Patents by Inventor Masashi Watanabe

Masashi 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: 20200149885
    Abstract: The interior of a first measurement surface and the interior of a second measurement surface traveling together with a measuring vehicle are scanned to acquire first measurement coordinate points and second measurement coordinate points, respectively. A first comparison point cloud representing a comparison part on a surface of a structure is extracted from the first measurement coordinate points. A second comparison point cloud representing a comparison part on the surface of the structure is extracted from the second measurement coordinate points. A difference between the first comparison point cloud and the second comparison point cloud corresponding to measurement of a common comparison part on the surface of the structure is calculated. Error having time dependence included in the first measurement coordinate points and the second measurement coordinate points is calculated on the basis of the calculated difference. The measurement coordinate points are corrected on the basis of the calculated error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuyuki KAMEI, Masashi WATANABE, Hiroyuki FUJIBAYASHI, Megumi IRIE
  • Patent number: 10640123
    Abstract: A driving monitoring system monitors a driver of a host vehicle by a vehicle control unit and a portable terminal which communicate with each other. The vehicle control unit controls the host vehicle. The portable terminal includes a display screen and a camera arranged to capture an image of an area opposing the display screen. The driver monitoring system determines whether the driver of the host vehicle looks at the display screen of the portable terminal during running of the host vehicle, based on an image captured by the camera; the driver monitoring system issues a warning in response to that the driver is determined to be looking at the display screen of the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Morita, Masashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10608818
    Abstract: A communication system and a comparison method for securing a communication path for a legitimate user via a terminal apparatus (“TA”). A vehicle-mounted communication device (“VMCD”) transmits a device ID identifying the VMCD to a TA, acquires a terminal ID from the TA, and transmits the device ID and the terminal ID acquired from the TA to a central apparatus. The TA transmits a terminal ID identifying the TA to the VMCD, acquires a device ID from the VMCD, and transmits the terminal ID and the device ID acquired from the VMCD to the central apparatus. The central apparatus receives a device ID and a terminal ID transmitted from the VMCD and a device ID and a terminal ID transmitted from the TA, and compares the device ID and the terminal ID received from the VMCD with the device ID and the terminal ID received from the TA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Watanabe, Akinori Usami, Naoki Adachi, Tetsuya Noda, Hideaki Shiranaga
  • Publication number: 20200066484
    Abstract: There is provided a charged particle beam device which includes a charged particle beam source, a charged particle beam optical system that irradiates a sample with a charged particle beam from the charged particle beam source, a detector that detects a secondary signal generated from the sample by irradiation with the charged particle beam, and an image processing unit that executes integration processing of image data obtained from the secondary signal and outputting an integrated image, and in which the image processing unit executes a normalization integration computation of outputting an integrated image in which a luminance value of the integrated image is always “1” in an integration process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato KAMIO, Masashi WATANABE, Katsunori HIRANO, Yoshinobu HOSHINO, Shigeru KAWAMATA, Yuichi SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20200053229
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a sensor and circuitry. The sensor is configured to read a visible spectrum and an invisible spectrum of an image. The circuitry is configured to separate the image read into a visible image and an invisible image and perform different image correction processes on the visible image and the invisible image, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Ayumu HASHIMOTO, Masamoto Nakazawa, Masashi Watanabe, Masahiro Itoh
  • Publication number: 20200053230
    Abstract: A reading device includes a light source, an imaging element, a controller, a correcting unit, and a notifying unit. The light source is configured to irradiate an object with light. The imaging element is configured to receive and read the light from the object. The controller is configured to control a second reading operation of reading the object with an invisible image. The correcting unit is configured to perform correction with respect to the invisible image. The notifying unit is configured to notify an outside of at least the invisible image corrected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Masamoto NAKAZAWA, Ayumu HASHIMOTO, Masashi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200044366
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a printed wiring board includes a wiring board, a connector part, a connection pad provided between the wiring board and the connector part and connected with the connector part with a solder material and a guide groove provided in the wiring board to be continuous to the connection pad, to guide a portion of the solder material from the connection pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akira TANAKA, Masaya HIRASHIMA, Satoru YASUI, Shukuyo YAMADA, Masashi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10522325
    Abstract: There is provided a charged particle beam device which includes a charged particle beam source, a charged particle beam optical system that irradiates a sample with a charged particle beam from the charged particle beam source, a detector that detects a secondary signal generated from the sample by irradiation with the charged particle beam, and an image processing unit that executes integration processing of image data obtained from the secondary signal and outputting an integrated image, and in which the image processing unit executes a normalization integration computation of outputting an integrated image in which a luminance value of the integrated image is always “1” in an integration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Kamio, Masashi Watanabe, Katsunori Hirano, Yoshinobu Hoshino, Shigeru Kawamata, Yuichi Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20190381864
    Abstract: An air-conditioning control apparatus includes a determiner and a controller. The determiner is configured to determine whether a subject vehicle is in a slipstream of a preceding vehicle when the subject vehicle is in autonomous control and following the preceding vehicle. The controller is configured to increase a flow rate of air flowing through a condenser for an air-conditioning of the subject vehicle when the determiner determines that the subject vehicle is in the slipstream of the preceding vehicle. According to this, even when the subject vehicle is in the slipstream and following the preceding vehicle during the autonomous control, the flow rate of the air flowing through the condenser can be increased by the controller. Accordingly, the flow rate of the air flowing through the condenser of the subject vehicle can be secured in the condition where the inter-vehicle distance from the preceding vehicle is small during vehicle platooning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventor: Masashi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190367026
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a travel control device including: determining whether a lane change request from an adjacent vehicle for a lane change is detected; determining whether a safety condition is met with regard to an expected relationship between the adjacent vehicle and a subject vehicle; determining whether an acceptance condition is met; generating a target motion for the subject vehicle to allow the lane change by the adjacent vehicle to satisfy the safety condition; and executing a reception control that is a travel control of the automated driving in accordance with the target motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Shohei HATTORI, Masashi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190344169
    Abstract: A game processing apparatus displays an image of virtual space on a display that displays an image by using a sensor for identifying the position and direction of a certain body part of a player and the display. A controller in the game processing apparatus displays the image of the virtual space on the display in accordance with the position and direction of the certain body part of the player, and, when an information providing condition regarding the position and direction of the certain body part of the player is satisfied, outputs to-be-provided information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Masashi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190349636
    Abstract: A video distribution system in one embodiment includes a storage that stores a first post message posted by a first user belonging to a first user group and a second post message posted by a second user belonging to a second user group, and one or more computer processors. In the embodiment, the one or more processors execute computer readable instructions to distribute a video that includes a first display area in which the first post message is displayed and a second display area in which the second post message is displayed but the first post message is undisplayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Masashi WATANABE, Yasunori KURITA
  • Publication number: 20190349648
    Abstract: A video distribution system in one embodiment includes a distribution server configured to live distribute a video that contains an animation of a character object generated based on actor's motions to a first client device used by a first user, a first display device disposed at a position viewable by the actor and displaying the video, and a supporter computer causing first additional information to be displayed in the video displayed on the first display device based on a first operation input while causing the first additional information to be undisplayed on the first client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Masashi WATANABE, Yasunori KURITA
  • Publication number: 20190349625
    Abstract: A video distribution system according to one aspect is a video distribution system for distributing a video containing animation of a character object generated based on a motion of an actor, the video distribution system including: one or more computer processors; and a storage for storing a candidate list including candidates of decorative objects to be displayed in the video in association with the character object. The one or more computer processors execute computer-readable instructions to: in response to reception of a first display request from a viewing user, the first display request being sent for requesting display of a first decorative object among the decorative objects, add the first decorative object to the candidate list, and display the first decorative object in the video upon selection of the first decorative object from the candidate list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Masashi WATANABE, Yasunori KURITA
  • Patent number: 10406432
    Abstract: A game processing apparatus displays an image of virtual space on a display that displays an image by using a sensor for identifying the position and direction of a certain body part of a player and the display. A controller in the game processing apparatus displays the image of the virtual space on the display in accordance with the position and direction of the certain body part of the player, and, when an information providing condition regarding the position and direction of the certain body part of the player is satisfied, outputs to-be-provided information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Masashi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190243268
    Abstract: Provided is a magenta toner, which is excellent in image density, has an enhanced chargeability, and can be produced at a low cost. The magenta toner comprising a binder resin and a magenta colorant, wherein a compound A represented by the general formula (1) and a compound B represented by the general formula (2) are contained as the magenta colorant, and wherein a total content of the compound A and the compound B is from 3 to 30 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the binder resin, and a mass ratio of the content of the compound A to the content of the compound B (compound A/compound B) is from 0.8 to 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10353306
    Abstract: To provide an efficient method for producing a negatively chargeable toner in which a carbon black (as a colorant) is well dispersed and which has high chargeability, has excellent transfer efficiency, prevent a white spot and provides an image with sufficient image density. Disclosed is a method for producing a negatively chargeable toner, the method including: a suspension step of obtaining a suspension in which droplets of a polymerizable monomer composition containing at least a polymerizable monomer, a carbon black, a softening agent and a charge control agent, which is a specific, sulfonic acid group-containing copolymer, are dispersed, by suspending the polymerizable monomer composition in an aqueous dispersion medium containing a dispersion stabilizer, and a step of obtaining colored resin particles by suspension polymerization using the suspension in the presence of a polymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10309763
    Abstract: A rail position measurement device that measures a three-dimensional position of a rail using a measurement vehicle includes: a position posture measurement device to measure a position and a posture of the measurement vehicle; and a laser scanner that is a sensor installed on the measurement vehicle so as to be capable of irradiating at least a web and a bottom of a side surface of the rail with laser light and used for measuring the three-dimensional position of the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shiraishi, Katsuyuki Kamei, Kenichi Sugo, Mitsunobu Yoshida, Masashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10308604
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing an atropisomer of a pyrrole derivative having excellent mineralocorticoid receptor antagonistic activity, and an intermediate thereof. A method for producing an atropisomer of a pyrrole derivative using a compound represented by (B) [wherein R1 represents a C1-C4 alkyl group, and R2 represents a 2-hydroxyethyl group or a carboxymethyl group] as a production intermediate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masashi Watanabe, Hiroshi Nagasawa, Noritada Sato
  • Publication number: 20190147664
    Abstract: A controller outputs an image of the virtual space in correspondence with a posture of a first user wearing the mounted display, outputs an image of the virtual space to a touch panel display used by a second user, performs a first action in the virtual space in correspondence with a touch operation performed by the second user on the touch panel display, outputs an image of the virtual space reflecting the first action to the mounted display, and performs a second action in the virtual space reflecting the first action in correspondence with an operation performed by the first user on an operation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Masashi WATANABE