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: 20210234519
    Abstract: A power amplifier circuit includes a lower transistor having a first terminal, a second terminal connected to ground, and a third terminal, wherein a first power supply voltage is supplied to the first terminal, and an input signal is supplied to the third terminal; a first capacitor; an upper transistor having a first terminal, a second terminal connected to the first terminal of the lower transistor via the first capacitor, and a third terminal, wherein a second power supply voltage is supplied to the first terminal, an amplified signal is outputted to an output terminal from the first terminal, and a driving voltage is supplied to the third terminal; a first inductor that connects the second terminal of the upper transistor to ground; a voltage regulator circuit; and at least one termination circuit that short-circuits an even-order harmonic or odd-order harmonic of the amplified signal to ground potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi TANAKA, Kazuo WATANABE, Yusuke TANAKA, Satoshi ARAYASHIKI
  • Publication number: 20210230755
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a sulfuric acid solution includes supplying a chloride ion-containing sulfuric acid solution as an initial electrolyte in an electrolyzer inside of which is divided into an anode chamber and a cathode chamber by a diaphragm; and subsequently taking out a metal dissolved electrolyte in which a metal constituting the anode is dissolved from the anode chamber while supplying a current to an anode and a cathode disposed in the electrolyzer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto WATANABE, Itsumi MATSUOKA, Yusuke SENBA, Hiroshi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210231190
    Abstract: A vibration damping device for reducing vibration of an elevator rope includes a displacement amplifier arranged around a region from a first portion of the elevator rope drawn and a second portion of the elevator rope drawn from an opposite side of one or more sheaves in parallel with the first portion. The displacement amplifier is configured to amplify a displacement of each of the first portion and the second portion of the elevator rope. The device also includes a limiting member that controls displacement amplification performed by the displacement amplifier such that the displacement of the first portion or the second portion amplified by the displacement amplifier does not become greater than a first displacement, which is a displacement of the elevator rope by which the elevator rope is not allowed to return to an equilibrium position of the vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichi SAITO, Takahide HIRAI, Seiji WATANABE, Daisuke NAKAZAWA, Daiki FUKUI, Tomohiro ASAMURA, Yusuke CHIKADA
  • Patent number: 11072194
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes: a cleaning unit including a cleaning part and a cleaning housing; and a movement mechanism that is capable of moving the cleaning unit between a cleaning position and a mounting and removing position below the cleaning position. The cleaning housing includes a pair of wall portions and a pair of housing shaft portions. The movement mechanism includes a unit housing portion, a pair of support members, a rotation drive unit, and a positioning portion. The positioning portion is configured to be brought into contact with the cleaning unit at the cleaning position and is configured to position the cleaning unit such that the cleaning part is capable of cleaning the conveyance roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Shinobu Ohata, Naoto Miyakoshi, Shunsuke Yamasaki, Hiroatsu Tamai, Yasuhiro Michishita, Takeshi Watanabe, Kenichi Satake, Hiroki Sakane, Masato Usui, Yuzuru Yuasa, Yusuke Tamekuni
  • Patent number: 11072187
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus includes three or more recording heads. The recording heads contain different inks and eject the different inks sequentially on a recording medium. The different inks each contain a pigment and a polyhydric alcohol monobutyl ether. Of the different inks, an ink to be ejected first has the lowest pigment content ratio. Of the different inks, an ink to be ejected third and an ink to be subsequently ejected each have a pigment content ratio equal to or higher than that of a corresponding one of inks to be precedently ejected. Of the different inks, an ink to be ejected second and an ink to be subsequently ejected each have a polyhydric alcohol monobutyl ether content ratio higher than that of a corresponding one of inks to be precedently ejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Noriaki Ozawa, Hiroatsu Tamai, Takeshi Watanabe, Yasuhiro Michishita, Hiroyuki Ueda, Toyotsune Inoue, Yusuke Takano, Naoto Miyakoshi
  • Publication number: 20210226595
    Abstract: A power amplifier circuit includes a power amplifier including a first transistor having a first terminal connected to a reference potential, a second terminal to which a first current and a radio-frequency signal are input, and a third terminal connected to a first power supply potential via a first inductor; a capacitor connected to the third terminal of the first transistor; a second transistor including a first terminal connected to the capacitor and the reference potential via a second inductor, a second terminal to which a second current is input and is connected to the reference potential, and a third terminal connected to the first power supply potential via a third inductor and outputs signal; and an adjustment circuit that outputs a third current corresponding to the first power supply potential or a second power supply potential to the second terminal of the second transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Jun ENOMOTO, Kazuo WATANABE, Satoshi TANAKA, Yusuke TANAKA, Makoto ITO
  • Patent number: 11070001
    Abstract: Airtightness of a connector molding is improved. There is provided a connector molding in which a conductor and a fixing member are integrally molded with a molded body including a connector portion. The conductor is fixed to the fixing member, and is integrally molded with the molded body in a state in which an external connection end portion protrudes into a space within the connector portion. A part of the fixing member is exposed to the space within the connector portion and the remaining portion is covered by the molded body, or the entire fixing member is covered by the molded body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kitai, Katsuhide Oohashi, Ko Sasaki, Takayuki Hagiya, Takuya Igarashi, Michimori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11067928
    Abstract: A fixing member includes a substrate layer including a resin; a first metal layer that is provided on an outer peripheral surface of the substrate layer and including Cu; a second metal layer that is provided on the outer peripheral surface of the first metal layer so as to be in contact with the first metal layer, includes Ni, and has crystal orientation indexes of 0.80 to 1.30 for a (111) plane, 0.80 to 1.50 for a (200) plane, and 0.70 to 1.30 for a (311) plane; and an elastic layer that is provided on an outer peripheral surface of the second metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Tomotake Inagaki, Yusuke Watanabe, Tomoko Suzuki, Hideaki Ohara, Ryohei Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 11067042
    Abstract: An intake system of an engine supplies gas at least containing fresh air to each cylinder. The system includes an EGR passage that communicates with an internal space of a downstream intake passage and introduces some EGR gas into the downstream intake passage. The EGR passage includes a projected section in a substantially polygonal or cylindrical shape that is projected to the internal space of the downstream intake passage. The projected section is formed in such a shape that a projection length H1 in an outer circumferential surface on an upstream side is longer than a projection length H2 in an outer circumferential surface on a downstream side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Oda, Tomomi Watanabe, Junsou Sasaki, Yuichiro Tanaka, Takuya Yamada
  • Patent number: 11067531
    Abstract: A method of operation of a gas sensor includes applying a control voltage that is repetitively set to on state and off state between the reference electrode and the measurement-object gas side electrode to pump in oxygen to the periphery of the reference electrode; and detecting the specific gas concentration in the measurement-object gas on the basis of a voltage between the reference electrode and the measurement electrode during a second period, from among a first period that is started upon setting of the control voltage to on state, during which a potential difference between the reference electrode and the measurement-object gas side electrode is large, and the second period that is started upon setting of the control voltage to off state after the potential difference falls from the first period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Watanabe, Takayuki Sekiya
  • Patent number: 11067530
    Abstract: A method of operation of a gas sensor includes applying a control voltage that is set between the reference electrode and the measurement-object gas side electrode; and detecting the specific gas concentration in the measurement-object gas on the basis of a voltage between the reference electrode and the measurement electrode during a second period, from among a first period that is started upon setting of the control voltage to on state, during which a potential difference between the reference electrode and the measurement-object gas side electrode is large, and the second period that is started upon setting of the control voltage to off state after the potential difference falls from the first period. Tf, a fall time of the potential difference between the first period and the second period, and T2, a second time that is a length of the second period, satisfies Tf?T2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Watanabe, Takayuki Sekiya
  • Publication number: 20210217193
    Abstract: A three-dimensional position estimation device includes: a feature point extracting unit for detecting an area corresponding to the face of an occupant in an image captured by a camera for imaging a vehicle interior and extracting a plurality of feature points in the detected area; an inter-feature-point distance calculating unit for calculating a first inter-feature-point distance that is a distance between distance-calculating feature points among the plurality of feature points; a face direction detecting unit for detecting the face direction of the occupant; a head position angle calculating unit for calculating a head position angle indicating the position of the head of the occupant with respect to an imaging axis of the camera; an inter-feature-point distance correcting unit for correcting the first inter-feature-point distance to a second inter-feature-point distance that is a distance between distance-calculating feature points in a state where portions of the head corresponding to the distance-calcu
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke NAKAMATSU, Asako SHIGETA, Shintaro WATANABE, Ryosuke TORAMA, Takashi HIRANO
  • Patent number: 11062475
    Abstract: A location estimating apparatus according to an embodiment includes a degree-of-similarity calculator, a correspondence calculator, and a location calculator. The degree-of-similarity calculator calculates a degree of similarity between the input image and the reference image by an arithmetic operation that varies, in a non-discrete manner, the degree of similarity in accordance with a non-discrete variation of a first parameter. The correspondence calculator calculates correspondence between a pixel of the input image and a pixel of the reference image by an arithmetic operation that varies, in a non-discrete manner, the correspondence in accordance with a non-discrete variation of a second parameter. The location calculator calculates a first location indicating a position and/or an orientation of the first imaging device when the input image is captured by an arithmetic operation that varies, in a non-discrete manner, the first location in accordance with a non-discrete variation of the correspondence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Nakashima, Tomoki Watanabe, Akihito Seki, Yusuke Tazoe
  • Patent number: 11063122
    Abstract: In a termination region of a SiC-MOSFET, suppressing operation of a p-n diode between a well and a drift layer sometimes decreases reliability during high-speed switching. In a termination region of a SiC-MOSFET with a built-in SBD are provided second well region having an impurity concentration lower than the impurity concentration in a well region in an active region, and a high-concentration region that is formed on a surface layer of the second well region, has an impurity concentration higher than the impurity concentration in the well region in the active region, and is ohmic-connected to a source electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Yamashiro, Kazuyuki Sugahara, Hiroshi Watanabe, Kohei Ebihara
  • Publication number: 20210208096
    Abstract: A sensor element includes: an inner protective layer having a porosity of 30% to 65% on two main surfaces; an intermediate protective layer, at least a part of which has contact with the inner layer, and having a porosity of 25% to 80%, which is equal to or smaller than the porosity of the inner layer; and an outer protective layer surrounding an element base on an outermost periphery on the one end portion of the sensor element, having contact with the intermediate and the inner layer, having contact with a leading end surface of the element base or the intermediate layer on the leading end surface, and having a porosity of 15% to 30%, which is smaller than the porosity of the intermediate layer, wherein a difference of porosity between the inner and the outer layer is 10% to 50%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Yusuke WATANABE, Mika KAI, Ryo ONISHI, Saki SUZUKI, Takashi HINO
  • Publication number: 20210208097
    Abstract: A sensor element includes: an inner protective layer having a porosity of 30% to 65% on two main surfaces; an intermediate protective layer having a porosity of 25% to 80%, which is equal to or smaller than the porosity of the inner layer; and an outer protective layer surrounding an element base on an outermost periphery on the one end portion of the element, and having a porosity of 15% to 30%, which is smaller than the porosity of the intermediate layer, wherein these layers are laminated in this order at least in a range in which the at least one inner chamber is provided in the element base, the outer is in contact with the inner layer in a range in which the at least one inner chamber is not provided, and a difference of porosity between the inner layer and the outer layer is 10% to 50%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Yusuke WATANABE, Mika KAI, Ryo ONISHI, Saki SUZUKI, Takashi HINO
  • Patent number: 11042731
    Abstract: To analyze data obtained from a series of sports plays as a series or a set, an analysis device is provided, including: a process configured to implement an acquisition function of acquiring data indicating play events defined based on a motion of a user who plays a sport, an extraction function of extracting a plurality of play events classified into the same type among the play events, and an analysis function of analyzing data indicating the plurality of extracted play events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Watanabe, Hideyuki Matsunaga
  • Publication number: 20210172902
    Abstract: A metal terminal includes an element contacting portion which is disposed at one end of the metal terminal and is placed in contact with a sensor element, a lead wire retaining member which is disposed at another end of the metal terminal, and crimps and retains lead wires, a positioning member disposed between the one end and the other end and extending in a direction intersecting one direction, the positioning member positioning the metal terminal on a ceramic housing, and a guide member provided integrally with the positioning member at a site between the positioning member and the lead wire retaining member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Yusuke WATANABE, Shotaro NIIZUMA, Hayami AOTA, Toshihiro HIRAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210159533
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly having electrodes disposed on both surfaces of an electrolyte membrane, a gas diffusion layer stacked on one surface of the membrane electrode assembly, a resin frame assembled onto the one surface of the membrane electrode assembly so as to surround the outer periphery of the gas diffusion layer apart from the outer periphery of the gas diffusion layer, and a resin sheet disposed between the gas diffusion layer and the resin frame, and the membrane electrode assembly so as to fill a space between the inner periphery of the resin frame and the outer periphery of the gas diffusion layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto ADACHI, Katsuhiko KINOSHITA, Yu ASHITAKA, Naohiro MITANI, Yusuke WATANABE, Kenji SATO
  • Publication number: 20210140916
    Abstract: A gas sensor includes a sensor element, an elastic insulating member, a plurality of lead wires, a plurality of metal terminals, and a ceramic housing. The plurality of lead wires are inserted in the elastic insulating member. The plurality of metal terminals each have a first end electrically connected to the sensor element, and a second end electrically connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of lead wires. The ceramic housing includes a plurality of insertion portions each including a through hole in which a corresponding one of the plurality of metal terminals is inserted, and at least one of the plurality of insertion portions has a different height from other insertion portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Shotaro NIIZUMA, Yusuke WATANABE, Toshihiro HIRAKAWA, Hayami AOTA