Patents by Inventor Toshio Watanabe

Toshio 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: 11340611
    Abstract: An autonomous system including a plurality of autonomous bodies, each of the autonomous bodies includes a situation grasping unit that grasps situation, an operation determining unit that determines an operation based on the grasped situation, and an operation executing unit that executes the determined operation, the plurality of autonomous bodies included in the autonomous body system includes one or more first autonomous bodies and two or more second autonomous bodies, situation grasped by the situation grasping unit of the first autonomous body includes situation of the second autonomous body, the situation grasped by the situation grasping unit of the second autonomous body includes a result of an operation executed by the operation executing unit of the first autonomous body, and the operation determining unit of the second autonomous body determines an operation based on the result of the operation executed by the operation executing unit of the first autonomous body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshio Moriya, Takashi Watanabe, Nobutaka Kimura
  • Patent number: 11279419
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a member for an automobile roof provided by compression molding a laminate, wherein the laminate comprises three layers: a layer A-a, a layer B, and a layer A-b laminated in the order mentioned, when the sum of the thickness of the layer A-a, the layer B and the layer A-b is assumed to correspond to 100%, the sum of the thickness of the layer A-a and the layer A-b accounts for from 6 to 8%, and the thickness of the layer A-a accounts for from 0.5 to 7.5%, the thickness of the layer A-b accounts for from 0.5 to 7.5%, and the thickness of the layer B accounts for from 92 to 94%, in such a way that the sum of the thickness of the layer A-a, the layer B and the layer A-b accounts for from 70 to 93%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuichi Miyake, Toshio Watanabe, Wataru Tokuhara, Minako Izumi, Shunsuke Chiba
  • Publication number: 20220010463
    Abstract: An embodiment is a method of recycling carbon fibers that includes: preparing a carbon fiber reinforced plastic formed product that includes a carbon fiber reinforced plastic containing a carbon fiber and a resin; thermally decomposing or dissolving the resin in the carbon fiber reinforced plastic formed product by a first heating process or a first dissolving process; and winding while drawing the carbon fiber from the carbon fiber reinforced plastic formed product after the first heating process or the first dissolving process. The winding further includes thermally decomposing or dissolving a residue of the resin attached to the carbon fiber by a second heating process or a second dissolving process and adding a sizing agent to the carbon fiber after the second heating process or the second dissolving process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Toshio WATANABE, Terufumi TAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20220003129
    Abstract: A turbine includes a shaft configured to rotate about a rotor axis; a pair of rotating blade rows, the pair of rotating blade rows including a pair of disks that extend radially outward from the shaft and are disposed at an interval in a direction of the rotor axis, each one of the pair of rotating blade rows including a plurality of rotating blades arranged in a circumferential direction on an outer peripheral end of the disk; and a pair of stator vane rows disposed in a one-to-one manner on a first side of the pair of rotating blade rows in the direction of the rotor axis, each one of the pair of stator vane rows including a plurality of stator vanes arranged in the circumferential direction, wherein a number of the rotating blades on each one of the pair of rotating blade rows is the same, and a number of the stator vanes on each one of the pair of stator vane rows is the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Shigeki SENOO, Yoshihiro KUWAMURA, Toshio WATANABE, Sotaro TAKEI
  • Publication number: 20210380213
    Abstract: The cooling device for a power source for a ship propulsion device that pumps up cooling water, from which foreign matters with sizes that cause clogging of a cooling water route have been removed, supplies the cooling water to a cooling water passage (30), and discharges the cooling water to outside after cooling a power source (10) includes: a cartridge-type filtration device (40, 73) that is provided at a midpoint of a first water passage (36, 71) in the cooling water route and incorporates a filter (45, 46) for filtrating foreign matters remaining in the cooling water; and a second water passage (38, 72) that is branched from the first water passage and adapted such that a valve member (53) is opened to cause the cooling water to flow in a case in which clogging occurs in the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio WATANABE, Jun ITO, Shingo MATSUMOTO, Yudai ATSUMI
  • Publication number: 20210371071
    Abstract: The cooling device for a power source for a ship propulsion device that pumps up cooling water, from which foreign matters with sizes that cause clogging of a cooling water route have been removed, supplies the cooling water to a cooling water passage (30), and discharges the cooling water to outside after cooling a power source (10) includes: a filtration device (40, 40A, 40B) provided in the cooling water route to filtrate foreign matters remaining in the cooling water, and the filtration device is of a cartridge type that incorporates a filter (45, 72) for filtration disposed in a main water passage (P1) and a valve member (46, 66) configured to open and close a bypass water passage (P2) and that is configured such that in a case in which clogging occurs in the filter, the valve member opens to cause the cooling water to flow via the bypass water passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio WATANABE, Jun ITO, Shingo MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210317744
    Abstract: A vibration damping device according to an embodiment is a vibration damping device for a blade of a rotating machine, which includes at least one housing configured to be containable in a cavity formed under a platform of the blade, and to be detachable from the blade, and an attenuation material disposed in a vibration damping space formed inside the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Toshio WATANABE, Kentaro AKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210221219
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle including: a vehicle main body capable of traveling in both directions along a vehicle front-rear direction; a first radiator that is provided at an end of the vehicle main body on one side in the vehicle front-rear direction and performs heat exchange with an object-to-be-cooled provided in the vehicle main body through a refrigerant; and a second radiator that is provided at an end of the vehicle main body on the other side in the vehicle front-rear direction and performs heat exchange with the object-to-be-cooled through a refrigerant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Toshio WATANABE, Keisuke SHIBATA, Masao WATANABE, Kenta MIYAHARA
  • Publication number: 20210221253
    Abstract: A battery provided in a vehicle and configured to supply electric power is cooled down by coolant the heat of which is exchanged with the heat of external air by a radiator. The radiator is provided near the battery and performs heat-exchange between the coolant and the external air taken in through introduction holes provided on a bottom face of the vehicle. Thus, even in a case where the radiator is provided in a vehicle floor portion so that the battery is upsized, it is possible to restrain a coolant pipe from being elongated. This accordingly makes it possible to improve mountability to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Toshio WATANABE, Keisuke SHIBATA, Kenta MIYAHARA
  • Publication number: 20210221252
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a battery pack as a temperature control target that needs to be subjected to temperature control, a radiator which is a heat exchanger configured such that a heating medium circulates between the battery pack and the heat exchanger, a cover member that covers the radiator and forms an upper surface of a vehicle body and of which the transparency is changeable, a solar radiation detection unit configured to detect solar radiation, and a controller that is able to change the transparency of the cover member based on the result of detection performed by the solar radiation detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Toshio WATANABE, Keisuke SHIBATA, Kenta MIYAHARA
  • Patent number: 10956547
    Abstract: A biometrics authentication system having a small and simple configuration and being capable of implementing both of biometrics authentication and position detection is provided. A biometrics authentication system includes a light source emitting light to an object, a microlens array section condensing light from the object, a light-sensing device obtaining light detection data of the object on the basis of the light condensed by the microlens array section, a position detection section detecting the position of the object on the basis of the light detection data obtained in the light-sensing device, and an authentication section, in the case where the object is a living body, performing authentication of the living body on the basis of the light detection data obtained in the light-sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Yamamoto, Hideo Sato, Isao Ichimura, Toshio Watanabe, Shinichi Kai, Junji Kajihara, Kengo Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 10919035
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a microfluidic device is provided, comprising a sample holding chamber; and at least one flow path connected to the sample holding chamber configured to supply liquid into the sample holding chamber, wherein the sample holding chamber includes a first inner surface; and a light irradiation region intersecting the first inner surface and configured to receive light from outside of the sample holding chamber to irradiate liquid inside the sample holding chamber, wherein the first inner surface includes at least one recess shaped so as to contain gas bubbles present within the liquid, and wherein the at least one recess is located outside of the light irradiation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Masuhara, Yoshiaki Kato, Ryousuke Minami, Toshio Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200330989
    Abstract: There is provided a microfluidic device for capturing particles comprising a particle capturing chamber (100) including at least: a particle capturing unit (101) including one of at least one well (106) or at least one through hole (108); and a particle capturing channel unit (102) used for capturing a particle in the well or with the through hole, in which the particle is captured in the well or with the through hole by being sucked, via the particle capturing channel unit, in a direction opposite to a direction (114) on which the particle settles. Such a configuration has for result that the particles that are not captured in the well or with the through hole are prevented from staying in the vicinity of the well or the through hole of the particle capturing unit when suction is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Masuhara, Kensuke Kojima, Hiroyuki Hosokawa, Yoshiaki Kato, Marcaurele Brun, Toshio Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200307719
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a member for an automobile roof provided by compression molding a laminate, wherein the laminate comprises three layers: a layer A-a, a layer B, and a layer A-b laminated in the order mentioned, when the sum of the thickness of the layer A-a, the layer B and the layer A-b is assumed to correspond to 100%, the sum of the thickness of the layer A-a and the layer A-b accounts for from 6 to 8%, and the thickness of the layer A-a accounts for from 0.5 to 7.5%, the thickness of the layer A-b accounts for from 0.5 to 7.5%, and the thickness of the layer B accounts for from 92 to 94%, in such a way that the sum of the thickness of the layer A-a, the layer B and the layer A-b accounts for from 70 to 93%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuichi Miyake, Toshio Watanabe, Wataru Tokuhara, Minako Izumi, Shunsuke Chiba
  • Publication number: 20200309015
    Abstract: A cooling device for a power source for a boat propulsion apparatus includes a cooling water passage. The cooling water passage includes a passage provided in the power source, in which an engine or an electric motor is used as the power source of the boat propulsion apparatus that propels a boat. Water from outside the boat is taken into the cooling water passage as cooling water to cool the power source, and the cooling water after cooling the power source is drained from the cooling water passage. From the cooling water flowing through the cooling water passage, foreign substances having a size that clogs the cooling water passage are removed. The cooling water passage is provided with a filter device which can filter residual foreign substances remaining in the cooling water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Toshio WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10512197
    Abstract: A power converting device includes a heat sink including a heat sink base portion on an upper face side of which a depressed portion forming a refrigerant channel is provided and a heat sink upper plate covering the depressed portion of the heat sink base portion, wherein the refrigerant channel is sealed using a channel seal provided in an outer peripheral portion of the heat sink upper plate, an upper case caused to cover an upper face side of the heat sink, a lower case caused to cover a lower face side of the heat sink, and a terminal block forming a waterproofing wall that encloses a power module projecting from an upper face of the heat sink upper plate between the power module on the heat sink upper plate and the channel seal in the upper case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Ishibashi, Yuji Kuramoto, Toshio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10429733
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a resist ink adaptable to low temperature baking that has both of an adhesiveness to the metal foil for constituting a circuit and an acidic etching resistance even at a low oven temperature. The present invention can overcome a negative effect of decreased baking temperature, that is, reduced adhesiveness of a printed coat to a substrate metal foil and reduced acidic etching resistance in the step of acidic etching. A resist ink is adaptable to low temperature baking containing a polyester resin, a titanium oxide, and an organic silicon compound as essential components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: DIC GRAPHICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoe Kobayashi, Toshio Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190269031
    Abstract: A power converting device includes a heat sink including a heat sink base portion on an upper face side of which a depressed portion forming a refrigerant channel is provided and a heat sink upper plate covering the depressed portion of the heat sink base portion, wherein the refrigerant channel is sealed using a channel seal provided in an outer peripheral portion of the heat sink upper plate, an upper case caused to cover an upper face side of the heat sink, a lower case caused to cover a lower face side of the heat sink, and a terminal block forming a waterproofing wall that encloses a power module projecting from an upper face of the heat sink upper plate between the power module on the heat sink upper plate and the channel seal in the upper case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi ISHIBASHI, Yuji KURAMOTO, Toshio WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190168222
    Abstract: Provided is a single-particle capturing apparatus in which one particle can be captured in one recess portion (16) while preventing another particle from being accumulated on a captured particle. A single-particle capturing apparatus including: a flow channel (12) on a substrate (11), a wave structure with a mountain portion (13) and a valley portion (14) on the flow channel (12), and a recess portion (16) at a top portion (15) of the mountain portion (13), the recess portion (16) including a draw-in passage (17).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kensuke Kojima, Shin Masuhara, Toshio Watanabe
  • Patent number: D920425
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Furusho, Toshio Watanabe