Patents by Inventor Makoto Watanabe

Makoto 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: 20210093194
    Abstract: The ophthalmic optical system is configured to apply an angular scanning light ray to an eye. M=|?out/?in| is defined, where ?in represents an angle between an incident light ray to the ophthalmic optical system and an optical axis of the ophthalmic optical system, and ?out represents an angle between an exiting light ray exiting from the ophthalmic optical system toward the eye and the optical axis. The ophthalmic optical system satisfies a conditional expression Mpar<Mmax, where Mpar represents M in a case that the incident light ray is a paraxial ray, Mmax represents M in a case that the incident light ray is a ray of a maximum angle of win.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicants: NIKON CORPORATION, OPTOS PLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo MUYO, Alistair GORMAN, David M. WILLIAMSON, Makoto FUJIMOTO, Yasufumi NISHI, Azuna NONAKA, Katsuya WATANABE, Miwako YOSHIDA, Kyoya TOKUNAGA, Masahiro MIZUTA
  • Patent number: 10960205
    Abstract: An electric treatment device includes an impedance detector to measure bioelectrical impedance at a site of a body of a user by using electrodes in contact with the site, a voltage controller to perform treatment of the site by controlling a voltage applied to the electrodes, and a timer to set a target time from when treatment of the site is started by the voltage controller to when the voltage value of the applied voltage reaches the target voltage value, based on the measured bioelectrical impedance. The greater the measured bioelectrical impedance is, the shorter the timer sets the target time. The voltage controller increases the voltage value of the applied voltage to the target voltage value based on the set target time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Samejima, Yui Watanabe, Makoto Tabata, Tetsuya Sato, Shozo Takamatsu
  • Publication number: 20210086649
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a storage battery configured to store electric power used to drive a vehicle, a power reception unit configured to receive electric power supply from a moving body capable of supplying electric power stored in the storage battery, a communication unit configured to communicate with the moving body, a detection unit configured to detect a charge state of the storage battery, and a communication control unit configured to request the moving body to supply electric power using the communication unit on the basis of the charge state detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto Nakatsuka, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Seiichi Yamamoto, Yuki Motegi
  • Publication number: 20210081684
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring device includes: an acquisition section acquiring a steering angle of a vehicle; an image acquisition section acquiring a captured image from an image capturing section that captures an image of a periphery of the vehicle; a detection section acquiring detection information of an object around the vehicle; and a control section causing a display section to display a synthesized image including a vehicle image showing the vehicle and a periphery image showing the periphery of the vehicle based on the captured image. When the object is detected on a course of the vehicle traveling at the steering angle by a predetermined distance, the control section causes a virtual vehicle image to be displayed in the synthesized image to be superimposed on a course to the object with a position of the vehicle as a reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kinji YAMAMOTO, Kazuya Watanabe, Makoto Hirata
  • Patent number: 10950472
    Abstract: A ring support is attached to an inner wall surface of a chamber that houses a semiconductor wafer to support a susceptor. When the semiconductor wafer is placed on the susceptor, an inner space of the chamber is separated into an upper space and a lower space. Particles are likely to accumulate on a lower chamber window as a floor part of the chamber. However, since the upper space and the lower space are separated, the semiconductor wafer can be prevented from being contaminated by the particles flowing into the upper space and adhering to a surface of the semiconductor wafer even when the particles on the lower chamber window are blown up by irradiation with flash light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamada, Makoto Abe, Kazuhiko Fuse, Jun Watanabe, Shinji Miyawaki
  • Publication number: 20210072698
    Abstract: A drum unit includes: a frame; a first photosensitive drum; a second photosensitive drum; a charger; and a storage medium. The frame includes: a first frame plate; a second frame plate spaced apart from the first frame plate in a first direction; a third frame plate connecting one end of the first frame plate to one end of the second frame plate; and a fourth frame plate connecting another end of the first frame plate to another end of the second frame plate. The first photosensitive drum and the second photosensitive drum are rotatably supported by the frame. The second photosensitive drum is spaced apart from the first photosensitive drum and positioned closer to the third frame plate than the first photosensitive drum to the third frame plate in a second direction. The storage medium has an electrical contact surface positioned at an outer surface of the third frame plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Isao KISHI, Nao ITABASHI, Yohei HASHIMOTO, Kouji WATANABE, Makoto SOUDA
  • Publication number: 20210071132
    Abstract: A metallic porous membrane that classifies cell aggregates includes a membrane section having a first principal surface for capturing the cell aggregates, a second principal surface opposing the first principal surface, and a plurality of through-holes communicating with the first principal surface and the second principal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Takashi Kondo, Masaru Banju, Junko Watanabe, Makoto Hasegawa, Tamio Mizukami
  • Patent number: 10937337
    Abstract: A container for a catheter simulator includes an accommodating unit for accommodating a liquid, the accommodating unit being defined by side walls and a bottom face. On the side walls, there are formed connection units capable of retaining any one of the heart models selected from a four-chamber heart model, a coronary artery model, and a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation model, the heart model being installed in the accommodating unit in a state of having the accommodating unit filled with a liquid; and installation parts for inserting a catheter from the outside of the container into simulated blood vessels of the heart model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, JMC CORPORATION, FUYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita Okayama, Yasushi Sakata, Shinsuke Nanto, Daichi Watanabe, Makoto Inada, Munekuni Sato
  • Publication number: 20210058040
    Abstract: An amplifier circuit amplifies a radio-frequency signal. The amplifier circuit includes an amplifier, an input matching circuit connected to an input side of the amplifier and matches impedance, and a protection circuit connected to a node in a path within a path between an input matching circuit and the amplifier. The protection circuit includes a first diode connected between the node and a ground, and a second diode connected in parallel with the first diode and connected in a direction opposite to the first diode between the node and the ground. A threshold voltage of each of the first diode and the second diode is greater than a maximum voltage amplitude of the input signal at the node and is less than a difference between a withstand voltage of the amplifier and the bias voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto TABEI, Ken WAKAKI, Masamichi TOKUDA, Daisuke WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10921813
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) includes a recognition unit (130) that is configured to recognize a surrounding situation of a subject vehicle that is able to be automatically driven, and a control unit (120, 160) that is configured to perform a predetermined operation with respect to a cause of obstruction to traffic of a traffic participant due to a predetermined contact of the subject vehicle in a case that the recognition unit recognizes that the predetermined contact of the subject vehicle has occurred, and the control unit differentiates an operation that is executed in a case that it is recognized that an occupant is not onboard the subject vehicle from an operation that is executed in a case that it is recognized that the occupant is onboard the subject vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Yasuda, Takafumi Hirose, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Makoto Nakatsuka, Yuki Oshitani, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10920323
    Abstract: Provided are an insulating-coated oriented magnetic steel sheet having an insulating coating of excellent heat resistance, and a method for manufacturing the same. This insulating-coated oriented magnetic steel sheet has an oriented magnetic steel sheet, and an insulating coating arranged on the surface of the oriented magnetic steel sheet. The insulating coating contains Si, P, and O, and at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Ba, Sr, Zn, Al, and Mn, the K-absorption edge of the P in the insulating coating having an XAFS spectrum that exhibits three absorption peaks from 2156 eV to 2180 eV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Terashima, Kazutoshi Hanada, Ryuichi Suehiro, Makoto Watanabe, Toshito Takamiya
  • Publication number: 20210040878
    Abstract: An engine cooling device includes: a flow path switching unit provided between an engine and an EGR cooler and the radiator and between the engine and the EGR cooler and a pump. The flow path switching unit includes a first valve that allows a cooling water to flow through a first bypass flow path extending toward the pump when a temperature of the cooling water is lower than a first temperature and that allows the cooling water to flow through a radiator connection flow path, a second valve that allows the cooling water to flow through the first bypass flow path when the temperature of the cooling water is less than a second temperature that is higher than the first temperature, and allows the cooling water to flow through the radiator connection flow path when the temperature of the cooling water is equal to or higher than the second temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuya Matsumoto, Makoto Nobayashi, Yasuhiro Kamoshida, Makoto Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10913251
    Abstract: A buffer material including a skinned polyurethane foam including a foam layer and a skin layer formed on the surface of the foam layer, wherein the skinned polyurethane foam essentially contains no silicone compound, the foam layer is polyurethane foam, the skin layer is a polyurethane resin layer produced by reaction of a skin-isocyanate component containing an aliphatic and/or an alicyclic polyisocyanate with a skin-active hydrogen group-containing component, the skin layer has a storage modulus at 23° C. (E?coat) of 1×107 Pa or more and 3×108 Pa or less, the foam layer has a storage modulus at 23° C. (E?foam) of 1×105 Pa or more and 5×106 Pa or less, and the ratio (E?coat/E?foam) of the storage modulus at 23° C. (E?coat) of the skin layer relative to the storage modulus at 23° C. (E?foam) of the foam layer is 10 or more and 500 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kanayama, Minoru Watanabe, Makoto Kajiura, Satoshi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10889796
    Abstract: A metallic porous membrane that classifies cell aggregates includes a membrane section having a first principal surface for capturing the cell aggregates, a second principal surface opposing the first principal surface, and a plurality of through-holes communicating with the first principal surface and the second principal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kondo, Masaru Banju, Junko Watanabe, Makoto Hasegawa, Tamio Mizukami
  • Patent number: 10889875
    Abstract: A grain oriented electrical steel sheet comprising a grain oriented electrical steel sheet having a surface and a forsterite film formed on the surface of the steel sheet, wherein a total area percentage of defective parts scattered on the forsterite film is less than 1.5% relative to a surface area of the forsterite film when viewed from above the surface, and methods for evaluating a grain oriented electrical steel sheet comprising a grain oriented electrical steel sheet having a surface and a forsterite film formed on the surface of the steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayasu Nagoshi, Tomohiro Matsushima, Makoto Watanabe, Shigehiro Takajo, Toshito Takamiya, Masanori Uesaka, Takashi Terashima
  • Publication number: 20210002148
    Abstract: A water treatment apparatus including: a forward osmosis device configured to allow a diluted draw solution to flow out and to discharge a water-containing solution; a heater configured to heat the diluted draw solution; a water separator configured to separate the diluted draw solution heated by the heater into a water-rich solution and the draw solution having water content lower than that of the water-rich solution; a cooler configured to cool a liquid and allow the liquid to flow out as a coolant; an inflow side heat exchanger configured to perform heat exchange between the coolant flowed out from the cooler and the draw solution flowed out from the water separator; and an outflow side heat exchanger configured to perform heat exchange between the diluted draw solution flowed out from the forward osmosis device and the water-rich solution flowed out from the water separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yuya SATO, Takeshi TSUJI, Koji FUCHIGAMI, Keiji TOMURA, Shigeki FUJIWARA, Makoto KUNUGI, Eri WATANABE, Aya OSATO
  • Publication number: 20210002064
    Abstract: Provided is an aerosol product which has a simple configuration and enables spraying in the form of a mist at the time of use even when a stock liquid is stored in a high-viscosity state in an aerosol container. An aerosol product (100) has a plurality of partitioned housing spaces and a valve unit (120) provided with an inflow port (122) corresponding to the housing space, wherein at least one among the plurality of housing spaces is a main stock liquid housing section (142) that houses a main stock liquid (M), at least one other of the plurality of housing spaces is a viscosity lowering agent housing section (143) that houses a viscosity lowering agent (S), and the main stock liquid (M) discharged from the inflow port (122) and the viscosity lowering agent (S) discharged from the inflow port (122A) are mixed in an actuator (130).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Toyo Aerosol Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Tsubouchi, Ken Ogata, Koichiro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200411281
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a pattern measurement tool characterized by being provided with: a charged-particle beam sub-system having a tilt deflector; and a computer sub-system which is connected to the charged-particle beam sub-system and which is for executing measurement of a pattern on the basis of a signal obtained by said charged-particle beam sub-system, wherein the charged-particle beam sub-system acquires at least two signal profiles by scanning beams having at least two incidence angles, the computer sub-system measures the dimension between one end and the other end of the pattern on the basis of the at least two signal profiles, calculates the difference between the two measurements, and calculates the height of the pattern by inputting the difference value determined by said calculation into a relational formula indicating the relation between the height of the pattern and said difference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Satoru YAMAGUCHI, Kei SAKAI, Makoto SUZUKI, Ryota WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200413180
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a headphone and a reproduction control method that enable external sound to be caught more easily and promptly, and a program. The headphone includes: a sound collecting unit configured to collect outer sound; a detection unit configured to detect a specific motion to a sensor unit for capture of the outer sound; and a reproduction control unit configured to cause, in a case where the specific motion is detected, the outer sound collected by the sound collecting unit to be reproduced and volume of audio under reproduction to be reduced or the reproduction of the audio to stop. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a headphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki MIZUUCHI, Naoki WATANABE, Makoto YOSHIMURA, Taeko USUI
  • Publication number: 20200407187
    Abstract: An embodiment of this disclosure provides a folding apparatus configured to stack and fold a designated number of sheets at a time. The folding apparatus includes a conveyor configured to sequentially convey the designated number of sheets, a stacker configured to temporarily store a sheet conveyed by the conveyor to stack the designated number of sheets, a sheet folding device configured to fold the designated number of sheets at a time, and control circuitry. The control circuitry is configured to cause the sheet folding device to fold the stored sheet in response to an occurrence of a sheet jam upstream from the stacker in a direction of sheet conveyance, in processing the designated number of sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto HIDAKA, Takahiro WATANABE, Tomohiro FURUHASHI, Michitaka SUZUKI, Fumiharu YONEYAMA, Kazuyoshi MATSUO, Koki SAKANO, Akira KUNIEDA, Takuya MORINAGA, Yohsuke HARAGUCHI, Wataru TAKAHASHI