Yasuyuki 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).
Abstract: Provided is a nonwoven fabric structure containing an odd-shaped fiber. The odd-shaped fiber has bubbles inside and has a cross-sectional shape that is an irregular, non-circular cross-section. Further, it is preferable that the cross-sectional shape of the odd-shaped fiber changes in the fiber length direction, the odd-shaped fiber has a crystallinity of 40% or less, and the odd-shaped fiber is made of at least two kinds of thermoplastic resins. It is also preferable that that the nonwoven fabric structure contains a heat fusible fiber, the odd-shaped fiber is present in the form of a net-like fiber sheet, and the odd-shaped fiber is in the form of short fibers. In addition, a method for producing such a nonwoven fabric structure is a method in which a thermoplastic resin containing a foaming agent is extruded through a slit die to give an odd-shaped fiber having bubbles inside, followed by three-dimensional shaping.
Abstract: A hydraulic control system includes an upper valve body, a lower valve body, a valve body plate provided between the upper valve body and the lower valve body and including a hole connecting a fluid passage of the upper valve body and a fluid passage of the lower valve body, a solenoid valve configured to control a pressure upstream of the hole of the valve body plate, and an electronic control unit. There is also a control method for the hydraulic control system. The electronic control unit is configured to, when the electronic control unit determines that a vehicle on which the hydraulic control system is mounted is stopped, decrease the pressure upstream of the hole of the valve body plate by controlling the solenoid valve.
Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, an organic fluorine compound is represented by a general formula (R-?-E-CH2)2-A??(1A) (where A is a divalent perfluoropolyether group, ? is an arylene group or a single bond, R is an alkenyl group or an alkynyl group, and E is an ether bond or an ester bond or a group that is represented by a chemical formula —O—CH2CH(OH)CH2O— two groups each of which is represented by a general formula R-?-E-CH2— may be the same or different, and at least one n among two ? is an arylene group).
Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, an organic fluorine compound is represented by a general formula (R-?-E-CH2-A-CH2-E?)n-??-G??(1B) (where n is an integer of 2 to 5, A is a divalent perfluoropolyether group, ? is an arylene group or a single bond, R is an alkenyl group or an alkynyl group, and E and E? are each independently an ether bond or an ester bond or a group that is represented by a chemical formula —O—CH2CH(OH)CH2O— ?? is a group in which n+1 hydrogen atoms are separated from benzene, G is an organic group containing a fullerene skeleton, the n number of groups each of which is represented by a general formula R-?-E-CH2-A-CH2-E?- may be the same or different, and at least one ? among the n number of ? is an arylene group).
Abstract: There is provided a flux applying method using a flux applying apparatus configured to jet and apply a flux to a target. The flux is supplied to a nozzle of the flux applying apparatus. A gas is applied to a foaming pipe with a porous filter included in the nozzle. The gas is jetted from the porous filter of the foaming pipe to the flux supplied to the nozzle, thereby jetting foamed flux to the target.
Abstract: A steering apparatus includes a steering wheel that rotates about a first rotation axis, a folding mechanism that folds the steering wheel along the first rotation axis, a moving mechanism that moves the steering wheel between a protruding position in which the steering wheel protrudes from a dashboard of the vehicle and a stored position closer to the dashboard than the protruding position, and an electronic control unit that drives the folding mechanism and the moving mechanism. When the folded steering wheel is moved from the protruding position to the stored position, the electronic control unit drives, in advance, a drive member mounted on the vehicle so that the steering wheel is retracted relative to a body of a driver.
Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a receiving apparatus and a method therefor which are capable of decreasing a processing load and efficiently improving reproduction quality. A packet accumulating unit stores packets and packet type, and another packet information. A statistics information accumulating unit accumulates statistics information (e.g., an error ratio, performance (processing condition) of the receiving apparatus, a condition of a stream, and a condition of a buffer). A packet-correcting-method selecting unit selects a packet correcting method from a packet correction table generated in accordance with the packet information and packet identification/statistics information from the statistics information accumulating unit, and supplies a packet to be corrected to a packet correcting unit in a case where the packet in process is determined to be a target of correction. For example, the present disclosure can be applied to a communication system that transmits and receives data.
Abstract: A bracket cover is configured to cover at least a portion of a bracket that is attachable to a handlebar of a bicycle. The bracket cover comprises a cover main body. The cover main body is formed in a tubular shape having a first end portion and a second end portion. The cover main body has an opening part extending from at least one of the first end portion and the second end portion such that the opening part forms a first edge portion and a second edge portion.
Abstract: A device, method, and program for data stream reproduction are disclosed. In one example, a transmission device includes a multiplexer that generates a data stream by multiplexing a data packet and a control information packet separately from each other, the data packet being a packet including reproduction data as the current data to be reproduced, the control information packet being a packet including control information to be used in reproducing the reproduction data. The multiplexer multiplexes a first packet in a position behind the position located a predetermined first number of packets before a second packet among multiplexing-enabled positions in which the control information packet can be multiplexed in the data stream, the first packet being the control information packet including the control information corresponding to a predetermined processing unit of the reproduction data, the second packet being the data packet including the processing unit.
Abstract: An A/D converter includes an adder that calculates a difference between an analog input signal and a predicted value, a quantizer that quantizes the difference output from the adder to convert the analog input signal to a digital signal, a prediction filter that generates a predicted value from the digital signal output from the quantizer, and a D/A converter that converts the predicted value from a digital signal to an analog signal and output the predicted value to the adder. The predicted value before being subjected to conversion to the analog signal by the D/A converter defines and functions as an A/D converted output of the analog input signal input to the adder.
Abstract: A bracket cover is configured to cover at least a portion of a bracket that is attachable to a handlebar of a bicycle. The bracket cover includes a cover main body, a first fixing member and a second fixing member. The cover main body includes a portion having a first edge portion and a second edge portion. The portion is between the first and second edge portions being an elastic material. The first fixing member is configured to detachably fix the cover main body to a first side surface of an outer perimeter portion of the bracket at the first edge portion. The second fixing member is configured to detachably fix the cover main body to a second side surface of an outer perimeter portion of the bracket at the side edge portion. The first and second fixing member are separate members from the cover main body.
Abstract: Provided is a technology for preventing a frame-out of a person from an image acquired through a camera in a behavior analysis technology using the acquired image. A behavior analysis apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit; a person image extraction unit; a person skeleton detection unit; a person behavior analysis unit; a frame-out determination unit configured to determine a frame-out of the person toward an outside of the predetermined field angle as to one of whether or not the frame-out has occurred and whether or not the frame-out is predictable through use of any one of the person image area and the person skeleton; and a frame-out notification unit configured to notify the person of the determination in one of a case where the frame-out has occurred and a case where the frame-out is predictable.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic memory device includes a stacked structure including a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer and a nonmagnetic layer between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer, and a sidewall insulating layer provided on a side surface of the stacked structure and containing boron (B).
Abstract: The present invention provides a quantification technique of an installation state of a range image camera in a range image camera system provided with a plurality of range image cameras. In the range image camera system provided with the plurality of range image cameras and the range image camera cooperative processing device for cooperatively processing the plurality of range image cameras, the installation information of the range image cameras is generated from a range distribution of the range image photographed by the range cameras and a luminance distribution of the luminance image to photograph the reflected light of the irradiation light of the range image camera arranged adjacently.
Abstract: A method of producing a lower olefin and BTX from stock oils selected from at least two kinds of oils is provided. The method includes a first catalytic cracking step of bringing one stock oil A into contact with a catalytic cracking catalyst; a second catalytic cracking step of bringing one stock oil B, having an aromatic component content smaller than that of the stock oil A, into contact with the catalytic cracking catalyst; and a separation and collection step of collecting the lower olefins and BTX from a product generated in the first and second catalytic cracking steps. A contact time A during which the stock oil A is in contact with the catalytic cracking catalyst in the first catalytic cracking step is longer than a contact time B during which the stock oil B is in contact with the catalytic cracking catalyst in the second catalytic cracking step.
Abstract: A steering system includes: a variable mechanism that reversibly changes a configuration of an operating member between a configuration for automated driving and a configuration for manual driving, the configuration including at least one of a position, an orientation, and a shape; a variable drive source; a receiver that receives an operation of a driver; and a controller that controls the variable drive source to cause the variable mechanism to return the configuration of the operating member to the configuration for manual driving, when the receiver receives the operation of the driver in a period when the configuration of the operating member is being changed.
Abstract: A battery pack includes: a cell stack; a first duct and a second duct configured to feed cooling air toward the cell stack; and a housing case. The first duct and the second duct extend in a first direction and are spaced apart from each other in a second direction, the first direction being parallel to a front-back direction of a vehicle in a mounted state in which the battery pack is mounted on the vehicle, the second direction being parallel to a width direction of the vehicle in the mounted state. The first duct is arranged on an outer side of the cell stack on one side in the second direction, and the second duct is arranged on an outer side of the cell stack on the other side in the second direction.
Abstract: A gas turbine combustor is equipped with a transition piece assembly of the combustor, the transition piece assembly includes a transition piece, a frame which is installed on the downstream side (an outlet part) of the transition piece and a seal member which is installed on a coupled part of the aforementioned frame and a turbine-side stator vane part and blocks flowing of compressed air from a compressor into the aforementioned turbine side through a gap of the coupled part, and a projection member is provided on an outer circumference of the aforementioned frame, a movement suppression mechanism for matching the aforementioned projection member and suppressing possible movement of the aforementioned seal member is provided on the aforementioned seal member, the movement suppression mechanism and the aforementioned projection members fit together and thereby the aforementioned seal member is fixed to the frame.