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: 20210208381
    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: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Watanabe, Nobuhiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11046934
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for an isolated recombinant influenza virus having at least one of: a PA gene segment encoding PA with a residue at position 443 that is not arginine, a PB1 gene segment encoding PB1 with a residue at position 737 that is not lysine, a PB2 gene segment encoding PB2 with a residue at position 25 that is not valine or a residue at position 712 that is not glutamic acid, a NS gene segment encoding a NS1 with a residue at position 167 that is not proline, a HA gene segment encoding a HA with a residue at position 380 that is not threonine, or any combination thereof, and methods of making and using the virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kawaoka, Satoshi Fukuyama, Shinji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11007262
    Abstract: The invention provides a vaccine comprising an effective amount of an isolated recombinant influenza virus comprising a mutant M gene segment that is mutated so that upon viral replication the mutant M gene expresses a functional M1 protein and a mutant M2 protein with a deletion of the cytoplasmic tail and either lacking a transmembrane domain or having a mutated transmembrane domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
    Inventors: Shinji Watanabe, Tokiko Watanabe, Yoshihiro Kawaoka
  • Patent number: 10995693
    Abstract: An engine cooling structure includes a cylinder block including a block inner peripheral wall and a block outer peripheral wall that define a water jacket, and a spacer housed in the water jacket. The block outer peripheral wall includes a coolant inlet for introducing a coolant into the water jacket at one end in a cylinder row direction. The spacer includes a peripheral wall surrounding the block inner peripheral wall, and a dividing wall and a distribution wall provided on the peripheral wall. The dividing wall is provided along a circumferential direction of the peripheral wall and protrudes outward from the peripheral wall between a lower end and an upper end of the coolant inlet. The distribution wall includes an upper distribution wall extending upward from the dividing wall and a lower distribution wall extending downward from the dividing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Watanabe, Tatsuya Takahata, Yoshiaki Hayamizu, Keita Watanabe, Mikimasa Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10981249
    Abstract: Provided is an epoch-making method in which an original sheet is continuously fed, and a rectangular electrode sheet with a tab can be cut out from the original sheet with a normal laser beam during the continuous feeding. The original sheet 1 is continuously moved. An ear portion 1b is separated from an electrode portion 1a with a first laser beam L1 in an ear portion separating region provided in the middle of movement of the original sheet 1, is taken up at a position where the ear portion 1b is separated, in a direction separated from a running direction of the electrode portion 1a, and the laser beam L1 is moved in the ear portion separating step to cut out a tab 5 connected to the electrode portion 1a, from the ear portion 1b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: O.M.C. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10983329
    Abstract: Provided is an 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: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Watanabe, Nobuhiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10940657
    Abstract: Provided is a pouch container aligned structure, wherein: each pouch container has a folded body part that is the top end of one of a pair of body sheets folded into a substantial V shape, with one end of a top sheet also forming the folded body part by being joined to the top end of the body sheet and the other end of the top sheet forming the distal end portion of the container by being joined to the top end of the other of the pair of body sheets; and the pouch containers are aligned in a state in which the distal end portion of one pouch container is inserted into the folded body part of another pouch container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: KAO CORPORATION, FUJI SEAL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Nii, Hideki Ode, Akira Uetsuki, Shinji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10934968
    Abstract: An engine cooling structure includes a cylinder block including a block inner peripheral wall that defines a water jacket and a block outer peripheral wall, a spacer housed in the water jacket, and a cooler provided outside the engine body. The spacer includes: a peripheral wall surrounding the block inner peripheral wall; and a dividing wall protruding from the peripheral wall to divide the water jacket into an upper passage and lower passages below the upper passage. A coolant introduced from a coolant inlet into the upper passage passes through an inter-bore part of the block inner peripheral wall. The coolant in the lower passages is introduced into the cooler through a coolant exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Watanabe, Tatsuya Takahata, Yoshiaki Hayamizu, Keita Watanabe, Mikimasa Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10929985
    Abstract: According to some aspects, an information processing device is provided. The information processing device includes circuitry configured to dispose a plurality of tracking points within a first region of a first image and set a second region of a second image based on estimated positions of the plurality of tracking points in the second image. The estimated positions are determined by comparing the first image and the second image. The circuitry is further configured to re-dispose the plurality of tracking points within the second region of the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210019862
    Abstract: [Problem] To shorten the processing time without performing complicated processing during image reading. [Solution] The present disclosure provides an image processing apparatus that includes: a dividing unit that divides a detection region for detecting a feature value of an image into a plurality of regions; a decimation processing unit that performs a decimation process on a pixel value for each of the regions; and a histogram calculating unit that interpolates a pixel value having undergone the decimation process to calculate a histogram of pixel values of the regions. With this configuration, it is possible to shorten the processing time without performing complicated processing during image reading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10845186
    Abstract: [Object] To analyze a strain of a biological sample more accurately. [Solution] Provided is an information processing device including: a setting unit configured to set at least one region of interest from one captured image constituting a dynamic image for a biological sample; an analysis object specifying unit configured to specify an analysis object for the at least one region of interest; a detection unit configured to detect a motion of the analysis object in the dynamic image; and an analysis unit configured to analyze a strain of the biological sample related to the at least one region of interest on a basis of the detected motion of the analysis object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Watanabe, Tomohiro Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20200341252
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an output value obtaining unit, a first interpolation unit, a second interpolation unit, an image generation unit, and a first edge detection unit. The output value obtaining unit obtains respective output values of a plurality of light-receiving elements from an image sensor including the plurality of light-receiving elements arranged two-dimensionally. The first interpolation unit uses a first interpolation algorithm to interpolate a pixel value. The second interpolation unit uses a second interpolation algorithm to interpolate a pixel value. The image generation unit generates an image based on a pixel value, which is interpolated by the first interpolation unit. The first edge detection unit detects an edge using a first edge detection algorithm based on a pixel value, which is interpolated by the second interpolation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: KUNIHIKO HAYASHI, TORU MITOME, SHINJI WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10811000
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a speech recognition system for recognizing speech including overlapping speech by multiple speakers. The system including a hardware processor. A computer storage memory to store data along with having computer-executable instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the processor is to implement a stored speech recognition network. An input interface to receive an acoustic signal, the received acoustic signal including a mixture of speech signals by multiple speakers, wherein the multiple speakers include target speakers. An encoder network and a decoder network of the stored speech recognition network are trained to transform the received acoustic signal into a text for each target speaker. Such that the encoder network outputs a set of recognition encodings, and the decoder network uses the set of recognition encodings to output the text for each target speaker. An output interface to transmit the text for each target speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Le Roux, Takaaki Hori, Shane Settle, Hiroshi Seki, Shinji Watanabe, John Hershey
  • Publication number: 20200318567
    Abstract: An engine cooling system for increasing and controlling a wall temperature of a cylinder head is provided. The cooling system includes a radiator passage that passes through a radiator, a radiator-bypass passage that bypasses the radiator, a first fluid temperature sensor that acquires a fluid temperature of an engine coolant flowing through a bore passage for cooling a cylinder, a second fluid temperature sensor that acquires the fluid temperature of the engine coolant flowing through a head passage for cooling a cylinder head, a thermostat valve arranged in the radiator passage, a flow rate regulator valve arranged in the radiator-bypass passage, and an electronic control unit (ECU). While controlling the thermostat valve on the basis of a detection result of the first fluid temperature sensor, the ECU controls the flow rate regulator valve on the basis of a detection result of the second fluid temperature sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Motoo Hayakawa, Junichi Seguchi, Kazutoyo Watanabe, Tatsuya Takahata, Shinji Watanabe, Katsuya Murakami, Nobuhiko Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20200294278
    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: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200276670
    Abstract: Provided is an epoch-making original sheet dividing method in which an original sheet is cut while being conveyed and which enables a continuous operation to be performed for a long period of time without occurrence of burrs at cut end faces, without scattering cutting dust, and without time and effort for component replacement. The original sheet dividing method is an original sheet dividing method for cutting an original sheet 1 having an active material layer applied to at least one surface of a long metal foil 4, with a laser beam L in a longitudinal direction. The original sheet 1 is continuously moved. While the original sheet 1 is moved, the laser beam L is applied to the original sheet 1 to melt the original sheet 1 at an irradiation point P.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventor: Shinji WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10739573
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, an image processing program, and an image processing method for achieving visibility of the entire image used for capturing a microscopic image while concurrently retaining accuracy of image processing are disclosed. The image processing apparatus includes an output value obtaining unit, a first interpolation unit, a second interpolation unit, an image generation unit, and a first edge detection unit. The output value obtaining unit obtains respective output values of light-receiving elements. The first interpolation unit uses a first interpolation algorithm to interpolate a pixel value. The second interpolation unit uses a second interpolation algorithm to interpolate a pixel value. The image generation unit generates an image based on a pixel value, which is interpolated by the first interpolation unit. The first edge detection unit detects an edge using a first edge detection algorithm based on a pixel value, which is interpolated by the second interpolation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiko Hayashi, Toru Mitome, Shinji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10738730
    Abstract: A head-side jacket through which coolant flows is formed in a cylinder head. A main circulation path and a sub circulation path through which coolant fed from a coolant pump respectively circulates are formed. The head-side jacket is separated into an exhaust-port side jacket formed around an exhaust port, and a combustion-chamber-side jacket closer to a combustion chamber than the exhaust-port-side jacket. A heat exchanger is not formed in the main circulation path including the combustion-chamber-side jacket, but is formed in the sub circulation path excluding the combustion-chamber-side jacket and including the exhaust-port-side jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Ryotaro Nishida, Tomohiro Koguchi, Mikimasa Kawaguchi, Yuichi Ayukawa, Tatsuya Takahata, Takayuki Tominaga, Shinji Watanabe, Keita Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10733741
    Abstract: According to some aspects, an information processing device is provided. The information processing device includes circuitry configured to set at least one region of an image of a biological sample and select a motion compensation parameter calculated based at least on a motion of the at least one region. The circuitry is further configured to control display of a result of performing a process on the at least one region using the selected motion compensation parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Watanabe
  • Patent number: D903710
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Watanabe