Patents by Inventor Wataru Takahashi

Wataru Takahashi 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: 20200381294
    Abstract: There is formed, on a stack formed by alternately stacking an oxide film and a nitride film or an oxide film and a polysilicon film on a substrate, a hard mask in which two or more kinds of lines made of mutually different materials are arranged in order. Then, a photoresist is applied onto the hard mask. Furthermore, the photoresist is trimmed until one line is exposed from the end of the hard mask. Moreover, one line of the hard mask exposed beneath the photoresist is etched. Furthermore, a part of the stack exposed beneath the hard mask is etched. The etching of the photoresist, the hard mask, and the stack is repeated while changing etching conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Kazuo KIBI, Akihiro TAKAHASHI, Wataru SAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10854081
    Abstract: A driving assistance device sets, in front of an own vehicle, an actuation region that is a region sandwiched by boundary lines, positioned at left and right, respectively. In a case where a target existing around the own vehicle has entered the actuation region, the device performs driving assistance for avoiding collision with the target or mitigating collision damage. The device, when setting the actuation region, in a case where the own vehicle is in a turning state, changes a lateral position of a boundary line in an outside in a turning direction of the own vehicle, of the left and right boundary lines of the actuation region, to a position closer to the own vehicle according to turning information. For a boundary line in an inside in a turning direction of the own vehicle, the device does not change a lateral position according to the turning information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Tamura, Yosuke Ito, Toru Takahashi, Masayasu Tanase, Wataru Ike
  • Patent number: 10850717
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus determines, based on an instantaneous indicator which is an instantaneous value of a parameter regarding steering of the own vehicle, whether a driver has started a collision avoidance operation for avoiding a collision between a target and the own vehicle. When it is determined that the collision avoidance operation has been started, a support start timing for starting driving assistance for avoiding the collision between the target and the own vehicle or reducing collision damage is set to be a timing later than when the collision avoidance operation has not been started. The support start timing during a collision avoidance time period which is a time period until a predetermined set time has elapsed after it is determined that the collision avoidance operation has been started is set based on a time-dependent indicator for steering indicated by the instantaneous indicator at timings during the collision avoidance time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Ito, Toru Takahashi, Masayasu Tanase, Wataru Ike
  • Patent number: 10847838
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrolyte solution for a non-aqueous electrolyte solution battery capable of exhibiting excellent high-temperature cycle characteristics and excellent high-temperature storage characteristics at high temperature of 60° C. or above, and a non-aqueous electrolyte solution battery using the same. The electrolyte solution for a non-aqueous electrolyte solution battery of the present invention comprises at least: a non-aqueous solvent; a solute; at least one first compound represented by the following general formula (1); and at least one second compound represented by the following general formula (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Central Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Morinaka, Makoto Kubo, Wataru Kawabata, Kenta Yamamoto, Mikihiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200362974
    Abstract: A capacity control valve, which can efficiently discharge a liquid refrigerant and reduce the driving force of a compressor, includes: a valve main body (10) including a first communication passage (11), a second communication passage (12), a third communication passage (13) and a main valve seat (15a); a valve body (20) including an intermediate communication passage (29), a main valve part (21c) and an auxiliary valve part (23d); a solenoid (30) which drives a rod (36) having an auxiliary valve seat (26c); a first biasing member (43) which biases the main valve part (21c) in the valve closing direction thereof; and a second biasing member (37) which biases the main valve part (21c) in the valve opening direction thereof, and the rod (36) relatively moves to the valve body (20), and opens and closes the auxiliary valve part (23d).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro HAYAMA, Yoshihiro OGAWA, Keigo SHIRAFUJI, Kohei FUKUDOME, Daichi KURIHARA, Wataru TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10840554
    Abstract: Provided is an electrolyte for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery, which can provide, when used in a non-aqueous electrolyte battery, in a good balance, an effect to suppress an increase in an internal resistance at a low temperature and an effect to suppress an increase in an amount of gas generated at a high temperature, as well as a non-aqueous electrolyte battery containing such an electrolyte. The non-aqueous electrolyte comprises a non-aqueous solvent and at least a hexafluorophosphate and/or tetrafluoroborate as a solute, and further comprises at least one imide anion-containing salt represented by the following general formula [1] but does not contain a silane compound represented by the following general formula [2] or an ionic complex represented by, for example, the following general formula [3].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CENTRAL GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Morinaka, Makoto Kubo, Wataru Kawabata, Masutaka Shinmen, Hiroki Matsuzaki, Mikihiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200352149
    Abstract: A fishing rod includes a grip tube 2 on a rear side of a reel seat 1 having a cylindrical shape, and the grip tube 2 is hard. The grip tube 2 includes a first grip portion 20 having a large diameter and forming at a front part of the grip tube 2, a second grip portion 22 having a large diameter and forming at a rear part of the grip tube 2, and a small-diameter portion 21 forming at between the first grip portion 20 and the second grip portion 22. A corner portion 23 is formed at between the first grip portion 20 and the small-diameter portion 21. The small-diameter portion 21 has a concave curved shape decreasing in diameter rearward at the front part of the small-diameter portion 21 which adjacent to the corner portion 23.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Soshi Iwata, Wataru Tashiro, Hironori Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200355282
    Abstract: A capacity control valve V includes a valve housing provided with a Pc port, a Pd port and a Ps port; a main valve body that includes a main valve portion which comes into contact with and separates from a main valve seat 10a to close and open a communication between a Pd port and the Pc port using a driving force of a solenoid; a pressure-sensitive valve capable of opening and closing, depending on a surrounding pressure, a first communication passage through which the Pc port and the Ps port are communicable with each other; and a differential pressure valve capable of opening and closing, depending on a pressure difference, a second communication passage through which the Pc port and the Ps port are communicable with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro HAYAMA, Yoshihiro OGAWA, Keigo SHIRAFUJI, Kohei FUKUDOME, Takahiro EJIMA, Daichi KURIHARA, Wataru TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200355175
    Abstract: A capacity control valve (1) includes a valve main body (10) having a first communication passage (11), a second communication passage (12), a third communication passage (13), and a main valve seat (15a), a pressure-sensitive body (24), a valve element (20) having an intermediate communication passage (29), a main valve portion (21c), and a restrictor portion (25), and a solenoid (30) that drives a rod (36). The rod (36) is relatively moved with respect to the valve element (20) so as to control an opening degree of the restrictor portion (25). The capacity control valve is capable of efficiently discharging a liquid coolant irrespective of pressure of a suction chamber and improving control stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro HAYAMA, Yoshihiro OGAWA, Keigo SHIRAFUJI, Kohei FUKUDOME, Takahiro EJIMA, Daichi KURIHARA, Wataru TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10828269
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a gene expression regulating agent which includes astaxanthin and/or its ester as an effective ingredient; and a food and drink having an effect of regulating gene expression which includes astaxanthin and/or its ester. Abnormal gene expression due to, for example, oxidative stress can be treated, improved, and/or prevented, and diseases caused by the abnormal gene expression can be treated, improved, and/or prevented. A gene expression regulating agent which includes astaxanthin and/or its ester as an effective ingredient; and a food and drink having an effect of regulating gene expression which includes astaxanthin and/or its ester are provided and are useful for treating, improving, and/or preventing the symptom caused by the abnormal gene expression, that is, excessive expression or suppression of expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Naito, Jiro Takahashi, Wataru Aoi
  • Publication number: 20200338877
    Abstract: A sheet separation device includes a rotator, a nipping member to nip the two-ply sheet with the rotator, a first conveyor to convey the two-ply sheet in a first direction toward the rotator and a second direction reverse thereto, a winding member to wind the two-ply sheet around the rotator, a second conveyor to convey a sheet medium in the second direction, a separation claw to move in a width direction; a sheet guide to guide the separated two sheets to different passages; and control circuitry. The first conveyor conveys the two-ply sheet to the rotator with a bonded portion at an upstream end. The control circuitry inserts the separation claw into a space between the two sheets, adjusts a projection amount of the two-ply sheet from a nip of the first conveyor in the second direction, and inserts the sheet medium in two-ply sheet adjusted in the projection amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru TAKAHASHI, Tomohiro FURUHASHI, Michitaka SUZUKI, Tomomichi HOSHINO, Fumiharu YONEYAMA, Kazuyoshi MATSUO, Makoto HIDAKA, Koki SAKANO, Akira KUNIEDA, Takahiro WATANABE, Takuya MORINAGA, Yohsuke HARAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200341414
    Abstract: A sheet separation device configured to separate a two-ply sheet, in which two sheets are bonded together at a portion, includes a rotator, a nipping member disposed opposite the rotator and configured to nip the two-ply sheet with the rotator, a conveyor configured to convey the two-ply sheet between the rotator and the nipping member, and a winding member disposed adjacent to the rotator. The conveyor conveys the two-ply sheet with a bonded portion of the two-ply sheet being an upstream end or a downstream end of the two-ply sheet in a conveyance direction of the two-ply sheet. The winding member winds the two-ply sheet around the rotator, to create a difference in winding circumferential length between the two sheets and separate the two sheets. The sheet separation device further includes control circuitry configured to adjust a winding amount of the two-ply sheet around the rotator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro WATANABE, Tomohiro FURUHASHI, Michitaka SUZUKI, Tomomichi HOSHINO, Wataru TAKAHASHI, Fumiharu YONEYAMA, Kazuyoshi MATSUO, Makoto HIDAKA, Koki SAKANO, Akira KUNIEDA, Takuya MORINAGA, Yohsuke HARAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200342948
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head having an element board including an element configured to discharge a liquid includes a first storage element and a second storage element. The first storage element is a fuse element or an anti-fuse element. The second storage element is a semiconductor memory capable of holding a larger capacity than the first storage element. The second storage element is provided on an area other than the element board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamada, Kenta Udagawa, Wataru Takahashi, Norihiro Ikebe
  • Publication number: 20200338890
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head includes a flow path substrate configuring a side face of a pressure chamber in communication with a nozzle through which a liquid is ejected, a diaphragm including a first face joined to the flow path substrate and a second face on an opposite side of the diaphragm to the first face, and a drive device provided on the second face and configured to change pressure in the pressure chamber. A corner of the side face of the pressure chamber includes a curved face having a center of curvature positioned in the pressure chamber in plan view, a recess is formed in the first face, and the pressure chamber is positioned inside the recess in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Wataru TAKAHASHI, Hiroaki OKUI
  • Patent number: 10818470
    Abstract: A charged particle beam device includes a deflection unit that deflects a charged particle beam released from a charged particle source to irradiate a sample, a reflection plate that reflects secondary electrons generated from the sample, and a control unit that controls the deflection unit based on an image generated by detecting the secondary electrons reflected from the reflection plate. The deflection unit includes an electromagnetic deflection unit that electromagnetically scans with the charged particle beam by a magnetic field and an electrostatic deflection unit that electrostatically scans with the charged particle beam by an electric field. The control unit controls the electromagnetic deflection unit and the electrostatic deflection unit, superimposes an electromagnetic deflection vector generated by the electromagnetic scanning and an electrostatic deflection vector generated by the electrostatic scanning, and controls at least a trajectory of the charged particle beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Ikeda, Wen Li, Takuma Nishimoto, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Wataru Mori, Makoto Suzuki, Hajime Kawano
  • Publication number: 20200332786
    Abstract: A capacity control valve (1) includes a valve main body (10) having a first communication passage (11), a second communication passage (12), a third communication passage (13), and a main valve seat (15a), a valve element (20) having an intermediate communication passage (29), a main valve portion (21c), and an auxiliary valve portion (23d), a solenoid (30) that drives a rod (36) having an auxiliary valve seat (26c), and a first biasing member (43) that biases in the valve closing direction of the main valve portion (21c). A spring constant of the first biasing member (43) has a characteristic that the spring constant is increased in an opened state of the main valve portion (21c) and decreased in a closed state. The capacity control valve can efficiently discharge a liquid coolant and lower drive force of a compressor at a liquid coolant discharging operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro HAYAMA, Yoshihiro OGAWA, Keigo SHIRAFUJI, Kohei FUKUDOME, Takahiro EJIMA, Daichi KURIHARA, Wataru TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200335823
    Abstract: An electrolyte solution for a nonaqueous electrolyte battery according to the present invention includes the following components: (I) a nonaqueous organic solvent; (II) an ionic salt as a solute; (III) at least one kind of additive selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by the general formula (1); and (IV) an additive having a specific structure. Si(R1)a(R2)4-a??(1) The combined use of the components (III) and (IV) provides the effects of reducing the elution of Ni from the Ni-rich positive electrode into the electrolyte solution, without impairing the capacity retention rate of the battery after cycles, and improving the high-temperature storage stability of the electrolyte solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Mikihiro TAKAHASHI, Takayoshi MORINAKA, Masutaka SHINMEN, Wataru KAWABATA, Makoto KUBO, Katsumasa MORI, Ryota ESAKI, Takahiro TANIGAWA
  • Patent number: 10807827
    Abstract: A sheet processing device is for binding sheets together. The sheet processing device includes binding units differing from each other in maximum sheet count, the maximum sheet count being a maximum number of sheets that can be bound at a time; a sheet tray configured to hold sheets until all to-be-bound sheets are placed therein, the number of the to-be-bound sheets being a largest one of the maximum sheet counts of the binding units or smaller; and a stacked-sheet-count limiting unit situated in a thickness direction of the sheets held in the sheet tray. The stacked-sheet-count limiting unit is configured to limit the number of sheets held in the sheet tray by varying a distance from a sheet support surface of the sheet tray on which the sheets are placed, depending on one of the binding units by which the sheets held in the sheet tray are to be bound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Wataru Takahashi, Katsuhiro Kosuge, Nobuyoshi Suzuki, Hidehiko Fujiwara, Yuusuke Shibasaki, Koki Sakano, Takuya Morinaga
  • Publication number: 20200325881
    Abstract: A capacity control valve includes a valve housing having a main valve seat portion formed on an inner peripheral surface, a main valve body that has a main valve portion capable of seating on the main valve seat portion and capable of blocking communication between a discharge port and a control port depending on a driving force of a solenoid, a relief valve that is opened by pressure, a first flow channel that allows the control port and a suction port to communicate with each other when the relief valve is opened. A second flow channel formed at least partially in parallel with the first flow channel allows the control port and the suction port to communicate with each other. A spool valve body is reciprocally disposed in a sleeve and capable of adjusting an opening of the second flow channel depending on the driving force of the solenoid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro HAYAMA, Yoshihiro OGAWA, Keigo SHIRAFUJI, Kohei FUKUDOME, Takahiro EJIMA, Daichi KURIHARA, Wataru TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200318624
    Abstract: A capacity control valve (1) includes a valve main body (10) having a first communication passage (11), a second communication passage (12), a third communication passage (13), and a main valve seat (15a), a valve element (20) having an intermediate communication passage (29), a main valve portion (21c), and an auxiliary valve portion (23d), a solenoid (30) that drives a rod (36) having an auxiliary valve seat (26c), and a first biasing member (43) that biases in the valve closing direction of the main valve portion (21c). The rod (36) is relatively moved with respect to the valve element (20) so as to open and close the auxiliary valve portion. The capacity control valve can efficiently discharge a liquid coolant irrespective of pressure of a suction chamber and lower drive force of a compressor at a liquid coolant discharging operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro HAYAMA, Yoshihiro OGAWA, Keigo SHIRAFUJI, Kohei FUKUDOME, Takahiro EJIMA, Daichi KURIHARA, Wataru TAKAHASHI