Patents by Inventor Yukio Watanabe

Yukio 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: 20210103118
    Abstract: An optical apparatus may include a housing having an opened front face, an optical unit freely movable into and out of an internal space of the housing through the front face, and a positioning portion disposed on a back side of the optical unit in the internal space. A base plate of the optical unit may include first and second convex portions disposed on a base end face of the base plate. The second convex portion may be disposed at a position different from the first convex portion in a width direction of the base plate. The positioning portion may include a V block having a V groove shape at a part contacting the first convex portion, and a flat block having a flat surface shape at a part contacting the second convex portion. The optical unit may be positioned in the internal space through the contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi SOMEYA, Yukio WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10885665
    Abstract: Detection and analysis of a tangible component in a sample are implemented at lower cost. Provided is an analysis apparatus including a flow cell which includes a flow path for a sample, a branch section configured to cause light having passed through the flow path to branch at least to a first optical path and a second optical path, a first imaging section and a second imaging section configured to capture images of the sample in the flow path by using the light in the first optical path and the light in the second optical path, and a controller configured to process the captured images. The first imaging section and the second imaging section capture images that have the same angle of view but have different characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ARKRAY, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeki Masuda, Yukio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10627640
    Abstract: An optical element angle adjustment device includes a first hinge that is an elastic hinge configured to connect a first plate and a second plate with each other, an optical element holding part attached to at least one of the first plate and the second plate, and a first adjusting screw configured to apply force in a direction of closing the first hinge to adjust a tilt angle of at least one of the first plate and the second plate. An end in an axis direction of the first adjusting screw is provided with a first press member configured to slidably abut on one of the first plate and the second plate. At least one of a first press member side abutting portion and a first hinge side abutting portion on which the first press member abuts has a curved surface in a curved surface shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Kenshiro Nagahama, Yukio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10609247
    Abstract: An information processing system transmits and receives sound data through a switching equipment. The information processing system includes: a transmitting end image forming apparatus that has a facsimile function to transmit communication sounds through the switching equipment; a receiving end image forming apparatus that has a facsimile function to receive the communication sounds through the switching equipment; a controller that generates a sound recording start command to start a recording of the communication sounds, and transmits the sound recording start command to the receiving end image forming apparatus; and a sound recorder that starts the recording of the communication sounds in the receiving end image forming apparatus when the receiving end image forming apparatus receives the sound recording start command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Yukio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10481354
    Abstract: An optical unit and an optical path tube are easily connected. A structure of connection between a side surface (1a) of the optical unit and the optical path tube includes: an extensible tube (72) constituting at least a part of the optical path tube, the extensible tube being extensible in a tube axis direction; a flange (26) attached to one end of the optical path tube; a flange receiving part (20) provided on the optical unit, the flange receiving part (20) receiving a front surface (26a) of the flange (26), the front surface (26a) of the flange (26) being an end surface on an open side; and a biasing part (23, 72) configured to bias at least a part of the optical path tube in a direction in which the extensible tube (72) extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Yukio Watanabe, Hiroshi Someya, Yuki Kawashima, Yuto Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10436600
    Abstract: In a vehicle image display system, a travel behavior of an own vehicle during automated driving to be subsequently performed is previously noticed to an occupant with display to be recognized intuitively and instantaneously. A vehicle image display system includes a first display device that uses a front windshield as a display screen and a second display device as a monitor device mounted on a dashboard, and displays, on a display screen of each display device, a moving image of a virtual image of the own vehicle travelling on an arrow of a symbol image indicating a travel course for lane change as having the arrow as a trajectory therefor so as to visually provide prior notice of the lane change to the occupant when the own vehicle in the automated driving system is about to perform the lane change as being deviated from a scheduled travel course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: IMAGE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shuichi Tayama, Yukio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10437036
    Abstract: A plurality of images of a sample are simultaneously captured at different focal lengths by a plurality of cameras. An analysis apparatus includes: a branch section configured to cause light passing through the sample containing a material component to branch off into a plurality of optical paths; a plurality of imaging devices for simultaneously capturing images of the sample in a flow path at different focal points by using the light caused to branch off into the plurality of optical paths; and a controller configured to process the captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ARKRAY, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya Nakajima, Shigeki Masuda, Kenji Nakanishi, Yukio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10435016
    Abstract: Motorcycles can become unstable when operating at high speeds and at high cornering levels. For example, they can exhibit an oscillation at the rear wheel commonly known as “weave.” A system and method is provided which utilizes a high-fidelity computer simulation model of a 2- or 3-wheel motorcycle to predict operating states such as yaw rate, lateral acceleration and roll angle for a stable motorcycle at a given speed and steer angle. The operating state of a physical motorcycle can be measured and compared to that of the model at every instant in time to determine if the operating state of the physical motorcycle differs from that of the simulation model in such a way as to indicate loss of stability. The nature of that difference can then be used to intervene in the operation of the motorcycle independent of driver actions by application of brakes, modulating the engine torque or applying torques to urge the steering system in a corrective direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Mechanical Simulation Corporation
    Inventors: Yukio Watanabe, Michael Sayers
  • Patent number: 10341526
    Abstract: Disclosed is a facsimile communication device, including: a line voltmeter that measures a voltage of a line used for a facsimile communication; and a hardware processor that: detects a predetermined change in the voltage of the line, in the facsimile communication; and judges whether a facsimile device of an opposite side opens the line or not according to whether the predetermined change is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yukio Watanabe, Kazunori Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10313539
    Abstract: An information processing system, includes: a requesting side apparatus and a reproduction side apparatus in which a facsimile function is implemented to transmit and receive communication sounds through a switching equipment; a storage which stores recording data obtained by recording the communication sounds transmitted and received in the past; a controller which generates a reproduction instruction command to reproduce the recording data through the switching equipment, and transmits the reproduction instruction command to the reproduction side apparatus; a sound reproducer which reproduces, when the reproduction instruction command is received, the recording data processed by sectioning, with a soundless period, a FAX terminal identification signal included in the recording data for switching the operation mode of the switching equipment to a FAX mode, and transmits the recording data to the requesting side apparatus; and a sound recorder which records the processed recording data reproduced by the sound
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Yukio Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190113765
    Abstract: An optical element angle adjustment device includes a first hinge that is an elastic hinge configured to connect a first plate and a second plate with each other, an optical element holding part attached to at least one of the first plate and the second plate, and a first adjusting screw configured to apply force in a direction of closing the first hinge to adjust a tilt angle of at least one of the first plate and the second plate. An end in an axis direction of the first adjusting screw is provided with a first press member configured to slidably abut on one of the first plate and the second plate. At least one of a first press member side abutting portion and a first hinge side abutting portion on which the first press member abuts has a curved surface in a curved surface shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: GIGAPHOTON INC.
    Inventors: Kenshiro NAGAHAMA, Yukio WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190101742
    Abstract: A plurality of images of a sample are simultaneously captured at different focal lengths by a plurality of cameras. An analysis apparatus includes: a branch section configured to cause light passing through the sample containing a material component to branch off into a plurality of optical paths; a plurality of imaging devices for simultaneously capturing images of the sample in a flow path at different focal points by using the light caused to branch off into the plurality of optical paths; and a controller configured to process the captured images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: ARKRAY, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya NAKAJIMA, Shigeki MASUDA, Kenji NAKANISHI, Yukio WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190051011
    Abstract: Detection and analysis of a tangible component in a sample are implemented at lower cost. Provided is an analysis apparatus including a flow cell which includes a flow path for a sample, a branch section configured to cause light having passed through the flow path to branch at least to a first optical path and a second optical path, a first imaging section and a second imaging section configured to capture images of the sample in the flow path by using the light in the first optical path and the light in the second optical path, and a controller configured to process the captured images. The first imaging section and the second imaging section capture images that have the same angle of view but have different characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: ARKRAY, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeki MASUDA, Yukio WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180341077
    Abstract: An optical unit and an optical path tube are easily connected. A structure of connection between a side surface (1a) of the optical unit and the optical path tube includes: an extensible tube (72) constituting at least a part of the optical path tube, the extensible tube being extensible in a tube axis direction; a flange (26) attached to one end of the optical path tube; a flange receiving part (20) provided on the optical unit, the flange receiving part (20) receiving a front surface (26a) of the flange (26), the front surface (26a) of the flange (26) being an end surface on an open side; and a biasing part (23, 72) configured to bias at least a part of the optical path tube in a direction in which the extensible tube (72) extends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Yukio WATANABE, Hiroshi SOMEYA, Yuki KAWASHIMA, Yuto TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180255190
    Abstract: An information processing system, includes: a requesting side apparatus and a reproduction side apparatus in which a facsimile function is implemented to transmit and receive communication sounds through a switching equipment; a storage which stores recording data obtained by recording the communication sounds transmitted and received in the past; a controller which generates a reproduction instruction command to reproduce the recording data through the switching equipment, and transmits the reproduction instruction command to the reproduction side apparatus; a sound reproducer which reproduces, when the reproduction instruction command is received, the recording data processed by sectioning, with a soundless period, a FAX terminal identification signal included in the recording data for switching the operation mode of the switching equipment to a FAX mode, and transmits the recording data to the requesting side apparatus; and a sound recorder which records the processed recording data reproduced by the sound
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Yukio WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180255199
    Abstract: An information processing system transmits and receives sound data through a switching equipment. The information processing system includes: a transmitting end image forming apparatus that has a facsimile function to transmit communication sounds through the switching equipment; a receiving end image forming apparatus that has a facsimile function to receive the communication sounds through the switching equipment; a controller that generates a sound recording start command to start a recording of the communication sounds, and transmits the sound recording start command to the receiving end image forming apparatus; and a sound recorder that starts the recording of the communication sounds in the receiving end image forming apparatus when the receiving end image forming apparatus receives the sound recording start command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Yukio Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180198955
    Abstract: In a vehicle-use image display system and a method therefor capable of displaying images, a driver can recognize, more appropriately and instantaneously, an object in eyesight through a front windshield during driving a vehicle even in environment with poor visibility. A vehicle-use image display system using a driving support system in combination with an ACC system or a travel environment recognition system includes a display device that uses a front windshield for screen displaying, and a display controller for controlling image displaying, by the display device, of an object detected in front of the own vehicle. The display controller causes a marking image or a displaying outline having a shape corresponding to an outline of the object to be displayed as being superimposed to the object actually existing in actual scenery viewed through the front windshield. A displaying property of the marking image may be adjusted and varied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: Yukio WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180124275
    Abstract: Disclosed is a facsimile communication device, including: a line voltmeter that measures a voltage of a line used for a facsimile communication; and a hardware processor that: detects a predetermined change in the voltage of the line, in the facsimile communication; and judges whether a facsimile device of an opposite side opens the line or not according to whether the predetermined change is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yukio WATANABE, Kazunori IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20180058879
    Abstract: In a vehicle image display system, a travel behavior of an own vehicle during automated driving to be subsequently performed is previously noticed to an occupant with display to be recognized intuitively and instantaneously. A vehicle image display system includes a first display device that uses a front windshield as a display screen and a second display device as a monitor device mounted on a dashboard, and displays, on a display screen of each display device, a moving image of a virtual image of the own vehicle travelling on an arrow of a symbol image indicating a travel course for lane change as having the arrow as a trajectory therefor so as to visually provide prior notice of the lane change to the occupant when the own vehicle in the automated driving system is about to perform the lane change as being deviated from a scheduled travel course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: IMAGE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi TAYAMA, Yukio WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9894743
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating extreme ultraviolet light may include: a chamber having an opening through which a laser beam is introduced into the chamber; a reference member on which the chamber is mounted; a target supply unit for supplying a target material to be irradiated by the laser beam to a predetermined region inside the chamber; a laser beam focusing optical system for focusing the laser beam in the predetermined region inside the chamber to turn the target material into plasma; and a collector mirror for collecting the extreme ultraviolet light emitted from the plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: GIGAPHOTON INC.
    Inventors: Yukio Watanabe, Miwa Igarashi, Masato Moriya, Hiroaki Nakarai