Patents by Inventor Naoki Watanabe

Naoki 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: 11151538
    Abstract: On receiving simplified settlement data generated form settlement data and ID data for downloading electronic-receipt data from an electronic-receipt server, both from a settlement-processing apparatus, a portable terminal records the simplified settlement data in association with the ID data. The display unit of the portable terminal displays the simplified settlement data thus recorded. The portable terminal downloads electronic-receipt data from the electronic-receipt server by using the ID data recorded in association with the simplified settlement data, when the input unit is operated, thereby commanding that the electronic receipt related to the simplified settlement data displayed by the display unit should be downloaded. The electronic-receipt data is recorded in the electronic-receipt recording unit. The display unit displays the electronic receipt on the basis the electronic-receipt data recorded in the electronic-receipt recording unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Naoki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210318396
    Abstract: A magnetic sensor includes a base material, a plurality of magnets provided at predetermined spacing on the base material, and a plurality of magnetic detection parts respectively provided close to the plurality of magnets. Each of the plurality of magnetic detection parts outputs a signal in accordance with change in the magnetic field accompanying deformation of the base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Naoki OHTA, Kazuya WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20210295526
    Abstract: A solid-liquid boundary detection device 20 is a device for detecting a boundary 141 between a solid and a liquid in a test tube 14, and includes a surface illumination 21, an imaging unit 22, and a boundary detection processor 31. The surface illumination 21 illuminates the test tube 14 from outside. The imaging unit 22 is arranged on an opposite side of the test tube 14 from the surface illumination 21, and captures an image including the boundary 141. The boundary detection processor 31 detects the boundary 141 from the image captured by the imaging unit 22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOBE UNIVERSITY, SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu WATANABE, Naoki TAKAMURA, Tomohisa HASUNUMA
  • Publication number: 20210284680
    Abstract: The present invention provides an oligomer which efficiently enables to cause skipping of the 53rd exon in the human dystrophin gene. Also provided is a pharmaceutical composition which causes skipping of the 53rd exon in the human dystrophin gene with a high efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicants: NIPPON SHINYAKU CO., LTD., NATIONAL CENTER OF NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY
    Inventors: Naoki WATANABE, Youhei SATOU, Shin'ichi TAKEDA, Tetsuya NAGATA
  • Patent number: 11111865
    Abstract: A compression ignition engine with a supercharger is provided, which includes one or more valves configured to switch a state between a first state where intake air is boosted by the supercharger and a second state where it is not boosted, a fluid temperature adjuster configured to adjust a temperature of engine coolant to be supplied to a radiator from an engine body, and a controller. When the engine operates in a high-load range, the controller controls the combustion mode to be in a compression ignition combustion mode, and causes the valve(s) to be in the first state, and in a low-load range, the controller causes the valve(s) to be in the second state. In the high-load range, the controller outputs a control signal to the fluid temperature adjuster so that a target temperature of the engine coolant is lowered than that in the low-load range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Hikitani, Hajime Umehara, Naoki Nagano, Tomokuni Kusunoki, Tatsuya Takahata, Shinji Watanabe, Masanobu Koutoku, Toshinori Ueno, Katsuya Murakami, Nobuhiko Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20210262080
    Abstract: The sputter device according to one embodiment of the present invention has: a treatment vessel in which a substrate is housed; a slit plate which is disposed above the substrate inside the treatment vessel so as to be located parallel to a surface of the substrate and which has formed therein an opening that penetrates in the plate-thickness direction; and a heat-receiving plate which is formed of a material having a higher heat resistance than the slit plate and which is placed on top of the slit plate beneath a target material provided at a slant with respect the slit plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Junichi TAKEI, Naoki WATANABE, Hiroshi SONE, Naoyuki SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11088276
    Abstract: A plurality of trench gate electrodes are formed from an upper surface to reach an intermediate depth of an n-type SiC epitaxial substrate including an n-type drain region on a lower surface and an n-type source region on an upper surface in contact with the source region to be arranged in a direction along the upper surface. Here, at least three side surfaces among four side surfaces of each of the trench gate electrodes having a rectangular planar shape are in contact with a p-type body layer below the source region. In addition, a JFET region in the SiC epitaxial substrate and a source electrode connected to the source region immediately above the JFET region extend along a direction in which the plurality of trench gate electrodes are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeru Suto, Naoki Tega, Naoki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210222169
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pharmaceutical agent which causes skipping of the 55th, 45th, 50th or 44th exon in the human dystrophin gene with a high efficiency. The present invention provides an oligomer which efficiently enables to cause skipping of the 55th, 45th, 50th or 44th exon in the human dystrophin gene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicants: NIPPON SHINYAKU CO., LTD., NATIONAL CENTER OF NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY
    Inventors: Naoki WATANABE, Haruna SEO, Shin'ichi TAKEDA, Tetsuya NAGATA
  • Patent number: 11065853
    Abstract: A laminate mainly made of polyimide with low thermal expansion, high mechanical strength, and high heat resistance, and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. A surface of a polyimide film is activated and then treated by a silane coupling agent. Subsequently, the obtained silane coupling agent-treated polyimide films are superimposed, and pressure and heat are applied to the superimposed polyimide films so as to manufacture a polyimide film laminate. The obtained polyimide film laminate has a cross-sectional structure of superimposing polyimide film layers and silane coupling agent condensate layer(s) alternately to each other. Adhesive strength between the polyimide films of the polyimide film laminate of the present invention does not change largely from initial adhesive strength even after heat treatment at 400° C. for 15 minutes. Further, the polyimide film laminate exhibits a high bending elastic modulus and impact resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Hara, Toshiyuki Tsuchiya, Masahiro Yamashita, Tetsuo Okuyama, Naoki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210198306
    Abstract: The present invention provides an oligomer which efficiently enables to cause skipping of the 53rd exon in the human dystrophin gene. Also provided is a pharmaceutical composition which causes skipping of the 53rd exon in the human dystrophin gene with a high efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicants: NIPPON SHINYAKU CO., LTD., NATIONAL CENTER OF NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY
    Inventors: Naoki WATANABE, Youhei SATOU, Shin'ichi TAKEDA, Tetsuya NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20210179659
    Abstract: The present invention provides an oligomer which efficiently enables to cause skipping of the 53rd exon in the human dystrophin gene. Also provided is a pharmaceutical composition which causes skipping of the 53rd exon in the human dystrophin gene with a high efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicants: NIPPON SHINYAKU CO., LTD., NATIONAL CENTER OF NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY
    Inventors: Naoki WATANABE, Youhei SATOU, Shin'ichi TAKEDA, Tetsuya NAGATA
  • Patent number: 11028122
    Abstract: The present invention provides an oligomer which efficiently enables to cause skipping of the 53rd exon in the human dystrophin gene. Also provided is a pharmaceutical composition which causes skipping of the 53rd exon in the human dystrophin gene with a high efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: NIPPON SHINYAKU CO., LTD., NATIONAL CENTER OF NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY
    Inventors: Naoki Watanabe, Youhei Satou, Shin'ichi Takeda, Tetsuya Nagata
  • Patent number: 11018361
    Abstract: To provide a fuel cell stack device that is applicable to miniaturization of the device and does not require a pipe for discharging off-gas up to a combustion section. A fuel cell stack device including: a first manifold 2a for supplying fuel gas supplied from a reformer 12 to a plurality of fuel cells provided in a first cell stack from above, the first manifold being connected to upper ends of the plurality of fuel cells provided in the first cell stack 10a; and a second manifold 2b for recovering fuel gas discharged from the first cell stack, and supplying the recovered fuel gas to the plurality of fuel cells provided in the second cell stack from below, the second manifold being connected to lower ends of the plurality of fuel cells provided in the second cell stack 10b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: MORIMURA SOFC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Watanabe, Toshiharu Otsuka, Akira Kawakami, Fumio Tsuboi, Takuya Matsuo, Takuya Hoshiko, Shuhei Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210143255
    Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor device whose performance is improved. A p type body region is formed in an n type semiconductor layer containing silicon carbide, and a gate electrode is formed on the body region with a gate insulating film interposed therebetween. An n type source region is formed in the body region on a side surface side of the gate electrode, and the body region and a source region are electrically connected to a source electrode. A p type field relaxation layer FRL is formed in the semiconductor layer on the side surface side of the gate electrode, and the source electrode is electrically connected to the field relaxation layer FRL. The field relaxation layer FRL constitutes a part of the JFET 2Q which is a rectifying element, and a depth of the field relaxation layer FRL is shallower than a depth of the body region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeru SUTO, Naoki TEGA, Naoki WATANABE, Hiroshi MIKI
  • Publication number: 20210122143
    Abstract: The invention provides a laminate including a polyimide film and an inorganic substrate, which has a number density of blisters including carbide particles therein of 50/m2 or less, an average height of blisters of 2 ?m or less, a product of the number density of the blisters (blisters/m2) and the average height of the blisters (?m) of 20 or less. The inventive laminate can be obtained by laminating the polyimide film and the inorganic substrate after sufficiently purifying and cleaning to remove foreign bodies made of inorganic substance therefrom, followed by heat treating the laminate at a temperature of 350-600° C. and then rapidly cooling it to carbonize and reduce the organic foreign bodies, and also to rapidly cool the gas contained in the blisters, which leads to reduced height of blisters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro YAMASHITA, Tetsuo OKUYAMA, Toshiyuki TSUCHIYA, Naoki WATANABE, Kaya TOKUDA, Shota HARA
  • Patent number: 10979619
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises an image sensor, a display, a processor; and a memory holding a program which makes the processor function as a focus detection unit for detecting a focus position of the imaging lens, an imaging control unit configured to carry out the focus bracketing, and a display control unit configured to cause the display device to display a guide indicating a first area and a second area before the focus bracketing is carried out, the first area being an area in which an object suitable for focus detection of the imaging lens by the focus detection unit is arranged, and the second area being an area in which an object suitable for a user to determine an image that is in focus is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Watanabe, Takuya Izumi, Hirohito Kai
  • Publication number: 20210089145
    Abstract: A method may be executed by one or more active capacitive styluses and a sensor controller connected to sensor electrodes. The method includes: a discovery step, executed by the sensor controller, of repeatedly sending out a discovery packet for detecting any of the active capacitive styluses; a discovery response step, executed by a first active capacitive stylus among the one or more active capacitive styluses, by which the discovery packet is detected, of returning a response packet to the discovery packet; a configuration step, executed by the sensor controller, of transmitting a configuration packet including time slot designation information that designates a first time slot to the first active capacitive stylus; and a data transmission step, executed by the first active capacitive stylus, of transmitting operation state data indicative of an operation state of the first active capacitive stylus using the designated first time slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: Naoki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210084184
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a printing unit configured to print an image on a sheet, a network interface, and a controller configured to control modes of the image processing apparatus, the modes including a first mode in which power is supplied to the printing unit and a second mode in which power is not supplied to the printing unit. The controller is further configured to acquire device information via the network interface from that are connected to a network, count the number of the devices connected to the network, then calculate a statistical value based on the counted number of the devices and a previous number of devices connected to the network at a previous time. The controller controls the modes of the image processing apparatus based on the counted number of the devices and the statistical value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Toshinori FUKUTA, Naoki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10910215
    Abstract: There is provided a method of forming an insulating film which includes providing a workpiece having a base portion and a protuberance portion formed to protrude from the base portion; and forming an insulating film on the workpiece by sputtering. The forming an insulating film includes forming the insulating film while changing an angle defined between the workpiece and a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoki Watanabe, Tatsuo Hatano, Shinji Furukawa, Naoyuki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210005746
    Abstract: A plurality of trench gate electrodes are formed from an upper surface to reach an intermediate depth of an n-type SiC epitaxial substrate including an n-type drain region on a lower surface and an n-type source region on an upper surface in contact with the source region to be arranged in a direction along the upper surface. Here, at least three side surfaces among four side surfaces of each of the trench gate electrodes having a rectangular planar shape are in contact with a p-type body layer below the source region. In addition, a JFET region in the SiC epitaxial substrate and a source electrode connected to the source region immediately above the JFET region extend along a direction in which the plurality of trench gate electrodes are arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Takeru Suto, Naoki Tega, Naoki Watanabe