Patents by Inventor Akiko Saito

Akiko Saito 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: 20230002662
    Abstract: A cold storage material, which has a large specific heat and a small magnetization in an extremely low temperature region and has satisfactory manufacturability, is provided, and a method for manufacturing the same is provided. Further, a refrigerator having high efficiency and excellent cooling performance is provided by filling this refrigerator with the above-described cold storage material. Moreover, a device incorporating a superconducting coil capable of reducing influence of magnetic noise derived from a cold storage material is provided. The cold storage material of embodiments is a granular body composed of an intermetallic compound in which the ThCr2Si2-type structure 11 occupies 80% by volume or more, and has a crystallite size of 70 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro KAWAMOTO, Tomoko EGUCHI, Tomohiro YAMASHITA, Masaya HAGIWARA, Akiko SAITO, Daichi USUI
  • Publication number: 20230002663
    Abstract: A cold storage material, which has a large specific heat and a small magnetization in an extremely low temperature region and has satisfactory manufacturability, is provided, and a method for manufacturing the same is provided. Further, a refrigerator having high efficiency and excellent cooling performance is provided by filling this refrigerator with the above-described cold storage material. Moreover, a device incorporating a superconducting coil capable of reducing influence of magnetic noise derived from a cold storage material is provided. The cold storage material of embodiments is a granular body composed of an intermetallic compound in which the ThCr2Si2-type structure 11 occupies 80% by volume or more, and has a crystallite size of 70 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro KAWAMOTO, Tomoko EGUCHI, Tomohiro YAMASHITA, Masaya HAGIWARA, Akiko SAITO, Daichi USUI
  • Patent number: 11208584
    Abstract: A heat regenerating material particle according to an embodiment includes a plurality of heat regenerating substance particles having a maximum volume specific heat value of 0.3 J/cm3·K or more at a temperature of 20 K or lower, and a binder bonding the heat regenerating substance particles, the binder containing water insoluble resin. The heat regenerating material particle has a particle diameter of 500 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yamashita, Takahiro Kawamoto, Tomoko Eguchi, Masaya Hagiwara, Akiko Saito, Takashi Kuboki
  • Publication number: 20210309904
    Abstract: A cold storage material, which has a large specific heat and a small magnetization in an extremely low temperature region and has satisfactory manufacturability, is provided, and a method for manufacturing the same is provided. Further, a refrigerator having high efficiency and excellent cooling performance is provided by filling this refrigerator with the above-described cold storage material. Moreover, a device incorporating a superconducting coil capable of reducing influence of magnetic noise derived from a cold storage material is provided. The cold storage material of embodiments is a granular body composed of an intermetallic compound in which the ThCr2Si2-type structure 11 occupies 80% by volume or more, and has a crystallite size of 70 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro KAWAMOTO, Tomoko EGUCHI, Tomohiro YAMASHITA, Masaya HAGIWARA, Akiko SAITO, Daichi USUI
  • Publication number: 20200087558
    Abstract: A heat regenerating material particle according to an embodiment includes a plurality of heat regenerating substance particles having a maximum volume specific heat value of 0.3 J/cm3·K or more at a temperature of 20 K or lower, and a binder bonding the heat regenerating substance particles, the binder containing water insoluble resin. The heat regenerating material particle has a particle diameter of 500 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yamashita, Takahiro Kawamoto, Tomoko Eguchi, Masaya Hagiwara, Akiko Saito, Takashi Kuboki
  • Patent number: 10507654
    Abstract: A print element substrate and a liquid ejection head capable of suppressing degradation of a print quality caused by a white stripe/black stripe etc., is actualized without using a high degree of microfabrication technology. As a result of asymmetric deformation by swelling in a direction of relative movement to a print medium, print elements having different liquid droplet ejection directions are made to coexist and arrayed for that purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Saito, Takatsugu Moriya, Koichi Ishida, Tatsuya Yamada, Shuzo Iwanaga, Tomohiro Sato, Tomoki Ishiwata
  • Patent number: 10427413
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a plurality of liquid chambers each including an energy generating element that generates energy for ejecting a liquid, an ejection opening that ejects the liquid, and a liquid supply opening that supplies the liquid, the liquid flowing in a first direction in the plurality of liquid chambers, and the plurality of liquid chambers being arranged in a second direction that intersects the first direction, and a plurality of first side walls that extend in the first direction and that form walls on both sides of the plurality of liquid chambers. In the liquid ejection head, each of the plurality of first side walls includes a fragmenting portion that fragments each of the plurality of first side walls in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akiko Saito, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10421276
    Abstract: A printing element substrate includes a substrate, an energy generating element, and an ejection-port formed member. The energy generating element is disposed on one surface of the substrate and configured to generate energy for use in ejecting liquid. The ejection-port formed member includes ejection ports that eject the liquid. A protrusion protruding toward inside of each of the ejection ports is provided on an inner surface of the ejection port. In a surface of the ejection-port formed member remote from the substrate, a tip portion of the protrusion is positioned closer to the substrate than an outer periphery of the ejection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akiko Saito, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Takatsugu Moriya, Koichi Ishida, Tatsuya Yamada, Shuzo Iwanaga, Ayako Iwasaki, Tomoki Ishiwata, Tomohiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10393412
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a cryogenic regenerator material containing as the main constituent at least one compound (A) containing at least one metallic element M and at least one non-metallic element X selected from O, S, N and F. The compound (A) in the cryogenic regenerator material has a half width of a main peak of 0.2 degrees or more obtained by the powder X-ray diffraction measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masaki Endo, Akiko Saito, Koichi Harada, Norihiro Tomimatsu
  • Patent number: 10336091
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes: a substrate, where a recording element is disposed; and a discharge orifice forming member, where a discharge orifice, facing the recording element, and configured to discharge the liquid, is formed. The liquid discharge head has a pressure chamber, a first liquid channel configured to supply liquid to the pressure chamber, and a second liquid channel configured to recover liquid from the pressure chamber. The substrate has a liquid supply channel connected to the first liquid channel to supply liquid to the first liquid channel, and a liquid recovery channel connected to the second liquid channel, to recover liquid from the second liquid channel. Pressure at an inlet portion of the liquid supply channel is higher than pressure at an outlet portion of the liquid recovery channel, and a flow velocity of liquid within the pressure chamber is 3 to 140 mm/s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Shintaro Kasai, Shuzo Iwanaga, Akiko Saito, Koichi Ishida, Takatsugu Moriya
  • Patent number: 10293607
    Abstract: A recording element board includes a discharge orifice configured to discharge liquid, a pressure chamber communicating with the discharge orifice, a recording element configured to generate thermal energy to cause bubbling of the liquid, the recording element being disposed in the pressure chamber facing the discharge orifice, and a substrate on which the recording element is formed. When the recording element is driven and the liquid of within the pressure chamber is discharged, a generated bubble communicates with the atmosphere. A discharge orifice projection region where the discharge orifice has been projected on the substrate includes a region includes a region extending beyond a heat-generating region projection region where the heat-generating region of the recording element has been projected on the substrate, the outline of the discharge orifice projection region is circumscribed by the outline of the heat-generating region projection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takatsugu Moriya, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Saito, Koichi Ishida, Tatsuya Yamada, Shinji Kishikawa, Takayuki Sekine, Shuzo Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 10201972
    Abstract: A recording element substrate includes: a substrate on which a plurality of energy generating elements that generate energy used for ejecting liquid are arranged side by side, an ejection port forming member in which ejection ports are formed at positions corresponding to the plurality of energy generating elements, a plurality of supply passages which are channels extending in a thickness direction of the substrate and through which liquid is supplied to the energy generating elements, and a support member that is formed between the substrate and the ejection port forming member and supports the ejection port forming member, in which supply ports that are apertures of the plurality of supply passages are linearly arranged side by side on the substrate, and a plurality of support members are provided side by side between adjacent supply ports on the substrate in a direction in which the supply ports are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akiko Saito, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Takatsugu Moriya, Koichi Ishida, Shinji Kishikawa, Takayuki Sekine, Shuzo Iwanaga, Tatsuya Yamada
  • Patent number: 10195850
    Abstract: An element substrate includes a substrate including a supply port configured to supply liquid, and a discharge port forming member including a discharge port configured to discharge the liquid supplied from the supply port. The discharge port forming member includes a liquid flow path communicating between the discharge port and the supply port on a surface opposed to a surface where the discharge port is provided. The discharge port forming member includes thick film portions and thin film portions in a region where the liquid flow path is formed. The thick film portions are lined up in a first direction so as to sandwich the discharge port therebetween and thicker than an adjacent portion adjacent to the discharge port. The thin film portions are lined up in a second direction intersecting with the first direction so as to sandwich the discharge port therebetween and thinner than the adjacent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shintaro Kasai, Akiko Saito
  • Patent number: 10195848
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a recording element configured to generate thermal energy and a discharge orifice disposed at a position facing the recording element. A bubble is generated in liquid by the thermal energy, liquid between the bubble and the discharge orifice is discharged from the discharge orifice by the pressure of the generated bubble, and the bubble communicates with the atmosphere on the outside of the discharge orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Shintaro Kasai, Akiko Saito, Shinji Kishikawa, Takayuki Sekine, Shuzo Iwanaga, Takatsugu Moriya, Koichi Ishida, Tatsuya Yamada
  • Patent number: 10183490
    Abstract: A discharge port array is inclined to a second direction B at an angle ? that satisfies a relation of tan ?=d2/(N×d1), where d1 is a distance between discharge ports within the discharge port array in the second direction B, and d2 is a distance between two adjacent discharge ports within each group in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sato, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Saito, Takatsugu Moriya, Koichi Ishida, Tatsuya Yamada, Shuzo Iwanaga, Shingo Okushima
  • Patent number: 10166771
    Abstract: A liquid ejection method includes ejecting liquid from an ejection opening, using a liquid ejection head including a heating surface configured to heat the liquid and the ejection opening corresponding to the heating surface, by heating the liquid with the heating surface to produce a bubble communicating with air through the ejection opening such that at least a part of the heating surface is exposed to the air through the ejection opening, wherein the liquid is heated with the heating surface for 0.5 microseconds or shorter to produce a bubble communicating with the air through the ejection opening such that at least a part of the heating surface is exposed to the air through the ejection opening, in order to eject the liquid from the ejection opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Saito, Shinji Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 10112387
    Abstract: A liquid discharging head includes a discharge port that discharges a liquid, a pressure chamber that communicates with the discharge port, and an energy generating element that is disposed in the pressure chamber. In the liquid discharging head, the discharge port is provided with a plurality of projections that project towards a central portion of the discharge port from an inner peripheral edge of the discharge port, and an interval between the projections at a location where the projections are closest to each other is 5 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takatsugu Moriya, Shuzo Iwanaga, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Saito, Tatsuya Yamada, Tomohiro Sato, Ayako Iwasaki, Tomoki Ishiwata, Koichi Ishida
  • Patent number: 10101061
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a cryogenic regenerator material contains a silver oxide. A molar ratio of silver atoms to oxygen atoms contained in the cryogenic regenerator material: Ag/O is 1.0 or more and 4.0 or less. The cryogenic regenerator material contains at least one selected from AgO, Ag2O and Ag3O as the silver oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tomoko Eguchi, Akiko Saito
  • Patent number: 10040288
    Abstract: A liquid ejection module and a liquid ejection head capable of suppressing unevenness in printing are provided. Accordingly, openings are disposed so that a center position of at least one of openings in a plurality of ejection opening rows is not disposed on the same line extending in a print medium movement direction in a relative movement with respect to center positions of the other openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takatsugu Moriya, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Saito, Koichi Ishida, Tatsuya Yamada, Shuzo Iwanaga, Ayako Tozuka, Tomoki Ishiwata, Tomohiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20180162130
    Abstract: A liquid ejection module and a liquid ejection head capable of suppressing unevenness in printing are provided. Accordingly, openings are disposed so that a center position of at least one of openings in a plurality of ejection opening rows is not disposed on the same line extending in a print medium movement direction in a relative movement with respect to center positions of the other openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Takatsugu Moriya, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Saito, Koichi Ishida, Tatsuya Yamada, Shuzo Iwanaga, Ayako Tozuka, Tomoki Ishiwata, Tomohiro Sato