Takashi 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: The invention provides a composition for forming an organic film, which generates no by-product even under such a film formation condition in an inert gas to prevent substrate corrosion, which is capable of forming an organic film not only excellent in properties of filling and planarizing a pattern formed on a substrate but also favorable for dry etching resistance during substrate processing, and further which causes no fluctuation in film thickness of the film due to thermal decomposition even when a CVD hard mask is formed on the organic film. The composition for forming an organic film includes (A) a polymer having a repeating unit shown by the following general formula (1) and (B) an organic solvent.
Abstract: A vehicle control device is provided with a timing selection unit configured to select, during automated driving, either one of a first notification timing at which notification of a driving takeover request is issued in the case that a remaining distance to a scheduled switching point from the automated driving to manual driving has become less than or equal to a predetermined distance, and a second notification timing at which notification of the driving takeover request is issued in the case that a remaining time period until reaching the scheduled switching point is less than or equal to a predetermined time period, wherein the timing selection unit selects the first notification timing or the second notification timing based on a present travel speed or a scheduled travel speed.
Abstract: A user vehicle dispatch dealing system dispatches a passenger transport vehicle according to a vehicle dispatch request, which includes a riding point and a destination point. The system includes a vehicle situation obtaining unit that obtains a freight delivery vehicle situation including a delivery route and a current position of a freight delivery vehicle that delivers freight by autonomous driving, a vehicle situation determination unit that determines whether or not there is the freight delivery vehicle as a dispatch vehicle candidate in a state where a first preset range defined based on the delivery route includes the riding point, and an option presentation unit that presents an option of whether or not to request the dispatch of the freight delivery vehicle as the dispatch vehicle candidate to the user when the vehicle situation determination unit determines that there is the freight delivery vehicle as the dispatch vehicle candidate.
Abstract: A modulation pattern calculation apparatus includes an iterative Fourier transform unit, a filtering process unit, and a modulation pattern calculation unit. The iterative Fourier transform unit performs a Fourier transform on a waveform function including an intensity spectrum function and a phase spectrum function, performs a replacement of a temporal intensity waveform function based on a desired waveform after the Fourier transform and then performs an inverse Fourier transform, and performs a replacement to constrain the phase spectrum function after the inverse Fourier transform. The filtering process unit performs a filtering process of cutting a part exceeding a cutoff intensity for each wavelength, on the intensity spectrum function in a frequency domain.
May 11, 2016
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April 27, 2021
HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
Koyo Watanabe, Takashi Inoue, Koji Takahashi
Abstract: A secondary battery protection circuit for controlling charge and discharge using a switching circuit to protect a secondary battery from temperature is provided. The switching circuit is configured to be provided in a charge-and-discharge path between the secondary battery and an external device. The secondary battery protection circuit includes a detection terminal configured to be electrically connected, via a resistor, to between the switching circuit and the external device. The secondary battery protection circuit includes a first terminal configured to be electrically connected to a temperature detection terminal of the external device. The secondary battery protection circuit includes a second terminal to which a temperature sensitive element is configured to be electrically connected, the temperature sensitive element having a characteristic value varying in accordance with a change in temperature of the secondary battery.
Abstract: A robot system includes a robot control device to link a plurality of transport robots having a function of traveling with a package being loaded. A task acquisition unit acquires a task to be performed. A notification unit notifies the transport robot of action details which are assigned regarding the task. The transport robot takes an action in link with another transport robot according to the notified action details.
Abstract: A radio-frequency switch includes a first switch circuit including a first common terminal, at least two first selection terminals, a first switch that selectively connects the first common terminal and the at least two first selection terminals to each other, and a first shunt switch that switches the first common terminal and ground between a conductive state and a non-conductive state with each other, and a second switch circuit including a second common terminal that is connected to the first common terminal, at least two second selection terminals, and a second switch that selectively connects the second common terminal and the at least two selection terminals to each other.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an ink having a dynamic surface tension of from 30 to 50 mN/m at a life time of 15 msec at 25 degrees C., a container containing the ink, and a head configured to discharge the ink to a fabric including a first fabric containing synthetic fiber in an amount of more than 50 percent by mass and a second fabric containing natural fiber in an amount of 50 percent by mass or greater, wherein the droplet of the ink discharged to the first fabric is larger than the droplet of the ink discharged to the second fabric.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus contains an ink having a dynamic surface tension of from 30 to 50 mN/m at a life time of 15 msec at 25 degrees C., a container containing the ink and a head configured to discharge the ink to a fabric including a first fabric containing synthetic fiber in an amount of more than 50 percent by mass and a second fabric containing natural fiber in an amount of 50 percent by mass or greater, the head including a nozzle surface, wherein a first distance between positions of two consecutive droplets of the ink discharged from the head on the first fabric is shorter than a second distance between positions of two consecutive droplets of the ink discharged from the head on the second fabric.
Abstract: Provided is an inkjet adhesive which is applied using an inkjet device, wherein the adhesive can suppress generation of voids in the adhesive layer and, after bonding, can enhance adhesiveness, moisture-resistant adhesion reliability, and cooling/heating cycle reliability. An inkjet adhesive according to the present invention comprises a photocurable compound, a photo-radical initiator, a thermosetting compound having one or more cyclic ether groups or cyclic thioether groups, and a compound capable of reacting with the thermosetting compound, and the compound capable of reacting with the thermosetting compound contains aromatic amine.
Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a head configured to discharge a pretreatment liquid from nozzles formed on a nozzle surface of the head onto a medium, a holder configured to hold the medium with a gap between the nozzle surface of the head and the holder, and a heater configured to heat the medium held by the holder. The head discharges the pretreatment liquid onto the medium held by the holder with the gap of 4.0 mm or more.
Abstract: A wireless communication device of the present disclosure, to which an electric power measurement value is input that is measured in an electric power measurer to which a power supply side power line and a load side power line are connected, includes a first antenna element that transmits and receives radio waves and a wireless circuit connected to the first antenna element. The first antenna element has a longitudinal side perpendicular to a line along which the power supply side power line and the load side power line extend.
Abstract: A semiconductor device according to one embodiment includes a substrate, a stacked body including conductive layers and insulating layers alternately stacked on the substrate, and first contact plugs individually connected to the conductive layers on an end of the stacked body. The semiconductor device includes, on the substrate, a lower layer three-dimensional structure including any of a lower layer inclined structure continuously inclined upward with respect to a flat surface of the substrate, a lower layer stepped structure inclined upward in a stepwise manner with respect to the flat surface, and a lower layer composite stepped structure in which planes parallel to the flat surface and slopes inclined upward with respect to the flat surface are alternately continuous. At least some of terrace regions being connection regions to the first contact plugs on top surfaces of the conductive layers are located on the lower layer three-dimensional structure.
Abstract: A conveyor conveys a sheet along a conveyance path provided with an ultrasonic sensor, and includes: an updating member that successively updates a parameter indicating aged deterioration of the conveyor; a searcher that searches a look-up table storing pieces of noise data of noises predicted to be superimposed on a detection signal of the ultrasonic sensor in accordance with a degree of the aged deterioration, and obtains a piece of noise data corresponding to a current parameter value of the conveyor; and a signal processor that uses, for signal processing, a remaining portion of the detection signal of the ultrasonic sensor excluding a portion corresponding to the piece of noise data obtained by the searcher.
Abstract: A liquid surface imaging device includes an irradiator including a plurality of lightings, the irradiator configured to irradiate a liquid surface in a nozzle of a liquid discharge head with lights emitted from the plurality of lightings, and an imaging device configured to image the liquid surface. The plurality of lightings is arranged point-symmetrically with a center of the irradiator as a point of symmetry.
August 27, 2020
March 4, 2021
Yuta Moriwaki, Atsushi Yamamoto, Taku Hatakeyama, Takashi Watanabe
Abstract: A controller causes a sensor unit to perform: a first operation for detecting a front end of a sheet; and a second operation for detecting a type of the sheet performed at a timing that is based on detection of the front end of the sheet in the first operation.
Abstract: A video encoding apparatus is a video encoding apparatus for subjecting a video image to motion compensated prediction coding, comprising an acquisition module to acquire available blocks of blocks having motion vectors from encoded blocks adjacent to a to-be-encoded block and number of the available blocks, an acquisition/selection module to select one selection block from the encoded available blocks, a selection information encoder to encode selection information specifying the selection block using a code table corresponding to the number of available blocks, and an image encoder to subject the to-be-encoded block to motion compensated prediction coding using a motion vector of the selection block.
Abstract: A permanent magnet including R and T. R are rare earth elements including Sm and at least one selected from Y and Gd. T is Fe alone or Fe and Co. T maybe partly substituted with M, and M is one or more selected from Ti, V, Cr, Mo, W, Zr, Hf, Nb, Ta, Al, Si, Cu, Zn, Ga and Ge. In a total content of R, Sm content is 60 at % or more and 95 at % or less, and a total content of Y and Gd is 5 at % or more and 35 at % or less. The permanent magnet includes main phase crystal grains having a ThMn12 type crystal structure.
Abstract: An amplifier circuit unit of a radio frequency module is mounted on a substrate with a first external terminal interposed therebetween, a switch circuit unit is mounted on the substrate with a second external terminal interposed therebetween, and a matching circuit unit is mounted on the substrate with a first terminal and a second terminal interposed therebetween. The first terminal is electrically connected to the second external terminal of the switch circuit unit, and the second terminal is electrically connected to the first external terminal of the amplifier circuit unit. When viewed from a direction perpendicular to one main surface of the substrate, the first terminal is superposed with the second external terminal of the switch circuit unit, and the second terminal is superposed with the first external terminal of the amplifier circuit unit.
Abstract: A cable fixture including a first pressing member that includes a first plate portion facing a first outlet and a first connector of a first cable plugged into the first outlet, and a second plate portion bent from the first plate portion to one side in a facing direction between the first plate portion and the first outlet; and a supporting member configured to support the first pressing member and capable of fixing the second plate portion at a position where the first plate portion abuts on the first connector.