side recess configured to accommodate the positional deviation preventing member accommodated in the body-side recess is formed on the lower surface of the cover member. At least one of the body-side recess and the cover-side recess is formed in a bowl shape having an inclined surface extending along a radial direction of the stage body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yuichiro WAGATSUMA, Kentaro ASAKURA, Tetsuya SAITOU, Masahisa WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200393018
    Abstract: In a power transmission device, a dynamic damper is provided in a power transmission path having at least one damper disposed therein, and has an inertial rotating body that can rotate relative to a transmission rotating member forming part of the power transmission path, and a dynamic damper spring that can provide connection between the transmission rotating member and the inertial rotating body. A preset load is applied to the dynamic damper spring in a non-transmitting state of the power transmission path. The dynamic damper spring is supported on either one of the transmission rotating member and the inertial rotating body so as to apply the preset load to the dynamic damper spring in the non-transmitting state, and a gap is set in a rotational direction in the non-transmitting state between the dynamic damper spring and an other one of the transmission rotating member and the inertial rotating body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Kentaro WATANABE, Kazuto NAGAISHI, Makoto HIRUTA, Tatsuya MURAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20200371259
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus comprises at least one first detection element including a first conversion element configured to convert radiation into an electrical signal and a first switch configured to connect an output from the first conversion element to a first signal line, at least one second detection element including a second conversion element configured to convert radiation into an electrical signal and a second switch configured to connect an output from the second conversion element to a second signal line, a readout unit configured to read out signals appearing on the first signal line and the second signal line, and a signal processing circuit configured to process a signal read out from the readout unit. A sensitivity of the first conversion element for the radiation is set to be different from a sensitivity of the second conversion element for the radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Ryosuke Miura, Minoru Watanabe, Kentaro Fujiyoshi
  • Publication number: 20200348424
    Abstract: An imaging region including a plurality of detection elements each including a conversion element configured to convert radiation into an electric signal, a first signal line, and a signal processing circuit configured to process a signal output via the first signal line, wherein the plurality of detection elements include a first detection element and a second detection element which are connected to the first signal line, a sensitivity of the first detection element to radiation is set to be different from a sensitivity of the second detection element to radiation, and the signal processing circuit generates information related to irradiation of radiation to the imaging region based on signals from the first detection element and the second detection element which are connected to the first signal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Minoru Watanabe, Kentaro Fujiyoshi, Ryosuke Miura
  • Patent number: 10815717
    Abstract: A system and method for providing hands free operation of at least one vehicle door that include determining if a portable device is located within at least one local area polling zone of a vehicle. The system and method also include determining if the portable device is stationary for a predetermined period of time within the at least one local area polling zone of the vehicle. The system and method further include supplying an amount of power to a motor associated with the at least one vehicle door to open or close the at least one vehicle door if it is determined that the portable device is stationary for the predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wesley W. Kim, Brian K. Lickfelt, Douglas R. Reed, Emanuel Ulises Perez Zenteno, Tyler J. Rupp, Kentaro Yoshimura, Chyuan Y. Muh, Spencer A. Kennedy, Tomonori Watanabe