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).

  • Patent number: 10286809
    Abstract: An electric motor is driven using a power stored in a storage battery as a power source. A power management system includes a power management device and a travel control device. The power management device includes a travel control planning unit and a section valid road slope information storage unit. The section valid road slope information storage unit stores section road slope information including information about a slope of a road section where a vehicle travels. On the basis of section valid road slope information read from the section valid road slope information storage unit, the travel control planning unit creates a travel control plan for traveling the vehicle. The travel control device performs travel control of the vehicle on the basis of the travel control plan. One of the section valid road slope information which shows a downward slope in traveling of the vehicle has a slope steeper than a predetermined slope depending on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Igarashi, Masashi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190063930
    Abstract: A slope sample value at a sample point on a target route and a distance sample value from a reference point on the target route to the sample point are calculated based on three-dimensional position data of the target route. Undetermined elements contained in a model formula for the approximation formula representing relation between the slope sample value and the distance sample value are determined using an error evaluation formula for the model formula. The error evaluation formula contains a slope error evaluation component for evaluating a slope error between the slope sample value and a slope model value that is calculated using the model formula, and an altitude error evaluation component for evaluating an altitude error between an altitude model value that is obtained through integration of the slope model value and an altitude value that is obtained from the three-dimensional position data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi WATANABE, Katsuyuki KAMEI, Hiroyuki FUJIBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180345980
    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: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Hidetoshi MORITA, Masashi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180326305
    Abstract: A game processing device determines, for a moving object in a game field, a first region in which a first operation performed on the moving object is valid. The first region is set in the game field in a movable region of the moving object. Further, the game processing device determines validity of the first operation based on the first region and a position of the moving object. In addition, the game processing device validates a second operation that is different from the first operation performed on the moving object if the first region reaches a second region that is within the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Masashi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180326307
    Abstract: A game processing device changes a movement direction of a moving object from a first direction, which is a movement direction of the moving object, to a second direction based on an operation direction of the controller if an operation of the controller in a direction that is different from the first direction is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Masashi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180326308
    Abstract: A game processing device includes circuitry that is configured to set a state of an item in a game field, when a first operation of a controller in a first direction is detected, to being ready to start a game operation. The circuitry is further configured to start the game operation using the item when a starting condition of the game operation is satisfied; and cancel the state of the item when a second operation of the controller in a second direction, that is different from the first direction, is detected before the starting condition of the game operation is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Masashi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180326310
    Abstract: A game processing device determines a movement range of a moving object in a game field using movement range information indicating the movement range of the moving object in the game field. Further, the game processing device arranges a game medium operated by a player in the game field so that a relative position of the game medium with respect to the movement range satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Masashi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180301316
    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 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato KAMIO, Masashi WATANABE, Katsunori HIRANO, Yoshinobu HOSHINO, Shigeru KAWAMATA, Yuichi SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 10096437
    Abstract: A key switch includes a base plate, a key top, a pair of link members, and a switch mechanism. The key top is above the base plate. The link members support the key top and operate in an interlocked manner to allow the key top to be lifted and lowered with respect to the base plate. One of the link members includes a projecting portion at a distal end of an arm of the link member. The other one of the link members includes a concave receiving portion at a distal end of an arm of the link member. The projecting portion is rotationally fitted to the concave receiving portion. The switch mechanism is disposed between the base plate and the key top and is configured to open and close a contact portion of an electric circuit in accordance with lifting and lowering operation of the key top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10093332
    Abstract: Distance measurement means measures a distance from a measurement point to a construction gauge in a route of a track. A range identification unit identifies whether or not a measurement point falls within a predetermined range from the construction gauge based on the measured distance. A ground feature identification unit identifies whether or not the measurement point is a measurement point of a feature on a ground. Drawing means draws in a plan view a measurement point identified as a measurement point of a feature on the ground by the ground feature identification unit among the measurement points, and draws in side views a measurement point identified as not a measurement point of a feature on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Kamei, Masashi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180230095
    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: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masashi Watanabe, Hiroshi Nagasawa, Noritada Sato
  • Patent number: 10005725
    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: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masashi Watanabe, Hiroshi Nagasawa, Noritada Sato
  • Patent number: 9997760
    Abstract: A combined battery (100) comprising a plurality of flat-type cells (10A to 10F) by laminating thereof so that polarity of electrode tabs (11A to 11F and 12A to 12F) is alternately set, wherein welding parts to connect in series the flat cells themselves, to compose a set when all the flat-type cells (10A to 10F) are laminated, are separated at a plurality of positions of the combined battery, and the flat-type cells having such a structure that all the flat-type cells are electrically connected in series by welding each of the welding parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Watanabe, Yuuji Tanjou, Masayasu Ota, Tsuyoshi Enokida, Hiroaki Kishimoto, Ryuichi Amagai, Teruo Segawa, Muneto Hayami
  • Publication number: 20180107127
    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: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9919580
    Abstract: An air conditioner for a vehicle includes: a compressor that compresses refrigerant for conditioning air in a vehicle cabin and defines a refrigeration cycle; a detecting section that detects a thermal load of air-conditioning in the vehicle cabin; and a control section that controls a rotational speed of the compressor such that the thermal load detected by the detecting section satisfies a predetermined air conditioning request in the vehicle cabin. In case where the air conditioning request is satisfied by controlling the rotational speed of the compressor, the control section periodically switches between a reference rotational speed and a low rotational speed that is lower than the reference rotational speed in order to maintain a state where the air conditioning request is satisfied. The reference rotational speed is a rotational speed within a predetermined range that includes the rotational speed at which the air conditioning request is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshida, Masashi Watanabe, Hidekazu Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 9876217
    Abstract: A battery electrode manufacturing apparatus including: a front end die which cuts a strip-shaped electrode material into an electrode shape; a hand which grasps the electrode material and conveys the electrode material to the cutting position of the front end die; and a first suction conveyor which is disposed upstream of the front end die in a conveying direction and has a supporting surface for supporting the electrode material during the cutting by the front end die. The hand includes a first grasper and a second grasper, and the first suction conveyor is disposed between the first grasper and the second grasper. The hand carries the electrode material to the cutting position, at such a position that the electrode material does not contact the front end die and the first suction conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Watanabe, Hiroshi Yuhara, Manabu Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20180006819
    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: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Masashi Watanabe, Akinori Usami, Naoki Adachi, Tetsuya Noda, Hideaki Shiranaga
  • Publication number: 20170369438
    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: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masashi Watanabe, Hiroshi Nagasawa, Noritada Sato
  • Publication number: 20170365422
    Abstract: A key switch includes a base plate, a key top, a pair of link members, and a switch mechanism. The key top is above the base plate. The link members support the key top and operate in an interlocked manner to allow the key top to be lifted and lowered with respect to the base plate. One of the link members includes a projecting portion at a distal end of an arm of the link member. The other one of the link members includes a concave receiving portion at a distal end of an arm of the link member. The projecting portion is rotationally fitted to the concave receiving portion. The switch mechanism is disposed between the base plate and the key top and is configured to open and close a contact portion of an electric circuit in accordance with lifting and lowering operation of the key top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventor: Masashi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20170341600
    Abstract: A vehicle display device decorative part and a vehicle display device include a first area provided in the vehicle display device that displays information regarding a vehicle, and having a first pattern formed of a plurality of first grooves, and a second area provided to be included in the first area, and having a second pattern formed of a plurality of second grooves. As a result, the vehicle display device decorative part and the vehicle display device exhibits an effect to realize new and fresh visual effects due to a synergistic effect by a combination of the first pattern formed in the first area and the second pattern formed in the second area included in the first area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicants: Yazaki Corporation, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Hiroaki KANNZAKI, Sosuke YAMAMOTO, Masashi WATANABE, Yuji KAWAMOTO, Noriyuki SAKAYANAGI, Hiroki KUROYANAGI