Patents by Inventor Masayuki Watanabe

Masayuki 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: 20240119587
    Abstract: A prediction image is generated and output that represents a condition of a target region of a subject. A prediction system includes a prediction information acquirer that acquires (a) a subject image representing a target region of a subject at a first time, and (b) first prediction information regarding the target region at a second time when a predetermined period has elapsed from the first time; and a prediction image generation unit that generates a prediction image indicating a condition of the target region at the second time from the subject image based on the first prediction information and output the prediction image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Kenichi WATANABE, Masayuki KYOMOTO, Masahiko HASHIDA, Shintaro HONDA, Naoya WADA
  • Patent number: 11904454
    Abstract: A robot system includes a manufacturing system including a robot and peripheral equipment. There is a controller communicably connected to the robot, the peripheral equipment, and a portable information terminal. The controller includes a memory storing the operation program, operation mode setting circuitry to set an operation mode a teaching mode or a playback mode, operation controlling circuitry configured to control the operation of the robot in the teaching mode based on the operation command, and control the robot and the peripheral equipment in the playback mode in accordance with the operation program, and display controlling circuitry configured to control the portable information terminal in the teaching mode to display on a display an operation screen through which the operation command is inputted, and control the portable information terminal in the playback mode to display on the displaying part a screen different from the operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Watanabe, Toshihiko Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11878482
    Abstract: Provided are a tire-trimming device and method. The method includes: detecting a profile of a tire outer surface and a position thereof by using a profile sensor while rotating the tire; inputting data detected by the profile sensor into a control unit; when removing the unnecessary rubber components, selecting, from among a plurality of different types of the trimming tool, a trimming tool which is of a type set in the control unit in advance for use in a location on which the unnecessary rubber components are formed; moving the selected trimming tool and the tire relative to one another on the basis of the data detected by the profile sensor; and positioning a tip end section of the trimming tool along the detected profile of the tire outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensuke Matsumura, Masayuki Watanabe, Haruhisa Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11865697
    Abstract: A robot system includes an operating device that receives an operation instruction from an operator. The system further includes a real robot that is installed in a work space and performs a series of works constituted of a plurality of steps. The system further includes transmission type display device configured to allow the operator to visually recognize a real world and configured to display a virtual. The system further includes a control device configured to operate the virtual robot displayed on the transmission type display device based on instruction information input from the operating device. The control device is further configured to thereafter operate the real robot while maintaining a state that the virtual robot is displayed on the transmission type display device when operation execution information to execute an operation of the real robot is input from the operating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Watanabe, Takayuki Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 11838469
    Abstract: An image forming system includes: an image forming device that is disposed at a first conveyance path and forms an image on a recording medium that is a continuous sheet or a long sheet; a first conveyor that conveys the recording medium on the first conveyance path in a conveyance direction; an image reader that reads the image formed on the recording medium at a second conveyance path on a downstream side of the first conveyance path in the conveyance direction; a second conveyor that conveys the recording medium on the second conveyance path; and a controller that controls a speed of a drive source of the first conveyor and controls a torque of a drive source of the second conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hidenori Mine, Masayuki Watanabe, Harumitsu Fujimori, Takanobu Shiki
  • Patent number: 11821638
    Abstract: A compressor unit includes a compressor, pipes connected to a suction side and a discharge side of the compressor, and a sound absorbing member. The sound absorbing member includes a plurality of support portions, where at least one of the plurality of support portions is a hook portion formed by folding the sound absorbing member and joining upper edge portions of the sound absorbing member to each other. The pipes include a bent portion that connects two portions extending in an up/down direction and that is located in an upper region in the compressor unit. An upper portion of the sound absorbing member is positioned by hooking the hook portion to one of the bent portions, and the sound absorbing member is held by the plurality of support portions such that the sound absorbing member is suspended and thus located apart from a base on which the compressor is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Watanabe, Hiroyuki Jinnai
  • Patent number: 11708231
    Abstract: A paper sheet sensing device includes: a sheet thickness sensor that includes a reference member and a displacement sensor, and senses a sheet thickness of a conveyed recording medium by bringing the reference member into contact with the recording medium and sensing a position of a height of the reference member with the displacement sensor, the position of the height having changed with the recording medium; a first attacher to which the sheet thickness sensor is attached; a conveyor that nips and conveys the recording medium, and is disposed adjacent to the sheet thickness sensor at a predetermined distance equal to or shorter than a length of the recording medium being conveyed, in a conveyance direction of the recording medium; and a displacement preventer that prevents a change in an output of the displacement sensor due to a shift of a relative position of the height of the reference member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Yoshimura, Satoshi Ogata, Masayuki Watanabe, Hidenori Mine
  • Patent number: 11627234
    Abstract: A post-processing device includes: multiple types of post-processing modules that are disposed at predetermined installation positions within the post-processing device and each execute post-processing to an output sheet on which an image is formed; and a controller that (i) detects the post-processing modules at the installation positions and (ii) determines and controls adjustment contents of the post-processing modules based on a detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki Watanabe, Hidenori Mine, Satoshi Ogata, Kazutoshi Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20230104320
    Abstract: A vehicle bottom surface imaging system is equipped with a housing above which a vehicle can pass, first and second reflecting mirrors provided inside the housing and sequentially arranged along a passing direction of the vehicle, and first and second cameras provided inside the housing and arranged apart from each other in a vehicle width direction. The first reflecting mirror reflects the light incident from above the housing onto the first camera. The second reflecting mirror reflects the light incident from above the housing onto the second camera. The first reflecting mirror is so provided as to be changed over between a service state where the light incident from above the housing is reflected onto the first camera and a folded state where the reflected light from the second reflecting mirror onto the second camera is not blocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro TSUBOUCHI, Masayuki WATANABE, Takamitsu FURUYABU, Takahisa SUDOU
  • Publication number: 20230095964
    Abstract: An image forming system includes: an image forming device that is disposed at a first conveyance path and forms an image on a recording medium that is a continuous sheet or a long sheet; a first conveyor that conveys the recording medium on the first conveyance path in a conveyance direction; an image reader that reads the image formed on the recording medium at a second conveyance path on a downstream side of the first conveyance path in the conveyance direction; a second conveyor that conveys the recording medium on the second conveyance path; and a controller that controls a speed of a drive source of the first conveyor and controls a torque of a drive source of the second conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hidenori Mine, Masayuki Watanabe, Harumitsu Fujimori, Takanobu Shiki
  • Publication number: 20230091128
    Abstract: A control device of an image forming system including an image former that forms an image on a recording medium formed of a continuous sheet or a long sheet includes a hardware processor that calculates a width of the recording medium on a downstream side of a fixer included in the image former in a transport direction of the recording medium and outputs a shrinkage amount or a shrinkage rate of the recording medium in the transport direction due to the fixer based on the width of the recording medium and shrinkage characteristic information of the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi YAMAGUCHI, Masayuki WATANABE, Hiroshi OYAMA, Hidenori MINE, Takanobu SHIKI, Kyouhei KUBOTA, Kazuya OGIWARA
  • Publication number: 20220380164
    Abstract: A reading apparatus includes a reader, a conveyor, motors and a hardware processor. The reader reads a surface of a recording medium with an image formed. The conveyor includes rollers disposed along a conveyance path that passes through a reading area of the reader, and conveys the recording medium being laid across the rollers. The motors rotate the rollers. The hardware processor controls operations of the motors such that the rollers located farther downstream in a conveyance direction of the recording medium rotate faster. As to at least one motor of the motors, the hardware processor switches between and performs a first control to adjust a rotational speed and a second control to adjust a torque, depending on an operating state of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki WATANABE, Hidenori MINE, Harumitsu FUJIMORI, Takanobu SHIKI
  • Patent number: 11452284
    Abstract: A fishing line guide includes a fishing line guide section guiding a fishing line along a fishing rod, a first leg portion extending in a first direction from an end portion of the fishing line guide section and having a fixed portion disposed at a tip, and a second leg portion branching from either one of the end portion of the fishing line guide section and the first leg portion to extend in a second direction and having a fixed portion disposed at a tip are integrally configured, the fishing line guide including a first fiber-reinforced resin sheet, a second fiber-reinforced resin sheet, and a third fiber-reinforced resin sheet, each sheet including a laminated structure with a flat bonding surface, the laminated structure including a plurality of sheet-shaped synthetic resins containing reinforced fibers that are laminated together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: GLOBERIDE, Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki Watanabe, Norio Nasu, Masaru Akiba
  • Patent number: 11370105
    Abstract: A robot system includes an operating device that receives an operation instruction from an operator, a real robot that is installed in a work space and performs a series of works constituted of a plurality of steps, a camera configured to image the real robot, a display device configured to display video information of the real robot imaged by the camera and a virtual robot, and a control device, in which the control device is configured to operate the virtual robot displayed on the display device based on instruction information input from the operating device, and thereafter operate the real robot in a state that the virtual robot is displayed on the display device when operation execution information to execute an operation of the real robot is input from the operating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Watanabe, Takayuki Yoshimura
  • Patent number: D965783
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kurihara, Takafumi Doi, Masayuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: D992680
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: GLOBERIDE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nakahata, Masayuki Watanabe, Masaru Akiba, Toshiki Morioka
  • Patent number: D995711
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: GLOBERIDE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nakahata, Masayuki Watanabe, Masaru Akiba, Toshiki Morioka
  • Patent number: D997293
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: GLOBERIDE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nakahata, Masayuki Watanabe, Masaru Akiba, Toshiki Morioka
  • Patent number: D994830
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: GLOBERIDE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nakahata, Masayuki Watanabe, Masaru Akiba, Toshiki Morioka
  • Patent number: D1013095
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: GLOBERIDE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nakahata, Masayuki Watanabe, Masaru Akiba, Toshiki Morioka