Patents by Inventor Yasuo Watanabe

Yasuo 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: 10907062
    Abstract: An oil-based inkjet ink is disclosed that contains colored resin particles, an ionic dispersant and a non-aqueous solvent, wherein the colored resin particles contain a colorant and a urethane-urea resin. A method for producing an oil-based inkjet ink is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Matsuzawa, Yoshifumi Watanabe, Naofumi Ezaki, Yasuo Yamamoto, Mitsuko Kitanohara, Manami Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10869596
    Abstract: A light source device for endoscope includes: an irradiation portion capable of radiating excitation light; a rotating body provided on an optical axis of the excitation light and configured to rotate with a rotating shaft as a center; a phosphor arranged in an irradiation area of the excitation light, and configured to generate fluorescence by being irradiated with the excitation light; a light quantity control portion configured to control irradiation intensity or irradiation time of the excitation light; and a rotation control portion configured to rotate the rotating body at a predetermined speed when the excitation light is radiated with a first irradiation intensity or time and rotate the rotating body faster than the predetermined speed when reducing the irradiation intensity or the irradiation time of the excitation light is reduced in the irradiation intensity or time vis-a-vis the first ones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Tanaka, Yusuke Yabe, Tomoya Takahashi, Masaaki Watanabe, Susumu Hashimoto, Yasuo Komatsu, Manabu Yajima, Akihiko Mochida, Koji Omori
  • Publication number: 20200280086
    Abstract: In order to provide a separator for fuel cells, or a current collecting member for fuel cells, which has low contact resistance, excellent corrosion resistance and which can be economically manufactured, and a manufacturing method thereof, this separator for fuel cells comprises a substrate having iron or aluminum as the main component, a gas barrier film formed directly on said substrate and having excellent corrosion resistance, and a conductive resin film formed on the gas barrier film and containing a conductive ceramics or graphite particles having a particle diameter of 1-20 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Plasma Ion Assist Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo SUZUKI, Masanori WATANABE, Toshiaki FUJII
  • Publication number: 20200225604
    Abstract: A toner cartridge includes a casing, an auger rotatable about an axis extending in a first direction, an auger gear rotatable with the auger, an agitator aligned with the auger in a second direction, an agitator gear rotatable with the agitator, and a detection gear positioned opposite to the auger gear with respect to the agitator gear in the second direction. The detection gear is rotatable from a first position to a second position. At the first position, a through-hole or a cutout of the detection gear is positioned farther away from the auger than an outer surface of another end portion of the casing in the second direction is. At the second position, a portion of the detection gear different from the through-hole or the cutout is positioned farther away from the auger than the outer surface of the another end portion of the casing is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideshi NISHIYAMA, Naoya KAMIMURA, Tomonori WATANABE, Yasuo FUKAMACHI, Shinya KUSUDA, Tomoya YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10704403
    Abstract: A wastegate sealing jig (13) includes a base (14) which is fixable to an exhaust portion (11) of a turbocharger (1), the base (14) including a wastegate valve (6), and a turbine hole (12) which discharges exhaust gas in a turbine chamber (4b), a protrusion (15) which is provided in the base (14) so as to extend toward the exhaust portion (11), a valve member (16) which is attached to a distal end of the protrusion (15). The wastegate (5) is closed by the valve member (16) by inserting the valve member (16) between the wastegate (5) and the wastegate valve (6) of the turbocharger (1) in a state in which the wastegate valve (6) is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Watanabe, Soichiro Takahashi, Tomoki Kiyooka
  • Patent number: 10693169
    Abstract: In order to provide a separator for fuel cells, or a current collecting member for fuel cells, which has low contact resistance, excellent corrosion resistance and which can be economically manufactured, and a manufacturing method thereof, this separator 110 for fuel cells comprises a substrate 11 having iron or aluminum as the main component, a gas barrier film 12 formed directly on said substrate 11 and having excellent corrosion resistance, and a conductive resin film 13 formed on the gas barrier film 12 and containing a conductive ceramic or graphite particles having a particle diameter of 1-20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Plasma Ion Assist Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Suzuki, Masanori Watanabe, Toshiaki Fujii
  • Patent number: 10678434
    Abstract: This storage system is designed to: divide data into a plurality of chunk data (pieces of data) in a deduplication process; select one or more chunk data from among the plurality of chunk data in accordance with a sampling period which indicates that, on average, one chunk data be selected from among each N chunk data; and calculate a fingerprint, such as a hash value, for each of one or more characteristic chunk data, which are the selected one or more chunk data, and determine whether data including the one or more characteristic chunk data is a duplication. The storage system changes the sampling period on the basis of the results of past deduplication processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yoshii, Yasuo Watanabe, Yoshinori Ohira
  • Publication number: 20200144937
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing an electrostatic induction transducer, the method including: providing a conductive substrate; providing a first electret material film on a first surface of the conductive substrate; providing a second electret material film on a second surface of the conductive substrate; forming a through hole that penetrates the conductive substrate, the first electret material film, and the second electret material film; mounting a supported member being conductive to the conductive substrate while allowing the conductive substrate to move in an in-plane direction; and applying charges to the first electret material film and the second electret material film by a charging process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Toshinari MAEDA, Makoto WATANABE, Yasuo KITAJIMA, Izumi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10642190
    Abstract: A toner cartridge includes a casing, an auger rotatable about an axis extending in a first direction, an auger gear rotatable with the auger, an agitator aligned with the auger in a second direction, an agitator gear rotatable with the agitator, and a detection gear positioned opposite to the auger gear with respect to the agitator gear in the second direction. The detection gear is rotatable from a first position to a second position. At the first position, a through-hole or a cutout of the detection gear is positioned farther away from the auger than an outer surface of another end portion of the casing in the second direction is. At the second position, a portion of the detection gear different from the through-hole or the cutout is positioned farther away from the auger than the outer surface of the another end portion of the casing is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideshi Nishiyama, Naoya Kamimura, Tomonori Watanabe, Yasuo Fukamachi, Shinya Kusuda, Tomoya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10605669
    Abstract: The infrared detector acquires measurement information which is obtained by measuring infrared radiant energy amount in a measuring range including a mobile terminal; acquires information indicating a reference temperature; detects infrared radiant energy distribution area indicating an area where the infrared radiant energy amount corresponding to the mobile terminal is measured out of the measuring range, based on measurement information; and calibrates a conversion table for converting infrared radiant energy amount to a temperature value based on infrared radiant energy amount in the detected infrared radiant energy distribution area and the reference temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Kohashi, Hiroko Sugimoto, Yoichi Ikeda, Kazuhiro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200098548
    Abstract: A plasma treatment apparatus is provided to suppress plasma from being generated between an antenna conductor and a lid to prevent contamination inside a vacuum chamber and to put an elongated antenna unit to practical use. The plasma treatment apparatus includes a vacuum chamber that accommodates a treatment target; an inductively coupling antenna unit that generates plasma in the vacuum chamber; and a high frequency power source that supplies a high frequency power to the inductively coupling antenna unit. The inductively coupling antenna unit has one or a plurality of antenna conductors and a lid that covers an opening formed in a wall surface of the vacuum chamber, and the one or plurality of antenna conductors are attached to the lid without a gap where discharge may occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Plasma Ion Assist Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo SUZUKI, Masanori WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10589962
    Abstract: In an elevator hoisting machine mounting device, an elastic support device includes a supporting elastic body that deforms elastically upon reception of a load from a hoisting machine unit. A buckling suppression device disposed at a remove from the elastic support device in a horizontal direction includes first and second buckling suppression elastic bodies that sandwich, from above and below, a buckling suppression attachment portion provided on a lower portion of the hoisting machine unit, and a holding tool that holds the first and second buckling suppression elastic bodies on a machine base. The buckling suppression device suppresses, by an elastic restoring force of the first and second buckling suppression elastic bodies, buckling of the hoisting machine unit relative to the machine base due to the elastic deformation of the supporting elastic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10572171
    Abstract: A storage system according to an aspect of the present invention includes one or more storage devices for storing write data to which a write request from a host computer is directed, and a storage controller that provides one or more volumes to the host computer. Further, the storage system manages the time when a write request is last received from the host computer for each partition within the volume. Then, the storage controller performs a deduplication process upon detecting the partition not receiving a write request for a predetermined time or more from the time when the write request is last received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobumitsu Takaoka, Akira Yamamoto, Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Yasuo Watanabe, Yoshihiro Yoshii, Kazuki Matsugami
  • Patent number: 10552674
    Abstract: A computer, which is configured to extract an attribute being a character string indicating a feature of a paper-based document, the computer stores template information dictionary information. The computer is configured to: execute character recognition processing on image data on the paper-based document; extract an attribute corresponding to each of the at least one type of attribute, which is defined in each of the plurality of templates, through use of a result of the character recognition processing and the plurality of templates; calculate a score regarding the extracted attribute for each of the plurality of templates; select one of the plurality of templates that has the highest extraction accuracy of the attribute based on the score; and generate output information through use of the selected template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Watanabe, Toshio Okochi, Hiroshi Shinjo, Masahiro Motobayashi, Yasufumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200003495
    Abstract: Provided is a temperature measuring instrument 7 for a high temperature and pressure furnace having a structure capable of preventing relative displacement of an insulating tube 10 with respect to a pair of metal bodies 8a and 8b. A distal end engaging portion 22 is provided in an axial direction end portion of the insulating tube 10. The temperature measuring instrument 7 is additionally provided with connecting members 15 and 17 which connect distal end portions of the pair of metal bodies 8a and 8b to one another. The insulating tube 10 is locked to the connecting members 15 and 17 at the distal end engaging portion 22 in such a way as to restrict relative displacement in the circumferential direction with respect to the pair of metal bodies 8a and 8b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Tomoya MINAMINO, Katsumi WATANABE, Yasuo MANABE, Kazuya SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200006991
    Abstract: A molded motor of the present invention includes a rotor, a stator, a pair of shaft bearings, a pair of metal brackets, and a molding resin. The rotor has: a rotary shaft extending in a shaft direction; and a rotary body that has a permanent magnet and is fixed to the rotary shaft. The stator has: a stator core on which a plurality of salient poles are formed; and a plurality of coils each wound on each salient pole via an insulator, where the stator is covered by the molding resin and is disposed to face the rotor. The pair of metal brackets each fix each of the shaft bearings, and the shaft bearings rotatably support the rotor. Further, the rotary body has a dielectric layer formed between the rotary shaft and an outer peripheral surface of the rotary body. A metal member is provided, on an outer peripheral side of a coil end of the coil and on at least a part facing the coil end, in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: YOSHIKAZU YAMAGATA, AKIHIKO WATANABE, TAKANORI AMAYA, YASUO NANBU, HISAAKI KATO, YASUNORI WAKAMORI, MASAYUKI TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200002557
    Abstract: An oil-based inkjet ink is disclosed that contains colored resin particles, an ionic dispersant and a non-aqueous solvent, wherein the colored resin particles contain a colorant and a urethane-urea resin. A method for producing an oil-based inkjet ink is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro MATSUZAWA, Yoshifumi WATANABE, Naofumi EZAKI, Yasuo YAMAMOTO, Mitsuko KITANOHARA, Manami SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190372421
    Abstract: A motor according to the present invention includes: a stator having a stator core and a coil; a rotor having a rotary shaft and a rotation body; a shaft bearing rotatably supporting the rotor; and a molding resin covering the stator. The motor has a coil end that is the coil protruding from the stator core in a shaft center X direction, and has a non-combustible layer provided to cover the coil end. The non-combustible layer is a metallic cover made of, for example, metal. The metallic cover is disposed to cover a periphery of a coil assembly in which the coil is formed on the stator core through an insulator. The metallic cover is integrated with the coil assembly by a molding resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: TAKANORI AMAYA, AKIHIKO WATANABE, YOSHIKAZU YAMAGATA, YASUO NANBU, HISAAKI KATO, YASUNORI WAKAMORI
  • Publication number: 20190293401
    Abstract: Provided is a threaded-hole inspection device having high inspection precision. An incomplete thread ridge portion of a gauge portion 5 of a thread gauge 1 is removed, a phase-positioning portion 8 for positioning a tip-side start point 7 of a complete thread ridge at a prescribed phase when the thread gauge 1 is mounted on a rotating-shaft portion 2 is provided to a fastening portion 6 of the thread gauge 1 that is to be fastened to the rotating-shaft portion 2, and a phase-positioning engaging portion 9 that is to engage with the phase-positioning portion 8 is provided to the rotating-shaft portion 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: DAI-ICHI SOKUHAN WORKS CO.
    Inventors: Mamoru HARA, Yasuo SATO, Atsushi SATO, Tetsuya HORIUCHI, Teruyuki MIYASHITA, Takao HAYASHI, Kenji MIYAMORI, Koji MIYAMORI, Mamoru WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190286012
    Abstract: A toner cartridge includes a casing, an auger rotatable about an axis extending in a first direction, an auger gear rotatable with the auger, an agitator aligned with the auger in a second direction, an agitator gear rotatable with the agitator, and a detection gear positioned opposite to the auger gear with respect to the agitator gear in the second direction. The detection gear is rotatable from a first position to a second position. At the first position, a through-hole or a cutout of the detection gear is positioned farther away from the auger than an outer surface of another end portion of the casing in the second direction is. At the second position, a portion of the detection gear different from the through-hole or the cutout is positioned farther away from the auger than the outer surface of the another end portion of the casing is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideshi NISHIYAMA, Naoya KAMIMURA, Tomonori WATANABE, Yasuo FUKAMACHI, Shinya KUSUDA, Tomoya YAMAMOTO