Patents by Inventor Wataru Watanabe

Wataru 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: 10883301
    Abstract: A control apparatus controlling an opening and closing member for a vehicle, the control apparatus includes a control signal output portion configured to output a motor control signal, and an advance angle value set portion configured to set an advance angle value, the advance angle value being for advancing a phase of the motor control signal when an assist opening and closing operation is performed. The control apparatus is configured to perform the automatic opening and closing operation which causes an opening and closing member to open and close automatically with driving force of the motor, and the assist opening and closing operation which causes the opening and closing member to open and close in such a manner that the driving force of the motor assists a manual operation force applied to the opening and closing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Takenaka, Takeshi Nishikibe, Kohei Kobayashi, Noriyuki Kamiya, Wataru Watanabe, Naoki Sugito
  • Patent number: 10836843
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a dispersion stabilizer for suspension polymerization which satisfies various performance requirements for suspension polymerization of a vinyl-based compound such as vinyl chloride. The present invention relates a modified vinyl alcohol-based polymer having at least one monomer unit represented by a following general formula (I) and a modification rate of from 0.01 mol % to 10 mol %: general formula (1) in which BO represents an oxybutylene unit; EO represents an oxyethylene unit; and each of m and n is a number of repeating unit of the respective oxyalkylene units; 1?m?10; and 1?n?60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Wataru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10803388
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a network training device includes a first training unit that trains a first network that converts an input signal to a first signal, a second training unit that trains a second network that converts the first signal to a second signal, and a third training unit that trains a third network that converts the second signal to an output signal. The first training unit trains the first network as an encoder of a first autoencoder. The second training unit trains the second network by backpropagation by using a second signal for training corresponding to the first signal for training as supervised data. The second signal for training is generated by an encoder of a second autoencoder that encodes a third signal for training into the second signal for training, and decodes the second signal for training into the third signal for training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Okazaki, Marco Visentini Scarzanella, Toshimitsu Kaneko, Yasunori Taguchi, Wataru Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200306967
    Abstract: A programming assistance device includes a program storage unit that stores a first program comprising a first set of time series jobs and stores a second program comprising a second set of time series jobs. Each job of the first program defines at least one operation of a first robot, and the first program is configured to be performed along a shared time line. Additionally, each job of the second program defines at least one operation of a second robot, and the second program is configured to be performed along the shared time line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto TAKAHASHI, Wataru WATANABE, Yutaro UCHIDA, Keita SATSUMA, Hiroshi HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10769467
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes an input receiver, a template selector, and a tracker. The input receiver receives an input operation of a user. The template selector specifies at least one template out of a plurality of templates that are related to a shape of an object based on the input operation received by the input receiver. The tracker tracks the object in an image including the object by using the at least one template specified by the template selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ryusuke Hirai, Yasunori Taguchi, Wataru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10649365
    Abstract: A developing device for forming an image by developing an electrostatic latent image formed on an image carrier with a developer, includes: a developing container that accommodates the developer; a developing roller that faces the image carrier, is disposed adjacent to the developing container, and conveys the developer accommodated in the developing container to the image carrier, and a developer discharging part that is provided in the developing container and discharges a part of the developer, wherein a discharge amount of the developer discharged by the developer discharging part is controlled on the basis of a charge amount of a toner included in the developer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Wataru Watanabe, Shota Sakurai, Tomohiro Kawasaki, Takenobu Kimura, Ryoei Ikari
  • Publication number: 20200101061
    Abstract: An anti-HIV agent containing, as an active ingredient, a 4-oxoquinoline compound represented by the following formula [I] wherein each symbol is as defined in the specification, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The compound of the present invention has HIV integrase inhibitory action and is useful as an anti-HIV agent for the prophylaxis or therapy of AIDS. Moreover, by a combined use with other anti-HIV agents such as protease inhibitors, reverse transcriptase inhibitors and the like, the compound can become a more effective anti-HIV agent. Since the compound has high inhibitory activity specific for integrases, it can provide a safe pharmaceutical agent with a fewer side effects for human.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Motohide Satoh, Hiroshi Kawakami, Yoshiharu Itoh, Hisashi Shinkai, Takahisa Motomura, Hisateru Aramaki, Yuji Matsuzaki, Wataru Watanabe, Shuichi Wamaki
  • Patent number: 10459392
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image carrier that carries a toner image; a developing part that accommodates two-component developer containing toner and a carrier, and supplies the toner to the image carrier; a transferor that transfers the toner image on the image carrier onto paper; a cleaning member that removes the toner remaining on the image carrier; and a hardware processor that controls toner discharge operation in the developing part according to a toner discharge condition, in which the hardware processor sets the toner discharge condition so that a replacement time of the cleaning member overlaps with a replacement time of another consumable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takenobu Kimura, Shota Sakurai, Tomohiro Kawasaki, Wataru Watanabe, Ryoei Ikari
  • Publication number: 20190286037
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image carrier that carries a toner image; a developing part that accommodates two-component developer containing toner and a carrier, and supplies the toner to the image carrier; a transferor that transfers the toner image on the image carrier onto paper; a cleaning member that removes the toner remaining on the image carrier; and a hardware processor that controls toner discharge operation in the developing part according to a toner discharge condition, in which the hardware processor sets the toner discharge condition so that a replacement time of the cleaning member overlaps with a replacement time of another consumable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: TAKENOBU KIMURA, SHOTA SAKURAI, TOMOHIRO KAWASAKI, WATARU WATANABE, RYOEI IKARI
  • Patent number: 10401761
    Abstract: A developing device includes: a developing roller that carries a developer; a developing tank that supplies the developing roller with the developer replenished from a replenishing port; a discharger that has a discharge port connecting to the developing tank and discharges the developer from the developing tank; a supply amount acquirer that acquires a supply amount of the developer to be supplied to the developing tank; a discharge amount acquirer that acquires a discharge amount of the developer to be discharged through the discharge port; a developer amount adjuster that adjusts an amount of the developer in the developing tank; and a hardware processor that controls the developer amount adjuster to adjust the amount of the developer in the developing tank to a value within a predetermined range, in accordance with the acquired supply amount and the acquired discharge amount of the developer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shota Sakurai, Takenobu Kimura, Tomohiro Kawasaki, Wataru Watanabe, Ryoei Ikari
  • Publication number: 20190241682
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a dispersion stabilizer for suspension polymerization which satisfies various performance requirements for suspension polymerization of a vinyl-based compound such as vinyl chloride. The present invention relates a modified vinyl alcohol-based polymer having at least one monomer unit represented by a following general formula (I) and a modification rate of from 0.01 mol % to 10 mol %: general formula (1): in which BO represents an oxybutylene unit; EO represents an oxyethylene unit; and each of m and n is a number of repeating unit of the respective oxyalkylene units; 1?m?10; and 1?n?60.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventor: Wataru WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10375254
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of image formers each capable of forming, on a sheet, an overlap image and a non-overlap image, a fixer that fixes, on the sheet, a whole image composed of the overlap images and the non-overlap images, and a hardware processor that controls each of the plurality of image formers such that a difference in image at a boundary between the overlap image and the non-overlap image is reduced in the whole image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Natsuko Minegishi, Wataru Watanabe, Hiroshi Morimoto, Keiki Katsumata, Kazuhiro Saito, Hiroki Shibata, Daiki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10296271
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a determination section configured to determine whether there is a possibility of generation of an image defect during a printing job for image formation on a plurality of pages based on image data included in the printing job; and a changing section configured to change an order of the pages to be subjected to image formation such that an image defect is not generated when the determination section determines that there is a possibility of generation of the image defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Wataru Watanabe, Shota Sakurai, Tatsuya Furuta, Kazuteru Ishizuka, Hiroshi Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20190143514
    Abstract: A teaching apparatus includes circuitry. The circuitry is configured to obtain result information corresponding to a position of a worked region on a workpiece. The circuitry is configured to generate first teaching information based on the result information. The first teaching information specifies a motion of an examination robot configured to examine the workpiece that has undergone work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Koichi KUWAHARA, Yoshifumi ONOYAMA, Kazuma TABUCHI, Masaru ADACHI, Wataru WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190145147
    Abstract: A control apparatus controlling an opening and closing member for a vehicle, the control apparatus includes a control signal output portion configured to output a motor control signal, and an advance angle value set portion configured to set an advance angle value, the advance angle value being for advancing a phase of the motor control signal when an assist opening and closing operation is performed. The control apparatus is configured to perform the automatic opening and closing operation which causes an opening and closing member to open and close automatically with driving force of the motor, and the assist opening and closing operation which causes the opening and closing member to open and close in such a manner that the driving force of the motor assists a manual operation force applied to the opening and closing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Takenaka, Takeshi Nishikibe, Kohei Kobayashi, Noriyuki Kamiya, Wataru Watanabe, Naoki Sugito
  • Publication number: 20190143524
    Abstract: A programming assistance apparatus includes circuitry. The circuitry generates a first display data to be displayed in a first input area in which to input, for each of a plurality of task groups including a plurality of tasks, a first condition under which at least one robot executes the tasks. The circuitry generates a second display data to be displayed in a second input area in which to input a second condition for an execution order of the plurality of task groups. The circuitry sets the first condition based on an input into the first input area. The circuitry sets the second condition based on an input into the second input area. The circuitry generates, based on the first condition and the second condition, a motion program for causing the at least one robot to execute the plurality of task groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto TAKAHASHI, Takuya FUKUDA, Wataru WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190129328
    Abstract: A developing device for forming an image by developing an electrostatic latent image formed on an image carrier with a developer, includes: a developing container that accommodates the developer, a developing roller that faces the image carrier, is disposed adjacent to the developing container, and conveys the developer accommodated in the developing container to the image carrier, and a developer discharging part that is provided in the developing container and discharges a part of the developer, wherein a discharge amount of the developer discharged by the developer discharging part is controlled on the basis of a charge amount of a toner included in the developer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Wataru Watanabe, Shota Sakurai, Tomohiro Kawasaki, Takenobu Kimura, Ryoei Ikari
  • Patent number: 10203642
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a development current detector that detects an actual measurement value of a development current, a development current calculator that calculates a provisional calculation value of a development current based on an image formation condition, and an image-defect determiner that determines whether or not an image defect occurs, based on the actual measurement value of the development current detected by the development current detector and the provisional calculation value of the development current calculated by the development current calculator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroki Shibata, Wataru Watanabe, Keiki Katsumata, Natsuko Kawai, Kazuhiro Saito, Hiroshi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10197951
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a conveyance section configured to convey a sheet in a direction opposite to a first conveyance direction during image formation, the direction being a second conveyance direction; and a distortion correction section disposed on an upstream side of a transfer nip in the first conveyance direction and configured to correct, when the sheet is conveyed by the conveyance section in the second conveyance direction, distortion of the sheet generated when the sheet passes through a fixing nip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shota Sakurai, Hiroshi Morimoto, Wataru Watanabe, Kazuteru Ishizuka, Tatsuya Furuta
  • Publication number: 20190033750
    Abstract: A developing device includes: a developing roller that carries a developer; a developing tank that supplies the developing roller with the developer replenished from a replenishing port; a discharger that has a discharge port connecting to the developing tank and discharges the developer from the developing tank; a supply amount acquirer that acquires a supply amount of the developer to be supplied to the developing tank; a discharge amount acquirer that acquires a discharge amount of the developer to be discharged through the discharge port; a developer amount adjuster that adjusts an amount of the developer in the developing tank; and a hardware processor that controls the developer amount adjuster to adjust the amount of the developer in the developing tank to a value within a predetermined range, in accordance with the acquired supply amount and the acquired discharge amount of the developer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Shota Sakurai, Takenobu Kimura, Tomohiro Kawasaki, Wataru Watanabe, Ryoei Ikari