Patents Represented by Attorney Edwards Neils PLLC
  • Patent number: 8351743
    Abstract: A suspension board with circuit includes a metal supporting board; an insulating base layer formed on the metal supporting board; a conductive pattern formed on the insulating base layer; an insulating cover layer formed on the insulating base layer so as to cover the conductive pattern; and an optical waveguide. The optical waveguide is provided on the metal supporting board separately from the insulating base layer, the conductive pattern, and the insulating cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiki Naito, Jun Ishii
  • Patent number: 8344327
    Abstract: Clearly notifying that a setting error of an imaging plane of a radiation image detector is on the increase. For a radiation image detector having an imaging plane with pixels, disposed in a two-dimensional matrix, for storing charges by receiving radiation according to an amount of radiation received and used to receive radiation transmitted through the same subject each time the detector is shifted and changed in position along a predetermined shift axis, a setting error of the imaging plane, i.e., an inclination of the two-dimensional matrix with respect to the shift axis or the like is detected a plurality of times with the passage of time and, when a fluctuation range of a plurality of setting errors so detected exceeds a predetermined acceptable range, an indication or an alarm so indicating is given.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8345820
    Abstract: A radiographic image capturing apparatus includes a radiation source device housing therein a radiation source for outputting a radiation, a cassette housing therein a radiation detector for detecting the radiation which is transmitted through a subject when the subject is irradiated with the radiation by the radiation source, and converting the detected radiation into a radiographic image, and a joining mechanism for selectively integrally joining the radiation source device and the cassette to each other and separating the radiation source device and the cassette from each other when the radiation source outputs the radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Yoshida, Yasunori Ohta, Naoyuki Nishino
  • Patent number: 8334516
    Abstract: A radiographic image capturing system includes an image capturing apparatus for applying radiation to a subject, a radiation detecting apparatus for detecting radiation transmitted through the subject, a power feeder for supplying electric power contactlessly to a contactless power receiver of the radiation detecting apparatus, a feeding-state determining unit for determining whether power-feeding by the power feeder is being performed or not, and a signal generator for generating an image-capturing inhibition signal for inhibiting radiographic image-capturing by the image capturing apparatus if the feeding-state determining unit judges that the power-feeding is being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Tsubota, Masato Hattori, Yutaka Yoshida, Yasunori Ohta, Naoyuki Nishino
  • Patent number: 8334462
    Abstract: A wired circuit board assembly sheet includes a plurality of wired circuit boards spaced to each other, and a plurality of striated portions extending between the respective wired circuit boards along a direction intersecting the lengthwise direction of the wired circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Kamei
  • Patent number: 8334515
    Abstract: A radiographic image capturing system includes an image capturing apparatus for applying radiation to a subject, an electronic cassette serving as a radiation detecting apparatus for detecting radiation X transmitted through the subject, a power feeder for supplying electric power contactlessly to a contactless power receiver of the electronic cassette, an image-capturing-state determining unit for determining whether image-capturing by the radiation is being performed or not, and a signal generator for generating a feeding inhibition signal to inhibit the power feeder from supplying electric power contactlessly to the electronic cassette if the image-capturing-state determining unit judges that the image-capturing is being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Tsubota, Masato Hattori, Yutaka Yoshida, Yasunori Ohta, Naoyuki Nishino
  • Patent number: 8333508
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of providing a quality assurance program for a medical imaging examination, including measuring quality assurance metrics, including at least one of motion, contrast resolution, spatial resolution, radiation does, noise, and anatomic positioning, using a quality assurance sensor; performing an analysis the quality assurance metrics data, comparing the data with norms for same; and providing quality assurance recommendations in real-time for adjustment of the quality assurance metrics during the examination. The sensor includes a sensor body having an upper surface and a flat lower surface, the flat lower surface being divided into more than one portioned segment; a plurality of sensors and test patterns embedded into said flat surface within each portioned segment; wherein the sensors and test patterns in each portioned segment take predetermined quality assurance metrics, to optimize image acquisition during the examination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Bruce Reiner
  • Patent number: 8335694
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gesture-based reporting method and system, including a critical results reporting pathway, which is used to communicate critical findings to users according to predetermined methods (i.e., e-mail, facsimile, etc.), and create an electronic auditing trail to document receipt, understanding, bi-directional queries, and track clinical outcomes. Based on a predetermined rule set, predetermined data elements within the structured database could trigger the critical results reporting pathway. There is a quality assurance component to the invention, such that technical deficiencies in an imaging quality can be noted, analyzed, and tracked. There is a workflow and data analysis portion to the invention, wherein workflow is enhanced, and structured data is mapped to a standardized lexicon, such that data mining can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Bruce Reiner
  • Patent number: 8327535
    Abstract: A wired circuit board has a metal supporting board, a metal foil formed on the metal supporting board, an insulating base layer formed on the metal supporting board to cover the metal foil, and a conductive pattern formed on the insulating base layer and a having a terminal portion. An opening is formed in the insulating base layer to expose the metal foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunari Ooyabu, Jun Ishii, Kensuke Nishi
  • Patent number: 8328030
    Abstract: The invention relates to a linkage for the articulated connection of a coupling rod to a railcar body, wherein the linkage includes a base plate connectable to the railcar body in which a through-hole is configured through which a railcar body-side end section of the coupling rod extends and a drawgear arranged on the railcar body-side end section of the coupling rod. The drawgear has a front spring plate affixed to the coupling rod in front of the base plate in the longitudinal direction of the coupling rod and a rear spring plate affixed to the coupling rod behind the base plate in the longitudinal direction of the coupling rod. To achieve effective anti-rotation protection, the front spring element and/or rear spring element engages with the base plate such that the rotational forces transmitted from the coupling rod to the base plate is conducted at a right angle without slip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Arthur Kontetzki
  • Patent number: 8322840
    Abstract: A pattern is formed by carrying out the steps of dropping curable ink linearly onto a substrate, curing the ink dropped onto the substrate, and depositing layers of ink by repeating a process of linearly dropping a predetermined amount of ink onto the cured ink and a process of curing the predetermined amount of ink. In the step of depositing layers of ink, the ink is dropped at dot pitch p that satisfies pmin?p when the ink is dropped at dot pitch p, and a minimum dot pitch for preventing the dropped ink from spreading beyond cured landing-position ink that is located at a landing position of the dropped ink is pmin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuaki Okamori
  • Patent number: 8316532
    Abstract: A producing method of a wired circuit board includes the steps of preparing the wired circuit board, placing the wired circuit board on a support table, and applying light from above the wired circuit board toward the wired circuit board, and sensing pattern reflected light, table reflected light and foreign-matter reflected light to inspect the conductive pattern and the foreign matter based on a contrast therebetween. In the step of inspecting the conductive pattern and the foreign matter, a reflectance of the table reflected light is in a range of 25 to 55%, and a reflectance of the foreign-matter reflected light is in a range of not more than 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Toyoda, Terukazu Ihara
  • Patent number: 8314338
    Abstract: A wired circuit board includes a first wired circuit board and a second wired circuit board disposed to be opposed to the first wired circuit board in the same plane. A first opposed surface of the first wired circuit board facing the second wired circuit board and a second opposed surface of the second wired circuit board facing the first wired circuit board include at least two types of interfitting surfaces extending in different directions so as to mutually interfit the first opposed surface with the second opposed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Ishii, Yasunari Ooyabu, Takeshi Tanaka, Toshiki Naito
  • Patent number: 8313238
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging device includes an X-ray generator, a filter plate detachably attached to an X-ray outlet of the X-ray generator, and a FPD. The filter plate has a plurality of circular markers of different sizes. The smallest marker is disposed at the center of the filter plate. The other markers are disposed on lines radiating from the smallest marker in increasing order of size and at regular intervals. An X-ray radiation beam passes through the markers and patient's body, and is incident upon an imaging surface of the FPD. The FPD produces a preliminary radiographic image from the incident X-ray radiation beam. A deviation vector detector chooses adjoining two marker images of different sizes from the preliminary radiographic image, and identifies to which markers the marker images correspond based on a size ratio. Then, the deviation vector detector determines the center of an X-ray field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Shoji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8315017
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to a magnetic recording medium comprising a magnetic layer comprising a ferromagnetic powder and a binder on a nonmagnetic support. A height of protrusions with a protrusion density of 0.002 protrusion/?m2 or lower on a surface of the magnetic layer as measured by AFM is 40 nm or lower; a density of protrusions that are 15 nm or higher in height on the surface of the magnetic layer as measured by AFM ranges from 0.01 to 0.18 protrusion/?m2; and the protrusions that are 15 nm or higher in height include protrusions formed of carbon black and protrusions formed of a substance with a Mohs' hardness exceeding 7, and an average height of the protrusions formed of carbon black is greater than an average height of the protrusions formed of the substance with a Mohs' hardness exceeding 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Kazutoshi Katayama
  • Patent number: 8310668
    Abstract: A producing method of a wired circuit board includes the steps of applying light from above the wired circuit board toward the wired circuit board, and sensing pattern reflected light which is the light reflected by a conductive pattern, table reflected light which is the light reflected by a support table via an insulating layer exposed from the conductive pattern, and foreign-matter reflected light which is the light reflected by a foreign matter present on the insulating layer to inspect the conductive pattern and the foreign matter based on a contrast therebetween. A reflectance of the table reflected light is in a range of 30 to 70%, and a reflectance of the foreign-matter reflected light is in a range of not more than 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Terukazu Ihara, Yoshihiro Toyoda
  • Patent number: 8304656
    Abstract: A line pattern is formed on a substrate by performing a first step and a second step. In the first step, a liquid material containing a pattern formation material dispersed or dissolved therein is dropped onto the substrate and dried. In the second step, the liquid material is dropped onto a dried body that has been obtained by drying the liquid material in the first step. In the second step, the liquid material is dropped at a smaller ejection amount than that of the first step. Further, the pitch of dropping the liquid material onto the substrate in the first step and the pitch of dropping the liquid material onto the dried body in the second step are less than or equal to a jaggy generation limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuaki Okamori
  • Patent number: 8306354
    Abstract: A shadow region extraction method capable of extracting a shadow region from contrast enhanced three-dimensional images obtained at different time points in an improved manner. The method includes the steps of detecting a first shadow region from a contrast enhanced two-dimensional image constituting a contrast enhanced three-dimensional image obtained at a first time point among a plurality of contrast enhanced three-dimensional images of a subject obtained at different time points, detecting, by the use of position information of a point in the first shadow region, a second shadow region corresponding to the first shadow region from a contrast enhanced two-dimensional image constituting a contrast enhanced three-dimensional image obtained at a second time point different from the first time point, and displaying the first shadow region and the second shadow region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Moriya
  • Patent number: D671891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Seikoh Giken Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki Jibiki
  • Patent number: D672317
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Seikoh Giken Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki Jibiki