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: 20170040514
    Abstract: An LED light-emitting element having reduced the occurrence of illuminance unevenness is provided. A light-emitting element comprising a substrate, an LED element mounted on the substrate, a phosphor resin arranged on the substrate so as to seal the LED element and having an emission surface from which light based on light emitted from the LED element is emitted, a reflective resin arranged around the phosphor resin; and a reflecting frame having an opening and at least part of which is arranged on the reflective resin, wherein the reflective resin is arranged directly under the reflecting frame and on the side surface of the phosphor resin, the ratio of the area of the emission surface to the area of an inside area of the reflecting frame is set to 80% or higher, and in the inside area of the reflecting frame, the reflective resin is exposed around the emission surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicants: CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Yasuhara, Yusuke Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20170025586
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a substrate, a light emitting element mounted on the substrate, a phosphor plate for covering an upper surface of the light emitting element, a white reflecting resin placed on the substrate to surround side surfaces of the light emitting element and the phosphor plate, and a reflecting frame, including a reflecting film formed by plating and a bonding portion, and placed on the substrate to surround the light emitting element, the phosphor plate, and the white reflecting resin. The reflecting frame is directly bonded to the substrate by the bonding portion in a portion where the white reflecting resin is not located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicants: CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20160376687
    Abstract: A method for producing an iron-based sintered alloy, which is used in sliding components in pairs and has a composition including, in terms of percent by mass, Ti: 18.4 to 24.6%, Mo: 2.8 to 6.6%, C: 4.7 to 7.0%, Cr: 7.5 to 10.0%, Ni: 4.5 to 6.5%, Co: 1.5 to 4.5%, Al: 0.6 to 1.0%, the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities, wherein the method is carried out such that the alloy has a structure in which hard particles are dispersed in an island form in a matrix and, while an area ratio thereof is kept constant, a maximum circle equivalent diameter thereof is controlled to a predetermined value of 40 to 10 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke WATANABE, Kakeru KUSADA, Tetsuo MAKIDA, Youhei SAWAMURA
  • Publication number: 20160375171
    Abstract: Provided is a water-absorbing agent which is less likely to cause gel blocking and is suitable for a sanitary product and an absorbent article each being thin and containing a large amount of a water-absorbing agent, and which, while maintaining or hardly losing the other physical properties (a fluid retention capacity and a bulk specific gravity) of the water-absorbing agent, simultaneously achieves a high water absorbing speed (e.g., FSR), a high fluid retention capacity under load, high liquid permeability, and salt tolerance. The water-absorbing agent is a polyacrylic acid (salt)-based water-absorbing agent whose surface and its vicinity are crosslinked by an organic surface crosslinking agent, characterized by satisfying the following (A)-(D): (A) Free Swell Rate (FSR) of at least 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Kohei OMORI, Kazushi TORII, Nobuya TANAKA, Yusuke WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9518180
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an absorbent suitable for use in a thin sanitary material/absorbent article having a high absorbent content and not prone to gel blocking, the absorbent having excellent liquid diffusibility (e.g. SFC) and minimal decrease in absorption ratio under pressure (e.g., AAP or PUP) even when a liquid permeation enhancer is added, and to a method for manufacturing the high-performance absorbent stably during actual production. The method is a method for manufacturing a polyacrylic acid (salt)-based absorbent, having a surface-crosslinking agent addition step for adding a solution of a surface-crosslinking agent, and a liquid permeation enhancer addition step for adding a liquid permeation enhancer, the liquid permeation enhancer addition step being performed after and/or at the same time as the surface-crosslinking agent addition step, the method characterized in that a surface crosslinking step for performing heat treatment in an atmosphere having a dew point of 45° C. to 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Kimura, Yusuke Watanabe, Sayaka Machida, Taku Fujimoto, Kenji Kadonaga
  • Patent number: 9500907
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a liquid crystal display includes a first substrate, a second substrate and a liquid crystal layer. The first substrate includes a first line, a second line, a switching element, a pixel electrode, a common electrode, and a first alignment film. The second substrate includes a second alignment film. The liquid crystal layer includes a liquid crystal molecule kept between the first alignment film and the second alignment film. First anchoring strength is provided on the first alignment film which is a photo-alignment film, second anchoring strength is provided on the second alignment film which is a rubbing alignment film, and the first anchoring strength is substantially equal to or greater than the second anchoring strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hidemasa Yamaguchi, Masato Imai, Shingo Kataoka, Yusuke Watanabe, Fumihito Shibano
  • Publication number: 20160325526
    Abstract: A thermosetting resin composition (P) of the present invention is used for forming a resin member (101) in a metal-resin composite body (100) including the resin member (101) and an aluminum-based metal member (102) bonded to the resin member (101) and contains a thermosetting resin (A) and a filler (B), in which a rate of change of warpage is equal to or greater than ?35% and equal to or less than 35%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TAKIHANA, Koji KOIZUMI, Yusuke WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20160314352
    Abstract: [Object] To analyze data obtained from a series of sports plays as a series or a set. [Solution] Provided is an analysis device, including: a processor configured to implement an acquisition function of acquiring information indicating play events that are defined based on a motion of a user who plays a sport and arranged within a time interval, and a pattern estimation function of estimating a play pattern based on an arrangement of the play events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: HIDEYUKI MATSUNAGA, YUSUKE WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20160303820
    Abstract: A metal-resin composite body (100) of the present invention is obtained by bonding a resin member (101) and a metal member (102) together. The resin member (101) is obtained by curing a thermosetting resin composition (P) containing a thermosetting resin (A) and a filler (B). The metal member (102) has a roughened layer (104) including fine irregularities on at least a bonding surface (103) bonded to the resin member (101). A portion of the filler (B) is present in depression portions constituting the irregularities of the roughened layer (104).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Takihana, Koji Koizumi, Yusuke Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20160253553
    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: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke WATANABE, Hideyuki MATSUNAGA
  • Patent number: 9430698
    Abstract: An information input apparatus includes an observation unit that observes an environment including a user and one or more apparatuses to be controlled and includes a sensor; a learning unit that separates a foreground including the user and the one or more apparatuses to be controlled and a background including the environment except for the foreground from observation data obtained by the observation unit and learns three-dimensional models of the foreground and the background; a state estimation unit that estimates positions and postures of already modeled foregrounds in the environment; a user recognition unit that identifies fingers of the user from the foreground and recognizes a shape, position, and posture of the fingers; and an apparatus control unit that outputs a control command to the one or more apparatuses to be controlled on the basis of the recognized shape, position, and posture of the fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuniaki Noda, Hirotaka Suzuki, Haruto Takeda, Yusuke Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20160236803
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a technique in which a decrease in physical properties is suppressed or consumer complaints are diminished. A method for filling a particulate water absorbing agent includes a filling step of filling a particulate water absorbing agent into a filling container and a vibrating step of vibrating the filling container at the outside of the filling container, the vibrating step being conducted at least one time between the start and the end of the filling step, in which a vibration condition in the vibrating step satisfies the following conditions (a) and (b): (a) vibration by a vibrating body in contact with the filling container has a vertical directional component and a vibrational angle is within 90°±30°; and (b) total amplitude at no load and a vibration frequency at no load of the vibrating body are set so as to satisfy Equation 1-1 and Equation 2 or Equation 1-2 and Equation 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Kazushi TORII, Shigeru SAKAMOTO, Kenji TADA, Kazuki KIMURA, Yusuke WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20160141634
    Abstract: Disclosed is a separator for a fuel cell which is able to suppress peeling off or cracking of a conductive carbon film occurring at the time of insertion and extraction of a cell monitor terminal. The separator for a fuel cell includes a terminal attachment portion which is disposed in a region other than a power generation region engaged in power generation of a separator, and to which a cell monitor terminal capable of detecting the voltage of the single cell is connected, and a conductive carbon thin film layer which is formed on the terminal attachment portion, and the hardness of the carbon thin film layer is greater than or equal to 5 GPa and less than or equal to 10 GPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi SEGUCHI, Yusuke WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20160126571
    Abstract: Provided is a fuel battery cell capable of suppressing absorption of water discharged from a manifold by a porous body disposed between a membrane electrode assembly and a separator, and so improving drainage performance. This fuel battery cell 1 includes: a porous passage 20c that is disposed to be opposed to a membrane electrode assembly 10m on a cathode side, and a separator 30 sandwiching the membrane electrode assembly 10m and the porous passage 20c, the separator including a cathode off-gas discharging through hole 32b through which cathode off-gas discharged from the porous passage 20c flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yusuke WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20160010235
    Abstract: A fuel cell separator 60 having a metal plate and an anticorrosion resin coating layer 55 formed thereon is provided, with which adhesion between the resin coating layer 55 and its counterpart member is further increased and the durability of a fuel cell unit is improved. In forming the fuel cell separator 60 having a separator substrate 50 that is a metal plate and an anticorrosion resin coating layer 55 formed thereon, the resin coating layer 55 is formed such that it has a surface roughness Ra of 0.5 to 13.5 ?m. Increasing the surface roughness will produce an anchoring effect, which will improve the adhesive force at the interface. The aforementioned surface roughness Ra can be obtained either with the use of fillers that are mixed into the resin coating layer 55 or with external force applied to the surface of the resin coating layer 55 by means of shot blasting, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Watanabe, Yoshinobu Kurosaki
  • Patent number: 9178223
    Abstract: A fuel cell separator 60 having a metal plate and an anticorrosion resin coating layer 55 formed thereon is provided, with which adhesion between the resin coating layer 55 and its counterpart member is further increased and the durability of a fuel cell unit is improved. In forming the fuel cell separator 60 having a separator substrate 50 that is a metal plate and an anticorrosion resin coating layer 55 formed thereon, the resin coating layer 55 is formed such that it has a surface roughness Ra of 0.5 to 13.5 ?m. Increasing the surface roughness will produce an anchoring effect, which will improve the adhesive force at the interface. The aforementioned surface roughness Ra can be obtained either with the use of fillers that are mixed into the resin coating layer 55 or with external force applied to the surface of the resin coating layer 55 by means of shot blasting, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Watanabe, Yoshinobu Kurosaki
  • Publication number: 20150294817
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an engine starting device which can prevent rattling of an ignition switch in a coupled state. Provided is an engine starting device including: a housing 2 accommodating a rotational operation shaft 1; and an ignition switch 3 coupled to the housing 2 and configured to be actuated upon application of rotational operation force to the rotational operation shaft 1. The ignition switch 3 is fitted and held in an attachment recess 4 formed in the housing 2, in such a way as to be prevented from falling from the attachment recess 4 by appropriate snap-locking portion 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventor: Yusuke Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150283793
    Abstract: In a metal resin composite body (100) of the present invention, a resin member (101) and a metal member (102) are joined, and the metal resin composite body (100) is obtained by joining the resin member (101) and the metal member (102). The resin member (101) is formed of a thermosetting resin composition (P) including a thermosetting resin (A) as a resin component. In the metal member (102), a ratio of a real surface area by using a nitrogen adsorption BET method to an apparent surface area of a joining surface (103) joining to at least the resin member (101) is greater than or equal to 100 and less than or equal to 400.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Koizumi, Yusuke Watanabe, Yoshihiro Takihana, Shinya Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150273795
    Abstract: In a metal resin composite body (100) of the present invention, a resin member (101) and a metal member (102) are joined, and the metal resin composite body (100) is obtained by joining the resin member (101) and the metal member (102). The resin member (101) is formed of a thermosetting resin composition (P) including a thermosetting resin (A) as a resin component. In the metal member (102), glossiness of a joining surface (103) joining to at least the resin member (101) is greater than or equal to 0.1 and less than or equal to 30. Here, the glossiness indicates a value of a measurement angle of 60° which is measured on the basis of ASTM-D523.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Koizumi, Yusuke Watanabe, Yoshihiro Takihana, Shinya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: D777694
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignees: CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Watanabe