Patents Represented by Attorney Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
  • Patent number: 8350958
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: plurality of control units configured to control an imaging function; a requesting unit configured to request execution of start-up processing of a plurality of the control units; a detecting unit configured to detect movement to be applied to a device main unit; and a start-up control unit configured to cause, upon the detecting unit detecting particular movement in a power-off state wherein the movement of the device main unit externally appears to be stopped, each of a plurality of the control units to start the start-up processing still in the power-off state, and upon execution of the start-up processing being requested from the requesting unit, cause a plurality of the control units to start reception of an imaging command according to the states of the start-up processing of a plurality of the control units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Manabu Niizato
  • Patent number: 8351708
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storing unit that stores information concerning model feature points and model feature quantities at the model feature points, a first acquiring unit that acquires an input moving image, a first feature-point extracting unit that extracts input feature points for recognizing an action from the input moving image, a first feature-quantity extracting unit that extracts input feature quantities at the input feature points, a feature-quantity comparing unit that compares the input feature quantities and the model feature quantities and generates candidate corresponding feature point pairs, a posture estimating unit that removes outliers from the candidate corresponding feature point pairs, estimates postures of models on the input moving image, and obtains a recognition corresponding feature point pair group corresponding to the postures, and a recognition-result generating unit that generates a recognition result on the basis of the recognition corresponding feature
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8351122
    Abstract: An illumination arrangement for a projection system is proposed including a light source device and a light collecting, integrating and redirecting device. The light source device comprises at least one solid state light source device. The light collecting, integrating and redirecting device comprises at least one light integrating device, which is adapted to directly receive and to integrate at least a part of primary illumination light generated by and emitted from at least one associated of at least one sold state light source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Teijido, Frederic Ludley
  • Patent number: 8349521
    Abstract: A membrane electrode assembly includes a fuel electrode, an oxidizing agent electrode, and an electrolyte membrane provided between the fuel electrode and the oxidizing agent electrode with at least one of the fuel electrode and the oxidizing agent electrode contains a proton conductive inorganic oxide, which includes an oxide carrier containing Ti, Zr, Si and/or Al; and W, Mo, Cr and/or V oxide particles supported on a surface of the oxide carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Jun Tamura, Yoshihiko Nakano, Hideo Oota
  • Patent number: 8350507
    Abstract: A rotary electric machine controller including a current detector detecting rotary electric machine currents generated in a rotary electric machine, a position estimation mechanism outputting an estimated position in accordance with the rotary electric machine currents; a controller outputting voltage commands in accordance with the estimated position; a pulse-width modulator outputting logic signals which are pulse-width modulated in accordance with the voltage commands and with a switching cycle used for pulse-width modulation control; and a voltage application mechanism applying AC voltages for driving the rotary electric machine in accordance with the logic signals. The voltage commands output by the controller are obtained by superimposing, on fundamental voltages for driving the rotary electric machine, position detection voltages which each have a cycle equal to m times of the switching cycle and which are different in phase among respective phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Ito, Yoshihiko Kimpara, Tetsuya Kojima
  • Patent number: 8349397
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of plastic lens includes the steps of: preparing a first liquid containing at least one metal oxide and a second liquid containing at least one organosilicon compound; manufacturing a hard coat liquid by mixing the first liquid and the second liquid so that the mass ratio of the solid content of the first liquid to the solid content of second liquid falls within a range of 45/55 to 65/35; and coating the hard coat liquid on a plastic lens substrate to form a hard coat film and then curing the hard coat film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kojima, Tsuyoshi Sakurazawa, Minoru Ito
  • Patent number: 8349943
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nonaqueous pigment dispersant containing a copolymer having: (a) a constituent unit derived from a nitrogen atom-containing polymerizable macromonomer having an ethylenic unsaturated double bond at one terminal, and (b) a constituent unit derived from a monomer unit having an ethylenic unsaturated double bond, being copolymerizable with the nitrogen atom-containing polymerizable macromonomer of constituent (a), and a pigment dispersion composition containing the dispersant, a pigment and a nonaqueous solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ishikawa, Kazuo Kuwahara, Hiromi Nambu, Akito Itoi, Yukihiro Fukuyama, Yuki Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 8349471
    Abstract: A high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet with improved TS-EL balance, springback value, workability and shape freezing properties having: a steel content including 0.10-0.20 mass % C, 0.5-2.5 mass % Si, 0.5-2.25 mass % Mn, and 0.01-0.10 mass % Al; a structure comprising (A) a mother phase structure of ferrite and (B) a second phase structure of retained austenite optionally including martensite; and satisfying the following expressions (1) and (2): (Vf×V?×C?×dis)/dia?300??(1), dis?1.0 ?m??(2); where Vf (%) is the volume fraction of the ferrite, V? (%) is the volume fraction of the retained austenite, C? (mass %) is the carbon content in the retained austenite, dis (?m) is the shortest distance between the second phase structures, and dia (?m) is the average grain size of the second phase structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michitaka Tsunezawa, Yuichi Futamura, Masaaki Miura
  • Patent number: 8350331
    Abstract: In a semiconductor device, a body thick film transistor and a body thin film transistor having a different body film thickness are formed on the same SOI substrate (silicon support substrate, buried oxide film and silicon layer). The body film is formed to be relatively thick in the body thick film transistor, which has a recess structure where the level of the surface of the source/drain regions is lower than the level of the surface of the body region, and thus, the SOI film in the source/drain regions is formed to be as thin as the SOI film in the body thin film transistor. On the other hand, the entirety of the SOI film is formed to have a relatively thin film thickness in the body thin film transistor. In addition, the source/drain regions are formed to penetrate through the silicon layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Mikio Tsujiuchi, Toshiaki Iwamatsu, Shigeto Maegawa
  • Patent number: 8350052
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the process for the conversion of 1-benzyl-3-hydroxymethyl-1H-indazole according to formula (II), to the 1-benzyl-3-hydroxylmethyl-1H-indazole according to formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Aziende Chimiche Riunite Angelini Francesco A.C.R.A.F. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giuliano Caracciolo Torchiarolo, Tommaso Iacoangeli, Guido Furlotti
  • Patent number: 8350297
    Abstract: A compound semiconductor device is comprised of: a compound semiconductor layer including a first active layer and a second active layer forming a hetero junction with the first active layer so as to naturally generate a two-dimensional carrier gas channel in the first active layer along the hetero junction; a first electrode formed on the second active layer; a second electrode in ohmic contact with the first active layer and isolated from the first electrode; and a channel modifier for locally changing a part of the first active layer under the channel modifier into a normally-off state, the channel modifier being formed on the second active layer so as to enclose but be isolated from the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sanken Electric Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Nobuo Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8347656
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: an introducer to introduce a glass optical fiber that has passed a pulling mechanism pulling, to draw the glass optical fiber, one end of an optical fiber preform that has been fused by heating; a shredder including a casing connected to the introducer and a shredding mechanism to shred the glass optical fiber introduced by the introducer in the casing into glass optical-fiber pieces; a pipe connected to the casing of the shredder and to carry the glass optical-fiber pieces; and a suction unit connected to the pipe and to suction the glass optical-fiber pieces via the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Aoki, Katsuhiko Watanabe, Kiyoshi Arima, Hirokazu Sato, Yoshiharu Taga, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8353051
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus provided with an interface for a portable information recording medium, has an access control part carrying out access control, for respective ones of a plurality of resources which the image forming apparatus has, based on access control information defining whether or not usage thereof by a user is allowed, wherein the access control part carries out access control based on the access control information stored in the portable information recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Ohishi
  • Patent number: 8350035
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fluorinated rylenetetracarboxylic acid derivatives, to a process for their preparation and to their use, especially as n-type semiconductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Koenemann, Peter Osswald, Ruediger Schmidt, Frank Wuerthner
  • Patent number: 8351767
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a playback apparatus, a playback method, a program, a recording medium, a data structure, and a manufacturing method for a recording medium in which content to be played back can be switched between streams different from a main stream. A PlayList includes Main path for referring to Video and Audio within a main TS, Sub Path-A for referring to Secondary Video and Secondary Audio in a sub TS, and Sub Path-B for referring to Audio in a sub TS. STN_table( ), which is information for selecting Video and Audio in a clip AV stream file-0 as PlayItem-1 and selecting Secondary Video and Secondary Audio in clip AV stream file-1, or Audio in clip AV stream file-2 as SubPlayItem (SPI) which is simultaneously played back with PlayItem-1, is used. The present invention is applicable to a playback apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ayako Iwase, Motoki Kato, Shinobu Hattori
  • Patent number: 8350081
    Abstract: The invention relates to processes for production of methacrylic acid and to processes for production of methyl methacrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Roehm GmbH
    Inventor: Torsten Balduf
  • Patent number: 8351277
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method is disclosed for operating a semiconductor memory device. The semiconductor memory device includes a substrate, a stacked body, a memory film, a channel body, a select transistor, and a wiring. The method can boost a potential of the channel body by applying a first erase potential to the wiring, the select gate, and the word electrode layer. In addition, after the boosting of the potential of the channel body, with the wiring and the select gate maintained at the first erase potential, the method can decrease a potential of the word electrode layer to a second erase potential lower than the first erase potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Mikajiri, Shigeto Oota, Masaru Kito, Ryouhei Kirisawa
  • Patent number: 8350920
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus to capture an image of a subject includes an extracting unit configured to extract a character area image of an area including a character from a captured subject image; a converting unit configured to convert the character area image in accordance with a first predetermined method; a first generating unit configured to generate a hiding image to make the character area image unrecognizable to a user; an encoding unit configured to encode the subject image in which the character area image is overwritten with the generated hiding image in accordance with a second predetermined method; and a second generating unit configured to generate a file including area information specifying the area, converted character area image information obtained through the conversion, and subject image information obtained through the encoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Nishiwaki
  • Patent number: 8349042
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polishing slurry including: a colloidal silica having an average particle size of 40 nm or more; water; and a ? potential adjusting component, in which the ? potential adjusting component includes at least one water-soluble organic polymer selected from a water-soluble polyether polyamine and a water-soluble polyalkylene polyamine and at least one acid selected from hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, nitrous acid and amidosulfuric acid, and the ? potential adjusting component contains the acid at a ratio of from 0.6 to 1.4 to the water-soluble organic polymer in terms of molar ratio, and the polishing slurry has a pH of 8 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Katsuaki Miyatani
  • Patent number: 8349977
    Abstract: Preparation of high-reactivity isobutene homo- or copolymers with a content of terminal vinylidene double bonds per polyisobutene chain end of at least 50 mol % and a polydispersity of preferably 1.05 to less than 3.5, by polymerizing isobutene or an isobutene-comprising monomer mixture in the presence of an aluminum trihalide-donor complex effective as a polymerization catalyst or of an alkylaluminum halide-donor complex, especially of an aluminum trichloride-donor complex, said complex comprising, as the donor, an organic compound with at least one ether function or a carboxylic ester function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hannah Maria Koenig, Klaus Muelbach, Matthias Kiefer, Sergei V. Kostjuk, Irina Vasilenko, Alexander Frolov