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: 20220380168
    Abstract: An enclosing apparatus for enclosing an enclosure into an envelope at an enclosing position includes a conveyance roller that conveys the envelope to the enclosing position and an envelope conveyance path through which the envelope is conveyed. An enclosing support is disposed in the envelope conveyance path and supports enclosing of the enclosure into the envelope. The enclosing support retracts a flap of the envelope from the envelope conveyance path while the conveyance roller conveys the envelope to the enclosing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuusuke SHIBASAKI, Michitaka SUZUKI, Shinji ASAMI, Nobuyoshi SUZUKI, Takahiro MATSUDA, Makoto HIDAKA, Kazuyoshi MATSUO, Shingo YOSHIZAWA, Akira KUNIEDA, Takahiro WATANABE, Takuya MORINAGA, Atsushi SHINODA
  • Publication number: 20220379653
    Abstract: An enclosing-sealing apparatus includes a flap opener that opens a flap of an envelope while the envelope is conveyed to an enclosing position. A first envelope detector is disposed upstream from the flap opener in an envelope conveyance direction and detects both ends of the envelope in the envelope conveyance direction. A second envelope detector is disposed downstream from the flap opener in the envelope conveyance direction and detects both ends of the envelope in the envelope conveyance direction in an open state in which the flap opens. A controller determines the open state of the flap based on a first detection result sent from the first envelope detector and a second detection result sent from the second envelope detector. The controller performs troubleshooting for enclosing the enclosure into the envelope if the controller determines that the open state of the flap is faulty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira KUNIEDA, Michitaka SUZUKI, Shinji ASAMI, Nobuyoshi SUZUKI, Yuusuke SHIBASAKI, Takahiro MATSUDA, Makoto HIDAKA, Kazuyoshi MATSUO, Shingo YOSHIZAWA, Takahiro WATANABE, Takuya MORINAGA
  • Publication number: 20220370308
    Abstract: To provide a water-in-oil emulsified composition which highly encapsulates a water content, has high viscosity, and is excellent in emulsification stability. The water-in-oil emulsified composition of the present disclosure comprises a dispersion medium comprising an oil content, and an oil-soluble copolymer having a monomer unit obtained from a specific hydrophilic monomer, and a monomer unit obtained from a specific hydrophobic monomer; and water droplets dispersed in the dispersion medium, wherein the oil content contains 60% by mass or more of polar oil with an IOB of 0.10 or more, and wherein the water droplets contain water and a surfactant, and the content of the water is 30% by mass or more based on the total amount of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto UYAMA, Takumi WATANABE, Ayano MATSUO
  • Publication number: 20220363088
    Abstract: An envelope processing apparatus for enclosing an enclosure into an envelope conveyed to an enclosing position includes a conveyance roller that conveys the envelope to the enclosing position. A first envelope length calculator calculates a first envelope length of the envelope in an envelope conveyance direction in which the envelope is conveyed in a close state in which a flap of the envelope closes. A flap opener opens the flap while the conveyance roller conveys the envelope. A second envelope length calculator calculates a second envelope length of the envelope in the envelope conveyance direction in an open state in which the flap opens. A controller calculates a flap length of the flap in the envelope conveyance direction based on the first envelope length and the second envelope length. The controller controls enclosing of the enclosure into the envelope based on the flap length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo YOSHIZAWA, Michitaka SUZUKI, Nobuyoshi SUZUKI, Yuusuke SHIBASAKI, Shinji ASAMI, Takahiro MATSUDA, Kazuyoshi MATSUO, Makoto HIDAKA, Akira KUNIEDA, Takahiro WATANABE, Takuya MORINAGA
  • Patent number: 11485602
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: 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
  • Publication number: 20220340781
    Abstract: The invention provides an assembly for fuel cell which has an excellent adhesive force in the presence of hot water, and a laminated body which is used for the assembly for fuel cell. The assembly for fuel cell comprises an adhesive resin layer containing a polyolefin having at least one group selected from the group consisting of an acidic group and an acid anhydride group and having an acid value of 0.01 mgKOH/g to 6.5 mgKOH/g; and two or more members bonded with the adhesive resin layer interposed therebetween, wherein at least one of the members is a metal member having a ratio of a dipole term in surface free energy of 0.01% to 5.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicants: TOYOBO CO., LTD., TOAGOSEI CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya WATANABE, Ai KOGANEMARU, Hisao OKUMURA, Tomoya SUGIKI, Takahiro ITO, Makoto IMAHORI, Yusuke SHIMMYO, Kenji SATO, Takuya KURIHARA
  • Publication number: 20220332980
    Abstract: The invention provides a laminated body having an excellent adhesive force with respect to a low-polarity metal member in the presence of hot water. The laminated body contains a resin substrate; an easily adhesive layer provided on at least one surface of the resin substrate; and an adhesive resin layer provided on a surface of the easily adhesive layer on a side opposite to the resin substrate, wherein the adhesive resin layer contains a polyolefin having at least one group selected from the group consisting of an acidic group and an acid anhydride group and having an acid value of 0.01 mgKOH/g to 6.5 mgKOH/g; and the laminated body is used for bonding a metal member having a ratio of a dipole term in surface free energy of 0.01% to 5.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicants: TOYOBO CO., LTD., TOAGOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya WATANABE, Ai KOGANEMARU, Hisao OKUMURA, Tomoya SUGIKI, Takahiro ITO, Makoto IMAHORI
  • Publication number: 20220332984
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an adhesive composition having an excellent adhesive force even in the presence of hot water in an assembly in which at least one of two or more members to be bonded to each other via the adhesive composition is a low-polarity metal member, and an adhesion method. The present invention relates to an adhesive composition and an adhesion method for bonding a metal member. The adhesive composition contains a polyolefin (A) component having an acidic group and/or an acid anhydride group and having an acid value of 0.01 mgKOH/g to 6.5 mgKOH/g. The metal member has a ratio of a dipole term in surface free energy of 0.01% to 5.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicants: TOAGOSEI CO., LTD., TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoya SUGIKI, Takahiro ITO, Makoto IMAHORI, Shinya WATANABE, Ai KOGANEMARU, Hisao OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20220334152
    Abstract: A state estimation system for a power conversion semiconductor apparatus in an embodiment includes an analysis processing unit and an estimation processing unit. The analysis processing unit projects points indicating a combination of a voltage detection value in first time history data of a voltage between the pair of main terminals detected when the pair of main terminals are forward-biased and when the pair of main terminals are reverse-biased and a current detection value in second time history data of detection values of both a forward current and a reverse current between the pair of main terminals onto a coordinate plane including a voltage axis and a current axis on the basis of the first time history data and the second time history data in the power conversion semiconductor apparatus including the pair of main terminals and derives a distribution of the projected points on the coordinate plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicants: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION, KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Haruyuki YAMAGUCHI, Makoto MUKUNOKI, Masahiko TSUKAKOSHI, Ichiro OMURA, Masanori TSUKUDA, Li GUAN, Kazuha WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220324270
    Abstract: A tire according to the present disclosure includes a sound absorber on an inner surface of the tire, and a portion or all of the sound absorber is orange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taiga ISHIHARA, Jun WATANABE, Suguru YAMAGUCHI, Keiichi KATO, Tomonori MUKAIGAWA, Makoto GOZU, Sho MITSUDA
  • Patent number: 11469718
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Tabei, Ken Wakaki, Masamichi Tokuda, Daisuke Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11469715
    Abstract: A power amplifier circuit includes first and second bias circuits configured to provide first and second biases, respectively, a first transistor having an emitter connected to a reference potential, a base configured to receive the first bias via a first resistor and receive a radio-frequency input signal via a first capacitor, and a collector configured to output an amplified radio-frequency signal, a second transistor having a base connected to the reference potential via a second capacitor and configured to receive the second bias via a second resistor, an emitter configured to receive the radio-frequency signal, and a collector connected to a power supply potential via a third inductor and configured to output a radio-frequency output signal, and an impedance circuit having a first end connected to an output section of the second bias circuit and configured to apply an alternating-current signal to a path extending from the second bias circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Enomoto, Kazuo Watanabe, Satoshi Tanaka, Yusuke Tanaka, Makoto Itou
  • Publication number: 20220317128
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for detecting a particulate substance by immunochromatography, the particulate substance including, on its surface, a plurality of substances to be bound containing a first substance to be bound and a second substance to be bound which may be the same or different with respect to each other, wherein the method includes the steps of: (1) contacting on a membrane a sample containing the particulate substance with a first specific binding substance for the first substance to be bound to capture the particulate substance with the first specific binding substance; (2) contacting the captured particulate substance with a second specific binding substance for the second substance to be bound to label the particulate substance; and (3) detecting the labeled particulate substance, wherein the first specific binding substance is immobilized on the membrane, and the second specific binding substance is bound to a metal nanoparticle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Yuta MIYAZAWA, Daigou MIZOGUCHI, Hirotaka FUJIMOTO, Makoto WATANABE, Taka-Aki SATO
  • Patent number: 11459633
    Abstract: In a production of a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet by subjecting a steel slab containing a particular composition and further including an inhibitor-forming ingredient to hot rolling, hot-band annealing, cold rolling, primary recrystallization annealing combined with decarburization annealing and finish annealing, the steel slab satisfies a given relation between a content ratio of sol. Al to N and a final sheet thickness, and, in the finish annealing, the steel sheet is kept at a temperature zone of higher than 850° C. but not higher than 950° C. in heating process for 5 to 200 hours, heated to a temperature zone of 950 to 1050° C. at 5 to 30° C./hr and further subjected to purification treatment of keeping a temperature of not lower than 1100° C. for not less than 2 hours to provide a secondary recrystallization structure that has an average value of a diameter equivalent to a circle of 10 to 100 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Takenaka, Makoto Watanabe, Yuiko Ehashi
  • Publication number: 20220281111
    Abstract: A simulation system includes circuitry configured to: determine placement of a robot with respect to another object in a virtual space, based on a placement constraint applied to the robot for executing a plurality of tasks; generate a path representing a trajectory of at least a portion of the robot or a tool operated by the robot during the tasks, based on a spatial relationship between the determined placement of the robot and the other object that satisfies the placement constraint; execute an operation program including the generated path in the virtual space in which the robot and the other object are placed; and check whether the robot interferes with the other object, based on the spatial relationship between the determined placement of the robot and the other object along the generated path in the virtual space, as a result of executing the tasks in the operation program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto TAKAHASHI, Wataru WATANABE, Yutaro UCHIDA, Ryo KABUTAN, Keita SATSUMA
  • Publication number: 20220276410
    Abstract: A laminated body including: a substrate; a storage layer; and a buffer layer disposed in this order, in which the storage layer is formed of a cured product of a composition containing a polyfunctional monomer (a1), inorganic particles (a2), and a surfactant (a3), the buffer layer is formed of a cured product of a composition containing a polyfunctional monomer (b1) and inorganic particles (b2), a content mass of the inorganic particles (a2) is 30% by mass or more, a content mass of the inorganic particles (b2) is 30% by mass or more, and the polyfunctional monomer (a1) and the polyfunctional monomer (b1) contain a polyfunctional monomer having a molecular weight per epoxy group in one molecule of 200 g/mol or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventor: Makoto WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11429581
    Abstract: A method and/or system for managing a database that stores space-time context objects is provided. The system receives a query range in a multi-dimensional space. The system maps the query range into a set of fragments of a space-filling curve that fills the multi-dimensional space in all dimensions of the multi-dimensional space. The system uses each mapped fragment in the set of mapped fragments as a key to query the database for space-time context objects that are mapped to the space-filling curve. The system queries the database by identifying one or more context objects that intersect the mapped fragment at the space-filling curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ning Duan, Chun Yang Ma, Makoto Tanibayashi, Zhi Hu Wang, Shoichiro Watanabe, Nan Xia, Xin Zhang, Jun Zhu
  • Patent number: 11418136
    Abstract: A motor control device provided with a control unit which controls the number of rotations of a motor by implementing a first control which enables high-torque and precise control, or a second control enabling more efficient control than the first control with respect to the motor; and a switching determination unit which, if an actual measurement value of the number of rotations of the motor is greater than a prescribed threshold value of the number of rotations, switches the first control to the second control. The switching determination unit further switches the first control to the second control if the actual measurement value of the number of rotations is not more than the threshold value of the number of rotations, and when a prescribed time has passed from a point in time at which the actual measurement value of the number of rotations matched the required number of rotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hattori, Takayuki Takashige, Kyohei Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11413937
    Abstract: A current estimating device that estimates a capacitor current of a high-voltage circuit for driving a motor, wherein the current estimating device calculates a voltage utilization rate using the input voltage of an inverter included in the high-voltage circuit and the speed of the motor, calculates a first constant by applying the voltage utilization rate to a predetermined first arithmetic expression, and calculates the capacitor current of an electrical condenser included in the high-voltage circuit by multiplying the first constant by a motor current effective value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hattori, Hiroyuki Kamitani, Hiroto Higuchi, Masahiro Mori, Kyohei Watanabe
  • Patent number: D961602
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Watanabe, Atsushi Hoshika, Makoto Mitsumori