Patents Represented by Attorney Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
  • Patent number: 8349220
    Abstract: An oxide sintered body substantially containing zinc, tin and oxygen; containing tin at an atomic number ratio, Sn/(Zn+Sn), of 0.23 to 0.50, and being composed mainly of a zinc oxide phase and at least one kind of zinc stannate compound phase, or being composed of at least one kind of zinc stannate compound phase; provided by a method for manufacturing the oxide sintered body by formulating an aqueous solvent to raw material powder containing powder of a zinc stannate compound, or mixed powder of tin oxide powder and zinc oxide powder, and after mixing the resulting slurry for equal to longer than 15 hours, by subjecting the slurry to solid-liquid separation, drying and granulation, and subsequently compacting by charging the granule into a mold, followed by sintering the resultant compact under sintering atmosphere at 1300 to 1500° C. for equal to or longer than 15 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Abe, Tokuyuki Nakayama, Go Ohara, Riichiro Wake
  • Patent number: 8350836
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a segment driver, a common driver, and a voltage setting unit. The voltage setting unit derives a voltage at which a previous drive line becomes a focal conic state regardless of image data by applying a synthesized voltage of a voltage that is applied from the segment driver and a voltage that is applied from the common driver to the previous drive line. Then, the voltage setting unit sets the voltages that are applied from the segment driver and the common driver on the basis of the derived result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masaki Nose, Hirokata Uehara
  • Patent number: 8348528
    Abstract: A blade drive device includes: a blade; a drive source that drives the blade; and a chassis that has an opening opened and closed by a driving of the blade, and that houses the blade and the drive source. The drive source includes: a rotor that is rotatably supported; and a stator around which a coil for excitation is wound and which applies a rotational force to the rotor. The stator is formed along an inner side surface of the chassis and has a rectangular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Precision Inc.
    Inventors: Koichi Masuzawa, Kenichi Kudo
  • Patent number: 8351751
    Abstract: A first clad layer is formed on a first substrate, and further first cores extending in parallel to each other in one direction are formed on the first clad layer. Separately from this, a second clad layer is formed on a second substrate, and further second cores extending in parallel to each other in a direction parallel to the first cores are formed on the second clad layer. Next, the first substrate and the second substrate are integrated with a third clad layer interposed therebetween in such a manner that a surface of the first substrate having the first cores formed thereon faces a surface of the second substrate having the second cores formed thereon, to thereby form an optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takanori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8350390
    Abstract: A wiring substrate includes a wiring layer, an insulating layer formed on the wiring layer, a connection pad formed on the insulating layer, and a via conductor formed to penetrate the insulating layer, and connecting the wiring layer and the connection pad, wherein the wiring layer located under the connection pad is formed to have via receiving electrode portion whose area is smaller than an area of the connection pad, and a wiring portion separated from the via receiving electrode portion, in an area corresponding to the connection pad, and the via receiving electrode portion is connected to the connection pad via the via conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Murayama, Masahiro Sunohara, Akinori Shiraishi, Hideaki Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 8352677
    Abstract: The associative memory comprises a simplified functional processing unit (SFPU), implemented by an LUT logic network, that implements simplified CAM function g, where g is the function derived from CAM function ƒ by replacing the value showing “invalid” with the don't care, an auxiliary memory that stores the inverse function ƒ?1 of said CAM function ƒ; and an output modifier that checks whether the output value of said SFPU is equal to the output value of the CAM function ƒ; wherein the SFPU produces the operational value (“tentative index value”) for the simplified CAM function g; the auxiliary memory produces the value of the inverse function ƒ?1 when the tentative index value is applied; the output modifier compares the input data with the value of the inverse function ƒ?1, and produces the output of said SFPU if they are the same, otherwise produces the signal showing the “invalid”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kyushu Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Tsutomu Sasao
  • Patent number: 8344834
    Abstract: The invention provides an input apparatus An input apparatus according to the present invention includes: an operating member, operable to move in at least X and ?X directions from a neutral position; first and second magnets, being arranged with spacing along an X and ?X direction and having opposite magnetic polarities to each other, wherein when the operating member moves in either one of the two directions, the first and second magnets moves in the same direction as the operating member; and a first magnetic sensor, provided at a position displaced from a middle point between the two magnets when the operating member is located in the neutral position, the position being equidistant from the two magnets. When the operating member moves in one of the two directions, the first magnetic sensor outputs a signal in accordance with the magnetic polarity of one of the first and second magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Niiyama
  • Patent number: 8346888
    Abstract: [PROBLEMS] To surely deliver additional data to be delivered with contents data at a desired timing, and allow a delivery result to be easily confirmed. [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] When the contents data is acquired in real time from the delivery apparatus 5 by the contents data acquiring device 11a, the contents data is outputted to a display or the like and displayed in real time by the contents data outputting device 11b. At the same time, the additional data corresponding to the contents data is acquired from the delivery apparatus 5 by the additional data acquiring device 11c, the available data is acquired from the delivery apparatus 5 by the available data acquiring device 11d, and the additional data outputting period is calculated based on the available data by the additional data outputting period calculating device 11e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Masato Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8345438
    Abstract: An electronic part module includes a wiring substrate, a passive device group of passive devices formed on the wiring substrate, and device chips mounted on the wiring substrate. Such an electronic part module is made in the following manner. First, a wiring substrate wafer is made, to include a plurality of electronic part module formation areas. Then, a plurality of passive devices are formed in each of the electronic part module formation areas on the wiring substrate wafer. Then, the device chips are formed on each of the electronic part module formation areas on the wiring substrate wafer. Finally, the wiring substrate wafer is divided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Fujitsu Limited, Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Mi, Tsuyoshi Matsuomoto, Satoshi Ueda, Takeo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8344386
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel capacitor element, laminated thin-film device, and circuit wherein the capacitance dependency on voltage can be appropriately adjusted, and a technology for manufacturing such a capacitor element and laminated thin-film device. In the capacitor element that comprises a pair of electrode layers and a dielectric layer disposed between the electrode layers, a well region where an ion is implanted is disposed in the dielectric layer, and the C-V curve between the electrode layers is shifted or shifted and expanded in at least one direction of the plus direction and minus direction with respect to the voltage axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: John David Baniecki, Takeshi Shioga, Kazuaki Kurihara
  • Patent number: 8341854
    Abstract: A vacuum freeze-drying apparatus capable of rapid drying is provided. A cold trap for drying, which is arranged inside a drying chamber, is set to a low temperature of ?70 degrees Celsius or below, and heat is supplied to frozen particles on a conveyor belt to a degree such that the frozen particles do not melt. The amount of the liquid component evaporating from the frozen particles increases, and the amount of the liquid component entering the frozen particles decreases so that the time for drying the frozen particles is shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ulvac, Inc.
    Inventors: Seiji Ogata, Kyuzo Nakamura, Katsuhiko Itou, Takashi Hanamoto, Masaki Itou
  • Patent number: 8343128
    Abstract: A multiple-chamber medical container 1 comprises a container body 5 having two chambers 9, 11 for containing medicaments therein and a partitioning weak seal portion 13 for separating the chambers 9, 11 from each other, a medicinal outlet portion 7 attached to the container body 5 for discharging the medicaments from the chambers therethrough, and an openable small container 15 disposed in the first chamber 9 and having a medicament enclosed therein, the partitioning seal portion 15 being openable so as to cause the chambers 9, 11 to communicate with each other for use. The small container 15 can be opened by opening the partitioning weak seal portion 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Nagao, Toshiharu Yokoyama, Keiichi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8343729
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing marine ostracod crustacean luciferin or a derivative thereof represented by a general formula (4), characterized by reacting a compound represented by a general formula (2) with a compound represented by a general formula (3): wherein R1, R2, R3, R5, Y1 and Z1 are the same as defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ohmiya, Chun Wu
  • Patent number: 8338718
    Abstract: A wiring board (package) has a structure in which multiple wiring layers are stacked one on top of another with insulating layers each interposed between corresponding two of the wiring layers, and the wiring layers are connected to each other through vias formed in the insulating layers. In the peripheral region around the chip mounting area of the outermost insulating layer on one of both surfaces of the board, a pad is formed in a bump shape to cover a surface of a portion of the outermost insulating layer, the portion being formed to protrude, and a pad whose surface is exposed from the insulating layer is arranged in the chip mounting area. A chip is flip-chip bonded to the pad of the package, and another package is bonded to the bump shaped pad in a peripheral region around the chip (package-on-package bonding).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kaneko, Hidemi Atobe
  • Patent number: 8338822
    Abstract: An electrical connection structure having elongated carbon structures electrically connected to an electroconductive body is obtained by successively layering an electroconductive catalyst support layer, a fine catalyst particle layer for producing the elongated carbon structures and the elongated carbon structures on the electroconductive body. A low-resistance electrical connection structure is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Shintaro Sato
  • Patent number: 8339400
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide an improved graphic display meter which is prevented from causing inconvenience to the vehicle operator, when a motion blur display mode is switched to a normal display mode. When a motion blur pointer image 10 is switched to a normal pointer image 20a, multiple pointer images 20 including the normal pointer image 20a are displayed adjacent to or in abutment with a leading part of the motion blur pointer image 10 in a direction where the pointer is rotating. The multiple pointer images 20 are consisted of the normal pointer image 20a and a plurality of auxiliary pointer images 20b, which are aligned with one another and are positioned in close proximity to the normal pointer image 20a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katoh, Kenichi Nagahashi
  • Patent number: 8339902
    Abstract: A clockwork mechanism includes: a supporting member; a movable member including an engagement hole and movably supported by the supporting member; a drive pin engaging the engagement hole, including a flange portion for preventing the drive pin from disengaging from the engagement hole, and revolving to move the movable member; a biasing member provided in the movable member to partially overlap the engagement hole; and an abutment member abutting the movable member to restrict the movement of the movable member. The flange portion overlaps or does not overlap the biasing member depending on a revolving position of the drive pin. When the movable member abuts the abutment member, the drive pin pushes the biasing member and the movable member is biased toward the abutment member by the biasing member. When the flange portion does not overlap the biasing member, the drive pin moves the movable member to push the biasing member, allowing the drive pin to disengage from the engagement hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Clock Inc.
    Inventor: Toyonori Muraji
  • Patent number: 8337670
    Abstract: A felt (10) for papermaking according to the present invention has a batt fiber layer comprising batt fibers contained in and integrally combined with a high-polymer elastic material (50). The batt fiber layer contained in the high-polymer elastic material (50) includes hydrophilic 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone. The felt (10) for papermaking exhibits a hydrophilic capability as a felt structure from an initial phase of use. The felt has a sustained ability to be compressed and recovered for a long period of time and maintains water squeezing function, a wet paper web smoothing function, and a wet paper web feeding function until the end of the period in which the felt is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ichikawa Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Oouchi
  • Patent number: 8338993
    Abstract: To provide an actuator that can flexibly and softly move like muscles, can maintain a stable operation over a long period of time, can generate a strong driving force, has a rapid input response, has a favorable sensitivity, has a high energy conversion efficiency, and can be accurately controlled, a coil is embedded in a magnetic elastomer obtained by mixing a powder-like ferromagnetic or highly magnetic permeable material with an elastomer, so that the coil can be electrically connected. By electrically connecting the coil, a magnetic field generates in the coil and around the coil. The magnetic field penetrates the magnetic elastomer. When the magnetic field generates in the magnetic elastomer, deformation force acts on the magnetic elastomer by the magnetic force acting on each portion in the magnetic elastomer. Thus, driving force can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kyushu Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Keiichi Kaneto
  • Patent number: 8334461
    Abstract: A wiring board adapted for mounting an electronic component has the form of a structure in which a plurality of wiring layers are stacked one on top of another with an insulating layer interposed therebetween and are interconnected through via holes formed in the insulating layers, respectively. A plurality of openings are formed through the structure in a region where a wiring is not formed, extending through the structure in a thickness direction thereof. Further, solder resist layers are formed on the outermost wiring layers, respectively, and exposing pad portions defined in desired locations in the outermost wiring layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Taguchi, Teruaki Chino, Kiyoshi Oi