Patents by Inventor Masaya Watanabe

Masaya 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: 11772160
    Abstract: To provide a fine nickel powder for an internal electrode paste of an electronic component, the nickel powder obtained by a wet method and having high crystallinity, excellent sintering characteristics, and heat-shrinking characteristics. The nickel powder is obtained by precipitating nickel by a reduction reaction in a reaction solution including at least water-soluble nickel salt, salt of metal nobler than nickel, hydrazine as a reducing agent, and alkali metal hydroxide as a pH adjusting agent and water; the reaction solution is prepared by mixing a nickel salt solution including the water-soluble nickel salt and the salt of metal nobler than nickel with a mixed reducing agent solution including hydrazine and alkali metal hydroxide; and the hydrazine is additionally added to the reaction solution after a reduction reaction initiates in the reaction solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignees: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD., MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Ishii, Shingo Murakami, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Takahiro Kamata, Toshiaki Terao, Masaya Yukinobu, Yuji Watanabe, Tsutomu Tanimitsu, Yoshiyuki Kunifusa, Haruo Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20230298620
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a read and write (RW) parameter adjustment method includes changing conditions of RW parameters to determine a capacity and characteristics for each of various heads of a test device to measure the characteristics and creating, for each of the heads, a database in which the measured characteristics are registered, and changing the conditions of the RW parameters for each of heads of a device to be adjusted to measure characteristics, searching the database created for each of the heads for a database having similar characteristics, and setting the capacity and characteristics in an appropriate balance based on the similar characteristics of the database obtained by the searching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Daisuke WATANABE, Takuya MAEDA, Masaya OHTAKE, Takeshi SUDO, Ryuichi SATO
  • Patent number: 11731609
    Abstract: A vehicle control device controls a vehicle including an internal combustion engine, an electric motor, a drive wheel, and a lock-up clutch provided in a power transmission path from the internal combustion engine and the electric motor to the drive wheel. The vehicle control device is configured to: not execute a motor vibration damping control and a slip vibration damping control in a non-vibration damping region; execute the motor vibration damping control and the slip vibration damping control in a first vibration damping region in a high load state or a low rotation speed state; and execute the motor vibration damping control and not execute the slip vibration damping control in a second vibration damping region in a medium load state or a medium rotation speed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Fukao, Kenji Kikuchi, Sadahito Kajihara, Satoshi Watanabe, Masaya Agata
  • Publication number: 20230210991
    Abstract: In one non-limiting embodiment, the present disclosure is an antibody-containing formulation comprising an anti-IL-6 receptor antibody as an active ingredient, and contains histidine-aspartate buffer or histidine-glutamate buffer, Poloxamer 188, and arginine, and has a pH of 5.5 to 6.6. In one non-limiting embodiment, the present disclosure is a method of stabilizing an antibody-containing solution, a method of suppressing antibody association (e.g., dimerization), and a method of suppressing the generation of insoluble particles, wherein L-aspartic acid or L-glutamic acid, and optionally, Poloxamer 188 are added.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daisuke Kameoka, Masaya Yasutake, Masakazu Fukuda, Atsushi Watanabe, Tomoyuki Igawa, Chifumi Imai, Akira Hayasaka
  • Publication number: 20230181554
    Abstract: New uses of an FF-MAS metabolism inhibitor for protecting and/or regenerating a neuromuscular junction or for treating and/or preventing a disorder of a neuromuscular junction are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for protecting and/or regenerating a neuromuscular junction or a method for treating and/or preventing a disorder of a neuromuscular junction, the method including administering an effective amount of an FF-MAS metabolism inhibitor to a mammal is disclosed. In one aspect, an FF-MAS metabolism inhibitor for use in protecting and/or regenerating a neuromuscular junction or for use in treating and/or preventing a disorder of a neuromuscular junction is disclosed. In one aspect, uses of an FF-MAS metabolism inhibitor for manufacturing an agent for protecting and/or regenerating a neuromuscular junction or for manufacturing an agent for treating and/or preventing a disorder of a neuromuscular junction are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: ONO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya NAKANISHI, Kazuo KANAYA, Fumihiko KISA, Ryosuke WATANABE, Ryo ITO
  • Patent number: 11674858
    Abstract: A heat flux sensor is provided with a main body which detects heat flux, and filling members. The main body has a first surface. The first surface has an uneven shape, with a plurality of concave portions and a plurality of convex portions. The filling members are filled in the plurality of concave portions. Surfaces of the filling members constitutes a part of an outer surface of the heat flux sensor. The degree of flatness of the outer surface is higher than the degree of flatness of the first surface of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshikazu Harada, Atusi Sakaida, Toshihisa Taniguchi, Tomohiro Imura, Hayato Watanabe, Masaya Hirabayashi
  • Publication number: 20230131190
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a substrate, a plurality of signal wires, a plurality of light emitter portions, and a plurality of lead wires. The plurality of signal wires is located on the substrate in a predetermined direction. The plurality of light emitter portions is located in line on the substrate in the predetermined direction. The plurality of lead wires is located on the substrate in a direction intersecting with the predetermined direction with an insulating layer between the plurality of lead wires and the plurality of signal wires. The plurality of lead wires connects the plurality of signal wires and the plurality of light emitter portions. At least half of the plurality of lead wires are included in varying-length areas in which the at least half of the plurality of lead wires have lengths varying in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Inventors: Masaya WATANABE, Masahiko NISHIDE, Takashi ARISAWA, Takanobu SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20230066346
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a first connection wire and a second connection wire each connecting a first power supply wire and a second power supply wire, a second lead wire between the first connection wire and the second connection wire, and first lead wires including a first lead wire located opposite to the second lead wire from relative to the first connection wire. The first lead wires are parallel to one another and include first connection pads as first connections at ends connected to first signal wires. The second lead wire includes a second connection pad as a second connection at an end connected to a second signal wire. A distance between the second connection pad and a first connection pad of the first connection pads adjacent to the second connection pad is greater than a distance between adjacent ones of the first connection pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Inventors: Masaya WATANABE, Masahiko NISHIDE, Takashi ARISAWA
  • Publication number: 20220404286
    Abstract: A method and a device allow measurement of the pH value of a solution. The method includes illuminating a solution containing a pH indicator and a pH changer with light emitted from a light emitting element, receiving light transmitted through the solution with a light receiving element, measuring absorbance with monochromatic light selectively from the received transmitted light, and calculating a pH value corresponding to the measured absorbance based on a predefined absorbance table. The device includes an illuminator that illuminates a solution containing a pH indicator and a pH changer with light emitted from a light emitting element, a light receiver that receives light transmitted through the solution, a measurer that measures absorbance with light with a wavelength of monochromatic light selectively from the received transmitted light, and a calculator that calculates a pH value corresponding to the absorbance measured by the measurer based on a predefined absorbance table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventor: Masaya WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220356435
    Abstract: A cell detector and a cell detection method detect cell proliferation. A cell detector includes a light emitter, a culture vessel that accommodates a culture medium containing a cell, a first slit member including a first slit and a first light shield, and at least one light receiver that receives light emitted from the light emitter and passing through the culture medium and the first slit in the first slit member in an order of the culture medium and the first slit. The first light shield in the first slit member blocks light emitted from the light emitter and scattered by the cell in the culture vessel when the cell is at a position overlapping the first slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventor: Masaya WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11428655
    Abstract: A gas sensor (1) including a first gas detection element (2) and a second gas detection element (3), a first storage portion (4) having a first internal space (4A), and a first opening (4B) establishing communication between the first internal space (4A) and the outside space thereof exposed to a detection subject atmosphere, a second storage portion (5) having a second internal space (5A) and a second opening (5B) establishing communication between the second internal space (5A) and the outside space, a first membrane (4C) allowing permeation of water vapor and substantially not allowing permeation of a detection target gas, and covering the first opening (4B), and a calculation unit (12) for calculating the concentration of a detection target gas contained in the detection subject atmosphere, based on outputs from the first and second gas detection elements (2, 3), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Matsukura, Shoji Kitanoya, Masaya Watanabe, Daisuke Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11143614
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gas sensor for detecting a measurement target gas in a measurement gas atmosphere, including first and second sensor elements respectively installed in first and second inner spaces of first and second installation parts. The first and second sensor elements have respective heating resistors connected in series and each has a resistance value that varies with change in temperature thereof so that the concentration of the measurement target gas can be calculated according to a potential between the heating resistors of the first and second sensor elements with the application of a constant voltage. The first and second installation parts are located at such positions that allow a maximum temperature difference of 0.4° C. or less between the first and second inner spaces during change in atmosphere temperature from 0° C. to 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Matsukura, Shoji Kitanoya, Masaya Watanabe, Daisuke Ichikawa, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10983085
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gas sensor for detecting a measurement target gas in a measurement gas atmosphere, including: a first sensor element; a first installation part defining a first inner space in which the first sensor element is installed; and a casing accommodating therein the first installation part. The casing has an opening formed to introduce the measurement target gas into an inside of the casing. The first installation part has: a first gas introduction hole formed to provide communication between the first inner space and the inside of the casing; and a membrane member arranged to cover the first gas introduction hole and having permeability to water vapor and substantially no permeability to the measurement target gas. At least a portion of the first installation part in contact with the membrane member is made of insulating ceramic material or resin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Matsukura, Shoji Kitanoya, Masaya Watanabe, Daisuke Ichikawa, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10859523
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gas sensor for detecting hydrogen gas in a measurement gas atmosphere, including: a first installation part defining a first inner space in communication with the measurement gas atmosphere through a solid electrolyte membrane member; a second installation part defining a second inner space in direct communication with the measurement gas atmosphere; first and second sensor elements respectively installed in the first and second inner spaces; and a calculation unit configured to calculate the concentration of the hydrogen gas according to a potential between the first and second sensor elements. The gas sensor further includes a current detecting portion that detects a current flowing through the first and second sensor elements. The calculation unit is configured to, when the current detected by the current detecting portion is larger than or equal to a threshold value, judge that the hydrogen gas is present at high concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamashita, Shoji Kitanoya, Masaya Watanabe, Yusuke Matsukura, Daisuke Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20200249184
    Abstract: A gas sensor (1) including a first gas detection element (2) and a second gas detection element (3), a first storage portion (4) having a first internal space (4A), and a first opening (4B) establishing communication between the first internal space (4A) and the outside space thereof exposed to a detection subject atmosphere, a second storage portion (5) having a second internal space (5A) and a second opening (5B) establishing communication between the second internal space (5A) and the outside space, a first membrane (4C) allowing permeation of water vapor and substantially not allowing permeation of a detection target gas, and covering the first opening (4B), and a calculation unit (12) for calculating the concentration of a detection target gas contained in the detection subject atmosphere, based on outputs from the first and second gas detection elements (2, 3), respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke MATSUKURA, Shoji KITANOYA, Masaya WATANABE, Daisuke ICHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10640036
    Abstract: A communications control unit and external sensors acquire external environment information including information on the vicinity of a vehicle. An autonomous driving control ECU calculates a warning level relating to continuing autonomous driving on the basis of the vicinity information. A speech generation section generates speech information on the basis of the external environment information acquired by the communications control unit and the external sensors. A control section controls speaking equipment so as to change at least one of speech information to be announced by the speaking equipment, a frequency of announcement of the speech information, and vocalization, in accordance with the warning level calculated by the autonomous driving control ECU. When autonomous driving is continuing, the control section controls the speaking equipment so as to repeat announcements of the speech information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaya Watanabe, Yoshinori Yamada, Chikashi Takeichi, Satoshi Arikura
  • Patent number: 10618068
    Abstract: This disclosure is related to a method for applying insulative coating to a carbon-fiber exposed end of a composite material part using a dispenser device. The dispenser device includes a nozzle discharging a first material or a mixed material obtained by mixing the first material and a second material. The method includes discharging the first material or the mixed material from the nozzle toward the carbon-fiber exposed end, and applying the first material or the mixed material to the carbon-fiber exposed end such that the carbon-fiber exposed end is covered with the insulative coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: JAMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Okamoto, Masaya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10549780
    Abstract: A driving assistance device for a vehicle, comprising: a detection unit that detects a vicinity condition of the vehicle and a running condition of the vehicle; a driving control unit that, on the basis of detection results from the detection unit, controls at least a portion of driving operations of the vehicle and controls autonomous driving that is capable of an overtaking maneuver to overtake a vehicle in front; an operation unit that implements an operation to change a specified speed during the autonomous driving; and a control unit that, after the operation to change the specified speed is implemented by the operation unit in a state during autonomous driving in which a vehicle in front is detected by the detection unit, controls the driving control unit so as to carry out the overtaking maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaya Watanabe, Yoshinori Yamada, Chikashi Takeichi, Satoshi Arikura
  • Publication number: 20190344295
    Abstract: This disclosure is related to a method for applying insulative coating to a carbon-fiber exposed end of a composite material part using a dispenser device. The dispenser device includes a nozzle discharging a first material or a mixed material obtained by mixing the first material and a second material. The method includes discharging the first material or the mixed material from the nozzle toward the carbon-fiber exposed end, and applying the first material or the mixed material to the carbon-fiber exposed end such that the carbon-fiber exposed end is covered with the insulative coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: JAMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Okamoto, Masaya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10372125
    Abstract: A vehicular awakening system having a drive control section capable of switching a drive state of a vehicle between automatic drive and manual drive; a pressing section capable of pressing a standard position between shoulder blades of a driver; and a pressing control section that activates the pressing section when the drive state of the vehicle is automatic drive or when said drive state of the vehicle is switched from automatic drive to manual drive by the drive control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaya Watanabe, Satoshi Arikura