Patents by Inventor Akira Ashida

Akira Ashida 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: 5300197
    Abstract: A distillation apparatus includes a distillation unit for distilling feed water. The distillation unit includes an evaporation part, a condensation part and a hydrophobic porous membrane interposed between the evaporation part and the condensation part, which are integrated with one another. A heating unit for heating the feed water and a cooling portion for cooling distillate produced by distillation of the feed water are provided apart from the distillation unit. One or both of the heating unit and the cooling unit are provided with a heat pump. With this construction, an additional heater does not need to be provided, and the distillation unit and both of the heating unit and the cooling unit can be changed in size and performance independently of each other, so that the overall size of the distillation apparatus can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Mitani, Akira Ashida, Katsuya Ebara, Hideaki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 5021970
    Abstract: In a robot having a servo control section for driving an actuator, an arithmetic operating unit, memories, and input and output devices, a method and apparatus provide teaching data from one robot to another. First, there is detection of mechanism errors peculiar to a particular robot of interest. Standard position information obtained from the result of a teaching operation and compensation of the mechanism errors of another robot is used with the mechanism errors of the particular robot to calculate the corrected standard position information (teaching data for the particular robot). This information is derived by subtracting the mechansim errors of the particular robot from that standard position information to produce the teaching data for the particular robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunji Mohri, Akira Ashida
  • Patent number: 4538119
    Abstract: The present invention is a phase-locked circuit for use in digital circuits such as a high frequency clock generator, counter and memory. The circuit provides an output which is locked to the received input tone signal in both frequency and phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1985
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Ashida
  • Patent number: 4531223
    Abstract: This invention relates to a clock deriving system as described below. At a base radio station, data is converted to a Manchester code and modulated into an FM, PM or AM radio wave. This radio wave is received by the antenna of a radio receiving apparatus and amplified and demodulated by a radio receiver of the apparatus into the base band signal of the Manchester code form. This signal is amplified and sliced by a limiter amplifier and then supplied to a clock derivation circuit where a useful clock component is derived. This clock component is passed through a filter of a necessary clock frequency band, from which clock information is produced. This clock information is applied to a phase detector where the output clock signal from a digital PLL and the input clock information are compared in phase, that is, detection is made of whether the former is ahead of or behind the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1985
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Ashida
  • Patent number: 4514854
    Abstract: The level of a received data bit is detected at multiple instants which are determined by a clock signal having a frequency higher than that of the data bits to be received. Discrimination of the received data is carried out by considering the bit pattern of the preceding and succeeding bits with respect to the received data, on the basis of the count number of the multiple instants at which the detected levels of the received data bit fall within a specified condition. The reference level for the level detection at the multiple instants, the gate time for allowing the counting of the multiple instants and/or the threshold count number for the discrimination are altered to surely discriminate the levels of the received data bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1985
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Ashida
  • Patent number: 4426714
    Abstract: A clock deriving system is disclosed. At a base radio station, data is converted to a Manchester code and modulated into an FM, PM or AM radio wave. This radio wave is received by the antenna of a radio receiving apparatus and amplified and demodulated by radio receiver of the apparatus into the base band signal of the Manchester code form. This signal is amplified and sliced by a limiter amplifier and then supplied to a clock derivation circuit where an effective clock component is derived. This clock component is passed through a filter of a necessary clock frequency band, from which clock information is produced. This clock information is applied to a phase detector where the output clock signal from a digital PLL and the input clock information are compared in phase, that is, detection is made of whether the former is ahead of or behind the latter. If the former signal is ahead of the latter, the phase detector produces "1", whereas if the former is behind the latter, the detector produces "0".
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1984
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Ashida
  • Patent number: 4179197
    Abstract: A sound motion picture projection system which can be formed by a combination of a silent film projector and a sound recording and reproducing unit, wherein a silent film projector and a separate sound recording and reproducing unit are provided and minor modification is given to said silent film projector so that said silent film projector can be used as a projection unit only with said minor modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1979
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kuniyoshi Suzuki, Akira Ashida, Takashi Itani, Tateo Yamada, Masaya Maeda, Kiyoshi Takasashi, Hiroyuki Takimoto
  • Patent number: 4159167
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sound motion picture projection apparatus in which a head pad is urged by a spring member toward a film pressing position at which position the head pad presses a film against a magnetic head disposed along the sound recording and reproducing film path. The apparatus has a set mechanism of the self-holding type which sets the head pad against the urging force of the spring member to a film pressure releasing position at which position the head pad releases the pressing of the film, by the driving force of a driving motor and keeps the head pad to that position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1979
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kuniyoshi Suzaki, Akira Ashida, Takashi Itani, Tateo Yamada, Masaya Maeda, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Hiroyuki Takimoto
  • Patent number: 4148569
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lens unit construction for motion picture and other type projectors. The unit is provided with a motion picture projecting lens construction, a mantle cover to be fixed on the fixing position of the motion picture projector body, a guide device for slidingly guiding and holding the lens construction holding device on the device plate in such a manner that the construction holding device is slidable only along the direction of the optical axis of the lens construction and an adjusting device for operating the slide motion of the construction holding device. The construction holding device or the adjusting device is provided with a cam follower pin while the other is provided with a focus adjusting cam groove in which the cam follower pin is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kuniyoshi Suzaki, Akira Ashida, Takashi Itani, Tateo Yamada, Masaya Maeda, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Hiroyuki Takimoto
  • Patent number: 4148567
    Abstract: A sound motion picture projection apparatus provided with pressure pad means operable to press a film against magnetic sound recording and reproducing head means disposed along a path of the film for sound recording and/or reproduction. Urging means urge the pressure pad means toward its film pressing position. Externally operable means are provided for shifting the pressure pad means from its film pressing position to a released position against the urging force of the urging means. Releasable locking means are provided for holding the pressure pad means in the released position against the urging force of the urging means; and film detecting means are disposed in said sound film path behind the magnetic head means to detect introduction of the film into the sound film path and to release the locking of the pressure pad means by the locking means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kuniyoshi Suzaki, Akira Ashida, Takashi Itani, Tateo Yamada, Masaya Maeda, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Hiroyuki Takimoto
  • Patent number: 4143951
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cine-projector so designed as to carry out the motion picture projection, the still picture projection, the quick film feeding as well as winding up by simultaneously controling the first clutch mechanism for selectively interrupting the engagement of the driving ower transmission mechanism with the feeding shaft rotated by means of the driving power of a motor rotating along a single direction through the driving power transmission mechanism by means of the translation mechanism to be translated at least into three positions in functional engagement with the operation mode change over mechanism for changing over the operation mode of the cine-projector, the second clutch mechanism for selectively interrupting the engagement of the driving power transmission mechanism with the winding up shaft rotated along the inversed direction as that of the above mentioned feeding shaft by means of the driving power of the above mentioned motor through the driving power transmission mech
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1979
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kuniyoshi Suzaki, Akira Ashida, Takashi Itani, Tateo Yamada, Masaya Maeda, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Hiroyuki Takimoto
  • Patent number: 4113369
    Abstract: A motion picture projector having various functions such as, projecting and rewinding, all of which can be selectively performed by a single control knob, and including an intermittent-drive film advancing mechanism which comprises a pull-down structure, a compound cam of an up-and-down cam wheel and an in-and-out cam disk, and first and second cam followers arranged between the pull-down structure and the compound cam to be consecutively operated so that the pull-down claw enters the perforations of the film and moves it in a forward direction always by the length of a frame and at a desired frequency through a film gate mechanism. The film gate mechanism consists of a film guideway, a resilient thin aperture plate self-biased to move away from the film guideway and defining an actual projection aperture, and a movable film gate member arranged on the opposite side of the aperture plate from the guideway and biased to urge the aperture plate for guidance and support of the film against the guideway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1978
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kuniyoshi Suzaki, Akira Ashida, Takashi Itani, Tateo Yamada, Masaya Maeda, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Hiroyuki Takimoto
  • Patent number: 4066963
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a synchronization system of a cine-projector with a sound tape reproducer. It is characterized in that the phase of a signal corresponding to the film feeding speed of the film projector and that of a signal corresponding to the standard speed coming from the sound tape reproducer are compared with each other so as to control the film feeding speed of the cine-projector by means of the comparison output corresponding to the phase difference. In order to accomplish this, between the driving source for driving the internal mechanism of the cine-projector and the driving member for the internal mechanism, a transmission speed varying mechanism is provided in such a manner that the transmission speed varying mechanism is controlled by means of the film speed control driving source to be driven by the comparison output so as to maintain the synchronized state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1978
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Takahashi, Hiroyuki Takimoto, Takashi Yamada, Takashi Itani, Akira Ashida, Kuniyoshi Suzaki
  • Patent number: 3981570
    Abstract: This specification discloses a motion picture projector device as audio-visual aid and an audio-visual system using the same. The device uses a film structure including an image information recording zone, a row of perforations along one side edge of the film, and a balance zone juxtaposed with said row of perforations along the one side edge of the film and having various signals recorded thereon in a straight line. These signals include a non-normal projection mode speech information signal, a transfer instruction signal for instructing the transfer of said non-normal projection mode speech signal to a record information member, a transfer stop instruction signal for stopping the transfer, and a reproduce instruction signal for instructing a reproduce mechanism to reproduce the non-normal projection mode speech information signal transferred to said record member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1974
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1976
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Ashida, Kiyoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 3970380
    Abstract: A film handling system to with which a film cartridge is commonly usable in each step of exposure, processing (developing) and projection of the film housed therein, wherein a safety means which advances the above mentioned film cartridge through each step in which it is used in a prescribed sequence is provided. Further an electric circuit which controls the above mentioned handling system in such manner as to activate said system according to the output of the safety means is provided so that such erroneous handling as occurs when processing or projecting unexposed film by mistake or by projecting unprocessed film can be automatically prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1976
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Ashida, Kazuo Ishikawa, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Yoshio Komine, Kazuya Hosoe