Patents by Inventor Manabu Watanabe

Manabu 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: 20190356096
    Abstract: It is desirable to provide a technology capable of improving reliability in light transmission and convenience at the time of connecting a transmission device to a cable with a simple circuit configuration. A transmitting device is provided which includes a connector receptacle unit connected to an optical-electrical composite cable, in which the connector receptacle unit includes a first electrode group, a second electrode group provided at a position rotated from the first electrode group by 180 degrees about a center of a main body of the connector receptacle unit as a reference, a first connection unit group for transmitting optical signals, and a second connection unit group for transmitting optical signals provided at a position rotated from the first connection unit group for transmitting optical signals by 180 degrees about the center of the main body of the connector receptacle unit as a reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: TOSHIHISA HYAKUDAI, ATSUSHI MORI, NAOTO NAGAKI, MANABU SAKAI, HIROSHI WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190326585
    Abstract: A negative electrode for an electric device includes a silicon-containing alloy containing silicon and tin, a carbon cover layer including a carbon material and covering the silicon-containing alloy, and a negative electrode electric conducting additive. A ratio of an average particle diameter of the silicon-containing alloy to an average particle diameter of the carbon material is 240 or greater. The negative electrode for an electric device and an electric device using the negative electrode can improve cycle durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Yuka Aiso, Atsushi Itou, Manabu Watanabe, Naoki Ueda
  • Patent number: 10448452
    Abstract: A mobile body communication system includes: a home base station that controls radio communication with a mobile unit; a macro cell base station that controls radio communication with one or more mobile units and radio communication with the home base station; and a quality control server QCS that is connected to the macro cell base station and manages communication quality between the macro cell base station and the home base station, wherein the quality control server QCS: additionally generates a session between the home base station and the macro cell base station when receiving a session generation request from the home base station; and releases the session between the home base station and the macro cell base station when receiving a session release request from the home base station. Communication quality in a radio network between the mobile unit(s) and the macro cell base station can be guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SOFTBANK CORP.
    Inventors: Yukitoshi Watabe, Manabu Shindachiya, Yosuke Komiyama, Satoshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190312270
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material including a silicon-containing alloy having a ternary alloy composition expressed by Si—Sn—Ti and including a structure in which an a-Si phase containing amorphous or low-crystalline silicon formed by dissolving tin in a crystal structure of silicon is dispersed in a parent phase of a silicide phase including TiSi2, wherein when a peak intensity of a Si—O bond peak that is observed at a position where an interatomic distance in a radial wave function observed by XAFS is 0.13 nm is S(1) and a peak intensity of a Si—Si bond peak that is observed at a position where the interatomic distance is 0.2 nm is S(2), a relation of S(2)>S(1) is satisfied is used for an electrical device. When used, the negative electrode active material achieves both cycle durability and charging-discharging efficiency for an electrical device such as a lithium ion secondary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youichi Yoshioka, Nobutaka Chiba, Manabu Watanabe, Masaya Arai
  • Patent number: 10403890
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material which has a ternary alloy composition represented by Si—Sn-M (M is one or two or more transition metal elements) and has a microstructure which has a first phase (silicide phase) having a silicide of a transition metal as a main component and a second phase partially containing Sn and having amorphous or low crystalline silicon as a main component, and further has partially a plurality of independent first phases and partially a eutectic structure of the first phase and the second phase is used for an electric device. The negative electrode active material improves cycle durability of an electric device such as a lithium ion secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobutaka Chiba, Youichi Yoshioka, Tomohiro Kaburagi, Manabu Watanabe, Masaya Arai
  • Patent number: 10396020
    Abstract: A board includes a plate-shaped member having a first wiring pattern, a first resin layer formed on a first surface of the plate-shaped member, the first surface having the first wiring pattern, a second resin layer stacked on the first resin layer, and a component fixed to the second resin layer in which a second wiring pattern formed on a second surface of the component is buried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kei Fukui, Youichi Hoshikawa, Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Hidehiko Fujisaki, Seigo Yamawaki, Masateru Koide, Manabu Watanabe, Daisuke Mizutani, Tomoyuki Akahoshi
  • Publication number: 20190256100
    Abstract: A control method for an engine includes determining whether a predetermined fuel supply stop condition has been fulfilled, executing stop time vibration suppression control of, after stop of fuel supply in response to fulfillment of the predetermined fuel supply stop condition, temporarily performing fuel supply to the engine to suppress vehicle vibration, and stopping fuel supply to all cylinders after the execution of the stop time vibration suppression control. The stop time vibration suppression control includes determining whether a first predetermined number of cylinders have undergone a combustion stroke after the stop of the fuel supply, the first predetermined number being according to an engine revolution speed or a reduction ratio from the engine to drive wheels, and in a case where the first predetermined number of cylinders have undergone the combustion stroke, performing fuel supply to a second predetermined number of cylinders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masafumi Okishima, Shingo Yamanaka, Ryuji Watanabe, Manabu Okamura, Kenichi Tsubaki
  • Patent number: 10369782
    Abstract: There is provided an adjustment method of a recording head which adjusts a landing position of an ink droplet in a printer including the print head, in which a plurality of nozzles are arranged and which performs printing by using the ink droplet to be ejected while relatively moving in a scanning direction (relative movement direction) with respect to a roll paper. The adjustment method of the recording head includes reading a pattern image by dots formed by the ejected ink droplets and calculating a tendency of a spatial positional relationship between each nozzle and a dot corresponding to each nozzle based on the read pattern image, and in which the landing position of the liquid droplet ejected from each nozzle 131 is adjusted based on the tendency calculated in the calculating the tendency of the spatial positional relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Momose, Masaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10367198
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material for an electric device includes an alloy containing Si in a range of greater than or equal to 27% by mass and less than 100% by mass, Sn in a range of greater than 0% by mass and less than or equal to 73% by mass, V in a range of greater than 0% by mass and less than or equal to 73% by mass, and inevitable impurities as a residue. The negative electrode active material can be obtained with, for example, a multi DC magnetron sputtering apparatus by use of Si, Sn, and V as targets. An electric device using the negative electrode active material can achieve long cycle life and ensure a high capacity and cycle durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Watanabe, Masao Yoshida, Osamu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10350901
    Abstract: An ink bottle comprises a container main body configured to contain ink that is to be supplied to an ink tank, an ink outlet forming portion provided on an end of the container main body and configured to include an ink outlet that causes the ink to be flowed out from the container main body, and a valve provided in the ink outlet forming portion and configured to seal the ink outlet in an openable and closable manner. The ink outlet is formed in an end face of the ink outlet forming portion. The end face is arranged to face an opposite side of the ink outlet forming portion that is opposite to a container main body side thereof. A first recess is formed in an outer side portion of the ink outlet on the end face to be recessed toward the container main body side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Koichi Toba, Ryoichi Tanaka, Taku Ishizawa, Manabu Akahane, Tadashi Watanabe, Noriyuki Fukasawa
  • Patent number: 10354150
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an apparatus for generating an occupancy grid map constituted with a two-dimensional grid around a first moving body includes processing circuitry configured to acquire data of a distance from the first moving body to an obstacle lying in surroundings of the first moving body; acquire first information indicating the movement status of the first moving body at current time and determine an operation mode of the first moving body; set a range of interest in a grid of a resolution higher than a resolution of the grid of the occupancy grid map, from the operation mode; and align the occupancy grid map to the range of interest and generate the occupancy grid map in such a manner that the obstacle exists in the grid of the occupancy grid map and the grid of the range of interest with respect to a position corresponding to the distance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masaki Yamazaki, Tsuyoshi Tasaki, Rie Katsuki, Tomoki Watanabe, Masahiro Sekine, Manabu Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20190214643
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material having high cycle durability contains an alloy represented by the following chemical formula (1): SixSnyMzAa??(1) wherein M is Zn, A is unavoidable impurities, x, y, z, and a represent % by mass values, and in that case, 0<x<100, 0<y<100, 0<z<100, 0?a<0.5, and x+y+z+a=100, in which the half width of the diffraction peak of the (111) surface of Si in the range of 2?=24 to 33° by X ray diffraction measurement of the alloy using CuK? ray is 0.7° or more, and the x is more than 23 and less than 64, the y is 4 or more and less than 34, and the z is more than 0 and less than 65.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Fumihiro Miki, Manabu Watanabe, Nobutaka Chiba, Kei Kitaura, Tohru Wada
  • Patent number: 10340519
    Abstract: To provide a means capable of improving the cycle durability of an electric device such as a lithium ion secondary battery. A negative electrode active material containing a silicon-containing alloy having ternary alloy composition represented by Si—Sn-M (M is one or two or more transition metal elements) or quaternary alloy composition represented by Si—Sn-M-Al (M is one or two or more transition metal elements) and having a structure wherein an a-Si phase containing amorphous or low crystalline silicon containing tin in a silicon crystal structure in form of a solid solution is dispersed in a silicide phase containing a silicide of a transition metal as a main component is used in an electric device. The negative electrode active material improves the cycle durability of an electric device such as a lithium ion secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobutaka Chiba, Tomohiro Kaburagi, Youichi Yoshioka, Manabu Watanabe, Masaya Arai
  • Publication number: 20190199179
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an inspection device comprises a moving body that includes; a moving main body which moves in contact with a first structure; arms attached to the moving main body; an arm driver to drive the arms; and a detector attached to the moving main body or the arms to inspect the second structure. The arms each can selectively take a pressed position and a detached position. When the moving body is moved, at least one of the arms are in the pressed position and pressed to the second structure, and the moving body is supported by the first and second structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu WATANABE, Akihiro MATSUZAKI, Fumio SATO, Fujio TERAI, Hitoshi KATAYAMA, Yuichiro GUNJI
  • Publication number: 20190195740
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an inspection system comprises: a moving body including a moving main body movable along a structure; a detector attached to the moving main body; a shape information storage unit for storing shape information indicating shape and size of the structure; an inspection location information storage unit for storing information of inspection locations to be inspected; an inspection item information storage unit for storing information of inspection items to be inspected; a moving body location detecting unit for detecting moving body location information indicating location of the moving body; a moving control unit for controlling movement of the moving body; and an inspection control unit for inspection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu WATANABE, Akihiro Matsuzaki, Fumio Sato, Fujio Terai, Hitoshi Katayama, Yuichiro Gunji
  • Publication number: 20190170712
    Abstract: The detection of minute amounts of components that have been undetectable due to an influence of a mobile phase or reagents or the like added to the mobile phase is realized in LC-MS. At the outset, blank measurement is executed, and an m/z value MBG of a background signal derived from a mobile phase or the like is extracted on a mass spectrum obtained by the blank measurement (S2-S4). An analysis method is then created that executes scanning measurement in a plurality of divided m/z ranges in which the m/z value MBG of the background signal has been excluded from a predetermined m/z range. An LC/MS analysis of the target sample is executed according to the analysis method (S5-S6). When a total ion chromatogram (TIC) is created from data obtained by the LC/MS analysis, influence of the background signal hardly appears in the TIC, and the base line is lowered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu UEDA, Jun WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190173081
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material containing a Si-containing alloy having a composition to be represented by Chemical Formula (1): SixSnyMzAlwAa (in Chemical Formula (1) above, M is one or two or more transition metal elements, A is an unavoidable impurity, and x, y, z, w, and a represent values of percentage by mass, where y, z, and w are 2?y?10, 25?z?35, and 0.3?w?3, respectively, and x and a are remainder) is used in an electrical device, providing a means capable of improving the cycle durability of the electrical device such as a lithium ion secondary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Masaya Arai, Nobutaka Chiba, Youichi Yoshioka, Manabu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10297360
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material includes a silicon-containing alloy having a composition represented by: SixSnyMzAa (A is unavoidable impurities, M is one or more transition metal elements, x, y, z, and a represent values of percent by mass, and 0<x<100, 0<y<100, 0<z<100, and 0?a<0.5 and x+y+z+a=100). The silicon-containing alloy has a lattice image subjected to Fourier transform processing to obtain a diffraction pattern and a size determined as an average value of maximum five major axis diameters of regions having a periodic array from a Fourier image obtained by subjecting a diffraction ring portion present in a width of from 0.7 to 1.0 when a distance between Si regular tetrahedrons is 1.0 in this diffraction pattern to inverse Fourier transform is 10 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kaburagi, Manabu Watanabe, Nobutaka Chiba, Humihiro Miki, Makoto Tanimura
  • Patent number: 10288066
    Abstract: A housing of an oil pump includes a suction port, a discharge port, and a partitioning section formed to partition the suction port and the discharge port. The discharge port has discharge groove portions each formed in a groove shape so as to introduce oil from the partitioning section, and an extension portion formed adjacent to the discharge groove portions and extending continuously from an end of the partitioning section. The extension portion has a taper surface extending from an end of an upper surface of the partitioning section to form a downward slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: YAMADA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Watanabe, Shimpei Iizuka, Hiroaki Sato, Kenji Kawashima
  • Patent number: 10290867
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material having high cycle durability contains an alloy represented by the following chemical formula (1): SixSnyMzAa??(1) (in the chemical formula (1), M is at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zn, C, and combinations thereof, A is unavoidable impurities, x, y, z, and a represent % by mass values, and in that case, 0<x<100, 0<y<100, 0<z<100, 0?a<0.5, and x+y+z+a=100), in which the half width of the diffraction peak of the (111) surface of Si in the range of 2?=24 to 33° by X ray diffraction measurement of the alloy using the CuK? ray is 0.7° or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumihiro Miki, Manabu Watanabe, Nobutaka Chiba, Kei Kitaura, Tohru Wada