Abstract: A method of manufacturing a cellulose nanofiber compact includes a supporting step of supporting a plate-like first precursor containing cellulose nanofibers in a heating vessel, a preliminary molding step of heating the first precursor supported in the heating vessel with infrared rays to obtain a plate-like second precursor and a molding step of molding the second precursor, with heating and pressurizing the second precursor in a mold.
Abstract: A plug includes a housing, a plurality of plug shells that are accommodated in the housing in a manner to protrude from the housing by a predetermined length A, a plurality of plug bodies that are accommodated in the plug shells respectively, and a plurality of plug contacts that are fixed to the plug bodies respectively. A receptacle includes a receptacle shell, a receptacle body, and a receptacle contact. The receptacle shell includes: an accommodation portion that entirely accommodates ends of the plurality of plug shells protruding from the housing, and whose insertion-direction length B satisfies B<A.
Abstract: A multiple coaxial connector includes a contact pair that is composed of a first contact and a second contact, a body that accommodates each contact, a shell that accommodates the body, a shield cover that covers a portion of the shell, and a board mounting portion. The first contact includes a first main body portion that is extended in a first direction, a first contact portion that is formed on one end of the first main body portion and is to be brought into contact with a contact of the mating multiple coaxial connector, and a first leading portion that is extended from the other end of the first main body portion in a direction that is orthogonal to the first direction and directs toward a second direction. A plurality of the contact pairs are arranged in a third direction.
Abstract: A shell assembly includes a shell including a depression and a flange, which go around a circumference of the shell, and the shell assemblies are arranged in N rows×M columns and fixed to a housing. The housing includes: N×M pieces of insertion holes into which respective ends of the shell assemblies are inserted; an engagement portion that is formed on an inner surface of each of the insertion holes on a position, which is closer to an obliquely-adjacent insertion hole of the insertion holes, and is engaged with the depression; and a slit that is formed by cutting the housing in a direction orthogonal to an extension direction of the insertion holes and includes a first groove and a second groove formed on an inner surface thereof.
Abstract: Provided is a connector module that is highly durable and that also allows easy position alignment with a connection target instrument while maintaining high shielding performance. The connector module includes a connector case and a connector inserted in the connector case. The connector includes a contact, a holder, a conductive tubular shell, a housing and a conductive shield case. The shield case includes a first member having an elastic portion and a second member in the form of a bottomed tube. The first member forms an elastic piece contactable with the second member. Fixing of the connector case to a main body case via a fastener member causes, in the connector, elastic deformation of the elastic piece, resulting in decrease in a gap between the first member and the second member, consequently in establishment of electrical connection between the first member and the second member.
Abstract: A unidirectional microphone includes: a case having a shape of a bottomed cylinder and including a sound hole in a bottom thereof; a ring-shaped diaphragm fixed to the bottom in the case; a vibrating membrane stretched on the diaphragm; a backplate which has a shape of a bottomed cylinder and is housed in the case in a nested manner such that an air gap to serve as a sound propagation path is formed between the backplate and an inner surface of the case, the backplate including an aperture serving as a sound propagation path in a side face thereof; a spacer positioned between the diaphragm and the backplate to fix the diaphragm and the backplate, and including a notch serving as a sound propagation path in a portion thereof; and a base plate covering a top opening of the case and including a hole serving as a sound propagation path.
Abstract: A capacitive sensor including a substrate, detection and drive electrodes, and a controller. The substrate includes one or a plurality of insulating layers including first and second faces. The detection electrode includes mutually electrically connected detection lines arrayed at spaced intervals on the first face. The drive electrode includes mutually electrically connected drive lines each arranged on the first or second face and located between adjacent two of the detection lines. When a target approaches the detection electrode being charged and discharged by the controller, the approach causes a change in a first capacitance between the detection electrode and the target. When a target approaches the detection and drive electrodes while the controller is supplying drive pulses to the drive electrode, the approach causes a change in a second capacitance between the detection electrode and the drive electrode. The controller detects the target referring to changes in the first and second capacitances.
Abstract: A seat belt attachment/detachment detection switch comprises: a printed circuit board including a circuit for detecting attachment/detachment of a seat belt; a movable plate configured to slidably move along with insertion of a tongue plate of the seat belt; a rotor including a lever coupled to the movable plate, the rotor being rotatably attached to the printed circuit board to rotate as the tongue plate is pushed into a buckle; and an electric brush attached to the surface of the rotor that faces the printed circuit board, the electric brush having leg parts that change a state of contact/non-contact with a conductive part of the circuit in accordance with a rotating state of the rotor.
Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator including a coil; a non-movable part constituted by a magnetic substance and disposed on one side relative to the coil; and a movable part including a permanent magnet on the other side relative to the coil. Applying a current to the coil alternately generates first and third driving forces to move the magnet and the movable part to one and the other sides in a first direction relative to the coil and the non-movable part. As the movable part moves from a neutral position to the one side in the first direction, a portion of the magnet positioned on the one side in the first direction relative to the first end of the first non-movable part gradually enlarges and is magnetically attracted toward the non-movable part.
Abstract: A microphone assembly comprises a circuit board, a microphone element connected to the circuit board, an external connection interface connected to the circuit board, and hot melt that is formed to cover the circuit board, the microphone element, and the external connection interface and has a hole formed to expose a part of the back side of the circuit board or the sound receiving part of the microphone element.
Abstract: A touch sensing device including a housing, a movable part, a covering, and a lifting actuator. The movable part is relatively movable within an opening of the housing relative to an edge portion of the opening, between first and second heights. The covering includes a flexible layer covering at least the edge portion and the movable part. The flexible layer includes first and second portions directly or indirectly fixed to the edge portion and to the movable part, respectively. The flexible layer can partly flex and stretch or partly shrink in accordance with a relative movement of the second portion relative to the first portion, from a third height to a fourth height, or vice versa. The lifting actuator can move the movable part or the edge portion to relatively move the movable part, from the first height to the second height, or vice versa, relative to the edge portion.
October 19, 2021
Date of Patent:
September 13, 2022
Masato Shimizu, Naoki Toyota, Hitoshi Ao
Abstract: A microphone includes a tubular case having a bottom surface, a side surface and an opened top, a substrate which is fixed so as to block an opening portion of the opened top of the case, and has an electrode portion on an upper surface thereof, and a side-surface sound hole formed in the side surface of the case.
Abstract: A microphone unit including a tubular case having an opened top and an opened bottom, a waterproof film made of metal that has a thickness of 0.01 mm or more and 0.05 mm or less, a hardness of 100 HV or more, a proof stress of 70 N/mm2 or more, and a tensile strength of 350 N/mm2 or more, the waterproof film being fixed to the bottom of the case so as to block an opening part of the bottom of the case, a substrate arranged in the case, a microphone mounted on the substrate, and a sealing member that seals an opening part of the top of the case.
Abstract: A proximity sensor including a first substrate, a second substrate, a first connecting member, at least one first electrode, and a detection part. The first substrate is disposed in the vicinity of a first detection space. The second substrate is disposed on an opposite side of the first substrate to the first detection space. The second substrate faces the first substrate. The first connecting member connects the first substrate and the second substrate. The at least one first electrode is provided on the first substrate and configured such that a signal from the at least one first electrode changes in response to a change in a first capacitance caused by a detection target approaching to the first detection space. The detection part is provided on the second substrate and configured to detect the approach of the detection target based on the signal from the at least one first electrode.
Abstract: An electronic component module including a fixing part, a function part housed in, or fixed to, the fixing part, at least one connection line, and at least one protrusion on the function part or the fixing part. The fixing part includes an abutting face, an outer face extending from an end of the abutting face in a direction including a component of a first direction, and an edge line along which the abutting and outer faces meet. The connection line is flexible, electrically connected to the function part, positioned on a second direction side relative to the abutting face, and configured to be led out in a third direction from an inside to an outside relative to the edge line. The protrusion extends at least partly in the third direction and is positioned at least partly on the first direction side relative to the connection line in the led-out state.
February 27, 2020
Date of Patent:
July 19, 2022
Toshiaki Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Kawaguchi, Masahide Suzuki, Kota Onoyama, Jun Miyajima
Abstract: The present invention provides a substrate that is highly resistant to ESD, on which a reverse sound hole type MEMS microphone can be mounted. The substrate has one surface connected to a MEMS microphone, and comprises a substrate sound hole that penetrates through the substrate and communicates with a sound hole of the MEMS microphone, and a GND pad disposed around the substrate sound hole on another surface of the substrate.
Abstract: The invention provides a shield shell that allows easy insertion of a circuit board or other insulator into the shield shell. A shield shell 300 includes a shell body 310 and first and second position restrictors 320a and 320b. The first position restrictor 320a is provided at an edge portion 315 of an insertion port 310 of the shell body 310 and is located inside the insertion port 315. The second position restrictor 320b is provided in the shell body 310 so as to oppose the first position restrictor 320b with a spacing in a Z-Z? direction. A distance in the Z-Z? direction from the first position restrictor 320a to the second position restrictor 320b is substantially equal to, or slightly larger than, a distance in the Z-Z? direction from a first face 101 to a second face 102 of a circuit board 100.
Abstract: A method for manufacturing a three-dimensional structure including: preparing a first structure including a fixing face; fixing a plastic layer to the fixing face of the first structure; preparing a conductive wire; and operating an ultrasonic head to apply ultrasonic waves to the conductive wire and to press the conductive wire against the plastic layer, and thereby partly embedding the conductive wire into the plastic layer.