Patents by Inventor Akira Miyake

Akira Miyake 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: 20200230971
    Abstract: An inkjet printer includes an inkjet head that ejects ink droplets, and a sub tank that stores an ink to be supplied to the inkjet head, where the sub tank is provided with an ink outflow port through which the ink flows out from the sub tank, and an ink inflow port through which the ink that flowed out from the ink outflow port and passed through a predetermined circulation path flows toward the sub tank. In the inkjet printer, the ink is flowed out from the ink inflow port and the ink that passed through the circulation path is flowed into the sub tank from the ink outflow port at a predetermined timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Nishizawa, Akira Takatsu, Yoshikazu Furukawa, Kosuke Miyake
  • Publication number: 20200149610
    Abstract: An element of a transmission including: a rocking edge portion with a convex surface formed on one of a front face and a rear face, so that the rocking edge portion extends over a pillar portion at least partially, the rocking edge portion having a contact line where the adjacent elements contact each other serves as a fulcrum of rotation of the adjacent elements; and a recessed non-contact portion extends along the saddle surface, to avoid contact with the adjacent element, and that divides the rocking edge portion in the width direction at least partially. A depth of the non-contact portion is set so that an end portion of the non-contact portion is positioned on an inner peripheral side of the transmission belt relative to the contact line when a winding radius is minimized, and the end portion does not reach the trunk portion on the inner peripheral side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira OCHI, Takayuki MIYAKE
  • Publication number: 20200138396
    Abstract: The present invention provides a radiography apparatus that can effectively exhibit the advantages of individual image capturing modes, namely, a controlled mode and an autonomous mode. A radiography apparatus includes: a plurality of radiation detecting elements that are arrayed two-dimensionally and that generate charges in accordance with the dose of radiation used for irradiation; and a control means that exercises control so as to at least read the charges from the individual radiation detecting elements and generate image data, wherein the image capturing mode can be switched between a controlled mode, in which image capturing is controlled via an external console, and an autonomous mode, in which image capturing is executed autonomously without being controlled via the console, and when the image capturing mode is switched between the controlled mode and the autonomous mode, the control means switches its processing method to a processing method for the image capturing mode entered after the switching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Akira HIROSHIGE, Wataru MATSUSHITA, Nobuyuki MIYAKE, Hidetake TEZUKA, Tetsu HOSOKI, Tomonori GIDO
  • Publication number: 20200109765
    Abstract: An element for a transmission belt that is wound around a primary pulley and a secondary pulley of a continuously variable transmission includes: a trunk portion having a saddle surface that is in contact with a ring of the transmission belt; and a pair of pillar portions extending from the trunk portion so as to be positioned on both sides of the saddle surface in a width direction. The saddle surface is a convex surface that is formed by an elliptic arc and satisfies b/a?0.015 when a long diameter of the elliptic arc is regarded as “a” and a short diameter of the elliptic arc is regarded as “b”. In this way, it is possible to optimize the stress distribution of the ring that is in contact with the saddle surface and improve the durability of the ring and the transmission belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira OCHI, Wataru ISHIHARA, Takayuki MIYAKE, Junichi TOKUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20200096078
    Abstract: An element of a transmission belt includes a pair of rocking edge portions with a convex surface, these are formed on one of a front face and a rear face to extend a part of the rocking edge portion over a pillar portion, and the rocking edge portions are spaced away from each other in a width direction; and a non-contact portion extended along a saddle surface in the width direction between the rocking edge portions, in non-contact with an adjacent element. S/A?3.5 is satisfied, when a sum of widths of end portions of the rocking edge portions on an outer peripheral side of the transmission belt is set as “A”. A sum of surface areas of parts of the pillar portions on the outer peripheral side of the transmission belt is set as “S”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki MIYAKE, Akira OCHI, Wataru ISHIHARA, Junichi TOKUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10561389
    Abstract: A radiographic image capturing apparatus includes: a two-dimensional array of radiation detecting elements that generate one or more electric charges in proportion to a dose of incident radiation; and a control unit that performs control, at least, to read the electric charges from the radiation detecting elements and generate image data. An image capturing mode is switchable between a controlled mode in which the radiographic image capturing apparatus is under control of an external console and a stand-alone mode in which the radiographic image capturing apparatus autonomously performs image capturing without the control of the console. When the image capturing mode is switched to the controlled mode or the stand-alone mode, the control unit changes its own process so as to meet the switched image capturing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akira Hiroshige, Wataru Matsushita, Nobuyuki Miyake, Hidetake Tezuka, Tetsu Hosoki, Tomonori Gido
  • Publication number: 20200043957
    Abstract: A method of producing a liquid crystal cell includes: a thin-film forming step of forming, on a surface of electrode-attached substrates including a TFT substrate and a slot substrate, the TFT substrate including a first dielectric substrate, TFTs, and patch electrodes electrically connected to the TFTs, the slot substrate including a second dielectric substrate and a slot electrode supported on the second dielectric substrate and having slots, a thin film so as to cover the patch electrodes and/or the slot electrode; and a light irradiating step of irradiating the thin film with light including p-polarized light to provide the thin film with alignment-regulating capability of aligning liquid crystal molecules to thereby obtain an alignment film. The thin film includes a polymer including a photoreactive functional group and exhibiting the alignment-regulating capability of the thin film in a direction orthogonal to a polarization axis of the p-polarized light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi KATAYAMA, Isamu MIYAKE, Akira HIRAI, Kei SHINADA
  • Publication number: 20200011398
    Abstract: In an element of a power transfer belt to be wound around a primary pulley and a secondary pulley of a continuously variable transmission to transfer torque, the distance from a boundary line between a surface positioned on the outer peripheral side of the power transfer belt with respect to a rocking edge portion and the rocking edge portion to a saddle surface is determined from the slip amount due to micro slip which is relative slipping between the element and the primary pulley caused when the primary pulley pushes out the power transfer belt toward the secondary pulley, and the angular speed of the element and the angular speed of a ring in a range in which the power transfer belt is wound around the secondary pulley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo NAKAMURA, Akira OCHI, Takayuki MIYAKE, Junichi TOKUNAGA, Keisuke NINOMIYA, Yu INASE, Fumiya KAJI, Yuji HATTORI, Yuji NAGASAWA
  • Publication number: 20190387962
    Abstract: An endoscope insertion shape observation apparatus has a processor configured to detect an insertion shape of an insertion portion inserted into a subject P, and calculate operation information, including one of easy insertion information or difficult insertion information, of insertion operation obtained in operation of inserting the insertion portion. The operation information is determined based on an insertion length of the insertion portion. The processor is also configured to simultaneously display of a result of the generation and the insertion shape on the monitor, and change between the easy insertion information and the difficult insertion information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takechiyo NAKAMITSU, Kensuke MIYAKE, Akira MURATA, Isamu NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20190290108
    Abstract: An endoscope insertion observation apparatus includes a processor designed to perform functions including: detecting an insertion state of an insertion portion of an endoscope that is insertable into and extractable from a subject; determining whether or not the insertion portion has reached a second site in the subject from a first site in the subject and/or whether the insertion portion has reached the first site from the second site in the subject based on a detection result of the insertion state; and calculating a duration of movement of the insertion portion from the first site to the second site after determining that the insertion portion has reached the second site, or a duration of movement of the insertion portion from the second site to the first site after determining that the insertion portion has reached the first site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takechiyo NAKAMITSU, Kensuke MIYAKE, Akira MURATA, Isamu NAKAJIMA
  • Patent number: 10415527
    Abstract: Recent exhaust gas regulation requires reduction of an amount and quantity of particulate matter included in an exhaust gas, and a normal maximum fuel pressure may be increased to approximately 35 MP. When the normal maximum fuel pressure is 35 MPa, a fuel injection valve is required to work for example at a pressure up to 45 MPa. In such a condition, a fluid force may exceed a valve opening force depending on a seat diameter, and a needle valve cannot be kept open and closed, when opening thereof is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Miyake, Atsushi Nakai, Kiyotaka Ogura, Akira Iizuka
  • Publication number: 20190254563
    Abstract: An endoscope insertion shape observation apparatus includes an insertion section configured to be inserted into a subject, and a processor that detects an insertion shape of the insertion section, generates an insertion shape image representing the insertion shape, generates a body outer shape image representing a body outer shape of the subject, and performs display control to simultaneously display the insertion shape image and the body outer shape image in a positional relationship corresponding to a positional relationship, in a body cavity of the subject, of the insertion section on a display screen. The display control also switches between display or non-display of the body outer shape image or a type of the body outer shape image depending on an insertion position, in the body cavity of the subject, of the insertion section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takechiyo NAKAMITSU, Kensuke MIYAKE, Akira MURATA
  • Publication number: 20190257264
    Abstract: A fuel injection device including a valve body having an injection hole-formed part having a plurality of injection holes on the leading end side of the valve body. An injection hole comprises a crossing angle, ?1, between a central axis of the injection hole-formed part and an injection hole axis, and another injection hole comprises a crossing angle, ?2, between the central axis and another injection hole axis. ?2 is larger than ?1. The injection holes are formed such that a distance between the central axis and an inlet surface center of the injection hole is longer than a distance between the central axis and another inlet surface center of the another injection hole. A straight line beyond an outlet surface in the injection hole axis does not intersect with another straight line beyond another outlet surface in the another injection hole axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akira IIZUKA, Tohru ISHIKAWA, Takao MIYAKE, Kazuki YOSHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10378496
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a fuel injection valve configured to suppress bouncing of a valve element that is caused as a result of the valve element being rendered elastic when the valve element collides with a valve seat. The fuel injection valve of the present invention includes the valve element configured to come into contact with the valve seat for closing an injection hole and to separate from the valve seat for unclosing the injection hole, an elastic member urging the valve element toward the valve seat, a movable iron core disposed to be in and out of contact with the valve element, a fixed iron core disposed to be opposed to the movable iron core, and a coil configured to generate electromagnetic force for moving the movable iron core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akiyasu Miyamoto, Motoyuki Abe, Yoshihito Yasukawa, Takao Miyake, Akira Iizuka, Kiyotaka Ogura
  • Publication number: 20190211791
    Abstract: Provided is a structure capable of reducing dribbling of fuel generated when a valve body is closed. In order to achieve the above object, a fuel injection device includes: a valve body; and a seat member having a seat portion on which the valve body is seated and having a fuel injection hole formed on a downstream side of the seat portion. The seat member is formed such that a gap between the seat member and the opposing valve body in the whole region on the downstream side of the fuel injection hole is smaller than a diameter of the fuel injection hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihito YASUKAWA, Kiyotaka OGURA, Takao MIYAKE, Akira IIZUKA, Kazuki YOSHIMURA, Akiyasu MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190195315
    Abstract: A transmission belt is formed by a plurality of elements each having: a body portion including a saddle surface that contacts an inner peripheral surface of an endless ring and a pair of pillar portions that are extended outward in the radial direction of the transmission belt from both lateral sides of the saddle surface; a first surface that is formed on one side of the body portion in the circumferential direction of the transmission belt and a second surface that is formed on the other side of the body portion in the circumferential direction of the transmission belt; and rocking edge portions that are formed at both lateral ends of the first surface so as to be separated from each other and that act as a fulcrum when adjacent ones of the elements contact each other and rotate relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira OCHI, Yuki SATO, Takayuki MIYAKE, Ryo NAKAMURA, Junichi TOKUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20190154113
    Abstract: A transfer belt wound between a primary pulley and a secondary pulley of a continuously variable transmission, the transfer belt including: a plurality of elements, each of which has a body that includes a saddle surface and a pair of pillars that extend toward a radially outer side of the transfer belt from both sides of the saddle surface in a width direction; and a bind ring that binds the plurality of elements annularly with an inner peripheral surface of the bind ring contacting the saddle surface of each of the plurality of elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki SATO, Kenji KAWANO, Akira OCHI, Ryo NAKAMURA, Takayuki MIYAKE, Junichi TOKUNAGA, Masashi HATTORI
  • Patent number: 9868472
    Abstract: A bonnet inner panel includes a central protrusion portion protruding upward in a vehicle elevational view and a rear protrusion portion located in back of the central protrusion portion, which are arranged side by side in a vehicle longitudinal direction, a deep-drawn groove is provided between the both protrusion portions to extend in a vehicle width direction, and a hinge reinforcement is provided to extend from a position beside the rear protrusion portion to a position at a rear end of the central protrusion portion, passing through beside the deep-drawn groove. Thereby, the hinge support rigidity of the rear portion of the bonnet having the central protrusion portion can be increased, so that occurrence of any improper deflection or vibration caused to the bonnet by the traveling vibration, the traveling-air pressure or the like can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohji Takada, Kozo Ishizuka, Hirokazu Yamauchi, Akira Miyake, Yousuke Inamitsu, Hideaki Fujii, Takashi Hamada, Soukichi Kikuchi, Atsushi Koriyama, Tsuyoshi Nishihara, Izumi Sadanaga
  • Patent number: 9568835
    Abstract: The present invention provides an exposure apparatus for exposing a shot on a substrate to first pulsed light, the apparatus including an optical element for guiding the first pulsed light to the substrate, an irradiation device configured to irradiate the optical element with second pulsed light having an infrared wavelength which the first pulsed light has less than the second pulsed light has, and a controller configured to control the irradiation device in a process of exposing the shot to the first pulsed light plural times, such that the irradiation device irradiates the optical element with the second pulsed light during at least one period of non-irradiation periods in which the shot is not irradiated with the first pulsed light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakayama, Akira Miyake
  • Publication number: 20160083019
    Abstract: A bonnet inner panel includes a central protrusion portion protruding upward in a vehicle elevational view and a rear protrusion portion located in back of the central protrusion portion, which are arranged side by side in a vehicle longitudinal direction, a deep-drawn groove is provided between the both protrusion portions to extend in a vehicle width direction, and a hinge reinforcement is provided to extend from a position beside the rear protrusion portion to a position at a rear end of the central protrusion portion, passing through beside the deep-drawn groove. Thereby, the hinge support rigidity of the rear portion of the bonnet having the central protrusion portion can be increased, so that occurrence of any improper deflection or vibration caused to the bonnet by the traveling vibration, the traveling-air pressure or the like can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohji TAKADA, Kozo ISHIZUKA, Hirokazu YAMAUCHI, Akira MIYAKE, Yousuke INAMITSU, Hideaki FUJII, Takashi HAMADA, Soukichi KIKUCHI, Atsushi KORIYAMA, Tsuyoshi NISHIHARA, Izumi SADANAGA