Patents by Inventor Yusuke Watanabe

Yusuke 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: 20220309698
    Abstract: Provided is a self-position estimation mechanism that can absorb the influence of resetting of a position estimator. A difference between a position for each epoch and a position of a previous epoch estimated by a first estimation unit using a camera image and IMU information and a velocity and an acceleration for each epoch estimated by a second estimation unit using the camera image and the IMU information are acquired. Whether the difference acquired for each epoch is an outlier is tested on the basis of a threshold and whether the velocity and acceleration acquired for each epoch is an outlier is tested on the basis of a threshold. A self-position is estimated using the difference for each epoch and the velocity and acceleration for each epoch after the outlier is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: YUSUKE TAKAHASHI, DAI KOBAYASHI, RYO WATANABE, MASATAKA TOYOURA
  • Publication number: 20220308010
    Abstract: A sensor element includes a base part including a plurality of oxygen-ion-conductive solid electrolyte layers stacked; a measurement-object gas flow part for introduction and flow of a measurement-object gas through one end part in a longitudinal direction of the base part; a main pump cell including an inner main pump electrode disposed on an inner surface of the measurement-object gas flow part, and an outer pump electrode; a target-gas-decomposing pump cell including a target-gas-decomposing pump electrode disposed at a position farther from the one end part than the inner main pump electrode, and an outer pump electrode; a residual-oxygen-measuring pump cell including a residual-oxygen-measuring electrode disposed at a position farther from the one end part than the inner main pump electrode, and an outer pump electrode; and a reference electrode. The target-gas-decomposing pump electrode comprises a metal material that has catalytic activity of decomposing a target gas to be measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Yusuke WATANABE, Takayuki SEKIYA
  • Publication number: 20220307452
    Abstract: An engine system is provided, which includes an engine, a swirl control valve, and a controller. The engine includes a cylinder, a piston, and a fuel injection valve provided incliningly with respect to an axial direction of the piston and configured to directly inject fuel into the cylinder. The swirl control valve is provided inside an intake passage and generates a swirl flow inside the cylinder at least when the valve closes. When an engine load is below a given threshold, the controller controls the swirl control valve to close, and controls the fuel injection valve to inject fuel during an intake stroke. While the engine load is below the threshold, at a fixed engine speed, the controller controls to advance a fuel injection timing when the engine load is at a first load, compared with at a second load higher than the first load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Yusuke Oda, Naoki Mine, Tomomi Watanabe, Korin Hata, Junsou Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20220308007
    Abstract: A control method of a gas sensor including a sensor element and an activity determining part includes a temperature raising step of heating the sensor element by a heater of the sensor element to raise a temperature of the sensor element up to an active temperature at which the activity determining part determines that the sensor element is in a measurable active state; a prior driving step of raising the temperature of the sensor element by the heater from the active temperature up to a steady driving temperature, and operating a main pump cell and a measurement pump cell of the sensor element to detect NOx in the measurement-object gas; and a steady driving step of maintaining the temperature of the sensor element by the heater at the steady driving temperature, and operating the main pump cell and the measurement pump cell to continuously detect NOx in the measurement-object gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventor: Yusuke Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220308011
    Abstract: A sensor element includes a base part including a plurality of oxygen-ion-conductive solid electrolyte layers stacked; a measurement-object gas flow part for introduction and flow of a measurement-object gas through a gas inlet; an inner oxygen pump electrode disposed on an inner surface of the measurement-object gas flow part; and a measurement electrode disposed on the inner surface of the measurement-object gas flow part. The inner oxygen pump electrode includes: a region (A) including an electrode end close to the gas inlet, and a region (B) including an electrode end far from the gas inlet. A content rate of an activity reducing metal in a metal material in the region (A) is higher than that in the region (B). A ratio of the length of the region (A) of the inner oxygen pump electrode to the length of the inner oxygen pump electrode is 15% to 90%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Yusuke WATANABE, Takayuki SEKIYA, Shotaro NIIZUMA, Hayami AOTA, Toshihiro HIRAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220307442
    Abstract: An engine system is provided, which includes an engine, a swirl control valve, an EGR passage, an EGR gas adjusting mechanism, and a controller. The engine includes a cylinder, a piston, and a fuel injection valve. The swirl control valve is provided inside an intake passage and generates a swirl flow inside the cylinder when it closes. When an engine load is at or below a given threshold, the controller controls the swirl control valve to close. While the engine load is the threshold or below, the controller controls the EGR gas adjusting mechanism such that, at a fixed engine speed, an increase rate of an EGR gas amount with respect to an increase in the engine load is lower in a first load range than in a second load range, the first load range being on a higher load side of the second load range and including the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Yusuke Oda, Naoki Mine, Tomomi Watanabe, Atsushi Suzuki, Junsou Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20220306565
    Abstract: There are provided methods of efficiently producing compounds that are, for example, sex pheromones of San Jose Scale. For example, there is provided a method for producing a 7-methyl-3-methylene-7-octenyl carboxylate compound (1), the method including the step of coupling a nucleophilic reagent expressed as a 3-methyl-3-butenyl M of General Formula (8): wherein M is a cationic moiety, with an acetal compound of General Formula (9): wherein R1 and R2, which may be the same or different, are each an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or are bonded to each other to form a divalent alkylene group having 2 to 12 carbon atoms, and X is a leaving group, to obtain the 7-methyl-3-methylene-7-octenal acetal compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi Kinsho, Akihiro Baba, Yusuke Nagae, Tomohiro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220299620
    Abstract: A spatial image generation apparatus includes: a propagation channel information measurer that measures propagation channel information of a target area from radio signals delivered between transmitting and receiving stations; a learned model generator that generates a learned model for generating a spatial image of the target area from the newly input propagation channel information using the propagation channel information and image information obtained by imaging the target area with a camera; and an image generator that generates the spatial image of the target area by inputting the propagation channel information newly input from the propagation channel information measurer to the learned model. The object detection apparatus includes: the spatial image generation apparatus; and an object detector that detects an object in the target area from the spatial image generated by the image generator using an image analysis method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoki MURAKAMI, Hirantha ABEYSEKERA, Shunsuke SARUWATARI, Takeru FUKUSHIMA, Yusuke IWASAKI, Takashi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220298750
    Abstract: A hydraulic excavator includes a starter motor for starting an engine with electric power supplied from a lead-acid battery, a second electric system connected in parallel with a first electric system to connect the lead-acid battery and a 24V electrical equipment, a 48V battery for supplying electric power to the second electric system, a relay for disconnecting connection between the first electric system and the second electric system, and a vehicle body controller connected to the second electric system to control the starter motor and the relay. The vehicle body controller estimates a remaining charge amount of the lead-acid battery and disables driving of the starter motor until an estimation result is higher than or equal to a threshold, and when the estimation result is higher than or equal to the threshold, disconnects the connection between the first electric system and the second electric system by using the relay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Akira WATANABE, Manabu YANO, Yasunori OOTA, Yusuke IMAI
  • Patent number: 11446876
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shaping apparatus includes a discharge portion discharging a shaping material, a shaping stage on which the shaping material discharged from the discharge portion is stacked, a temperature adjustment portion provided in the shaping stage to adjust a temperature of the shaping stage, and a control portion. The control portion stacks the shaping material on the shaping stage to shape and cure a three-dimensional shaping object while changing a relative position between the discharge portion and the shaping stage, and then, heats or cools a portion of the cured three-dimensional shaping object in contact with the shaping stage by controlling the temperature adjustment portion to adjust the temperature of the shaping stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Yusuke Watanabe, Yuki Yamamoto, Kenta Anegawa
  • Publication number: 20220289922
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fiber-reinforced epoxy resin composite sheet comprising an epoxy resin film and reinforcing fibers laminated on one or both surfaces of the epoxy resin film, wherein in the reinforcing fibers, opened fibers are oriented in a predetermined direction, and a volume content Vf of the reinforcing fiber is 5 to 70%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicants: FUKUVI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Munetake TAJIMA, Naoaki KANAMORI, Hisaya USHIYAMA, Yusuke WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220293724
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a top electrode in contact with a top surface of the semiconductor substrate, a bottom electrode in contact with a bottom surface of the semiconductor substrate, and an oxide film in contact with the top surface of the semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor substrate includes an element region and an outer peripheral region. The element region is a region where the top electrode is in contact with the top surface of the semiconductor substrate. The outer peripheral region is a region where the oxide film is in contact with the top surface of the semiconductor substrate, and is located between the element region and an outer peripheral end surface of the semiconductor substrate. The element region includes a semiconductor element connected between the top electrode and the bottom electrode. The outer peripheral region includes surface high-voltage-breakdown regions, deep high-voltage-breakdown regions, and a drift region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: JUN SAITO, KEITA KATAOKA, YUSUKE YAMASHITA, YUKIHIKO WATANABE, KATSUHIRO KUTSUKI, YOUNGSHIN EUM
  • Patent number: 11445135
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer, and a voltage applier. The first electrode includes a plurality of electrodes independent from each other. The second electrode is disposed opposite to the first electrode. The photoelectric conversion layer is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The voltage applier applies different voltages to at least one of the first electrode or the second electrode during a charge accumulation period and a charge non-accumulation period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taiichiro Watanabe, Tetsuji Yamaguchi, Yusuke Sato, Fumihiko Koga
  • Publication number: 20220282456
    Abstract: A work machine includes: a controller; a first electrical circuit provided with a first power supply that supplies power to the controller; an electric drive source necessary for operating the work machine; and a second electrical circuit provided with a second power supply that supplies power to the electric drive source. The work machine further includes: a capacitor provided to the second electrical circuit; a first precharge device that performs precharge of the capacitor by using power of the first power supply; and a second precharge device that performs precharge of the capacitor by using power of the second power supply. The controller performs precharge by using one of the precharge devices when it is determined that precharge by using the other one of the precharge devices is impossible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Akira WATANABE, Yasunori OTA, Yusuke IMAI, Manabu YANO
  • Patent number: 11434422
    Abstract: A phosphor powder composed of ?-sialon phosphor particles containing Eu. In a case where an internal quantum efficiency after the phosphor powder is held at 600° C. for 1 hour in an air atmosphere is defined as P1 and an internal quantum efficiency after the phosphor powder is held at 700° C. for 1 hour in an air atmosphere is defined as P2, P1 is equal to or more than 70% and (P1?P2)/P1×100 is equal to or less than 2.8%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nomiyama, Yusuke Takeda, Taiyo Yamaura, Tatsuya Okuzono, Masaru Miyazaki, Shintaro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220278231
    Abstract: A switching element includes a semiconductor substrate, a gate insulating film, and a gate electrode that is disposed inside the trench. The semiconductor substrate further includes: an n-type source region, a p-type body region, an n-type drift region, a p-type first electric field reduced region, and a p-type connection region. When a permittivity of the connection region is ? (F/cm), a critical electric field strength of the connection region is Ec (V/cm), an elementary charge is e (C), an area density of p-type impurity when viewed in a plan view of the connection region located below the trench is Q (cm?2), Q>?*Ec/e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Jun SAITO, Youngshin EUM, Keita KATAOKA, Yusuke YAMASHITA, Yukihiko WATANABE, Katsuhiro KUTSUKI
  • Patent number: 11428655
    Abstract: A gas sensor (1) including a first gas detection element (2) and a second gas detection element (3), a first storage portion (4) having a first internal space (4A), and a first opening (4B) establishing communication between the first internal space (4A) and the outside space thereof exposed to a detection subject atmosphere, a second storage portion (5) having a second internal space (5A) and a second opening (5B) establishing communication between the second internal space (5A) and the outside space, a first membrane (4C) allowing permeation of water vapor and substantially not allowing permeation of a detection target gas, and covering the first opening (4B), and a calculation unit (12) for calculating the concentration of a detection target gas contained in the detection subject atmosphere, based on outputs from the first and second gas detection elements (2, 3), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Matsukura, Shoji Kitanoya, Masaya Watanabe, Daisuke Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20220268727
    Abstract: A sensor element includes: an element base including: a ceramic body made of an oxygen-ion conductive solid electrolyte, and having an inlet at one end portion thereof; at least one internal chamber located inside the ceramic body, and communicating with the inlet under predetermined diffusion resistance; an electrochemical pump cell including an electrode located on an outer surface of the ceramic body, an electrode facing the internal chamber, and a solid electrolyte located therebetween; and a heater buried in the ceramic body; and a porous leading-end protective layer surrounding a first range at least including a leading end surface and a region to be coped with water-induced cracking specified in advance. A single heat insulating space is interposed between the leading-end protective layer and a whole side surface of the element base at least in the above region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Yusuke WATANABE, Mika KAI, Ryo ONISHI, Saki SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20220262183
    Abstract: A control system that controls opening-closing of a security gate which is provided in a facility in which a plurality of mobile robots travels autonomously is provided. The control system performs: receiving a passing-through reservation signal for passing through the security gate; and allowing a plurality of mobile robots to consecutively pass through the security gate while the security gate opens its gate once when passing-through reservation signals are received from the plurality of mobile robots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Shiro ODA, Tetsuya TAIRA, Satoshi TOYOSHIMA, Yuta WATANABE, Takeshi MATSUI, Takayoshi NASU, Kei YOSHIKAWA, Yusuke OTA, Yutaro ISHIDA, Yuji ONUMA, Kyosuke ARAI
  • Publication number: 20220261004
    Abstract: An autonomous movement system according to an embodiment is an autonomous movement system for autonomous movement in a facility, the autonomous movement system changing a movement speed for the autonomous movement depending on a cooperation mode, a connection mode and a caution mode, the cooperation mode being a mode of moving while acquiring position information inside a first range in cooperation with a facility camera, the first range being a range that the facility camera photographs to generate image data, the facility camera being fixed in the facility, the connection mode being a mode of moving inside a second range and outside the first range, the second range being a range in which connection with an access point is performed by wireless communication, the access point being fixed in the facility, the caution mode being a mode of moving outside the first range and outside the second range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Tetsuya Taira, Shiro Oda, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Matsui, Takayoshi Nasu, Kei Yoshikawa, Yusuke Ota, Yutaro Ishida, Yuji Onuma