Patents by Inventor Shigeyuki Watanabe

Shigeyuki 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: 20210229638
    Abstract: A camera unit is configured to capture an image of an outside area of a vehicle. A translucent cover covers the camera unit. A first air cleaner is configured to jet gas toward an area on the translucent cover located within an angle of view of the camera unit. The first cleaner is located above the area in an up-down direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi WATANO, Shigeyuki WATANABE, Akinobu KUBOTA
  • Patent number: 10955553
    Abstract: A sensor system mounted on a vehicle includes: a first sensor configured to acquire information on a first area outside the vehicle; a second sensor configured to acquire information on a second area that partially overlaps with the first area outside the vehicle; and a controller configured to change an information acquisition rate of the first sensor and an information acquisition rate of the second sensor, in which when the information acquisition rate of one of the first sensor and the second sensor falls below a predetermined value, the controller increases the information acquisition rate of the other sensor to be higher than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Watano, Shigeyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10912176
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp has a roof unit. The roof unit includes a plurality of types of light output units having different illumination functions, a light emission drive unit configured to cause the plurality of types of light output units to output lights, and a monitoring sensor. The roof unit is arranged at a roof part of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Masuda, Shigeyuki Watanabe, Hajime Takeda, Akihito Horikawa, Masaaki Nakabayashi, Yusuke Nakada, Osamu Endo
  • Patent number: 10836305
    Abstract: A marker lamp system includes a sensor configured to detect information around a vehicle, a projector configured to project an image onto a road surface around the vehicle, a controller configured to control the projector based on a detecting result of the sensor, and a marker lamp having a light emitting area surrounding the sensor and the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobutaka Tezuka, Yuichi Watano, Shigeyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200207258
    Abstract: A marker lamp system includes a sensor configured to detect information around a vehicle, a projector configured to project an image onto a road surface around the vehicle, a controller configured to control the projector based on a detecting result of the sensor, and a marker lamp having a light emitting area surrounding the sensor and the projector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Nobutaka Tezuka, Yuichi Watano, Shigeyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200209385
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a lamp chamber, an automatic operation marker lamp unit, and a sensor device. The lamp chamber includes a lamp body and an outer lens, and the automatic operation marker lamp unit and the sensor device are integrated in the lamp chamber. The automatic operation marker lamp unit informs surroundings that a vehicle is being driven automatically, and a sensor device detects information around the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Nobutaka Tezuka, Yuichi Watano, Shigeyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200195831
    Abstract: A left infrared camera module includes a left infrared irradiation unit configured to emit infrared toward a left side region of a vehicle, a left infrared camera configured to acquire infrared image data indicative of a surrounding environment in the left side region of the vehicle, and a control unit configured to control an operation of the left infrared irradiation unit. The control unit is configured to change an intensity of the infrared to be emitted from the left infrared irradiation unit, in correspondence to a condition relating to a traveling state of the vehicle. The left infrared camera module configured as described above can detect the surrounding environment in the side region of the vehicle without causing an uncomfortable feeling to other vehicle, a pedestrian and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Muramatsu, Shigeyuki Watanabe, Masaaki Sato, Akinobu Kubota
  • Patent number: 10487414
    Abstract: A surface treatment system includes a surface treatment tank, a first guide rail and a second guide rail that extend at a position offset from a position over the upper opening of the surface treatment tank, and a plurality of transfer jigs that respectively hold a workpiece and are supported by the first guide rail and the second guide rail. The transfer jig includes a horizontal arm section, a first guide target section that is guided by the first guide rail, a second guide target section that is guided by the second guide rail, and a vertical arm section that is suspended from the horizontal arm section at a position between the first guide target section and the second guide target section, and holds the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ALMEX PE INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Noda, Shigeyuki Watanabe, Katsumi Ishii
  • Publication number: 20190351913
    Abstract: A sensor system mounted on a vehicle includes: a first sensor configured to detect information on a first area outside the vehicle; a second sensor configured to detect information on a second area that partially overlaps with the first area outside the vehicle; a memory configured to store a positional relationship between the first sensor and the second sensor based on information detected in an overlapped area between the first area and the second area; and a processor configured to generate positional displacement information of the sensor system with respect to the vehicle, based on the information detected by at least one of the first sensor and the second sensor and the positional relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Watanabe, Yuichi Watano
  • Publication number: 20190355133
    Abstract: An input interface is configured to receive at least one sensor signal corresponding to information of the exterior of the vehicle sensed by at least one sensor. A processor is configured to, based on the sensor signal, generate: a first data corresponding to first information sensed in a first area; and a second data corresponding to second information sensed in a second area located outside the first area. An output interface is configured to output the first data and the second data independently from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki WATANABE, Yuichi WATANO
  • Publication number: 20190353783
    Abstract: A sensor system mounted on a vehicle includes: a first sensor configured to acquire information on a first area outside the vehicle; a second sensor configured to acquire information on a second area that partially overlaps with the first area outside the vehicle; and a controller configured to change an information acquisition rate of the first sensor and an information acquisition rate of the second sensor, in which when the information acquisition rate of one of the first sensor and the second sensor falls below a predetermined value, the controller increases the information acquisition rate of the other sensor to be higher than the predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Yuichi Watano, Shigeyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10470274
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a plurality of types of light output units having different illumination functions, a light emission drive unit configured to cause the plurality of types of light output units to output lights, and a monitoring sensor. The vehicle lamp is arranged at an upper part of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Masuda, Shigeyuki Watanabe, Hajime Takeda, Akihito Horikawa, Masaaki Nakabayashi, Yusuke Nakada, Osamu Endo
  • Publication number: 20190289696
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp has a roof unit. The roof unit includes a plurality of types of light output units having different illumination functions, a light emission drive unit configured to cause the plurality of types of light output units to output lights, and a monitoring sensor. The roof unit is arranged at a roof part of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Masuda, Shigeyuki Watanabe, Hajime Takeda, Akihito Horikawa, Masaaki Nakabayashi, Yusuke Nakada, Osamu Endo
  • Publication number: 20180228004
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a plurality of types of light output units having different illumination functions, a light emission drive unit configured to cause the plurality of types of light output units to output lights, and a monitoring sensor. The vehicle lamp is arranged at an upper part of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Masuda, Shigeyuki Watanabe, Hajime Takeda, Akihito Horikawa, Masaaki Nakabayashi, Yusuke Nakada, Osamu Endo
  • Publication number: 20180202063
    Abstract: A surface treatment system includes a surface treatment tank, a first guide rail and a second guide rail that extend at a position offset from a position over the upper opening of the surface treatment tank, and a plurality of transfer jigs that respectively hold a workpiece and are supported by the first guide rail and the second guide rail. The transfer jig includes a horizontal arm section, a first guide target section that is guided by the first guide rail, a second guide target section that is guided by the second guide rail, and a vertical arm section that is suspended from the horizontal arm section at a position between the first guide target section and the second guide target section, and holds the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: ALMEX PE INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro NODA, Shigeyuki WATANABE, Katsumi ISHII
  • Patent number: 9693554
    Abstract: Plant growth accelerator comprising, as an active ingredient, 5-amino-4-hydroxypentanoic acid of formula (1) H2NCH2CH(OH)CH2CH2COOR1??(1) wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a derivative thereof or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Li, Yasunobu Ueda, Shigeyuki Watanabe, Yasutomo Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20160237588
    Abstract: A surface treatment system includes a surface treatment tank, a first guide rail and a second guide rail that extend at a position offset from a position over the upper opening of the surface treatment tank, and a plurality of transfer jigs that respectively hold a workpiece and are supported by the first guide rail and the second guide rail. The transfer jig includes a horizontal arm section, a first guide target section that is guided by the first guide rail, a second guide target section that is guided by the second guide rail, and a vertical arm section that is suspended from the horizontal arm section at a position between the first guide target section and the second guide target section, and holds the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: ALMEX PE INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro NODA, Shigeyuki WATANABE, Katsumi ISHII
  • Patent number: 9346632
    Abstract: A surface treatment system includes a surface treatment tank, a first guide rail and a second guide rail that extend at a position offset from a position over the upper opening of the surface treatment tank, and a plurality of transfer jigs that respectively hold a workpiece and are supported by the first guide rail and the second guide rail. The transfer jig includes a horizontal arm section, a first guide target section that is guided by the first guide rail, a second guide target section that is guided by the second guide rail, and a vertical arm section that is suspended from the horizontal arm section at a position between the first guide target section and the second guide target section, and holds the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: ALMEX PE INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Noda, Shigeyuki Watanabe, Katsumi Ishii
  • Publication number: 20160007599
    Abstract: Plant growth accelerator comprising, as an active ingredient, 5-amino-4-hydroxypentanoic acid of formula (1) H2NCH2CH(OH)CH2CH2COOR1 ??(1) wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a derivative thereof or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun LI, Yasunobu UEDA, Shigeyuki WATANABE, Yasutomo TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: D762891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Watanabe, Kaoru Yamamoto, Kazutaka Kosugi, Shinji Sato