Patents by Inventor Naoto Watanabe

Naoto 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: 11485430
    Abstract: An airflow adjusting apparatus includes an airflow generator, a state detector, and a controller. The airflow generator is configured to generate a control airflow to cause the control airflow to join an around-vehicle airflow formed around a vehicle body of a traveling vehicle. The airflow generator is configured to vary a flow direction of the control airflow with respect to a surface of the vehicle body. The state detector is configured to detect a state of the around-vehicle airflow. The controller is configured to vary the flow direction of the control airflow on the basis of the state of the around-vehicle airflow detected by the state detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto Watanabe, Yusaku Dogahira
  • Patent number: 11485160
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a separation and contact mechanism that separates a web from a conveyance roller and brings the web into contact with the conveyance roller, and a controller. The controller includes a conveyed sheet number determination unit and a separation and contact control unit. The conveyed sheet number determination unit monitors a conveyed sheet number of both-surface image forming sheets where image forming processing is applied to both a first surface and a second surface with respect to the sheets conveyed by the conveyance roller, and determines whether or not a cumulative value of the conveyed sheet number has reached a predetermined threshold value. The separation and contact control unit controls the separation and contact mechanism so as to allow the web to be pressed to the conveyance roller by a pressing roller when the cumulative value of the conveyed sheet number has reached the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masato Usui, Hiroatsu Tamai, Takeshi Watanabe, Kenichi Satake, Hiroki Sakane, Yuzuru Yuasa, Yusuke Tamekuni, Yasuhiro Michishita, Shinobu Ohata, Naoto Miyakoshi, Shunsuke Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20220319461
    Abstract: A display apparatus with low-power consumption is provided. The display apparatus includes an inverter circuit and a pixel having a function of adding data, and the inverter circuit has a function of inverting data supplied from a source driver. The inverter circuit has a function of inverting data supplied from a source driver. The pixel has a function of adding data supplied from the source driver and the inverter circuit. Accordingly, the pixel can generate a voltage several times higher than the output voltage of the source driver and can supply the voltage to a display device. With such a structure, the output voltage of the source driver can be lowered, so that a display apparatus with low power consumption can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Susumu KAWASHIMA, Koji KUSUNOKI, Kazunori WATANABE, Naoto KUSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 11458950
    Abstract: A drive force control system configured to reduce a total energy consumption of a hybrid vehicle. The drive force control system calculates: an output power of the engine which can optimize a thermal efficiency given that the engine is operated at a best fuel point; and a required electric power to be supplied from a battery or to be generated by a control motor, which can adjust the drive power established by the output power of the engine to the required power. A power exchange between the control motor and the battery is interrupted if the required electric power to be supplied from the electric storage device or to be generated by the control motor is less than a first predetermined electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryosuke Ikemura, Naoto Kato, Takayoshi Kawai, Teppei Yoshioka, Hiromasa Hashimoto, Hiroshi Watanabe, Yasuhiro Kuze
  • Publication number: 20220311908
    Abstract: A chart includes a plurality of area images. Each area image of the plurality of area images includes a figure. The figure indicates positional information of each area image of the plurality of area images in the chart. An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device configured to form an image on a sheet to create the chart, and an image reading device configured to read the image in the chart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoto Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11417554
    Abstract: There is provided a substrate storage container 1 capable of suppressing deformation of a functional member insert-molded and a method of manufacturing the container 1, and an device positioning member 4 as the functional member including: an attachment part 41 having a thick section 413 formed in thickness equal to a wall member of a container body 10 or a lid 20 and a thin section 410 decreasing in thickness as it approaches toward an outer edge from the thick section 413; and a body part 42 coupled to the attachment part 41, the device positioning member 4 being disposed on the container body 10 or the lid 20 so that a first surface 420 of the thick section 413 is flush with an inner surface of the wall member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junya Toda, Hiroshi Mimura, Naoto Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11401439
    Abstract: A coating film is provided in a cable, a medical hollow tube, a molded article and a hollow tube. The coating film is formed from a rubber composition including a rubber component and fine particles. A static friction coefficient on a surface of the coating film is 0.5 or less. When the coating film is subjected to a testing such that a long fiber non-woven fabric including cotton linters including an alcohol for disinfection with a length of 50 mm along a wiping direction is brought contiguous to the surface of the coating film at a shearing stress of 2×10?3 MPa to 4×10?3 MPa, followed by wiping off the surface of the coating film at a speed of 80 times/min to 120 times/min and 20,000 repetitions thereof for a wiping direction length of 150 mm, a difference (an absolute value of a difference) between the static friction coefficients of the coating film before and after the testing is not greater than 0.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD
    Inventors: Seiichi Kashimura, Masamichi Kishi, Naoto Teraki, Takanobu Watanabe, Yuriko Kiyokane
  • Publication number: 20220230600
    Abstract: A display device capable of performing image processing is provided. A memory node is provided in each pixel included in the display device. An intended correction data is held in the memory node. The correction data is calculated by an external device and written into each pixel. The correction data is added to image data by capacitive coupling, and the resulting data is supplied to a display element. Thus, the display element can display a corrected image. The correction enables image upconversion, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu KAWASHIMA, Koji KUSUNOKI, Kazunori WATANABE, Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Naoto KUSUMOTO, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20220219236
    Abstract: Provided are a fine particle production apparatus and a fine particle production method that can control the particle sizes of fine particles, and efficiently produce a large amount of fine particles having good particle size uniformity. The present invention comprises: a raw material supply unit which supplies raw materials for fine particle production into thermal plasma flame; a plasma torch in which the thermal plasma flame is generated, and which evaporates the raw material supplied by the raw material supply unit by means of the thermal plasma flame to form a mixture in a gas phase state; and a plasma generation unit which generates thermal plasma flame inside the plasma torch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Yasunori TANAKA, Naoto KODAMA, Kazuki ONDA, Shu WATANABE, Keitaro NAKAMURA, Shiori SUEYASU
  • Publication number: 20220222360
    Abstract: An access restriction can be suitably imposed to a user accessing a chatbot iron an external chat system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kawase, Hironori Watanabe, Naoto Kamijo
  • Patent number: 11373610
    Abstract: A display apparatus with low-power consumption is provided. The display apparatus includes an inverter circuit and a pixel having a function of adding data, and the inverter circuit has a function of inverting data supplied from a source driver. The inverter circuit has a function of inverting data supplied from a source driver. The pixel has a function of adding data supplied from the source driver and the inverter circuit. Accordingly, the pixel can generate a voltage several times higher than the output voltage of the source driver and can supply the voltage to a display device. With such a structure, the output voltage of the source driver can be lowered, so that a display apparatus with low power consumption can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Kawashima, Koji Kusunoki, Kazunori Watanabe, Naoto Kusumoto
  • Publication number: 20220033009
    Abstract: An airflow adjusting apparatus to be provided in a vehicle includes a flap and an airflow generator. The vehicle includes a wheel disposed to be partly protruded downward from a vehicle body of the vehicle. The flap is protruded, in front of the wheel, downward from the vehicle body. The airflow generator is configured to generate an airflow, and provided in an underneath of the vehicle body. The airflow generator is configured to generate an airflow. The airflow moves backward and downward of the vehicle and the airflow moves obliquely relative to a horizontal plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Naoto WATANABE, Yusaku Dogahira
  • Publication number: 20220033014
    Abstract: An airflow adjusting apparatus to be provided in a vehicle includes an airflow ejector. The vehicle includes a wheel and a wheel housing including a cavity. The cavity is opened downward and laterally outward of a vehicle body of the vehicle, and houses a portion of the wheel. The airflow ejector is provided, in the cavity, on a front side of the vehicle relative to the wheel. The airflow ejector is configured to eject an airflow that forms a turbulence boundary layer adjacent to a surface of the wheel on a vehicle-widthwise inner side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Naoto Watanabe, Yusaku Dogahira
  • Publication number: 20220033010
    Abstract: An airflow adjusting apparatus to be provided in a vehicle includes a flap and an airflow generator. The vehicle includes a wheel disposed to be partly protruded downward from a vehicle body of the vehicle. The flap is protruded, in front of the wheel, downward from the vehicle body. The airflow generator is provided in an underneath of the vehicle body and vehicle-widthwise inwardly from the wheel. The airflow generator is configured to generate an airflow vehicle-widthwise inward, and backward of the vehicle. The airflow moves obliquely relative to a vehicle longitudinal direction when the vehicle travels forward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Naoto WATANABE, Yusaku DOGAHIRA
  • Publication number: 20220033011
    Abstract: An airflow adjusting apparatus to be provided in a vehicle includes a road clearance detector, an airflow generator, and a processor. The vehicle includes a vehicle body, a wheel attached to the vehicle body to be partly protruded downward from the vehicle body, and a suspension that holds the wheel to permit the wheel to make a vertical stroke relative to the vehicle body. The road clearance detector is configured to detect a road clearance. The road clearance is a vertical distance from a road surface to an underside of the vehicle body. The airflow generator is provided in an underneath of the vehicle body, and configured to generate an airflow. The processor is configured to allow the airflow generator to generate a downward airflow having a downward speed component, on the condition that the road clearance has been on the increase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Naoto WATANABE, Yusaku DOGAHIRA
  • Publication number: 20220033012
    Abstract: An airflow adjusting apparatus to be provided in a vehicle includes a first airflow generator and a second airflow generator. The vehicle includes a front wheel and a rear wheel that are disposed in a vehicle longitudinal direction to be partly protruded from a bottom surface of a vehicle body of the vehicle downward in a vertical direction of the vehicle body. The first airflow generator is provided on the bottom surface of the vehicle body and behind the front wheel, and configured to generate a first airflow moving backward of the vehicle. The second airflow generator is provided on the bottom surface of the vehicle body and behind the first airflow generator, and configured to generate a second airflow that deflects, vehicle-widthwise inward, an airflow flowing in from a side on which the first airflow generator is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Naoto WATANABE, Yusaku DOGAHIRA
  • Publication number: 20220033013
    Abstract: An airflow adjusting apparatus to be provided in a vehicle includes airflow generators. The vehicle includes a front wheel and a rear wheel that are disposed in a vehicle longitudinal direction to be partly protruded from a bottom surface of a vehicle body of the vehicle downward in a vertical direction of the vehicle body. The airflow generators are provided on the bottom surface of the vehicle body and behind the front wheel. Each of the airflow generators is configured to generate an airflow along an underside of the vehicle body. The airflow has a speed component moving vehicle-widthwise inward. The airflow generators are disposed in a distributed arrangement in the vehicle longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Naoto Watanabe, Yusaku Dogahira
  • Publication number: 20210370759
    Abstract: An airflow adjusting apparatus includes a duct, a duct opening-closing unit for the duct, first and second airflow generators, and an airflow adjustment processor. The duct has an inlet open toward a front of a movable body and an outlet that guides an airflow to an air-blowing target inside the movable body. The first and second airflow generators are provided respectively on first and second faces, opposed to each other, of an inner surface of the duct. The airflow adjustment processor performs, if the duct opening-closing unit is closed, vortex flow formation control of causing the first airflow generator to generate a first airflow that directs to the outlet side with respect to the duct and causing the second airflow generator to generate a second airflow that directs to the inlet side with respect to the duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Naoto WATANABE, Yusaku DOGAHIRA
  • Publication number: 20210300485
    Abstract: An airflow adjusting apparatus includes a downward airflow generator, a rearward airflow generator, and a controller. The downward airflow generator is configured to generate an airflow, and is disposed at a front edge of a movable body to generate the airflow traveling in downward direction. The rearward airflow generator is configured to generate an airflow, and is disposed at a lower surface of the movable body to generate the airflow traveling in a rearward direction. The controller is configured to perform switching between a lifting-force increase control and a lifting-force suppression control in accordance with a state of the movable body to execute one of the controls. The lifting-force increase control is a control of activating the downward airflow generator and deactivating the rearward airflow generator. The lifting-force suppression control is a control of deactivating the downward airflow generator and activating the rearward airflow generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto WATANABE, Yusaku DOGAHIRA
  • Patent number: 11126491
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes sensors for detecting a plurality of types of errors. The information processing apparatus identifies a type of an error detected by one of the sensors, acquires a result of diagnostic processing corresponding to the identified type of the error, and outputs error information indicating the identified type of the error, and diagnostic information about a component corresponding to the result of the diagnostic processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Norihiko Kobayashi, Kimito Kasahara, Kaori Nishiyama, Naoto Watanabe, Keisuke Aizono, Satoshi Seki, Masahiro Mutsuno, Takuma Yasukawa, Yuki Suetani, Toshiyuki Miyake