Patents by Inventor Akio Konishi

Akio Konishi 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).

  • Patent number: 11117984
    Abstract: Provided are a novel catalyst component for producing an ?-olefin (co)polymer, and a production method using the same. A metal complex is obtainable by contacting a compound represented by the general formula [I] or [II] with a transition metal compound containing a transition metal belonging to 9th to 11th group: wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 represent (i) hydrogen, (ii) a halogen, (iii) a linear alkyl or the like, or (iv) OR9 or the like; R5 and R6 represent a linear alkyl group or the like; any one of R1-R6 may have a heteroatom or a heteroatom containing group; E1 represents phosphorus, arsenic or antimony; X1 represents oxygen or sulfur; Z represents hydrogen or a leaving group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, JAPAN POLYCHEM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyoko Nozaki, Shingo Ito, Wen-Jie Tao, Yohei Konishi, Hisashi Ohtaki, Yasuo Oishi, Akio Tanna, Takao Tayano
  • Patent number: 11107969
    Abstract: A piezoelectric drive device includes: a vibrating body having a first surface and a second surface provided with a recessed portion; and a piezoelectric element provided on the first surface. The recessed portion and the piezoelectric element have an overlap region when viewed in a normal direction of the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Tomohisa Iwazaki, Yutaka Arakawa, Akio Konishi, Yuichiro Tsuyuki
  • Patent number: 10955265
    Abstract: An encoder scale includes a tabular base material and an optical pattern provided above one surface of the base material, a first region and a second region being disposed side by side above the optical pattern. The first region includes a resin layer disposed above the base material and including photosensitive resin and a metal film disposed above the resin layer and formed of a metal material. The surface of the first region is configured mainly by a first surface having a normal line in the thickness direction of the base material. The surface of the second region is configured mainly by a second surface inclined with respect to the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Akio Konishi
  • Patent number: 10782160
    Abstract: An encoder scale includes a plate-shaped base mount and an optical pattern that is provided on one surface of the base mount and has alternately arranged first regions and second regions. The first regions are each primarily formed of a first surface a normal to which extends in the thickness direction of the base mount, and the second regions are each primarily formed of a second surface that inclines with respect to the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Konishi, Yutaka Arakawa
  • Publication number: 20200075835
    Abstract: A piezoelectric drive device includes a vibrating part, and a control unit that controls vibration of the vibrating part, wherein the vibrating part includes a piezoelectric material having a first surface and a second surface in a front-back relation, a drive electrode having a first electrode arranged at the first surface and a second electrode arranged at the second surface, and vibrating the piezoelectric material when a drive signal from the control unit is input to the second electrode, and a detection electrode having a third electrode arranged at the first surface and a fourth electrode arranged at the second surface, and outputting a detection signal according to the vibration of the piezoelectric material to the control unit via the fourth electrode, and the first electrode and the third electrode are separated on the first surface, and the second electrode and the fourth electrode are separated on the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Kiichi KAJINO, Tomoaki TAKAHASHI, Akio KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20190280185
    Abstract: A piezoelectric driving device includes a vibrating portion including a piezoelectric element for driving and a piezoelectric element for detection and vibrating by driving of the piezoelectric element for driving, a drive circuit that generates a drive signal for driving the piezoelectric element for driving, and a detection circuit that detects vibration of the vibrating portion based on a detection signal output from the piezoelectric element for detection with the vibration of the vibrating portion, wherein the piezoelectric element for detection is placed in an area containing a center of the vibrating portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Tomoaki TAKAHASHI, Akio KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20190157991
    Abstract: A piezoelectric driving device includes a first substrate having cleavability, and a piezoelectric element placed above the first substrate, wherein a cleavage direction of the first substrate and a direction in which a shear force is applied do not coincide in a plan view of the first substrate. Further, an angle formed by the cleavage direction of the first substrate and the direction in which the shear force is applied is equal to or larger than 20° in the plan view of the first substrate. Furthermore, the first substrate contains silicon single crystal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka ARAKAWA, Akio KONISHI, Tomoaki TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190128706
    Abstract: An encoder scale includes a tabular base material and an optical pattern provided above one surface of the base material, a first region and a second region being disposed side by side above the optical pattern. The first region includes a resin layer disposed above the base material and including photosensitive resin and a metal film disposed above the resin layer and formed of a metal material. The surface of the first region is configured mainly by a first surface having a normal line in the thickness direction of the base material. The surface of the second region is configured mainly by a second surface inclined with respect to the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventor: Akio KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20190128707
    Abstract: An optical scale includes a tabular base material and an optical pattern provided above a principal plane of the base material and including a first region where a resin layer including photosensitive resin is formed and a second region where the resin layer is not formed. The optical pattern includes a pigment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Akio KONISHI, Fuyumi TAKATA, Noboru FURUYA
  • Publication number: 20190103550
    Abstract: A piezoelectric actuator includes a vibration portion, a support portion that is integrally configured with the vibration portion and supports the vibration portion, and a piezoelectric element that is disposed on the vibration portion. The piezoelectric element includes a piezoelectric film including columnar crystal grains extending in a thickness direction. When a thickness of the piezoelectric film is referred to as T [?m] and an average diameter of the crystal grains in the width direction is referred to as D [?m], T/D is within a range of 10 to 100. The thickness T of the piezoelectric film is larger than or equal to 2 ?m. A standard deviation of diameters of the crystal grains in the width direction is less than or equal to 1.8 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Tomokazu KOBAYASHI, Mitsumi KISHIDA, Akio KONISHI
  • Patent number: 10249811
    Abstract: A piezoelectric driving device includes a vibrating plate, and a piezoelectric vibrating body including a substrate, and piezoelectric elements provided on the substrate. The piezoelectric element includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a piezoelectric body, and the first electrode, the piezoelectric body, and the second electrode are laminated in this order on the substrate. The piezoelectric vibrating body is installed on the vibrating plate so that the piezoelectric element is interposed between the substrate and the vibrating plate. A wiring pattern including a first wiring corresponding to the first electrode and a second wiring corresponding to the second electrode is formed on the vibrating plate, the first electrode and the first wiring are connected to each other through a first laminated conducting portion, and the second electrode and the second wiring are connected to each other through a second laminated conducting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohisa Iwazaki, Akio Konishi, Kiichi Kajino, Koichi Kamijo, Osamu Miyazawa, Yutaka Arakawa, Daisuke Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190097120
    Abstract: A piezoelectric driving device includes a substrate, a first insulating film disposed on the substrate, a piezoelectric element for driving disposed on the first insulating film and configured to vibrate the substrate, a piezoelectric element for detection configured to detect the vibration of the substrate, a wire for driving electrically connected to the piezoelectric element for driving, a wire for detection electrically connected to the piezoelectric element for detection, and a lower layer wire disposed between the first insulating film and the substrate and set to fixed potential. At least one of the wire for driving and the wire for detection overlaps at least a part of the lower layer wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Akio KONISHI, Kiichi KAJINO
  • Patent number: 10195737
    Abstract: A piezoelectric drive device includes a vibrating body, a support portion formed integrally with the vibrating body, and a piezoelectric element formed of a first electrode film, a piezoelectric body film, and a second electrode film on at least one surface of the vibrating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Arakawa, Akio Konishi, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Osamu Miyazawa, Tomohisa Iwazaki, Yuichiro Tsuyuki
  • Patent number: 10147866
    Abstract: A piezoelectric driving device includes a vibrating plate and a piezoelectric vibrator provided on the vibrating plate. The piezoelectric vibrator has a first electrode, a second electrode, and a piezoelectric body located between the first electrode and the second electrode, and a thickness of the piezoelectric body is within a range from 50 nm to 20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Miyazawa, Akio Konishi
  • Patent number: 10139648
    Abstract: A lens barrel includes a first frame body, a second frame body, a support frame, and a retracting lens frame. The support frame is supported by the second frame body and moves with respect to the second frame body within a first plane for image blur correction in an imaging enabled state, the first plane being perpendicular to an optical axis. The retracting lens frame moves around a retraction shaft during a transition period between an imaging enabled state and a housed state, the retraction shaft being substantially parallel to the optical axis. The support frame has a protrusion which comes into contact with a groove included in the first frame body and restricts a movable range of the support frame in the first plane and a second plane that is parallel to the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Konishi, Takumi Kuwahara, Tetsuya Uno, Fumio Shinano
  • Publication number: 20180313672
    Abstract: An encoder scale includes a plate-shaped base mount and an optical pattern that is provided on one surface of the base mount and has alternately arranged first regions and second regions. The first regions are each primarily formed of a first surface a normal to which extends in the thickness direction of the base mount, and the second regions are each primarily formed of a second surface that inclines with respect to the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Akio KONISHI, Yutaka ARAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180226561
    Abstract: A piezoelectric drive device includes: a vibrating body having a first surface and a second surface provided with a recessed portion; and a piezoelectric element provided on the first surface. The recessed portion and the piezoelectric element have an overlap region when viewed in a normal direction of the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Tomohisa IWAZAKI, Yutaka ARAKAWA, Akio KONISHI, Yuichiro TSUYUKI
  • Patent number: 9985555
    Abstract: A piezoelectric driving device includes a piezoelectric body; an electrode provided on the piezoelectric body; and a driving circuit which applies a driving voltage to the electrode, wherein the piezoelectric body has a thickness of 0.05 ?m to 20 ?m, and the driving voltage is a voltage obtained by adding an offset voltage to a fluctuating voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuharu Hashimoto, Akio Konishi
  • Patent number: 9917238
    Abstract: A thermoelectric element includes a p-type/n-type semiconductor element having an upper end surface and a lower end surface, a lower electrode that is joined to the lower end surface of the p-type/n-type semiconductor element to connect the p-type/n-type semiconductor element and another n-type/p-type semiconductor element adjacently thereto and has an area less than that of the lower end surface in a joint region therebetween. A joint portion is made of a solder and has a surface joint part joining the lower end surface of the p-type/n-type semiconductor element and a surface of the lower electrode while the lower end surface of the p-type/n-type semiconductor element and the surface of the lower electrode are opposed to each other A fillet part is formed to fill a space produced between intersecting surfaces, i.e., the lower end surface and a lateral side of the lower electrode, and composes a step part formed by the lower end surface and the lower electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: KELK LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuoki Konnai, Akio Konishi
  • Publication number: 20180062065
    Abstract: A vibrator includes a vibrating part including a pair of vibrating plates and a piezoelectric material provided between the pair of vibrating plates, a supporting part including a pair of supporting plates and an interplate portion provided between the pair of supporting plates, and a wire provided in the vibrating part and the supporting part, wherein the wire is exposed from the supporting part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Yutaka ARAKAWA, Noboru FURUYA, Akio KONISHI