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).

  • Patent number: 10556429
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet print head capable of favorably cleaning an ejection port surface and also of improving landing accuracy of ejected ink onto a print medium. For that purpose, a conductive layer formed of a conductive material is formed on a support substrate, flattening processing is executed, and a liquid ejection substrate is mounted on the support substrate with good positional accuracy without protrusion of a sealant for protecting an electric connection portion of the liquid ejection substrate from the ejection port surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20200039223
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a pressure chamber that allows a first liquid and a second liquid to flow inside, a pressure generation element that applies pressure to the first liquid and an ejection port that ejects the second liquid. In a state where the first liquid flows in a direction, crossing a direction of ejection of the second liquid from the ejection port, while being in contact with the pressure generation element and the second liquid flows in the crossing direction along the first liquid in the pressure chamber, the second liquid is ejected from the ejection port by causing the pressure generation element to apply a pressure to the first liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura
  • Publication number: 20200042064
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides novel and improved information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program with which it is easy for a user to predict a future remaining battery amount. According to the present disclosure, there is provided an information processing apparatus including a control unit that performs control to calculate a future prediction value of remaining battery amount on the basis of a use history of an information processing apparatus by a user and to present prediction value related information related to the prediction value to the user. According to the present disclosure, the user can easily predict the future remaining battery amount. Note that the effects described above are not necessarily limitative. With or in the place of the above effects, there may be achieved any one of the effects described in this specification or other effects that may be grasped from this specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicants: Sony Mobile Communications Inc., Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoo MIZUKAMI, Noriaki SAKAMOTO, Tomonobu TSUJIKAWA, Shota KAWARAZAKI, Ryo NAKAGAWA, Yoshiyuki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200039219
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a pressure chamber that allows a first liquid and a second liquid to flow inside, a pressure generation element that applies pressure to the first liquid and an ejection port that ejects the second liquid. The first liquid and the second liquid that flows on a side closer to the ejection port than the first liquid flow in contact with each other in the pressure chamber. The first liquid and the second liquid flowing in the pressure chamber satisfy 0.0<0.44(Q2/Q1)?0.322(?2/?1)?0.109<1.0, where ?1 is a viscosity of the first liquid, ?2 is a viscosity of the second liquid, Q1 is a flow rate of the first liquid, and Q2 is a flow rate of the second liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura
  • Publication number: 20200039218
    Abstract: In a case where a direction of ejection of a second liquid is a direction from bottom to top, the second liquid flows above a first liquid in a pressure chamber. A substrate includes a first outflow port located downstream of the pressure chamber in a direction of flow of the first liquid and configured to allow the first liquid to flow out of a liquid flow passage. There is provided a wall located in the liquid flow passage and on a section of the substrate on a side opposite to the pressure chamber across the first outflow port, the wall including a portion located higher than a surface of a section of the substrate where the pressure chamber is located on a side opposite to the wall across the first outflow port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura
  • Publication number: 20200039210
    Abstract: A first inflow port allows a first liquid to flow into a liquid flow passage, and a second inflow port allows a second liquid to flow into the liquid flow passage. The first and second liquids flow toward a pressure chamber. There is a portion satisfying L?W, where L is a length of the first inflow port and W is a length of the liquid flow passage above the first inflow port, in a direction orthogonal to a direction of flow of the first liquid in the pressure chamber and to a direction of ejection of the second liquid from an ejection port. In a case where the second liquid is ejected from bottom to top, the second liquid flows above the first liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura
  • Patent number: 10545526
    Abstract: A circuit includes a current mirror circuit (CM circuit) including first and second transistors, a third transistor whose drain is electrically connected to a drain of the second transistor, a switch controlling the current output from the circuit, and first and second memory circuits. A reference current of the CM circuit is input to a drain of the first transistor; a current that is a copy of the reference current is output from the drain of the second transistor. When a current is output from the circuit, the reference current is not input to the CM circuit. A drain current corresponding to a voltage stored in the first memory circuit flows through the second transistor; a drain current corresponding to a voltage stored in the second memory circuit flows through the third transistor. The difference between the two drain currents corresponds to the output current of the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Inoue, Yoshiyuki Kurokawa, Takashi Nakagawa, Fumika Akasawa
  • Patent number: 10538087
    Abstract: The liquid ejecting head includes a first individual flow path and a second individual flow path for supplying liquid to a pressure chamber, a first common flow path for supplying liquid to the first individual flow path, and a second common flow path for supplying liquid to the second individual flow path. A first circulation for causing liquid to flow in the order of the first individual flow path, the pressure chamber, and the second individual flow path and a second circulation for causing liquid to flow in the reverse order of the first circulation are switched. A flow path resistance of the first common flow path is designed to be less than a flow path resistance of the second common flow path and a flow path resistance of the first individual flow path is designed to be less than a flow path resistance of the second individual flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Yohei Nakamura, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 10538095
    Abstract: There is provided a printer that functions as a droplet ejecting apparatus including: a tank which is configured of at least a part having light transmission property; a tank cover which functions as a cover portion that covers the tank; and a light transmitting portion which is provided at least at a part of the tank cover, and through which liquid accommodated on the inside of the tank can be visually confirmed, in which at least one of gradations and reference marks is provided in the light transmitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Koji Kawai, Tomoyuki Higuchi, Ichiro Yoshioka, Yusuke Yamashita, Masahide Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10536657
    Abstract: An imaging device with low power consumption is provided. It includes a pixel capable of outputting difference data between two different frames, a circuit determining the significance of the difference data, a circuit controlling power supply, an A/D converter, and the like; obtains image data and then obtains difference data; and shuts off power supply to the A/D converter and the like in the case where it is determined that there is no difference, and continues or restarts the power supply to the A/D converter and the like when it is determined that there is a difference. Determining the significance of the difference data can be performed row by row in a pixel array or at nearly the same time in all the pixels included in the pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakagawa, Munehiro Kozuma, Yoshiyuki Kurokawa, Takayuki Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20200009864
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejecting head including an element substrate including: a common liquid chamber connected to a liquid supply source; a pressure chamber connected to the common liquid chamber and including inside an element to generate energy used for ejecting liquid; a bubble generating chamber connected to the common liquid chamber and including inside a pump to cause a flow of the liquid; and a connection flow path connecting the pressure chamber and the bubble generating chamber, in which the liquid ejecting head includes a first anti-cavitation film over the element to generate the energy and a second anti-cavitation film over the pump, and the first anti-cavitation film and the second anti-cavitation film have different film thicknesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Masafumi Morisue, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takuro Yamazaki, Ryo Kasai, Tomoko Kudo, Takashi Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10507654
    Abstract: A print element substrate and a liquid ejection head capable of suppressing degradation of a print quality caused by a white stripe/black stripe etc., is actualized without using a high degree of microfabrication technology. As a result of asymmetric deformation by swelling in a direction of relative movement to a print medium, print elements having different liquid droplet ejection directions are made to coexist and arrayed for that purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Saito, Takatsugu Moriya, Koichi Ishida, Tatsuya Yamada, Shuzo Iwanaga, Tomohiro Sato, Tomoki Ishiwata
  • Publication number: 20190366725
    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: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Akiko Hammura, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10493750
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus includes a supply control section that controls the supply and stop of a liquid to pressure chambers communicating with ejection ports to eject the liquid, and a negative pressure generating section that generates a negative pressure. The liquid ejection apparatus also includes a negative pressure control unit using the negative pressure generated by the negative pressure generating section to adjust the pressure of the liquid flowing through a collection channel. To stop a flow of the liquid, the supply control section stops the supply of the liquid, and then the negative pressure generating section is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Nakamura, Kazuhiro Yamada, Toru Nakakubo, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 10486421
    Abstract: A liquid discharging head includes a discharge port that discharges a liquid, a pressure chamber that communicates with the discharge port, and an energy generating element that is disposed in the pressure chamber. In the liquid discharging head, the discharge port is provided with a plurality of projections that project towards a central portion of the discharge port from an inner peripheral edge of the discharge port, and an interval between the projections at a location where the projections are closest to each other is 5 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takatsugu Moriya, Shuzo Iwanaga, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura, Tatsuya Yamada, Tomohiro Sato, Ayako Iwasaki, Tomoki Ishiwata, Koichi Ishida
  • Patent number: 10471711
    Abstract: In a printing apparatus including a circulation system circulating a liquid, a volatile component included in the liquid evaporates from an ejection opening and thus characteristics of the liquid involving with concentration or viscosity change. The invention provides a printing apparatus that uses a liquid ejection head including an ejection opening ejecting a liquid, a print element generating energy for ejecting a liquid, and a pressure chamber having the print element provided therein, the printing apparatus including: a circulator configured to circulate the liquid so that the liquid passes through the pressure chamber; and a concentration adjustment unit configured to adjust a concentration of a liquid inside a liquid circulation system by discharging the liquid from the inside of the liquid circulation system and replenishing the liquid into the liquid circulation system from the outside of the liquid circulation system in response to the amount of the discharged liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seiichiro Karita, Shuzo Iwanaga, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takatsuna Aoki, Shingo Okushima, Zentaro Tamenaga, Yumi Komamiya, Noriyasu Nagai, Tatsurou Mori, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akira Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10471442
    Abstract: A charging device or an electric dust collector has a downstream side grounded electrode plate 90 placed so as to obstruct the flow of a dust-containing air and having openings 91 for allowing the dust-containing air to pass therethrough, a supporting plate 60 placed on the upstream side of the electrode plate 90, and downstream side discharging electrodes 80b supported by the supporting plate 60 so as to extend from the supporting plate 60 towards the electrode plate 90, and placed so as to correspond to the openings 91. The tip parts of the discharging electrodes 80b penetrate the openings 91 and project to the downstream side of the electrode plate 90, and the tip part of each discharging electrode 80b and the edge part of each opening 91 are positioned so as to have a predetermined gap between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: AMANO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinjirou Katsushima, Yuji Makishima, Syohei Nakagawa, Masanori Hashimoto, Takumi Seo, Yoshiyuki Kisanuki, Yoshihiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10458288
    Abstract: A variable valve timing apparatus for an internal combustion engine, including: an actuator that activates a variable valve timing mechanism; a detection unit that detects a driving position of the actuator; a control unit that drive-controls the actuator, and when a predetermined execution condition is established, executes one of a first initialization process and a second initialization process that match the driving position of the actuator detected by the detection unit with an actual driving position of the actuator; and an abnormality determination unit that determines whether or not an abnormality is present in the driving position detected by the detection unit and stores an abnormality history after determining that an abnormality is present. The control unit executes the first initialization process when the abnormality history is stored and the second initialization process when the abnormality history is not stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Shogenji, Fumito Takimoto, Takashi Nakagawa, Shunsuke Habara
  • Publication number: 20190308413
    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: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Koichi Ishida, Shuzo Iwanaga, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura, Takatsugu Moriya, Tomohiro Sato, Tatsuya Yamada, Tomoki Ishiwata, Ayako Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20190299592
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus 101 capable of performing printing with a high image quality, and a control method of the image forming apparatus 101 are provided. For this purpose, a threshold value Dt is preliminarily set that allows printing without occurrence of blur, for each of preliminarily set monitoring areas A. In the case where a print duty for each of the monitoring areas A has exceeded the threshold value Dt, an ejection frequency of ink and conveying speed of a print medium are reduced in association therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Ayako Iwasaki, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Yoshihiro Hamada, Masashi Hayashi, Kentaro Muro, Yutaka Kano, Takahide Takeishi