Akira Takahashi 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).
Abstract: To provide a lightweight and highly rigid stage device that can move in X and Y directions and a Z direction, and a charged particle beam device including the stage device. A stage device includes a chuck that is loaded with a sample, an XY stage that moves in X and Y directions, and a Z stage that moves in a Z direction. The Z stage includes: an inclined part that is fixed to the XY stage and includes an inclined surface inclined with respect to an XY plane; a movement part that moves on the inclined surface; and a table that is fixed to the movement part and is provided with the a plane parallel to the XY plane.
Abstract: A decorative sheet including a substrate layer, and one or more layers of at least one of a transparent resin layer and a top coat layer provided on one surface of the substrate layer, the one or more layers being provided as a front surface layer, wherein at least one layer of the transparent resin layer and the top coat layer contains a radical scavenger, and the radical scavenger is contained in a form of radical scavenger vesicles, which encapsulate the radical scavenger within an outer membrane.
Abstract: A positive electrode active material includes a primary particle represented by Compositional Formula (1): Li1+xNiyCozM1?x?y?zO2 ??(1), where x is a number satisfying a relation represented by an expression ?0.12?x?0.2; y is a number satisfying a relation represented by an expression 0.7?y?0.9; z is a number satisfying a relation represented by an expression 0.05?z?0.3; and M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Al, Ti, Mn, Zr, Mo, and Nb; or a secondary particle into which the primary particle aggregates. The primary particle or the secondary particle includes a free lithium compound in a weight proportion of 0.1% or more and 2.0% or less, and the weight of lithium hydroxide in the free lithium compound is 60% or less of the weight of lithium carbonate in the free lithium compound.
Abstract: Provided is a charged particle beam apparatus including: an XY stage on which a sample is placed; a charged particle beam source which irradiates the sample with a charged particle beam; a detector which detects charged particles emitted from the sample upon the irradiation with the charged particle beam; an image generator which generates an SEM image of the sample based on a detection signal output by the detector; and a controller configured to set control parameters based on a movement starting point and a movement ending point of the XY stage and control a driving unit for moving the XY stage according to the control parameters.
Abstract: A beverage supplying device includes a touch panel for receiving an operation for selecting a main syrup constituting a main beverage, and a topping syrup added as flavoring to the main beverage. The device further includes a second syrup solenoid valve for opening and closing a passage for supplying the topping syrup that is stored under pressure in a syrup tank and a second syrup pump for intermittently supplying the topping syrup while the second syrup solenoid valve is open, the second syrup pump being provided to the passage for supplying the topping syrup between the syrup tank and the second syrup solenoid valve. The device further includes a nozzle for producing the main beverage by mixing the main syrup with water or carbonated water at a prescribed ratio, and producing a beverage by mixing the topping syrup with the main beverage without diluting the topping syrup.
Abstract: A first feeding unit is configured that is provided in a first printing unit that includes a first recording unit that executes a recording operation for a long strip-like recording medium pulled out from a first holding unit that holds the recording medium in a wound state. The first feeding unit further includes a pair of feeding rollers that sort the recording medium discharged from the first printing unit, to the side of a second printing unit stacked on the first printing unit or to the side opposite to that of the second printing unit. The first feeding unit temporarily accommodates the sorted recording medium and thereafter, feeds the recording medium to a guide path, and sorts the recording medium fed by the pair of feeding rollers, to the side of the second printing unit using a sorting part.
May 31, 2016
Date of Patent:
August 6, 2019
CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD., CITIZEN SYSTEMS JAPAN CO., LTD.
Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a stage apparatus that realizes compatibility between long stroke driving and reduction of a burden on a drive mechanism. In order to achieve the above object, there is suggested a stage apparatus including a first table that moves a sample in a first direction, a second table that moves the first table in a second direction different from the first direction, moving mechanisms that move the tables, respectively, a movable body that supports a moving mechanism, and a third moving mechanism that moves the movable body so as to follow the second table.
Abstract: An observation device includes: a housing having, in a top surface, a glass window on which a vessel accommodating samples is placed and through which illumination light is transmitted; and an image acquisition unit accommodated in the housing and configured to capture transmitted light obtained after illumination light is transmitted through the samples from above, is transmitted through the glass window, and enters the housing.
Abstract: An observation apparatus including: a top plate on which a container in which a specimen is accommodated can be placed, and through which illumination light can pass; a light source that emits the illumination light upward from below the specimen; an objective lens that focuses, below the specimen and the top plate, transmitted light which is the illumination light that has passed through the specimen from thereabove and that has passed through the top plate; and a camera that captures the transmitted light, wherein the light source emits the illumination light toward an area above the specimen from outside the objective lens in a radial direction, and the top plate is provided with a mark that specifies a viewing-field area of the camera.
Abstract: An observation apparatus including: a light-source that emits illumination light and excitation light upward from below a specimen; and an image-capturing optical system having an objective lens that focuses, below the specimen, transmitted light, which is the illumination light that is emitted from the light-source, that is reflected above the specimen, and that has passed through the specimen, and fluorescence that is generated in the specimen that has been irradiated with the excitation light emitted from the light-source, wherein the light-source is disposed radially outside the objective lens.
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an ?+? titanium alloy cold-rolled and annealed sheet having a high strength and a high Young's modulus in the sheet width direction. A titanium alloy sheet in which, when the texture in the sheet plane direction is analyzed, the ratio XTD/XND between the X-ray relative intensity peak value (XTD) in directions close to the sheet width direction and the X-ray relative intensity peak value (XND) in directions close to the normal-to-sheet-plane direction on the (0002) pole figure of the ?-phase is 5.0 or more and which contains, in mass %, Fe: 0.8% to 1.5% and N: 0.020% or less and has an oxygen-equivalent Q of 0.34 to 0.55. Annealing of the titanium alloy sheet is performed at not less than 500° C. and less than 800° C. in the case where the cold rolling rate is less than 25% and at not less than 500° C. and less than 620° C. in the case where the cold rolling rate is 25% or more.
Abstract: A multiplate friction clutch includes: a pressure plate having a boss portion which penetrates a clutch center; a clutch lifter plate joined to the boss portion and receiving a drive force in a axial direction at a time of disconnection between a friction plate and a clutch plate; and a spring sandwiched between the clutch lifter plate and the clutch center, and capable of generating an elastic force in a direction that the friction plate and the clutch plate are pressed to each other. A position restricting portion is provided on the clutch lifter plate, the position restricting portion being brought into contact with the boss portion from an outside in a radial direction of the clutch lifter plate so as to restrict a position of the clutch lifter plate with respect to the pressure plate.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a gripping tool includes a gripper. The gripper is flexible. A granular material is provided in an interior of the gripper. The gripper is configured to grip a workpiece by being in close contact with the workpiece in a state in which an outer perimeter of the gripper is held, and by the interior of the gripper being depressurized.
Abstract: According to an embodiment, a quantum key distribution device includes first and second operation units. The first operation unit is configured to perform a first operation as a key distillation operation. The first operation unit includes a hardware circuit for performing a part of the first operation. The key distillation operation includes a sifting operation for a photon bit string generated through quantum key distribution with another quantum key distribution device via a quantum communication channel. The second operation unit is configured to perform a second operation as a key distillation operation other than the first operation. The second operation unit includes a circuit for a part of the second operation. The first operation unit stores intermediate data generated by the first operation. The second operation unit generates, by the second operation, a cryptographic key being the same as for the another quantum key distribution device from the intermediate data.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present technology includes an information acquisition unit and a signal output unit. The information acquisition unit acquires electronic information. The signal output unit outputs a first haptic signal for presenting haptic feedback with respect to an object, the haptic feedback with respect to the object being set corresponding to the acquired electronic information.
Abstract: Making a positive electrode active material for lithium ion secondary batteries includes: weighting and mixing lithium carbonate and a compound containing respective metallic elements other than Li in a composition formula Li?NixCoyM11?x?y?zM2zO2+? so as to have a metallic constituent ratio of the formula to obtain a mixture, and firing the mixture to obtain a lithium composite compound. Performing, on the mixture, a first heat treatment at 200° C. to 400° C. for 0.5 to 5 hours to obtain a first precursor. A step of performing a heat treatment on the first precursor under an oxidizing atmosphere at 450° C. to 800° C. for 0.5 to 50 hours, and reacting 92 mass % or more of the lithium carbonate to obtain a second precursor, and a finishing step of performing a heat treatment on the second precursor under an oxidizing atmosphere at 755° C. to 900° C. for 0.5 to 50 hours to obtain the lithium composite compound.
Abstract: [Solving Means] A terminal apparatus includes a processor part, a haptic-feedback-information output part, and a detection part. The processor part is configured to generate segmented-waveshape data by segmenting oscillation-waveshape data at a timing based on one or a plurality of periods of the oscillation-waveshape data, and to generate waveshape data based on the segmented-waveshape data. The haptic-feedback-information output part is configured to generate and output haptic-feedback information corresponding to the waveshape data generated by the processor part. The detection part is configured to detect an input signal based on a user action, and to output the detected input signal to the processor part as the oscillation-waveshape data.
Abstract: Provided are constituent particles containing a water-soluble material with high flowability in the form of powder, the constituent particles being capable of forming a support member that can be removed with a water-containing solvent in a process for producing a three-dimensional object. The constituent particles used for the production of a three-dimensional object each include a core and a shell that covers at least part of a surface of the core, the core containing a water-soluble material most abundantly, and a material contained in the shell most abundantly having a lower water solubility than the water-soluble material contained in the core.
Abstract: A positive-electrode material for a lithium ion secondary battery contains a lithium complex compound that is represented by the formula: Li1+aNibMncCodTieMfO2+?, and has an atomic ratio Ti3+/Ti4+ between Ti3+ and Ti4+, as determined through X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, of greater than or equal to 1.5 and less than or equal to 20. In the formula, M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Al, Zr, Mo, and Nb, and a, b, c, d, e, f, and ? are numbers satisfying ?0.1?a?0.2, 0.7<b?0.9, 0?c<0.3, 0?d<0.3, 0<e?0.25, 0?f<0.3, b+c+d+e+f=1, and ?0.2???0.2.
Abstract: A control system according to the present technology includes a control apparatus and a control-subject apparatus. The control-subject apparatus includes a first execution unit and a first output unit. The first execution unit performs a predetermined operation in response to a control signal output from the control apparatus. The first output unit outputs a tactile-sensation-related information item relating to the predetermined operation. The control apparatus includes a detection unit, a second output unit, and a second execution unit. The detection unit detects a state of the control apparatus. The second output unit outputs the control signal corresponding to the detected state. The second execution unit performs, on the basis of the tactile-sensation-related information item output from the first output unit, a tactile-sensation presentation operation for presenting a tactile sensation.