Patents by Inventor Seiichi Watanabe

Seiichi 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: 20170327853
    Abstract: This invention relates to DNA encoding a novel enzyme having activity of synthesizing D-serine from formaldehyde and glycine, recombinant DNA constructed by integrating such DNA into a vector, a transformant transformed with the recombinant DNA, and a method for producing D-serine from formaldehyde and glycine with the use of the enzyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Tadashi ARAKI, Tomonori HIDESAKI, Seiichi WATANABE, Keita NISHIDA, Kiyoteru NAGAHARA, Mitsuo KOITO
  • Patent number: 9815167
    Abstract: A lens manufacturing method including a holding step of holding a lens in a lens holding fixture, and a machining step of machining a surface to be machined in the held lens. A reverse surface of the surface to be machined is machined into a non-planar shape with a first surface shape error. A lens holding surface of the lens holding fixture is machined into the same shape as the non-planar shape with a second surface shape error smaller than the first surface shape error. In the holding step, the reverse surface is brought into surface contact with the holding surface in imitation of the holding surface to correct the shape of the lens such that the reverse surface runs along the holding surface. In the machining step, the surface to be machined is machined in a state where the correction has been made by the holding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhito Hiraki, Kenji Ito, Seiichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9695452
    Abstract: This invention relates to DNA encoding a novel enzyme having activity of synthesizing D-serine from formaldehyde and glycine, recombinant DNA constructed by integrating such DNA into a vector, a transformant transformed with the recombinant DNA, and a method for producing D-serine from formaldehyde and glycine with the use of the enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Tadashi Araki, Tomonori Hidesaki, Seiichi Watanabe, Keita Nishida, Kiyoteru Nagahara, Mitsuo Koito
  • Publication number: 20170182621
    Abstract: A lens manufacturing method including a holding step of holding a lens in a lens holding fixture, and a machining step of machining a surface to be machined in the held lens. A reverse surface of the surface to be machined is machined into a non-planar shape with a first surface shape error. A lens holding surface of the lens holding fixture is machined into the same shape as the non-planar shape with a second surface shape error smaller than the first surface shape error. In the holding step, the reverse surface is brought into surface contact with the holding surface in imitation of the holding surface to correct the shape of the lens such that the reverse surface runs along the holding surface. In the machining step, the surface to be machined is machined in a state where the correction has been made by the holding step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhito HIRAKI, Kenji ITO, Seiichi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9523798
    Abstract: Provided is an element array in which an error in pitch among elements in the element array is absorbed surely in a step of laminating a plurality of element arrays so that each group of the elements arrayed in the laminating direction can be aligned with high accuracy. The element array has a plurality of elements arrayed one-dimensionally or two-dimensionally, and a flexible support formed out of a material richer in elasticity than a material forming the elements. The elements are coupled with one another through the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Fujiwara, Seiichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9507141
    Abstract: Provided is a stereoscopic endoscope device enabling precise observation based on a 3D-image and observation of a wide field of view range based on a 2D-image and enabling the change of the field of view range according to the situation with a simple structure without increasing the size of an imaging unit or complicating the configuration. An imaging unit 50 disposed in a distal portion of a stereoscopic endoscope includes a pair of left and right imaging units 50L, 50R that capture a parallax image of a subject of a part of interest. The left and the right imaging unit 50L, 50R include a left and a right imaging optical system 60L, 60R, which form a subject image, and reflecting mirrors 302L and 302R located on the rear end sides of the left and the right imaging optical system 60L, 60R, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Morizumi, Shuji Ono, Seiichi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20160336154
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a plasma processing apparatus includes: a processing chamber in which plasma processing is performed to a sample; a radio frequency power source that supplies radio frequency power for generating plasma in the processing chamber; and a data processing apparatus that performs processing to light emission data of the plasma. The data processing apparatus performs the processing to the light emission by using an adaptive double exponential smoothing method for varying a smoothing parameter based on an error between input data and a predicted value of smoothed data. A response coefficient of the smoothing parameter is derived by a probability density function including the error as a parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Seiichi WATANABE, Satomi INOUE, Shigeru NAKAMOTO, Kousuke FUKUCHI
  • Patent number: 9393747
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing an optical element capable of increasing surface accuracy of an optical surface of an optical element with a plastic lens portion. A cavity which is formed when a pair of molds are closed has a compression molding space and an annular injection molding space, and the method includes a compression molding step of casting a compression molding material into the compression molding space of the molds and an injection molding step of injecting an injection molding material into the injection molding space in a state where the molds are closed and forming an injection molded portion at the outer circumferential edge of the compression molded compression molding material. In the injection molding step, before the compression molding material reaches a temperature lower than the glass transition temperature, the injection of the injection molding material starts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Watanabe, Kazumi Koike, Takayuki Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9390941
    Abstract: There is provided a VUV light processing apparatus that can apply vacuum ultraviolet light to the entire surface of a wafer in excellent reproducibility and can process the wafer with VUV (vacuum ultraviolet) light in excellent reproducibility. A VUV light processing apparatus includes: a chamber connected with a gas supply apparatus and an evacuation apparatus, the chamber being capable of reducing the pressure inside the chamber; a plasma light source that generates VUV light including a wavelength of 200 nm or less, the plasma light source including a plasma generating unit that generates plasma in the chamber; and a VUV transmission filter provided between a stage on which a sample to be processed is placed and the sample in the chamber, the VUV transmission filter transmitting the VUV light including a wavelength of 200 nm or less and not transmitting electrons, ions, and radicals in plasma, the VUV transmission filter having the outer diameter size larger than that of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiichi Watanabe, Yutaka Kozuma, Tooru Aramaki, Naoki Yasui, Norihiko Ikeda, Hiroaki Takikawa
  • Publication number: 20160046970
    Abstract: This invention relates to DNA encoding a novel enzyme having activity of synthesizing D-serine from formaldehyde and glycine, recombinant DNA constructed by integrating such DNA into a vector, a transformant transformed with the recombinant DNA, and a method for producing D-serine from formaldehyde and glycine with the use of the enzyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Tadashi ARAKI, Tomonori HIDESAKI, Seiichi WATANABE, Keita NISHIDA, Kiyoteru NAGAHARA, Mitsuo KOITO
  • Patent number: 9259866
    Abstract: The invention provides a lens forming apparatus that can suppress generation of burrs even if gaps between outer walls of an upper die and a lower die and an inner wall of a trunk die is made wide. A lens forming apparatus 11 according to the present invention includes a trunk die 12 having a through-hole 17 therein; first and second dies 13 and 14 that are fitted into the through-hole 17 from both ends thereof, respectively, and have pressing surfaces 20 and 30 for sandwiching and pressing a forming material 24; and induction-heating coils 15 and 16 that heat the first and second dies 13 and 14 to a temperature equal to or higher than a glass transition point, in a state where the trunk die 12 is not heated and the temperature thereof is set to a temperature equal to or lower than the glass transition point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Fujiwara, Seiichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9212376
    Abstract: This invention relates to DNA encoding a novel enzyme having activity of synthesizing D-serine from formaldehyde and glycine, recombinant DNA constructed by integrating such DNA into a vector, a transformant transformed with the recombinant DNA, and a method for producing D-serine from formaldehyde and glycine with the use of the enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Tadashi Araki, Tomonori Hidesaki, Seiichi Watanabe, Keita Nishida, Kiyoteru Nagahara, Mitsuo Koito
  • Patent number: 9174399
    Abstract: In order to produce high-quality optical elements stably at all times without the flow of molten resin inside an injection molding cavity being hindered by the protrusion of the outer peripheral edge of a lens after compression molding, a cavity formed when a pair of molds for molding is closed is provided with: an optical-function-part molding cavity (27); an annular connection-part molding cavity (28) connected to the outer peripheral edge of the optical-function-part molding cavity; and an edge-part molding cavity (29) connected to the outer peripheral edge of the connection-part molding cavity. In a compression molding step, a protrusion part is formed by making a portion of a compression molding material bulge out from the connection-part molding cavity into the edge-part molding cavity (29). In an injection molding step, the molds are filled by injecting an injection molding material into the edge-part molding cavity (29).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Watanabe, Kazumi Koike
  • Patent number: 9164253
    Abstract: In a composite molded lens, a press-formed lens body is integral with an injection-molded lens frame. The lens body has a lens portion and a flange portion surrounding the lens portion. Eight projections are radially formed on a top surface of the flange portion. The height of the projection increases toward an outer peripheral edge side of the flange portion. A recess is formed on an outer peripheral edge face of the flange portion and located at a position on a line extending from the projection. The recess increases torsional resilience of a joint surface between the lens body and the lens frame and strengthens bonding force there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumi Koike, Seiichi Watanabe, Takayuki Fujiwara, Yasuhito Hiraki
  • Patent number: 9074226
    Abstract: The invention provides: an isopropyl alcohol-producing bacterium which has an acetoacetate decarboxylase activity, an isopropyl alcohol dehydrogenase activity, a CoA transferase activity and a thiolase activity having been imparted thereto and is capable of producing isopropyl alcohol from a plant-derived material; a method of producing isopropyl alcohol whereby isopropyl alcohol is produced from a plant-derived material by using this isopropyl alcohol-producing bacterium; and an apparatus therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Nozomi Takebayashi, Mitsufumi Wada, Daisuke Mochizuki, Fuminobu Yoshimi, Seiichi Watanabe, Hitoshi Takahashi, Takashi Morishige
  • Publication number: 20150154145
    Abstract: The present invention is a data processing apparatus including a data input/output device for receiving data, a storage for storing the data received by the data input/output device, a data processing program storage for storing a data processing program that includes the steps of calculating, using a double exponential smoothing method, a first predicted value that is a predicted value of smoothed data and a second predicted value that is a predicted value of the gradient of the smoothed data, and calculating, using a double exponential smoothing method in which the second predicted value is set as input data, a third predicted value that is a predicted value of smoothed data and a fourth predicted value that is a predicted value of the gradient of the smoothed data, and a data calculation processing apparatus for performing the data processing under the data processing program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Seiichi WATANABE, Satomi INOUE, Shigeru NAKAMOTO, Kousuke FUKUCHI
  • Patent number: D785635
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: D788113
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: D791699
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Managemnet Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: D795862
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiichi Watanabe