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Illumination method and light-emitting device

To provide an illumination method and a light-emitting device which are capable of achieving, under an indoor illumination environment where illuminance is around 5000 lx or lower when performing detailed work and generally around 1500 lx or lower, a color appearance or an object appearance as perceived by a person, will be as natural, vivid, highly visible, and comfortable as though perceived outdoors in a high-illuminance environment, regardless of scores of various color rendition metric. Light emitted from the light-emitting device illuminates an object such that light measured at a position of the object satisfies specific requirements. ... Citizen Inc

Electronic switch and remote control device including electronic switch

An electronic switch includes a rubber sheet that includes a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a convex portion on the first surface. The convex portion of the rubber sheet includes a semispherical shape.. ... Citizen Inc

Light-emitting device and method for manufacturing same

Provided is a light-emitting device and a method for manufacturing the same which avoid a distinct color unevenness during the light emission even if variations are present among the light-emitting elements in the concentration of the phosphor that precipitates in the resin for sealing the light-emitting elements. The light-emitting device includes a substrate, a plurality of light-emitting elements that are mounted on the substrate, a first resin layer that integrally seals the light-emitting elements and includes a first phosphor that is excited by light from the light-emitting elements at a concentration that is high as it goes to a lower end near the substrate from an upper end distant from the substrate, and a second resin layer that is provided at an upper side of the first resin layer and includes a second phosphor that is excited by light from the light-emitting elements at a uniform concentration.. ... Citizen Inc

Feeding unit and printer

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. ... Citizen Inc

Illumination method and light-emitting device

To provide an illumination method and a light-emitting device which are capable of achieving, under an indoor illumination environment where illuminance is around 5000 lx or lower when performing detailed work and generally around 1500 lx or lower, a color appearance or an object appearance as perceived by a person, will be as natural, vivid, highly visible, and comfortable as though perceived outdoors in a high-illuminance environment, regardless of scores of various color rendition metric. Light emitted from the light-emitting device illuminates an object such that light measured at a position of the object satisfies specific requirements. ... Citizen Inc

Semiconductor device and method for producing the same

A semiconductor device directly joins electrodes of a semiconductor element to electrodes of a metal substrate and has good yield, connection reliability, good mass productivity, and superior heat dissipation efficiency. A method for producing the semiconductor device that directly joins the electrodes of the metal substrate to the electrodes of the semiconductor element includes forming an electrode separating groove in an element mounting position on a main surface of the metal substrate at a predetermined depth. ... Citizen Inc

Light emitting device and manufacturing method thereof

A light-emitting device and a manufacturing method thereof are provided, which device yields light exhibiting an actual hue with a deviation reduced as much as possible from a designed hue value, wherein the light is a mixture of light emitted from densely-mounted light-emitting elements and excited light from a phosphor contained in a resin sealing the light-emitting elements. The light-emitting device includes a board, light-emitting elements mounted densely on the board so that light-emitting surfaces thereof face opposite to the board, and a seal resin containing a plurality of different phosphors and covering all of the light-emitting elements, wherein the phosphors are excited by light from the light-emitting elements and deposited on upper surfaces of the light-emitting elements. ... Citizen Inc

Speed governor for timepiece

A governor includes a balance spring including a base member made of silicon, for example, and a balance wheel. The balance spring includes a coating film of dlc that is applied to a surface of the silicon base member to improve the strength of the balance spring. ... Citizen Inc

Light emitting device and manufacturing method thereof

A light-emitting device and a manufacturing method thereof are provided, which device yields light exhibiting an actual hue with a deviation reduced as much as possible from a designed hue value, the light being a mixture of light emitted from a plurality of light-emitting elements mounted densely and excited light from a phosphor contained in a resin sealing the light-emitting elements. The light-emitting device includes a board, a plurality of light-emitting elements mounted densely on the board, a first resin free from any phosphor, placed among the plurality of light-emitting elements, and a second resin containing a phosphor and covering an exposed part of the plurality of light-emitting elements.. ... Citizen Inc

Presence and proximity driven filtering of applications and media content

Access to certain application programs and/or media content items at or from an online storefront are granted or denied for a requesting computing device based on whether a subject computing device is present at or within a threshold proximity to a reference computing device or a reference location. The requesting computing device may include the reference computing device or another computing device.. ... Citizen Inc

Light-emitting apparatus

Provided is a light-emitting apparatus including a substrate, a plurality of light-emitting units each having a plurality of led elements mounted on the substrate in a rectangular lattice pattern, wherein each of the light-emitting units has a rectangular light-emitting region, and a lens array including a plurality of lenses provided corresponding to the light-emitting units, respectively, the lens array being arranged on the plurality of light-emitting units, wherein the plurality of lenses is designed such that beams of emission light from the plurality of light-emitting units are collected and radiated so as to overlap with one another at a position distant from the substrate, and a part of the plurality of light-emitting units is arranged to be inclined with respect to a reference direction in a plane of the substrate by an angle different from that of other light-emitting units.. . ... Citizen Inc

Led package, light emitting device and method for manufacturing led package

An led package used in a light-emitting device is provided with a function of position correction in mounting by self-alignment, and mounting density of such led packages is increased. The led package includes an led element including an element electrode on a bottom surface, a phosphor layer containing a phosphor and covering a top surface and a side surface of the led element, and an auxiliary electrode having an upper face bonded to a lower face of the element electrode, wherein the auxiliary electrode is larger than the element electrode, the auxiliary electrode includes a step that makes a lower face smaller than the upper face, and an end portion of the auxiliary electrode on a side where the step is formed is located inside an outer peripheral side of the phosphor layer.. ... Citizen Inc

Side edge planar lighting unit

A side edge planar lighting unit includes a light emitting diode, a light guide plate, and a transparent flexible resin between the light emitting diode and the light guide plate. The light emitting diode and the light guide plate are brought into close contact by the transparent flexible resin. ... Citizen Inc

Printer

Provided is a printer including a conveying unit conveying a continuous sheet in accordance with an input print instruction, a plurality of sensors detecting a mark serving as a reference for positioning a print area on the continuous sheet, wherein the plurality of sensors adopt marks different from each other as detection targets, a printing unit printing on a print area of the continuous sheet, a storage unit storing priority information about a sensor to be used preferentially among the plurality of sensors, and a control unit controlling the conveying unit so that the print area is positioned at a print position of the printing unit on the basis of the priority information and a detection result indicating whether each of the plurality of sensors has detected the mark or not during conveying of the continuous sheet while the priority information is stored in advance.. . ... Citizen Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117681

Tool post for machine tool

A first driving force transmission part is disposed between an attachment part turning transmission shaft and a tool attachment part. The first driving force transmission part transmits rotary driving force from a side of the attachment part turning transmission shaft to the side of the first turning driving force transmission shaft, and includes a groove, a tenon shaped protrusion, and protrusions. ... Citizen Inc

04/19/18 / #20180108501

Spring plate and push switch including spring plate

In a first aspect of the present disclosure, a spring plate includes a central portion; an opening that is positioned at a center of the central portion; and a strip extending from a part of an inner edge of the opening that is positioned at the center of the central portion. The strip includes a first width that is positioned adjacent to the part of the inner edge of the opening and a second width that is positioned adjacent to an end of the strip. ... Citizen Inc

03/29/18 / #20180087993

Pressure detection device, internal combustion engine equipped with the same, and method for manufacturing the same

A pressure detection device includes: a cylindrical body made of a conductor; a pressure receiver made of a conductor, the pressure receiver being mounted to one end side of the body and receiving pressure from the outside; a signal generator arranged inside the body, the signal generator being electrically connected to the pressure receiver and generating a signal corresponding to the pressure received by the pressure receiver; and a cover made of an insulator with a lower thermal conductivity than thermal conductivities of the body and the pressure receiver, the cover continuously covering an outer surface of the pressure receiver and a portion of an outer surface of the body, the portion being located at a side closer to the pressure receiver.. . ... Citizen Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069483

Led drive circuit

The led drive circuit has a rectifying circuit that rectifies an alternating-current voltage, an led string including a plurality of leds connected in series, a first switch whose one end is connected to a cathode of an led in a last stage of the led string, a capacitor whose one end is connected to the other end of the first switch, a second switch that is connected between one end of the capacitor and the anode of the led in the first stage of the led string, and a third switch that is connected between the cathode of the led in the last stage of the led string and a second terminal of the rectifying circuit, and which turns on when the full-wave rectified voltage is lower than a charge start voltage and turns off when the full-wave rectified voltage is higher than or equal to the charge start voltage.. . ... Citizen Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068810

Spring plate, push switch including spring plate, and electronic device including push switch

In a first aspect of the present disclosure, a spring plate includes a central portion; a first leg portion projecting outward from an edge of the central portion; and a second leg portion projecting outward from the edge of the central portion. The first leg portion includes a hollow portion that is positioned within an outline of the first leg portion in a top plan view, and the second leg portion includes a hollow portion that is positioned within an outline of the second leg portion in a top plan view.. ... Citizen Inc

03/01/18 / #20180058968

Combustion pressure sensor

A combustion pressure sensor mounted to a functional component attached to a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine is provided, wherein a pressure receiving member and a pressure detection element are supported by a housing, the pressure receiving member being a pressure receiving surface for receiving a combustion pressure, the pressure detection element detecting a pressure from the pressure receiving surface, the mounting of the combustion pressure sensor to the functional component is performed by joining the functional component and a connecting member provided to at least one of the pressure receiving member and the housing, and the connecting member is composed of a joint portion and a distortion buffer portion, the joint portion being joined with the functional component, the distortion buffer portion reducing influence of distortion occurring in the joint portion on the pressure receiving member or the housing.. . ... Citizen Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050431

Machine tool and control apparatus of the machine tool

This invention provides a machine tool that, in addition to sequentially separating a chip generated from a workpiece in a reliable manner, improves the roundness of the finished workpiece and improves the visual appearance and roughness of a machined surface of the workpiece, and a control apparatus of the machine tool. A machine tool or a control apparatus thereof includes a vibration frequency setting unit for setting vibration frequency of the reciprocal vibration with respect to one relative rotation when machining a workpiece so that the intersections of paths of a cutting tool during forward movement and backward movement are dispersed on a circumferential surface of the workpiece.. ... Citizen Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046142

Power transmission body of timepiece and method of manufacturing power transmission body of timepiece

A power transmission body of a timepiece in which a fixed portion between an arbor and a power transmission member is hardly damaged is provided without increasing the number of components. A transmission wheel (one example of power transmission body) includes a gear and a pinion (one example of arbor). ... Citizen Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040780

Light-emitting device and method for producing the same

A light-emitting device includes a metal substrate, insulative portions, a plurality of leds, a support frame, and a light-transmissive encapsulation resin. The metal substrate includes electrode portions. ... Citizen Inc

02/08/18 / #20180035896

Optical measuring device and toothbrush provided with same

Provided is an optical measuring device that can properly detect a small amount of dental plaque, can be easily incorporated into a toothbrush, and has a simple configuration. The optical measuring device includes a plurality of light sources that irradiate a sample with light having a plurality of wavelengths different from each other, respectively, a detection unit that detects intensities of examined light generated when the sample is irradiated with the light having the plurality of wavelengths, and a control unit that calculates an amount of fluorescent substance to be measured, based on the intensities of the examined light detected by the detection unit in response to the light having the plurality of wavelengths.. ... Citizen Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026552

Electrostatic induction generator

An electrostatic induction generator includes a housing, a first board fixed to the housing, and a second board arranged in parallel to the first board to be able move relative to it, in which electrostatic induction generator, counter electrodes are placed at a first facing surface of the first board, electrically charged films are placed at every other constant interval at a second facing surface of the second board so as to face the counter electrodes, the counter electrodes are comprised of pluralities of first electrodes and second electrodes provided separated from each other at the first facing surface, first electrodes and second electrodes are alternately arranged at constant intervals in a single line, a plurality of lines of single lines of the first electrodes and second electrodes are provided at the first facing surface, and the constant intervals of the plurality of lines respectively differ in phase.. . ... Citizen Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025860

Push switch and electronic device including push switch

In a first aspect of the present disclosure, a push switch includes a resilient member that is made of metal, and the resilient member including a concave shape and an opening that is positioned at a center of the concave shape and at least two protrusions each protruding outward and downward with an oblique angle around the concave shape.. . ... Citizen Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012712

Push switch and electronic device including push switch

In a first aspect of the present disclosure, a push switch includes a substrate including a first electrode and a second electrode arranged on an upper surface of the substrate, the second electrode arranged around the first electrode; and a resilient member that is arranged on the second electrode over the first electrode. The substrate includes a recess in a lower surface of the substrate, and the recess is positioned below the first electrode that is arranged on the upper surface of the substrate.. ... Citizen Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001677

Sheet detection device and printer

A sheet detection device includes a sheet guide disposed between a sheet feeding opening into which a sheet is inserted and a printing mechanism of printing on the sheet, the sheet guide including a guide surface through which the sheet passes, a sheet detector including an optical sensor that detects a predetermined position of the sheet, an opening formed in the guide surface, the sheet detector being disposed inside the opening and the optical sensor being exposed through the opening, and a transparent guide cover provided in the guide surface to cover at least a first border position between the sheet detector and the opening on an upstream side in a sheet transport direction.. . ... Citizen Inc

12/28/17 / #20170371300

Timepiece component and method of manufacturing timepiece component

By configuring a timepiece component to include an intermediate film provided on at least a portion of a surface of a base material formed by using a nonconductive first material as a main component and to include a buffer film stacked on the intermediate film and mainly composed of a second material having a tenacity higher than that of the first material, the timepiece component may be manufactured with high precision, the weight thereof may be reduced, and even when the base material is formed by using a brittle material such as silicon, the timepiece component becomes resistant to breakage and capable of exhibiting high strength when an impact is externally applied.. . ... Citizen Inc

12/21/17 / #20170365754

Light emitting device

A light-emitting device in which the emission intensity of light-emitting elements is improved by making heat generated by light emission of the light-emitting elements be effectively released is provided. The light-emitting device includes a mounting substrate including a mounting region, light-emitting elements mounted on the mounting region, a sealing resin which contains a phosphor and integrally seals the light-emitting elements, and at least one heat transfer member which is arranged among the light-emitting elements on the mounting region, is embedded in the sealing resin, and has a higher thermal conductivity than the sealing resin.. ... Citizen Inc

12/21/17 / #20170365422

Key switch

A key switch includes a base plate, a key top, a pair of link members, and a switch mechanism. The key top is above the base plate. ... Citizen Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364055

Machine tool

A machine tool includes a machining chamber, an illuminator in the machining chamber, and an nc unit. The nc unit includes a manual execution unit for executing the machining operation via a pulse signal generated in response to operation of a manually operated part, and has a one-block stop mode in which the nc program is executed for one block and then stopped. ... Citizen Inc

12/21/17 / #20170362728

Method of manufacturing electroformed components

In manufacturing of a first electroformed component and a second electroformed component having portions fitted to each other into close contact, after the first electroformed component is formed, the first electroformed component is used as a portion of an electroforming mold to form the second electroformed component. Using the first electroformed component as a portion of the electroforming mold to form the second electroformed component, the shape of the first electroformed component is transferred to the second electroformed component. ... Citizen Inc

12/14/17 / #20170357222

Satellite radio-controlled watch

A satellite radio-controlled watch, including a receiving unit for receiving a satellite radio wave containing time information and position information; a storage unit for storing intersection point information indicating a position of an intersection point between a reference line along a great circle orthogonal to a specific great circle on the earth or a reference line along the specific great circle on the earth or a circle parallel to the great circle and a time zone boundary, and time difference division information on a wedge-shaped or belt-shaped area that is adjacent to the reference line and to which the intersection point belongs, and a time zone determination unit for determining a time zone, based on the position information, the intersection point information, and the time difference division information.. . ... Citizen Inc

12/14/17 / #20170357216

Drive circuit for two-coil step motor

Provided is a drive circuit for a two-coil stepper motor, including a rotor that is magnetized to an n-pole and an s-pole, first, second, and third stator magnetic-pole portions, a coil a, and a coil b. The drive circuit includes a drive pulse generation circuit configured to output a drive pulse (sp) for driving the coil a and the coil b, a detection pulse generation circuit configured to output a detection pulse (cp) to the coil a and the coil b in order to detect counter-electromotive currents generated in the coil a and the coil b along with a movement of the rotor after the rotor is driven based on the drive pulse, and a detection circuit configured to receive a detection signal (cs) generated based on the detection pulse as input, to thereby detect the movement of the rotor. ... Citizen Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351215

Movement for mechanical timepiece

According to a movement of the present disclosure, the prevention of the transmission of torque to a governor when excessive torque is generated and the prevention of the wasteful consumption of energy when the excessive torque is not generated are achieved. The movement includes a main spring which generates torque, a balance wheel, a gear train mechanism for transmitting the torque generated by the main spring to the balance wheel, and a spring seat for moving a second wheel, for example, of the gear train mechanism in a direction to reduce the transmission efficiency of the torque between the wheels of the gear train mechanism when the torque generated by the main spring is higher than a predetermined torque (tmax).. ... Citizen Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350769

Surface acoustic wave device

Provided is a surface acoustic wave device using a novel and steadily suppliable piezoelectric material that is resistant to a high-temperature environment and enables the surface acoustic wave device to use a 2 ghz to 2.5 ghz band or higher. The surface acoustic wave device includes: a piezoelectric substrate formed from a monocrystal of gehlenite (cas: ca2al(alsi)o7); and interdigital transducers formed on a surface acoustic wave propagation plane of the piezoelectric substrate.. ... Citizen Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339463

In-stream association of media content for video presentation

User-applied, in-stream association of media content with a video content item is disclosed. During presentation of a video content item, a user selects or otherwise identifies a media content item to be associated with the video content item. ... Citizen Inc

11/16/17 / #20170330869

Light-emitting module

. . Provided is a light-emitting module that achieves high brightness, whose electrode structure is simple and whose brightness distribution has rotational symmetry. The light-emitting module includes a substrate, a first electrode and a second electrode disposed on the substrate, led devices connected between the first electrode and the second electrode, a dam member disposed on the substrate so as to surround the led devices, and a phosphor-containing resin for sealing the led devices by being filled into a region surrounded by the dam member on the substrate. ... Citizen Inc

11/16/17 / #20170330708

Switch component, push switch, electronic device including push switch

A switch component includes a spring plate and a cover of rubber. The cover of rubber covers at least one part of an upper surface of the spring plate. ... Citizen Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322538

Numerical control device

A numerical control device is for machining a machining object by moving a tool and the machining object relative to each other along a movement path while applying vibration, by use of a drive axis provided for the tool or the machining object. The device includes a storage unit that holds an invalid frequency region, and a vibration condition determining unit to determine a frequency for the vibration, based on a rotational speed of a main shaft for rotating the machining object, a number of vibrations of the vibration in each one rotation of the main shaft, and the invalid frequency region.. ... Citizen Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322518

Electronic watch

Provided is an electronic watch which achieves a highest-speed fast-forward operation of a step motor based on various environments under which the watch is placed, and enables low-power driving. The electronic watch includes: a normal pulse generator circuit configured to output a normal pulse sp for driving a step motor; a detection pulse generator circuit configured to output, after the step motor has been driven with the normal pulse sp, detection pulses dp1 and dp2 for detecting whether or not the step motor has been rotated; a pulse selection circuit configured to selectively output the normal pulse sp and the detection pulses dp1 and dp2; a rotation detector circuit configured to input detection signals ds1 and ds2 generated from the detection pulses dp1 and dp2, and to determine whether or not the step motor has been rotated; and a frequency selection circuit configured to determine a driving interval of the normal pulse sp, in which the rotation detector circuit is configured to instruct the frequency selection circuit to select a frequency corresponding to a position at which the detection signals ds1 and ds2 have been generated.. ... Citizen Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308974

Systems and methods for managing the acquisition and management of sites

The management and acquisition of sites (e.g., parking sites) in a manner that provides continuity of data access and storage during the transition of a site from one management entity to another is discussed. Also discussed are methods and systems for ensuring transparency regarding the current status and time to closing for a transaction involving sites.. ... Citizen Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304920

Machine tool and control device of the machine tool

A machine forms threads on a workpiece by relatively feeding the workpiece and a cutting tool in a feeding direction while relatively rotating the workpiece and the cutting tool, and by performing a helical cutting work multiple times while carrying out relative reciprocal vibration of the workpiece and the cutting tool in a radial direction of the workpiece. The machine tool or a control device of the machine tool includes a vibration setting unit to set a pattern of vibration during each cutting work accompanied by the reciprocal vibration so that a cut portion of one cutting work partially includes a portion that has been cut in another cutting work. ... Citizen Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293288

Control device for machine tool

A control device for a machine tool to produce a plurality of different-shaped products efficiently and successively is provided. In the control device, each driving shaft of modules is assigned to different control systems. ... Citizen Inc

10/05/17 / #20170290111

Led driver circuit

The purpose of the present invention is to provide an led driving circuit with which it is possible to easily manage the color temperature by adjusting light. An led driving circuit, characterized in having: a first led group in which a plurality of first leds are serially connected, the first led group contributing to emission of light having a first color temperature; a second led group in which a plurality of second leds are serially connected, the second led group contributing to emission of light having a second color temperature; a third led group in which a plurality of second leds are serially connected, the second led group contributing to emission of light having the second color temperature; and a control unit for switching, in response to an increase in a rectified output voltage, from illumination of only the first led group to illumination of only the second led group and then from illumination of only the second led group to illumination of the second led group and the third led group, the number of first leds included in the first led group being less than the number of second leds included in the second led group.. ... Citizen Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287422

Liquid crystal apparatus

A drive circuit has a ferroelectric liquid crystal panel that operates at a given switching angle and response speed, a sensor that measures temperature, a drive circuit that supplies driving voltage to the ferroelectric liquid crystal panel, a waveform generation circuit that supplies a waveform signal to the drive circuit, and a control circuit that controls the waveform generation circuit; and in a first frame of the driving voltage, outputs during a first interval, a first voltage that is positive and outputs during a second interval that is longer than the first interval, a second voltage that is positive, and in a second frame, outputs during the first interval, the first voltage that is negative and outputs during the second interval that is longer than the first interval, the second voltage that is negative. The control circuit varies the first voltage and the second voltage according to the measured temperature.. ... Citizen Inc

10/05/17 / #20170283261

Phosphor and light-emitting equipment using phosphor

Phosphors include a caalsin3 family crystal phase, wherein the caalsin3 family crystal phase comprises at least one element selected from the group consisting of mn, ce, pr, nd, sm, eu, tb, dy, ho, er, tm, and yb.. . ... Citizen Inc

09/28/17 / #20170280532

Led drive circuit

Provided is an led drive circuit whereby the light emission color is easily changed when dimming by adjusting the current that drives the led. The led drive circuit has: a variable constant current source; a first led row having a plurality of leds connected in series and emitting light in a first light emission color; a second led row having a plurality of leds connected in series and emitting light in a second light emission color; and a current limiting circuit including a current detection element and a switch element. ... Citizen Inc

09/28/17 / #20170276861

Backlight

There is provided a backlight capable of easily eliminating a bright portion generated near lateral surfaces of a light guide plate, even when a plate-like reflective member is brought close to the lateral, surfaces of the light guide plate. The backlight includes, a light guide plate including a light emission surface, a reflective surface, and at least one of the lateral surface as an incident surface, a light source disposed to face the incident surface, a reflective member which is disposed to face another lateral surface other than the incident surface and includes a diffusion reflective surface, and an adhesive member for adhering the reflective member to the another lateral surface of the light guide plate, wherein a length of the adhesive member in a thickness direction of the light guide plate is smaller than a thickness of the light guide plate.. ... Citizen Inc

09/28/17 / #20170276859

Planar light unit

A planar light unit is provided that suppresses appearance of a bright line when viewed from the side of the emission surface of the light guide plate. The planar light unit includes a light source, and a light guide plate including an incident surface for receiving light emitted from the light source, an emission surface from which the light introduced through the incident surface is emitted, an opposing surface disposed so as to oppose the emission surface, and a side surface disposed along an outer periphery of the emission surface and the opposing surface. ... Citizen Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269557

Electronic timepiece with electrostatic induction generator

An electronic watch or clock with an electrostatic induction generator, wherein the electrostatic induction generator has a rotary weight able to rotate with respect to a housing, a rotary member able to rotate with respect to the housing, a counter substrate fastened to the housing, a charging film arranged at one of the rotary member and counter substrate, and a counter electrode arranged facing the charging film at the other, outputs electric power generated between the charging film and the counter electrode to a quartz movement, and provides a window part at one or more locations among the dial plate, housing, or outside casing to enable rotation of the rotary member or transmission of rotation to be visually confirmed.. . ... Citizen Inc

09/14/17 / #20170263391

Push switch, method of manufacturing push switch, and electronic device including push switch

In a first aspect of the present disclosure, a push switch includes a substrate including a first electrode and a second electrode that are arranged on an upper surface of the substrate; a resilient member arranged on the first electrode over the second electrode of the substrate; and a light-transmitting member including a crosslinked product of a chain olefin-cyclic olefin copolymer. The light-transmitting member covers the resilient member from above and includes an upper surface, a lower surface, a peripheral side surface between edges of the upper surface and edges of the lower surface of the light-transmitting member, and a periphery of the lower surface of the light-transmitting member. ... Citizen Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246881

Thermal transfer printer and printing method using same

Irregularities in the density that can occur in printed images of a thermal transfer printer due to mechanical variations or variations in thermal characteristics in the thermal head are more easily and accurately corrected as compared to cases not having the features of the disclosed invention. The thermal transfer printer includes a thermal head including heating elements and causing the heating elements to generate heat and transfer ink onto a sheet to print an image on the sheet, a storage unit for storing a first correspondence between a heating element in the thermal head and a correction amount of energy applied to the heating element and a second correspondence between a density of an image to be printed and an adjustment coefficient of the correction amount, and a control unit for correcting energy applied to each heating element by an amount obtained by multiplying the correction amount for the heating element obtained from the first correspondence by the adjustment coefficient obtained from the second correspondence according to a density of an image to be newly printed. ... Citizen Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246718

Machine tool and control apparatus of the machine tool

In a machine tool and a control apparatus thereof, a repetitive movement unit is configured so that the cutting tool performs one repetitive movement with respect to multiple relative rotations between the workpiece and the cutting tool and so that a rotation angle of the relative rotation between the workpiece and the cutting tool during relative movement at a second speed is smaller than a rotation angle of the relative rotation during relative movement at a first speed in one repetitive movement. This configuration limits degradation of machining efficiency when the cutting tool machines the workpiece by performing one repetitive movement with respect to multiple relative rotations between the workpiece and the cutting tool.. ... Citizen Inc

08/17/17 / #20170238389

Led module

An led module includes, on a circuit board, first to fourth electrodes, a first circuit including a first led group, and a second circuit including second and third led groups, a switch element and a detection element. The second circuit includes a first path leading from the second led group to one end of the detection element, and a second path leading from the third led group via the switch element to one end of the detection element. ... Citizen Inc

08/17/17 / #20170236983

Illumination method and light-emitting device

To provide an illumination method and a light-emitting device which are capable of achieving, under an indoor illumination environment where illuminance is around 5000 lx or lower when performing detailed work and generally around 1500 lx or lower, a color appearance or an object appearance as perceived by a person, will be as natural, vivid, highly visible, and comfortable as though perceived outdoors in a high-illuminance environment, regardless of scores of various color rendition metric. Light emitted from the light-emitting device illuminates an object such that light measured at a position of the object satisfies specific requirements. ... Citizen Inc

08/17/17 / #20170236982

Led module

An led module according to the present invention includes: a mounting substrate; a first led group including a plurality of leds mounted in a first light-emitting area extending in a first direction on the mounting substrate; a second led group including a plurality of leds mounted in a second light-emitting area located outside the first light-emitting area; a dam material surrounding a periphery of the second light-emitting area; a first fluorescent resin coating the first led group and causing the first light-emitting area to emit light having a first color temperature; and a second fluorescent resin coating at least the second led group and causing the second light-emitting area to emit light having a second color temperature higher than the first color temperature, and viscosity of the first fluorescent resin is higher than viscosity of the second fluorescent resin.. . ... Citizen Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233835

Leather or leather article and method for producing same, hexavalent chromium treatment agent, method for treating hexavalent chromium in crude leather or crude leather article

An object of the invention is to provide a heat-resistant hexavalent chromium removal agent, which is capable of remaining in a leather or leather article for a long period of time and stably detoxifying hexavalent chromium over the long term even when a leather or leather article contains hexavalent chromium, and a leather or leather article, in which the hexavalent chromium content is less than 3 ppm. The leather or leather article of the present invention contains at least: an organic compound (a) having a structure shown in chemical formula (1) and hydroxyphenyl but not aldehyde and carboxyl, which organic compound has a property to reduce hexavalent chromium to trivalent chromium; and trivalent chromium, and the hexavalent chromium content determined in accordance with iso 17075: 2008-02 is less than 3 ppm.. ... Citizen Inc

08/10/17 / #20170229620

Illumination method and light-emitting device

To provide an illumination method and a light-emitting device which are capable of achieving, under an indoor illumination environment where illuminance is around 5000 lx or lower when performing detailed work and generally around 1500 lx or lower, a color appearance or an object appearance as perceived by a person, will be as natural, vivid, highly visible, and comfortable as though perceived outdoors in a high-illuminance environment, regardless of scores of various color rendition metric. Light emitted from the light-emitting device illuminates an object such that light measured at a position of the object satisfies specific requirements. ... Citizen Inc

08/10/17 / #20170229258

Switch and method for manufacturing same

A switch that more reliably prevents solvent permeation from the outside, and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The switch includes a first molded resin molded integrally with a plurality of fixed contacts by insert molding, a movable member disposed above the first molded resin to bring the plurality of fixed contacts into and out of contact with each other, and a second molded resin molded so as to close a through hole of the first molded resin formed by a pin supporting the plurality of fixed contacts at a time of the insert molding.. ... Citizen Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227932

Electronic watch

An electronic watch includes: a step motor; a driving pulse generator circuit configured to output a driving pulse for driving the step motor; a detection pulse generator circuit configured to output a detection pulse for detecting rotation of the step motor; a correction pulse generator circuit configured to output a correction pulse; a pulse selection circuit configured to select and output the driving pulse, the detection pulse, and the correction pulse; a driver circuit configured to supply to the step motor the outputs from the pulse selection circuit; and a rotation detection circuit configured to receive a detection signal generated by the detection pulse to judge rotation of the step motor. The electronic watch further includes a driving interval switch circuit configured to switch a driving interval of the driving pulse between a normal driving interval and a high-speed driving interval. ... Citizen Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220091

Power supply management device and machine tool having the power-supply management device

The present invention provides a power-supply management device which can efficiently connect and disconnect power supply to an electric-powered section, and a machine tool including the power-supply management device. The power-supply management device (101) detects a synchronization command of a control program, and compares an operation time of the electric-powered section between synchronizations in each control system which is a synchronization target by the synchronization command on the basis of the detected synchronization command. ... Citizen Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216933

Machine tool

A simple machine tool including a relatively simple shaped turret having as many tool attachment parts as possible even when a cutout part for a movement path for a main spindle is provided. A machine tool includes a first main spindle, a second main spindle, a first turret having tool attachment parts, a second turret having tool attachment parts, and a controller having an indexing device. ... Citizen Inc

07/27/17 / #20170213662

Push-button switch

A side-push push-button switch is provided in which the strength of a rear surface side of a housing to which a load is particularly applied by outside force caused by the switching operation of a push-button member is increased to stably mount the housing on a circuit board and ensure reliable and secure switching operation. The push-button switch includes a housing, a push-button member, and a holding frame. ... Citizen Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211761

Light-emitting device

Provided is a light-emitting device in which a light-emitting region is increased in size without decreasing the yield. This light-emitting device includes a central light-emitting unit, and a plurality of peripheral light-emitting units arranged to fill a periphery of the central light-emitting unit, wherein each of the central light-emitting unit and the peripheral light-emitting units includes a substrate and light-emitting elements mounted on the substrate, and an area of the light-emitting region of each of the peripheral light-emitting units is equal to or smaller than an area of the light-emitting region of the central light-emitting unit.. ... Citizen Inc

07/27/17 / #20170210143

Thermal transfer printer and method for controlling the same

When sub-images are sequentially transferred and connected together to form a larger image than would be possible with a single transfer operation, the occurrence of a color change in the overlapping region of the sub-images is suppressed and the width of the overlapping region is reduced as much as possible. Color image data are divided into image data of two sub-images containing an overlapping region and having edges that coincide for each color ink transferred to paper. ... Citizen Inc

07/13/17 / #20170200876

Led package

Provided is an led package which is unlikely to cause the attenuation of emitted light from an led element by bonding wires for electrical connection of the led element. The led package includes a board including a pair of connection electrodes formed thereon, an led element mounted on the board, a bonding wire electrically connecting the led element to the pair of connection electrodes, and a covering layer containing a phosphor and covering the bonding wire, wherein the phosphor is excited by emitted light from the led element to emit light having an absorbance in the bonding wire lower than that of the emitted light and a wavelength longer than that of the emitted light.. ... Citizen Inc

07/06/17 / #20170196060

Light-emitting apparatus and color-matching apparatus

Provided is a light-emitting apparatus including a board, a resin frame fixed on the board, sets of light-emitting elements mounted in a region on the board surrounded by the resin frame, wherein the light-emitting elements configuring each set are connected in series to each other. The light-emitting apparatus further includes connection electrodes provided on the board and electrically connected to the light-emitting elements and capable of supplying a drive current selectively to the sets of light-emitting elements, and a sealing resin which includes a phosphor mixed therein and excited by light from the light-emitting elements, and is filled so as to bury the region on the board, to seal integrally the light-emitting elements. ... Citizen Inc

07/06/17 / #20170194297

Light-emitting module

Provided is a light-emitting module that achieves high brightness, whose electrode structure is simple and whose brightness distribution has rotational symmetry. The light-emitting module includes a substrate, a first electrode and a second electrode disposed on the substrate, led devices connected between the first electrode and the second electrode, a dam member disposed on the substrate so as to surround the led devices, and a phosphor-containing resin for sealing the led devices by being filled into a region surrounded by the dam member on the substrate. ... Citizen Inc

06/29/17 / #20170182572

Machining device and machining method

The present invention achieves a machining apparatus which can easily be composed and a machining method which can perform gear machining or splined shaft machining easily by using an existing lathe. More specifically, the invention achieves a machining apparatus 1 comprising: a cutter 11 which includes a blade part 20 formed in the shape of a ring around a peripheral surface thereof and which is driven to rotate about an axis thereof; a workpiece holder 13 which holds a workpiece w rotatably; and a cutter driver 12 which moves the cutter 11 and the workpiece w relative to each other along an axial direction, wherein a gear or a splined shaft is formed on the peripheral surface of the workpiece w by synchronizing the rotation of the workpiece w with the relative movement of the cutter 11 and the workpiece w and by rotating the cutter 11, and wherein a plurality of the blade parts 20 are disposed side by side along the axis, the cutter driver 12 drives the cutter 11 to rotate in one direction around the axis and to reciprocate relative to the workpiece w along the axis, the workpiece holder 13 rotates the workpiece w in a forward/reverse direction in accordance with reciprocation of the cutter 11, and cutting is performed on the workpiece w so as to form thereon an external shape of a gear or a splined shaft by placing each of the blade parts 20 of the cutter 11 in contact with the peripheral surface of the workpiece w.. ... Citizen Inc

06/22/17 / #20170179357

Led lighting apparatus and method for manufacturing the same

To provide an led lighting apparatus and a method for manufacturing the same that can improve the bonding strength between an aluminum substrate and a printed wiring substrate. An led lighting apparatus and a method for manufacturing the same, the led lighting apparatus includes an aluminum substrate, a plurality of reflectivity-enhanced layers formed on the aluminum substrate, an led device bonded on said plurality of reflectivity-enhanced layers, a printed wiring substrate bonded onto a region on the aluminum substrate other than a region where the plurality of reflectivity-enhanced layers are formed, a wire for connecting between the printed wiring substrate and the led device, a frame member formed so as to surround said led device, and a phosphor resin deposited over a region inside the frame member.. ... Citizen Inc

06/22/17 / #20170179348

Light-emitting device

A light-emitting device includes a base, a substrate, a plurality of light-emitting elements, a filler, and a sealing resin body. The base includes an upper surface and a mounting area. ... Citizen Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175980

Light-emitting apparatus

Provided is a light-emitting apparatus including a substrate, an led light source disposed on the substrate, and a reflecting frame disposed laterally of the led light source on the substrate, wherein the led light source includes a side-emitting led device which is disposed on the substrate, and which emits light laterally toward the reflecting frame, and a top-emitting led device which is disposed above the side-emitting led device on the substrate so as to straddle the side-emitting led device and so as to not block a portion of the light emitted from the side-emitting led device, and which emits light upward, the light being different in color than the light emitted from the side-emitting led device, and wherein the reflecting frame is disposed so that the light emitted from the side-emitting led device is reflected upward.. . ... Citizen Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169966

Component, push switch including component, push switch, and electronic device including push switch

In a first aspect of the present disclosure, a component includes a frame that includes an upper surface, a lower surface, and an inner surface demarcating an opening; a cover arranged on the upper surface of the frame and covering the opening from above to form a recessed portion at the opening of the frame; a first resilient member; and a second resilient member arranged in the recessed portion at the opening of the frame to be over the first resilient member that is arranged across the opening of the frame and held by the frame.. . ... Citizen Inc

06/01/17 / #20170153161

Pressure detection device

There is provided a pressure detection device including: a pressure detection element which receives pressure so as to output a detection signal corresponding to the pressure p; and a processing circuit which processes and outputs the detection signal output from the pressure detection element, where the processing circuit includes: a voltage transformation circuit which only transforms a power supply voltage fed from an external power supply so as to obtain a first reference voltage with a predetermined voltage value; an integrator circuit which uses the first reference voltage as an operation reference to perform integral processing on the detection signal so as to convert the detection signal into a voltage waveform; and at least one or more amplifier circuits which use a second reference voltage with a predetermined voltage value as an operation reference to perform amplification processing on an output signal from the integrator circuit.. . ... Citizen Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138810

Disconnection detection circuit of pressure detection device

A disconnection detection circuit includes: a pull-up resistor to which the detection signal is fed and which connects a signal line connected to the wiring cable to a power supply or a pull-down resistor which connects the signal line to a gnd; and a voltage clip circuit 105 which includes a high-voltage clip circuit which is connected between the signal line and the power supply and which clips the voltage of the signal line to the maximum specified voltage and a low-voltage clip circuit which is connected between the signal line and the gnd and which clips the voltage of the signal line to the minimum specified voltage.. . ... Citizen Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136550

Tool attachment part, tool post of machine tool equipped with tool attachment part, and machine tool

A tool attachment part includes an outer holder detachably fixed to a fixed part and an inner holder turnably and integrally supported by the outer holder. The inner holder is formed with a support part (insertion portion tb) to support a rotatable tool. ... Citizen Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136547

Machine tool and workpiece processing system

In an embodiment, a machine tool includes two fixed modules and two movable modules each of which having a main spindle, a headstock, and a tool post being integrally formed, and a bed on which these are installed. The movable modules are provided on the bed to be movable in the y-axis direction, the fixed modules are fixed on the bed on the opposite sides of the these movable modules, and a recess is provided next to the fixed module, the recess being formed by cutting out the bed. ... Citizen Inc

05/11/17 / #20170133952

Power generation device and portable electric device

Provided is an electric power generating device capable of performing electret power generation by efficiently rotating a rotating electrode group. The electric power generating device includes: a plurality of electret electrodes each made of an electret material and formed into a planar shape, and arranged in a circular shape at intervals in a first plane; a plurality of counter electrodes arranged in a circular shape in a second plane facing the first plane so as to face the plurality of electret electrodes; an oscillating weight supported in a rotatable manner; and a motive power transmission mechanism configured to transmit motive power generated by rotations of the oscillating weight to a rotating electrode group including any one of the plurality of electret electrodes and the plurality of counter electrodes, to thereby rotate the rotating electrode group so that the rotating electrode group is moved relative to another electrode group, the motive power transmission mechanism including a clutch mechanism configured to transmit only a rotation of the oscillating weight in one predetermined direction.. ... Citizen Inc

05/11/17 / #20170133567

Semiconductor device and light-emitting apparatus

A semiconductor device wherein the horizontal spreading of solder at the time of reflow is suppressed and a plurality of devices can be mounted close to each other on a substrate, and a light-emitting apparatus using such a semiconductor device as a light-emitting device are provided. A semiconductor device bonded to a substrate by solder includes a semiconductor layer, a plurality of device electrodes formed on a bottom surface of the semiconductor layer, and a plurality of auxiliary electrodes formed integrally with the device electrodes, respectively, wherein each of the auxiliary electrodes includes a groove portion formed in a bottom surface thereof, and a side face of the groove portion is slanted with respect to the bottom surface of the semiconductor layer so that the groove portion becomes narrower in width with increasing distance from a lower end of the auxiliary electrode and decreasing distance to an upper end thereof.. ... Citizen Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131170

Pressure detection device

A processing circuit is provided which includes at least an integrator circuit which uses a reference voltage set to have a predetermined magnitude as an operation reference and which integrates a detection signal so as to convert the detection signal into a voltage waveform and a base voltage adjustment circuit which is connected between an input terminal and an output terminal of the integrator circuit and which adjusts the magnitude of a base voltage that is a potential when the detection signal in an output signal output from the integrator circuit is not present. As another form, a processing circuit can be adopted which includes at least one or more amplifier circuits which amplify an output signal from an integrator circuit and a base voltage adjustment circuit which is connected between a supply portion of a reference voltage fed to the amplifier circuit and an input terminal of at least one of the amplifier circuits and which adjusts the magnitude of a base voltage that is a potential when a detection signal in an output signal output from the amplifier circuit is not present.. ... Citizen Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130650

Combustion pressure sensor and method of manufacturing same

When a combustion pressure sensor is formed that includes at least: a case member which has a joint surface on the side of a tip end and in which an opening portion is provided; a joint surface which is brought into planar contact with the joint surface of the case member so as to block the opening portion; a pressure reception member on which a combustion pressure acts; a welding portion in which the joint surfaces are joined to each other; and a piezoelectric element which is stored in the case member and converts a pressing force based on the combustion pressure transmitted from the pressure reception member into a signal, on the side of one edge side in at least the one joint surface, the one joint surface is limited to a given depth of welding from the other edge side, a predetermined clearance portion is provided so as to form a predetermined gap with the opposite other joint surface and a welding portion is provided which includes at least all the limited joint surface from the other edge side in the one joint surface.. . ... Citizen Inc

04/27/17 / #20170113313

Turret tool post and machine tool equipped with turret tool post

A turret tool post includes a turret turnably supported by a post body, turret turning part having a turret turning shaft and the like to turn the turret, a tool attachment part turnably holding a rotatable tool and attached to the turret, and tool-attachment-part turning part turning the tool attachment part to turn the rotatable tool. The tool-attachment-part turning part and the turret turning part are provided independently and arranged to face each other. ... Citizen Inc

04/20/17 / #20170110988

Electrostatic induction power generator

A board arrangement structure includes a housing, a first board fastened to the housing, a second board arranged in parallel enabling, relative movement with respect to the first board, an electrically charged film, a counter electrode, and an output part outputting electric power generated between the electrically charged film and the counter electrode, at least one of the electrically charged film and the counter electrode being arranged at a first facing surface of the first board and the other being arranged at a second facing surface of the second board facing the first facing surface, and the first facing surface of the first board being, fastened to a reference mounting surface provided at the housing.. . ... Citizen Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108846

Control device for machine tool and machine tool including the control device

To provide a machine tool and a control device for the machine tool that can smoothly cut a workpiece while segmenting chips by feeding a cutting tool in a feed direction while reciprocally vibrating the cutting tool along the feed direction on the basis of a condition set by a user. The machine tool (100) or the control device (c) includes the control section (c1) that determines a number of rotations of the relative rotation and a number of vibrations of the reciprocal vibration per rotation of the relative rotation when the workpiece (w) is machined in accordance with a vibration frequency dependent on a period in which an operating instruction can be executed.. ... Citizen Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108408

In-cylinder pressure detecting apparatus

An in-cylinder pressure detecting apparatus for detecting a pressure in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine is provided. The in-cylinder pressure detecting apparatus includes a pressure detecting element mounted on a fuel injection device which injects fuel into the combustion chamber; and an amplifying circuit unit having an amplifying circuit which amplifies a signal output from the pressure detecting element and outputs a pressure detection signal. ... Citizen Inc

04/13/17 / #20170102685

Control device for machine tool and machine tool including the control device

To provide a machine tool and a control device for the machine tool that can smoothly cut a workpiece while segmenting chips by feeding a cutting tool in a feed direction while reciprocally vibrating the cutting tool along the feed direction on the basis of a condition set by a user. The machine tool (100) or the control device (c) includes: a setting unit (c1, c2) for utilizing a number of rotations of relative rotation of a workpiece (w) and the cutting tool, a number of reciprocal vibrations of the cutting tool per rotation of the relative rotation, and a vibration frequency dependent on a period in which the control device (c) can execute an operating instruction when the workpiece w is machined as parameters and for setting values of two of the parameters to a control section (c1); and a correcting unit (c1) for setting the remaining one of the parameters to a predetermined value and correcting the values of the two of the parameters set by the setting unit on the basis of the value of the remaining one of the parameters.. ... Citizen Inc

04/13/17 / #20170102508

Mounting component for optical fiber, optical module, and optical module manufacturing method

Provided is a mounting component for an optical fiber that allows a laser device and an optical fiber to be aligned with higher precision while providing protection for the laser device mounted on a substrate. The a mounting component is a component formed from silicon for optically coupling a laser device to an optical fiber by being bonded to a mounting substrate on which the laser device is mounted, and includes a groove portion for fixedly holding the optical fiber so that a core of the optical fiber is positioned at a predetermined depth with respect to a bonding surface to be bonded to the mounting substrate, and a recessed portion, formed continuous with the groove portion, for accommodating the laser device, wherein a thickness of the mounting component, measured in a direction perpendicular to the bonding surface, is chosen so that a position of the laser device can be detected using an infrared transmission image when the laser device is accommodated in the recessed portion by placing the bonding surface in contact with the mounting substrate.. ... Citizen Inc

03/23/17 / #20170086265

Led illumination device

An led illuminator configured to further reduce total harmonic distortion is provided. The led illuminator has: a first led string including a first partial led string and a second partial led string; a second led string including a third partial led string and a fourth partial led string; a first switching circuit configured to switch between a state where only the first partial led string is connected to a rectifier and a state where the first partial led string and the second partial led string connected in series are connected to the rectifier as a full-wave rectified voltage waveform that is output from the rectifier increases/decreases; and a second switching circuit configured to switch between a state where only the third partial led string is connected to the rectifier and a state where the third partial led string and the fourth partial led string connected in series are connected to the rectifier, and the switching timing by the first switching circuit and the switching timing by the second switching circuit are set so as to differ from each other.. ... Citizen Inc

02/16/17 / #20170047314

Led module

The purpose of the present invention is to reduce the size and thickness of an led module. The led module includes a circuit substrate, at least two supply terminals, a plurality of led dies, a plurality of fet die, a constant current circuit, a dam member, a fluorescent resin, a resistor network, and a bypass circuit, wherein the constant current circuit includes one of the plurality of fet die and the bypass circuit includes other of the plurality of fet die, a portion of the dam enclosing the led block region forms a portion of the dam enclosing the circuit block region, and the dam member enclosing the led block region has a annular shape and the dam member enclosing the circuit block region has a rectangular shape except for said portion of the dam member.. ... Citizen Inc

02/09/17 / #20170040514

Led light-emitting element

An led light-emitting element having reduced the occurrence of illuminance unevenness is provided. A light-emitting element comprising a substrate, an led element mounted on the substrate, a phosphor resin arranged on the substrate so as to seal the led element and having an emission surface from which light based on light emitted from the led element is emitted, a reflective resin arranged around the phosphor resin; and a reflecting frame having an opening and at least part of which is arranged on the reflective resin, wherein the reflective resin is arranged directly under the reflecting frame and on the side surface of the phosphor resin, the ratio of the area of the emission surface to the area of an inside area of the reflecting frame is set to 80% or higher, and in the inside area of the reflecting frame, the reflective resin is exposed around the emission surface.. ... Citizen Inc

02/09/17 / #20170038051

Light-emitting apparatus

A light-emitting apparatus according to the present invention has a packaging substrate having a packaging area, a plurality of light-emitting elements packaged in the packaging area, and a sealing resin that seals the plurality of light-emitting elements. The plurality of light-emitting elements includes light-emitting elements packaged in a first packaging area including the center of the packaging area and light-emitting elements packaged in a second packaging area surrounding the perimeter of the first packaging area. ... Citizen Inc

01/26/17 / #20170025586

Light emitting device

A light emitting device includes a substrate, a light emitting element mounted on the substrate, a phosphor plate for covering an upper surface of the light emitting element, a white reflecting resin placed on the substrate to surround side surfaces of the light emitting element and the phosphor plate, and a reflecting frame, including a reflecting film formed by plating and a bonding portion, and placed on the substrate to surround the light emitting element, the phosphor plate, and the white reflecting resin. The reflecting frame is directly bonded to the substrate by the bonding portion in a portion where the white reflecting resin is not located.. ... Citizen Inc

01/19/17 / #20170019035

Electronic device

Provided is an electronic device including a rotary power generation device using an electret, which is capable of preventing a spiral spring from being wound up or fully extended. The electronic device includes a power generation mechanism including: first rotary member, which is supported in a freely rotatable manner, and has a center of gravity shifted from a rotation center; second rotary member supported in a freely rotatable manner; an elastic member configured to elastically connect the first rotary member and the second rotary member to each other for rotary motions thereof; a stationary member arranged so as to be opposed to the second rotary member; and an electret film formed on a surface of any one of the second rotary member and the stationary member.. ... Citizen Inc

01/19/17 / #20170017206

Timepiece

Whether a bright state or a dark state is established is determined each time a motor is driven one step, based on a presence or absence of a passing of light through a detection hole disposed in a detection wheel that rotates associated with rotations of a hand wheel coupled with the motor. A switching position x is identified at which the dark state is switched to the bright state when the dark state is determined and thereafter the bright state is determined. ... Citizen Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016773

Wireless temperature sensor

A wireless temperature sensor that has an ease of manufacture and an improved reliability is provided. The wireless temperature sensor includes a first structure having an antenna having an antenna electrode and a gnd electrode disposed in an insulating substrate, a temperature detection device fixed on an opposite surface of the first structure to a surface in which the antenna electrode is disposed, and a second structure disposed on the side of a side wall of the temperature detection device and joined to the first structure. ... Citizen Inc

01/12/17 / #20170010473

Projection apparatus

Provided is a projection apparatus for projecting an image which can be seen stereoscopically, wherein the apparatus is made smaller and the definition of the projected image is higher than would be the case if the present configuration were not employed. The projection apparatus is an apparatus for projecting an image which can be seen stereoscopically, by scanning with one set of at least red, green, and blue laser beams, and includes a light source section that emits the laser beams, a scan section that scans a projection region two-dimensionally with the laser beams, and a microlens array that includes microlenses on which the laser beams from the scan section are incident and that changes emission angles of the laser beams in accordance with incident positions of the laser beams on the microlenses to create a light ray field in which light rays whose positions and directions are controlled are emitted from each point on surfaces of the microlenses in accordance with an image to be projected.. ... Citizen Inc

01/05/17 / #20170005237

Illumination method and light-emitting device

. . To provide an illumination method and a light-emitting device which are capable of achieving, under an indoor illumination environment where illuminance is around 5000 lx or lower when performing detailed work and generally around 1500 lx or lower, a color appearance or an object appearance as perceived by a person, will be as natural, vivid, highly visible, and comfortable as though perceived outdoors in a high-illuminance environment, regardless of scores of various color rendition metric. Light emitted from the light-emitting device illuminates an object such that light measured at a position of the object satisfies specific requirements. ... Citizen Inc

01/05/17 / #20170005033

Substrate, light-emitting device with substrate, method of manufacturing substrate assembly and method of manufacturing light-emitting device with substrate

A substrate includes a first electrode layer including a first electrode and a second electrode; a second electrode layer including a first electrode and a second electrode; a third electrode layer including a first electrode and a second electrode; and a resin layer. The first electrode layer is arranged on a first side of the resin layer, the third electrode layer is arranged on a second side of the resin layer opposed to the first side, the second electrode layer is positioned in the resin layer, and the first electrode layer is thicker than the second electrode layer. ... Citizen Inc

01/05/17 / #20170003532

Optical device

An optical device includes a liquid crystal shutter using a first liquid crystal material, the liquid crystal shutter controlling application of a light beam to a predetermined point, corresponding to a driving waveform supplied to the liquid crystal shutter; a spatial optical modulator using a second liquid crystal material whose contrast becomes a maximal contrast at a temperature different from that of the first liquid crystal material, the spatial optical modulator modulating the light beam corresponding to a driving waveform supplied to the spatial optical modulator; and a supplying unit that supplies to the liquid crystal shutter and the spatial optical modulator, driving waveforms that are adjusted such that the contrasts of the liquid crystal shutter and the spatial optical modulator each become equal to or greater than 50% of the maximal contrast at a same temperature,. . ... Citizen Inc








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