The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan. There are two separate varieties of Akita: a Japanese strain, known as the "Akita Inu" or "Japanese Akita"; and an American strain, known as the "Akita" or "American Akita". The Japanese strain comes in a small choice of colors, with all other colors considered atypical of the breed, while the American strain comes in all dog colors. The Akita has a short double coat, similar to that of many other northern spitz breeds such as the Siberian Husky, but long coated dogs can be found in many litters due to a recessive gene.The Akita is a powerful, independent and dominant breed, commonly aloof with strangers but affectionate with family members. As a breed, Akitas are generally hardy, but they have been known to suffer from various genetic conditions and be sensitive to certain drugs.In most countries, the American strain of Akita is now considered a separate breed. In the United States and Canada, however, the two strains are considered a single breed with differences in type. For a while, the American strain of Akita was known in some countries as the "Great Japanese Dog". Both forms of Akita are probably best known worldwide from the true story of Hachikō, a loyal Akita who lived in Japan before World War II. Wikipedia.
Miyagitanoi Co. and Akita | Date: 2015-09-16
A drill capable of efficiently performing high-quality drilling machining on a material which is hard to be cut such as CFRP and the like is provided. The drill includes a drill body 4 having a shank portion 2 at a rear side of the drill main body and a cutting portion 3 at a front side of the drill main body, a first land A to a fourth land D at the cutting portion 3, a first cutting portion groove 5a to a fourth cutting portion groove 5d provided between the lands of the first land A to the fourth land D, a pilot blade 6 formed at the tip of the cutting portion 3, a diameter-enlarging spiral thread portion 9 having a group of threads of diameter-enlarging spiral threads AK1-DK4 continuously following the pilot blade 6, a finished spiral thread portion 12 having a group of threads of finishing spiral threads AF1-DF5, which have the same height, and continuously following the diameter-enlarging spiral thread portion 9, a diameter-enlarging spiral blade portion 18 having a group of blades of the diameter-enlarging spiral threads AK1-DK4, and a finishing spiral blade portion 19 having a group of blade of the finishing spiral threads AF1-DF5. A cutting feed rate is set to an amount so that a spiral convex part will not be formed on the wall surface of a cutting hole formed in a material to be machined, and therefore the wall surface will be finished as a flat wall.
Akita and Miyagitanoi Co. | Date: 2014-03-28
A drill capable of performing high-quality drilling machining on a material which is hard to be cut such as CFRP is provided. The drill includes a drill body 4 having a shank portion 2 at a rear side of the drill main body and a cutting portion 3 at a front side of the drill main body, a first land A to a fourth land D at the cutting portion 3, a first cutting portion groove 5a to a fourth cutting portion groove 5d provided between the lands of the first land A to the fourth land D, a pilot blade 6 formed at the tip of the cutting portion 3, a diameter-enlarging spiral thread portion 9 continuously following the pilot blade 6, a finished spiral thread portion 12 continuously following the diameter-enlarging spiral thread portion 9, a diameter-enlarging spiral blade portion 18, and a finishing spiral blade portion 19.
TDK Corp and Akita | Date: 2011-12-13
A large spin-polarized current can be provided. A single crystal MgO layer is grown on an Si single crystal substrate, being lattice-matched. Thereon, a ferromagnetic metal layer is grown. Growth plane of MgO layer formed on (100) plane of Si single crystal substrate is (100) plane. At interface between Si single crystal substrate and MgO layer, Si (100)  and MgO (100)  directions are parallel. FIG. 2(A) shows Si (100) plane, FIG. 2(B) MgO (100) plane, and FIG. 2(C) the state of these two planes being lattice-matched. Si (100) plane in FIG. 2(A) is constituted by Si atoms 111 alone, while MgO (100) plane in FIG. 2(B) is constituted by Mg atoms 121 and oxygen (O) atoms 122. MgO (100) plane is grown on Si (100) plane, and as shown in FIG. 2(C), Si (100)  and MgO (100)  directions are parallel at the interface.
Akita and TDK Corp | Date: 2011-08-24
The present invention provides a spin injection electrode structure, a spin transport element, and a spin transport device which enable effective spin injection in a silicon channel layer at room temperature. A spin injection electrode structure IE comprises a silicon channel layer 12, a first magnesium oxide film 13A disposed on a first part of the silicon channel layer 12, and a first ferromagnetic layer 14A disposed on the first magnesium oxide film 13A. The first magnesium oxide film 13A partly includes a first lattice-matched part P lattice-matched with both of the silicon channel layer 12 and the first ferromagnetic layer 14A.
Akita University and Akita | Date: 2014-02-20
Acceleration and automation of immunohistochemical staining are achieved as follows: an automatic electric field immunohistochemical staining apparatus is configured to provided with a sample mounting unit, a solution supply unit, an electric field stifling unit, and a washing unit; the sample mounting unit on which a glass substrate with a tissue specimen fixed thereto is mounted and the electric field stirring unit that includes an upper electrode are operated in coordination to activate an antigen in the tissue specimen; the sample mounting unit and the solution supply unit containing various solutions are operated in coordination to supply a primary-antibody-containing solution to the tissue specimen; the sample mounting unit and the electric field stirring unit are operated in coordination to perform an antigen-antibody reaction of the antigen in the tissue specimen and a primary antibody; and the electric field stirring unit and the washing unit are operated in coordination.
Akita | Date: 2014-11-07
A droplet oscillation device includes upper and lower electrodes, a changing mechanism, a sensor and a controller. The lower electrode is configured to support a substrate thereon. The changing mechanism is configured to change a distance between the upper and lower electrodes. The sensor is configured to detect a droplet formed above a surface of the substrate opposite the upper electrode. The controller is configured to vary an applied voltage between the upper and lower electrodes to oscillate the droplet, and to determine whether the droplet is detected by the sensor. The controller is configured to respectively determine whether the droplet is detected under a plurality of conditions for which a frequency of the applied voltage or the distance are different, and to oscillate the droplet at the frequency and the distance of a condition for which the droplet is detected and for which the distance is greatest.
Akita and Hitek Urethane Global Ltd. | Date: 2014-07-17
A safety device prevents the terminal of an electrical plug from being disengaged from or engaged with an electrical receptacle. When the terminal is engaged with the receptacle, a tubular lock-in member slides over the plug to obstruct the release of a plug securing means that secures the plug to the receptacle. A retainer member attaches to the lock-in member and engages the receptacle or a part attached to the receptacle to limit the movement of the lock-in member. When the terminal is disengaged from the receptacle, a lock-out member obstructs contact between the terminal and the receptacle and engages the plug securing means. The lock-in member obscures the plug securing means and is secured to the lock-in member by the retainer member and the keyed lockable means.
Akita | Date: 2014-01-23
According to one embodiment, a method of damping an actuator to reduce an amplitude of a resonance peak of the actuator, including a piezoelectric element and a translation mechanism, includes securing one surface of a restraint member having at least two surfaces to a movable part of the translation mechanism with an elastic or viscoelastic body therebetween, securing the other surface of the restraint member to a support portion of the translation mechanism with an elastic or viscoelastic body therebetween, and converting vibration energy of the movable part into thermal energy, based on distortion caused by deformation of the elastic or viscoelastic body.
Akita | Date: 2011-05-04
[Problem to be Solved] An object of the present invention is to provide a novel method of manufacturing a lever plate that is made of a material having a relatively small thickness but nonetheless has an engaging protrusion having an adequate thickness and an adequate height. A lever plate in a VGS type turbocharger according to the present invention is a lever plate that is incorporated in an exhaust guide assembly in a VGS type turbocharger. The lever plate has a fitting hole into which a shaft part of the adjustable vane is fitted formed at a position close to one end of an elongated plate main body thereof and an engaging protrusion to be engaged with the drive ring formed at the other end thereof. The engaging protrusion is formed by bending a blanking material having the shape of an elongated flat plate. The engaging protrusion is pressed in a direction of raising thereof so as to have a thickness greater than the thickness of the plate main body of the lever plate, and opposite side peripheries of the engaging protrusion are subjected to finish blanking to have an arc shape.
Method For Manufacturing Press Product Provided With Integrated Flat Part And Rod Part, And Method For Manufacturing Variable Vane For Vgs-Type Turbo Charger In Which Method For Manufacturing Press Product Is Applied
Akita | Date: 2013-05-22
[Problem to be solved] To provide a novel method for efficiently manufacturing a press product that includes, in an integrated manner, a flat part (a vane part) and a rod part (a shaft part) having a diameter greater than the thickness of the flat part. [Solution] The present invention includes steps of: preparing a preformed material in which a blank material is prepared as a preformed material for a press product (a variable vane); forging a rod part in which the preformed material is formed into a desired shape by interposing the preformed material between a pair of opposed dies and pressing mainly the rod part from a direction orthogonal to a punching direction; and trimming a rod part in which an unnecessary portion resulted from the forging processing is trimmed. The preformed material remains in contact with a part of a strip material to be passed along in the progressive processing. The step of forging a rod part is performed upon turning over the preformed material in a punching orientation by 90 with respect to the strip material and changing the orientation of a flat part into a vertical direction, the preformed material having been blanked in the step of preparing a preformed material. The subsequent step of trimming a rod part is also performed while the flat part is oriented in the vertical direction.