Patents by Inventor Akio Nakayama

Akio Nakayama 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: 20210013481
    Abstract: To provide a battery stack forming apparatus and a battery stack forming method that are capable of stacking electric cells with the electric cells accurately maintained in positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Envision AESC Japan Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Kuwata, Takuro Kajitani, Hirotaka Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10788447
    Abstract: A liquid analyzer is one that performs analysis in a state of being immersed in a flowing analysis target liquid, and in order to simply make a good/bad determination and increase reliability, includes: a sensor adapted to, in a state where a responsive membrane is immersed in the flowing analysis target liquid, sense a predetermined component contained in the analysis target liquid; an analysis mechanism adapted to analyze the analysis target liquid with use of voltage generated in the sensor; and a resistance measurement mechanism adapted to, in the state where the responsive membrane is immersed in the flowing analysis target liquid, apply DC voltage to the responsive membrane to measure the resistance of the responsive membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: HORIBA ADVANCED TECHNO CO., LTD., HORIBA, LTD., TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT
    Inventors: Akio Nakayama, Rumiko Furuya, Akio Ishii, Yasuto Kaba, Yuichi Ito, Susumu Yamauchi, Hiroaki Murakami, Atsushi Senda
  • Publication number: 20200213504
    Abstract: A radiation imaging system comprises a radiation imaging apparatus having a plurality of imaging modes, and a control apparatus configured to control imaging of a radiation image with respect to the radiation imaging apparatus. The radiation imaging system comprises: an obtaining unit configured to obtain information with respect to a communication state between the radiation imaging apparatus and the control apparatus; and a display control unit configured to cause a display unit of at least one of the radiation imaging apparatus and the control apparatus to display information indicating a margin in the communication state based on an imaging mode of the radiation imaging apparatus and the information with respect to the communication state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Akio Saigusa, Akiya Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20200155108
    Abstract: A radiation imaging system is provided. The system comprises: an imaging unit including a plurality of pixels configured to generate a radiation image and a detection unit configured to detect incident radiation to perform exposure control; an irradiation control unit configured to control radiation irradiation by a radiation source, an obtainment unit configured to obtain a delay time of communication between the imaging unit and the irradiation control unit; and a determination unit. The determination unit determines, based on a radiation irradiation condition set by an operator and the delay time obtained by the obtainment unit, whether to permit imaging by exposure control using a signal output from the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Akio Saigusa, Akiya Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20200069123
    Abstract: A needle screw fitted to a compressed fluid supply part that is provided on a nozzle main body of a dust removing device adjusts the jet flow rate of a first compressed fluid from a jet nozzle by adjusting the flow path area of a first fluid supply path. Meanwhile, the suction flow rate of a second compressed fluid to be discharged into a discharge flow path is adjusted by adjusting the flow path area of a second fluid supply path by turning a nozzle main body-side adjustment screw that is provided on the nozzle main body and a suction nozzle-side adjustment screw that is provided on a suction nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshifumi OHTSU, Toru NAKAYAMA, Shigeyuki EGUCHI, Koichi KONNO, Junichi INABA, Akio SAITOH, Koji SUGANO, Yosuke SHIRAI, Masayoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10274454
    Abstract: To measure target component concentration in a liquid with higher accuracy without any dedicated apparatus or skill, a method is adapted to include: receiving a successive measurement value obtained by performing successive measurement of the target component concentration with use of a first measurement device immersed in the liquid; receiving a batch measurement value obtained by, with use of a second measurement device, performing batch measurement of the target component concentration in a part sampled from the liquid; and, when the batch measurement value is received, successively calculating a correlation value indicating the correlation between multiple successive measurement values and multiple batch measurement values respectively obtained in mutually corresponding multiple times of successive measurement and multiple times of batch measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: HORIBA, LTD., HORIBA ADVANCED TECHNO, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Nakayama, Rumiko Furuya, Yuichi Ito, Akio Ishii, Yuji Gyoten, Yoshitake Ando, Hiroaki Murakami
  • Publication number: 20170322178
    Abstract: A liquid analyzer is one that performs analysis in a state of being immersed in a flowing analysis target liquid, and in order to simply make a good/bad determination and increase reliability, includes: a sensor adapted to, in a state where a responsive membrane is immersed in the flowing analysis target liquid, sense a predetermined component contained in the analysis target liquid; an analysis mechanism adapted to analyze the analysis target liquid with use of voltage generated in the sensor; and a resistance measurement mechanism adapted to, in the state where the responsive membrane is immersed in the flowing analysis target liquid, apply DC voltage to the responsive membrane to measure the resistance of the responsive membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Akio Nakayama, Rumiko Furuya, Akio Ishii, Yasuto Kaba, Yuichi Ito, Susumu Yamauchi, Hiroaki Murakami, Atsushi Senda
  • Publication number: 20170234826
    Abstract: To measure target component concentration in a liquid with higher accuracy without any dedicated apparatus or skill, a method is adapted to include: receiving a successive measurement value obtained by performing successive measurement of the target component concentration with use of a first measurement device immersed in the liquid; receiving a batch measurement value obtained by, with use of a second measurement device, performing batch measurement of the target component concentration in a part sampled from the liquid; and, when the batch measurement value is received, successively calculating a correlation value indicating the correlation between multiple successive measurement values and multiple batch measurement values respectively obtained in mutually corresponding multiple times of successive measurement and multiple times of batch measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Akio Nakayama, Rumiko Furuya, Yuichi Ito, Akio Ishii, Yuji Gyoten, Yoshitake Ando, Hiroaki Murakami
  • Patent number: 9257081
    Abstract: A two-screen display device, in which an increase of production cost can be suppressed while the same resolution as an image of a usual (one-screen display) device is maintained, is provided. In a liquid crystal display panel of the two-screen display device, each of a first sub-pixel for first image and a second sub-pixel for second image has an aspect ratio of about 6:1. A source line supplies an image signal to both the first sub-pixel and the second sub-pixel. Each row of the sub-pixel includes a gate line (first gate line) that drives the first sub-pixel and a gate line (second gate line) that drives the second sub-pixel. An opening of a parallax barrier is disposed in a region between the first sub-pixel and the second sub-pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Nakayama, Yoshimitsu Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9188805
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes: first and second transparent substrates located such that inner main surfaces face each other with a gap being provided therebetween and a liquid crystal layer is held between the substrates; a parallax barrier provided on an outer main surface of the first transparent substrate and optically separating pixels displaying an image into pixels visually recognized in a specific direction and pixels visually recognized in another specific direction; and a plurality of switching elements, arrayed on the inner main surface of the second transparent substrate, for applying voltage to drive the liquid crystal; wherein the parallax barrier includes a plurality of transmissive portions arrayed to transmit light and a plurality of light blocking portions provided respectively around the transmissive portions to block light, and each of the light blocking portions includes two or more layered light blocking films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Syuuichi Kira, Akio Nakayama, Kazushi Yamayoshi
  • Patent number: 8687132
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a display device according to one aspect of the present invention is a method of manufacturing a display device including a liquid crystal interposed between a CF substrate and a TFT substrate that are opposed to each other, the method including the steps of: bonding the CF substrate and the TFT substrate each having a mother substrate shape to form a cell substrate from which at least one panel is to be cut out; forming, after formation of the cell substrate, a parallax barrier layer for separating a display image on an outer side of the cell substrate at a side of one of the CF substrate and the TFT substrate; and dividing, after formation of the parallax barrier layer, the cell substrate into at least one panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Akio Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20130335657
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes: first and second transparent substrates located such that inner main surfaces face each other with a gap being provided therebetween and a liquid crystal layer is held between the substrates; a parallax barrier provided on an outer main surface of the first transparent substrate and optically separating pixels displaying an image into pixels visually recognized in a specific direction and pixels visually recognized in another specific direction; and a plurality of switching elements, arrayed on the inner main surface of the second transparent substrate, for applying voltage to drive the liquid crystal; wherein the parallax barrier includes a plurality of transmissive portions arrayed to transmit light and a plurality of light blocking portions provided respectively around the transmissive portions to block light, and each of the light blocking portions includes two or more layered light blocking films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Syuuichi KIRA, Akio NAKAYAMA, Kazushi YAMAYOSHI
  • Publication number: 20130155034
    Abstract: A two-screen display device, in which an increase of production cost can be suppressed while the same resolution as an image of a usual (one-screen display) device is maintained, is provided. In a liquid crystal display panel of the two-screen display device, each of a first sub-pixel for first image and a second sub-pixel for second image has an aspect ratio of about 6:1. A source line supplies an image signal to both the first sub-pixel and the second sub-pixel. Each row of the sub-pixel includes a gate line (first gate line) that drives the first sub-pixel and a gate line (second gate line) that drives the second sub-pixel. An opening of a parallax barrier is disposed in a region between the first sub-pixel and the second sub-pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akio NAKAYAMA, Yoshimitsu ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20110149218
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a display device according to one aspect of the present invention is a method of manufacturing a display device including a liquid crystal interposed between a CF substrate and a TFT substrate that are opposed to each other, the method including the steps of: bonding the CF substrate and the TFT substrate each having a mother substrate shape to form a cell substrate from which at least one panel is to be cut out; forming, after formation of the cell substrate, a parallax barrier layer for separating a display image on an outer side of the cell substrate at a side of one of the CF substrate and the TFT substrate; and dividing, after formation of the parallax barrier layer, the cell substrate into at least one panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akio NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 7872698
    Abstract: In the display area of the TFT array substrate, a pixel electrode, a switching element connected to the pixel electrode, a gate line connected to the switching element and a source line connected to the switching element are formed. In the terminal forming area of the TFT substrate, a terminal electrode for connecting the gate line or source line to external signal source is formed. Around the terminal forming area, a first metallic line and a second metallic line are extended below the terminal electrode. The first metallic line and the second metallic line are connected to the terminal electrode via respective contact holes. The first metallic line and the second metallic line are in different layers interposing an insulating layer therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yukinobu Konishi, Akio Nakayama, Kazuhiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7671957
    Abstract: A TFT array substrate of a display device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a plurality of scanning signal lines formed in a display region; a plurality of display signal lines formed in the display region; a plurality of TFTs arraigned in matrix in the display region; a plurality of scanning lead-out lines arranged in a frame region formed outside the display region in accordance with the scanning signal lines; a gate insulating film formed on the plurality of scanning lead-out lines; and a first conductive layer formed on the gate insulating film and applied with a predetermined potential, the first conductive layer being formed to cover the plurality of scanning lead-out lines outside the sealing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori Aoki, Akio Nakayama, Manabu Tanahara
  • Patent number: 7630049
    Abstract: A display device having a substrate provided with a display region includes a lower layer film formed on the substrate, a transparent conductive thin film formed on the lower layer film and electrically connected thereto, and a protective film formed on the transparent conductive film in a region other than the display region to prevent malformation of the transparent conductive thin film and the lower layer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takafumi Hashiguchi, Akio Nakayama, Yasushi Matsui
  • Patent number: 7518601
    Abstract: An array substrate according to the invention includes an external terminal formed in the vicinity of an end portion of an insulating substrate so as to supply electric potential from the exterior to a driving circuit, a signal line monitoring terminal formed in parallel with the external terminal, a signal line branch terminal formed in such a way as to be connected to a signal line or to a signal line terminal, and an internal terminal associated with the signal line monitoring terminal, which is connected to the signal line monitoring terminal and connectable to a signal line branch terminal by an electrically conductive material and a bump of the driving circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Optrex Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Nakayama, Shuichi Iida
  • Patent number: 7408612
    Abstract: A display device comprises scan lines on a insulating substrate, signal lines intersecting with the scan lines with an insulating film interposed therebetween, a display area comprising pixel electrodes connected to the signal lines, a scan line driver circuit connected to the scan lines, a signal line driver circuit connected to the signal lines. The scan line driver circuit and the signal line driver circuit are mounted directly on the insulating substrate outside of the display area and close to one side of the display area. Lines connecting the scan line driver circuit and the signal line driver circuit are formed in an area in which the scan line driver circuit and the signal line driver circuit are mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Miyuki Hirosue, Akio Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20070296674
    Abstract: A TFT array substrate of a display device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a plurality of scanning signal lines formed in a display region; a plurality of display signal lines formed in the display region; a plurality of TFTs arraigned in matrix in the display region; a plurality of scanning lead-out lines arranged in a frame region formed outside the display region in accordance with the scanning signal lines; a gate insulating film formed on the plurality of scanning lead-out lines; and a first conductive layer formed on the gate insulating film and applied with a predetermined potential, the first conductive layer being formed to cover the plurality of scanning lead-out lines outside the sealing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori Aoki, Akio Nakayama, Manabu Tanahara