Patents by Inventor Koji Watanabe

Koji 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: 20190178382
    Abstract: A seal ring capable of performing a sealing function even in a state where the fluid pressure is low. The seal ring includes a seal ring main body 100 made of resin, and an auxiliary seal ring 200 made of rubbery elastic material disposed on an outer peripheral surface of the seal ring main body 100 at a position with the largest diameter. When the fluid pressure is not applied, the outer diameter of the auxiliary seal ring 200 is larger than the inner diameter of an inner peripheral surface of a shaft hole of the housing through which the shaft is inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: Koji WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10320265
    Abstract: A wiper motor has: a magnet disposed on the yoke and formed with at least four poles; an armature disposed on an inner side of the magnet; a speed reduction mechanism unit having an output shaft for transmitting the rotation of the armature shaft; a gear housing connected to the yoke; a gear housing cover covering an opening of the gear housing; a magnet attached to the output shaft of the speed reduction mechanism unit; an absolute position detecting sensor disposed so as to face the magnet; and a control board having the absolute position detecting sensor attached thereto, the control board being disposed between the gear housing and the gear housing cover, and configured to control the rotation of the armature shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroto Tanaka, Takeshi Kanai, Masaaki Kimura, Koji Tsuchiya, Hiroji Okabe, Toshiyuki Amagasa, Hachidai Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10306095
    Abstract: An image printing apparatus includes a control section configured to receive original image data, analyze the original image data to acquire address information included in the original image data, and generate a two-dimensional code corresponding to the acquired address information. A printer is then controlled to print the generated two-dimensional code and the original image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiro Mizutani, Hiroshi Watanabe, Toshihiro Ida, Kazuhiro Ogura, Takahiro Hagiwara, Kazuhiro Kamimura, Yusuke Hamada, Koji Endo, Yoshinori Sato, Sho Sakuma
  • Publication number: 20190157928
    Abstract: An electric motor includes a rotor and a stator. The rotor includes a rotor core and a plurality of permanent magnets fixed to an outer surface of the rotor core. The stator includes a stator core including a tooth part and a winding wound around the stator core. The electric motor satisfies an expression of 1<t2/t1?8 where t1 is a minimum distance from a center of a front end surface of the tooth part to one permanent magnet of the plurality of permanent magnets and t2 is a distance from an end of the tooth part to the one permanent magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Takanori WATANABE, Koji YABE
  • Publication number: 20190157688
    Abstract: Provided is a method with which it is possible to easily produce an electrode catalyst having excellent catalytic performance such as kinetically controlled current density. The method involves: a dispersion liquid preparation step of preparing a dispersion liquid by mixing (i) at least one type of solvent selected from the group consisting of sulfoxide compounds and amide compounds, (ii) a catalyst carrier powder constituted by a metal oxide, (iii) a platinum compound, (iv) a transition metal compound, and (v) an aromatic compound including a carboxyl group; and a loading step of heating the dispersion liquid to thereby load a platinum alloy of platinum and a transition metal on a surface of the catalyst carrier powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Yuichi SENOO, Koichi MIYAKE, Koji TANIGUCHI, Hiromu WATANABE, Naohiko ABE, Tatsuya ARAI
  • Patent number: 10297760
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent element comprising a substrate, a pair of electrodes including an anode and a cathode, disposed on the substrate, and at least one organic layer which is arranged between the electrodes and which includes a light emitting layer, wherein the organic layer contains a compound represented by general formula (1) in at least one layer. The organic electroluminescent element has a high luminous efficiency, excellent blue color purity, and little chromaticity change due to drive deterioration. (In the formula, the two Xs either both represent an O atom or both represent an S atom, and R1-R10 each independently represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent group).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: UDC IRELAND LIMITED
    Inventors: Tetsu Kitamura, Koji Takaku, Wataru Sotoyama, Yasunori Yonekuta, Toru Watanabe, Masaru Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10297671
    Abstract: A method is presented for forming a nanosheet structure having a uniform threshold voltage (Vt). The method includes forming a conductive barrier surrounding a nanosheet, forming a first work function conducting layer over the conductive barrier layer, and forming a conducting layer adjacent the first work function conducting layer, the conducting layer defining a first region and a second region. The method further includes forming a second work function conducting layer over the second region of the conducting layer to compensate for threshold voltage offset between the first and second regions of the conducting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ruqiang Bao, Hemanth Jagannathan, Paul C. Jamison, ChoongHyun Lee, Vijay Narayanan, Koji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190143447
    Abstract: A pulsed light generation apparatus includes a dispersing unit for dispersing pulsed light for respective wavelengths, a polarization dependent type spatial light modulator for modulating the dispersed pulsed light in respective wavelengths, and a combining unit for combining wavelength components of the pulsed light output from the spatial light modulator. A polarization plane of the pulsed light input to the spatial light modulator is inclined with respect to a polarization direction in which the spatial light modulator has a modulation function. The spatial light modulator causes a time difference between a first polarization component of the pulsed light along the polarization direction and a second polarization component of the pulsed light intersecting with the first polarization component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Haruyasu ITO, Koji TAKAHASHI, Koyo WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190149160
    Abstract: An atomic oscillator includes a light source unit including a light source and a first temperature control device controlling the light source to have a first temperature, an atom cell unit including an atom cell accommodating an alkali metal atom and that light emitted from the light source enters and a second temperature control device controlling the atom cell to have a second temperature different from the first temperature, and a container accommodating the light source unit and the atom cell unit and has a first surface and a second surface different from the first surface. The light source unit is mounted to the first surface, and an air gap is present between the light source unit and the second surface. The atom cell unit is mounted to the second surface, and an air gap is present between the atom cell unit and the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Yukihiro HASHI, Koji CHINDO, Yasunori ONISHI, Shunsuke WATANABE, Katsuhiko MAKI, Mutsuhiko OTA, Noriaki TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10286668
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head has an ejection port forming region which includes liquid ejection energy generating elements arranged on a substrate, liquid supply ports each running through the substrate and having an opening at a surface of the substrate, a liquid path formed on the surface as a space containing the liquid ejection energy generating elements and the liquid supply ports therein, and ejection ports corresponding to the respective liquid ejection energy generating elements. The liquid ejection head is manufactured by forming a liquid path forming layer on the substrate using a dry film resist, forming an ejection port forming layer on the liquid path forming layer, forming a liquid path in the liquid path forming layer and ejection ports in the ejection port forming layer. The substrate has dummy holes each having an opening at a surface of the substrate outside the ejection port forming region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiji Matsumoto, Jun Yamamuro, Kazuhiro Asai, Koji Sasaki, Kunihito Uohashi, Seiichiro Yaginuma, Ryotaro Murakami, Masahisa Watanabe, Tomohiko Nakano, Keiji Edamatsu, Haruka Nakada, Kenji Fujii
  • Publication number: 20190138134
    Abstract: To reduce disturbances in display of images due to static electricity without deteriorating optical properties in a display. The display includes a conductive pattern provided on the upper surface of the substrate, a protection layer provided on the upper surface of the substrate to cover the conductive pattern, and a conductive layer provided on the protection layer. The sheet resistance of the conductive pattern is not more than 8 ?/square. A ratio of the total sum of areas of portions of the plurality of sub-pixels that overlap the conductive pattern in a plan view to the total sum of the areas of the plurality of sub-pixels is 1 to 22%. A sheet resistance of the conductive layer is higher than the sheet resistance of the conductive pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Masanobu Ikeda, Koji Ishizaki, Hayato Kurasawa, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Toshimasa Ishigaki, Daisuke Sonoda, Tatsuya Ide
  • Publication number: 20190111616
    Abstract: Disclosed is a patterning method, whereby a photocured pattern can be formed easily in a short time without detaching the photocured pattern from a release layer. The method includes (i) supplying a liquid release material having a specific gravity d1 and a liquid patterning material that has a specific gravity d2 smaller than d1 and phase-separates from the release material to a patterning tray including a bottom portion to form a first liquid layer of the release material and form, on the first liquid layer, a second liquid layer of the patterning material, and thereby forming a liquid film of the patterning material in a vicinity of an interface of the second liquid layer with the first liquid layer; and (ii) irradiating light to the liquid film via the first liquid layer to photocure the liquid film and form a pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: Koji WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10252258
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method for separating and concentrating a target substance as an alternative to existing cationic polymers, and a kit for implementing this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO BOSEKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuho Ashizawa, Kenta Noda, Koji Watanabe, Yoko Teruuchi, Masaru Bunya
  • Patent number: 10256161
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor device includes forming a first channel region and a second channel region on a substrate, depositing a dielectric material layer on the first channel region and the second channel region, and depositing a barrier layer on the dielectric material layer on the first channel region and the second channel region. A metal layer is deposited on the barrier layer on the first channel region and the second channel region. A portion of the metal layer and the barrier layer on the first channel region and a portion of the metal layer on the second channel region are removed to expose the barrier layer on the second channel region. A layer of workfunction material is deposited on an exposed portion of the dielectric material layer on the first channel region and over the barrier layer on the second channel region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hemanth Jagannathan, Muthumanickam Sankarapandian, Koji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190084213
    Abstract: A resin sheet material 2 in a state of being stretched in a longitudinal direction is held by a stretching and bending mechanism 3, and heated and softened by a heating unit 5. The softened resin sheet material 2 is stretched by pulling the ends in the longitudinal direction and ends in a transverse direction of the resin sheet material by the stretching and bending mechanism 3. The stretched resin sheet material 2 is bent by the stretching and bending mechanism 3, and molded by vacuum forming by a resin molding unit 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Yasushi Arahata, Chiriki Watanabe, Koji Watanabe, Hisashi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20190088578
    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: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Kentaro KANEKO, Harunobu SATO, Tsukasa NAKANISHI, Junichi NAKAMURA, Koji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190078683
    Abstract: A controller of a toroidal continuously variable transmission comprises a position control unit which outputs a driving signal to a hydraulic actuator to control a roller position. The hydraulic actuator includes a biasing mechanism which forcibly keeps the roller position at a predetermined position in a case where the driving signal meets a predetermined condition. The position control unit is configured to perform a start-up control during start-up of the toroidal continuously variable transmission. During the start-up control, the position control unit is configured to output the driving signal to reciprocate a spool of the hydraulic actuator in a case where a temperature of hydraulic oil supplied to the hydraulic actuator is lower than a reference temperature, and output the driving signal which meets the predetermined condition in a case where the temperature of the hydraulic oil has become equal to or higher than the reference temperature thereafter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi NAKASHIMA, Tatsuhiko GOI, Koji WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10229975
    Abstract: A method includes forming an oxide layer on a silicon-germanium (SiGe) fin formed on a substrate. The first oxide layer comprises a mixture of a germanium oxide compound (GeOx) and a silicon oxide compound (SiOx). The first oxide layer is modified to create a Si-rich outer surface of the SiGe fin. A silicon nitride layer is deposited on the modified first oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hemanth Jagannathan, ChoongHyun Lee, Shogo Mochizuki, Koji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190074242
    Abstract: A lead frame includes a plate portion provided with a first surface and a second surface, the second surface being opposite to the first surface; a protruding portion integrally formed with the plate portion to be protruded from the first surface of the plate portion, wherein a surface of the lead frame includes a work affected layer existing region at which a work affected layer is formed, and a work affected layer non-existing region at which a work affected layer is not formed, wherein a front end surface of the protruding portion is the work affected layer existing region, wherein a region of the first surface at which the protruding portion is not formed is the work affected layer non-existing region, and wherein the second surface of the plate portion includes the work affected layer non-existing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Koji WATANABE, Kentaro KANEKO
  • Patent number: 10217839
    Abstract: Disclosed is a field effect transistor (FET) with a replacement metal gate (RMG) and a method of forming the FET. The RMG includes a conformal gate dielectric layer and a stack of gate conductor layers on the gate dielectric layer. The stack includes a conformal work function metal (WFM) layer and a conductive fill material (CFM) layer on the WFM layer. Within the stack, the top surface of the CFM layer is above the level of the top of an adjacent vertical portion of the WFM layer. A dielectric gate cap has a center portion and an edge portion. The center portion is above the top surface of the CFM layer and the edge portion is above the top of the adjacent vertical portion of the WFM layer and is further positioned laterally immediately adjacent to an upper portion of an outer sidewall of the CFM layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Chanro Park, Kisup Chung, Victor Chan, Koji Watanabe