Patents by Inventor Kiyoshi Watanabe

Kiyoshi 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: 20210301422
    Abstract: A SiC composite substrate includes a SiC single crystal layer and at least one biaxially oriented SiC layer. The at least one biaxially oriented SiC layer is disposed on the SiC single crystal. In the biaxially oriented SiC layer, the SiC is oriented in both a c-axis direction and an a-axis direction. The biaxially oriented SiC layer has pores and has a density of defect reaching the surface of 1.0×101/cm2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Risa MIYAKAZE, Kiyoshi MATSUSHIMA, Jun YOSHIKAWA, Morimichi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20210269267
    Abstract: A supporting frame of a sheet feeding device includes a bottom plate, a first side plate fixed to the bottom plate, and a second side plate fixed to the bottom plate. The first side plate includes a supporting portion, a first bent and erected portion, and a second bent and erected portion. The supporting portion includes a swing center portion having a swing center of the first side plate when the first side plate is positionally adjusted relative to the second side plate. In a direction in which a bending edge line formed between the supporting portion and the first bent and erected portion extends, the swing center portion projects downward than a lower end portion of the first bent and erected portion and a lower end portion of the second bent and erected portion are and contacts the bottom plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Michiaki ENDO, Kiyoshi WATANABE, Kazuhisa OKUDA
  • Publication number: 20210274056
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a first image reading unit, a second image reading unit provided on a side opposite from the first image reading unit with respect to a sheet feeding passage, a first guiding member, a second guiding member, a first unit holding the first image reading unit and the second guiding member, and a second unit holding the second image reading unit and the first guiding member. One of the first unit and the second unit is movable relative to the other unit so as to open the sheet feeding passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyoshi WATANABE, Kazuhisa OKUDA, Michiaki ENDO
  • Publication number: 20210229941
    Abstract: A sheet transport device includes a processor configured to change lifting control for lifting sheets on a tray, which are to be floated up and handed over, from normal state control to small-quantity state control in a case where it is detected that the remaining number of sheets on the tray is small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi ARAKI, Shoichi MAEDA, Kiyoshi WATANABE, Yoshiyuki KITAZAWA
  • Patent number: 11047589
    Abstract: An air blowing device and an air blowing system reduces a region where a person cannot be recognized in a space provided with the air blower, and achieves control of the air blower in view of a person in a larger range in the space. The air blower includes: a first sensor configured to detect a position of a human in a first human detection range; a receiver configured to receive a detection result of a second sensor transmitted from a transmitter of a sensor-mounted device, the sensor-mounted device including the second sensor configured to detect a position of a human in a second human detection range; and a controller configured to perform air blowing control when the first sensor does not detect a human in the first human detection range and the second sensor detects a human in the second human detection range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Home Appliance Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sota Komae, Ayumi Saiki, Akira Shiga, Yosuke Kuge, Yoshitaka Akari, Kazuo Nyui, Takuya Furuhashi, Atsushi Shinno, Kiyoshi Watanabe, Masami Hagiwara
  • Publication number: 20210061596
    Abstract: A sheet accommodating apparatus includes a main body portion, a loading portion that is provided in the main body portion and supports a portion of a sheet loaded thereon from below, a lifting unit that lifts the loading portion, and a supporting portion that is connected to the main body portion and supports another portion of the sheet from below during a process in which the loading portion is lifted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki KIMURA, Kiyoshi WATANABE, Shoichi MAEDA, Masashi IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20210061592
    Abstract: A sheet container includes a housing, a stacking part provided in the housing so that recording sheets are stacked on the stacking part, a contact part to be brought into contact with edges of the recording sheets in a length direction on the stacking part in an attached state in which the contact part is attached into the housing, a connection member connected to the stacking part or the housing and having an extension part longer than the stacking part in the length direction, and a retreater that retreats the contact part in the attached state from the extension part with the connection member connected to the stacking part or the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi IKEDA, Masahito NIWA, Shoichi MAEDA, Kiyoshi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20210061594
    Abstract: A sheet accommodating apparatus includes a loading portion onto which a sheet is loaded, a lifting and lowering unit that lifts and lowers the loading portion, a raising portion that raises a sheet loading surface with respect to a lowermost lowering position of the loading portion and above which a portion of the sheet is loaded, and an extension portion that extends to a position outward of the loading portion from the raising portion side as seen in plan view and supports another portion of the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki KIMURA, Kiyoshi WATANABE, Shoichi MAEDA, Masashi IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20210043350
    Abstract: A movable-side magnet is provided to a movable portion in a vacuum chamber. A drive unit is provided outside the vacuum chamber, and drives the movable portion by exerting magnetic force on the movable-side magnet. The drive unit has a first magnet, a second magnet, and a moving mechanism (moving member). The first magnet exerts magnetic force of attracting the movable-side magnet. The second magnet is provided to be adjacent to the first magnet, and exerts magnetic force of repelling the movable-side magnet. The moving mechanism integrally moves the first magnet and the second magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaji FURUTA, Kei KODERA, Kiyoshi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200298793
    Abstract: Provided are a pretensioner, a retractor, and a seat belt device which can achieve both securing of the strength of a power transmission member in an initial driving stage and reduction of the sliding resistance against the power transmission member in a steady driving stage. The retractor 1 includes a spool 2 for winding up webbing for restraining an occupant and a pretensioner 3 for winding up the webbing in an emergency to remove slack. The pretensioner 3 includes a ring gear 31 connected to the spool 2 and a power transmission device 32 for transmitting power to the ring gear 31 in an emergency. The power transmission device 32 includes a rod-shaped power transmission member 32a which transmits power to the ring gear 31 while being plastically deformed. A tip end of the power transmission member 32a has an enlarged portion 32b formed thicker than other portions of the power transmission member 32a. The enlarged portion 32b is made of the same material as the power transmission member 32a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS JAPAN K.K.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi WATANABE, Tadayuki ASAKO
  • Patent number: 10745234
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a conveyance unit configured to convey a sheet, a creasing unit configured to form a first crease and a second crease different from the first crease on the sheet, and a detection unit configured to detect a direction of the first crease. When the second crease is to be formed after the formation of the first crease by the creasing unit, a direction of the second crease with respect to a widthwise direction of the sheet is controlled based on a detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Finetech Nisca Inc.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200161114
    Abstract: A connection determiner determines which one of a wired communicator and a wireless communicator an information processing apparatus is connected to. Mass spectrometry of a sample is performed by an analyzer based on an operating instruction given by the connected information processing apparatus. Mass profile data of the sample is acquired by a data acquirer based on a result of analysis by the analyzer. When the connection determiner determines that the information processing apparatus is connected to the wireless communicator, a data amount of the mass profile data acquired by the data acquirer is reduced by a data amount reducer. The mass profile data, the data amount of which has been reduced by the data amount reducer, is transmitted to the information processing apparatus through the wireless communicator by a transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kiyoshi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10518998
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus comprising: a scoring unit which scores a sheet; a folding unit which folds a sheet bundle including a plurality of sheets; a pressing unit which presses a folded part of the sheet bundle folded by the folding unit; and a controller which determines, based on information on the sheet bundle, whether the scoring unit scores the sheet included in the sheet bundle to be folded and whether the pressing unit presses the folded part of the sheet bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10167950
    Abstract: When engagement of a lockup clutch is initiated, coupling of the lockup clutch is initiated in a state where a working fluid amount is sufficiently ensured by setting a condition that an engine rotation speed is higher than or equal to a limit engine rotation speed. Thus, it is possible to prevent rapid engagement of the lockup clutch. Here, the limit engine rotation speed is appropriately determined on the basis of a line pressure, and it is possible to reduce a delay of coupling of the lockup clutch by ensuring the working fluid amount while preventing rapid engagement of the lockup clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Natori, Makoto Sawada, Kiyoshi Watanabe, Takeshi Torii, Toshiaki Hayashi, Masashi Takizawa
  • Publication number: 20180362274
    Abstract: There is provided a sheet processing apparatus including a conveyance unit configured to convey a sheet, a creasing unit configured to form a first crease and a second crease different from the first crease on the sheet, and a detection unit configured to detect a direction of the first crease. When a second crease is to be formed after the formation of the first crease by the creasing unit, a direction of the second crease with respect to a widthwise direction of the sheet is controlled based on a detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180100667
    Abstract: An air blowing device and an air blowing system reduces a region where a person cannot be recognized in a space provided with the air blower, and achieves control of the air blower in view of a person in a larger range in the space. The air blower includes: a first sensor configured to detect a position of a human in a first human detection range; a receiver configured to receive a detection result of a second sensor transmitted from a transmitter of a sensor-mounted device, the sensor-mounted device including the second sensor configured to detect a position of a human in a second human detection range; and a controller configured to perform air blowing control when the first sensor does not detect a human in the first human detection range and the second sensor detects a human in the second human detection range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Sota KOMAE, Ayumi SAIKI, Akira SHIGA, Yosuke KUGE, Yoshitaka AKARI, Kazuo NYUI, Takuya FURUHASHI, Atsushi SHINNO, Kiyoshi WATANABE, Masami HAGIWARA
  • Patent number: 9938101
    Abstract: A sheet transport device includes a transport path along which a sheet is transported in one direction; a sheet butting portion provided at one side of the transport path; a sheet rotating section; and a sheet butting section. When a short sheet is transported along the transport path, the sheet rotating section rotates the short sheet such that a leading end is directed to the other side of the transport path, and when a long sheet is transported, the sheet rotating section rotates the long sheet such that an angle of inclination with respect to the one direction is reduced. The sheet butting section moves the short sheet rotated by the sheet rotating section toward the one side to make the side edge of the short sheet butt against the sheet butting portion, while allowing the long sheet to pass therethrough without moving the long sheet toward the one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Watanabe, Yuta Chino, Junji Hagihara, Toshitaka Tanaka, Tatsuya Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9914605
    Abstract: If a damper or a magnetic catch is used to make a guide member self-holdable in an opened state, a force is required for holding the weight of the guide member in the opened state. This increases an operation force for closing the guide member and degrades the operability. In contrast, if a mechanical holding mechanism without using the damper is employed, the hold may be disengaged without intention of a user. A sheet conveyance device includes an upper conveyance guide for guiding a conveyed sheet and a holding portion for holding the upper conveyance guide in an opened position with respect to a lower conveyance guide opposed thereto, wherein the upper conveyance guide includes an operation portion for disengaging engagement between the upper conveyance guide and the holding portion, and the holding portion includes an operation portion for disengaging engagement between the upper conveyance guide and the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180056538
    Abstract: A scoring apparatus includes a scoring portion having a first plate member and a pair of second plate members arranged to sandwich the first plate member therebetween. The apparatus is configured to form a score on a sheet by making an end portion of the first plate member and end portions of the pair of second plate members engage with the concave portion. The end portion of the first plate member is positioned closer to the concave portion than the end portions of the pair of second plate members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180043859
    Abstract: A pretensioner includes a driving wheel and a power transmission unit. A spool is disposed to be rotatable in the driving wheel. The spool winds a webbing which restrains an occupant. The power transmission unit transmits power to the driving wheel during an emergency. The power transmission unit includes a resin-made long body, a pipe and a gas generator. The resin-made long body rotates the driving wheel. The pipe contains the resin-made long body. The gas generator supplies an operation gas into the pipe. The resin-made long body discharged from the pipe is configured to rotate the driving wheel while the resin-made long body is wound around the driving wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: TAKATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu Yoshioka, Kiyoshi Watanabe, Hayato Usui