Patents by Inventor Toshiyuki Watanabe

Toshiyuki 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: 11370413
    Abstract: A control system for a hybrid vehicle configured to limit a thermal damage to a starting clutch without generating a shock. The control system is applied to a vehicle in which a prime mover includes an engine, a first motor, and a second motor. In the vehicle, the first motor is connected to the engine, and a first clutch and a second clutch are disposed between the engine and drive wheels. A controller executes a transient slip control to cause the second clutch to slip while bringing the slipping first clutch into complete engagement if a temperature of the first clutch is high. If an engine speed is changed during execution of the transient slip control, the first motor generates a collection torque to suppress the change in the engine speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junya Mizuno, Hideo Watanabe, Toshiyuki Tomita, Masami Kondo
  • Patent number: 11367624
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a first film on a substrate. The method further includes forming a second film on the first film. The method further includes forming a recess in the first film using the second film as a mask. The second film includes a first layer having carbon and a second layer having carbon formed on the first layer. The second layer has a second carbon density lower than a first carbon density of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: KIOXIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Hashimoto, Kaori Narumiya, Kosuke Horibe, Soichi Yamazaki, Kei Watanabe, Yusuke Kondo, Mitsuhiro Omura, Takehiro Kondoh, Yuya Matsubara, Junya Fujita, Toshiyuki Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20220187915
    Abstract: Provided is a decoding device including a decoding unit configured to decode a plurality of pieces of encoded data on the basis of encoding method information that has been received, received bitstream data including the plurality of pieces of encoded data in which a plurality of segments of a tactile signal has been respectively encoded, in which the encoding method information includes information indicating in which encoding method of a plurality of encoding methods the respective segments of the tactile signal have been encoded, the plurality of encoding methods includes a simple tactile encoding method corresponding to a simple tactile signal related to a beginning segment of the tactile signal, the plurality of pieces of encoded data includes simple tactile encoded data in which the simple tactile signal has been encoded in the simple tactile encoding method, and the decoding unit decodes the simple tactile encoded data, in a case where the encoding method information indicates the simple tactile encodi
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Takeda, Shuichiro Nishigori, Takuma Domae, Toshiyuki Nakagawa, Shiro Suzuki, Takahiro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220186845
    Abstract: A first flow path member has a first sealing surface for supporting one end surface, in a central axis direction, of an annular seal member, and a second flow path member has a second seal surface including a flat surface for supporting a surface of a plate-like member, and a third seal surface for supporting an outer peripheral surface of the annular seal member, wherein: in the annular seal member, an other end surface of the annular seal member is pressed against the back surface of the plate-like member, the one end surface of the annular seal member is pressed against the first seal surface of the first flow path member, and the outer peripheral surface of the annular seal member is pressed against the third seal surface of the second flow path member; and the plate-like member is pressed by the other end surface of the annular seal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Toshiyuki INADA, Kazunari WATANABE, Kenji AIKAWA, Kohei SHIGYOU, Tomohiro NAKATA, Takahiro MATSUDA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA
  • Publication number: 20220188307
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a data analysis apparatus includes a processor. The processor acquires, for a plurality of products as analysis targets, manufacturing data including at least one manufacturing condition for each product. The processor calculates, based on a bias of state data representing a degree that the product is in a specific state in at least one item that can be taken concerning one manufacturing condition extracted from the manufacturing data, an index value representing a degree that a cause of the specific state of the product is the manufacturing condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Wataru Watanabe, Takayuki Itoh, Jumpei Ando, Keisuke Kawauchi, Toshiyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 11346461
    Abstract: To provide a manual valve device suitable for a miniaturized and integrated fluid control system, the manual valve device includes a casing having a tubular shape and incorporating a drive mechanism, an operation member for activating the drive mechanism, and a cam part that converts a force acting on the operation member into a driving force of the drive mechanism. The manual valve device further includes a protective cover provided on an upper end side of the casing and covering at least a portion of the operation member. The operation member includes an attaching part that allows removable attaching of an auxiliary tool for causing a force required for activation of the drive mechanism to act on the operation member. The protective cover is formed so as to allow access to the attaching part of the operation member by the auxiliary tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kazunari Watanabe, Tomohiro Nakata, Toshiyuki Inada, Tsutomu Shinohara
  • Patent number: 11057548
    Abstract: A coil unit may include coil holding member configured to hold a coil; and a coil held by the coil holding member and formed by a conducting wire in a wound state. A direction perpendicular to a length direction of the conducting wire is a thickness direction of the coil. The coil holding member may include an abutment surface configured to abut against one end surface in the thickness direction of the coil, a convex unit protruding from the abutment surface and around which the conducting wire is wound, and a coil pressing unit extending from a front end surface of the convex unit and configured to press the other end surface in the thickness direction of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Watanabe, Shinji Minamisawa, Kazuhiko Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 11036169
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a cylindrical film, a support member disposed on an inner peripheral surface of the film, a heating member supported by the support member and provided slidably with the film, and a pressing member that forms a pressure contact portion together with the heating member through the film. The fixing device heats a recording medium while pressing the recording medium at the pressure contact portion. A first thermally conductive member and a second thermally conductive member are provided between the heating member and the support member. The first and second thermally conductive members having thermal conductivity higher than that of the support member are configured to engage with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Watanabe, Masafumi Maeda
  • Publication number: 20200363761
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a cylindrical film, a support member disposed on an inner peripheral surface of the film, a heating member supported by the support member and provided slidably with the film, and a pressing member that forms a pressure contact portion together with the heating member through the film. The fixing device heats a recording medium while pressing the recording medium at the pressure contact portion. A first thermally conductive member and a second thermally conductive member are provided between the heating member and the support member. The first and second thermally conductive members having thermal conductivity higher than that of the support member are configured to engage with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Watanabe, Masafumi Maeda
  • Patent number: 10798304
    Abstract: An optical unit may include a movable member. The movable member may include a lens barrel member, an imaging element, and a holder to which either one of a coil and magnet comprised in a swing-driving mechanism is attached. The optical unit may further include a fixed member to which another one of the coil and magnet is attached. The fixed member may be configured to support the movable member. The optical unit may further include a position adjusting member attached to a tubular part of the holder. The tubular part may include a subject-side end part and a stepped part. The position adjusting member may be in an annular shape to be engaged with a small outside diameter of the tubular part. A part of the small-diameter part that is not surrounded by the position adjusting member may be bent to an outer circumference side of the tubular part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu Arai, Takashi Kanai, Toshiyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10657999
    Abstract: A plasma CVD device includes a chamber (102), an anode (104), a cathode (103), a holding portion which holds a substrate to be deposited (101) a plasma wall (88) an anti-adhesion member (91) which is arranged between a first gap (81) between the anode and the plasma wall and a first inner surface (102a) of the chamber and a pedestal (92) which is arranged between the anti-adhesion member and a back surface of the anode and which is electrically connected to the anode. The maximum diameter of each of the first gap, a second gap (82) between the anode and the anti-adhesion member, a third gap (83) between the back surface of the anode and the pedestal, a fourth gap (84) between the plasma wall and the anti-adhesion member and a fifth gap (85) between the anti-adhesion member and the pedestal is equal to or less than 4 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED MATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kouji Abe, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Masafumi Tanaka, Kohei Okudaira, Hiroyasu Sekino, Yuuji Honda
  • Publication number: 20200023689
    Abstract: The tire has, in a tread surface, at least one circumferential groove continuously extending in a tire circumferential direction, and a shoulder land portion partitioned with the circumferential groove and a tread ground contact edge, the shoulder land portion has a width direction groove that extends in a tire width direction and via which the circumferential groove communicates with the tread ground contact edge, the width direction groove has, in the width direction groove, a narrowed groove that communicates with the width direction groove and that has a smaller cross-sectional area than the width direction groove, and the cross-sectional area of the narrowed groove and a cross-sectional area of the width direction groove satisfy a relational expression of “0.08?the cross-sectional area of the narrowed groove/the cross-sectional area of the width direction groove?0.80”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiyuki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10509360
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a main assembly and a cartridge including at least an image bearing member. The apparatus further includes a tray drawable from the main assembly, wherein the cartridge is mountable to and dismountable from the tray in one direction and an opposite direction, respectively; and a light emission unit provided in the tray and including a plurality of light emission elements arranged in an axial direction of the image bearing member to form a latent image on the image bearing member. The cartridge is capable of being inserted into the tray by moving it in the one direction, in response to which the light emission unit is moved in a direction crossing with the one direction to outside of a movement range of insertion of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shunsuke Hijikata, Yuichiro Inaba, Toshiyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190375237
    Abstract: Provided is a pneumatic tire in which, by improving adhesion between a rubber and fibers for a reinforcing layer that is arranged in such a manner to extend from a tire radial-direction inner side of a belt layer in an end region of a tread portion toward an inner side of a tire radial direction along a carcass ply, not only the durability is further improved as compared to conventional tires but also the rolling resistance is reduced. The pneumatic tire includes: at least one carcass ply (2); and at least one belt layer (3) arranged on a tire radial-direction outer side of the carcass ply (2) in a crown portion, in which pneumatic tire a reinforcing layer (4) extending from the tire radial-direction inner side of the belt layer in the end region of the tread portion toward the inner side of the tire radial direction along the carcass ply is arranged, and core-sheath type composite fibers (C), whose core portion is composed of a high-melting-point resin (A) having a melting point of 150° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki NAKAMURA, Toshiyuki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190375247
    Abstract: The tire has, in a tread surface, at least one circumferential groove continuously extending in a tire circumferential direction, and a shoulder land portion partitioned with the circumferential groove and a tread ground contact edge, the shoulder land portion has a first width direction groove that extends in a tire width direction and via which the circumferential groove communicates with the tread ground contact edge, the first width direction groove has, in the first width direction groove, a second width direction groove that communicates with the first width direction groove, and respective groove widths of the circumferential groove, the first width direction groove and the second width direction groove satisfy a relational expression of “the groove width of the circumferential groove >the groove width of the first width direction groove >the groove width of the second width direction groove”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiyuki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10459401
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided, in which a light emission unit is disposed upstream from a belt in the insertion direction. In a state where the insertion of a cartridge into the apparatus main body is completed, in the normal direction to the surface of the belt, a distance from the surface of the transfer member to the rotational shaft of a photosensitive drum is longer than a distance from the surface of the belt to an image forming position where light emitted by the light emission unit forms an image on the surface of the photosensitive drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shunsuke Hijikata, Yuichiro Inaba, Toshiyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190315070
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an actuator having a support body, a movable body, a viscoelastic member adhesively bonded to one side member of the support body and the movable body by a first adhesive layer, and a magnetic drive circuit structured to relatively move the movable body may include, for adhesively bonding the viscoelastic member to the one side member by the first adhesive layer, a first step in which the viscoelastic member is disposed on a side of one face of a first jig, a second step in which the viscoelastic member and the one side member are overlapped with each other through an adhesive, a third step in which the adhesive is hardened to adhesively bond the one side member and the viscoelastic member to each other by the first adhesive layer, and a fourth step in which the first jig is separated from the viscoelastic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YANAGISAWA, Toshiyuki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10427464
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pneumatic tire that includes a tread having a pattern asymmetrical about the tire equatorial plane, and that may reduce cavity resonance and has good steering stability. A pneumatic tire includes a tread portion having a pair of tread halves, the tread halves extending between the tire equatorial plane and respective outer ends in the tire width direction of the tread portion, respectively, and having different negative ratios. The tread portion has short fibers fixed to at least a portion of a tire inner peripheral surface of the tread portion, and one of the tread halves with a higher negative ratio has a higher short-fiber fixation area ratio than that of the other tread half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190285456
    Abstract: A liquid container having improved convenience while considering sanitation is described. The liquid container inclines and discharges a liquid from the liquid container. The liquid container includes an inclination angle measurement unit to measure an inclination angle of the liquid container and a calculation processing unit which estimates a liquid amount inside the liquid container on the basis of the inclination angle measured during a liquid discharge operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190285457
    Abstract: A liquid container having improved convenience while considering sanitation is described. The liquid container includes a first temperature sensor to measure a temperature around the inside of the liquid container while not contacting a liquid inside a container body, a second temperature sensor which measures a temperature of an environment provided with the liquid container while not contacting the liquid inside the liquid container body, and a calculation processing unit to estimate a liquid temperature inside the liquid container on the basis of the temperature around the inside of the liquid container measured by the first temperature sensor and the temperature of the environment measured by the second temperature sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Watanabe