Patents by Inventor Toshinori Watanabe

Toshinori 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: 20210084184
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a printing unit configured to print an image on a sheet, a network interface, and a controller configured to control modes of the image processing apparatus, the modes including a first mode in which power is supplied to the printing unit and a second mode in which power is not supplied to the printing unit. The controller is further configured to acquire device information via the network interface from that are connected to a network, count the number of the devices connected to the network, then calculate a statistical value based on the counted number of the devices and a previous number of devices connected to the network at a previous time. The controller controls the modes of the image processing apparatus based on the counted number of the devices and the statistical value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Toshinori FUKUTA, Naoki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20210063185
    Abstract: A guide object for proposing a guide target point is displayed when there is a guide target point that is to be proposed, ahead of a vehicle in a traveling direction. In contrast, when displaying the guide object, the guide object is displayed in a form in which an occupant visually recognizes the guide object with a relative position of the guide object with respect to the vehicle fixed, when a distance from the vehicle to the guide target point is equal to or more than a threshold. Further, the guide object is displayed in a form in which the occupant visually recognizes the guide object as being superimposed with a relative position of the guide object with respect to the guide target point fixed, when the distance from the vehicle to the guide target point is less than the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi KAWAI, Toshinori TAKEUCHI, Kenji WATANABE, Hiroyuki MIYAKE
  • Publication number: 20200353727
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced laminate including at least a layer of woven fibers and a layer of short fiber-containing resin composition, wherein the short fiber-containing resin composition is present in gaps formed by crossing fiber bundles composing the woven fibers. Also disclosed is a method for producing the laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kouta SEGAMI, Kazunobu WATANABE, Toshinori ENOKIDO, Yusuke KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10772592
    Abstract: This X-ray phase contrast imaging apparatus (100) includes an X-ray source (1) that radiates continuous X-rays, a first grating (3) that forms a self-image, a second grating (4), a detector (5) that detects the continuous X-rays, and a third grating (2) arranged between the detector (5) and the first grating 3. The first grating (3), the second grating (4), and the third grating (2) are arranged so as to satisfy conditions of predetermined formulas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Shimadzu Corporation, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Koichi Tanabe, Toshinori Yoshimuta, Kenji Kimura, Hiroyuki Kishihara, Yukihisa Wada, Takuro Izumi, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Takayoshi Shimura, Heiji Watanabe, Takuji Hosoi
  • Patent number: 10729398
    Abstract: An X-ray phase contrast imaging device of the present invention can change an arrangement pitch of slits related to a multi-slit and an arrangement pitch of phase shift sections related to a phase grating. A positional relationship among the multi-slit 3b, the phase grating, and an FPD is determined based on the arrangement pitch of the slits related to the multi-slit, the arrangement pitch of the phase shift sections related to the phase grating, and an arrangement pitch of detection elements related to the FPD. Among these arrangement pitches, by changing the arrangement pitch of the slits and the arrangement pitch of the phase shift sections, the present invention can change the positional relationship among the multi-slit, the phase grating, and the FPD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Shimadzu Corporation, Osaka University
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Koichi Tanabe, Toshinori Yoshimuta, Kenji Kimura, Hiroyuki Kishihara, Yukihisa Wada, Takuro Izumi, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Takayoshi Shimura, Heiji Watanabe, Takuji Hosoi
  • Patent number: 10732132
    Abstract: [PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED] To provide a radiation phase contrast imaging device having a small device configuration [SOLVING MEANS] The present invention focused on the findings that the distance between the phase grating 5 and the FPD 4 does not need to be the Talbot distance. The distance between the phase grating 5 and the FPD 4 can be more freely set. However, a self-image cannot be detected unless the self-image is sufficiently magnified with respect to the phase grating 5. The degree on how much the self-image is magnified on the FPD 4 with respect to the original phase grating 5 is determined by a magnification ratio X2/X1. Therefore, in the present invention, the magnification ratio is set to be the same as the magnification ratio in a conventional configuration. With this, even if the distance X2 between the radiation source 3 and the FPD 4 is reduced, a situation in which the self-image cannot be detected by the FPD 4 due to the excessively small size thereof does not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Shimadzu Corporation, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takahiro Doki, Koichi Tanabe, Toshinori Yoshimuta, Kenji Kimura, Akihiro Nishimura, Taro Shirai, Satoshi Sano, Akira Horiba, Takayoshi Shimura, Heiji Watanabe, Takuji Hosoi
  • Publication number: 20200208582
    Abstract: A compression ignition engine with a supercharger is provided, which includes one or more valves configured to switch a state between a first state where intake air is boosted by the supercharger and a second state where it is not boosted, a fluid temperature adjuster configured to adjust a temperature of engine coolant to be supplied to a radiator from an engine body, and a controller. When the engine operates in a high-load range, the controller controls the combustion mode to be in a compression ignition combustion mode, and causes the valve(s) to be in the first state, and in a low-load range, the controller causes the valve(s) to be in the second state. In the high-load range, the controller outputs a control signal to the fluid temperature adjuster so that a target temperature of the engine coolant is lowered than that in the low-load range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Shinichi Hikitani, Hajime Umehara, Naoki Nagano, Tomokuni Kusunoki, Tatsuya Takahata, Shinji Watanabe, Masanobu Koutoku, Toshinori Ueno, Katsuya Murakami, Nobuhiko Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20200165451
    Abstract: A composition containing 40 to 350 parts by weight of a functional fiber and 100 to 600 parts by weight of an inorganic microparticulate filler having an average particle diameter of less than 15 ?m per 100 parts by weight of the addition-reaction type polyimide resin. Also disclosed is a sliding member including the composition and a method for producing a molded article including the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshinori ENOKIDO, Kazunobu WATANABE, Kouta SEGAMI, Yusuke KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200158662
    Abstract: This X-ray phase contrast imaging apparatus (100) includes an X-ray source (1), a first grating (3) that forms a self-image, a second grating (4), a detector (5) that detects X-rays, an adjustment mechanism (6), and a controller (7) that controls the adjustment mechanism (6) to adjust a misalignment of the first grating (3) or a misalignment of the second grating (4) based on Moire fringes detected by the detector (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Akira HORIBA, Koichi TANABE, Toshinori YOSHIMUTA, Kenji KIMURA, Hiroyuki KISHIHARA, Yukihisa WADA, Takuro IZUMI, Taro SHIRAI, Takahiro DOKI, Satoshi SANO, Takayoshi SHIMURA, Heiji WATANABE, Takuji HOSOI
  • Publication number: 20190343472
    Abstract: An X-ray phase contrast imaging device of the present invention can change an arrangement pitch of slits related to a multi-slit and an arrangement pitch of phase shift sections related to a phase grating. A positional relationship among the multi-slit 3b, the phase grating, and an FPD is determined based on the arrangement pitch of the slits related to the multi-slit, the arrangement pitch of the phase shift sections related to the phase grating, and an arrangement pitch of detection elements related to the FPD. Among these arrangement pitches, by changing the arrangement pitch of the slits and the arrangement pitch of the phase shift sections, the present invention can change the positional relationship among the multi-slit, the phase grating, and the FPD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi SANO, Koichi TANABE, Toshinori YOSHIMUTA, Kenji KIMURA, Hiroyuki KISHIHARA, Yukihisa WADA, Takuro IZUMI, Taro SHIRAI, Takahiro DOKI, Akira HORIBA, Takayoshi SHIMURA, Heiji WATANABE, Takuji HOSOI
  • Patent number: 10440264
    Abstract: An image processing system can specify storage locations of necessary functions even when a user-set process flow has been updated. The image processing system includes a setting device and an image processing device. The image processing device includes a storage device and a field programmable gate array (FPGA). The setting device includes a generation part that generates storage location information defining a storage location in the storage part for each of image processing programs to be selected, which have been selected from a library, and a transmission part that transmits the image processing programs to be selected, a process flow defining an execution order of the image processing programs, and the storage location information to the image processing device. The image processing device includes a rewriting part that writes a received image processing program to a storage location of the storage device defined in the storage location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Watanabe, Toshinori Tamai
  • Publication number: 20190293121
    Abstract: A structure including a sliding layer that is formed on a roughened surface of a substrate and that has an excellent slidability, and a method for producing the structure. The sliding layer is formed of a powder of a carbon-composition-containing resin composition filled in at least concavities of roughness on the roughened surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunobu WATANABE, Toshinori ENOKIDO, Kouta SEGAMI, Yusuke KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10406765
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced polyimide resin molded article and a production process therefor. After a prepolymer of an addition reaction type polyimide resin and functional fibers are dispersed and kneaded together, the kneaded product is kept at a temperature not lower than the heat curing start temperature of the reaction type polyimide resin for a fixed amount of time or mixed with a thickener to increase its viscosity, and shaped at a temperature not lower than the heat curing start temperature of the reaction type polyimide resin to obtain a molded article having excellent sliding performance with a limit PV value of not less than 3,000 kPa·m/s and excellent shape stability during molding and containing the functional fibers dispersed in the polyimide resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunobu Watanabe, Toshinori Enokido, Kouta Segami, Yuusuke Kobayashi
  • 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: 20190167219
    Abstract: This X-ray phase contrast imaging apparatus (100) includes an X-ray source (1) that radiates continuous X-rays, a first grating (3) that forms a self-image, a second grating (4), a detector (5) that detects the continuous X-rays, and a third grating (2) arranged between the detector (5) and the first grating 3. The first grating (3), the second grating (4), and the third grating (2) are arranged so as to satisfy conditions of predetermined formulas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi SANO, Koichi TANABE, Toshinori YOSHIMUTA, Kenji KIMURA, Hiroyuki KISHIHARA, Yukihisa WADA, Takuro IZUMI, Taro SHIRAI, Takahiro DOKI, Akira HORIBA, Takayoshi SHIMURA, Heiji WATANABE, Takuji HOSOI
  • Publication number: 20190113094
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coil spring, in which a corresponding portion is provided at an end portion in a direction of a coil axis, the corresponding portion having a whole size in the direction of the coil axis of the plurality of wire materials adjacent to each other in the direction of the coil axis equal to a maximum value of a gap in the direction of the coil axis between wire materials adjacent to each other in the direction of the coil axis of the coil spring, a gap in the direction of the coil axis between the corresponding portion and a wire material adjacent to the corresponding portion on an inner side in the direction of the coil axis is smaller than a wire height in an active coil portion of the coil spring, and at the end portion of the direction of the coil axis, a gap in the direction of the coil axis between a portion extending around the coil axis from the corresponding portion to a distal end portion side of the wire material and a wire material adjacent to the portion on the inner
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Toshinori WATANABE, Hidemasa ITO, Noritoshi TAKAMURA, Fumio YAMAMOTO, Fumio TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 9089581
    Abstract: [Task] A method for producing dry earthworm powder, in which there is no risk of reduction of the enzymatic activity of earthworms and the enzymatic activity of the dry earthworm powder obtained therefrom is increased, is provided. [Means for Resolution] Disclosed is a method for producing dry earthworm powder, in which earthworms which have been subjected to a treatment for removing casting soil are used as a raw material to produce dry earthworm powder, the living organisms of the earthworms or crushed products thereof which have been subjected to a treatment for removing casting soil are subjected to a pressurization treatment under a pressure condition of 10 MPa to 500 MPa and a temperature condition of 0° C. to 70° C., and the earthworms or crushed products thereof after the pressurization treatment are used as a raw material of the dry earthworm powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignees: WAKI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shin-ichi Akazawa, Shinnosuke Wakimoto, Toshinori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150064269
    Abstract: [Task] A method for producing dry earthworm powder, in which there is no risk of reduction of the enzymatic activity of earthworms and the enzymatic activity of the dry earthworm powder obtained therefrom is increased, is provided. [Means for Resolution] Disclosed is a method for producing dry earthworm powder, in which earthworms which have been subjected to a treatment for removing casting soil are used as a raw material to produce dry earthworm powder, the living organisms of the earthworms or crushed products thereof which have been subjected to a treatment for removing casting soil are subjected to a pressurization treatment under a pressure condition of 10 MPa to 500 MPa and a temperature condition of 0° C. to 70° C., and the earthworms or crushed products thereof after the pressurization treatment are used as a raw material of the dry earthworm powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicants: WAKI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shin-ichi AKAZAWA, Shinnosuke WAKIMOTO, Toshinori WATANABE
  • Patent number: 8054581
    Abstract: To provide a perpendicular magnetic recording head which can prevent unintentional recording and erasing from occurring on recording media. In a perpendicular magnetic recording head comprising a pair of side shield layers made of a soft magnetic material on both sides in a track width direction of a magnetic pole part of a main magnetic pole layer, the pair of side shield layers have a front end face exposed at a medium-opposing surface and a side end face extending from one end part of the front end face remote from the magnetic pole part in the track width direction to the deeper side in a height direction, while the front end face and the side end face form an angle of 90° or greater therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Toshinori Watanabe, Toru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7903371
    Abstract: A perpendicular magnetic recording head includes a first magnetic layer having a main magnetic pole exposed at a medium-facing surface that faces a recording medium; a second magnetic layer that faces the first magnetic layer with a nonmagnetic layer interposed therebetween; and a coil layer for applying a recording magnetic field to the first magnetic layer. The second magnetic layer includes a relatively thick edge portion, whereby the edge-write magnetic field is reduced and the external magnetic field resistance is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Toma, Hiroshi Kameda, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Toru Takahashi, Sumihito Morita, Toshinori Watanabe