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).
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for forming a multilayer coating film by sequentially coating an intermediate coating material composition, a base coating material composition and a clear coating material composition on a metal for a motor vehicle body or resin material and then thermally curing the compositions, where the clear coating material composition is obtained by mixing a main agent (A) and a curing agent (B).
Abstract: The invention provides a multilayer body of an inorganic substrate and a highly heat-resistant film, wherein the surface of the inorganic substrate is sufficiently smooth after removal of the highly heat-resistant film from the multilayer body, and the inorganic substrate is re-usable. The multilayer body uses substantially no adhesive and is characterized by (1) a tensile elastic modulus of the highly heat-resistant film of 4 GPa or more, (2) a bonding strength between the highly heat-resistant film and the inorganic substrate of 0.3 N/cm or less, (3) a surface roughness Ra of a surface of the highly heat-resistant film, said surface being in contact with the inorganic substrate, of 5 nm or less, and (4) a surface roughness Ra of the surface of the inorganic substrate after removal of the highly heat-resistant film from the multilayer body of 3 nm or less.
Abstract: A remote computer sequentially detects positions of an indicator on a sensor surface at a predetermined sampling rate using an input sensor, and sequentially transmits pieces of report data including the positions to a host computer. A host computer detects a gesture based on a series of the pieces of report data received from the remote computer, generates one or more deformed images by imparting a deformation corresponding to contents and an amount that are indicated by the gesture, to one or more images, transmits the one or more deformed images to the remote computer, and performs cancelation processing that cancels generation of the one or more deformed images when one of the pieces of report data received from the remote computer includes an end report indicating that the indicator has been moved away from the sensor surface.
Abstract: An amplifier circuit includes a low noise amplifier disposed in an amplification path, switches connected in series to a bypass path bypassing the low noise amplifier, a capacitor having at least one end connected between the switches in the bypass path, and a switch connected between the bypass path and a ground. The switch connected between the bypass path and the ground is connected between the other switches.
Abstract: A substrate transfer apparatus includes: a planar motor provided in a transfer chamber and having coils arranged therein; a transfer unit movable on the planar motor; and a control unit configured to control an energization of the coils. The transfer unit includes two bases having magnets arranged thereon and configured to be movable on the planar motor, a substrate support member configured to support a substrate, and a link mechanism configured to connect the two bases and the substrate support member to each other.
Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor board and a display device. The sensor board includes a light-emitting device array (106) in which light-emitting devices is two-dimensionally arranged and loop coils which, in operation, detects a position that has been indicated by an electronic pen, through electromagnetic induction generated with the electronic pen. Line conductors connected to the light-emitting devices of the light-emitting device array is partly used in common as coil conductors formed by the loop coils.
Abstract: There is provided a film formation apparatus which forms a film on a substrate by sputtering. The apparatus comprises: a substrate holder configured to hold the substrate; and a plurality of cathodes configured to hold targets that emit sputtered particles, and connected to a power supply. At least one of the plurality of cathodes holds the targets of a plurality of types.
Abstract: A method of manufacturing a display device capable of reducing tact time includes: a transfer step of arranging an anisotropic conductive adhesive layer provided on a base material that is transparent to laser light and a wiring board to face each other, and irradiating laser light from the base material side so that individual pieces of the anisotropic conductive adhesive layer are transferred to and arranged at predetermined positions on the wiring board; and a mounting step of mounting light-emitting elements on the individual pieces arranged at the predetermined positions on the wiring board. The individual pieces of the anisotropic conductive adhesive layer are able to be transferred and arranged with high precision and high efficiency by irradiation of laser light.
March 23, 2022
November 16, 2023
DEXERIALS CORPORATION, SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
Abstract: A strut mount includes: an inner member coupled to a suspension; an outer bracket having an outer cylinder portion housing the inner member, and a flange portion protruding radially outward from the outer cylinder portion and coupled to a vehicle body; an elastic member interposed between the inner member and the outer cylinder portion; and a seal member interposed between the flange portion and the vehicle body. The seal member includes an annular portion located between the flange portion and the vehicle body, and a first downward extending portion extending downward from an outer peripheral portion of the annular portion toward the opposite side from the vehicle body. The flange portion includes a placement surface portion which faces toward the vehicle body and on which the annular portion is placed, and a first sidewall portion extending from an outer peripheral portion of the placement surface portion to the opposite side from the vehicle body.
September 30, 2021
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October 31, 2023
KURASHIKI KAKO CO., LTD., SUBARU CORPORATION
Abstract: A laminated varistor includes a varistor layer, a first internal electrode provided on an upper surface of the varistor layer, a second internal electrode provided on a lower surface of the varistor layer and facing the first internal electrode across the varistor layer in upward and downward directions, a first external electrode provided on a first side surface of the varistor layer and electrically connected to the first internal electrode, and a second external electrode provided on a second side surface of the varistor layer and electrically connected to the second internal electrode. The first internal electrode is extended from the first external electrode in a first extension direction. The first internal electrode includes first electrode strips arranged in a first arrangement direction perpendicular to the first extension direction and spaced apart from one another. This laminated varistor has improved surge-resistant characteristics.
Abstract: An image drawing method performed by first and second computers is provided. The image drawing method includes: transmitting, by the second computer, a streaming video that includes a pen stroke image generated by a first rendering process; generating, by the first computer, a pen stroke image by performing a second rendering process, which is shared with the first rendering process, in parallel with the first rendering process; receiving, by the first computer, the streaming video from the second computer via communication that incurs a delay; compositing, by the first computer, the pen stroke image into the streaming video; and outputting, by the first computer, the streaming video. The image drawing method enables alignment of appearances between a provisional image and the pen stroke image that appears within the streaming video.
Abstract: A rotor includes a rotary shaft, a first permanent magnet supported by the rotary shaft, and a second permanent magnet supported by an outer periphery of the first permanent magnet and having a magnetic pole stronger than a magnetic pole of the first permanent magnet . The second permanent magnet includes a plurality of magnet parts arranged at intervals in a circumferential direction of the first permanent magnet. A first width as a width in the circumferential direction of each of the plurality of magnet parts at a central part of the first permanent magnet in an axial direction of the rotary shaft is wider than a second width as a width in the circumferential direction of each of the magnet parts at an end part of the first permanent magnet in the axial direction.
Abstract: Provided is a layered body including glass and a polyamic acid heat-cured product that is readily releasable from an inorganic substrate after being heated at 250° C. A layered body including an inorganic substrate and a polyamic acid heat-cured product, the layered body being characterized by a weight average molecular weight of 30,000 or greater for the polyamic acid, and a peel strength of 0.3 N/cm or weaker between the polyamic acid heat-cured product layer and the inorganic substrate, after the layered body has been heated at 250° C.
Abstract: The substrate transfer apparatus includes a planar motor provided in a transfer chamber and having coils arranged therein; a transfer unit movable on the planar motor; and a control unit configured to control an energization of the coils. The transfer unit includes two bases having magnets arranged thereon and configured to be movable on the planar motor, a substrate support member configured to support a substrate, and a link mechanism configured to connect the two bases and the substrate support member to each other.
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.
Abstract: In the present invention, in a FinFET having a channel forming region on a surface of a fin that is a semiconductor layer protruding on an upper surface of a substrate, a channel at a corner of the fin is prevented from becoming an ON state with a low voltage and a steep ON/OFF operation is made possible. As a means thereof, in a MOSFET that has a plurality of trenches, each of which have embedded therein a gate electrode, on an upper surface of an n-type epitaxial substrate provided with a drain region on a bottom surface and that has a channel region formed on a surface of a fin which is a protrusion part between the trenches adjacent to each other, a p-type body layer that constitutes a lateral surface of the fin, and a p+-type semiconductor region that constitutes a corner which is an end of the upper surface of the fin, are formed.
May 10, 2021
August 24, 2023
Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device, Ltd.
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.
Abstract: Provided is a wiring circuit board and a wiring circuit board assembly that allow suppression of the recognition error of the dot pattern. The wiring circuit board includes a metal supporting layer, an insulating base layer, and a wiring layer. The wiring circuit board further includes a plurality of streak groove portions disposed on one surface of the metal supporting layer in the thickness direction and a plurality of concave portions depressed in the metal supporting layer in the thickness direction. The plurality of concave portions forms a dot pattern. Each of the dots in dot pattern has one concave surface. The concave surface has an approximately spherical cap shape or an approximately cone shape.
February 1, 2023
August 10, 2023
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
Hayato TAKAKURA, Naoki SHIBATA, Kenya TAKIMOTO, Chihiro WATANABE
Abstract: This electrically conductive composition includes a thermoplastic elastomer and flaky graphite, the melt viscosity of the thermoplastic elastomer at 200° C. in a low-shear zone with a shear rate of 60 s?1 to 200 s?1 being 50 Pa·s to 1400 Pa·s, and the roundness of the flaky graphite being 0.5 or less. This method for producing a sheet-form flexible electrode has a kneading step for kneading expanded graphite and a thermoplastic elastomer having a melt viscosity of 50 Pa·s to 1400 Pa·s at 200° C. in a low-shear zone with a shear rate of 60 s?1 to 200 s?1 to produce the electrically conductive composition, and a molding step for molding the electrically conductive composition into the form of a sheet by injection molding or extrusion molding.
Abstract: A blower includes a rotor that includes a shaft, a rotor core in an annular shape about at a central axis of the shaft, and permanent magnets attached to the rotor core. The permanent magnets form magnet magnetic poles, portions of the rotor core form virtual magnetic poles, and a number of magnetic poles including the magnet magnetic poles and the virtual magnetic poles is P. The blower includes a stator that surrounds the rotor from outside in a radial direction about the central axis and includes S slots arranged in a circumferential direction about the central axis, and N blades that are attached to the shaft and arranged in the circumferential direction. A combination of the number P of magnetic poles and the number S of slots is one of P=8 and S=9, P=10 and S=9, P=10 and S=12 and P=14 and S=12. The number N of blades is an integer greater than or equal to 2 and less than or equal to 10 excluding integral multiples of P/2.