Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
  • Patent number: 7855342
    Abstract: A transition layer 38 is provided on a die pad 22 of an IC chip 20 and integrated into a multilayer printed circuit board 10. Due to this, it is possible to electrically connect the IC chip 20 to the multilayer printed circuit board 10 without using lead members and a sealing resin. Also, by providing the transition layer 38 made of copper on an aluminum pad 24, it is possible to prevent a resin residue on the pad 24 and to improve connection characteristics between the die pad 24 and a via hole 60 and reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: IBIDEN Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Sakamoto, Dongdong Wang
  • Patent number: 7775339
    Abstract: In a passenger conveyor according to the present invention, an inlet safety device, an operation device, an operation condition display device, and a passenger detecting device are all received in a end-deck cover at an end of a balustrade panel. Thus, the passenger conveyor is excellent in design because of a simple appearance of a platform and a vicinity thereof. Since an inclined surface of the end-deck cover on which a display part of the operation condition display device is disposed is inclined to face an upper side of a center part of the platform, an observability by a passenger of the display part of the operation condition display device can be exceedingly enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Toshiba Elevator Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshio Ogimura
  • Patent number: 7738125
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a document is read to obtain image data of the document, and a color material of an image forming unit is selected. If it is detected that reproduction of a document is prohibited, a document distinction disabling process, which inhibits reproduction of the document, is applied to the image data of the document using selected color material, and the image data subjected to the document distinction disabling process is sent to the image forming unit to form an output of the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Manabu Izumikawa
  • Patent number: 7719815
    Abstract: In a surge absorber, a pair of protrusion electrodes is fixed to a pair of terminal electrode members at positions shifted from the center of the terminal electrode members to be point-symmetrical with the center of a ceramic insulator tube and a distance between the protrusion electrodes is adjusted so as to obtain a desired discharge starting voltage. As a result, it is possible to easily change the distance between the discharge electrodes without changing the length of the discharge electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Shato, Kouichirou Harada, Tsuyoshi Ogi
  • Patent number: 7709526
    Abstract: Compounds which inhibit the insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1 R) and methods for using them for treating IGF-1 R dependent diseases, such as cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Biovitrum AB
    Inventors: Olle Larsson, Magnus Axelson
  • Patent number: 7706952
    Abstract: A method for controlling an automatic transmission of a power train for a motor vehicle, including producing a first set torque signal to be applied to the wheels, which represents wishes of the motor vehicle driver and that includes two components: a static component and a dynamic component. The dynamic component of the set signal is filtered according to at least two predetermined thresholds that define at least three distinct filtering zones. A filter of order n is used in the first and the third filtering zone and, in the second filtering zone, a maximum slope is imposed upon the dynamic component of the first set signal, the maximum slope being adjustable according to predetermined input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Renault S.A.S.
    Inventors: Frederic Roudeau, Jean Bretheau, Thomas Turpin
  • Patent number: 7698209
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-program product for determining one or more decision steps of a programming logic set executed by a computer. The method comprises steps of: receiving at least one data set; receiving conditional information; tagging one of said one or more data sets to indicate qualification under the conditional information. The tagging includes determining, for each tagging condition element, if the tagging condition element passes or fails, and combining, in accordance with a predefined logic scheme, the results of the individual tagging condition elements from the determining step to further determine whether said data set meets the conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
    Inventor: Tienan Zhao
  • Patent number: 7696360
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the separation of ascorbic acid from a mixture containing ascorbic acid and 2-keto-L-gulonic acid in a polar, preferably aqueous solvent, by means of liquid/liquid extraction using an amide. The method preferably also comprises steps for the back-extraction of the ascorbic acid, recycling of the extraction solvent and/or the back extraction solvent and for isolation of the ascorbic acid from the back extraction solvent. The invention further relates to a method for the production of ascorbic acid from KGA and isolation of the ascorbic acid so produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerd Kaibel, Martin Merger, Thomas Domschke, Petra Deckert, Friedrich Sauer
  • Patent number: 7693250
    Abstract: A fast reactor 1 controlled with a reflector comprises: a reactor vessel 7 accommodating therein a coolant 5; a reactor core 2 disposed in the reactor vessel 7 and immersed in the coolant 5; and a reflector 4 that vertically moves for adjusting leakage of neutrons generated from the reactor core 2 to control a reactivity of the reactor core 2, the reflector 4 including a neutron reflecting part 4a disposed on an outside of the reactor core 2 in a vertically movable manner, the neutron reflecting part 4a having a neutron reflecting ability higher than that of the coolant 5, and a cavity part 4b positioned above the neutron reflecting part 4a, the cavity part 4b having a neutron reflecting ability lower than that of the coolant 5. The neutron reflecting part 4a is formed of a plurality of metal plates 37 that are stacked on each other. Each of the metal plates 37 has a plurality of coolant channels 36 through which the coolant 5 flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takanari Inatomi, Yasuhiro Sakai, Toshiyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7693471
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus includes a fixing member to be heated and a pressure-contacting member for pressure contacting the fixing member. The fixing apparatus directs and conveys a recording member through a nip formed between the fixing member and pressure applying member in such a manner that a toner image carried on a recording member contacts the fixing member in order to be fixed thereto with heat and pressure. The fixing apparatus is configured to direct a tip margin of the recording member toward the pressure applying member across a virtual linear extension line drawn from a downstream end to upstream end of the nip when only the tip margin exits from the nip. A fixing member side separation device may be separately provided from the surface of the fixing apparatus so as to separate the recording member exiting from the nip. A gap formed between the downstream end of the nip and the tip of the fixing member side separation device is set smaller than the width of the tip margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Kikuchi, Shigeo Kurotaka, Kiyoshi Ohshima, Takashi Fujita, Toshihiko Baba, Atsushi Nakafuji, Hirokazu Ikenoue, Jun Yura, Echigo Katsuhiro, Hideki Kosugi
  • Patent number: 7692676
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermal head capable of reliably preventing occurrence of connection failure or insulation failure in each of the layers in a multilayered wiring structure, enabling easy manufacture even in the real edging constitution, capable of maintaining reliability and, further, with no trouble in the terminal connection of a common electrode even if three or more thermal head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Shirakawa, Masakazu Kato
  • Patent number: 7675222
    Abstract: A thin film piezoelectric actuator comprises a driving part at least one end of which is supported by an anchor portion. The driving part includes: a piezoelectric film, a first lower electrode provided under a first region of the piezoelectric film, a second lower electrode provided under a second region different from the first region of the piezoelectric film, a first upper electrode provided opposite to the first lower electrode on the piezoelectric film, a second upper electrode provided opposite to the second lower electrode on the piezoelectric film, a first connection part that electrically connects the first lower electrode and the second upper electrode via a first via hole formed in the piezoelectric film, and a second connection part that electrically connects the second lower electrode and the first upper electrode via a second via hole formed in the piezoelectric film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takashi Kawakubo, Ryoichi Ohara, Tomio Ono, Toshihiko Nagano, Michihiko Nishigaki, Takaaki Yasumoto, Kazuhide Abe, Kenya Sano
  • Patent number: 7665906
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an entry slot, first and second transmitter electrical pins, and first and second receiver electrical pins. The first and second transmitter electrical pins and the first and second receiver electrical pins are provided on the entry slot. The entry slot accepts a multi form-factor pluggable transceiver which has first and second optical transmitter channels and first and second optical receiver channels. The first transmitter electrical pins are electrically connected to first transmitter electrical pads of the first optical transmitter channel. The second transmitter electrical pins are electrically connected to second transmitter electrical pads of the second optical transmitter channel. The first receiver electrical pins are electrically connected to first receiver electrical pads of the first optical receiver channel. The second receiver electrical pins are electrically connected to second receiver electrical pads of the second optical receiver channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takemasa Tamanuki, Chris Keller
  • Patent number: 7667160
    Abstract: There is provided a laser processing apparatus, a multilayer printed wiring board manufacturing apparatus, and a manufacturing method to form via holes of ultra-fine diameter. The laser beam from the CO2 laser oscillator (60) is converted to the shortened wavelength beam by a tellurium crystal (94) to control diffraction of the laser beam. Simultaneously, when the laser beam is condensed, a limit value of the condensation limit is reduced. Thereby, the spot diameter of laser beam is reduced and a hole for via hole is bored on the interlayer insulation resin on a substrate (10). Therefore, even when the laser beam output is raised to form a deeper hole, the hole diameter is not widened and thereby a hole for a small diameter via hole can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yasuji Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 7663321
    Abstract: An electrical supply device configured to deliver energy to a structure that includes at least two electrodes and a space containing a gas intended to be excited. The device includes a voltage generator, an inductor connected to the generator and connected to the structure to supply the two electrodes with a periodic voltage of given frequency, and a resonance mechanism for fixing the frequency at substantially the resonant frequency of the system of the structure and the inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Jingwei Zhang, Guillaume Auday, Didier Duron, Thomas Bertin-Mourot, Philippe Visage
  • Patent number: 7661458
    Abstract: A magnesium metal thin plate manufacturing method includes at least a casting process of supplying a molten metal obtained by melting a magnesium metal to a molten metal bath, drawing out the molten metal, supplying the molten metal into the gap between a pair of casting rolls composed of at least a pair of casting upper roll and casting lower roll, applying pressure to the molten metal, and casting a plate solidified at a predetermined temperature and having a predetermined thickness, and a rolling process of rolling the cast plate by means of at least a pair of rolling rolls by applying pressure thereto to manufacture a magnesium metal thin plate. With the above arrangement, there can be provided a magnesium metal thin plate manufacturing method and manufacturing apparatus that can effectively manufacture a magnesium metal thin plate by plastic working without requiring a heat energy generation step again in rolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Gonda Metal Industry Corporation Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Haga, Kazunari Yoshida, Yoshio Gonda
  • Patent number: RE41176
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device including a first substrate having a contact hole and second substrate substantially in parallel with the first substrate. Each substrate has electrodes on an inner side thereof with the electrodes of the first substrate being connected to the electrodes of the second substrate at a location which is close to an edge of the contact hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshio Oh-Ide
  • Patent number: RE41181
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a low power dissipation semiconductor power device is provided which is easy to perform and suitable for mass production. When a first and second conductivity-type regions are formed on a semiconductor substrate which is selectively irradiated by impurity ions, an excellent super junction is formed by controlling the ion acceleration energy and the width of each irradiated region so that the first and second conductivity-type regions may have a uniform impurity distribution and a uniform width along the direction of irradiation. Another method of manufacturing a low power dissipation semiconductor power device having an excellent super junction is provided which selectively irradiates a collimated neutron beam onto a P+ silicon ingot and forms an N+ region that has a uniform impurity distribution and a uniform width along the direction of irradiation in the P+ silicon ingot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Toru Takeda, Tetsujiro Tsunoda
  • Patent number: RE41242
    Abstract: According to the package board of the present invention, each soldering pad formed on the top surface of the package board, on which an IC chip is to be mounted, is small (133 to 170 ?m in diameter), so the metallic portion occupied by the soldering pads on the surface of the package board is also small. On the other hand, each soldering pad formed on the bottom surface of the package board, on which a mother board, etc. are to be mounted, is large (600 ?m in diameter), so the metallic portion occupied by the soldering pads on the surface of the package board is also large. Consequently, a dummy pattern 58M is formed between conductor circuits 58U and 58U for forming signal lines on the IC chip side surface of the package board thereby to increase the metallic portion on the surface and adjust the rate of the metallic portion between the IC chip side and the mother board side of the package board, protecting the package board from warping in the manufacturing processes, as well as during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoo Asai, Yoji Mori
  • Patent number: RE41806
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process whereby fluorine atom-containing sulfonyl fluoride compound(s) useful as e.g. materials for ion-exchange membranes, can be produced efficiently and at low cost without structural limitations while solving the difficulties in production. Namely, the present invention provides a process which comprises reacting XSO2RA-E1 (1) with RB-E2 (2) to form XSO2R4-E-RB (3), then reacting (3) with fluorine in a liquid phase to form FSO2RAF-EF-RBF (4), and further, decomposing the compound to obtain FSO2RAF-EFl (5), wherein RA is a bivalent organic group, E1 is a monovalent reactive group, RB is a monovalent organic group, E2 is a monovalent reactive group which is reactive with E1, E is a bivalent connecting group formed by the reaction of E1 with E2, RAF is a bivalent organic group formed by the fluorination of RA, etc., RBF is the same group as RB, etc., EF1 is a bivalent connecting group formed by the fluorination of E, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masahiro Ito, Kunio Watanabe, Takashi Okazoe, Isamu Kaneko, Daisuke Shirakawa