Patents by Inventor Shinji Watanabe

Shinji 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: 20220283357
    Abstract: A braider includes: a plurality of cylindrical bobbins around which flat foil yarns are wound so as not to be inverted; a plurality of carriers to which the bobbins are rotatably attached, the plurality of carriers being configured to feed out the flat foil yarns from the bobbins; a core material supply mechanism configured to supply a core material to be placed inside the outer conductor; a waveguide take-out mechanism configured to take out the flexible waveguide after the outer conductor is formed; and a carrier movement determination mechanism configured to determine movement of the carriers so that there are always three or more cross points formed by the individual flat foil yarns with other ones of the flat foil yarns in an enlarged portion before the flat foil yarns form a braided shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, FUKUI PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT
    Inventors: Tadashi WATANABE, Keigo ITO, Shinji SUESADA, Tetsuhiko MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20220285815
    Abstract: A connection structure of a waveguide includes a rod-like dielectric, and an outer conductor. A three-dimensional component includes a connection surface, an insertion hole, and a corner which forms an opening edge of the insertion hole over an entire circumference on the connection surface, the connection surface at least partially including a conductive region to which a connection enlarged portion of the outer conductor is connected, the insertion hole having conductivity over an entire circumference of an inner surface, the corner having conductivity and being conducted with the inner surface of the insertion hole. In a state where the waveguide and the three-dimensional component are connected with each other, the connection enlarged portion is electrically conducted with the inner surface of the insertion hole through electrical connection with the connection surface and the corner, and smooth connection is made at the corner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, FUKUI PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT
    Inventors: Tadashi WATANABE, Shinji SUESADA
  • Publication number: 20220270305
    Abstract: [Problem] To highly accurately color a target image based on information such as morphological features and shapes in the target image. [Solution] According to the present disclosure, an image coloring apparatus is provided. The image coloring apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a decolored image that is decolored; and a coloring unit configured to, based on morphological information obtained from the decolored image, with reference to learning result information obtained as a result of previously learning correspondence between the morphological information and color information, color the decolored image using a color that corresponds to the morphological information. This configuration enables a target image to be highly accurately colored based on information such as morphological features and shapes in the target image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11422356
    Abstract: Provided is art information processing apparatus including a detection unit configured to detect a failure requiring reimaging relating to an image captured using a digital microscope by evaluating the image, and a generation unit configured to, if the failure was detected by the detection unit, generate setting information for setting an imaging condition for during reimaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Watanabe, Nobuhiro Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20220262601
    Abstract: An etching method includes (a) disposing a substrate having a silicon oxide film on a substrate support in a chamber. The substrate includes a plurality of etching stop layers arranged inside the silicon oxide film. The plurality of etching stop layers are arranged at different positions in a thickness direction of the silicon oxide film. Each of the plurality of etching stop layers is formed of at least one of tungsten and molybdenum. The etching method (b) supplying a processing gas into the chamber, the processing gas including a gas containing at least one of tungsten and molybdenum, a gas containing carbon and fluoride, and an oxygen-containing gas; and (c) generating plasma from the processing gas to etch the silicon oxide film, thereby forming a plurality of recesses that reach the plurality of etching stop layers, respectively, in the silicon oxide film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Seiichi WATANABE, Manabu SATO, Masayuki SAWATAISHI, Hiroki YAMADA, Shinji ORIMO
  • Publication number: 20220251284
    Abstract: Provided is a material having an excellent sound-absorbing performance which can be easily applied to the desired area at the operation site and which can effectively prevent sound leakage. The material includes an open-cell soft polyurethane foam prepared from a 2-part reactive urethane resin composition prepared from a polyisocyanate component and a polyol-containing component, wherein the polyol-containing component comprises a polyol component, catalysts, a foam stabilizer, an amine compound having primary or secondary amino groups, and carbon dioxide; wherein an average sound absorption coefficient of said polyurethane foam is 30% or more, measured in accordance with JIS A 1405-2:2007 for 63 hertz to 5000 hertz; and the length of liquid-dripping is within 300 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Shinsuke Kataoka, Eiichi Kawase, Masanori Takasaki, Yuji Watanabe, Hirofumi Takeuchi, Shinichiro Sado, Hiroaki Ido, Shinji Nishikawa, Saeko Kinami, Kazuki Murata
  • Publication number: 20220254352
    Abstract: An audio analysis platform may receive a portion of an audio input, wherein the audio input corresponds to audio associated with a plurality of speakers. The audio analysis platform may process, using a neural network, the portion of the audio input to determine voice activity of the plurality of speakers during the portion of the audio input, wherein the neural network is trained using reference audio data and reference diarization data corresponding to the reference audio data. The audio analysis platform may determine, based on the neural network being used to process the portion of the audio input, a diarization output associated with the portion of the audio input, wherein the diarization output indicates individual voice activity of the plurality of speakers. The audio analysis platform may provide the diarization output to indicate the individual voice activity of the plurality of speakers during the portion of the audio input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicants: The Johns Hopkins University, Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke FUJITA, Shinji WATANABE, Naoyuki KANDA, Shota HORIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11410216
    Abstract: A customer service assistance apparatus 10 is provided with a video image acquisition unit 11 that acquires a video image of the inside of a store, a specifying unit 12 that specifies a product that a customer in the store is interested in and attributes of the customer based on the acquired video image, an information acquisition unit 13 that searches a specific database using the specified product and attributes as queries, and acquires content corresponding to the product and attributes that serve as queries, and the transmission unit 14 that transmits the acquired content to a terminal apparatus that is used by a store salesperson of the store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junko Watanabe, Hiromi Yamaguchi, Shinji Nakadai
  • Patent number: 11407104
    Abstract: A tooth contact position adjustment amount estimation device that performs processing with respect to estimating a tooth contact position adjustment amount for dimensional data of parts constituting a power transmission mechanism according to the present invention, comprising: a machine learning device that performs processing with respect to estimating the tooth contact position adjustment amount for the dimensional data of parts constituting the power transmission mechanism, wherein the machine learning device observes part dimensional data, which is the dimensional data of parts constituting the power transmission mechanism, as a state variable indicating a current state of an environment, and performs processing with respect to estimating the tooth contact position adjustment amount for the dimensional data of parts constituting the power transmission mechanism in assembling the power transmission mechanism by performing processing with respect to machine learning based on the observed state variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuusuke Watanabe, Shinji Mizokami
  • Publication number: 20220244661
    Abstract: A powder conveying device includes: a conveying nozzle, provided with a powder receiving opening; an open/close member to open/close the powder receiving opening; a flange provided to the open/close member; a biasing member to bias the open/close member; and a container setting section to which a part of a powder container is to be fit. The powder container includes: a conveyor to convey the powder from a second end of the powder container to a first end; a container opening protruding from the first end; a nozzle receiving opening into which the conveying nozzle is to be inserted; and a butting portion provided in the container opening, to butt against the flange. When the powder container is attached to the powder conveying device, the container opening is fitted to the container setting section, and the flange and the biasing member are housed in an inner space of the container opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Shunji KATO, Shinji TAMAKI, Hiroshi IKEGUCHI, Seiji TERAZAWA, Junji YAMABE, Kaori MITSUISHI, Toshihide TOMOTAKA, Tsunehiro WATANABE, Kenji KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 11402230
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a navigation message includes a route generating unit configured to generate a route, and a navigation message generating unit configured to generate a navigation message about the generated route based on the generated route, one or more map information items of the generated route, and an order of priority in which map information items are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Asuka Miyake, Misa Hirao, Masahiro Watanabe, Shinji Miyahara
  • Patent number: 11397391
    Abstract: A powder conveying device includes: a conveying nozzle, provided with a powder receiving opening; an open/close member to open/close the powder receiving opening; a flange provided to the open/close member; a biasing member to bias the open/close member; and a container setting section to which a part of a powder container is to be fit. The powder container includes: a conveyor to convey the powder from a second end of the powder container to a first end; a container opening protruding from the first end; a nozzle receiving opening into which the conveying nozzle is to be inserted; and a butting portion provided in the container opening, to butt against the flange. When the powder container is attached to the powder conveying device, the container opening is fitted to the container setting section, and the flange and the biasing member are housed in an inner space of the container opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokawa, Shunji Kato, Shinji Tamaki, Hiroshi Ikeguchi, Seiji Terazawa, Junji Yamabe, Kaori Mitsuishi, Toshihide Tomotaka, Tsunehiro Watanabe, Kenji Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11389951
    Abstract: A hand mechanism grips an object more favorably, regardless of the attitude and surrounding conditions of the object. When an object is to be gripped by a hand mechanism having three or more finger portions, at least one finger portion among the three or more finger portions functions as a state-altering finger portion for altering the attitude or the position of the object while contacting the object, and at least two finger portions among the finger portions other than the finger portion functioning as the state-altering finger portion function as gripping finger portions for gripping the object in a state where the attitude or the position has been altered by the state-altering finger portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Kawabata, Yoshimasa Endo, Fumiya Koizumi, Yoshikazu Matsuo, Yuki Nomura, Toshiya Watanabe, Kenji Hidaka
  • Publication number: 20220223872
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a negative electrode, a positive electrode, and an electrolytic solution. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode active material layer. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode active material layer. The positive electrode active material layer has a same dimension as a dimension of the negative electrode active material layer in a width direction. The positive electrode active material layer includes a reaction active part in which charging and discharging reactions proceed, and a reaction less-active part in which the charging and discharging reactions proceed less easily than in the reaction active part. The reaction less-active part includes one end part, another end part, or both of the positive electrode active material layer in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Rie WATANABE, Moriaki OKUNO, Yoshiichi HORIKOSHI, Taichi KATSUMOTO, Shinji HAYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20220172840
    Abstract: An information processing device is provided that includes an identification data acquisition unit that acquires image data for identification in which a first biological region is captured and first site information of the first biological region, and an identification unit that selects an identifier corresponding to the first site information from identifiers associated respectively with a plurality of pieces of site information, and performs an identification process on the basis of the identifier and the image data for identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: KENJI YAMANE, SHINJI WATANABE, TAKESHI KUNIHIRO, KAZUKI AISAKA
  • Publication number: 20220148323
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device that includes a display control unit that controls display of image data in which a biological region is captured, an information acquisition unit that acquires first region information input with respect to the image data, and a processing unit that generates second region information on the basis of the image data, the first region information, and a fitting mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Watanabe, Kazuki Aisaka, Yoshio Soma
  • Publication number: 20220148714
    Abstract: A diagnosis support program causes a computer to execute a derivation procedure of deriving, on the basis of a first pathological image corresponding to a first affected tissue, history information regarding a history of viewing the first pathological image, and diagnostic information for the first affected tissue corresponding to the first pathological image, diagnosis support information for supporting diagnosis of a second pathological image corresponding to a second affected tissue to be diagnosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki Aisaka, Takeshi Kunihiro, Kenji Yamane, Shinji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11321881
    Abstract: [Problem] To highly accurately color a target image based on information such as morphological features and shapes in the target image. [Solution] According to the present disclosure, an image coloring apparatus is provided. The image coloring apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a decolored image that is decolored; and a coloring unit configured to, based on morphological information obtained from the decolored image, with reference to learning result information obtained as a result of previously learning correspondence between the morphological information and color information, color the decolored image using a color that corresponds to the morphological information. This configuration enables a target image to be highly accurately colored based on information such as morphological features and shapes in the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11307399
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including an image analysis unit which divides an entire image in which an entire observation target region is imaged into a plurality of regions, and then judges whether an observation target is present in each region, and an imaging control unit which controls imaging of partial images with a magnification higher than a magnification of the entire image corresponding to the regions based on judgment results of the image analysis unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Takahashi, Shinji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11302437
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the present technology includes a determination unit that determines importance related to a cell-specific event of a cell, using image data obtained from a time-series imaging process targeting the cell The information processing device also includes a control unit that controls a process regarding a setting for a target of acquisition of image data in the time-series imaging, on the basis of a determination result of the importance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Watanabe, Rei Murata