Patents by Inventor Yoshiyuki Watanabe

Yoshiyuki 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: 10990798
    Abstract: An analysis device includes: a cell image acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of cell images in which a stimulated cell has been captured; a feature value calculation unit that calculates a feature value for each of first and second constituent elements constituting the cell, from the cell images acquired by the cell image acquisition unit; a correlation calculation unit that calculates correlations between first feature values and between second feature values in the first and second constituent elements calculated by the feature value calculation unit; a correlation extraction unit that extracts the correlation between the first feature values by selecting the first feature values with respect to the correlations between the feature values in the first and second constituent elements calculated by the correlation calculation unit; and a display unit that displays the correlation between the first feature values extracted by the correlation extraction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Murata, Fumi Kano, Yoshiyuki Noguchi, Hirotada Watanabe, Nobuhiko Maiya, Shinichi Furuta, Takuro Saigo, Mamiko Masutani, Masafumi Yamashita, Shoko Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10958856
    Abstract: A solid-state image sensor includes: a plurality of pixels, each including a photoelectric conversion unit and a charge accumulating unit that accumulates an electric charge from the photoelectric conversion unit; and a connection unit that includes a plurality of linking units each of which electrically connects the charge accumulating units of two adjacent pixels among the plurality of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Komai, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Osamu Saruwatari
  • Patent number: 10951965
    Abstract: An oscillator (4) for warping to oscillate due to expansion and contraction of a piezoelectric layer, having a tabular shape and including a substrate and the piezoelectric layer layered on the substrate. A casing (2) has an internal space (2C) accommodating the oscillator (4) and a fixing section (2D) fixing the circumferential edge of the oscillator (4). The casing (2) is conductive of oscillations transmitted from the oscillator (4) via the fixing section (2D) to the outside. A signal input unit (3) receives an audio voltage signal input from a smartphone and applies the signal to the piezoelectric layer. The oscillator (4) has a main surface (4A) having an entire width W1 longer than the entire width of the fixing section (2D) in a direction orthogonal to a direction from the fixing section (2D) to the center of the oscillator (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogata, Shogo Kurogi, Yoshiyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210003740
    Abstract: In a relay unit, a sensor-side communication controller acquires setting information from a synchronization line and stores the acquired setting information in a storage unit in response to reception of a backup instruction from a communication master by a master-side communication controller. The sensor-side communication controller outputs the setting information stored in the storage unit to the synchronization line via a branch line in response to reception of a restoration instruction from the communication master by the master-side communication controller. The sensor-side communication controller periodically or aperiodically compares the setting information transmitted through the synchronization line with the setting information of the storage unit so as to detect presence or absence of a difference. The master-side communication controller outputs a notification signal to the communication master in response to detection of the difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki WATANABE, Koji ITO
  • Publication number: 20200402750
    Abstract: A switch device that includes a switch, a casing, side wall portions extending in a first direction from the casing, front and back wall portions extending in the first direction from the casing, a dust-proof portion extending from the back wall portion, and an operation knob including an upper surface portion swingable in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and a third direction opposite to the second direction and covers the dust-proof portion, and a back surface portion extending in a fourth direction opposite to the first direction from the back end of the upper surface portion and faces a part of the dust-proof portion, wherein the side wall portions, the front wall portion, and the back wall portion form a substantially rectangular shape, the side wall portions, the front wall portion, and the dust-proof portion form another substantially rectangular shape greater than the substantially rectangular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200395397
    Abstract: An image sensor includes: a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts incident light transmitted through a microlens to generate electric charge; an accumulation unit that accumulates the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit; and a transfer unit that transfers the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit to the accumulation unit, wherein: the photoelectric conversion unit, the transfer unit, and the accumulation unit are provided along a direction of an optical axis of the microlens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru TAKAGI, Satoshi NAKAYAMA, Ryoji ANDO, Takashi SEO, Yohei MATSUOKA, Yoshiyuki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10833246
    Abstract: A piezoelectric material contains ferroelectric particles and an adhesive resin. The ratio of the ferroelectric particles relative to the total mass of the ferroelectric particles and the adhesive resin is 40 mass % or greater and 98 mass % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Masahiko Fukuda, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Takaya Masuda
  • Patent number: 10816262
    Abstract: Provided is a production facility for liquefied hydrogen and a liquefied natural gas from a natural gas, including: a first heat exchanger configured to cool a hydrogen gas through heat exchange between the hydrogen gas and a mixed refrigerant for liquefying a natural gas containing a plurality of kinds of refrigerants selected from the group consisting of methane, ethane, propane, and nitrogen; a second heat exchanger configured to cool the mixed refrigerant through heat exchange between the mixed refrigerant and propane; and a third heat exchanger configured to cool the hydrogen gas through heat exchange between the hydrogen gas and a refrigerant containing hydrogen or helium, wherein the first heat exchanger has a precooling temperature of from ?100° C. to ?160° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: JGC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Hidefumi Omori, Toru Matsuhara, Shintaro Watanabe, Toru Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20200329208
    Abstract: An image sensor includes: a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts light to generate an electric charge; a holding unit that holds the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit; an accumulation unit that accumulates the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit; a first transfer path that transfers the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit to the accumulation unit; and a second transfer path that transfers the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit to the accumulation unit via the holding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoji ANDO, Yoshiyuki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200321170
    Abstract: A switch device includes a first rubber dome, a second rubber dome, and a slider disposed on the first rubber dome and the second rubber dome. The slider presses the upper surface of the first rubber dome, causing deformation of the first rubber dome when the slider is moved toward the first and second rubber domes, and presses the upper surface of the second rubber dome, causing deformation of the second rubber dome when the slider is further moved toward the first and second rubber domes in a state in which the first rubber dome is subjected to the deformation. A thick portion is formed on each side of the second rubber dome so as to increase the thickness on the each side of the second rubber dome. Each side of the second rubber dome is in a direction in which the first and second rubber domes are aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10781288
    Abstract: A polyimide precursor including at least one repeating unit represented by the following chemical formula (1): in which A is an arylene group; and X1 and X2 are each independently hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or an alkylsilyl group having 3 to 9 carbon atoms, and a polyimide obtained from the polyimide precursor has a coefficient of linear thermal expansion from 50° C. to 400° C. of 100 ppm/K or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Oka, Yukinori Kohama, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Nobuharu Hisano
  • Patent number: 10686001
    Abstract: An image sensor includes: a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts incident light transmitted through a microlens to generate electric charge; an accumulation unit that accumulates the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit; and a transfer unit that transfers the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit to the accumulation unit, wherein: the photoelectric conversion unit, the transfer unit, and the accumulation unit are provided along a direction of an optical axis of the microlens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Takagi, Satoshi Nakayama, Ryoji Ando, Takashi Seo, Yohei Matsuoka, Yoshiyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10638067
    Abstract: A solid-state image sensor includes: a plurality of pixels, each including a photoelectric conversion unit and a charge accumulating unit that accumulates an electric charge from the photoelectric conversion unit; and a connection unit that includes a plurality of linking units each of which electrically connects the charge accumulating units of two adjacent pixels among the plurality of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Komai, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Osamu Saruwatari
  • Patent number: 10638234
    Abstract: A piezoelectric driver (10) includes n piezoelectric layers (3A to 3D) (where n is an integer equal to or greater than 2) that are stacked, with electrode layers (4B to 4D) each interposed between any adjacent piezoelectric layers, and with electrode layers (4A and 4E) further formed underneath the lowermost piezoelectric layer (3A) and on top of the uppermost piezoelectric layer (3D), and the piezoelectric driver (10) is bent and displaced in the direction in which the piezoelectric layers are stacked. A signal converter (11) converts an n-bit digital signal (IS) into n bits of a bit string data signal (BS) comprising of bit data indicating whether a drive voltage to be applied to each of the piezoelectric layers (3A to 3D) via the electrode layers (4A to 4B) is on or off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogata, Yoshifumi Ikeda, Shogo Kurogi, Yoshiyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200106969
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging device including a light receiving portion including a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements arranged in a two-dimensional manner, and a spectral filter including a storage portion that stores a substance composed of a fluid or a gas, an inflow portion through which the substance flows into the storage portion, and an outflow portion through which the substance flows out from the storage portion, the spectral filter having a spectral characteristic corresponding to a refractive index of the substance, the spectral filter being each provided for one or more of the photoelectric conversion elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Madoka NISHIYAMA, Yoshiyuki WATANABE, Naoki OHKOUCHI, Hiroyuki TSUKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200098961
    Abstract: An imaging device having a multiband is provided. The imaging device includes a first photoelectric conversion element; a second photoelectric conversion element; a fixed mirror and a first moving mirror provided in correspondence to the first photoelectric conversion element and having reflective surfaces respectively facing each other with a first interval; a fixed mirror and a second moving mirror provided in correspondence to the second photoelectric conversion element and having reflective surfaces respectively facing each other with a second interval, the second moving mirror being coupled to the first moving mirror; and a driving member configured to move the first moving mirror and the second moving mirror relative to the fixed mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Madoka NISHIYAMA, Naoki OHKOUCHI, Yoshiyuki WATANABE, Kiyoshige SHIBAZAKI, Yasuhiro SAKATA
  • Patent number: 10597301
    Abstract: A high-concentration ammonia production method includes: synthesizing ammonia through electrolysis using water and nitrogen as raw materials; subjecting a resultant generation gas to treatment using an ammonia separation membrane or an ammonia PSA to separate the generation gas into high-concentration ammonia and a residual gas; recycling the residual gas as a nitrogen gas raw material of an ammonia synthesis reactor, and liquefying the high-concentration ammonia recovered through the ammonia separation membrane or the ammonia PSA; and subjecting an unliquefied gas separated from liquefied ammonia to the treatment using the ammonia separation membrane or the ammonia PSA again. According to the present disclosure, ammonia is synthesized by adopting an electrolysis method in which the synthesized ammonia substantially does not contain hydrogen, in combination with ammonia separation and recovery treatment using membrane separation or PSA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: JGC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kawasaki, Yoshiyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190394412
    Abstract: A solid-state image sensor includes: a plurality of pixels, each including a photoelectric conversion unit and a charge accumulating unit that accumulates an electric charge from the photoelectric conversion unit; and a connection unit that includes a plurality of linking units each of which electrically connects the charge accumulating units of two adjacent pixels among the plurality of pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi KOMAI, Yoshiyuki WATANABE, Osamu SARUWATARI
  • Patent number: 10484796
    Abstract: An array speaker device (1A) includes a vibrator (20) arranged on one face of a substrate having a uniform thickness, the vibrator being formed of a base material layer (11), a first electrode layer (12), a piezoelectric element layer (13), and a second electrode layer (14), each of which has a uniform thickness, and which are layered in the order mentioned on the substrate. A hole through which a sound wave is outputted in the thickness direction of the substrate is provided on the substrate at a position corresponding to the vibrator (20), the sound wave being generated by vibration of the vibrator (20) to which a voltage signal is applied via the first electrode layer (12) and the second electrode layer (14). Scallops (S) made of an indentation and a projection alternating in the thickness direction of the substrate are formed on the inner circumferential wall of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogata, Shogo Kurogi, Yoshiyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190327543
    Abstract: An oscillator (4) for warping to oscillate due to expansion and contraction of a piezoelectric layer, having a tabular shape and including a substrate and the piezoelectric layer layered on the substrate. A casing (2) has an internal space (2C) accommodating the oscillator (4) and a fixing section (2D) fixing the circumferential edge of the oscillator (4). The casing (2) is conductive of oscillations transmitted from the oscillator (4) via the fixing section (2D) to the outside. A signal input unit (3) receives an audio voltage signal input from a smartphone and applies the signal to the piezoelectric layer. The oscillator (4) has a main surface (4A) having an entire width W1 longer than the entire width of the fixing section (2D) in a direction orthogonal to a direction from the fixing section (2D) to the center of the oscillator (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji OGATA, Shogo KUROGI, Yoshiyuki WATANABE