Patents by Inventor Nobuo Watanabe

Nobuo 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: 10319602
    Abstract: A substrate treatment apparatus which can more efficiently regenerate phosphoric acid which is able to be returned to etching treatment along with such etching treatment as much as possible without using a large facility, that is, a substrate treatment apparatus which treats a silicon substrate W on which a nitride film is formed by a liquid etchant which contains phosphoric acid, which comprises an etching treatment unit (the spin treatment unit 30) which gives a suitable quantity of liquid etchant to each substrate which is fed one at a time so as to etch the substrate and remove the nitride film, a phosphoric acid regenerating unit (the spin treatment unit 30) which mixes liquid etchant used for treatment of one substrate and a suitable quantity of liquid hydrofluoric acid for the amount of the used liquid etchant under a predetermined temperature environment to regenerate the phosphoric acid, and a phosphoric acid recovery unit (the pump 38, phosphoric acid recovery tank 50, and pump 52) which returns the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SHIBAURA MECHATRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuo Kobayashi, Koichi Hamada, Yoshiaki Kurokawa, Masaaki Furuya, Hideki Mori, Yasushi Watanabe, Yoshinori Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10306295
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus capable of 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: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Takuya Shimizu, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Mitsunobu Watanabe, Nobuo Masuoka, Masayuki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 9561723
    Abstract: If a main stop valve of a fuel gas tank is not opened, it becomes possible to display a remaining level of fuel gas. A remaining fuel level displaying method for the fuel cell system comprises: if the main stop valve is opened, then calculating a remaining level of fuel gas in the fuel gas tank using a pressure value acquired from the pressure sensor, and displaying the calculated remaining level of the fuel gas on a display device, and if the main stop valve is closed, then displaying on the display device a remaining level of the fuel gas that was stored into a memory at a time when the main stop valve was shut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryosuke Oya, Nobuo Watanabe, Takahiko Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9404195
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide hexagonal prism-shaped zinc oxide particles which have a specific particle diameter and a specific aspect ratio, and high ultraviolet blocking performance and transparency, and therefore can be suitably used as a cosmetic and a heat releasing material. Provided are hexagonal prism-shaped zinc oxide particles having a primary particle diameter of 0.1 ?m or more and less than 0.5 ?m and an aspect ratio of less than 2.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Sueda, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Atsuki Terabe, Nobuo Watanabe, Koichiro Magara
  • Publication number: 20160189128
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a store system includes: an image output section configured to output an image picked up by an image pickup section; an object recognizing section configured to recognize a specific object by reading a feature value of the output image; a registering section configured to perform sales registration, concerning the recognized object, on the basis of a file that stores information concerning the object and used for the sales registration; and a check-image display section configured to set an image concerning the recognized object in a state viewed from a customer side during counter selling and display the image on a display section together with the information related to the sales registration of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Masahito Sano, Hiroyuki Ueda, Nobuo Watanabe, Hiroyuki Koyama
  • Patent number: 9339445
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide hexagonal plate-shaped zinc oxide particles which can be used as a cosmetic raw material, a heat releasing filler and the like, a method for production of the same, and a cosmetic, a heat releasing filler, a heat releasing resin composition, a heat releasing grease and a heat releasing coating composition each comprising the same. Provided are hexagonal plate-shaped zinc oxide particles having hexagonal-shaped surfaces, wherein the primary particle diameter is 0.01 ?m or more and the aspect ratio is 2.5 or more, and 50% or more of 250 particles in a transmission electron microscope photograph satisfy both the requirements (1) the particle has a hexagonal-shaped surface; and (2) Dmin/Dmax?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Sueda, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Atsuki Terabe, Nobuo Watanabe, Koichiro Magara
  • Publication number: 20160114682
    Abstract: If a main stop valve of a fuel gas tank is not opened, it becomes possible to display a remaining level of fuel gas. A remaining fuel level displaying method for the fuel cell system comprises: if the main stop valve is opened, then calculating a remaining level of fuel gas in the fuel gas tank using a pressure value acquired from the pressure sensor, and displaying the calculated remaining level of the fuel gas on a display device, and if the main stop valve is closed, then displaying on the display device a remaining level of the fuel gas that was stored into a memory at a time when the main stop valve was shut off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryosuke OYA, Nobuo WATANABE, Takahiko HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 9245424
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a store system includes: an image output section configured to output an image picked up by an image pickup section; an object recognizing section configured to recognize a specific object by reading a feature value of the output image; a similarity determining section configured to calculate similarity indicating to which degree the recognized object is similar to a reference image of the object determined in advance and determine whether the calculated similarity exceeds a threshold set in advance; and a defective informing section configured to inform, if the similarity determining section determines that the calculated similarity does not exceed the threshold set in advance, that the object is not recognized as a regular commodity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ueda, Masahito Sano, Nobuo Watanabe, Hiroyuki Koyama
  • Patent number: 9199857
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide zinc oxide particles which have excellent ultraviolet blocking performance and also excellent dispersibility, and therefore can be suitably used as an ultraviolet blocking agent for cosmetics. Provided are zinc oxide particles having a primary particle diameter of less than 0.1 ?m, an aspect ratio of less than 2.5 and an oil absorption/BET specific surface area of 1.5 ml/100 m2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Sueda, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Atsuki Terabe, Nobuo Watanabe, Koichiro Magara
  • Patent number: 9120681
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a new method for production of zinc oxide particles which can control the particle diameter and particle shape of obtained zinc oxide particles by selecting suitable conditions, and can prepare zinc oxide applicable to various applications. A method for production of zinc oxide particles, comprising a step of aging a zinc oxide raw material in an aqueous zinc salt solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Sueda, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Atsuki Terabe, Nobuo Watanabe, Koichiro Magara
  • Patent number: 8871392
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a hydrogen path for supplying odorant-added hydrogen to the fuel cell, an estimating unit to estimate the depositing of the odorant in the fuel cell, and control unit to heat the fuel cell up to a temperature at which at least part of the odorant deposited in the fuel cell evaporates when the depositing of the odorant is estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuo Watanabe, Keigo Suematsu, Tatsuaki Yokoyama, Katsuhiko Hirose, Atsushi Matsuba
  • Patent number: 8856035
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a store system includes: an image output section configured to output an image picked up by an image pickup section; an object recognizing section configured to recognize a specific object by reading a feature value of the output image; a check-image display section configured to display, on a display section, at least an image concerning the recognized object; and a problem solving section configured to receive, when there is a problem in the recognition of the object, an instruction indicating the problem and solve the problem according to content of the received instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahito Sano, Hiroyuki Ueda, Nobuo Watanabe, Hiroyuki Koyama
  • Patent number: 8827146
    Abstract: A label issuing device includes an imaging portion, an image output portion that outputs images captured by the imaging portion, an object recognition portion that recognizes a specific object by reading a feature amount of the output images, an information reading portion that reads information for the recognized object from a file storing information related to the object, and a label issuing portion that prints the read information for the object on a label and issues the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ueda, Masahito Sano, Nobuo Watanabe, Hiroyuki Koyama
  • Patent number: 8746274
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hydrogen supply apparatus which can mix an odorant with hydrogen gas even at a low temperature and can detect the leakage of the hydrogen gas. The apparatus comprises a gas storage means for storing hydrogen gas therein, an odorant-addition means for adding an odorant to the hydrogen gas fed from the gas storage means, and a temperature control means for controlling the temperature of at least one of the hydrogen gas stored in the gas storage means, the hydrogen gas fed from the gas storage means and the odorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahide Izutani, Tatsuaki Yokoyama, Syuuji Hirakata, Osamu Yumita, Hiroshi Fujitani, Keigo Suematsu, Masaaki Matsusue, Nobuo Watanabe, Katsuhiko Oshikawa, Katsuhiko Hirose, Takumi Kuwahara, Atsushi Matsuba
  • Patent number: 8728672
    Abstract: The moisture state of a fuel cell is determined without causing any variation in the supply state of the reactant gas to be supplied to the fuel cell. An output current control section temporarily performs a current sweep while maintaining the amount of oxidant gas to be supplied to the fuel cell. A resistance component calculation section calculates the resistance component in the fuel cell by using an output current value and an output voltage value of the fuel cell being that of when the current sweep is temporarily performed. A moisture content calculation section calculates the moisture content in the fuel cell by using the resistance component. A moisture content determination section determines whether or not the moisture content is equal to or lower than a dry state threshold value. A moisture content increasing processing section performs a moisture content increasing process when the moisture content is equal to or lower than the dry state threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomotaka Ishikawa, Keigo Suematsu, Nobuo Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20140090905
    Abstract: A label issuing device includes an imaging portion, an image output portion that outputs images captured by the imaging portion, an object recognition portion that recognizes a specific object by reading a feature amount of the output images, an information reading portion that reads information for the recognized object from a file storing information related to the object, and a label issuing portion that prints the read information for the object on a label and issues the label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ueda, Masahito Sano, Nobuo Watanabe, Hiroyuki Koyama
  • Publication number: 20140058029
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide hexagonal prism-shaped zinc oxide particles which have a specific particle diameter and a specific aspect ratio, and high ultraviolet blocking performance and transparency, and therefore can be suitably used as a cosmetic and a heat releasing material. Provided are hexagonal prism-shaped zinc oxide particles having a primary particle diameter of 0.1 ?m or more and less than 0.5 ?m and an aspect ratio of less than 2.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Sueda, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Atsuki Terabe, Nobuo Watanabe, Koichiro Magara
  • Publication number: 20140044971
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide zinc oxide particles which have excellent ultraviolet blocking performance and also excellent dispersibility, and therefore can be suitably used as an ultraviolet blocking agent for cosmetics. Provided are zinc oxide particles having a primary particle diameter of less than 0.1 ?m, an aspect ratio of less than 2.5 and an oil absorption/BET specific surface area of 1.5 ml/100 m2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Sueda, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Atsuki Terabe, Nobuo Watanabe, Koichiro Magara
  • Patent number: 8622293
    Abstract: A label issuing device includes an imaging portion, an image output portion that outputs images captured by the imaging portion, an object recognition portion that recognizes a specific object by reading a feature amount of the output images, an information reading portion that reads information for the recognized object from a file storing information related to the object, and a label issuing portion that prints the read information for the object on a label and issues the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ueda, Masahito Sano, Nobuo Watanabe, Hiroyuki Koyama
  • Patent number: 8518590
    Abstract: An output characteristic of a fuel cell is estimated by detecting an output current of the fuel cell and a voltage between terminals of the fuel cell, and then estimating the output characteristic of the fuel cell on the basis of the detected output current and the detected voltage between the terminals, and a basic output characteristic of the fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sugiura, Nobuo Watanabe, Kouta Manabe, Tetsuhiro Ishikawa