Patents by Inventor Yoshiyuki Nakagawa

Yoshiyuki Nakagawa 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: 20200295063
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes: a substrate having a photoelectric conversion portion; a gate electrode of a transfer transistor provided on the substrate and configured to transfer charges generated by the photoelectric conversion portion; a first film; a second film provided on the first film; and a contact plug being in contact with the second film and connected to the transfer transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Takafumi Miki, Akira Ohtani, Masashi Kusukawa
  • Publication number: 20200295006
    Abstract: To provide a semiconductor device that can reduce power consumption and retain data for a long time and a memory device including the semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a word line divider, a memory cell, a first wiring, and a second wiring. The word line divider is electrically connected to the first wiring and the second wiring. The memory cell includes a first transistor with a dual-gate structure. A first gate of the first transistor is electrically connected to the first wiring, and a second gate of the first transistor is electrically connected to the second wiring. The word line divider supplies a high-level potential or a low-level potential to the first wiring and supplies a predetermined potential to the second wiring, whereby a threshold voltage of the first transistor is changed. With such a configuration, a semiconductor device that can reduce power consumption and retain data for a long time is driven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumika Akasawa, Hiroki INOUE, Takashi NAKAGAWA, Yoshiyuki KUROKAWA
  • Patent number: 10766260
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes: a recording unit that performs a recording by ejecting a liquid on a medium; a carriage that includes the recording unit and is movable in a width direction; a casing that has the carriage therein and constitutes an external appearance of the apparatus; an adapter that is mounted on an upper portion of the recording unit and accommodates the liquid to be supplied to the recording unit; at least one liquid accommodating unit that supplies the liquid to the adapter through a tube and includes a filling port into which the liquid can be filled; and a waste liquid receiving unit that receives the liquid discharged as a waste liquid during a maintenance operation of the recording unit, in which the casing has a cover for covering both the liquid accommodating unit and the waste liquid receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Atsuya Hirabayashi, Nobuhisa Nomoto, Masahide Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10763298
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a plurality of units each including a charge generation region disposed in a semiconductor layer. Each of a first unit and a second unit of the plurality of units includes a charge storage region configured to store charges transferred thereto from the charge generation region, a dielectric region located above the charge generation region and surrounded by an insulator layer, and a first light-shielding layer covering the charge storage region that is located between the insulator layer and the semiconductor layer, and the first light-shielding layer having an opening located above the charge generation region. The charge generation region of the first unit is able to receive light through the opening of the first light-shielding layer. The charge generation region of the second unit is covered with a second light-shielding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yu Nishimura, Sho Suzuki, Yasushi Matsuno, Yusuke Onuki, Masahiro Kobayashi, Takashi Okagawa, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10759182
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus includes an ejection port ejecting a liquid, a pressure chamber storing the liquid, an element generating energy for ejecting the liquid in the pressure chamber, first and second tanks which can store the liquid, a flow passage establishing communication between the first and second tanks through the pressure chamber, a switching unit switching a flowing direction of the liquid in the flow passage between a first direction from the first tank to the second tank and a second direction being opposite to the first direction, and a pressure compensation unit. When a pressure in a downstream side flow passage portion downstream of the pressure chamber has a predetermined pressure or below, the pressure compensation unit compensates for reduction in pressure in the downstream side flow passage portion by supplying the liquid to the downstream side flow passage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Yohei Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Publication number: 20200262200
    Abstract: In a liquid ejection head, a substrate includes a first inflow port which is located on an upstream side of a pressure chamber in a flow direction of liquids in a liquid flow passage and allows a first liquid to flow into the liquid flow channel, a second inflow port which is located on the upstream side of the first inflow port and allows a second liquid to flow into the liquid flow passage, and a confluence wall provided between the first inflow port and the second inflow port and having a portion at a higher position than a surface of the substrate on a downstream side of the first inflow port in the flow direction. In the pressure chamber, the first liquid flows in contact with a pressure generating element and the second liquid flows closer to an ejection port than the first liquid does.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura
  • Publication number: 20200262201
    Abstract: In a liquid ejection head, a substrate is provided with a first inflow port located on an upstream side of a pressure chamber in a direction of flow of liquids in a liquid flow passage and configured to allow a first liquid to flow into the liquid flow passage, a second inflow port located on the upstream side of the first inflow port and configured to allow a second liquid to flow into the liquid flow passage, and a lateral wall extending in a direction of extension of the liquid flow passage. At least part of the lateral wall is located above the first inflow port. In the pressure chamber, the first liquid flows in contact with a pressure generating element while the second liquid flows closer to the ejection port than the first liquid does.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura, Shinji Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 10744778
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a plurality of liquid chambers each including an energy generating element that generates energy for ejecting a liquid, an ejection opening that ejects the liquid, and a liquid supply opening that supplies the liquid, the liquid flowing in a first direction in the plurality of liquid chambers, and the plurality of liquid chambers being arranged in a second direction that intersects the first direction, and a plurality of first side walls that extend in the first direction and that form walls on both sides of the plurality of liquid chambers. In the liquid ejection head, each of the plurality of first side walls includes a fragmenting portion that fragments each of the plurality of first side walls in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akiko Hammura, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20200254758
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head includes, on an element substrate, an ejection orifice line formed of a plurality of ejection orifices, a plurality of pressure chambers that communicates with the ejection orifices respectively, a first flow passage and a second flow passage that extend along the ejection orifice line and communicate with the plurality of pressure chambers respectively, a plurality of first openings that communicates with the first flow passage and a plurality of second openings that communicates with the second flow passage. The number of the first openings and the number of the second openings are equal to each other and even numbers. Out of the plurality of first openings and the plurality of second openings, openings positioned at both ends in an ejection orifice line direction are either the first openings or the second openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Akiko Hammura, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Yasuhiko Osaki
  • Publication number: 20200247136
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head has a laminated flow path member on which a supply flow path for individually supplying a plurality of liquids to an element substrate and a collection flow path for individually collecting the liquids are formed. The supply flow path includes first and second common supply flow paths for horizontally leading first and second liquids to positions corresponding to a plurality of element substrates. The first and second common supply flow paths are formed in the same layer of the laminated flow path member. The collection flow path includes a first common collection flow path for horizontally collecting the first liquid and a second common collection flow path for horizontally collecting the second liquid from positions corresponding to the plurality of element substrates. The first and second common collection flow paths are formed in the same layer of the laminated flow path member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Toru Nakakubo, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Shingo Okushima
  • Patent number: 10723127
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head including first and second recording element substrates adjacent in a direction intersecting a relative movement direction include ejection opening rows that include ejection openings arranged in the intersecting direction. A straight line connecting the ejection openings in end portions on a second recording element substrate side in the first recording element substrate and a straight line connecting the ejection openings in end portions on a first recording element substrate side in the second recording element substrate are inclined towards a middle area side of the first recording element substrate, and arrangement intervals of the ejection openings in an end portion area on the second recording element substrate side of a first ejection opening row is larger than arrangement intervals of the ejection openings in an end portion area on the first recording element substrate side of a second ejection opening row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Ishida, Shuzo Iwanaga, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura, Takatsugu Moriya, Tomohiro Sato, Tatsuya Yamada, Tomoki Ishiwata, Ayako Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10717273
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes an ejection orifice through which a liquid is ejected, a first liquid flow path which is in communication with the ejection orifice and through which the liquid flows, a second liquid flow path which is in communication with the ejection orifice on the opposite side of the first liquid flow path with respect to the ejection orifice 12 and through which the liquid flows, a first electrode positioned in the first liquid flow path 13, and a second electrode which is positioned in the second liquid flow path and generates an electro-osmotic flow in the liquid together with the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Noriyasu Nagai, Takuro Yamazaki, Toru Nakakubo, Akira Yamamoto, Masafumi Morisue, Ryo Kasai
  • Patent number: 10703105
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head is provided with an ejection orifice array having multiple ejection orifices in order to eject a liquid; multiple energy-generating elements for generating energy in order to eject the liquid; a substrate provided with the energy-generating elements; a through-port array having multiple through-ports penetrating the substrate; multiple linear liquid flow paths positioned between the through-port array and the ejection orifice array and connected to respective ejection orifices of the ejection orifice array and respective through-ports of the through-port array; and first and second electrodes arranged in each of the multiple liquid flow paths for generating an electroosmotic flow in the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Noriyasu Nagai, Takuro Yamazaki, Toru Nakakubo, Akira Yamamoto, Masafumi Morisue, Ryo Kasai
  • Patent number: 10703100
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejection head including: a substrate; an energy-generating element, which is arranged on the substrate, and is used for ejecting a liquid; a flow path forming member, which has an ejection orifice for ejecting the liquid, and is configured to form a flow path of the liquid between the flow path forming member and the substrate; an electrode configured to generate a flow of the liquid; and a wiring, which is arranged so as to be brought into contact with the flow path forming member, and is configured to supply electric power to the electrode, in which the flow path forming member contains an organic material, and in which the electrode and the wiring are each formed of a conductive adhesive layer containing at least one of conductive diamond-like carbon or tin-doped indium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masafumi Morisue, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takuro Yamazaki, Ryo Kasai, Tomoko Kudo, Takashi Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20200207101
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes: a print element substrate including multiple ejection openings, pressure chambers, a common flow path, and pumps, the pump being configured to circulate liquid between the common flow path and the pressure chamber; and a flow path member laminated to the print element substrate. The flow path member includes a supply flow path and a collection flow path, the supply flow path being configured to supply liquid to the print element substrate, the collection flow path being configured to collect liquid that is not ejected. The supply flow path and the collection flow path have liquid connection with the same common flow path. A circulating pump generates a flow of liquid flowing in an order of the supply flow path, the common flow path, and the collection flow path, the circulating pump being provided at a position different from the print element substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Toru Nakakubo, Ryo Kasai, Takuro Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20200207086
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to densely arrange ejection orifices while suppressing decrease in liquid flow speed. A channel extending through a pressure chamber extends in a direction crossing an ejection orifice array L such that a liquid flows between the two ends of the channel located on the sides of the ejection orifice array L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takuro Yamazaki, Toru Nakakubo, Ryo Kasai
  • Publication number: 20200198346
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, to improve a layout efficiency of an element substrate to be integrated in a printhead and reduce a production cost of the element substrate, a driving method and a size of a first driver transistor used for driving a first heater for ink circulation and a driving method and a size of a second driver transistor used for driving a second heater for discharging ink to print are optimized, respectively. More specifically, the first driver transistor and the second driver transistor have multi-finger configurations, gate widths of the multi-finger configurations are equal to each other, and the number of fingers forming each first driver transistor is different from the number of fingers forming each second driver transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ryo Kasai, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takuro Yamazaki, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Toru Nakakubo
  • Publication number: 20200198335
    Abstract: An object is to make it possible to stably eject a liquid from an ejection port by mitigating thickening of the liquid by evaporation from the ejection port. One embodiment of the present invention is a liquid ejection head that has: a support substrate; a liquid chamber arranged on the support substrate and provided with an energy generating element for generating energy necessary for ejection of a liquid and an ejection port from which the liquid is ejected; and a circulation flow path of the liquid that passes through the liquid chamber, and the liquid ejection head further has: a first circulating element that forms a first circulatory flow in the circulation flow path; and a second circulating element that forms a second circulatory flow inside the liquid chamber and a driving frequency of the first circulating element is lower than a driving frequency of the second circulating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Takuro Yamazaki, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Toru Nakakubo, Kazuhiro Yamada, Ryo Kasai
  • Publication number: 20200198342
    Abstract: Provided are a liquid ejection head, a liquid ejection apparatus, and a liquid ejection method capable of sufficiently suppressing the thickening of a liquid in an ejection orifice. To achieve the object, a liquid ejection head comprises: a pressure chamber; a channel in which a liquid is caused to flow through the pressure chamber; an ejection orifice communicating with the pressure chamber; and an ejection energy generation element configured to eject the liquid in the pressure chamber from the ejection orifice. The ejection orifice is such that a meniscus of the liquid is formed at an end portion of the ejection orifice communicating with the pressure chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takuro Yamazaki, Toru Nakakubo, Ryo Kasai
  • Patent number: 10688792
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a recording element substrate including an ejection orifice for ejecting liquid, a pressure chamber provided with an energy generating element for generating energy used to eject liquid, a liquid supply path for supplying liquid to the pressure chamber, and a liquid collecting path for collecting liquid from the pressure chamber. The liquid supply path, the pressure chamber, and the liquid collecting path of the recording element substrate constitute a part of a circulation path in which liquid flows in the order mentioned. The flow resistance RIn of a flow path including the liquid supply path at a supply side is greater than the flow resistance ROut of a flow path including the liquid collecting path at a collection side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa