Patents by Inventor Akira Izumi

Akira Izumi 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: 10361642
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device including a rotary power generation device using an electret, which is capable of preventing a spiral spring from being wound up or fully extended. The electronic device includes a power generation mechanism including: first rotary member, which is supported in a freely rotatable manner, and has a center of gravity shifted from a rotation center; second rotary member supported in a freely rotatable manner; an elastic member configured to elastically connect the first rotary member and the second rotary member to each other for rotary motions thereof; a stationary member arranged so as to be opposed to the second rotary member; and an electret film formed on a surface of any one of the second rotary member and the stationary member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD., CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensaku Matsumoto, Takashi Ihara, Makoto Watanabe, Akira Izumi
  • Patent number: 10348219
    Abstract: A board arrangement structure includes a housing, a first board fastened to the housing, a second board arranged in parallel enabling, relative movement with respect to the first board, an electrically charged film, a counter electrode, and an output part outputting electric power generated between the electrically charged film and the counter electrode, at least one of the electrically charged film and the counter electrode being arranged at a first facing surface of the first board and the other being arranged at a second facing surface of the second board facing the first facing surface, and the first facing surface of the first board being, fastened to a reference mounting surface provided at the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Izumi, Takashi Ihara, Makoto Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190194789
    Abstract: There is provided a regenerated member of a nickel-based alloy member for use in a turbine. The nickel-based alloy member is a used member having been operated for a predetermined period of time in the turbine. The regenerated member is a nickel-based alloy unidirectional solidification article or single crystalline solidification article including a ? phase as a matrix and a ?? phase precipitating in the ? phase in a volume fraction of 30 volume % or more in an operational environment of the turbine. In a microstructure of the regenerated member, no recrystallized grains of the ? phase are present. And, when a rocking curve of a predetermined crystal face of the ? phase crystal grain of the used member undergone the solution/non-recrystallization heat treatment step is measured by an XRD technique, a FWHM of the rocking curve is within a range from 0.25° to 0.30°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Shigeru TANAKA, Takeshi IZUMI, Akira YOSHINARI
  • Publication number: 20190175126
    Abstract: Provided is a radiation imaging apparatus capable of performing precise imaging without performing pre-imaging in the absence of a subject. According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a radiation imaging apparatus capable of performing precise imaging without performing pre-imaging in the absence of a subject immediately before. That is, the apparatus of the present invention is provided with a phase grating 5 provided with a subject area and a reference area. Both areas each have a predetermined pattern that absorbs radiation, but the patterns are different from each other. In this area, an image of the phase grating 5 is observed in a moire pattern of a long period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Koichi TANABE, Toshinori YOSHIMUTA, Kenji KIMURA, Hiroyuki KISHIHARA, Yukihisa WADA, Takuro IZUMI, Taro SHIRAI, Takahiro DOKI, Satoshi SANO, Akira HORIBA
  • Publication number: 20190167219
    Abstract: This X-ray phase contrast imaging apparatus (100) includes an X-ray source (1) that radiates continuous X-rays, a first grating (3) that forms a self-image, a second grating (4), a detector (5) that detects the continuous X-rays, and a third grating (2) arranged between the detector (5) and the first grating 3. The first grating (3), the second grating (4), and the third grating (2) are arranged so as to satisfy conditions of predetermined formulas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi SANO, Koichi TANABE, Toshinori YOSHIMUTA, Kenji KIMURA, Hiroyuki KISHIHARA, Yukihisa WADA, Takuro IZUMI, Taro SHIRAI, Takahiro DOKI, Akira HORIBA, Takayoshi SHIMURA, Heiji WATANABE, Takuji HOSOI
  • Patent number: 10222761
    Abstract: An electronic watch or clock with an electrostatic induction generator, wherein the electrostatic induction generator has a rotary weight able to rotate with respect to a housing, a rotary member able to rotate with respect to the housing, a counter substrate fastened to the housing, a charging film arranged at one of the rotary member and counter substrate, and a counter electrode arranged facing the charging film at the other, outputs electric power generated between the charging film and the counter electrode to a quartz movement, and provides a window part at one or more locations among the dial plate, housing, or outside casing to enable rotation of the rotary member or transmission of rotation to be visually confirmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Ihara, Akira Izumi, Makoto Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180063410
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a first image sensor comprising first pixels that receive incident light, and that include a first and second photoelectric conversion units that are arranged in a first direction; and a second image sensor including second pixels that receive light that has passed through the first image sensor, and that include a third and fourth photoelectric conversion units that are arranged in a second direction that is different from the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20180026552
    Abstract: An electrostatic induction generator includes a housing, a first board fixed to the housing, and a second board arranged in parallel to the first board to be able move relative to it, in which electrostatic induction generator, counter electrodes are placed at a first facing surface of the first board, electrically charged films are placed at every other constant interval at a second facing surface of the second board so as to face the counter electrodes, the counter electrodes are comprised of pluralities of first electrodes and second electrodes provided separated from each other at the first facing surface, first electrodes and second electrodes are alternately arranged at constant intervals in a single line, a plurality of lines of single lines of the first electrodes and second electrodes are provided at the first facing surface, and the constant intervals of the plurality of lines respectively differ in phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Yoichi NAGATA, Akira SHIOTA, Makoto WATANABE, Akira IZUMI, Takashi IHARA
  • Publication number: 20170269557
    Abstract: An electronic watch or clock with an electrostatic induction generator, wherein the electrostatic induction generator has a rotary weight able to rotate with respect to a housing, a rotary member able to rotate with respect to the housing, a counter substrate fastened to the housing, a charging film arranged at one of the rotary member and counter substrate, and a counter electrode arranged facing the charging film at the other, outputs electric power generated between the charging film and the counter electrode to a quartz movement, and provides a window part at one or more locations among the dial plate, housing, or outside casing to enable rotation of the rotary member or transmission of rotation to be visually confirmed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Takashi IHARA, Akira IZUMI, Makoto WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20170133952
    Abstract: Provided is an electric power generating device capable of performing electret power generation by efficiently rotating a rotating electrode group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensaku MATSUMOTO, Takashi IHARA, Makoto WATANABE, Akira IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20170110988
    Abstract: A board arrangement structure includes a housing, a first board fastened to the housing, a second board arranged in parallel enabling, relative movement with respect to the first board, an electrically charged film, a counter electrode, and an output part outputting electric power generated between the electrically charged film and the counter electrode, at least one of the electrically charged film and the counter electrode being arranged at a first facing surface of the first board and the other being arranged at a second facing surface of the second board facing the first facing surface, and the first facing surface of the first board being, fastened to a reference mounting surface provided at the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira IZUMI, Takashi IHARA, Makoto WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20170019035
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device including a rotary power generation device using an electret, which is capable of preventing a spiral spring from being wound up or fully extended. The electronic device includes a power generation mechanism including: first rotary member, which is supported in a freely rotatable manner, and has a center of gravity shifted from a rotation center; second rotary member supported in a freely rotatable manner; an elastic member configured to elastically connect the first rotary member and the second rotary member to each other for rotary motions thereof; a stationary member arranged so as to be opposed to the second rotary member; and an electret film formed on a surface of any one of the second rotary member and the stationary member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Kensaku MATSUMOTO, Takashi IHARA, Makoto WATANABE, Akira IZUMI
  • Patent number: 9431276
    Abstract: A rinsing liquid (DIW) is discharged from a rinsing liquid discharge port formed in a blocking member to perform rinsing processing to a substrate surface while a nitrogen gas is supplied into a clearance space, and a liquid mixture (IPA+DIW) is discharged from a liquid mixture discharge port formed in the blocking member to replace the rinsing liquid adhering to the substrate surface with the liquid mixture while the nitrogen gas is supplied into the clearance space. Thus, an increase of the dissolved oxygen concentration of the liquid mixture can be suppressed upon replacing the rinsing liquid adhering to the substrate surface with the liquid mixture, which makes it possible to securely prevent from forming an oxide film or generating watermarks on the substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Miya, Akira Izumi
  • Patent number: 9039052
    Abstract: A mold structure used to form a molded object having an undercut portion includes a fixed mold as a first mold having a first molding surface for molding an obverse surface of the molded object; a slide core having an undercut molding surface used to mold the undercut portion as part of the obverse surface of the molded object; and a movable mold as a second mold having a second molding surface used to mold the reverse surface of the molded object. The first molding surface and the undercut molding surface form a cavity surface. A step is formed between the first molding surface and the second molding surface at a parting position between the fixed mold and the slide core on the cavity surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideyuki Seto, Shinichi Shimada, Shinichi Hanada, Akira Izumi, Sumio Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20140174483
    Abstract: A rinsing liquid (DIW) is discharged from a rinsing liquid discharge port formed in a blocking member to perform rinsing processing to a substrate surface while a nitrogen gas is supplied into a clearance space, and a liquid mixture (IPA+DIW) is discharged from a liquid mixture discharge port formed in the blocking member to replace the rinsing liquid adhering to the substrate surface with the liquid mixture while the nitrogen gas is supplied into the clearance space. Thus, an increase of the dissolved oxygen concentration of the liquid mixture can be suppressed upon replacing the rinsing liquid adhering to the substrate surface with the liquid mixture, which makes it possible to securely prevent from forming an oxide film or generating watermarks on the substrate surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko MIYA, Akira IZUMI
  • Patent number: 8696825
    Abstract: A rinsing liquid (DIW) is discharged from a rinsing liquid discharge port formed in a blocking member to perform rinsing processing to a substrate surface while a nitrogen gas is supplied into a clearance space, and a liquid mixture (IPA+DIW) is discharged from a liquid mixture discharge port formed in the blocking member to replace the rinsing liquid adhering to the substrate surface with the liquid mixture while the nitrogen gas is supplied into the clearance space. Thus, an increase of the dissolved oxygen concentration of the liquid mixture can be suppressed upon replacing the rinsing liquid adhering to the substrate surface with the liquid mixture, which makes it possible to securely prevent from forming an oxide film or generating watermarks on the substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Miya, Akira Izumi
  • Publication number: 20140050977
    Abstract: An electrode for lithium-ion secondary battery comprises: a base member which functions as a current collector; and an active material layer formed in a surface of the base member as a stripe-like pattern including a plurality of active material lines which contain silicon or a silicon compound as an active material, which are spaced apart from each other and which protrude beyond the surface of the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu SANADA, Takeshi MATSUDA, Akira IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20120200097
    Abstract: A mold structure used to form a molded object having an undercut portion includes a fixed mold as a first mold having a first molding surface for molding an obverse surface of the molded object; a slide core having an undercut molding surface used to mold the undercut portion as part of the obverse surface of the molded object; and a movable mold as a second mold having a second molding surface used to mold the reverse surface of the molded object. The first molding surface and the undercut molding surface form a cavity surface. A step is formed between the first molding surface and the second molding surface at a parting position between the fixed mold and the slide core on the cavity surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideyuki Seto, Shinichi Shimada, Shinichi Hanada, Akira Izumi, Sumio Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20120090647
    Abstract: A rinsing liquid (DIW) is discharged from a rinsing liquid discharge port formed in a blocking member to perform rinsing processing to a substrate surface while a nitrogen gas is supplied into a clearance space, and a liquid mixture (IPA+DIW) is discharged from a liquid mixture discharge port formed in the blocking member to replace the rinsing liquid adhering to the substrate surface with the liquid mixture while the nitrogen gas is supplied into the clearance space. Thus, an increase of the dissolved oxygen concentration of the liquid mixture can be suppressed upon replacing the rinsing liquid adhering to the substrate surface with the liquid mixture, which makes it possible to securely prevent from forming an oxide film or generating watermarks on the substrate surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Katsuhiko MIYA, Akira Izumi
  • Patent number: 8109282
    Abstract: A rinsing liquid (DIW) is discharged from a rinsing liquid discharge port formed in a blocking member to perform rinsing processing to a substrate surface while a nitrogen gas is supplied into a clearance space, and a liquid mixture (IPA+DIW) is discharged from a liquid mixture discharge port formed in the blocking member to replace the rinsing liquid adhering to the substrate surface with the liquid mixture while the nitrogen gas is supplied into the clearance space. Thus, an increase of the dissolved oxygen concentration of the liquid mixture can be suppressed upon replacing the rinsing liquid adhering to the substrate surface with the liquid mixture, which makes it possible to securely prevent from forming an oxide film or generating watermarks on the substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Miya, Akira Izumi