Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Watanabe

Yoshiaki 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: 11440905
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of formula (1) and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound useful as a nerve regeneration promoter wherein R1-L- is R1—OC(O)—, or the like, R1 is hydrogen atom, optionally-substituted C1-6 alkyl group, optionally-substituted 3- to 8-membered cycloalkyl group, or the like, R2 is hydrogen atom or the like, Ring A is formula (2) or formula (3) wherein R3 is hydrogen atom, optionally-substituted C1-6 alkyl group, or the like, the part of X, Y, and Z is X?Y—Z, X—Y?Z, or X—Y—Z, X is nitrogen atom, NR4 (R4 is hydrogen atom, optionally-substituted C1-6 alkyl group, or the like), or the like, Y is carbon atom or the like, and Z is carbon atom, nitrogen atom or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO PHARMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Watanabe, Yoshiaki Isobe, Hidenori Kimura, Yuji Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20220284716
    Abstract: A body information acquisition device includes: a skeleton point detection unit configured to detect a skeleton point of a person included in a captured image; a body information acquisition unit configured to acquire body information of the person based on detection of the skeleton point; and an imaging state determination unit configured to determine whether an imaging state of the person reflected in the captured image corresponds to a specific imaging state specified based on a predetermined evaluation index value, in which the body information acquisition unit does not acquire the body information based on the detection of the skeleton point when the imaging state corresponds to the specific imaging state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Godai TANAKA, Yoshiaki TOMATSU, Hirotaka WATANABE, Takahisa HAYAKAWA, Kazumichi HARA
  • Publication number: 20220273008
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plant body containing a compound represented by Formula (1), or a salt or a hydrate thereof: [in the formula: (i) R1 represents Xyl(1-2)Glc1- and R2 represents Glc(1-2)[Glc(1-3)]Glc1- or (ii) R1 represents Glc(1-2)[Glc(1-3)]Glc1- and R2 represents Xyl(1-2)[Glc(1-3)]Glc1- (where Glc stands for glucose and Xyl stands for xylose)].
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichiro URAI, Kazunari IWAKI, Katsuro MIYAGAWA, Tadayoshi HIRAI, Koji NAGAO, Yoshiaki YOKOO, Takehiro WATANABE, Kohki FUJIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220256902
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel steviol glycoside containing xylose. According to the present invention, there is provided a compound represented by formula (1), or a salt or hydrate thereof. (In formula, (i) R1 represents Xyl(1-2)Glc1- and R2 represents Glc(1-2)[Glc(1-3)]Glc1-; or (ii) R1 represents Glc(1-2)[Glc(1-3)]Glc1- and R2 represents Xyl(1-2)[Glc(1-3)]Glc1-, where Glc represents glucose and Xyl represents xylose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichiro URAI, Kazunari IWAKI, Katsuro MIYAGAWA, Tadayoshi HIRAI, Koji NAGAO, Yoshiaki YOKOO, Takehiro WATANABE, Kohki FUJIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220226468
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of the formula (1): wherein X, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, Y1, Y2, L, and m are as defined in the description, and a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, which are useful as a vaccine adjuvant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Hidenori Kimura, Hitoshi Ban, Yoshiaki Isobe, Hitoshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220196439
    Abstract: Provided is an inter-shaft distance measuring device for measuring a distance between two shafts or an amount of a change in the distance that includes: measuring elements that are respectively in contact with peripheral surfaces of the two shafts at a time of measurement and that are used as measurement references; a moving mechanism that includes an elastic member and that holds the measuring elements to move the measuring elements relatively and adds a force in opposite directions separating the measuring elements by an elastic force of the elastic member; and a measurer that measures the change in the distance between the measuring elements. In a state at the time of the measurement, the measuring elements between the two shafts add a pressing force by the moving mechanism respectively to the two shafts in directions widening the distance, and the state at the time of the measurement is maintainable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshiaki WATANABE, Yoshito HASHIMURA, Daisuke FUJIYAMA
  • Patent number: 11217721
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting device that includes a first electrode layer, a first conduction type layer, a second conduction type layer, an active layer, and a second electrode layer. The first conduction type layer includes a current injection region formed by the first electrode layer and a current non-injection region. A waveguide structure included in the first conduction type layer, the active layer, and the second conduction type layer includes a first region and a second region. The first region has a first waveguide that is the current injection region and the current non-injection region and has a first refractive index difference. The second region has a second waveguide arranged to be extended from the first waveguide to the first end and has a second refractive index difference greater than the first refractive index difference. The second waveguide has a region narrowing toward the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro Fujii, Tomoki Ono, Yoshiaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210404505
    Abstract: A bolt holding member is made of metal and holds a bolt in a fastened member. The bolt holding member includes: a main body portion that has a cylindrical shape; a first engaging piece that extends from the main body portion toward an inside of the main body portion at an incline relative to an axial direction of the main body portion; and a second engaging piece that extends from the main body portion toward an outside of the main body portion at an incline relative to the axial direction of the main body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Takahiro MATUSDA, Kazunari WATANABE, Tomoki NAKADA, Yoshiaki WATANABE, Tomoko YUHARA, Kengo TSUJINO, Masanori UEBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210328408
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a surface emitting laser according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes the following two steps: (1) a step of forming a semiconductor stacked structure on a substrate, the semiconductor stacked structure including an active layer, a first DBR layer of a first electrical conduction type, and a second DBR layer of a second electrical conduction type, the first DBR layer and the second DBR layer sandwiching the active layer, the second electrical conduction type being different from the first electrical conduction type; and (2) a step of forming a mesa section at a portion on the second DBR layer side in the semiconductor stacked structure and then forming an annular diffusion region of the first electrical conduction type at an outer edge of the mesa section by impurity diffusion from a side surface of the mesa section, the mesa section including the second DBR layer, the mesa section not including the active layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Takayuki KAWASUMI, Hideki KIMURA, Kota TOKUDA, Yoshiaki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20210265819
    Abstract: A surface-emitting semiconductor laser includes: a substrate; a first electrode provided in contact with the substrate; a first light reflection layer provided over the substrate; a second light reflection layer provided over the substrate, with the first light reflection layer being interposed between the second light reflection layer and the substrate; an active layer provided between the second light reflection layer and the first light reflection layer; a current confining layer that is provided between the active layer and the second light reflection layer and includes a current injection region; a second electrode provided over the substrate, with the second light reflection layer being interposed between the second electrode and the substrate, at least a portion of the second electrode being provided at a position overlapping the current injection region; and a contact layer that is provided between the second electrode and the second light reflection layer and includes a contact region that is in cont
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: YOSHIAKI WATANABE, TAKAYUKI KAWASUMI
  • Publication number: 20210215269
    Abstract: A fluid control device, capable of detecting leaks even if the leaks is slight, is provided. The fluid control device includes a valve body in which the flow path is formed, a diaphragm isolating a closed space from the flow path, a bonnet forming the closed space between the diaphragm and providing a penetration hole connected to the closed space and penetrated to be able to vertically move a diaphragm retainer, the diaphragm retainer vertically moving in the penetration hole to press the diaphragm and providing an increased diameter portion not to be removed from the penetration hole, a pressure sensor detecting a pressure inside of the closed space, and an elastic body interposing between the increased diameter portion of the diaphragm retainer and the bonnet inside of the closed space and elastically expanding and deflating between the increased diameter portion of the diaphragm retainer and the bonnet as the diaphragm retainer vertically moves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Fujikin Incorporated
    Inventors: Ryutaro Tanno, Tsutomu Shinohara, Yuya Suzuki, Hidenori Kiso, Yoshiaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10672944
    Abstract: A semiconductor light emitting element includes a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, and an active layer provided between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. The first conductive layer has a current constriction structure, a current injection region being constricted in the current constriction structure. The active layer includes a plurality of quantum well layers, a first light emission wavelength being in a wavelength range of an intensity peak of an entire light emission spectrum, the first light emission wavelength corresponding to a light emission recombination level energy gap of a first quantum well layer of the plurality of quantum well layers, the first quantum well layer being provided at a position closest to the current constriction structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Watanabe, Takayuki Kawasumi
  • Patent number: 10578819
    Abstract: A surface light emitting semiconductor laser element, comprises a substrate, a lower reflector including a semiconductor multi-layer disposed on the substrate, an active layer disposed on the lower reflector, an upper reflector including a semiconductor multi-layer disposed on the active layer, a compound semiconductor layer having a first opening for exposing the upper reflector and extending over the upper reflector, and a metal film having a second opening for exposing the upper reflector disposed inside of the first opening and extending over the compound semiconductor layer, wherein the metal film and the compound semiconductor layer constitute a complex refractive index distribution structure where a complex refractive index is changed from the center of the second opening towards the outside. A method of emitting laser light in a single-peak transverse mode is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Watanabe, Hironobu Narui, Yuichi Kuromizu, Yoshinori Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10490692
    Abstract: There is provided a semiconductor light-emitting device including a light-emitting edge, an opposite edge, and a first conductive layer that includes a current narrowing structure having a longitudinal direction along one direction from the opposite edge to the light-emitting edge. An active layer is between the first conductive layer and a second conductive layer which respectively come into contact with the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. The current narrowing structure includes a spread area such that a width of the spread area in a direction along a surface of the first conductive layer widens from a predetermined position toward the light-emitting edge in the one direction. The first electrode layer includes an electrode area on at least the spread area such that a width thereof in the direction along the surface of the first conductive layer becomes smaller than the width of the spread area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Watanabe, Takayuki Kawasumi
  • Patent number: 10419639
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a line sensor to read an image of a document in a read area, a storage unit to store first reference data previously acquired by reading a first white reference member opposite to light receiving elements of the line sensor, a second white reference member of which a length is shorter than a length of the line sensor in the main scanning direction, an acquiring unit to acquire reference data read by the line sensor with the second white reference member and the line sensor opposed to each other, a correction unit to correct an output of the light receiving elements not opposite to the second white reference member, based on the stored first reference data and second reference data acquired by the light receiving elements opposite to the second white reference member among the reference data acquired by the acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Yamauchi, Shigeru Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10185482
    Abstract: In the case where entertainment information is acquired as information to be displayed on an instrument panel display 1 when an object indicating driving information is displayed on the instrument panel display 1, an object indicating the entertainment information is moved from the outside of a screen of the instrument panel display 1 to the inside of the screen, and the object indicating the driving information and the object indicating the entertainment information are displayed such that all or part of the object indicating the entertainment information passes behind the object indicating the driving information during the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Mori, Takehisa Mizuguchi, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Yasuaki Takimoto, Hiroyuki Yokota
  • Publication number: 20180366612
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a light-emitting device and a display apparatus that high-output can be achieved without enlarging a light confinement width, i.e., without enlarging a beam spot size. [Solving Means] A light-emitting device includes a first electrode layer, a first conduction type layer, a second conduction type layer, an active layer, and second electrode layer. The first conduction type layer includes a current injection region formed by the first electrode layer and a current non-injection region. A waveguide structure included in the first conduction type layer, the active layer, and the second conduction type layer includes a first region and a second region. The first region has a first waveguide that is the current injection region and the current non-injection region and has a first refractive index difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: KENTARO FUJII, TOMOKI ONO, YOSHIAKI WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180341076
    Abstract: A surface light emitting semiconductor laser element, comprises a substrate, a lower reflector including a semiconductor multi-layer disposed on the substrate, an active layer disposed on the lower reflector, an upper reflector including a semiconductor multi-layer disposed on the active layer, a compound semiconductor layer having a first opening for exposing the upper reflector and extending over the upper reflector, and a metal film having a second opening for exposing the upper reflector disposed inside of the first opening and extending over the compound semiconductor layer, wherein the metal film and the compound semiconductor layer constitute a complex refractive index distribution structure where a complex refractive index is changed from the center of the second opening towards the outside. A method of emitting laser light in a single-peak transverse mode is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Watanabe, Hironobu Narui, Yuichi Kuromizu, Yoshinori Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10025051
    Abstract: A surface light emitting semiconductor laser element, comprises a substrate, a lower reflector including a semiconductor multi-layer disposed on the substrate, an active layer disposed on the lower reflector, an upper reflector including a semiconductor multi-layer disposed on the active layer, a compound semiconductor layer having a first opening for exposing the upper reflector and extending over the upper reflector, and a metal film having a second opening for exposing the upper reflector disposed inside of the first opening and extending over the compound semiconductor layer, wherein the metal film and the compound semiconductor layer constitute a complex refractive index distribution structure where a complex refractive index is changed from the center of the second opening towards the outside. A method of emitting laser light in a single-peak transverse mode is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Watanabe, Hironobu Narui, Yuichi Kuromizu, Yoshinori Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9983375
    Abstract: A surface light emitting semiconductor laser element, comprises a substrate, a lower reflector including a semiconductor multi-layer disposed on the substrate, an active layer disposed on the lower reflector, an upper reflector including a semiconductor multi-layer disposed on the active layer, a compound semiconductor layer having a first opening for exposing the upper reflector and extending over the upper reflector, and a metal film having a second opening for exposing the upper reflector disposed inside of the first opening and extending over the compound semiconductor layer, wherein the metal film and the compound semiconductor layer constitute a complex refractive index distribution structure where a complex refractive index is changed from the center of the second opening towards the outside. A method of emitting laser light in a single-peak transverse mode is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Watanabe, Hironobu Narui, Yuichi Kuromizu, Yoshinori Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Tanaka