Patents by Inventor Toru Watanabe

Toru 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: 20220375775
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to improve a substrate processing apparatus using the CARE method. The present invention provides a substrate processing apparatus for polishing a processing target region of a substrate by bringing the substrate and a catalyst into contact with each other in the presence of processing liquid. The substrate processing apparatus includes a substrate holding unit configured to hold the substrate, a catalyst holding unit configured to hold the catalyst, and a driving unit configured to move the substrate holding unit and the catalyst holding unit relative to each other with the processing target region of the substrate and the catalyst kept in contact with each other. The catalyst is smaller than the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Itsuki Kobata, Keita Yagi, Katsuhide Watanabe, Yoichi Shiokawa, Toru Maruyama, Nobuyuki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20220348490
    Abstract: Provided is a heat reflective member, which is prevented from braking even in a high-temperature environment. It generates no dust in use, and can be washed with a chemical liquid. The heat reflective member has a laminated structure in which quartz glass layers are formed on an upper surface and a lower surface of a siliceous sintered powder layer. The heat reflective member includes: an impermeable layer which is formed at a portion of the siliceous sintered powder layer at an end portion of the heat reflective member, which has a thickness at least larger than half of a thickness of the siliceous sintered powder layer, and through which a gas or a liquid is prevented from penetrating; and a buffer layer which is formed between the impermeable layer and the siliceous sintered powder layer, and which changes in density from the impermeable layer toward the sintered powder layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicants: SHIN-ETSU QUARTZ PRODUCTS CO., LTD., YAMAGATA SHIN-ETSU QUARTZ CO., LTD., HERAEUS QUARZGLAS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Kazuhiro YAMAGUCHI, Daiki FUJITA, Yoshihiro HARADA, Toru SEGAWA, Tomonori WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11482252
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, when an inspection of a defect of a recording surface of the magnetic disk is carried out by using the first processing section and the second processing section on the basis of the output of the gap sensor, a magnetic disk device is configured to compare a threshold defined on the basis of outputs of the first processing section at a plurality of tracks excluding a track which is an inspection object and an output of the first processing section at the track which is the inspection object with each other and, when the output of the first processing section at the track which is the inspection object exceeds the threshold, detect that there is a defect on the track concerned of the magnetic disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11477556
    Abstract: Provided is a sound collecting device in which sound is favorably input to a sound collecting unit. The sound collecting device includes an attachment portion that has a sound collecting unit attached and is adapted to be inserted into an external ear canal, a holding portion adapted to be inserted into the external ear canal and hold the attachment portion at a predetermined position in the external ear canal, and a wearing portion that is positioned on an opposite side of the attachment portion while interposing the holding portion and adapted to be at least partly engaged with an auricle, in which the attachment portion and the holding portion do not block the external ear canal and have acoustic transparency. Further, the attachment portion and the holding portion are positioned in the ear in a state of not blocking the external ear canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryutaro Watanabe, Tsutomu Toyoguchi, Toru Nakagawa, Go Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20220324740
    Abstract: One aspect is a reflective member, which has a laminated structure in which transparent quartz glass members are formed on an upper surface and a lower surface of an opaque siliceous sintered powder layer. The opaque siliceous sintered powder layer has a thickness of 0.1 mm or more and a thickness distribution of ±0.05 mm or less. When a load is applied to each of the transparent quartz glass members on an upper surface and a lower surface of the laminated structure in a direction parallel to the laminated structure, the reflective member is fractured at a load of 5 N or more per square centimeter. The laminated structure includes a semi-transparent portion having a width of 0.01 mm or less, which has an intermediate opacity between an opacity of the opaque siliceous sintered powder layer and an opacity of each of the transparent quartz glass members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicants: SHIN-ETSU QUARTZ PRODUCTS CO., LTD., YAMAGATA SHIN-ETSU QUARTZ CO., LTD., HERAEUS QUARZGLAS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Toru SEGAWA, Kazuhiro YAMAGUCHI, Tomonori WATANABE, Daiki FUJITA
  • Patent number: 11467387
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an output value obtaining unit, a first interpolation unit, a second interpolation unit, an image generation unit, and a first edge detection unit. The output value obtaining unit obtains respective output values of a plurality of light-receiving elements from an image sensor including the plurality of light-receiving elements arranged two-dimensionally. The first interpolation unit uses a first interpolation algorithm to interpolate a pixel value. The second interpolation unit uses a second interpolation algorithm to interpolate a pixel value. The image generation unit generates an image based on a pixel value, which is interpolated by the first interpolation unit. The first edge detection unit detects an edge using a first edge detection algorithm based on a pixel value, which is interpolated by the second interpolation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko Hayashi, Toru Mitome, Shinji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220297158
    Abstract: A backing includes a heat-conductive particle assemblage with irregular voids and a filler which fills the voids. A portion of ultrasound that propagates backward from a piezoelectric layer scatters and attenuates in the backing. Heat generated at the piezoelectric layer is conducted to a heat exhaust block via the particle assemblage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Wataru Sawada, Toru Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220297387
    Abstract: Provided is a production method for a freshness-keeping bag capable of reducing the inflow of oxygen from the outside of the bag to a very low level, and thereby keeping the freshness of a content thereof for a long period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventor: Toru WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11450544
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to improve a substrate processing apparatus using the CARE method. The present invention provides a substrate processing apparatus for polishing a processing target region of a substrate by bringing the substrate and a catalyst into contact with each other in the presence of processing liquid. The substrate processing apparatus includes a substrate holding unit configured to hold the substrate, a catalyst holding unit configured to hold the catalyst, and a driving unit configured to move the substrate holding unit and the catalyst holding unit relative to each other with the processing target region of the substrate and the catalyst kept in contact with each other. The catalyst is smaller than the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Itsuki Kobata, Keita Yagi, Katsuhide Watanabe, Yoichi Shiokawa, Toru Maruyama, Nobuyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11433450
    Abstract: A joined body includes: a first member having a pipe shape; and a second member including a wall portion having a plate shape, and a flange portion having a cylinder shape provided with an insertion hole through which the first member is inserted. In a state where the first member is inserted into the insertion hole of the flange portion of the second member, the first member and the second member are joined with the first member pipe-expanded. A material of the second member is larger than a material of the first member in a spring-back amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Maeda, Kenichi Watanabe, Takayuki Kimura, Toru Hashimura
  • Publication number: 20220275456
    Abstract: To provide a differentiation marker gene set which, in the differentiation or classification of a breast cancer subtype, can perform differentiation or classification with high reproducibility by gene expression analysis. The above-described problem is solved by a differentiation marker gene set for differentiating or classifying a subtype of breast cancer. The differentiation marker gene set comprises a combination of genes obtained by selecting at least one gene from each gene group of at least one gene group selected from gene groups composed of groups a to o, the at least one gene group being selected in accordance with a desired subtype to be differentiated or classified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Shinya WATANABE, Junichi IMAI, Emi ITO, Toru OTAKE, Noriko ABE, Kazunoshin TACHIBANA
  • Publication number: 20220267856
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel internal standard gene for gene expression analysis and to provide a gene expression analysis method using the internal standard gene. The present invention provides a gene expression analysis method for a test sample, comprising the steps of: (a) measuring an expression level of a desired gene; (b) measuring at least one internal standard gene selected from the group consisting of ABCF3, FBXW5, MLLT1, FAM234A, PITPNM1, WDR1, NDUFS7, and AP2A1; and (c) comparing the expression level of the desired gene with the expression level of the internal standard gene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Shinya Watanabe, Junichi Imai, Emi Ito, Toru Otake, Noriko Abe, Kazunoshin Tachibana
  • Patent number: 11347126
    Abstract: An optical module that provides a semiconductor modulator, an input lens system and first and second output lens systems, and two monitor photodiodes is disclosed. The semiconductor modulator provides an input port, first and second output ports, and two monitor ports in one side thereof. The input port and the first and second output ports face the input lens system and the first and second lens systems, respectively. The two monitor ports face the two monitor photodiodes, respectively. The first and second output ports are symmetrically disposed with respect to the input port in the one side. The two monitor ports are disposed in respective outer sides of the first and second output ports and symmetrically with respect to the input port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya Saeki, Yasushi Fujimura, Toru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11341991
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a disk device includes a housing, a temperature sensor in the housing, a magnetic disk in the housing, a magnetic head disposed in the housing to be movable in a radial direction of the magnetic disk, the magnetic head including a write head, a read head, a first thermal actuator, and a second thermal actuator, a power supply circuit which supplies first power to the first thermal actuator and supplies second power to the second thermal actuator, and a controller configured to adjust a power ratio between the first power and the second power, based on at least one of a change in temperature inside the housing and a change in a radial position of the magnetic head in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventors: Mio Okada, Toru Watanabe, Masami Yamane
  • Publication number: 20220122636
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, when an inspection of a defect of a recording surface of the magnetic disk is carried out by using the first processing section and the second processing section on the basis of the output of the gap sensor, a magnetic disk device is configured to compare a threshold defined on the basis of outputs of the first processing section at a plurality of tracks excluding a track which is an inspection object and an output of the first processing section at the track which is the inspection object with each other and, when the output of the first processing section at the track which is the inspection object exceeds the threshold, detect that there is a defect on the track concerned of the magnetic disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventor: Toru WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11214809
    Abstract: A vector is provided that includes a nucleotide sequence selected from any one of (a) to (d). The selection of (a) to (d) includes: (a) the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 12, 15, 18, or 21, (b) the nucleotide sequence complementary to the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 12, 15, 18, or 21, where (a) and (b) hybridize under stringent conditions, (c) the nucleotide sequence having 90% or more sequence identity with the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 12, 15, 18, or 21, and (d) the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 12, 15, 18, or 21 in which a total of 1 to 50 nucleotides are substituted, deleted, or inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruyuki Nishi, Tozo Nishiyama, Toru Watanabe, Yuji Okubo
  • Publication number: 20210353263
    Abstract: An ultrasonic probe has a transduction layer in which a plurality of transducers are placed, a backing layer provided at a rear side of the transduction layer with a wiring layer therebetween, and a plurality of heat dissipation members provided in the backing layer. The plurality of heat dissipation members extend in a line form in the backing layer, and are placed with an aligned direction of extension. An area occupancy percentage of the heat dissipation member at a center region of the backing layer is larger than that at an outer side of the center region. The center region is not positioned at ends of the cross section intersecting the direction of extension of the heat dissipation member, includes a center of gravity of the cross section, and occupies an area less than or equal to a half of an area of the cross section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Wataru SAWADA, Toru WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11176965
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic disk device includes a magnetic disk, a magnetic head including an assist part to assist recording of data into the magnetic disk, a controller configured to control the recording of data by the magnetic head based on a recording condition, and a memory configured to record a first threshold value used to define that an assist element included in the assist part is in a deterioration condition. Furthermore, the controller detects the condition of the assist element, determines whether or not the recording condition is changed based on the detected condition and the first threshold value stored in the memory, and changes the recording condition based on the result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mio Okada, Toru Watanabe, Gaku Koizumi, Yusuke Tomoda
  • Publication number: 20210272597
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic disk device includes a magnetic disk, a magnetic head including an assist part to assist recording of data into the magnetic disk, a controller configured to control the recording of data by the magnetic head based on a recording condition, and a memory configured to record a first threshold value used to define that an assist element included in the assist part is in a deterioration condition. Furthermore, the controller detects the condition of the assist element, determines whether or not the recording condition is changed based on the detected condition and the first threshold value stored in the memory, and changes the recording condition based on the result of the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Mio Okada, Toru Watanabe, Gaku Koizumi, Yusuke Tomoda
  • Patent number: 11074936
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic disk device includes a magnetic disk, a magnetic head including a read head to read data from the magnetic disk and a write head to write data to the magnetic disk, and a controller configured to control read/write from/to the magnetic disk by the magnetic head. The magnetic head includes a thermal actuator configured to project a head surface of the magnetic head to a recording surface of the magnetic disk, and a detector configured to detect a gap between the head surface and the recording surface of the magnetic disk. The controller controls a degree of projection of the magnetic head to the recording surface by the thermal actuator corresponding to the gap detected by the detector during the read/write.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Watanabe, Takao Furuhashi, Akihiro Yamazaki