NEC Communication Systems Ltd., Kansai University and Japan Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International | Date: 2015-09-15
A transmitter generates a header frame having a frame length indicating the beginning of data to be transmitted, data frames having frame lengths representing the data to be transmitted, and an end frame having a frame length indicating the end of the data to be transmitted. Then, for all of the header frame, data frames and end frame, the transmitter executes transmitting the kth frame when the wireless communication space is available, thereby transmitting the header frame, data frames and end frame, one after another, in accordance with the CSMA/CA scheme.
Murata Manufacturing Co. and Kansai University | Date: 2015-04-29
A specific region of a polylactic acid sheet is heated by a microwave. To allow the polylactic acid sheet to exhibit piezoelectricity in the thickness direction of the polylactic acid sheet, a high voltage is applied to the heated polylactic acid sheet in the thickness direction of the polylactic acid sheet, and thereby the screw axes of at least a part of the polylactic acid molecules are relatively aligned with the thickness direction. Then the polylactic acid sheet is rapidly cooled, and thereby the polylactic acid molecules are immobilized. The same step is executed for other regions of the polylactic acid sheet, and thereby piezoelectricity is imparted to a wide area of the polylactic acid sheet in the thickness direction. The resultant piezoelectric sheet is capable of exhibiting a high piezoelectricity in the thickness direction.
Minebea Co. and Kansai University | Date: 2015-02-10
A ball bearing (rolling bearing) containing lubricant sealed therein is provided between a shaft and a sleeve. A labyrinth seal (seal gap) is provided at an end portion of the shaft or the sleeve in the axial direction. A permanent magnet is disposed such that a magnetic pole is located in proximity to the labyrinth seal. A magnetic seal effect that utilizes diamagnetism acting on evaporating oil is provided at the labyrinth seal.
Mitsui Chemicals Inc. and Kansai University | Date: 2014-08-05
A piezoelectric polymer material comprising a helical chiral polymer having a weight average molecular weight of from 50,000 to 1,000,000 and optical activity, the piezoelectric polymer material having: crystallinity as obtained by a DSC method of from 40% to 80%; a transmission haze with respect to visible light of 50% or less; and a product of the crystallinity and a standardized molecular orientation MORc, which is measured with a microwave transmission-type molecular orientation meter at a reference thickness of 50 m, of from 40 to 700.
ROHM Semiconductor and Kansai University | Date: 2014-04-23
A power generation apparatus includes a dielectric, a movable member being opposed to the dielectric with a predetermined distance, and an electret and an opposing electrode that are formed on the surface of the movable member facing the dielectric so as to generate a fringe electric field penetrating the dielectric between the two electrodes. When the volume occupancy of the dielectric between the electret and the opposing electrode varies in accordance with a displacement of the movable member, the power generation apparatus outputs the electric charge induced in the opposing electrode as electric current.