Patents by Inventor Tomonori Watanabe

Tomonori 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: 20190295349
    Abstract: A system and method for providing hands free operation of at least one vehicle door that include determining if a portable device is located outside of at least one door area zone and determining if the portable device is stationary for a predetermined period of time within at least one local area polling zone. The system and method also include supplying a first amount of power to a motor associated with the at least one vehicle door to initiate powered closure of the at least one vehicle door. The system and method further include determining if the portable device is being moved towards and is located at a predetermined distance of the at least one door area zone and supplying a second amount of power to the motor associated with the at least one vehicle door to stop powered closure of the at least one vehicle door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Wesley W. Kim, Brian K. Lickfelt, Douglas R. Reed, Emanuel Ulises Perez Zenteno, Tyler J. Rupp, Kentaro Yoshimura, Chyuan Y. Muh, Spencer A. Kennedy, Tomonori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190295346
    Abstract: A system and method for providing hands free operation of at least one vehicle door that include receiving at least one polling response signal that is sent by a portable device and analyzing the at least one polling response signal to determine a signal strength of the at least one polling response signal. The system and method additionally include determining if the portable device is located within at least one local area polling zone of the vehicle based on a comparison of the signal strength of the at least one polling response signal to at least one local area threshold value that is specifically associated with at least one transceiver of the vehicle that receives the at least one polling response signal with a highest signal strength and determining if the portable device is stationary for a predetermined period of time within the at least one local area polling zone of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Wesley W. Kim, Brian K. Lickfelt, Douglas R. Reed, Emanuel Ulises Perez Zenteno, Tyler J. Rupp, Kentaro Yoshimura, Chyuan Y. Muh, Spencer A. Kennedy, Tomonori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190292839
    Abstract: A system and method for providing hands free operation of at least one vehicle door that include determining if a portable device is located within at least one local area polling zone of a vehicle. The system and method also include determining if the portable device is stationary for a predetermined period of time within the at least one local area polling zone of the vehicle. The system and method further include supplying an amount of power to a motor associated with the at least one vehicle door to open or close the at least one vehicle door if it is determined that the portable device is stationary for the predetermined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Wesley W. Kim, Brian K. Lickfelt, Douglas R. Reed, Emanuel Ulises Perez Zenteno, Tyler J. Rupp, Kentaro Yoshimura, Chyuan Y. Muh, Spencer A. Kennedy, Tomonori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190295347
    Abstract: A system and method for providing hands free operation of at least one vehicle door that include determining if a portable device is located within at least one local area polling zone of a vehicle. The system and method additionally include determining if the portable device is stationary for a first period of a predetermined period of time within the at least one local area polling zone of the vehicle and providing a notification of a remaining duration of the predetermined period of time to instruct an individual carrying the portable device to remain in a stationary position to allow the portable device to remain stationary for the remaining duration of the predetermined period of time. The system and method further include supplying an amount of power to open or close the at least one vehicle door if it is determined that the portable device remains stationary for the predetermined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Wesley W. Kim, Brian K. Lickfelt, Douglas R. Reed, Emanuel Ulises Perez Zenteno, Tyler J. Rupp, Kentaro Yoshimura, Chyuan Y. Muh, Spencer A. Kennedy, Tomonori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190295348
    Abstract: A system and method for providing hands free operation of at least one vehicle door that include determining if a portable device is located within at least one local area polling zone of a vehicle. The system and method also include determining if the portable device is stationary for a predetermined period of time within the at least one local area polling zone of the vehicle and determining if the portable device is located outside of at least one door area zone of the vehicle, wherein the at least one door area zone of the vehicle includes a space that is occupied by the at least one vehicle door. The system and method supplying an amount of power to a motor associated with the at least one vehicle door to open or close the at least one vehicle door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Wesley W. Kim, Brian K. Lickfelt, Douglas R. Reed, Emanuel Ulises Perez Zenteno, Tyler J. Rupp, Kentaro Yoshimura, Chyuan Y. Muh, Spencer A. Kennedy, Tomonori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190287573
    Abstract: A base unit includes a support to support a motor, a bottom plate, and a wall. The bottom plate extends radially outward from the support. The wall extends upward from an outer periphery of the bottom plate, and includes a rectangular opening in planar view. Surfaces of the bottom plate and the wall include a cover surface covered with an electrodeposition coating film and an exposed surface in which a material of the base unit is exposed from the electrodeposition coating film. At least an upper end surface of the wall and a partial region of an inside wall surface of the wall continuous with the upper end surface are each the exposed surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Tomonori TERASAKI, Tomohiro YONEDA, Junzo FUJINAWA, Hirokazu WATANABE, Tadahiro KURAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190286012
    Abstract: A toner cartridge includes a casing, an auger rotatable about an axis extending in a first direction, an auger gear rotatable with the auger, an agitator aligned with the auger in a second direction, an agitator gear rotatable with the agitator, and a detection gear positioned opposite to the auger gear with respect to the agitator gear in the second direction. The detection gear is rotatable from a first position to a second position. At the first position, a through-hole or a cutout of the detection gear is positioned farther away from the auger than an outer surface of another end portion of the casing in the second direction is. At the second position, a portion of the detection gear different from the through-hole or the cutout is positioned farther away from the auger than the outer surface of the another end portion of the casing is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideshi NISHIYAMA, Naoya KAMIMURA, Tomonori WATANABE, Yasuo FUKAMACHI, Shinya KUSUDA, Tomoya YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10417808
    Abstract: An image processing system is provided, including an accepting unit, an acquisition unit, a measuring unit, and an output unit. The accepting unit accepts the setting of two coordinates in a stereoscopic image of a subject displayed on a stereoscopic image display device. The acquisition unit acquires volume data coordinates that are coordinates corresponding to stereoscopic image coordinates indicating the accepted coordinates. The measuring unit executes a measuring process of measuring the distance between the two coordinates accepted by the accepting unit, based on the volume data coordinates acquired by the acquisition unit. The output unit outputs a result of measurement by the measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Noshi, Shinsuke Tsukagoshi, Go Mukumoto, Hiroyuki Onuki, Shinya Kawanabe, Atsushi Fukano, Tatsuya Watanabe, Tomonori Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20190259068
    Abstract: A point-of-purchase advertisement system includes a storage device, a user terminal, and a central server communicating with each other over a computer network. The storage device maintains a selling price master list. The user terminal includes a display screen and a processor that generates a point-of-purchase advertisement including a commodity and a display price.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Ryuichi AOYAMA, Tomonori IKUMI, Naoki WATANABE, Masami TAKAHATA, Toshinori FUKUTA
  • Publication number: 20190258190
    Abstract: A developing cartridge includes: a casing; a first gear; a second gear; a cover; a link; and an urging member engaging with the second gear and the link. The second gear is rotatable from a first position to a second position in accordance with the first gear when the second gear engages with the first gear. The link is movable together with rotation of the second gear and pivotally movable relative to the second gear. The link has: a first state where a distal end portion of the link contacts the cover; and a second state where the link pivotally moves relative to the second gear. The first state is provided due to resilient deformation of the urging member in the first position of the second gear. The second state is provided due to a restoring force of the urging member in the second position of the second gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki MIZUNO, Tomonori WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10380817
    Abstract: A method and system for providing hands free operation of at least one vehicle door is provided that include determining if a portable device is located within at least one local area polling zone of a vehicle. The method and system also include determining if the portable device is stationary for a predetermined period of time within the at least one local area polling zone of the vehicle. The method and system further include supplying an amount of power to a motor associated with the at least one vehicle door to open or close the at least one vehicle door if it is determined that the portable device is stationary for the predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wesley W. Kim, Brian K. Lickfelt, Douglas R. Reed, Emanuel Ulises Perez Zenteno, Tyler J. Rupp, Kentaro Yoshimura, Chyuan Y. Muh, Spencer A. Kennedy, Tomonori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190246178
    Abstract: There is provided a portable terminal device 2 that notifies a television receiver 1 of a received phone call or mail. The portable terminal device 2 includes a communication unit 210 that receives a phone call or mail and communicates with the television receiver, a notification execution unit 203c that performs control in a case where information of the phone call or the mail received by the communication unit is notified to the television receiver, and a posture detection execution unit 203e that detects a posture of the portable terminal device. In a case where the communication unit receives a phone call or mail, the notification execution unit changes content of the information of the received phone call or mail according to a detection result of the posture detection execution unit and notifies the television receiver of the changed content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Motoyuki SUZUKI, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Mitsunobu WATANABE, Tomonori NOMURA
  • Patent number: 10365582
    Abstract: A developer cartridge may include: a first gear having a small-diameter gear portion and a large-diameter gear portion; and a second gear including: a first columnar portion centered on a second axis; a second columnar portion having a smaller diameter than the first columnar portion; a first engagement portion extending along a portion of a peripheral surface of the first columnar portion and engageable with the small-diameter gear portion; a second engagement portion extending along a portion of a peripheral surface of the second columnar portion and positioned closer to a housing than the first engagement portion in an axial direction and engageable with the large-diameter gear portion; and a protruding portion protruding in the axial direction and rotatable together with the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion. The second engagement portion may engage the large-diameter gear portion after the first engagement portion engages the small-diameter gear portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita Shimizu, Takashi Shimizu, Hideshi Nishiyama, Naoya Kamimura, Tomonori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190227469
    Abstract: A fuser is described including a heater, a belt, a rotating member, and a pad. A nip portion is formed between the belt and the rotating member as the pad presses the belt toward the rotating member. The pad is biased toward a restricting member. The biasing may be performed by one or more springs. The spring may be a compression spring, a tension spring, and/or a plate spring among other types of springs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Masahito Kajita, Shuhei Fukue, Kenji Takeuchi, Zhang Mingguang, Tomonori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190210459
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a vehicle controller that, if a predetermined state transition condition is satisfied, makes a state transition of a vehicle from a drive possible state to a drive impossible state. The vehicle control device includes a vehicle occupant detection unit that detects a vehicle occupant in the vehicle. The vehicle controller makes the state transition to the drive impossible state that is different depending on a detection result from the vehicle occupant detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Toshihiro KOJIMA, Katsuyasu YAMANE, Tomonori WATANABE, Gaku SHIMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10338499
    Abstract: A toner cartridge includes a casing, an auger rotatable about an axis extending in a first direction, an auger gear rotatable with the auger, an agitator aligned with the auger in a second direction, an agitator gear rotatable with the agitator, and a detection gear positioned opposite to the auger gear with respect to the agitator gear in the second direction. The detection gear is rotatable from a first position to a second position. At the first position, a through-hole or a cutout of the detection gear is positioned farther away from the auger than an outer surface of another end portion of the casing in the second direction is. At the second position, a portion of the detection gear different from the through-hole or the cutout is positioned farther away from the auger than the outer surface of the another end portion of the casing is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideshi Nishiyama, Naoya Kamimura, Tomonori Watanabe, Yasuo Fukamachi, Shinya Kusuda, Tomoya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10326116
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery device including a battery enclosure incorporating a battery cell. The battery device further includes an output terminal that outputs power of the battery cell. The battery enclosure includes a first surface, a second surface, a first step surface, a second step surface, a first engaging portion, a second engaging portion, a first groove, and a second groove formed in the second step surface and the second engaging portion, and a recess is provided in at least one of the first step surface and the second step surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mieko Hara, Toshio Takeshita, Yoichi Miyajima, Hiroaki Sato, Tomonori Watanabe, Naoki Kamaya
  • Patent number: 10315621
    Abstract: A vehicle locking and unlocking control system, comprising: a lock trigger that is provided outside a vehicle and outputs an output signal when operated by a person; a vehicle side transmitter is configured to transmit a transmission request signal according to reception of the output signal output by the lock trigger; a mobile wireless terminal is configured to transmit a response signal according to reception of the transmission request signal transmitted by the vehicle side transmitter; a vehicle side receiver configured to receive the response signal transmitted by the mobile wireless terminal; a locking controller configured to determine whether or not the response signal received by the vehicle side receiver is suitable for a unique identification signal of the vehicle and output a lock signal on the basis of a result of the determination and the reception of the output signal output from the lock trigger; a door lock mechanism configured to lock a door according to the lock signal output by the locking
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori Watanabe, Katsuyasu Yamane, Masashi Sugita, Daisuke Matsui
  • Publication number: 20190152532
    Abstract: The vibration of a cab deck as well as the mass of a deck supporting member is suppressed. A slewing frame 10 of an upper slewing body 1 includes a front plate 17 connected to a second side plate 15B. A cab deck 30 is disposed on a front side X1 of an engine deck 20 with a gap S between the cab deck 30 and the engine deck 20. A deck supporting member 40 is connected to the second side plate 15B and the cab deck 30. When viewed along an up-and-down direction Z, a connection portion of the front plate 17 to be connected to the second side plate 15B is opposed to, in the lateral direction Y via the second side plate 15B, a connection portion of the deck supporting member 40 to be connected to the second side plate 15B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi IRIE, Takahiro SHINOZAKI, Yoshimune MORI, Masashi KAWABATA, Kiyotsuna KUCHIKI, Tomonori NAKASHITA, Masaya NISHIZAWA, Yasumasa KIMURA, Eri WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10286876
    Abstract: A discriminating unit discriminates and detects a first unlocking operation performed on an unlock sensor by insertion of a user's hand into a space from a first direction, and a second unlocking operation performed on the unlock sensor by insertion of the user's hand into the space from a second direction. If the first unlocking operation is detected, an unlock order unit causes lock devices to unlock all the doors of a vehicle, and if the second unlocking operation is detected, the unlock order unit causes the lock device to unlock only the door of a driver's seat of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomonori Watanabe