Patents by Inventor Takeshi Watanabe

Takeshi 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).

  • Patent number: 11509825
    Abstract: The present invention is concerning to an image management system that communicates with a first communication terminal via a communication network, the image management system comprising: an image storage unit configured to store image data; a receiving unit configured to receive, from the first communication terminal, link information that includes image identification information for identifying the image data and includes predetermined-area information that indicates a predetermined area in the image data; and a transmitting unit configured to transmit, to the first communication terminal, the image data that is indicated by the image identification information included in the link information received by the receiving unit and the predetermined-area information included in the link information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoshi Taneichi, Takeshi Ito, Masanori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220365025
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an electrophoresis device which detects the presence or absence of foreign matter in a flow path 111. In order to solve the above problems, the electrophoresis device of the present invention is characterized by including a flow path 111 filled thereinside with a migration medium, a migration medium container which stores a migration medium, a liquid feeding mechanism which feeds the migration medium to the flow path 111, a photographing device 115 which photographs the flow path 111, and a control unit which analyzes an image of the flow path 111 photographed by the photographing device 115 and in that the control unit determines the presence or absence of the foreign matter in the flow path 111 on the basis of the image of the flow path 111.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi TOMIYOSHI, Masashi WATANABE, Takeshi OOURA, Motohiro YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 11502234
    Abstract: A light-emitting-element-equipped substrate includes: a circuit substrate including a main surface; a light-emitting element mounted on the main surface and electrically connected to the circuit substrate; a silicone-based white resist layer covering the main surface and including: a first opening surrounding the light-emitting element; and a second opening different from the first opening; and a transparent protective layer covering the light-emitting element, the silicone-based white resist layer, and the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisashi Watanabe, Hirotoshi Yasunaga, Youzou Kyoukane, Takeshi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20220359884
    Abstract: A battery includes: an electrode group including an air electrode and a negative electrode that are stacked with a separator interposed therebetween; and a container housing the electrode group together with an alkaline electrolyte liquid. The air electrode includes a catalyst for an air electrode. This catalyst for an air electrode is a catalyst for an air electrode including an oxide containing at least bismuth (Bi), ruthenium (Ru), sodium (Na), and oxygen, and Na/(Ru+Bi+Na) representing an atomic ratio of the sodium to a sum of the bismuth, the ruthenium, and the sodium is 0.126 or more and 0.145 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Minori Inoue, Takeshi Kajiwara, Shohei Unoki, Takahiro Endo, Shigekazu Yasuoka, Yoshikatsu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11495804
    Abstract: An air electrode catalyst for an air secondary battery includes a pyrochlore-type composite oxide having two or more crystal structures having a different amount of oxygen. A battery, according to some embodiments, includes an electrode group including an air electrode and a negative electrode stacked with a separator therebetween, and a container accommodating the electrode group along with an alkali electrolyte solution, wherein the air electrode includes the air electrode catalyst. The air electrode catalyst may have a pyrochlore-type composite oxide having a crystal structure represented by Bi2Ru2O6.92 and a crystal structure represented by Bi2Ru2O7.33.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignees: FDK CORPORATION, JAPAN METALS AND CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shohei Unoki, Takeshi Kajiwara, Takahiro Endo, Shigekazu Yasuoka, Yoshikatsu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11491783
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus includes memory, a processor, an image forming section, and a bending mechanism. The memory stores therein bending information in which a plurality of bending amounts corresponding to respective ejection amounts of an ink ejected from the image forming section are defined. The processor sets a bending amount of a sheet to be conveyed. The bending mechanism includes a roller and a belt that hold the sheet therebetween, and bends the sheet by moving a position of a center of the roller toward the belt based on the set bending amount. The processor calculates for each of areas of the sheet an amount of the ink ejected to the area, and sets the bending amount of the sheet based on the bending amounts corresponding to the calculated amounts of the ink ejected to the respective areas in the bending information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Watanabe, Hiroyuki Ueda, Hiroatsu Tamai, Takatoshi Nishimura, Noriaki Ozawa, Toyotsune Inoue, Susumu Hiroshima
  • Patent number: 11494580
    Abstract: A symbol reading device includes a plurality of reading units and a processor. The reading units read symbols on articles conveyed along a conveyance path. The processor is configured to acquire symbol information from a plurality of articles and store the symbol information in association with each of the reading units that read the symbols on respective articles, then identify a reading unit that can be substituted by another reading unit based on the symbol information associated with the reading units. The identified reading unit in then placed into a power saving state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidehiro Naito, Hitoshi Iizaka, Shinsuke Yajima, Atsushi Miyashima, Takuya Takasu, Takeshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11485160
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a separation and contact mechanism that separates a web from a conveyance roller and brings the web into contact with the conveyance roller, and a controller. The controller includes a conveyed sheet number determination unit and a separation and contact control unit. The conveyed sheet number determination unit monitors a conveyed sheet number of both-surface image forming sheets where image forming processing is applied to both a first surface and a second surface with respect to the sheets conveyed by the conveyance roller, and determines whether or not a cumulative value of the conveyed sheet number has reached a predetermined threshold value. The separation and contact control unit controls the separation and contact mechanism so as to allow the web to be pressed to the conveyance roller by a pressing roller when the cumulative value of the conveyed sheet number has reached the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masato Usui, Hiroatsu Tamai, Takeshi Watanabe, Kenichi Satake, Hiroki Sakane, Yuzuru Yuasa, Yusuke Tamekuni, Yasuhiro Michishita, Shinobu Ohata, Naoto Miyakoshi, Shunsuke Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 11484064
    Abstract: An aerosol inhaler cartridge is provided with a liquid storage unit and a thin metal heater. The metal heater has an obverse face, a reverse face, and a side face joining the obverse face and the reverse face, and is provided, on at least a part of the side face, with a tapered protrusion that protrudes in a tapered shape in a direction different from an imaginary line extending from the obverse face to the reverse face. The tapered protrusion has: a first tapered face formed in an inwardly curving manner extending from an obverse edge part whereat the obverse face and the side face are joined to the tip of the tapered protrusion; and a second tapered face formed in an inwardly curving manner extending from a reverse edge part whereat the reverse face and the side face are joined to the tip of the tapered protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Tomoichi Watanabe, Hidenori Muramoto, Takeshi Akiyama, Mitsuru Okada, Toshiki Kudo, Tomoaki Hongo
  • Publication number: 20220345661
    Abstract: A recording control apparatus includes: a captured data acquisition unit configured to acquire captured data from an image capturing apparatus; an event detection unit configured to detect an occurrence of an event; a captured data analysis unit configured to analyze the captured data and thereby detect a predetermined object included in the captured data; and a recording control unit configured to store, as event recording data, the captured data including a video image at a point in time when the event has occurred and the captured data including a video image at a point in time when the object has been detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Masaru KAWASAKI, Wataru KATASE, Masaki GOTO, Tsuyoshi WATANABE, Takeshi IBARAKI, Nobuyuki MATSUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220339779
    Abstract: A robot control system according to the present embodiment includes a plurality of mobile robots that moves autonomously in a facility and a control device that controls the mobile robots. When the control device detects that two or more of the mobile robots are in a recovery requiring state, the control device notifies that the two or more mobile robots are in the recovery requiring state, together with priorities of the two or more mobile robots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shiro ODA, Tetsuya TAIRA, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Takeshi MATSUI, Takayoshi NASU, Kei YOSHIKAWA, Yusuke OTA, Yutaro ISHIDA, Yuji ONUMA, Kyosuke ARAI
  • Publication number: 20220343239
    Abstract: A fried food display management apparatus 60 comprises: a first recognition unit 61 configured to recognize quantities of fried foods 19 according to type displayed in a display case 40 in a shop 32; a cooking schedule formulation unit 62 configured to, based on the quantities of the fried foods 19 according to type as recognized by the first recognition unit 61, formulate a cooking schedule for the types and quantities of fried foods 19 to be cooked in frying oil 17 in a fryer 14 installed in the shop 32; and a reporting unit 63 configured to report information relating to the cooking schedule in a display 25 provided in the shop 32.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi SUZUKI, Masami INOUE, Kazuhiko HAKAMADA, Shinsuke KOZONO, Kenichi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220335548
    Abstract: Provided is a system for reporting frying oil processing work information, with which frying oil processing work can be appropriately carried out. The frying oil processing work information reporting system comprises a deterioration state analysis unit 55 that analyzes a state of deterioration of frying oil 17 in a fryer 14, a processing work information recognition unit 56 that recognizes information about processing work for the frying oil 17 on the basis of the result of the analysis performed on the state of deterioration of the frying oil 17, and a first reporting unit 57 that is set up in a shop 32 and that reports the processing work information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi SUZUKI, Masami INOUE, Kazuhiko HAKAMADA, Shinsuke KOZONO, Kenichi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220334588
    Abstract: A robot control system is a robot control system that controls a plurality of mobile robots, in which: each of the mobile robots includes right and left wheels, and a sensor that detects actions of the right and left wheels; and the control system calculates abrasion degrees of right and left components for the right and left wheels, depending on a detection result of the sensor, and manages traveling of the plurality of mobile robots, depending on the abrasion degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shiro ODA, Tetsuya TAIRA, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Takeshi MATSUI, Takayoshi NASU, Kei YOSHIKAWA, Yusuke OTA, Yutaro ISHIDA, Yuji ONUMA, Kyosuke ARAI
  • Patent number: 11472465
    Abstract: A steering device for steering a vehicle includes a movable member, a holding member, an impact absorbing member, a movement driving unit, and a controller. The controller is configured to perform first control and second control by which the movement driving unit is controlled. The first control is a control for moving the movable member along an axial direction of a shaft member within such a range that a front end of at least one of the shaft member and the movable member is located rearward of a space for movement in the front-rear direction of the vehicle. The second control is a control for moving the movable member along the axial direction within such a range that the front end portion is located inside the space for movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Nozawa, Norihiro Ochi, Ryoichi Tokioka, Takeshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11471987
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck device comprising a mounting table having a mounting surface, a focus ring; and a cooling element, wherein the mounting table has a holding portion surrounding the mounting surface, the holding portion has an annular groove portion having a through-hole, the holding portion has inner and outer peripheral surfaces which hold the focus ring and are located on both sides of the groove portion, the holding surface satisfies conditions (i) and (ii), (i) a straight line connecting a first point corresponding to an innermost periphery of the holding surface and a second point corresponding to an outermost periphery of the holding surface has a positive or a negative inclination from the innermost periphery toward the outermost periphery, wherein a difference between a height of the first point and a height of the second point is 0 ?m to 10 ?m, and (ii) leak areas of the inner peripheral surface and the outer peripheral surface are less than 0.7 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Maeda, Masaki Ozaki, Masayuki Shiojiri, Takeshi Watanabe, Shinichi Maeta, Yuuki Kinpara
  • Patent number: 11465666
    Abstract: A steering system includes: a variable mechanism that reversibly changes a configuration of an operating member between a configuration for automated driving and a configuration for manual driving, the configuration including at least one of a position, an orientation, and a shape; a variable drive source; a receiver that receives an operation of a driver; and a controller that controls the variable drive source to cause the variable mechanism to return the configuration of the operating member to the configuration for manual driving, when the receiver receives the operation of the driver in a period when the configuration of the operating member is being changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihiro Ochi, Yousuke Nishimura, Yasuyuki Nozawa, Kei Kitahara, Takeshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220315349
    Abstract: A conveyance control device includes a processor and a memory. The processor is configured to control a conveyor. The conveyor is configured to convey a platen from a conveyance start position of the platen to one of a plurality of printers via a pretreatment device. The pretreatment device is configured to perform pretreatment on a recording medium placed on the platen. The conveyor is configured to convey the platen to one of a first lane including a first printer group formed of a plurality of the printers or a second lane including a second printer group formed of a plurality of the printers. The memory stores computer-readable instructions that instruct the processor to perform determination processing of determining whether to convey the platen to the first lane or to convey the platen to the second lane, based on the recording medium placed on the platen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Kodai MIZUNO, Takeshi WATANABE, Shuichi TAMAKI, Akira SHINODA, Kenji SATO
  • Publication number: 20220306405
    Abstract: Provided is a transport device in which reliability is increased by suppressing deterioration of the transport surface and transport efficiency is increased by suppressing electrical current loss. A transport device 1 comprising a transported body having either a permanent magnet 10 or a magnetic body, and an electromagnet unit in which coils 21 are wound around teeth 25 comprising magnetic bodies, and having recesses on surfaces of the teeth 25 facing the transported body. Specifically, the surfaces of the teeth 25 facing the transported body have at least two surfaces (first facing surface 22, second facing surface 23, etc.) which have different distances to the transported body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Yasuaki AOYAMA, Ryosuke HOSHI, Satoru KANEKO, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Takeshi TAMAKOSHI, Katsuhiro KAMBARA, Hiroshi WATANABE, Kuniaki ONIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220308399
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light source, a wavelength conversion sheet configured to perform wavelength conversion on light from the light source, and a first light reduction portion disposed in a frame shape as a whole overlapping an outer peripheral portion of the wavelength conversion sheet in a plan view between the light source and the wavelength conversion sheet, and configured to reduce a light amount of incident light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi MASUDA, Hisashi WATANABE, Hirotoshi YASUNAGA