Patents by Inventor Mitsuo Watanabe

Mitsuo 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: 20150346714
    Abstract: A numerical control device includes a program storage unit storing machining programs of systems; and a program analysis unit executing the machining programs independently for each system by analyzing the machining programs of the systems, wherein when control variable is not being executed in machining program of any system, if control variable is executed in machining program of any system, the program analysis unit permits only a system having executed the control variable to execute the control variable, and does not permit another system other than the system having executed the control variable to execute the control variable even when an attempt is made to execute the control variable in machining program of the other system, and when execution of the control variable is completed in the machining program being executed, the program analysis unit permits machining program of any system to execute the control variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi TAKAHASHI, Mitsuo WATANABE, Masakazu SAGASAKI
  • Patent number: 8933410
    Abstract: A three-dimensional position-sensitive radiation detector is provided which has a three-dimensional array of photodetectors disposed on the surface of a scintillator block and which is capable of three-dimensionally identifying the position of light emission at which radiation has been detected within the detector. The three-dimensional position-sensitive radiation detector includes: a scintillator block including a central portion which restricts the direction of diffusion of light so as to direct the light in three axial directions and which has an optically discontinuous region, and an outer portion which is disposed on the outside of the central portion and which does not restrict the direction of diffusion of light; and photodetectors disposed on at least two outer circumferential surfaces of the scintillator block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Naoko Inadama, Hideo Murayama, Taiga Yamaya, Mitsuo Watanabe, Takahiro Moriya, Kenshi Fukumitsu, Tomohide Omura
  • Patent number: 8795499
    Abstract: Methods are provided for forming a complex comprising an analyte (or an analyte analog) from a blood-derived sample and labeling substances, and separating the complex from excess labeling substances and coexisting substances from the blood-derived sample, in a rapid, simple, convenient, and highly precise isotachophoresis (ITP) process by adding 2-(N-morpholino)ethane sulfonate (MES) salt and/or glutamate salt to the ITP sample. Methods are also provided for measuring the analyte in blood-derived samples with high precision and high sensitivity, based on the amount of the complex separated or the amount of uncomplexed labeling substance-containing molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Kurosawa, Mitsuo Watanabe, Takuma Ohtsubo
  • Patent number: 8763447
    Abstract: Measuring apparatus comprises a rotating plate 17, a torque detection plate 18 disposed on a same axis parallel to the plate 17 with a given gap, a torque sensor about the plate 18 through the specimen held between two plates. The plate 18 is a total reflection prism which is made from a material that has a greater refractive index than the specimen and transmits UV and infrared light. An ultraviolet beam is directed onto the specimen through the prism. An infrared beam is directed into the prism. The infrared beam emerging from the prism after total reflection from the interface between the prism and the specimen is detected. A signal processor analyzes the infrared absorption spectrum of the specimen on the basis of the infrared beam. While the viscosity of the specimen in the curing process is measured, the signal processor simultaneously measures the infrared absorption spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignees: JASCO Corporation, JASCO International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nagoshi, Jun Koshoubu, Mitsuo Watanabe, Takashi Inoue, Shigeru Ito
  • Publication number: 20140110260
    Abstract: Methods are provided for forming a complex comprising an analyte (or an analyte analogue) from a blood-derived sample and labeling substances, and separating the complex from excess labeling substances and coexisting substances from the blood-derived sample, in a rapid, simple, convenient, and highly precise isotachophoresis (ITP) process by adding 2-(N-morpholino)ethane sulfonate (MES) salt and/or glutamate salt to the ITP sample. Methods are also provided for measuring the analyte in blood-derived samples with high precision and high sensitivity, based on the amount of the complex separated or the amount of uncomplexed labeling substance-containing molecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Kurosawa, Mitsuo Watanabe, Takuma Ohtsubo
  • Publication number: 20140046180
    Abstract: An inclined PET device is provided in which the cut plane of a detector ring upon which a plurality of PET detectors are disposed is inclined so that it does not intersect perpendicularly with the long axis of a bed that carries a subject to be examined and in which an open space that passes through the bed in a direction perpendicular to the long axis thereof is formed, in order to enable access to the subject to be examined. The PET detectors are disposed and stacked in a direction parallel to the long axis of the bed. Thereby, the number of PET detectors is reduced and device cost is reduced, while the detector ring as well as the device can be miniaturized. At the same time, the open space that passes through the bed in a direction perpendicular to the long axis can be preserved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicants: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RADIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Taiga Yamaya, Hideaki Tashima, Mitsuo Watanabe, Eiichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8580097
    Abstract: Methods are provided for forming a complex comprising an analyte (or an analyte analogue) from a blood-derived sample and labeling substances, and separating the complex from excess labeling substances and coexisting substances from the blood-derived sample, in a rapid, simple, convenient, and highly precise isotachophoresis (ITP) process by adding 2-(N-morpholino)ethane sulfonate (MES) salt and/or glutamate salt to the ITP sample. Methods are also provided for measuring the analyte in blood-derived samples with high precision and high sensitivity, based on the amount of the complex separated or the amount of uncomplexed labeling substance-containing molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Kurosawa, Mitsuo Watanabe, Takuma Ohtsubo
  • Patent number: 8518350
    Abstract: A reagent container having a plurality of open holding sections, each holding a reagent and into which a probe is inserted to suck the reagent. An opening of each of the holding sections is sealed with at least one sheet-like seal member. The reagent container includes a container body and a lid having a plurality of hollow piercing sections, formed on a lower surface of the lid, protruding downward for piercing the seal member at each of the openings, and openings, formed in an upper surface of the lid, communicating with piercing sections respectively to allow the probe to be inserted therethrough or withdrawn therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuyuki Denawa, Masayoshi Hayashi, Tatsuo Kurosawa, Masahiro Satomura, Mitsuo Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20130211233
    Abstract: In the integrated PET/MRI scanner provided with an RF coil for MRI and a plurality of PET detectors in the measuring port of the MRI scanner, the PET detectors are disposed with spaces therebetween and at least the transmitting coil elements of the RF coil for MRI are disposed between adjacent PET detectors. Here, the PET detectors are disposed in the circumferential direction of the measuring port with spaces therebetween and the transmitting coil elements are disposed in the axial direction of the measuring port. Alternatively, at least some of the PET detectors are disposed in the axial direction of the measuring port with spaces therebetween and the transmitting coil elements are disposed between adjacent PET detectors. The PET detectors can be DOI-type detectors capable of detecting position in the depth direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicants: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RADIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Taiga Yamaya, Fumihiko Nishikido, Takayuki Obata, Mikio Suga, Kazuyuki Saito, Mitsuo Watanabe, Eiichi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130056638
    Abstract: A three-dimensional position-sensitive radiation detector is provided which has a three-dimensional array of photodetectors disposed on the surface of a scintillator block and which is capable of three-dimensionally identifying the position of light emission at which radiation has been detected within the detector. The three-dimensional position-sensitive radiation detector includes: a scintillator block including a central portion which restricts the direction of diffusion of light so as to direct the light in three axial directions and which has an optically discontinuous region, and an outer portion which is disposed on the outside of the central portion and which does not restrict the direction of diffusion of light; and photodetectors disposed on at least two outer circumferential surfaces of the scintillator block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicants: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RADIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Naoko Inadama, Hideo Murayama, Taiga Yamaya, Mitsuo Watanabe, Takahiro Moriya, Kenshi Fukumitsu, Tomohide Omura
  • Patent number: 8289166
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a first RF tag which performs communication using electromagnetic waves in a first frequency band; a second RF tag which performs communication using electromagnetic waves in a second frequency band different from those in the first frequency band; a storage unit having a shared area accessible from the respective RF tags; and a power controller which generates power for driving the first RF tag and the storage unit using the first frequency band electromagnetic waves and supplies the generated power to the first RF tag and the storage unit, and which generates power for driving the second RF tag and the storage unit using the second frequency band electromagnetic waves and supplies the generated power to the second RF tag and the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventors: Koichi Fujishiro, Mitsuo Watanabe, Hiroshi Kawamata
  • Patent number: 8106775
    Abstract: A checkout system performs checkout of articles. The checkout system includes an LCD touch screen 11 for specifying a second article different from a first article having data on the article registered as first article data, a barcode scanner 12 for recognizing a presented article which is the first article presented, and a control unit 314 that determines whether the presented article specified as the second article by the LCD touch screen 11 is not the second article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignees: Fujitsu Frontech Limited, Okuwa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Ohkawa, Mitsuo Watanabe, Shunji Shimada
  • Publication number: 20110252871
    Abstract: Measuring apparatus comprises a rotating plate 17, a torque detection plate 18 disposed on a same axis parallel to the plate 17 with a given gap, a torque sensor about the plate 18 through the specimen held between two plates. The plate 18 is a total reflection prism which is made from a material that has a greater refractive index than the specimen and transmits UV and infrared light. An ultraviolet beam is directed onto the specimen through the prism. An infrared beam is directed into the prism. The infrared beam emerging from the prism after total reflection from the interface between the prism and the specimen is detected. A signal processor analyzes the infrared absorption spectrum of the specimen on the basis of the infrared beam. While the viscosity of the specimen in the curing process is measured, the signal processor simultaneously measures the infrared absorption spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicants: JASCO INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD., JASCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nagoshi, Jun Koshoubu, Mitsuo Watanabe, Takashi Inoue, Shigeru Ito
  • Patent number: 7875128
    Abstract: A Ni-free stainless steel product excellent in workability and corrosion resistance and a method for manufacturing such stainless steel product. A ferritic stainless steel product containing 18 to 24% by mass of Cr and 0 to 4% by mass of Mo is brought into contact with an inert gas containing a nitrogen gas at 800 degrees C. or above to subject it to nitrogen absorption treatment so that the product is austenitized partially or wholly to obtain such nickel-free product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignees: National Institute for Materials Science, Myodo Metal Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kuroda, Shinichi Yanadori, Mitsuo Watanabe, Kazuma Miura
  • Publication number: 20100270157
    Abstract: Problems to be Solved There is provided a method for separating the complex containing the analyte (or the analogue) in the blood-derived sample and the labeling substances, etc., and coexisting substances in a blood-derived sample, rapidly, simply and conveniently and in high precision by a isotachophoresis (ITP); and a measuring method for the analyte in said sample in high precision and in high sensitivity, based on amount of the complex separated or amount of the free labeling substance-containing molecules, which were not involved in formation of said complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Tatsuo Kurosawa, Mitsuo Watanabe, Takuma Ohtsubo
  • Publication number: 20100233035
    Abstract: A reagent container having a plurality of open holding sections, each holding a reagent and into which a probe is inserted to suck the reagent. An opening of each of the holding sections is sealed with at least one sheet-like seal member. The reagent container includes a container body and a lid having a plurality of hollow piercing sections, formed on a lower surface of the lid, protruding downward for piercing the seal member at each of the openings, and openings, formed in an upper surface of the lid, communicating with piercing sections respectively to allow the probe to be inserted therethrough or withdrawn therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicants: FUJIFILM CORPORATION, WAKO PURE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuyuki Denawa, Masayoshi Hayashi, Tatsuo Kurosawa, Masahiro Satomura, Mitsuo Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20100204818
    Abstract: A numerical control device includes a storage unit that stores therein attached tool information; a creating unit that creates, in controlling a processing device by using a processing program, tool-use-information; a comparing unit that compares, before controlling the processing device by using the processing program, the tool-use-information with the attached tool information, and extracts difference in the tool and the tool holder as differential information; and a setup-instruction creating unit creates setup-instruction information for instructing a setup operation for attaching a tool to a tool holder of the processing device based on the differential information, and outputs the setup-instruction information to an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamada, Mitsuo Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20100134293
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a first RF tag which performs communication using electromagnetic waves in a first frequency band; a second RF tag which performs communication using electromagnetic waves in a second frequency band different from those in the first frequency band; a storage unit having a shared area accessible from the respective RF tags; and a power controller which generates power for driving the first RF tag and the storage unit using the first frequency band electromagnetic waves and supplies the generated power to the first RF tag and the storage unit, and which generates power for driving the second RF tag and the storage unit using the second frequency band electromagnetic waves and supplies the generated power to the second RF tag and the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichi FUJISHIRO, Mitsuo WATANABE, Hiroshi KAWAMATA
  • Publication number: 20090321263
    Abstract: To enable reuse of expensive microchips in a clinical analysis apparatus, while constantly and efficiently obtaining accurate analysis results. A clinical apparatus employs microchips to analyze substances, which are contained in samples and are targets of measurement. The clinical analysis apparatus is equipped with: a stocking section; a dispensing mechanism, for dispensing reagents stocked in the stocking section and samples to the microchips; and a measuring section, for measuring the measurement target substance within the samples. The measuring section includes: a dispensing station, at which the microchips are provided; a detecting station, for detecting the measurement target substance; and a cleansing station, at which microchips are cleansed following detection of the measurement target substance. The dispensing station, the detecting station, and the cleansing station are provided at a predetermined pitch from upstream to downstream positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicants: FUJIFILM CORPORATION, WAKO PURE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., CALIPER LIFE SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Youichi Endo, Yoshihiro Seto, Shinji Satomura, Masayoshi Hayashi, Mitsuo Watanabe, Colin Kennedy, Michael Greenstein, Cheryl Cathey
  • Patent number: 7588962
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device that includes a housing, formed of a polyamide-series thermoplastic resin, and a semiconductor package sealed in the housing, which is formed of a thermosetting epoxy resin. The surface of the package is modified by UV-irradiation to have adhesive properties to polyamide. A plurality of connector terminals extend from the package and housing in parallel. A portion of the terminals is also sealed in the housing together with the package. Thus, the device is easily produced by insert molding and has excellent moisture resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Masaya Tajima, Katsuya Kogiso, Mitsuo Watanabe, Toshiki Matsubara, Kenji Sato