Patents by Inventor Masahiro Watanabe

Masahiro 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: 20200018823
    Abstract: A distance measuring device includes a light emitting unit that outputs a measurement light, a first polarization state control unit that controls a polarization state of the measurement light output from the light emitting unit, a second polarization state control unit that controls the polarization state of the measurement light of which a polarization state is controlled by the first polarization state control unit, and an optical path switching element that selects an emission direction of the measurement light of which a polarization state is controlled by the second polarization state control unit, in which the second polarization state control unit controls the polarization state of the measurement light so that the measurement lights are emitted from the optical path switching element in a plurality of the emission directions, and the optical path switching element receives a reflected light obtained by reflecting the emitted measurement light by an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji MARUNO, Masahiro WATANABE, Yuta URANO, Tatsuo HARIYAMA, Atsushi TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10531600
    Abstract: A component depositing device in which components P stored inside storage container 140 in a bulk state are consecutively conveyed above depositing path 154 by rotating multiple magnets 142 in a first direction, the conveyed components are stopped by stopping wall 156 provided above the depositing path so as to fall onto the depositing path, thereby depositing a specified amount of the components into a case, wherein, when the specified amount of components has been deposited, the multiple magnets are stopped at a position such that the magnets currently pulling a component are not positioned above the depositing path. For example, the multiple magnets are stopped after being reverse rotated by a set angle. Because a magnet currently conveying a component is not above the depositing path when component depositing is completed, components are prevented from falling into the depositing path after component depositing is complete, thus preventing component blockages at the depositing path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200005475
    Abstract: A visualization apparatus detects a change in the shape of a solid model of a human body part based on images obtained by capturing the solid model. Next, the visualization apparatus generates a three-dimensional model reproducing the shape of the human body part in virtual space based on three-dimensional model data representing the shape of the human body part in three dimensions. The visualization apparatus further transforms the shape of the three-dimensional model into a transformed three-dimensional model in accordance with the change in the shape of the solid model. Then, the visualization apparatus outputs images of the transformed three-dimensional model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro Watanabe, Daisuke Kushibe
  • Publication number: 20200006821
    Abstract: The rack-type power supply device includes a plurality of battery modules each of which accommodates a plurality of secondary battery cells, a rack main body that vertically accommodates battery modules in a horizontal posture like a plurality of steps with gaps between the battery modules, and a plurality of cooling fans that are arranged on a front surface side of the rack main body and blow cooling air into the gaps between battery modules. The rack main body also includes a back-side duct in which cooling air having passed through the gaps flows upward on a back surface side of the battery modules. In addition, rack main body includes an air outlet for discharging cooling air having passed through the back-side duct on a top surface side. The cooling fan is disposed to be shifted from the gap between the battery modules in front view of the rack main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Oono, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Toshikazu Ura, Masahiro Kawabata
  • Publication number: 20200002695
    Abstract: A xylanase variant includes an amino acid sequence derived from an amino acid sequence of a xylanase from a filamentous fungus wherein one or more amino acid residues at the positions selected from the positions corresponding to position 78, position 80, position 117, position 155, position 169, and position 203 in the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 are substituted, the xylanase variant having a xylanase activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Natsuko Murakami, Koji Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Kurihara, Katsushige Yamada, Masahiro Watanabe, Keiko Uechi, Tamotsu Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20190388702
    Abstract: A tumor treatment method for treating a tumor in a subject, the method includes: a step I of administering a therapeutically effective amount of one or a plurality of antibody-IR 700 molecules to the subject, in which the antibody specifically binds to a cell surface protein of the tumor; a step II of inserting an optical probe into the subject; a step III of applying light having a wavelength in a range from 660 nm to 740 nm from the optical probe, to supply energy of at least 1 J/cm2 to at least a part of the tumor; a step IV of waiting for a time until an immune response is elicited in the tumor; a step V of inserting an energy device into the subject; and a step VI of resecting tissues of the subject including the tumor using the energy device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki WATANABE, Masahiro YOSHINO, Tetsuhide TAKEYAMA, Motohiro MITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190388854
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mixing impeller and the like capable of properly performing mixing. A mixing impeller includes multiple blade pairs each having two blades, wherein the blades included in the multiple blade pairs are attached around a rotational shaft extending in a lateral direction, so as to be positioned at a same position in an axial direction of the rotational shaft, the two blades of each blade pair each have a shape that is symmetric about a symmetry plane that is a plane perpendicular to the rotational shaft, the two blades of each blade pair are formed so as to extend from the rotational shaft side toward an outer circumferential side, which is a side opposite to the rotational shaft side, and blade outer portions that are on the outer circumferential side are bent toward a side on which the two blades face each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Microwave Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro IMAI, Takanobu MURATA, Hisao WATANABE, Hideshi KURIHARA
  • Patent number: 10516046
    Abstract: A silicon carbide semiconductor device includes: a main cell region; a sense cell region; a MOSFET arranged in each of the main cell region and the sense cell region and disposed in a semiconductor substrate having a high impurity concentration layer and a drift layer; an element isolation layer arranged between the main cell region and the sense cell region, and surrounding the sense cell region; and a plurality of electric field relaxation layers arranged between the main cell region and the sense cell region. The MOSFET includes: a base region; a source region; a plurality of deep layers; a trench gate structure; a source electrode; and a drain electrode. The deep layers and the electric field relaxation layers are arranged in a stripe pattern at a predetermined interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Takeuchi, Yu Suzuki, Masahiro Sugimoto, Yukihiko Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190384682
    Abstract: A method performed by an apparatus is provided. The apparatus extracts a virtual machine before starting operation from among virtual machines within a range of influence of a failure upon detection of the failure. With reference to a storage unit storing history information concerning operation of a virtual machine, the apparatus generates first information corresponding to time intervals of operation start time of the extracted virtual machine, second information corresponding to movement required time required to move the extracted virtual machine out of the range of influence of the failure, and third information corresponding to recovery required time required for recovery of the failure detected to have occurred. The apparatus determines whether to move the extracted virtual machine out of the range of influence of the failure, based on the generated first, second, and third information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Reiko Kondo, YUKIHIRO WATANABE, Masahiro Asaoka, Tetsuya UCHIUMI, Fumi Iikura, KAZUHIRO SUZUKI, Shingo OKUNO, Yuji SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190381805
    Abstract: A cassette connectable to a printer includes a housing configured to house a recording sheet, a connector that is connected to a feed port of the printer for supplying the recording sheet to the printer, and a sensor group including sensor modules that measure a state in a space surrounded by the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi Wakui, Sumio Watanabe, Masahiro Yanagi, Toshiya Koyama, Tatsuya Oguchi
  • Publication number: 20190371979
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting device and a method for manufacturing the same which avoid a distinct color unevenness during the light emission even if variations are present among the light-emitting elements in the concentration of the phosphor that precipitates in the resin for sealing the light-emitting elements. The light-emitting device includes a substrate, a plurality of light-emitting elements that are mounted on the substrate, a first resin layer that integrally seals the light-emitting elements and includes a first phosphor that is excited by light from the light-emitting elements at a concentration that is high as it goes to a lower end near the substrate from an upper end distant from the substrate, and a second resin layer that is provided at an upper side of the first resin layer and includes a second phosphor that is excited by light from the light-emitting elements at a uniform concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Sadato IMAI, Tatsuya KATOH, Masahiro WATANABE, Kazuki MATSUMURA
  • Patent number: 10496930
    Abstract: With reference to information storing a co-occurrence probability of each of plural words in association with each of distribution-destinations, the apparatus extracts, from a message to be distributed, an unknown-word that is not included in the plural words, where the co-occurrence probability indicates a probability that each word is included in a message to be distributed to each distribution-destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yukihiro Watanabe, Ken Yokoyama, Masahiro Asaoka, Hiroshi Otsuka, Reiko Kondo
  • Publication number: 20190359575
    Abstract: A compound of Formula [I] or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof: wherein each symbol is defined as in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiro YOKOTA, Taku IKENOGAMI, Eiichi WATANABE, Noriyoshi SEKI, Takayuki SAKAI, Shingo FUJIOKA, Makoto SHIOZAKI, Katsunori SUWA, Yosuke OGOSHI, Masato NOGUCHI, Katsuya MAEDA
  • Patent number: 10487831
    Abstract: The area of a back-pressure chamber is increased so that pressing force on a rotational scroll due to back pressure is enhanced to reduce leakage of refrigerant gas through a chip clearance, thereby achieving improved compression efficiency. A scroll compression mechanism configured to form a compression pocket between a fixed scroll and a rotational scroll 10 facing each other and including a thrust plate 12 configured to support a thrust load of the rotational scroll 10, and a back-pressure supplying mechanism 6 configured to supply part of compressed refrigerant gas to a back side of the thrust plate 12 as back pressure are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Ohta, Makoto Takeuchi, Kazuhide Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190355536
    Abstract: A first conductive member is fixed to a first fixed terminal having a longitudinal direction, and a second conductive member is fixed to a second fixed terminal having a longitudinal direction. The first fixed terminal and the second fixed terminal are fixed to a partition member. A first extension portion of the first conductive member includes a first opposed portion opposed to at least one of the first fixed terminal at a first fixed contact side of the partition member. The first opposed portion extends in the longitudinal direction of the first fixed terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke OZAKI, Shinya KIMOTO, Kazuhiro KODAMA, Seiya SAKAGUCHI, Yasutaka HIEDA, Masahiro ITO, Hideki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190341484
    Abstract: A silicon carbide semiconductor device includes: a main cell region; a sense cell region; a MOSFET arranged in each of the main cell region and the sense cell region and disposed in a semiconductor substrate having a high impurity concentration layer and a drift layer; an element isolation layer arranged between the main cell region and the sense cell region, and surrounding the sense cell region; and a plurality of electric field relaxation layers arranged between the main cell region and the sense cell region. The MOSFET includes: a base region; a source region; a plurality of deep layers; a trench gate structure; a source electrode; and a drain electrode. The deep layers and the electric field relaxation layers are arranged in a stripe pattern at a predetermined interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yuichi TAKEUCHI, Yu SUZUKI, Masahiro SUGIMOTO, Yukihiko WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10470231
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is disclosed comprising a control circuitry configured to control communication with another information processing apparatus using a first communication mode, control communication with the another information processing apparatus using a second communication mode, establish a first connection with the another information processing apparatus using the first communication mode and prompt the another processing apparatus to execute a process through the first connection after establishing the first connection with the another information processing apparatus but prior to completing, through the first connection, a second connection with the another information processing apparatus using the second communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsunori Nakayama, Yusuke Fujimoto, Masahiro Shimizu, Masahiro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190332980
    Abstract: An analysis method includes: executing first accumulation processing for accumulating analysis reports including an analysis item regarding an analysis target and analysis results with respect to the analysis item; executing first extraction processing for extracting the analysis item and texts representing the analysis results from each of the analysis reports accumulated; executing first identification processing for identifying analysis techniques corresponding to the texts extracted; executing generation processing for generating analysis patterns; executing second identification processing for identifying first analysis patterns; executing third identification processing for identifying other analysis patterns; executing second accumulation processing for accumulating pattern information; executing second extraction processing for extracting the analysis item and the texts from a new analysis report; and executing output processing for identifying an analysis technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tetsuya UCHIUMI, Yuji SAITO, Masahiro Asaoka, Reiko Kondo, YUKIHIRO WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190324833
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes sensors for detecting a plurality of types of errors. The information processing apparatus identifies a type of an error detected by one of the sensors, acquires a result of diagnostic processing corresponding to the identified type of the error, and outputs error information indicating the identified type of the error, and diagnostic information about a component corresponding to the result of the diagnostic processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Norihiko Kobayashi, Kimito Kasahara, Kaori Nishiyama, Naoto Watanabe, Keisuke Aizono, Satoshi Seki, Masahiro Mutsuno, Takuma Yasukawa, Yuki Suetani, Toshiyuki Miyake
  • Patent number: D872872
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: A.L.M.T. CORP.
    Inventors: Yoshitake Fukaya, Masahiro Kato, Makoto Watanabe, Kiyohide Sasaki