Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
  • Patent number: 7652967
    Abstract: An optical disc is based on the following the distance of the light transmission layer from a light incidence plane to the first recording layer is a minimum of 550 ?m. The distance between the first and the third recording layer is a maximum of 72 ?m. The distance between the second and the third recording layer is a minimum of 15 ?m. The distance between the first and the second recording layer is about 31 to 40 ?m. The reflectivities of the first and the second recording layer with respect to the first laser beam are 18% or more, and the ratio between the reflectivities is about 1.15 or less. The areal recording density of the third recording layer is three times or more as high as the areal recording density of the first and the second recording layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Memory-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro Sugaya, Masato Otsuka
  • Patent number: 7650101
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, a process cartridge, and a developing unit includes a developer carrying member to carry developer, first and second rotary members arranged in parallel to each other and configured to rotate to agitate and convey the developer, and an enclosure having an inside space to contain the developer, the inside space being divided by a partition with communication openings formed therein at opposite ends thereof into a first chamber configured to maintain the developer above a first level and to hold the first rotary member therein which supplies the developer to the developer carrying member while agitating and conveying the developer, and a second chamber configured to communicate with the first chamber through the communication openings, to maintain the developer at a second level lower than the first level, and to hold the second rotary member therein which circulates the developer with the first chamber through the communication openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokawa, Kenichirou Nagai
  • Patent number: 7638649
    Abstract: A method of preparation of (R)-(?)-5-(2-aminopropyl)-2-methoxybenzenesulfonamide of formula I and its use for production tamsulosin. A protective group is introduced to N-[(1R)-2(4-methoxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]-N-[(1R)-1-phenylethyl)]amine and the resulting amide of formula IX is chlorosulfonated and the resulting sulfochloride is converted to a sulfonamide of formula X, from which the compound of formula I is obtained by hydrogenation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Zentiva, k.s.
    Inventors: Josef Hajicek, Marketa Slavikova
  • Patent number: 7636181
    Abstract: In an image reading apparatus, a plurality of reading sensors extend in a main scanning direction and separated from each other in the main scanning direction so as to be located in a staggered arrangement in which a part of one of the reading sensors in the longitudinal direction faces a part of adjacent one of the reading sensors in a sub-scanning direction. A first connection member is provided to the part of one of the reading sensors facing the part of the adjacent one of the reading sensors. The first connection member protrudes toward the adjacent one of the reading sensors. A second connection member is provided to the part of the adjacent one of the reading sensors facing the part of the one of the reading sensors. The second connection member protrudes toward the one of the reading sensors. The first and second connection members are brought into contact with each other by being urged by a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 7629991
    Abstract: A write controlling device for an image forming apparatus including a time lag detecting device configured (i) to detect a time lag between (a) synchronization signal generated by a synchronization detecting device and (b) a mark signal generated by a mark sensor configured to detect a mark on a transfer belt configured to transfer plural color toner components; and (ii) to output a white line insertion value using the detected time lag; and a reconfiguration device configured to reconfigure the white line insertion value and a write timing setting value defining a writing start position in a sub-scanning direction using a write timing ancillary value which defines the quantity of reconfiguration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hisakazu Ohkawara
  • Patent number: 7628612
    Abstract: In the present invention, a plurality of heat treatment units are arranged side by side in a linear form and a substrate transfer mechanism for transferring the substrate between the heat treatment units is provided in a heat treatment apparatus. The substrate is sequentially heat-treated in the arrangement order, whereby one heat treatment as a whole is dividedly and successively performed in the plurality of heat treatment units. This allows substrates to be heat-treated along the same route and uniforms the thermal history among the substrates. At the time when heat-treating a plurality of substrates, the present invention causes less variation in thermal history among the substrates as compared to the case of parallel heat treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Takahisa Otsuka, Tsuyoshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 7628755
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for processing an ultrasound image of a target object including a periodically moving object, including: an ROI setting unit for setting regions of interest (ROIs) to each of frames constituting ultrasound volume data acquired from a target object; a VOI setting unit for selecting a predetermined number of first reference frames from the ultrasound volume data and setting a predetermined number of volumes of interest (VOIs) by combining ROIs of the first reference frames with ROIs of frames adjacent to the reference frames; a motion compensating unit for processing the VOIs to compensate a motion of the target object; a correlation coefficient curve calculating unit for calculating a correlation coefficient curve for a predetermined interval at each VOI; a period setting unit for setting a moving period of the moving object based on the correlation coefficient curve in the volume data; and an ultrasound volume data reconstructing unit for reconstructing the ultras
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Medison Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nam Chul Kim, Sang Hyun Kim, Jong In Kwak, Do Young Choi, Eui Chul Kwon
  • Patent number: 7628864
    Abstract: A substrate cleaning apparatus includes a chamber for accommodating a substrate; a mounting table, disposed in the chamber, for mounting thereon the substrate; an electrode disposed in the mounting table, the substrate being attracted and held on the mounting table as a voltage is applied to the electrode; an exhaust unit for exhausting the inside of the chamber; a separating unit for separating the mounting table and the substrate to form a space therebetween; and a gas supply unit for supplying a gas into the space. While the space is formed, voltages of different polarities are alternately applied to the electrode, the gas supply unit supplies a gas into the space and the exhaust unit exhausts the inside of the chamber. The substrate cleaning apparatus further includes a gas introduction unit for introducing a gas into the chamber while the chamber is depressurized and the space is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Moriya, Hiroyuki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 7629381
    Abstract: The invention refers to the use of specific cyclolignans, wherein the carbon atoms in positions 9 and 9? have cis configuration, for inhibition of the insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor. Said compounds can be used for treatment of IGF-1R dependent diseases, such as cancer, psoriasis, artherosclerosis and acromegaly. A preferred compound is picropodophyllin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Axelar AB
    Inventors: Olle Larsson, Magnus Axelson
  • Patent number: 7630657
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, in which a program for carrying out an image forming method is provided, includes a transfer member to receive respective images formed on a plurality of image bearing members, an image detecting unit to detect the images conveyed on the transfer member, a paper length detecting unit to detect a length of a recording medium in a sheet travel direction, a counting unit to count the number of recording media and to change a count up value according to a detection result by the paper length detecting unit, and a control unit to control an image forming timing with respect to the image bearing members based on a detection timing of the image and to perform a positional deviation adjustment each time a counted value increases by a predetermined amount so as to reduce an amount of a positional deviation of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Ehara, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Joh Ebara, Seiichi Handa, Noriaki Funamoto, Toshiyuki Uchida, Keisuke Sugiyama, Kouji Amanai
  • Patent number: 7630226
    Abstract: A memory cell includes: an irreversible storage element that writes data by breaking down an insulating film, with a write voltage being applied to its one end; and first and second transistors with one end being connected to the other end of the irreversible storage element. A non-volatile semiconductor storage device includes: the memory cell; write word lines and read word lines that are connected to the first transistor and the second transistor, respectively; write bit lines and read bit lines that are connected to the first transistor and the other end of the second transistor, respectively; a row decoder selectively driving the write word lines and the read word lines; and a write-disturb prevention circuit charging the read bit lines to a certain voltage in writing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kensuke Matsufuji, Toshimasa Namekawa
  • Patent number: 7630535
    Abstract: A pattern inspection apparatus which compares a plurality of partial optical image data of a same target plate to be inspected, the target plate being formed as a pattern, includes an optical image data acquiring unit which acquires optical image data of the target plate to be inspected, and a comparing circuit which compares the plurality of partial optical image data. In the comparing circuit, region image data generated based on information of region pattern representing a predetermined region is input, and a decision criterion is changed with reference to the input region image data when the plurality of partial optical image data are compared with each other to decide the presence/absence of a defect on the target plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Advanced Mask Inspection Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Ikunao Isomura
  • Patent number: 7628132
    Abstract: An air intake duct arrangement for an internal combustion engine in which a cylinder head is fixed on a body shell of a motor vehicle via a damping element. The cylinder head is closed by a set of timing gear cases, and the intake duct includes an intermediate portion connected to an upstream portion connected to a heat exchanger and to a downstream portion supplying air towards an intake manifold. The upstream and downstream portions include a fixing mechanism configured to co-operate with the intermediate portion. The intermediate portion is integrated in the timing gear case of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Renault s.a.s.
    Inventor: Stephane Charlon
  • Patent number: 7630229
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a memory cell which includes first and second inverter circuits. Each of the first and second inverter circuits includes a load transistor which includes a source connected to a first power supply terminal, and a driving transistor which includes a drain connected to a drain of the load transistor via a memory node, a gate connected to a gate of the load transistor, a source connected to a second power supply terminal, and a back gate connected to a third power supply terminal. A first power supply voltage is applied to the first power supply terminal. A ground voltage is applied to the second power supply terminal. A source voltage higher than the ground voltage is applied to the third power supply terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Akira Katayama
  • Patent number: 7626912
    Abstract: An optical recording medium which has an enhanced appearance or an enhanced design performance while computer data are recorded and a reproduction apparatus and method in which the optical recording medium is used are disclosed. When computer data are recorded on the optical recording medium on which recording data are recorded as interference fringes formed through interference of object light of images with reference light, related information of the recording data is recorded in a state wherein it can be recognized through the visual sense of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Teraoka, Minoru Tobita
  • Patent number: 7627387
    Abstract: A command generating device includes a command shape calculating unit for calculating an nth derivative command shape which is a fixed multiple of the nth derivative with respect to time of a position command for causing a machine to reach a target position at a positioning time so that a convolution of a velocity command which is the first derivative with respect to time of the position command and the impulse response of a transfer function determined from the frequency of a vibration which occurs in the machine becomes equal to zero, the convolution being calculated over the time period from the positioning time onward, and an associating processing unit for integrating the nth derivative command shape n times with respect to time, and for multiplying the integral result by a constant which associates the position command at the positioning time with the target position so as to determine the position command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichiro Ueda, Hidetoshi Ikeda, Kiyoshi Maekawa
  • Patent number: 7625467
    Abstract: The present invention provides a support beam for use in an easily polymerizeable substance treatment apparatus. The support beam supports or reinforces an internal provided in the easily polymerizeable substance treatment apparatus. The support beam has an internal mounting portion to which the internal is attached, and a folded-back portion, at least part of which, is inclined downward with respect to a horizontal direction when approaching an end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Ando, Hideyasu Takezawa, Yasuhiro Kabu
  • Patent number: 7627364
    Abstract: To realize downsizing. This invention provides an imaging apparatus with an irradiation means for irradiating a body with irradiation light stronger than light in the air coming to the body, a solid imaging element for performing photoelectric conversion on a pattern light of unique tissues obtained through the body, and a sensitivity adjustment means for adjusting the imaging sensitivity of the solid imaging element to the unique tissues by limiting the amount of a signal which is stored per unit time through the photoelectric conversion in the solid imaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Sato
  • Patent number: RE41051
    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: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: IBIDEN Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoo Asai, Yoji Mori
  • Patent number: D608276
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Takeshita, Yoichi Miyajima, Atsushi Takahashi, Hiroaki Sato