Patents by Inventor Takashi Watanabe

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).

  • Publication number: 20240067197
    Abstract: A vehicle control device 1 incudes: a detection unit configured to detect an operation onto an accelerator pedal; a driving force limitation unit 21 configured to conduct driving force limitation control of limiting driving force of a vehicle in accordance with the operation onto the accelerator pedal; a limitation setting unit 22 configured to switch between activation and deactivation of the driving force limitation control for every electronic key 5 to be used when driving the vehicle, based on limitation setting information set for every electronic key 5 of the vehicle; and a notification unit 24 configured to give a notification to a driver when an abnormality related to conducting the driving force limitation control is detected, in which the notification unit 24 gives the notification to the driver, when the abnormality is detected, in a case where the driving force limitation control is deactivated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Fumiaki YOSHIKAWA, Hisanori YANAGIDA, Takashi WATANABE, Satoshi MATSUSHITA
  • Publication number: 20240067198
    Abstract: A vehicle control system for controlling an output of a drive source in a vehicle includes: a drive operation member configured to receive an input regarding a driving force for the vehicle from a driver of the vehicle; and a control device configured to cause the drive source to output a driving force corresponding to the input to the drive operation member. When the control device determines that a predetermined enabling condition is satisfied, the control device enables drive restriction for limiting the output of the drive source. The enabling condition includes an input condition which is based on the input to the drive operation member acquired during a predetermined period before start of the drive source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Fumiaki YOSHIKAWA, Hisanori YANAGIDA, Takashi WATANABE, Satoshi MATSUSHITA
  • Publication number: 20240067177
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: an accelerator pedal operation detecting unit, a state quantity acquiring devices, and a driving force limiting unit that limits a driving force based on an accelerator pedal operation and a vehicle state quantity. The driving force limiting unit executes acceleration suppression control for setting an upper limit value of the driving force to a first limit value when a sudden accelerator pedal operation is detected, executes limited acceleration suppression control for setting the upper limit to a second limit value larger than the first limit value when the accelerator pedal is continuously depressed or depressed again within a predetermined time after the accelerator pedal is returned during execution of the acceleration suppression control, and switches the upper limit value according to the abnormality-occurring state quantity acquiring device when the abnormality has occurred in the state quantity acquiring devices during execution of these controls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Fumiaki YOSHIKAWA, Hisanori YANAGIDA, Takashi WATANABE, Satoshi MATSUSHITA
  • Publication number: 20240068796
    Abstract: Provided is a sensor unit including a first sensor portion that detects deformation of a measuring target object and a second sensor portion that detects deformation of the measuring target object, in which in a state in which the first sensor portion and the second sensor portion are attached to the measuring target object, the first sensor portion and the second sensor portion are fixed to the measuring target object such that the measuring target object is disposed between the first sensor portion and the second sensor portion in a first direction, and a physical property value of the first sensor portion and a physical property value of the second sensor portion are changed according to first deformation of the measuring target object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Takehiko IIZUKA, Nobuyuki NOZAWA, Tomoshige FURUHI, Koji KAWANO, Takashi WATANABE, Jun MAKINO, Kenta AGO
  • Patent number: 11913836
    Abstract: A dispersion measurement apparatus includes a pulse forming unit, a correlation optical system, a beam splitter, an operation unit, an imaging unit, a spatial filter unit, and a photodetector. The pulse forming unit forms a light pulse train including light pulses having time differences and different center wavelengths. The beam splitter branches the light pulse train passed through a measurement object. The imaging unit disperses one light pulse train and images each light pulse. The spatial filter unit extracts light of a partial region of the other light pulse train. The correlation optical system outputs correlation light including a cross-correlation or an autocorrelation of the extracted light. The photodetector detects a temporal waveform of the correlation light. The operation unit estimates a wavelength dispersion amount in the measurement object based on a feature value of the temporal waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Koyo Watanabe, Hisanari Takahashi, Kyohei Shigematsu, Takashi Inoue
  • Patent number: 11913917
    Abstract: An autosampler includes a retention path for injecting a sample into a mobile phase that flows through an analysis path to a column, the retention path including a needle at a downstream end and holding the sample, an injection path including a port at an upstream end for injecting into the analysis path, the sample injected from the needle into the port, a low-pressure path having an upstream end connected to a pump, and a valve that can switch between a first state in which an upstream analysis path and a downstream analysis path are connected and a downstream end of the low-pressure path and an upstream end of the retention path are connected and a second state in which the upstream analysis path and the upstream end of the retention path are connected and the downstream end of the injection path and the downstream analysis path are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Watanabe, Takashi Inoue
  • Patent number: 11915176
    Abstract: A server includes a unit obtaining a position of a registered vehicle, a unit obtaining a vehicle dispatch position, a unit determining a candidate vehicle based on the vehicle dispatch position and the position of the registered vehicle, a unit transmitting information regarding an autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle to a user device, a unit receiving information for identifying a dispatch vehicle, and a unit transmitting a vehicle dispatch position to the dispatch vehicle. The user device includes a unit receiving the information regarding the autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle, a unit displaying the information regarding the autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle, an unit accepting a user operation for selecting the dispatch vehicle, and a unit transmitting the information for identifying the dispatch vehicle to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junya Watanabe, Yuji Sasaki, Seiji Arakawa, Naotoshi Kadotani, Masafumi Hayakawa, Takashi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11911885
    Abstract: A driving tool includes a striking mechanism configured to be actuated by a combustion pressure of a mixed gas of compressed air and fuel, a combustion chamber in which the mixed gas of compressed air and fuel is to be combusted, a valve member configured to open and close communication between the striking mechanism and the combustion chamber, and a valve support member configured to support the valve member. The valve member has a seal part provided on an outer peripheral surface along a moving direction of the valve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichi Watanabe, Takashi Yuki, Yu Yamamoto, Mitsuhiro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20240043628
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for isolating from plant biomass at least one member selected from the group consisting of lignin, hemicelluloses, lignin-polysaccharide complexes, cellulose, and hemicellulose-cellulose complexes. The object is achieved by a method for isolating from plant biomass at least one member selected from the group consisting of lignin, hemicelluloses, lignin-polysaccharide complexes, cellulose, and hemicellulose-cellulose complexes, the method comprising step (A) of bringing a solution containing an organic acid and a peracid into contact with plant biomass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hiroshi NISHIMURA, Takashi WATANABE, Misato YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20240047686
    Abstract: A negative electrode material for a secondary battery includes a negative electrode active material and a carbon nanotube, wherein the negative electrode active material includes graphite and a material including a silicon element, and the carbon nanotube has an average fiber diameter of 0.5 nm to 6 nm and an average fiber length of 1.2 ?m to 8 ?m. A secondary battery includes a negative electrode including the negative electrode material for a secondary battery, a positive electrode, a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and an electrolyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Hasegawa, Norihisa Yamamoto, Takashi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20240043028
    Abstract: A driving support device includes: an accelerator pedal operation detection unit configured to detect an accelerator pedal operation; an advancing direction detection unit configured to detect an advancing direction; a shift range detection unit configured to detect a shift range; a switchback determination unit configured to determine that a switchback state is occurring, in which the advancing direction that has been detected is different from an advancing direction based on the shift range; and a driving force limitation unit configured to limit a driving force in accordance with the accelerator pedal operation, in which the driving force limitation unit limits the driving force in accordance with the accelerator pedal operation, and also sets a limit amount of the driving force while the switchback state is occurring to be smaller than a limit amount of the driving force while no switchback state is occurring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Fumiaki YOSHIKAWA, Hisanori YANAGIDA, Takashi WATANABE, Satoshi MATSUSHITA
  • Publication number: 20240046449
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to: acquire a first image and a second image for inspecting an inspection target; generate a plurality of deformed images by applying a plurality of deformation processes to at least one of the first image or the second image; calculate, for each pixel, a difference value between a pixel value of the first image and a pixel value of the second image, using the deformed images; calculate a pixel-by-pixel integrated difference value by integrating a plurality of difference values calculated for the respective deformed images; and detect an anomaly of the inspection target based on the pixel-by-pixel integrated difference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Watanabe, Hiromu Inoue, Toshiyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 11871134
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a solid-state imaging device enabling summed-readout mode and cyclic-readout mode. [Solution] A device includes virtual-pixel units implemented by pixels of transfer-route controlling-scheme, the virtual-pixel units having a shape of polygon, the polygons are tessellated. The virtual-pixel unit encompasses a photoelectric-conversion region, charge detectors to which ordinal numbers are labeled, configured to accumulate signal charges transferred from the photoelectric-conversion region, and transfer-control elements configured to control movement of signal charges from the photoelectric-conversion region to one of the charge detectors. N pieces of charge detectors of the same ordinal number are arranged in boundary between the photodiodes and the intersection-shared sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: TOPPAN INC.
    Inventor: Takashi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20230421735
    Abstract: A projection system is configured to project first and second projection images, with end portions of the first and second projection images overlapping. The projection system includes a first projector projecting the first projection image and a second projector projecting the second projection image. The first projector acquires first projection image data and a first control signal, the first projection image data representing the first projection image that is a clipping of an original projection image, the first control signal being linked to the first projection image data and being for controlling driving of the first projector. The second projector acquires second projection image data and a second control signal, the second projection image data representing the second projection image that is a clipping of the original projection image, the second control signal being linked to the second projection image data and being for controlling driving of the second projector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Masami OSADA, Norimitsu SUGIYAMA, Takashi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11855671
    Abstract: A radio-frequency module includes a first terminal, a second terminal, a first switch including a first switch terminal connected to the first terminal and a second switch terminal connectable to the first switch terminal, a second switch including a third switch terminal connectable to the second terminal, a first filter connected between the second switch terminal and the third switch terminal, and a substrate. The first switch and the second switch are included in a single semiconductor chip. The first filter and the semiconductor chip are on the substrate. In a plan view of the substrate, a first distance between the third switch terminal and the first switch terminal or a second distance between the third switch terminal and the second switch terminal is greater than a third distance between the first switch terminal and the second switch terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11837668
    Abstract: The capacity of a MOS capacitor is increased. A semiconductor element includes a first semiconductor region, an insulation film, a gate electrode, and a second semiconductor region. The first semiconductor region is arranged on a semiconductor substrate and has a recess on the surface. The insulation film is arranged adjacent to the surface of the first semiconductor region. The gate electrode is arranged adjacent to the insulation film and constitutes a MOS capacitor with the first semiconductor region. The second semiconductor region is arranged adjacent to the first semiconductor region on the semiconductor substrate, formed in the same conductive type as the first semiconductor region, and supplies a carrier to the first semiconductor region when the MOS capacitor is charged and discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chihiro Tomita, Tomohiro Hirai, Shintaro Okamoto, Kentaro Eda, Takashi Watanabe, Kazuki Yamaguchi, Norikazu Kasahara, Kohei Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20230381614
    Abstract: An impact detection device includes a sensor that is attached to sports equipment including a columnar portion and a hitting portion connected to the columnar portion and is attached not at the hitting portion but at the columnar portion, and that is configured to output a sensor signal obtained by the sports equipment being swung, and a feature data extraction unit configured to detect, by using the sensor signal, from a temporal change of the sensor signal outputted by the hitting portion externally receiving pressure, timing at which the hitting portion externally receives the pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Takehiko IIZUKA, Nobuyuki NOZAWA, Tomoshige FURUHI, Koji KAWANO, Takashi WATANABE, Jun MAKINO, Kenta AGO
  • Publication number: 20230381612
    Abstract: A grip force estimation device includes a sensor that is attached to sports equipment including a columnar portion having a grip portion at one end and a hitting portion connected to the columnar portion and is attached not at the grip portion but at the columnar portion, and that is configured to detect at least one of bending and twisting of the sports equipment and output detected bending and/or twisting as a sensor signal, a feature data extraction unit configured to extract feature data including a feature when a waveform generated by the hitting portion being externally applied with pressure is attenuated by using the sensor signal, and a grip force estimation unit configured to estimate pressure applied to the grip portion by using the feature data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Tomoshige FURUHI, Nobuyuki NOZAWA, Koji KAWANO, Takehiko IIZUKA, Jun MAKINO, Takashi WATANABE, Kenta AGO
  • Publication number: 20230381615
    Abstract: A hit position estimation device includes a sensor and a calculation unit. The sensor is attached to a shaft of a golf club and outputs a sensor signal including twisting of the shaft. The calculation unit estimates a position at which a ball hits a head from a twist component when the ball hits the head of the golf club, by using the sensor signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Tomoshige FURUHI, Nobuyuki NOZAWA, Koji KAWANO, Takehiko IIZUKA, Jun MAKINO, Takashi WATANABE, Kenta AGO
  • Publication number: 20230361307
    Abstract: A secondary battery negative electrode according to the present invention is provided with a negative electrode mixture layer comprising: a negative electrode active material that contains an Si compound; and a binding material that includes cellulose nanofibers having a fiber diameter of 9 nm or less and a conductive material containing single-walled carbon nanotubes having a fiber diameter of less than 4 nm. The content of the cellulose nanofibers is greater than or equal to 0.005 mass % and less than 0.2 mass % in relation to the mass of the negative electrode active material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihisa Yamamoto, Masahiro Soga, Takashi Watanabe