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: 20210018965
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a cooling fan having a radiating fin; a system chassis that houses the cooling fan, and is provided with an air outlet on an extension of the radiating fin; a display chassis openably and closably coupled to the system chassis through a hinge; and a temperature sensor housed in the back of, of a bezel of the display chassis, an air outlet facing portion that faces the air outlet at least when the display chassis is open with respect to the system chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Watanabe, Yasumichi Tsukamoto, Masayuki Amano
  • Patent number: 10888074
    Abstract: A branching position having two supporting legs of a fishing rod guide having two supporting legs formed by three sets of fiber-reinforced resin layers disposed in a fishing rod is sealed by a thermoset resin member or a prepreg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: GLOBERIDE, Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki Watanabe, Norio Nasu, Masaru Akiba
  • Patent number: 10864632
    Abstract: A direct teaching method of a robot includes specifying one of a plurality of robot arms as a master arm and specifying as a slave arm at least one of the robot arms which is other than the master arm; causing the slave arm to operate cooperatively with the master arm so that relative positions and postures of a wrist part of the master arm and a wrist part of the slave arm become a predetermined relation, while a teaching person is directly applying a force to an arbitrary location of the master arm including a tool, to move the master arm to a desired teaching position; and storing position information of at least one of the master arm and the slave arm at a time point when the master arm has reached the desired teaching position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Watanabe, Masayuki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10857747
    Abstract: Provided is a mold cleaning system. When cleaning a mold, the mold cleaning system acquires three-dimensional image data of a molding surface of the mold by a camera and, on the basis of the acquired image data, the mold cleaning system controls the movement of arms using a control device, moves a laser head along the molding surface while irradiating with a laser beam supplied by a laser oscillator and, as a result, removes dirt adhered to the molding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kensuke Matsumura, Masayuki Watanabe, Yusaku Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20200378578
    Abstract: A vehicle luminaire according to an embodiment includes: an attachment portion which includes a concave portion opening to one end face; a light-emitting module which includes a substrate and at least one light-emitting element provided on the substrate and is provided inside the concave portion; and a plurality of bayonets which are provided on an outer side surface of the attachment portion. When the attachment portion is viewed from a direction along a center axis of the attachment portion, the plurality of bayonets are provided at a predetermined interval. The attachment portion includes an opening portion provided in a region between the plurality of bayonets. An opening dimension of the opening portion is larger than a width dimension of the bayonet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Ishiyama, Ryuji Tsuchiya, Kiyokazu Hino, Daisuke Kosugi, Toshihiro Hatanaka, Hiromitsu Shiraishi, Norihiko Ochi, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Tomohiro Matsuo, Misaki Ueno
  • Publication number: 20200367434
    Abstract: A harvester capable of autonomous travel in a field includes: a harvesting unit that harvests a crop from the field; a conveyance device that conveys, toward the rear of a harvester body, a whole culm of the harvested crop harvested by the harvesting unit; a detection sensor that detects a drive speed of the conveyance device; and a clog determining unit that determines a clog of the harvested crop in the conveyance device on the basis of the drive speed. The clog determining unit outputs a vehicle stop command that stops the harvester body when the drive speed becomes lower than a pre-set first threshold during the autonomous travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Nakabayashi, Sotaro Hayashi, Masayuki Horiuchi, Mitsuhiro Seki, Kyosuke Yamaoka, Toshiki Watanabe, Takanori Hori
  • Patent number: 10803075
    Abstract: A database search system ensures the privacy of a search request and the security of a database with high processing efficiency. The system comprises a database server residing on a network that stores predetermined data, and a client terminal issuing to the database server a search request for inquiring for desired data while keeping the desired data secret. The database server further comprises: a database storing predetermined data; and a search response message generation unit for receiving through a network the data search request in which data to be searched for is kept secret, searching the database by a predetermined computation based on the search request and a list of the data stored in the database while a data item involved with the search request is kept secret, and generating a response to the search request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Numao, Yuji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10800973
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flame retardant resin composition in which relative to 100 parts by mass of the base resin, a silicone based compound is blended at a ratio of 0.1 to 10 parts by mass a fatty acid metal salt is blended at a ratio of 0.1 to 20 parts by mass, a flame retardant agent is blended at a ratio of 5 to 200 parts by mass, a hindered phenol based compound is blended at a ratio of 0.05 to 10 parts by mass, and a hindered amine based compound is blended at a ratio of 0.05 to 10 parts by mass. The hindered amine based compound has a group represented by the following formula (1). (R1 represents an alkyl or alkoxy group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, and R2 to R5 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Iwata, Tomohisa Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200317461
    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: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Teruhiko TOYOIZUMI, Masayuki WATANABE, Hidenori MINE
  • Publication number: 20200318592
    Abstract: To reduce collision noise caused when an electromagnetic valve of a high-pressure fuel supply pump is opened. Therefore, in a control device for controlling a high-pressure fuel supply pump including: an anchor; a fixed core configured to attract the anchor with an electromagnetic force; a suction valve configured to be opened or closed when the anchor is sucked by the fixed core; and an electromagnetic force generation unit configured to generate the electromagnetic force when applied with a driving voltage, it can be achieved by providing a control unit configured to perform control to lower a driving current from a peak current before a timing at which the anchor is sucked by the fixed core and collides in an operation state where an engine is under no load and an engine rotation speed is equal to or less than a set rotation speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori WATANABE, Shunsuke ARITOMI, Masayuki SUGANAMI, Ryo KUSAKABE
  • Publication number: 20200322672
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus executing a function with a higher added value can include: a broadcast receiving unit configured to receive broadcasting data of broadcasting program contents and location information from a broadcast transmission path, a reference destination for obtaining data related to the broadcasting data being described in the location information; a communication unit configured to receive communication data of the program contents from the reference destination described in the location information via a communication line; a recording/reproducing unit configured to record and reproduce the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents received by the broadcast receiving unit; an outputting unit configured to output the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents reproduced from the recording/reproducing unit to external equipment; and a server function unit for external equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Takuya SHIMIZU, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Mitsunobu WATANABE, Nobuo MASUOKA, Masayuki HIRABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200290335
    Abstract: Method of producing an image display device in which an image display member and light-transmitting cover member having principal surface portion and circumferential edge portion on which a light-shielding layer is formed with a step portion formed between the principal surface portion and the circumferential edge portion are laminated through light-transmitting resin layer formed from a liquid optical resin composition so a light-shielding layer formed surface of the light-transmitting cover member is arranged to face the image display member, when a resin dispenser is moved from one end of the light-shielding layer formed surface of the light-transmitting cover member toward the other end applying the liquid optical resin composition to the light-shielding layer formed surface of the light-transmitting cover member, the application amount of optical resin composition is changed on the principal surface portion of the light-shielding layer formed surface of the light-transmitting cover member and on the ligh
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi OGAWA, Akihiko WATANABE, Akira KONNO, Takashi ENDO, Masayuki TANI
  • Patent number: 10751874
    Abstract: By repeating for each control axis, that an axis angle of each control axis of an arm is detected during a direct teaching of a robot, a current position of a standard point defined on the arm or a tool is obtained based on the axis angle, a position instruction value that uses a position obtained by projecting the current position on a given movement route (moving direction) is generated as a target position, and each control axis is driven based on the position instruction value, until a deviation of an instruction angle corresponding to the position instruction value and the detected axis angle, or a deviation of the position instruction value and the current position of the standard point corresponding to the detected axis angle reaches a given value or below, the robot is taught, after the deviation becomes the given value or below, positional information on the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Watanabe, Masayuki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10754278
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: a fixer that fixes a toner image formed on a recording medium by pressing and heating the recording medium nipped in a nip portion formed by causing two rotating bodies to pressedly abut on each other, and conveying the recording medium by rotating the rotating bodies; a motor that drives the rotating bodies by transmitting a torque to at least one of the rotating bodies; a torque detector that detects the torque transmitted to the rotating body by the motor; a temperature detector that detects temperature of the rotating body; a speed detector that detects a conveyance speed for conveying the recording medium by the fixer; and a controller that corrects the detected torque based on at least any one of the detected temperature and the detected conveyance speed and predicts a life of the fixer based on the corrected torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Masayuki Fukunaga, Toshiaki Tanaka, Masayuki Watanabe, Mineo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10747200
    Abstract: This method includes a step for the extraction of robot control program creation data from an animation program displaying an assembly sequence for the manufacturing of an assembled product with a plurality of parts, a step for the addition of predetermined robot control data to the robot control program creation data, and a step for the creation of a robot control program relating to the assembly operations of the assembled product using the robot control program creation data and the predetermined robot control data. A robot control program for manufacturing an assembled product with a plurality of parts can be easily generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Watanabe, Katsushi Kitaarashi
  • Patent number: 10744549
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes calculating coordinates of a midpoint of one of a plurality of first tool teaching points and the subsequent first tool teaching point, and calculating coordinates of a midpoint of one of a plurality of second tool teaching points that corresponds to the one first tool teaching point and the subsequent second tool teaching point, calculating an inter-midpoint distance between the midpoint of the first tool teaching points and the midpoint of the corresponding second tool teaching points, determining whether the inter-midpoint distance is within a given tolerance range, and reporting, when the inter-midpoint distance is out of the given tolerance range, the corresponding first tool teaching points and second tool teaching points as poor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Watanabe, Junichi Kawabata
  • Publication number: 20200253022
    Abstract: An optical writing device includes a lens, a plurality of light emitting elements that form one pixel on a photoreceptor through the lens, and a control circuit that controls a light emitting state of each of the plurality of light emitting elements. The control circuit controls the light emitting state of each of the plurality of light emitting elements in accordance with an ambient temperature of the plurality of light emitting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Masayuki IIJIMA, Takaki UEMURA, Yoshikazu WATANABE, Sotaro YOKOTA
  • Patent number: 10735801
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus executing a function with a higher added value can include: a broadcast receiving unit configured to receive broadcasting data of broadcasting program contents and location information from a broadcast transmission path, a reference destination for obtaining data related to the broadcasting data being described in the location information; a communication unit configured to receive communication data of the program contents from the reference destination described in the location information via a communication line; a recording/reproducing unit configured to record and reproduce the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents received by the broadcast receiving unit; an outputting unit configured to output the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents reproduced from the recording/reproducing unit to external equipment; and a server function unit for external equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Takuya Shimizu, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Mitsunobu Watanabe, Nobuo Masuoka, Masayuki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 10717292
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ink-jet printing method using a water-based ink containing a rutile-type titanium oxide and a polymer dispersant, in which the polymer dispersant contains a constitutional unit derived from an anionic group-containing monomer selected from the group consisting of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid and the like in an amount of not less than 72% by mass; Mw of the polymer dispersant is from 3,000 to 50,000; and a content of the polymer dispersant in the water-based ink is from 1 to 7% by mass on the basis of the titanium oxide, said method including the step 1 of redispersing the water-based ink by a dispersing means and the step 2 of printing characters or images on a printing medium using the redispersed water-based ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Sato, Kazuki Watanabe, Masayuki Narita
  • Publication number: 20200223665
    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: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naohiro SHIRAISHI, Seiji WATANABE, Mitsuhiro YAMAZUMI, Masayuki KAKIO