Patents by Inventor Youichi Watanabe

Youichi 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).

  • Publication number: 20210066241
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a semiconductor apparatus includes preparing an intermediate member that includes a first member having a first substrate comprising a semiconductor element formed thereon, a second member having a second substrate, the second substrate including a part of a circuit electrically connected to the semiconductor element and having a linear expansion coefficient different from that of the first substrate, and a third member having a third substrate showing such a linear expansion coefficient that a difference between itself and the linear expansion coefficient of the first substrate is smaller than a difference between the linear expansion coefficients of the first substrate and the second substrate, and includes bonding the first member and the second member together. A first bonding electrode containing copper electrically connected to the semiconductor element and a second bonding electrode containing copper electrically connected to the circuit are bonded together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Shinichiro Watanabe, Youichi Fukaya
  • Publication number: 20200381712
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material formed from a Si-containing alloy having a composition represented by Chemical Formula (1): SixSnyMzAaLib, wherein M represents one or two or more transition metal elements, A represents an inevitable impurity, and x, y, z, a, and b represent values of mass %, wherein 0<x<100, 0?y<100, 0<z<100, 0.2?b?1.5, a represents the balance, and x+y+z+a+b=100, is used in an electric device. The negative electrode active material improves cycle durability of an electric device such as a lithium ion secondary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Masaya Arai, Manabu Watanabe, Nobutaka Chiba, Youichi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10840506
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material containing a Si-containing alloy having a composition to be represented by Chemical Formula (1): SixSnyMzAlwAa (in Chemical Formula (1) above, M is one or two or more transition metal elements, A is an unavoidable impurity, and x, y, z, w, and a represent values of percentage by mass, where y, z, and w are 2?y?10, 25?z?35, and 0.3?w?3, respectively, and x and a are remainder) is used in an electrical device, providing a means capable of improving the cycle durability of the electrical device such as a lithium ion secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaya Arai, Nobutaka Chiba, Youichi Yoshioka, Manabu Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200242854
    Abstract: In an input data creation device, a reception unit is configured to acquire diagnostic information of a vehicle and traffic information output from an external device. A data generation unit is configured to extract vehicle status data including a plurality of data elements indicating a vehicle status from the diagnostic information to generate input data for operating a multimedia device for a vehicle. A command unit is configured to give an instruction such that the multimedia device operates based on the input data. The data generation unit is configured to set a timing at which traffic information is generated on a time axis of the input data, and change values of the data elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro KAWANO, Atsushi WATANABE, Youichi SUZUKI, Takashi AGARI, Ryosuke MORI
  • Publication number: 20200233655
    Abstract: A software distribution system includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire, from vehicles, error information about an in-vehicle software component having an error; a holding unit configured to hold acquired error information in association with vehicle information of the vehicle from which the error information is acquired; an identifying unit configured to identify an information element common to a plurality of pieces of vehicle information associated with the same error information; and a distribution unit configured to distribute a correction file for correcting the error in the in-vehicle software component to a vehicle group having the identified information element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi WATANABE, Takashi AGARI, Youichi SUZUKI, Kentaro KAWANO, Ryosuke MORI
  • Publication number: 20200233727
    Abstract: In a task management device, an acquisition unit is configured to acquire vehicle information from a vehicle. A task management unit is configured to generate instruction information on priorities of a plurality of tasks executed by an in-vehicle multimedia device based on the vehicle information. A communication unit is configured to transmit to the multimedia device the instruction information for executing the task. The task management unit is configured to derive the priorities of the plurality of tasks based on the vehicle information, and to generate the instruction information on the derived priorities of the tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro Kawano, Atsushi Watanabe, Youichi Suzuki, Takashi Agari, Ryosuke Mori
  • Publication number: 20200233992
    Abstract: In a vehicle traveling simulation system, a multimedia device has at least a test target function among in-vehicle media functions. An activation device activates the multimedia device. A plurality of external terminal devices is respectively provided at different positions from the multimedia device. A data acquisition unit of the activation device is able to acquire vehicle state data simulating a vehicle state when a vehicle is traveling from the plurality of external terminal devices. An input unit inputs, to the multimedia device, activation data corresponding to the vehicle state data. The multimedia device is activated based on the input activation data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi AGARI, Youichi Suzuki, Atsushi Watanabe, Kentaro Kawano, Ryosuke Mori
  • Publication number: 20200190609
    Abstract: Based on the nitriding potential in the processing furnace calculated by the in-furnace nitriding potential calculator and a target nitriding potential, an introduction amount of each of the plurality of furnace introduction gases is controlled by changing a flow rate ratio between the plurality of furnace introduction gases while keeping a total introduction amount of the plurality of furnace introduction gases constant, such that the nitriding potential in the processing furnace is brought close to the target nitriding potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: YASUSHI HIRAOKA, YOUICHI WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10651465
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material including a silicon-containing alloy having a ternary alloy composition expressed by Si—Sn—Ti and including a structure in which an a-Si phase containing amorphous or low-crystalline silicon formed by dissolving tin in a crystal structure of silicon is dispersed in a parent phase of a silicide phase including TiSi2, wherein when a peak intensity of a Si—O bond peak that is observed at a position where an interatomic distance in a radial wave function observed by XAFS is 0.13 nm is S(1) and a peak intensity of a Si—Si bond peak that is observed at a position where the interatomic distance is 0.2 nm is S(2), a relation of S(2)>S(1) is satisfied is used for an electrical device. When used, the negative electrode active material achieves both cycle durability and charging-discharging efficiency for an electrical device such as a lithium ion secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youichi Yoshioka, Nobutaka Chiba, Manabu Watanabe, Masaya Arai
  • Publication number: 20190312270
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material including a silicon-containing alloy having a ternary alloy composition expressed by Si—Sn—Ti and including a structure in which an a-Si phase containing amorphous or low-crystalline silicon formed by dissolving tin in a crystal structure of silicon is dispersed in a parent phase of a silicide phase including TiSi2, wherein when a peak intensity of a Si—O bond peak that is observed at a position where an interatomic distance in a radial wave function observed by XAFS is 0.13 nm is S(1) and a peak intensity of a Si—Si bond peak that is observed at a position where the interatomic distance is 0.2 nm is S(2), a relation of S(2)>S(1) is satisfied is used for an electrical device. When used, the negative electrode active material achieves both cycle durability and charging-discharging efficiency for an electrical device such as a lithium ion secondary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youichi Yoshioka, Nobutaka Chiba, Manabu Watanabe, Masaya Arai
  • Patent number: 10403890
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material which has a ternary alloy composition represented by Si—Sn-M (M is one or two or more transition metal elements) and has a microstructure which has a first phase (silicide phase) having a silicide of a transition metal as a main component and a second phase partially containing Sn and having amorphous or low crystalline silicon as a main component, and further has partially a plurality of independent first phases and partially a eutectic structure of the first phase and the second phase is used for an electric device. The negative electrode active material improves cycle durability of an electric device such as a lithium ion secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobutaka Chiba, Youichi Yoshioka, Tomohiro Kaburagi, Manabu Watanabe, Masaya Arai
  • Patent number: 10396020
    Abstract: A board includes a plate-shaped member having a first wiring pattern, a first resin layer formed on a first surface of the plate-shaped member, the first surface having the first wiring pattern, a second resin layer stacked on the first resin layer, and a component fixed to the second resin layer in which a second wiring pattern formed on a second surface of the component is buried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kei Fukui, Youichi Hoshikawa, Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Hidehiko Fujisaki, Seigo Yamawaki, Masateru Koide, Manabu Watanabe, Daisuke Mizutani, Tomoyuki Akahoshi
  • Patent number: 10340519
    Abstract: To provide a means capable of improving the cycle durability of an electric device such as a lithium ion secondary battery. A negative electrode active material containing a silicon-containing alloy having ternary alloy composition represented by Si—Sn-M (M is one or two or more transition metal elements) or quaternary alloy composition represented by Si—Sn-M-Al (M is one or two or more transition metal elements) and having a structure wherein an a-Si phase containing amorphous or low crystalline silicon containing tin in a silicon crystal structure in form of a solid solution is dispersed in a silicide phase containing a silicide of a transition metal as a main component is used in an electric device. The negative electrode active material improves the cycle durability of an electric device such as a lithium ion secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobutaka Chiba, Tomohiro Kaburagi, Youichi Yoshioka, Manabu Watanabe, Masaya Arai
  • Publication number: 20190173081
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material containing a Si-containing alloy having a composition to be represented by Chemical Formula (1): SixSnyMzAlwAa (in Chemical Formula (1) above, M is one or two or more transition metal elements, A is an unavoidable impurity, and x, y, z, w, and a represent values of percentage by mass, where y, z, and w are 2?y?10, 25?z?35, and 0.3?w?3, respectively, and x and a are remainder) is used in an electrical device, providing a means capable of improving the cycle durability of the electrical device such as a lithium ion secondary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Masaya Arai, Nobutaka Chiba, Youichi Yoshioka, Manabu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9943081
    Abstract: An antibacterial/antiviral coating material is provided, which allows for forming a highly water-resistant antibacterial/antiviral coating film. The antibacterial/antiviral coating material is obtained by blending, into an acrylic-melamine resin coating material, a quaternary ammonium salt (A) represented by Formula (1) below, and a polyhydric carboxylic acid (B) having a C6 or more hydrocarbon group and two or more carboxyl groups. (In Formula (1), R1 represents a C8-22 alkyl group; R2A, R2B and R2C each independently represent a C1-3 alkyl group; and X represents a halogen atom).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LIXIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youichi Watanabe, Yuki Shuto, Yasuhiro Itoda
  • Publication number: 20160227781
    Abstract: A highly hot-water-resistant antibacterial treatment agent is provided, which is capable of suppressing the sliminess of water supply-and-drainage members such as drainage members, for a long period of time, equipped to a kitchen sink or bathroom drain. The antibacterial treatment agent includes: a quaternary ammonium salt represented by Formula (1) below; and a polyhydric carboxylic acid having a C6 or higher hydrocarbon group and two or more carboxyl groups. (In Formula (1), R1 represents a C16-18 alkyl group; R2A, R2B, R4A, R4B and R4C each independently represent a C1-3 alkyl group; R3 represents a C1-4 alkylene group; and X represents a halogen atom).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Youichi WATANABE, Yasuhiro ITODA, Yuki SHUTO
  • Publication number: 20160205929
    Abstract: An antibacterial/antiviral coating material is provided, which allows for forming a highly water-resistant antibacterial/antiviral coating film. The antibacterial/antiviral coating material is obtained by blending, into an acrylic-melamine resin coating material, a quaternary ammonium salt (A) represented by Formula (1) below, and a polyhydric carboxylic acid (B) having a C6 or more hydrocarbon group and two or more carboxyl groups. (In Formula (1), R1 represents a C8-22 alkyl group; R2A, R2B and R2C each independently represent a C1-3 alkyl group; and X represents a halogen atom).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Youichi WATANABE, Yuki SHUTO, Yasuhiro ITODA
  • Patent number: 7083688
    Abstract: The high-strength race of the present invention comprises using A steel for a high-strength race comprising the following elements in percentage by weight: C: 0.30 to 0.60%, Si: 0.30 to 1.30%, Mn: 0.5 to 1.5%, B: 0.0050% or less, Cr: 0.1 to 0.5%, Mo: 0.1 to 0.5%, Si+Mo: 0.5 to 1.4%, Ni: 0.02 to 1.0%, the balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, performing induction hardening to make the race have a surface hardness of 58 HRC or more and further a surface hardness of 52 HRC or more even after the surface is tempered at 300° C. The high-strength race is superior in rotating fatigue properties, anti-surface fatigue strength and productivity by a combination of composition control and induction hardening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Asano, Youichi Watanabe, Tatsuo Iguchi, Kanji Ueno
  • Patent number: 6733600
    Abstract: A maraging steel is subjected to the aging to have a hardness of more than 500 Hv. A nitrided case is formed to have a depth that is about 20% to 50% to a ½ thickness of the maraging steel plate. An endless ring for a metal belt is constructed by the above maraging steel. According to methods of manufacturing the maraging steel and the endless ring, the nitrided case having the depth that is 20% to 50% of a distance from a plate surface to a center can be formed by executing an aging to have the hardness of more than 500 Hv, then executing a nitriding in the nitrogen atmosphere to which organic chloride is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Dowa Mining Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Heishi, Masahiro Suzuki, Ikuo Tani, Youichi Watanabe, Shunzou Umegaki, Kiyotaka Akimoto, Keiji Yokose
  • Patent number: 6587602
    Abstract: There is disclosed a resolution conversion apparatus for converting an original digital image into a digital image having a different number of pixels in accordance with an instructed conversion magnification factor. In the apparatus, a determination circuit determines the number of pixels to be interpolated in each block of the original image and positions where they are interpolated in accordance with the conversion magnification factor. The block includes a predetermined number of pixels of the original image. A converted image generation circuit generates pixel data for the interpolation pixels at the positions where they are interpolated in accordance with a predetermined interpolation equation whose coefficients are determined with the positions and data values of the pixels in the block, and combines the pixel data for the digital original image and the generated pixel data to output a converted digital image. The interpolation equation includes spline functions and Bezier functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Device Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Wakisawa, Naruhiko Kasai, Hiroko Sato, Youichi Watanabe, Hiroyuki Koizumi