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: 20230070512
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an outer package member, a battery device, and an insulating member. The battery device is contained inside the outer package member, and includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode that are opposed to each other and are wound. The insulating member is provided on the positive electrode. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode current collector, and a positive electrode active material layer provided on the positive electrode current collector. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector, and a negative electrode active material layer provided on the negative electrode current collector on a side opposed to the positive electrode active material layer. The positive electrode includes an exposed part in which the positive electrode active material layer is not provided and the positive electrode current collector is exposed. The exposed part is opposed to the negative electrode active material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Rie WATANABE, Taichi KATSUMOTO, Masayuki KAGEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20230042017
    Abstract: Provided are a measurement system and a radio wave shielding member that include a radio wave absorber that has light transmittance and absorbs radio waves other than the radio waves to be measured, and thus is suitable for the measurement of radio wave properties. The measurement system includes a measuring target device 11, a measuring device 12 that emits and/or receives radio waves to measure the measuring target device, and a radio wave absorber 10 that has light transmittance and absorbs radio waves in and above the millimeter wave band. The radio wave absorber includes a transparent support member 2 and a radio wave absorbing sheet 1 that is attached to one surface of the support member. The radio wave absorbing sheet includes a resistive film 3, a dielectric layer 4, and a radio wave shielding layer 5 which are stacked on top of each other and all of which have light transmittance. The radio wave absorber blocks and/or absorbs unwanted radio waves around the measuring target device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Applicant: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao FUJITA, Masayuki TOYODA, Issei WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20230037848
    Abstract: A motor includes a housing including a housing base and a housing shaft portion that is provided on the housing base and extends in a direction along a rotation center axis, a motor stator that is disposed outward in a radial direction of the housing shaft portion, a motor rotor that is provided between the motor stator and the housing shaft portion, a bearing that is provided inward in a radial direction of the motor rotor and rotatably supports the motor rotor to the housing shaft portion, a sealing structure that is provided on an opposite side to the housing base in an axial direction of the motor rotor and seals between the motor rotor and the housing shaft portion, and a resolver that is configured to detect rotation of the motor rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Applicant: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Toshifumi TAGUCHI, Hayao WATANABE, Masayuki MARUYAMA, Kenichi FUKUYAMA
  • Patent number: 11569044
    Abstract: A solar battery unit (100) is provided that includes: a substrate (120); a solar battery (110) attached to a back face of the substrate (120); and a communications module (130) attached to the substrate (120). The communications module (130) includes an antenna (132) disposed so as not to overlap solar cells (115) in the solar battery (110) in a front view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Masayuki Nakano, Satoshi Shimizu, Masato Sasaki, Yuki Watanabe, Tomohisa Yoshie, Tetsuya Ikemoto, Daisuke Toyoshima
  • Publication number: 20220402417
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat, a side frame of a seat back frame has a front wall that is formed so as to be bent inward continuously from a front edge of a plate-shaped portion and forms a curved region extending vertically from around the rotating shaft and reaching an upper frame, and a rear wall that is formed so as to be bent inward continuously from a rear edge of the plate-shaped portion and forms a curved region extending vertically from around the rotating shaft and reaching the upper frame, and an inner edge of the front wall has a projecting piece that spreads to the inside from a virtual outline corresponding to a shape of the upper frame and is superimposed on the front wall of the upper frame from the rear. This provides a vehicle seat that can contribute to improvement of the work efficiency when assembling a seat back frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi BABA, Soichiro KAMEI, Masashi NAKANO, Takuya ARAI, Ryota URUSHIHARA, Masayuki HOSHI, Hironori WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11518325
    Abstract: There is provided a reinforcement member for a vehicle which includes a cylindrical body section having a continuously closed cross section intersecting with a longitudinal direction. The cylindrical body section has a first surface, a second surface, and a third surface. The third surface has a fourth surface extending away from the second surface, and a fifth surface connecting the fourth surface and the first surface to each other. In a sectional view when viewed in the longitudinal direction, in a case where a virtual line connecting a first intersection portion where the first surface and the third surface intersect with each other and a second intersection portion where the second surface and the third surface intersect with each other is set, a third intersection portion where the fourth surface and the fifth surface intersect with each other protrudes outward with respect to the virtual line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Kimihiro Nogiwa, Masayuki Ishizuka, Norieda Ueno, Kenta Watanabe
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20220340072
    Abstract: A lamp device has a base body to be installed to a vehicle; a lamp unit; a translucent cover that is installed to the base body, covering the front surface of the base body so as to accommodate the lamp unit therein, thereby defining a lamp body space, and has a recess in the front surface at a side position in a horizontal direction of the lamp unit; and a radar unit that has a radar sensor and a radar housing accommodating the radar sensor therein, and is inserted in the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Kentaro MORI, Hironori TAMAKAWA, Hideaki AIZAWA, Takato WATANABE, Miho SASAKI, Masayuki TAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 11472670
    Abstract: In a safety gear for an elevator, a pressing spring device applies a resistance force against movement of a normal-wedge guide member in a direction of moving away from a guide rail. A normal-wedge member has a reverse-wedge guide surface becoming more distant from the guide rail as extending upward. A reverse-wedge member is movable with respect to the normal-wedge member along the reverse-wedge guide surface. A vertical-direction spring device applies a resistance force against upward movement of the reverse-wedge member with respect to the normal-wedge member. A spring constant of the vertical-direction spring device is lower than a spring constant of the pressing spring device. The vertical-direction spring device has a region in which a rate of change in force generated along with increase in upward displacement amount of the reverse-wedge member with respect to the normal-wedge member decreases as compared to that in initial displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Naohiro Shiraishi, Seiji Watanabe, Mitsuhiro Yamazumi, Masayuki Kakio
  • Patent number: 11471987
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck device comprising a mounting table having a mounting surface, a focus ring; and a cooling element, wherein the mounting table has a holding portion surrounding the mounting surface, the holding portion has an annular groove portion having a through-hole, the holding portion has inner and outer peripheral surfaces which hold the focus ring and are located on both sides of the groove portion, the holding surface satisfies conditions (i) and (ii), (i) a straight line connecting a first point corresponding to an innermost periphery of the holding surface and a second point corresponding to an outermost periphery of the holding surface has a positive or a negative inclination from the innermost periphery toward the outermost periphery, wherein a difference between a height of the first point and a height of the second point is 0 ?m to 10 ?m, and (ii) leak areas of the inner peripheral surface and the outer peripheral surface are less than 0.7 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Keisuke Maeda, Masaki Ozaki, Masayuki Shiojiri, Takeshi Watanabe, Shinichi Maeta, Yuuki Kinpara
  • 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: 11425799
    Abstract: A heating apparatus (2) includes a high frequency power supply (3), a left conductive plate (4), a right conductive plate (5), a left heating coil (11), and a right heating coil (12). The left heating coil (11) includes a left conductor portion (21). The left conductor portion (21) faces a gear tooth (7a) of a helical gear (7) and extends in a direction orthogonal to the direction in which the gear tooth (7a) extends. The left heating coil (11) includes a focusing magnetic body (31) which focuses magnetic flux in the left conductor portion (21) and concentrates the magnetic flux on a surface of the gear tooth (7a). The left heating coil (11) includes an upper inducing magnetic body (32) which induces a part of the magnetic flux flowing in a tooth root of the gear tooth (7a) into a tooth tip of the gear tooth (7a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Masayuki Orihara, Hiroaki Mase, Yasuaki Matsumoto, Junko Tanaka, Ryosuke Fukuchi, Hiroko Watanabe, Yasufumi Nakai, Akihiro Hanaki
  • Publication number: 20220262601
    Abstract: An etching method includes (a) disposing a substrate having a silicon oxide film on a substrate support in a chamber. The substrate includes a plurality of etching stop layers arranged inside the silicon oxide film. The plurality of etching stop layers are arranged at different positions in a thickness direction of the silicon oxide film. Each of the plurality of etching stop layers is formed of at least one of tungsten and molybdenum. The etching method (b) supplying a processing gas into the chamber, the processing gas including a gas containing at least one of tungsten and molybdenum, a gas containing carbon and fluoride, and an oxygen-containing gas; and (c) generating plasma from the processing gas to etch the silicon oxide film, thereby forming a plurality of recesses that reach the plurality of etching stop layers, respectively, in the silicon oxide film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Seiichi WATANABE, Manabu SATO, Masayuki SAWATAISHI, Hiroki YAMADA, Shinji ORIMO
  • Patent number: 11414429
    Abstract: Provided are 2-(piperidin-1-yl)pyrimidin-4(3H)-ones or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, each characterized by having a 1,8-diazaspiro[4.5]deca-3-ene, 1-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]deca-3-ene, 2,8-diazaspiro[4.5]deca-3-ene, 2-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]deca-3-ene, 2,9-diazaspiro[5.5]undeca-3-ene, 1-oxa-9-azaspiro[5.5]undeca-3-ene, 1,9-diazaspiro[5.5]undeca-4-ene, or 3,9-diazaspiro[5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventors: Minoru Yoshida, Hiroyuki Seimiya, Masayuki Okue, Yoko Yashiroda, Fumiyuki Shirai, Takeshi Tsumura, Yuko Kano, Kenichi Washizuka, Nobuko Yoshimoto, Yasuko Kouda, Takehiro Fukami, Tsubasa Chikada, Takashi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220253163
    Abstract: An active pen includes an integrated circuit that transmits a downlink signal through a first electrode and receives an uplink signal through a second electrode different from the first electrode. The active pen includes a stop filter inserted between the second electrode and the integrated circuit. The integrated circuit, in operation, performs transmission of the downlink signal and the reception of the uplink signal at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Masayuki MIYAMOTO, Takeshi KOIKE, Naoki WATANABE
  • 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
    Inventors: Masayuki Watanabe, Takayuki Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20220176715
    Abstract: A conveyance device includes a conveyance path on which a medium is carried; a first detector that detects the medium on the conveyance path and generates first property data; and a hardware processor that acquires the first property data and second property data generated by detecting the medium disposed at a position away from the conveyance path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
  • Patent number: 11345562
    Abstract: A post-processing apparatus includes: a cutter that cuts a transported sheet; a waste bin that stores a cutting waste generated by a cutting operation of the cutter and falling from the cutter; a sensor that detects the cutting waste at a predetermined position in a depth direction in the waste bin; and a hardware processor that controls the cutting operation of the cutter according to a cutting mode, sets a predetermined value according to the cutting mode when the sensor detects the cutting waste, counts the number of times of cutting by the cutter after the sensor starts to detect the cutting waste, and detects that the waste bin is full when the counted number of times of cutting reaches the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Teruhiko Toyoizumi, Masayuki Watanabe, Hidenori Mine
  • Publication number: 20220082271
    Abstract: An outdoor unit for an air-conditioning apparatus includes a machine chamber, a compressor provided in and at a bottom of the machine chamber, a reactor provided in the machine chamber and higher than the compressor and configured to rectify an electric current to be supplied to the compressor, a peripheral soundproof material that extends as high as a position of the reactor and encloses the compressor, and an upper soundproof material that covers at least part of the reactor and is placed on the peripheral soundproof material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventor: Masayuki WATANABE
  • Patent number: D965783
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kurihara, Takafumi Doi, Masayuki Watanabe