Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Hogan & Hartson, LLP
  • Patent number: 7812515
    Abstract: A self light emitting display device having high level of the external coupling efficiency and high grade image presentation as no optical cross-talk or blur can be obtained by a new light-emitting element. The device is constructed as follows. A plurality of picture elements, each of which picture elements has an organic layer composing light emitting areas, a transparent electrode and a reflective electrodes, are formed on a substrate. Between the picture elements, a bank which has a tilted reflective surface is formed so that the light emitting area is surrounded by the bank wherein the transparent optical waveguide layer is formed as optically isolated for each of the picture elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaya Adachi, Kazutaka Tsuji, Hajime Murakami, Etsuko Nishimura
  • Patent number: 7791631
    Abstract: A line head, includes: an element substrate that includes luminous element groups as groups of a plurality of luminous elements; and a lens array that includes lenses which have an optical property of inverting or non-unity-magnification, focus light from the luminous element groups to form spot groups on an image plane, and are provided corresponding to the respective luminous element groups, wherein the plurality of luminous elements are two-dimensionally arranged in point symmetry in each luminous element group, a plurality of spots are formed as the spot group when the respective luminous elements of the luminous element group emit light, and an inter-point distance between an intersection of a line extending from a symmetry center of the luminous element group in an optical axis direction of the lens with the image plane and a center of gravity position of the spot group is shorter than a specified distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Nozomu Inoue, Kiyoshi Tsujino, Ken Ikuma, Yujiro Nomura
  • Patent number: 7783234
    Abstract: A developer cartridge, including: a container for containing developer; a shutter that is supported so that the shutter can linearly move relative to the container, and that opens and closes by moving linearly; a handle member that is supported so that the handle member can rotationally move relative to the container, and that includes a handle; and a conversion mechanism by which rotational-movement force that rotationally moves the handle member is converted into linear-movement force that linearly moves the shutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumi Okamoto, Toshiaki Oshima, Kazuhiro Ichikawa, Takatomo Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 7777050
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of the Formula I and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and prodrugs thereof, wherein W, R1, R2, R7, R8, R9 and R10 are as defined in the specification. Such compounds are MEK inhibitors and useful in the treatment of hyperproliferative diseases, such as cancer and inflammation, in mammals. Also disclosed is a method of using such compounds in the treatment of hyperproliferative diseases in mammals, and pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Array BioPharma Inc.
    Inventors: Eli M. Wallace, Joseph P. Lyssikatos, Allison L. Marlow, T. Brian Hurley
  • Patent number: 7741078
    Abstract: A heparin-binding protein having covalently bonded heparan sulfate sugar chains within its molecule is produced by ligating a cDNA encoding a peptide which can be modified with heparan sulfate sugar chains selectively to a cDNA encoding a heparin-binding protein and producing in an animal cell the gene product of the resultant ligated cDNA. This heparan sulfate sugar chain-modified heparin-binding protein is functionalized by covalently bonding thereto glycosaminoglycan sugar chains containing little chondroitin sulfate. For example, this heparin-binding protein is excellent in stabilities, such as thermostability, acid resistance, alkali resistance and in vivo stability. Further, the heparan sulfate sugar chain-modified heparin-binding protein is effective in cell proliferation and tissue regeneration, and has effect of regulating the physiological functions of FGFs. Thus, this heparin-binding protein is extremely useful as a medicine for preventing or treating various FGF-related diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology
    Inventors: Toru Imamura, Masahiro Asada, Masashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7742723
    Abstract: The invention provides a developing device employing a liquid developer which is capable of effectively cleaning a development roller or the like having an elastic outer layer. The developing device of the invention is provided with an elastic roller such as a development roller for developing a latent image formed on an image carrier. In image forming process, toner particles uniformly dispersed in carrier are agglutinated to the elastic roller side by means of compaction. A cleaning blade is provided for cleaning the agglutinated toner particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoe Aruga, Ken Ikuma
  • Patent number: 7738656
    Abstract: Damage to a bearing section and cases is able to be prevented in a portable terminal device in which two cases are mutually and rotatably coupled about an axis that extends in the direction in which they overlap, and the range of the relative movement of the two cases is restricted. This portable terminal device is provided with two cases arranged so as to be able to be mutually overlapped, a coupling unit that mutually and rotatably couples the two cases about an axis extending in the direction of overlapping, and a reinforcing member that is fixed within one case of the two cases. The coupling unit is provided on the other case of the two cases, has a hollow rotation shaft having the axis for its center line and a bearing section that rotatably axially supports the rotation shaft, and the bearing section is attached to the reinforcing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Masaharu Yoda
  • Patent number: 7738122
    Abstract: Basic image data serving as a source of print image data is stored. The loading of a special tape is detected when the print image based on the print image data is printed on the special tape having a particular non-printing area. The print image data is generated and then printed with non-printing area image data out of the basic image data masked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignees: Seiko Epson Corporation, King Jim Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Sakai, Mikihiro Kajihara, Hiroshi Ono
  • Patent number: 7738809
    Abstract: An image forming system is given, in advance, unique setting as a behavior to be performed when an error occurs regarding postprocessing. In a case where the postprocessing becomes inexecutable during the operation of the system, the system either cancels the postprocessing to continue printing (Steps S20, S22) or stops printing to generate an error (Step S18), based on the unique setting. A user arbitrarily decides the unique setting, which enables optimum control of the operation that the system should perform when the postprocessing becomes inexecutable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventors: Kozo Tao, Kyoichiro Hayashi, Naoki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 7736932
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a photodiode sensor and an associated charge transfer transistor includes forming an insulation region on a substrate, forming the diode on a first side of the insulation region with the diode being self-aligned on the insulation region, and replacing the insulation region by a gate of the charge transfer transistor. The invention has particular utility in the manufacture of CMOS or CCD image sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics SA
    Inventor: Francois Roy
  • Patent number: 7738810
    Abstract: An electrophotographic image forming apparatus includes a fixer for heating a printing paper while feeding the same; a cooling device for cooling the fixer; a paper transport device for supplying the printing paper to the fixer; and a controller for receiving a print command including a specification of printing conditions and controlling the fixer, the cooling device, and the paper transport device, wherein the controller includes: a device that controls the fixer to change the velocity that the fixer feeds the printing paper during a printing job according to the printing conditions, and a device that controls the cooling device to change the cooling performance of the cooling device during the printing job according to the velocity of the fixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hitomi Fujita
  • Patent number: 7731143
    Abstract: A mounting system for adjustably mounting a flat panel display to a support medium. The system consists of a frame assembly that can be attached to a support medium. One or more adjustable mounts are attached to the frame assembly, and a flat panel display is attached to the adjustable mounts. Each adjustable mount can extend from a retracted position to an extended position in order to tilt the flat panel display and provide an optimum viewing angle to a viewer. As the adjustable mount extends, the center of gravity of the attached flat panel display moves in approximately a horizontal plane, enabling the display to be tilted by a user with a minimum amount of applied force. In some embodiments, a friction assembly is provided to maintain the selected position of each adjustable mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Omnimount Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Muday, Zachary Eyman, Brett Stenhouse
  • Patent number: 7732023
    Abstract: A liquid crystal composition having a nematic phase that includes two components, wherein the first component is at least one compound selected from the group of compounds represented by formula (1), and the second component is at least one compound selected from the group of compounds represented by formula (2): wherein R1 is alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons, alkoxy having 1 to 12 carbons or alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons; R2 and R3 are each independently alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons, alkoxy having 1 to 12 carbons, alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons or alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons in which arbitrary hydrogen is replaced by fluorine; ring A and ring B are each independently 1,4-cyclohexylene, 1,3-dioxan-2,5-diyl, 1,4-phenylene, 3-fluoro-1,4-phenylene, 3,5-difluoro-1,4-phenylene or 2,5-pyrimidine; Z1 is a single bond, ethylene, carbonyloxy or difluoromethyleneoxy; X1 and X2 are each independently hydrogen or fluorine; and p is 0, 1 or 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignees: Chisso Corporation, Chisso Petrochemical Corporation
    Inventor: Masayuki Saito
  • Patent number: 7732616
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of the Formulas I and V and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and prodrugs thereof, wherein R1, R2, R7, R8 and R9, W, X and Y are as defined in the specification. Such compounds are MEK inhibitors and useful in the treatment of hyperproliferative diseases, such as cancer and inflammation, in mammals, and inflammatory conditions. Also disclosed are methods of using such compounds in the treatment of hyperproliferative diseases in mammals and pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Array BioPharma Inc.
    Inventors: Allison L. Marlow, Eli M. Wallace, Jeongbeob Seo, Joseph P. Lyssikatos, Hong Woon Yang, James Blake
  • Patent number: 7733508
    Abstract: A microprocessor unit of a communication terminal device determines whether or not a destination terminal is a communication terminal manufactured by a same manufacturer as the communication terminal device in accordance with a manufacturer code transmitted from the destination terminal. A display unit displays a message to notify a determination result to a transmitter and to urge the transmitter to perform a selection operation for executing or canceling a transmission of image data. When the transmitter selects a function key displayed on the display unit in accordance with the message, the microprocessor unit executes or cancels the transmission of the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Osamu Kimoto
  • Patent number: 7731438
    Abstract: A sheet bundle printer peeling off and performing printing on an uppermost sheet of a peelably adhered sheet bundle includes a print head performing printing on the sheet, a platen roller, at a print position, cooperating with the print head to feed both the sheet and an ink ribbon, pinched therebetween, and a platen moving mechanism moving the platen roller between the print position and a non-print position. The platen moving mechanism includes a manual operation device manually moving the platen roller from the print to non-print positions and a press roller that made to contact or moved away from the platen roller by the manual operation device to move the platen roller from the print to non-print positions while pressing it when the press roller contacts it. At the non-print position, the sheet is allowed to pass between the press roller and the platen roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Sakano
  • Patent number: 7732809
    Abstract: The present invention provides light emitting displays which produce a bright image by efficiently emitting light radiated from a light-emitting thin-film layer to the viewer side, and also produces a high-quality image of high contrast ratio and changing in color to a limited extent over a wide viewing angle range even in a bright atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaya Adachi, Osamu Itou
  • Patent number: 7733146
    Abstract: A delay line appropriate for use in a POR circuit or other integrated circuit in a space environment combines three separate circuit techniques to improve performance without unnecessarily increasing circuit area or adding to manufacturing costs when compared to a simple inverter delay line. The delay line of the present invention uses the selective placement of capacitors throughout the delay line, one-sided current starving, and the incorporation of one-sided Schmitt trigger circuits. Performance of the delay line is substantially immune to SEGR events (“Single Event Gate Rupture”) and SET events (“Single Event Transients”). Spurious signals produced by SEGR and SET events are quickly and substantially attenuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Aeroflex Colorado Springs Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Von Thun
  • Patent number: 7733360
    Abstract: In a line head, a plurality of element arrays arranged in a first direction. Each array includes a plurality of light emission elements arrayed in a second direction which is perpendicularly to the first direction. The light emission elements emit light for forming an electrostatic latent image on a photosensitive surface of an image carrier. A switcher activates the light emission elements in at least one of the element arrays while deactivating the others. A developer develops the latent image as a visible image with toner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Katsunori Yamazaki, Yujiro Nomura, Kiyoshi Tsujino
  • Patent number: D617409
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: SRAM Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Ross, Arthur Menichiello