Patents by Inventor Michiaki Nishimura

Michiaki Nishimura 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: 20210204072
    Abstract: A thermoacoustic device includes a waveguide with a loop shape, a heat exchanger, and a thermally conductive member. The waveguide with a loop shape is filled with a medium. The heat exchanger is provided in the waveguide and has a lower temperature part and a higher temperature part that produce a temperature gradient therebetween. The thermally conductive member changes a temperature of a central part of at least one of the lower temperature part and the higher temperature part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Michiaki NISHIMURA, Takashi ONO
  • Publication number: 20190206628
    Abstract: A laminated electronic component includes a rectangular parallelepiped shaped stacked body including dielectric layers and internal electrode layers which are alternately laminated and a pair of first conductors and a pair of second conductors which are disposed on an outer surface of the stacked body. The first conductors are disposed in portions which include centers of long sides of a first principal surface which is positioned in a direction of lamination of the dielectric layers and the internal electrode layers of the stacked body, and do not include a vertex of the stacked body so as to extend from first side surfaces to the first principal surface. The second conductors are disposed on second side surfaces, and the first conductors and the second conductors are spaced apart from each other on an outer surface and electrically connected to each other via the internal electrode layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Michiaki NISHIMURA, Yasuhisa SHIGENAGA
  • Patent number: 10283271
    Abstract: A laminated electronic component includes a main body including an effective layer in which dielectric layers and internal electrode layers are alternately laminated, and a pair of a first cover layer and a second cover layer which are disposed on opposite sides, respectively, in a stacking direction of the effective layer; and a plurality of external electrodes disposed on an outer surface of the main body. The internal electrode layers are alternately connected to the different external electrodes, and the first cover layer has a high-Young's modulus layer which is higher in Young's modulus than the dielectric layers. By mounting such a laminated electronic component to a substrate so that the first cover layer and a mounting face of the substrate are opposed to each other, it is possible to suppress acoustic noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michiaki Nishimura, Yasuhisa Shigenaga
  • Patent number: 10141112
    Abstract: A laminated electronic component includes: a rectangular parallelepiped-shaped stacked body including dielectric layers and internal electrode layers which are alternately laminated; and a pair of first conductors and a pair of second conductors which are disposed on an outer surface of the stacked body. The first conductors are disposed in portions which include centers of long sides of a first principal surface which is positioned in a direction of lamination of the dielectric layers and the internal electrode layers of the stacked body, and do not include a vertex of the stacked body so as to extend from first side surfaces to the first principal surface. The second conductors are disposed on second side surfaces, and the first conductors and the second conductors are spaced apart from each other on an outer surface and electrically connected to each other via the internal electrode layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michiaki Nishimura, Yasuhisa Shigenaga
  • Patent number: 9877393
    Abstract: A laminated electronic component includes a main body composed of a stacked body in which dielectric layers and internal electrode layers are alternately laminated, and an external electrode disposed on an outer surface of the stacked body so as to make electrical connection with the internal electrode layers; and a first joining member and a second joining member which are provided on a first face side located in a stacking direction of the dielectric layers and the inner electrode layers. The first joining member and the second joining member are provided on a first side and second side which constitute the first face, respectively, and located in a region which includes midpoints thereof but does not include a vertex of the main body. By mounting such a laminated electronic component to a substrate via the joining members, acoustic noise can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Michiaki Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20170186545
    Abstract: A laminated electronic component includes: a rectangular parallelepiped-shaped stacked body including dielectric layers and internal electrode layers which are alternately laminated; and a pair of first conductors and a pair of second conductors which are disposed on an outer surface of the stacked body. The first conductors are disposed in portions which include centers of long sides of a first principal surface which is positioned in a direction of lamination of the dielectric layers and the internal electrode layers of the stacked body, and do not include a vertex of the stacked body so as to extend from first side surfaces to the first principal surface. The second conductors are disposed on second side surfaces, and the first conductors and the second conductors are spaced apart from each other on an outer surface and electrically connected to each other via the internal electrode layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Michiaki NISHIMURA, Yasuhisa SHIGENAGA
  • Publication number: 20170042029
    Abstract: A laminated electronic component includes a main body composed of a stacked body in which dielectric layers and internal electrode layers are alternately laminated, and an external electrode disposed on an outer surface of the stacked body so as to make electrical connection with the internal electrode layers; and a first joining member and a second joining member which are provided on a first face side located in a stacking direction of the dielectric layers and the inner electrode layers. The first joining member and the second joining member are provided on a first side and second side which constitute the first face, respectively, and located in a region which includes midpoints thereof but does not include a vertex of the main body. By mounting such a laminated electronic component to a substrate via the joining members, acoustic noise can be suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Michiaki NISHIMURA, Yasuhisa SHIGENAGA
  • Patent number: 9503049
    Abstract: A SAW element has a substrate; an IDT electrode located on an upper surface of the substrate and comprises Al or an alloy containing Al; a first film located on an upper surface of the IDT electrode; and a protective layer which covers the IDT electrode provided with the first film and the portion of the substrate exposed from the IDT electrode, which has a thickness from the upper surface of the substrate larger than a total thickness of the IDT electrode and first film, and which contains a silicon oxide. The first film contains a material which has a larger acoustic impedance than the material (Al or the alloy containing Al) of the IDT electrode and the silicon oxide and which has a slower propagation velocity of an acoustic wave than the material of the IDT electrode and the silicon oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junya Nishii, Tetsuya Kishino, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Kyohei Kobayashi, Kenji Yamamoto, Masahisa Shimozono, Takanori Ikuta, Michiaki Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20160336114
    Abstract: A laminated electronic component includes a main body including an effective layer in which dielectric layers and internal electrode layers are alternately laminated, and a pair of a first cover layer and a second cover layer which are disposed on opposite sides, respectively, in a stacking direction of the effective layer; and a plurality of external electrodes disposed on an outer surface of the main body. The internal electrode layers are alternately connected to the different external electrodes, and the first cover layer has a high-Young's modulus layer which is higher in Young's modulus than the dielectric layers. By mounting such a laminated electronic component to a substrate so that the first cover layer and a mounting face of the substrate are opposed to each other, it is possible to suppress acoustic noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Michiaki NISHIMURA, Yasuhisa SHIGENAGA
  • Publication number: 20150156362
    Abstract: An input device is connected to a display device and an image forming apparatus having an energy saving function. When a prescribed operation instruction suggesting that edition of an image will end soon is received before receiving a print instruction, the input device issues an activation signal causing recovery from an energy saving state to a ready state to the image forming apparatus. Receiving the activation signal, image forming apparatus starts warming-up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Maeda, Masaki Tawada, Masato Shiozaki, Michiaki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8995864
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus, guidance information is stored in advance for guiding an optimal operation procedure for execution of a job, and the guidance information is displayed on a display portion based on operation input that is input to an input portion in order to execute a job of image formation. For example, a device control portion compares operation input that is input to the input portion in order to execute the job of image formation to the guidance information corresponding to the job executed by the operation input, and causes the display portion to display the guidance information in a case where an actual frequency of operation input is greater than a frequency of operation input that is specified in an operation procedure of the guidance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Michiaki Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20140186065
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus, guidance information is stored in advance for guiding an optimal operation procedure for execution of a job, and the guidance information is displayed on a display portion based on operation input that is input to an input portion in order to execute a job of image formation. For example, a device control portion compares operation input that is input to the input portion in order to execute the job of image formation to the guidance information corresponding to the job executed by the operation input, and causes the display portion to display the guidance information in a case where an actual frequency of operation input is greater than a frequency of operation input that is specified in an operation procedure of the guidance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Michiaki NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 8712275
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus, guidance information is stored in advance for guiding an optimal operation procedure for execution of a job, and the guidance information is displayed on a display portion based on operation input that is input to an input portion in order to execute a job of image formation. For example, a device control portion compares operation input that is input to the input portion in order to execute the job of image formation to the guidance information corresponding to the job executed by the operation input, and causes the display portion to display the guidance information in a case where an actual frequency of operation input is greater than a frequency of operation input that is specified in an operation procedure of the guidance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Michiaki Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20130207747
    Abstract: A SAW element has a substrate; an IDT electrode located on an upper surface of the substrate and comprises Al or an alloy containing Al; a first film located on an upper surface of the IDT electrode; and a protective layer which covers the IDT electrode provided with the first film and the portion of the substrate exposed from the IDT electrode, which has a thickness from the upper surface of the substrate larger than a total thickness of the IDT electrode and first film, and which contains a silicon oxide. The first film contains a material which has a larger acoustic impedance than the material (Al or the alloy containing Al) of the IDT electrode and the silicon oxide and which has a slower propagation velocity of an acoustic wave than the material of the IDT electrode and the silicon oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junya Nishii, Tetsuya Kishino, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Kyohei Kobayashi, Kenji Yamamoto, Masahisa Shimozono, Takanori Ikuta, Michiaki Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20130089343
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided with an image forming portion for forming an image, a nongenuine product judging portion for judging whether or not a toner cartridge as a replacement part of the image forming portion is a nongenuine product and a control portion for controlling the image forming portion according to an image forming condition input from a copy condition input screen or a print condition input screen. In a case where the toner cartridge of the image forming portion is judged as a nongenuine product by the nongenuine product judging portion, the control portion restricts input of a condition concerning recording paper among the image forming conditions capable of being input from the copy condition input screen or the print condition input screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Michiaki NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20130088740
    Abstract: When a nongenuine product is used as a replacement part of an image forming apparatus, addition of specific image information to recording paper is prohibited, thereby preventing leakage of an important document. The image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion for forming an image, and a nongenuine product judging portion for judging whether or not a toner cartridge as a replacement part of the image forming portion is a nongenuine product. A printer driver of an information processing apparatus prohibits, when the toner cartridge of the image forming portion is judged as a nongenuine product, addition to recording paper a watermark, copy prohibition information or trace information that is purposely added as the specific image information on a print condition input screen with recognition of an important document by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Michiaki NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 8395303
    Abstract: To provide a piezoelectric transformer which can reduce the capacity of an input unit and realize a impedance matching with a drive circuit of an input side. A piezoelectric transformer includes: a piezoelectric substrate (11) having both main surfaces of a rectangular shape; and input side electrodes (12, 13, 15, 16) and output side electrodes (14, 17) formed on the both main surfaces of the piezoelectric substrate (11). A pair of opposing input side electrodes (12, 13, 15, 16) are arranged on the both surfaces of the piezoelectric substrate (11) in the first input unit (A1) and the second input unit (A2). At least one of the pair of input side electrodes (12, 13, 15, 16) is a partial electrode arranged at the center portion of the main surface of the piezoelectric substrate (11) in the first input unit (A1) and the second input unit (A2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Yoshimura, Michiaki Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20130019115
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus including a plurality of processing sections each performing a different process, a switching section for switching the status of the apparatus from a normal status to a power-saving status which requires power consumption smaller than that in the normal status when none of the plurality of processing sections performs processing for a predetermined period of time, a return section for making the status of the apparatus return from the power-saving status to the normal status under a predetermined condition, a pre-energizing section for energizing each of the processing sections in advance when the status of the apparatus is returned to the normal status, a specifying section for specifying a process to be executed, and a stop section for selectively stopping pre-energization of each of the processing sections based on the process specified by the specifying section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Michiaki NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 8309263
    Abstract: A fuel cell assembly has a housing defining an electricity generation/combustion chamber, and electricity generation/combustion means disposed within the housing. A fuel gas and an oxygen-containing gas are supplied to the electricity generation/combustion means, and a combustion gas formed within the electricity generation/combustion chamber is discharged from the electricity generation/combustion chamber. A heat exchanger having a first channel and a second channel is disposed on at least one surface of the housing, the combustion gas is discharged from the interior of the electricity generation/combustion chamber through the first channel of the heat exchanger, and one of the oxygen-containing gas and the fuel gas is supplied to the electricity generation/combustion means through the second channel of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Ono, Naruto Takahashi, Masatoshi Ikeda, Kazumasa Maruya, Michiaki Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20120257904
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus, guidance information is stored in advance for guiding an optimal operation procedure for execution of a job, and the guidance information is displayed on a display portion based on operation input that is input to an input portion in order to execute a job of image formation. For example, a device control portion compares operation input that is input to the input portion in order to execute the job of image formation to the guidance information corresponding to the job executed by the operation input, and causes the display portion to display the guidance information in a case where an actual frequency of operation input is greater than a frequency of operation input that is specified in an operation procedure of the guidance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Michiaki NISHIMURA