Patents Represented by Attorney Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.
  • Patent number: 7868824
    Abstract: A beamforming apparatus obtains the beamforming parameters that realize arbitrary desirable PSF by using optimization theories. The apparatus uses at least one of the beamforming parameters such as the intensities, frequencies, bandwidths and shapes of the signals transmitted by the transmitting unit, the filtering of noises, amplifications (gains) and shapes of the signals received by the receiving unit, delays of the directions of propagation and array used by the delay units, apodization functions of the directions of propagation and array used by the apodization units, the number of the additions of the signals by the addition unit, array element parameters such as element size or shape and how to implement the elements in transducers (e.g., connections by leads between the elements and with the surroundings), which are determined by the specified optimization process to realize the desirable PSF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Chikayoshi Sumi
  • Patent number: 7864167
    Abstract: A display device that displays image information in response to a digital display signal includes a display panel signal lines and scanning lines which intersect at right angles with each other, and a plurality of display pixels with optical elements arranged near the intersecting points of the signal lines and scanning lines. A signal driver circuit has a plurality of current generation circuits including a drive current generation circuit for generating drive current from a plurality of gradation currents based on the display signal value supplied to each of the scanning lines, a scanning driver circuit for sequentially applying a scanning signal to each of the scanning lines for setting the selection state of each line of each display pixel, and a gradation current generation circuit for generating gradation currents according to each display signal bit at least based on a constant predetermined reference current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Morosawa, Tomoyuki Shirasaki
  • Patent number: 7826561
    Abstract: Method for tuning a Single Sideband receiver including processing the signal in the time domain, converting the signal to the frequency domain, processing the signal in the frequency domain, converting the modified signal from the frequency domain to a correlation domain, processing the signal in the correlation domain and analyzing the processed signal from the correlation domain to determine a receiver tuning error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: ICOM America, Incorporated
    Inventor: John A. Gibbs
  • Patent number: 7816333
    Abstract: A method for the prevention or treatment in a mammal of a disease preventable or treatable by the pharmacologically useful antisense or antigene activity of an oligonucleotide analogue or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof in the body of said mammal, which method comprises administering to said mammal in need of such prevention or treatment a pharmaceutically effective amount of an oligonucleotide analogue comprising two or more nucleoside units, wherein at least one of said nucleoside units is a structure of the formula (2): wherein A is methylene; and B is an unsubstituted purin-9-yl, an unsubstituted 2-oxo-pyrimidin-1-yl or a substituted purin-9-yl; or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignees: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited, Mitsubishi-Kagaku Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Masakatsu Kaneko, Koji Morita, Takeshi Imanishi
  • Patent number: 7816552
    Abstract: A method for preparing a compound having the following formula (I) by reducing a nitro group of the following formula (III) followed by carrying out an intramolecular dehydration condensation, wherein R2 is hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, phenyl or a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclic, and X is oxygen, sulfur or nitrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Sankyo Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hisaki Kajino, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Rei Okazaki, Yutaka Ikeuchi
  • Patent number: 7817852
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus obtains image data, and extracts a subject pixel (to be subjected to color noise reduction processing) and nearby pixels which are a predetermined distance away from the subject pixel and which are not adjacent to the subject pixel. The image processing apparatus multiplies values of the extracted pixels with predetermined coefficients, and which averages the values of the extracted pixels that have been multiplied by the predetermined coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Amagai
  • Patent number: 7809341
    Abstract: A received low-frequency standard radio wave, which is an amplitude modulation signal, is converted to an intermediate frequency signal Sa, and is output to a detection circuit and an AGC circuit. The detection circuit and AGC circuit generates an RF control signal Sf1 and IF control signal Sf2 from the input intermediate frequency signal Sa, and controls an RF control circuit and IF control circuit by outputting the generated RF control signal Sf1 and IF control signal Sf2 to the RF control circuit and IF control circuit. By this a radio wave reception device can speed up AGC operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kaoru Someya
  • Patent number: 7806251
    Abstract: A panel-carrying-out apparatus used for conveying panels ejected from a press machine includes: a semicircular sorting conveyor adapted to be driven switchably in a normal direction or a reverse direction; and a pair of straight conveyors respectively disposed at ends of the sorting conveyor. Each of the panels from the press machine is mounted on the center position of the sorting conveyor in terms of a conveying path. Specifically, an arced conveyor included in the sorting conveyor, on which each of the panels is initially mounted, is adapted to be driven switchably in the normal direction or the reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigekazu Noda, Akio Kawato, Koji Uozumi
  • Patent number: 7804568
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate having one surface on which a first electrode is provided, a second substrate which is provided with a second electrode, and a liquid crystal layer which is interposed between the first and second substrates. Negative dielectric anisotropy homeotropic aligning films are formed on mutually faced surfaces of the first and second electrodes, respectively. A pair of polarizing plates are arranged on a side of the other surface opposite to the one surface of each substrate. And a pair of optical compensation layers are arranged respectively between the other surfaces of the substrates and the polarizing plates, and give a retardation having a value which is substantially ¼ of a wavelength ? of transmitted visible light to the transmitted visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kunpei Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7803169
    Abstract: A blood occlusion auger having an in vivo distal auger tool coupled in operative association with an ex vivo auger control for opening and traversing occlusions in a blood vessel The auger control allows the selection of predetermined threshold forces and step-lengths values and operates in successive repetition of identical sequential stages, to traverse occlusions. Once disposed adjacent an occlusion, the auger tool, commanded by the auger control, operates in two states, first to radially dilate the vessel and second to penetrate distally into a furrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Ovalum Ltd.
    Inventor: Noam Shamay
  • Patent number: 7803292
    Abstract: An optical film producing method, comprises steps of: extruding a melted material including a melted cellulose ester resin from a casting die by using an extruding device; forming a film by pressing the extruded melted material between a first rotating member and a second rotating member; and winding up the formed film, wherein the following formulas are satisfied: 30° C.?T1?T2?60° C., 0° C.?T2?T3?20° C., Tg<T3, where T1 is the temperature of the melted material at an exit of the casting die, T2 is the temperature of the film at a point where the film firstly contacts the first rotating member, T3 is the temperature of the film at a point where the film is pressed between the first rotating member and the second rotating member, and Tg is the glass transition temperature of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Heki
  • Patent number: 7802460
    Abstract: A fixed-side connecting portion 151 is provided on an end of the fixed bar 141 while a movable-side connecting portion 152 is provided on an end of the movable bar 142. An air clamp 16 is housed within the fixed bar 141. By pneumatically driving the air clamp 16 while the movable-side connecting portion 152 is superimposed on an upper side of the fixed-side connecting portion 151, a clamp member 165 protrudes from a case 161 to be downwardly rotated and holds the movable-side connecting portion 152 against the fixed-side connecting portion 151. Since the clamp member 165 is pneumatically driven, a die replacement time can be shortened. In addition, since the air clamp 16 is housed within the fixed bar 141, the size of a transfer feeder 41 can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Komatsu Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Tokunaga, Masaaki Kashiwa
  • Patent number: 7803595
    Abstract: Nucleic acids encoding mouse and human sphingosine kinase type 2 isoforms, methods for detecting agents or drugs which inhibit or promote sphingosine activity and therapeutic agents containing peptides or antibodies to peptides encoded by such nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignees: Sankyo Company, Limited, Georgetown University
    Inventors: Sarah Spiegel, Takafumi Kohama
  • Patent number: 7798819
    Abstract: Provided is a connector capable of facilitating a work of connecting first and second connection targets. A first receiving part to be coupled to a first plug connector and a second receiving part to be coupled to a second plug connector are formed at the housing of a relay connector which electrically connects the first and second plug connectors to be mounted on a chassis. The housing is provided with a contact which establishes conduction between the first plug connector coupled to the first receiving part and the second plug connector coupled to the second receiving part. The housing comprises a housing body having the first and second receiving parts, and a hook provided at the housing body to engage with a hole provided in the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Takaaki Kudo, Masao Higuchi
  • Patent number: 7800710
    Abstract: An image display apparatus has one display screen configured to display images corresponding to a plurality of observers. The image display apparatus includes illumination unit for emitting a first light flux and a second light flux in at least two different directions in a time sharing manner, and a transmissive display element configured to display in a time sharing manner a first image using the first light flux as illumination light and a second image using the second light flux as illumination light. The illumination unit includes a first light source which emits the first light flux, a second light source which emits the second light flux, a first light guiding plate which projects the first light flux only in a direction to a first observer, and a second light guiding plate which projects the second light flux only in a direction to a second observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Ryohei Sugihara, Yoichi Iba
  • Patent number: 7797801
    Abstract: A buckle for a pair of band sections connected to an object at a pair of opposite positions for wearing the object on a user's body includes a frame connected to one band section, a length adjustment chain connected to the other band, a chain folding-back shaft for folding back the chain, and a folding-back shaft position adjuster for moving the position of the folding-back shaft adjustably. When the position of the shaft is changed in the length direction of the frame, the position where the chain is folded back by the shaft changes and a distance between both the band sections is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7800796
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming section to perform an image formation onto a recording medium which moves relatively in a sub scanning direction, the image forming section including a writing unit including a writing element; an image processing section to convert a data for driving the writing unit based on an input image data; a zoom ratio setting section to set zoom ratios of an image in a main scanning direction respectively associated with position in the image in the sub scanning direction; and a controlling section to control the image formation in the writing unit, based on the data for driving the writing unit which has been converted in the image processing section based on the zoom ratio set on the zoom ratio setting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daijiro Saito
  • Patent number: 7800715
    Abstract: In front of a liquid crystal display element, a surface light source is arranged which emits a light toward the liquid crystal display element and lets lights coming from its front and its back permeate therethrough. The liquid crystal display element has reflection/permeation means which is provided behind a liquid crystal cell and a liquid crystal layer, and which reflects a part of a light that comes to each of a plurality of pixels from the front of the liquid crystal cell, and lets the other part of the light permeate the reflection/permeation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiharu Nishino, Norihiro Arai, Kunpei Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7798585
    Abstract: A transmission/reception element transmits an ultrasound wave to an ink liquid contained in an ink tank. At this time, a near sound field of the ultrasound wave is formed within a propagating member when it propagates the ultrasound wave transmitted from the transmission/reception element to the ink liquid. The transmission/reception element receives the ultrasound wave that is transmitted, reflected on the surface of the ink liquid, and comes back. An ink remaining amount calculating unit calculates the remaining amount of the ink liquid based on an elapsed time required from the transmission until the reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Oguri
  • Patent number: 7799559
    Abstract: A culture microscope apparatus has an illumination unit to apply excitation light to the specimen, a specimen observing portion to observe light generated from the specimen due to the excitation light, and a dimmer unit to dim the excitation light that has penetrated the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Kenichi Koyama, Atsuhiro Tsuchiya, Atsushi Yonetani