Patents by Inventor Kosuke Watanabe

Kosuke 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: 20210162637
    Abstract: In the present invention, it is possible to reduce the occurrence of a local deformation in a plate material during solidification and shrinkage of an injection molding material. The composite material injection molding method includes an injection step of injecting an injection molding material containing reinforcing fibers onto one surface of a plate material; and a molding step of solidifying the injection molding material to mold a frame part so as to surround the outer periphery of the plate material and to mold a rib so as to define an inner peripheral-side space on the inner peripheral side of the frame part. In the injection step, the injection molding material is injected so that a weld part at which the injection molding material converges is formed in a region not overlapping the plate material of the frame part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Yasunori WATANABE, Ryota OZAKI, Masahiko SHIMIZU, Shoya MANO, Yusuke KAWAMURA, Ryoji OKABE, Kosuke IKEDA, Kiichi NISHIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11019278
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an image sensor. A body module of the image sensor acquires specification information of each module from the installed imaging module and lens module, generates shading correction information corresponding to the combination of the installed two modules based on the acquired specification information, and performs shading correction of a content corresponding to the generated shading correction information on image data from the imaging module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Watanabe, Yasuhito Uetsuji
  • Publication number: 20210151372
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the semiconductor device includes a first insulator including Si (silicon) and O (oxygen). The device further includes a first interconnect provided in the first insulator and including a metal element. The device further includes a second insulator provided on the first insulator and the first interconnect and including Si, C (carbon) and N (nitrogen), content of Si—H groups (H represents hydrogen) in the second insulator being 6.0% or less, content of Si—CH3 groups in the second insulator being 0.5% or less. The device further includes a second interconnect provided on the first interconnect in the second insulator and including the metal element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya OKUDA, Kei WATANABE, Kosuke HORIBE
  • Publication number: 20210139049
    Abstract: A driving assist device is mounted on a vehicle. The driving assist device includes a derivation unit that derives driving characteristics of a user who drives the vehicle, a determination unit that determines, based on the driving characteristics, whether a driving operation by the user corresponds to a driving operation that falls outside the driving characteristics, and an inhibition unit that performs, in a case where the determination unit determines that the driving operation by the user corresponds to a driving operation that falls outside the driving characteristics, control for inhibiting traveling based on the driving operation by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kosuke WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10995252
    Abstract: Provided is a vinyl alcohol polymer having good fluid loss reducing performance. The vinyl alcohol polymer is a saponified product of a copolymer of a vinyl ester monomer and a multifunctional monomer, and has a degree of saponification of 70 to 95 mol % and a viscosity-average degree of polymerization of 1000 to 10000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamashita, Kosuke Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10975257
    Abstract: Provided is an ink composition used for image formation by an ink jet method. The ink composition includes plate-like metal particles and an organic solvent having a boiling point of 150° C. or higher and a solubility parameter of 24 MPa1/2 or more. The maximum absorption wavelength of the ink composition in the wavelength range of 300 nm to 2,500 nm is located in the wavelength range of 800 nm to 2,500 nm. Also provided is an image forming method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoharu Kiyoto, Kosuke Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10979609
    Abstract: An image sensor capable of performing satisfactory distortion aberration correction on an imaging result regardless of a combination of a lens module and an imaging module being used is provided. A main body module of an image sensor acquires size information of an imaging element from a mounted imaging module, acquires distortion aberration characteristic information of an optical system from the mounted lens module, and performs distortion aberration correction using the acquired information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Motoshima, Kosuke Watanabe, Yasuhito Uetsuji
  • Patent number: 10897561
    Abstract: An image sensor capable of performing satisfactory distortion aberration correction on an imaging result, regardless of a combination of a lens module and an imaging module being used, is provided. A main body module of an image sensor acquires form information of each module from an imaging module and a lens module which are mounted thereon, acquires size information indicating a number of pixels and/or a pixel size of an imaging element within the imaging module and distortion aberration characteristic information indicating distortion aberration characteristics of an optical system within the lens module from a predetermined device on the basis of the acquired form information, and performs distortion aberration correction using the acquired information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Motoshima, Kosuke Watanabe, Yasuhito Uetsuji
  • Patent number: 10863107
    Abstract: The image sensor includes a body module, and a lens module and an imaging module installed in the body module. The body module includes: a correction part performing shading correction on image data outputted by the imaging module installed in the body module according to the set shading correction information; an acquisition part acquiring information related to a size of an imaging element in the imaging module installed in the body module and acquiring light amount ratio information representing a ratio of a light amount at least two positions on an imaging surface of the imaging element from the lens module installed in the body module; and a generation and setting part generating shading correction information based on the information acquired by the acquisition part and setting the shading correction information to the correction part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Watanabe, Yasuhito Uetsuji
  • Publication number: 20200377780
    Abstract: Provided is an additive for oil well cement, containing a vinyl alcohol polymer, the additive having good fluid loss reducing performance. The additive for oil well cement is a saponified product of a copolymer of a vinyl ester monomer and a multifunctional monomer, and has a degree of saponification of 70 to 95 mol % and a viscosity-average degree of polymerization of 1000 to 10000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Akihiro YAMASHITA, Kosuke WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10762363
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for providing road sign recognition for connected vehicles. In some embodiments, a method includes determining that a first set of first vehicles have assessed by that a content for a road sign is a first value. In some embodiments, the method includes determining that the content for the road sign is a second value assessed by a second set of second vehicles based, at least in part, on the first vehicles having a same make and model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Kosuke Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10742853
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an image sensor capable of performing a good shading correction on the imaging result regardless of the combination of the used lens module and imaging module. The body module of the image sensor obtains the format information of each module from the attached imaging module and lens module and performs on the image data from the imaging module the shading correction in accordance with the shading correction information associated with the combination of the obtained format information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Watanabe, Yasuhito Uetsuji
  • Publication number: 20200224076
    Abstract: Provided is a vinyl alcohol polymer having good fluid loss reducing performance. The vinyl alcohol polymer is a saponified product of a copolymer of a vinyl ester monomer and a multifunctional monomer, and has a degree of saponification of 70 to 95 mol % and a viscosity-average degree of polymerization of 1000 to 10000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Akihiro YAMASHITA, Kosuke WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10639675
    Abstract: An ultrasonic sensor includes a piezoelectric body including a transmission region for an ultrasonic wave and a reception region for a reflected wave of the ultrasonic wave, a common electrode in the transmission region and the reception region, a transmission electrode in the transmission region, a reception electrode in the reception region; and a semiconductor element that is electrically connected to the transmission electrode and the reception electrode and switches an electrical path between a conductive state and a non-conductive state. The semiconductor element puts the path into the conductive state after application of the alternating-current voltage is stopped. Thus, a reverberation signal, output from the reception region in accordance with a reverberant vibration of the ultrasonic wave, is fed back to the transmission electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Watanabe, Satoshi Ichihara
  • Patent number: 10574979
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for facilitating management of an image sensor having a modular structure. The image sensor includes an imaging system and a processing part executing a process using an image acquired by the imaging system. The imaging system is configured by combining a plurality of modularized components. Each of the components includes a non-volatile memory. The processing part is capable of reading and/or writing information from/to the memory of each of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Takayama, Masaru Horie, Hirofumi Ina, Kosuke Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190356825
    Abstract: An image sensor capable of performing satisfactory distortion aberration correction on an imaging result regardless of a combination of a lens module and an imaging module being used is provided. A main body module of an image sensor acquires size information of an imaging element from a mounted imaging module, acquires distortion aberration characteristic information of an optical system from the mounted lens module, and performs distortion aberration correction using the acquired information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki MOTOSHIMA, Kosuke WATANABE, Yasuhito UETSUJI
  • Publication number: 20190356824
    Abstract: An image sensor capable of performing satisfactory distortion aberration correction on an imaging result, regardless of a combination of a lens module and an imaging module being used, is provided. A main body module of an image sensor acquires form information of each module from an imaging module and a lens module which are mounted thereon, acquires size information indicating a number of pixels and/or a pixel size of an imaging element within the imaging module and distortion aberration characteristic information indicating distortion aberration characteristics of an optical system within the lens module from a predetermined device on the basis of the acquired form information, and performs distortion aberration correction using the acquired information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki MOTOSHIMA, Kosuke WATANABE, Yasuhito UETSUJI
  • Publication number: 20190337016
    Abstract: An ultrasonic apparatus includes a transmitting circuit, an ultrasonic transducer, a receiving circuit, and a capacitance measuring circuit. The ultrasonic transducer is a three-terminal ultrasonic transducer that includes a transmitting electrode, a receiving electrode, and a common electrode. The transmitting circuit outputs a driving signal to the transmitting electrode to cause the ultrasonic transducer to transmit ultrasonic waves. The receiving circuit receives a receive signal from the receiving electrode. The capacitance measuring circuit is electrically connected to the receiving electrode to measure the electrostatic capacitance of the ultrasonic transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Motoyasu NAKAO, Kosuke WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190339370
    Abstract: An ultrasonic apparatus includes an ultrasonic transducer, a driving circuit, a receiving circuit, a frequency detector, a frequency storage, a temperature detector, and an anomaly determiner. The frequency detector detects a resonant frequency of the ultrasonic transducer. The frequency storage stores a resonant frequency of the ultrasonic transducer at a predetermined temperature. The anomaly determiner determines an anomaly of the ultrasonic transducer based on a temperature detected by the temperature detector, a resonant frequency stored in the frequency storage, and a resonant frequency detected by the frequency detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Kosuke WATANABE, Motoyasu NAKAO
  • Publication number: 20190337015
    Abstract: An ultrasonic apparatus includes an ultrasonic transducer, a transmitting circuit, a receiving circuit, a Q-factor measuring circuit, and a frequency measuring circuit. The ultrasonic transducer is a three-terminal ultrasonic transducer that includes a transmitting electrode, a receiving electrode, and a common electrode. The transmitting circuit outputs a driving signal to the transmitting electrode to cause the ultrasonic transducer to transmit ultrasonic waves. The receiving circuit receives a receive signal from the receiving electrode. The frequency measuring circuit measures a resonant frequency of the ultrasonic transducer from a reverberation signal in the receive signal. The Q-factor measuring circuit measures a Q factor of the ultrasonic transducer from the reverberation signal in the receive signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Motoyasu NAKAO, Kosuke WATANABE