Patents by Inventor Masaki Nakayama

Masaki 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: 20220281240
    Abstract: A drying apparatus which dries a medium on which an image is formed with ink while conveying the medium includes a conveyance part, a heating part, a measurement part and a controller. The conveyance part conveys the medium in a predetermined conveyance direction. The heating part supplies energy to the image on the sheet conveyed in the conveyance part and dries the image. The measurement part measures a value accompanied with moisture contained in the medium. The controller estimates an amount of moisture contained in the medium based on the value measured by the measurement part, and controls at least one of the conveyance part and the heating part so as to change an amount of the energy supplied to the image based on the estimated amount of moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Haruki SAYAMA, Masaki MURASHIMA, Shota NAKAYAMA, Hitoshi HAYAMIZU, Keisuke YAMASHITA, Tomoya HOTANI
  • Patent number: 11409199
    Abstract: A pattern drawing device is provided with: a first cylindrical lens on which a beam from a light source device is incident and which has an anisotropic refractive power for converging, in a sub-scanning direction orthogonal to a main scanning direction, the beam traveling toward a reflection surface of a polygon mirror; an f? lens system for causing the beam having been deflected by the reflection surface of the polygon mirror to be incident thereon, and for condensing the beam as a spot light on a surface of an object to be irradiated; and a second cylindrical lens having an anisotropic refractive power for converging, in the sub-scanning direction, the beam traveling toward the surface after being emitted from the f? lens system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Kato, Shuichi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11400366
    Abstract: A controller includes: a frame having an annular shape, defining an annular axis extending in an extension direction and a central axis, about which the annular axis extends; a first operating member that is located on the frame; and a second operating member that is located on the frame. The frame includes an interior space defining a circular space when viewed along the central axis, the first operating member is disposed on the frame on one side of central axis, and the second operating member is disposed on the frame on an opposite side of the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsunori Nakayama, Akichika Tanaka, Masaki Hanzawa, Yujin Morisawa, Alexis Andre
  • Patent number: 11384431
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes: a first process chamber where a substrate is subjected to a first process; a second process chamber where the substrate is subjected to a second process; a substrate support unit; a first electrode; a second electrode; an elevating unit; a gas supply unit supplying a first gas, a second gas and a third gas to the substrate; a power supply unit; a control unit controlling the elevating unit, the gas supply unit and the power supply unit so as to: (a) perform the first process by supplying the second gas activated by the first electrode and the first gas to the substrate; (b) move the substrate on the substrate support unit from the first process chamber to the second process chamber after (a); and (c) perform the second process by supplying the third gas activated by the second electrode to the substrate after (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Nakayama, Takeshi Yasui, Masaki Murobayashi, Teruo Yoshino
  • Patent number: 11289515
    Abstract: For the purpose of changing, in an external connection terminal of a display device that transmits a plurality of polarities of the image signals, the positions of pairs of electrodes to which signals of different polarities are applied, a display device includes a display area having a plurality of pixels, a wiring area in which a plurality of wires corresponding to the plurality of pixels are arranged, and an external connection terminal having a plurality of electrodes to which image signals to be transmitted to the plurality of wires are applied. In the display device, polarities of the image signals transmitted to wires adjacent to each other among the plurality of wires are different from each other in the display area. In the display device, the order of arrangement of the plurality of electrodes is different from the order of the image signals transmitted to the plurality of wires of the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Nakayama, Gen Nagaoka, Takashi Matsui
  • Publication number: 20210134839
    Abstract: For the purpose of changing, in an external connection terminal of a display device that transmits a plurality of polarities of the image signals, the positions of pairs of electrodes to which signals of different polarities are applied, a display device includes a display area having a plurality of pixels, a wiring area in which a plurality of wires corresponding to the plurality of pixels are arranged, and an external connection terminal having a plurality of electrodes to which image signals to be transmitted to the plurality of wires are applied. In the display device, polarities of the image signals transmitted to wires adjacent to each other among the plurality of wires are different from each other in the display area. In the display device, the order of arrangement of the plurality of electrodes is different from the order of the image signals transmitted to the plurality of wires of the display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: MASAKI NAKAYAMA, GEN NAGAOKA, TAKASHI MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20200367363
    Abstract: A substrate connection structure includes a wiring substrate, a base having an insulating property, a first terminal portion, and a second. terminal portion, in which a plurality of first terminal portions are disposed side by side in a first array direction, and extend by being inclined relative to the first array direction so that extended lines of the first terminal portions in an extension direction cross at a first intersection, a plurality of second terminal portions are disposed side by side in a second array direction, and extend by being inclined relative to the second array direction so that extended lines of the second terminal portions in an extension direction cross at a second intersection, and a first intersection direction directed from a first. center position to the first intersection and a second intersection direction directed from a second center portion to the second intersection are forward directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventor: MASAKI NAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200077333
    Abstract: A sensor device includes: a sensor that detects environment information; a battery that supplies electric power to the sensor device; and a connector that detachably attaches to an auxiliary battery for supplying electric power to the sensor device. The sensor device transmits the detected environment information to another sensor device, and when the auxiliary battery is not attached, the sensor device operates with electric power supply from the battery, and when the auxiliary battery is attached, the sensor device operates with electric power supply from either the battery or the auxiliary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kito, Katsuhiko Iwatsu, Masaki Nakayama, Yasuyuki Seki, Taku Taguchi, Kenta Kaneeda
  • Publication number: 20190380198
    Abstract: A circuit board includes a first row terminal group including terminal parts aligned in a predetermined direction and a second row terminal group including terminal parts aligned in parallel with and arranged in a zig-zag pattern with respect to the first row terminal group. The first row terminal group includes first row projecting terminal parts protruding toward the second row terminal group further than another terminal parts included in the first row terminal group, the second row terminal group includes second row projecting terminal parts projecting toward the first row terminal group further than another terminal parts included in the second row terminal group, and the first row projecting terminal parts and the second row projecting terminal parts are overlapped with and spaced apart from each other in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventor: MASAKI NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10499495
    Abstract: A circuit board includes a first row terminal group including terminal parts aligned in a predetermined direction and a second row terminal group including terminal parts aligned in parallel with and arranged in a zig-zag pattern with respect to the first row terminal group. The first row terminal group includes first row projecting terminal parts protruding toward the second row terminal group further than another terminal parts included in the first row terminal group, the second row terminal group includes second row projecting terminal parts projecting toward the first row terminal group further than another terminal parts included in the second row terminal group, and the first row projecting terminal parts and the second row projecting terminal parts are overlapped with and spaced apart from each other in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaki Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20190157625
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a production method for an EL device including a base layer, a light-emitting element layer, a plurality of terminals, and an electronic circuit board mounted on the plurality of terminals; the production method including: a preparation step of directly or indirectly applying heat and pressure to a prescribed region including the plurality of terminals without any overlap between the plurality of terminals and the electronic circuit board; and a thermocompression bonding step of thermocompression-bonding the plurality of terminals and the electronic circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventor: Masaki NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10224305
    Abstract: In order to inhibit defective connection between a bump of a semiconductor chip and an electrode pad of a substrate, a semiconductor device includes a substrate provided on a surface with a plurality of electrode pads 15, a semiconductor chip 20 provided on a surface with a plurality of bumps 21 substantially equal in size, and an anisotropic conductive film 30 interposed between the plurality of bumps 21 and the plurality of electrode pads 15 and electrically connecting each of the bumps 21 and corresponding one of the electrode pads 15. The plurality of electrode pads 15 includes a plurality of first electrode pads 15A positioned closest to an end 25 of the semiconductor chip 20, and a plurality of second electrode pads 15B positioned inside the plurality of first electrode pads 15A on the semiconductor chip 20. Each of the second electrode pads 15B is larger in area than each of the first electrode pads 15A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Nakayama, Motoji Shiota, Takashi Matsui, Yasuhiko Tanaka, Hiroki Miyazaki, Seiji Muraoka
  • Patent number: 9995977
    Abstract: An array circuit board 11B includes a glass substrate, an IC chip 20, two ACFs 30, and a resin film 32. The IC chip 20 is disposed on the glass substrate. The ACFs 30 are disposed between the glass substrate and the IC chip 20 for electrically connecting the glass substrate and the IC chip 20 together. The ACFs 30 are separated from each other. The resin film 32 is made of resin material having cure shrinkage smaller than the ACFs 30 and disposed to fill a gap between the ACFs 30 adjacent to each other between the glass substrate and the IC chip 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Nakayama, Motoji Shiota, Takashi Matsui, Yasuhiko Tanaka, Hiroki Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20180158795
    Abstract: In order to inhibit defective connection between a bump of a semiconductor chip and an electrode pad of a substrate, a semiconductor device includes a substrate provided on a surface with a plurality of electrode pads 15, a semiconductor chip 20 provided on a surface with a plurality of bumps 21 substantially equal in size, and an anisotropic conductive film 30 interposed between the plurality of bumps 21 and the plurality of electrode pads 15 and electrically connecting each of the bumps 21 and corresponding one of the electrode pads 15. The plurality of electrode pads 15 includes a plurality of first electrode pads 15A positioned closest to an end 25 of the semiconductor chip 20, and a plurality of second electrode pads 15B positioned inside the plurality of first electrode pads 15A on the semiconductor chip 20. Each of the second electrode pads 15B is larger in area than each of the first electrode pads 15A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: MASAKI NAKAYAMA, MOTOJI SHIOTA, TAKASHI MATSUI, YASUHIKO TANAKA, HIROKI MIYAZAKI, SEIJI MURAOKA
  • Patent number: 9973832
    Abstract: A sensor node includes a power generator, a power storage, a transmitter having an environment sensor, a transmission controller, and a transmission unit, a first switcher provided between the transmission controller and the power storage, and a second switcher provided between the transmission unit and the power storage. In a case where the storage capacity of the power storage decreases to a first threshold or less and then the storage capacity increases, when the storage capacity reaches the first threshold, the first switcher is brought into an on-state and the first switcher supplies electric power to the transmission controller. When the storage capacity reaches a second threshold higher than the first threshold, the second switcher is brought into an on-state and the second switcher supplies electric power to the transmission unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Yamada, Kenjiro Yano, Masaki Nakayama, Taku Taguchi, Hidetoshi Akita
  • Publication number: 20170131586
    Abstract: An array circuit board 11B includes a glass substrate, an IC chip 20, two ACFs 30, and a resin film 32. The IC chip 20 is disposed on the glass substrate. The ACFs 30 are disposed between the glass substrate and the IC chip 20 for electrically connecting the glass substrate and the IC chip 20 together. The ACFs 30 are separated from each other. The resin film 32 is made of resin material having cure shrinkage smaller than the ACFs 30 and disposed to fill a gap between the ACFs 30 adjacent to each other between the glass substrate and the IC chip 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki NAKAYAMA, Motoji Shikota, Takashi Matsui, Yashuhiko Tanaka, Hiroki Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20160345081
    Abstract: A sensor node includes a power generator, a power storage, a transmitter having an environment sensor, a transmission controller, and a transmission unit, a first switcher provided between the transmission controller and the power storage, and a second switcher provided between the transmission unit and the power storage. In a case where the storage capacity of the power storage decreases to a first threshold or less and then the storage capacity increases, when the storage capacity reaches the first threshold, the first switcher is brought into an on-state and the first switcher supplies electric power to the transmission controller. When the storage capacity reaches a second threshold higher than the first threshold, the second switcher is brought into an on-state and the second switcher supplies electric power to the transmission unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji YAMADA, Kenjiro YANO, Masaki NAKAYAMA, Taku TAGUCHI, Hidetoshi AKITA
  • Patent number: 9320150
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided with: a frame; a display panel, which is fixed to the frame; and a plurality of flexible printed circuit boards, which are disposed adjacent to each other, and each of which has one end side pressure bonded to the display panel, and the other end side bent to the frame side, which is the reverse side of the display panel. The display apparatus has adhesive areas wherein a surface of the display panel is adhered and fixed to the frame, the adhesive areas being in areas overlapping the flexible printed circuit boards. In regions among the flexible printed circuit boards adjacent to each other, non-adhesive areas where the surface of the display panel is not adhered and fixed to the frame are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Nakayama, Motoji Shiota, Takashi Matsui, Hiroki Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20150334839
    Abstract: The present invention involves forming wiring sections on a substrate capable of UV-ray transmission, and fixing a component to be electrically connected to the wiring sections onto the substrate using a UV-curable ACF. When doing so, fluidity in the UV-curable ACF is produced by applying pressure to the component, and UV rays are directly projected from the surface of the substrate even onto the UV-curable ACF areas shielded by the wiring sections. The UV-curable ACF is made to be fluid by applying pressure to the component after increasing fluidity of the UV-curable ACF by heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroki NAKAHAMA, Motoji SHIOTA, Takashi MATSUI, Hiroki MIYAZAKI, Masaki NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 9125315
    Abstract: To provide a method for producing a conductive film with excellent transparency and conductivity by a simple method suitable for large-area production. A method for producing a conductive film comprising a step of placing a template (B), having openings in a mesh structure running from the side that is to contact a substrate (A) through to the back side, on the surface of the substrate (A), and spreading a dispersion (D) of conductive particles (P) on the surface of the substrate (A) on which the template (B) has been placed, and drying it, thereby forming a mesh-like structure (C) of the conductive particles (P) near the points of contact between the substrate (A) and the template (B), and then removing the template (B) from the substrate (A) to form a mesh-like structure (C) of the conductive particles (P) on the surface of the substrate (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: Kyoto University, SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ko Higashitani, Yasuhiro Tsudo, Masaki Nakayama, Shinji Kake