Shinya 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).
Abstract: According to one implementation, a tool driving device includes a drill chuck, a motor, a casing and a vibrating mechanism. The drill chuck holds a drill. The motor is configured to rotate the drill chuck. The casing houses the motor. The vibrating mechanism is configured to periodically reciprocate the drill chuck relatively to the casing in a tool axis direction during rotation of the drill chuck. The vibrating mechanism is configured to distance the drill chuck from the casing at a first speed smaller than a second speed for bringing the drill chuck close to the casing.
Abstract: Provided is a laminate capable of reducing a change in hue of a reflected image in the surroundings (for example, window glass) from an original image, suppressing a hue shift of particularly the reflected image to redness, and suppressing the reflected image from being conspicuous, a reflection prevention system including this laminate, and an image display device including this laminate. The laminate includes a polarizer having an absorption axis in an in-plane direction, a light absorption anisotropic layer containing a liquid crystal compound and a dichroic substance, and a linear polarization conversion layer, in which an angle between a transmittance central axis of the light absorption anisotropic layer and a normal line of a layer plane of the light absorption anisotropic layer is 0° or greater and 45° or less.
Abstract: Provided is a controller configured: to calculate, among voltages detected from a plurality of cells, a voltage difference between the voltage detected from one cell of the plurality of cells, the one cell to be detected, and a representative voltage at each of a first time and a second time, the representative voltage based on the voltage detected from at least one cell of the plurality of cells, the at least one cell to be compared; and when a discrepancy between the voltage difference at the first time and the voltage difference at the second time is equal to or more than a threshold, to determine that an abnormality has occurred in the one cell to be detected.
Abstract: A switch includes: a first stationary contact having a first stationary contact point; a second stationary contact having a second stationary contact point; a movable contact having a first movable contact, and a second movable contact point; a first magnet pair defined by magnets having surfaces facing each other, the magnets of the first magnet pair being disposed with the first stationary contact point and the first movable contact point therebetween in such a manner that the magnets of the first magnet pair become farther from each other outwardly; and a second magnet pair defined by magnets having surfaces facing each other, the magnets of the second magnet pair being disposed with the second stationary contact point and the second movable contact point therebetween in such a manner that the magnets of the second magnet pair become farther from each other outwardly.
Abstract: A light absorption anisotropic film that displays a bright, clear image in a desired direction and makes the image invisible from other than the desired direction using an image display device, a viewing angle control system formed of the light absorption anisotropic film, and an image display device formed of the light absorption anisotropic film. The light absorption anisotropic film includes a light absorption anisotropic layer that contains a liquid crystal compound and an organic dichroic substance, where an angle between an alignment direction of a light absorption axis of the organic dichroic substance on one surface and on the other surface of the light absorption anisotropic layer and a normal line of the light absorption anisotropic layer is defined as ?A and ?B, a difference between the angle ?A and the angle ?B is 15° or less, and the angle ?A is 5° or greater and less than 45°.
Abstract: Provided is a spot welding method by which welding can be performed successfully while inhibiting occurrence of expulsion. First to third metal plates W1 to W3 were welded in which a ratio of a total thickness to a thickness of the first metal plate W1 is 7. In Example 1, a peak current value A1 is 14.6 kA, an effective current value A2 is 7.8 kA, a peak duration T1 is 0.1 ms, and a no-peak duration T2 is 5.9 ms. As a result, a lower limit current value A3 is 6.9 kA, an upper limit current value A4 is 8.42 kA, a difference A5 between A4 and A3 is 1.52 kA, T2/T1 is 59.0, A2/A1 is 0.53, and rising time T3/falling time T4 is 0.53, furthermore, no expulsion occurs, and a welding result was determined to be OK.
Abstract: Provided is a sheet folding apparatus including: a stacking unit configured to be stacked with a paper stack; a feeding roller configured to come into contact with a surface of the uppermost sheet of the paper stack and feed sheets in a feeding direction; and a sheet separating mechanism configured to separate the uppermost sheet of the paper stack from the remaining sheets. The sheet separating mechanism has a suction unit that sucks and pulls the uppermost sheet of the paper stack upward in upstream in a feeding direction and an injection mechanism that separates the uppermost sheet from the remaining sheets by injecting air toward a predetermined region including an end face in upstream in the feeding direction of the paper stack including the uppermost sheet. The injection mechanism has a rotary injection unit configured to inject air to change a first injection direction oriented to the predetermined region.
Abstract: Provided is an optically anisotropic film, an optical film, and a display device, which have a high contrast and excellent light fastness. The optically anisotropic film includes a liquid crystal compound and a dichroic substance, in which the liquid crystal compound is vertically aligned, the dichroic substance forms an arrangement structure, and in a case where, in a cross section observed with a scanning transmission electron microscope, a length of a major axis of the arrangement structure is defined as L, and a length of a minor axis of the arrangement structure is defined as D, 16 or more arrangement structures satisfying L?30 nm are observed per 40 ?m2.
Abstract: A workpiece processing apparatus which coats a front surface of a workpiece with a resin, the workpiece having devices formed in regions demarcated by a plurality of planned dividing lines formed in a lattice pattern. The workpiece processing apparatus includes a cassette mounting base mounted with a cassette housing a plurality of workpieces, a resin coating unit that coats the front surface of the workpiece with the resin, a resin curing unit that cures the resin by applying an external stimulus to the coated resin, a resin grinding unit that flattens the cured resin by grinding the cured resin by a rotating grinding stone, and a conveying mechanism that conveys the workpiece between the units.
Abstract: A light absorption anisotropic film, an optical film, and a liquid crystal display device, with less defects and a high alignment degree even when the concentration of a dichroic substance is increased. The light absorption anisotropic film is formed of a liquid crystal composition containing a liquid crystal compound, a dichroic substance represented by Formula (C-1), a dichroic substance represented by Formula (C-2), in which a total content of the dichroic substances represented by Formula (C-1) and Formula (C-2) is 4.5% by mass or greater with respect to a total mass of a solid content of the liquid crystal composition, and the liquid crystal compound is vertically aligned. When Ra1 and Ra2 represent the same group, —N(Rb11)(Rb12) and —N(Rb21)(Rb22) are groups different from each other. When Ra1 and Ra2 represent different groups, —N(Rb11)(Rb12) and —N(Rb21)(Rb22) may be groups that are the same as or different from each other.
Abstract: A spot welding method includes supplying a welding current having a pulse-shaped waveform to a workpiece by alternately executing a step of maintaining the welding current within a set peak current range and a step of decreasing the welding current from the peak current range toward a bottom current and then increasing the welding current toward the peak current range when an effective value of the welding current reaches a set target range for a plurality of cycles. The spatter detection method includes measuring a pulse width IW(1), IW(2), . . . in each cycle of the pulse-shaped waveform and detecting the occurrence of spatter when a pulse width difference D(M)=IW(M)?IW(M?1) between a pulse width IW(M) in a target cycle (M-th cycle) and a pulse width IW(M?1) in a cycle immediately before the target cycle exceeds a width threshold value Dth.
Abstract: A light absorption anisotropic film that displays a bright and clear image in a desired direction and makes the image invisible from a direction other than the desired direction using an image display device, a viewing angle control system formed of the light absorption anisotropic film, and an image display device formed of the light absorption anisotropic film. The light absorption anisotropic film includes a light absorption anisotropic layer, and a first alignment layer adjacent to the light absorption anisotropic layer, in which the light absorption anisotropic layer contains a liquid crystal compound and an organic dichroic substance, an angle between a transmittance central axis of the light absorption anisotropic layer and a normal line of the light absorption anisotropic layer is 5° or greater and less than 45°, and the first alignment layer is a layer in which a polymerizable liquid crystal compound is hybrid-aligned.
Abstract: A spatter detection method is a method for detecting an occurrence of spatter at the time of joining a workpiece using a spot welding apparatus including a pair of electrode chips, a welding power circuit connected to the pair of electrode chips, and a current sensor configured to detect a current flowing through the pair of electrode chips. A spot welding method using the spot welding apparatus includes supplying a pulse-shaped welding current to the workpiece, the pulse-shaped welding current being generated when the welding power circuit alternately repeats power distribution control and a power distribution pause over a plurality of cycles while the workpiece is sandwiched and pressurized by the pair of electrode chips. The spatter detection method includes determining, based on a current detection value detected by the current sensor in a power distribution pause section for each cycle, whether or not the spatter occurs.
Abstract: A spot welding method using a welding apparatus includes supplying a pulse-shaped welding current to a workpiece, the pulse-shaped welding current being generated when a welding power circuit alternately repeats power distribution control and a power distribution pause over a plurality of cycles, and maintaining, under the power distribution control, the welding current within a set peak current range in a peak holding section. A spatter detection method includes: a step of acquiring an average value of voltage detection values Vpv detected by a voltage sensor in the peak holding section for each of the cycles; and a step of determining whether or not the spatter occurs, based on a difference value between an average value of the voltage detection values Vpv in the peak holding section for an N-th cycle and an average value of the voltage detection values Vpv in the peak holding section for an (N?1)-th cycle.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to: acquire an operation history of each user for a series of work performed in cooperation by plural users on an electronic device; and display the operation history of the series of work separately for each process in the work and for each user.
Abstract: The fuel cell system determines whether or not condensation is occurring in the anode gas and the cathode gas on the basis of the humidity of the cathode gas detected by a first humidity sensor provided in the power generation cells and the humidity of the anode gas detected by a second humidity sensor provided in the power generation cells, and adjusts the water content in the cathode gas and/or the anode gas in which condensation is occurring.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor storage device includes a first chip and a second chip. The first chip includes a first substrate, a transistor, and a first pad. The second chip includes a second pad, a memory cell array, and a second substrate. The second pad is on the first pad. The second chip is bonded to the first chip. The first chip and the second chip includes, when viewed in a first direction orthogonal to the first substrate, a first region and a second region. The first region includes the memory cell array. The second region surrounds an area around the first region and includes a wall extending from the first substrate to the second substrate. The second substrate includes a first opening passing through the second substrate in the second region.
Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a cathode system device, an anode system device, an ion detector, and a controller. When the concentration of fluoride ions exceeds a predetermined concentration threshold, the controller controls at least one of the cathode system device and the anode system device to adjust a load applied to the membrane electrode assemblies.
Abstract: To provide a method of easily immobilizing a compound with a wide variety of structures and functional groups onto a substrate without requiring modification and while maintaining the structures as is, a method of detecting this immobilized compound, and a compound screening method, and a screening substrate, a compound immobilizing agent, and an immobilizing kit used therein. The method of immobilizing a compound onto a substrate includes immobilizing the compound as a protein-compound complex onto the substrate via a protein for immobilizing the compound onto the substrate. Further, the compound screening method includes detecting a compound having affinity for a target compound immobilized onto the substrate by bringing a candidate compound into contact with this target compound. A screening substrate on which the immobilizing protein forms a complex with a compound is also provided.
Abstract: According to an embodiment, a control system includes a fuel cell configured to generate electric power using an anode and a cathode, a power storage device capable of storing the electric power generated by the fuel cell, auxiliary equipment to which the electric power is able to be supplied, and a controller configured to control operations of the fuel cell and the auxiliary equipment. The controller performs control so that the electric power is consumed by the auxiliary equipment in accordance with a power storage state of the power storage device at the time of power generation of the fuel cell and adjusts one or both of a timing and a degree at which electric power to be consumed by the auxiliary equipment is limited on the basis of temperature information associated with the auxiliary equipment.