Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
  • 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: 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: 7625176
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plain bearing between two parts movable with respect to each other, the first part having a first bearing element made from a first metal and the second part having a second bearing element made from a second metal of higher hardness. The first bearing element has a surface layer hardened by strain hardening. As a result of the invention, the wear between the parts can be reduced and their life can be substantially lengthened. The invention can be advantageously applied to cases in which the first part is a variable-setting diffuser blade and the second part is a gas turbine casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Christelle Foucher, Veronique Christiane Giffard, Claude Marcel Mons
  • Patent number: 7626847
    Abstract: This invention relates to a memory device and the like that are preferably applied to a case where motion vector is detected using a block matching. Pixel data of a first frame (a reference frame) is stored in a unit A of memory cell array portion 20a in straight binary format. Pixel data of a second frame (a search frame) is stored in a unit B of memory cell array portion 20b in two's complement format. The units A and B have a plurality of memory cells, respectively. Word lines WL related to the pixel data of the first and second frames are simultaneously activated so that charges accumulated in capacitors of each of the memory cells can be combined along one bit line BL. A/D converter 53 outputs a digital signal (absolute difference value) having a value that corresponds to a total amount of charges. When reading the pixel data, a subtraction and a conversion into the absolute difference value are simultaneously performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsujiro Kondo, Wataru Niitsuma, Naoki Kobayashi
  • 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: 7626722
    Abstract: There is provided an image recording apparatus able to form images without fluctuation of image dot intervals in the main scan direction. The image recording apparatus comprises a light emitting source including multiple light emitting units emitting laser beams, and a detection unit for detecting the laser beams and measuring intervals of the laser beams in the main scan direction. Based on the measured intervals of the laser beams in the main scan direction, light emission timings of the light emitting units are adjusted so that the intervals between each two image dots on the photoconductor in the main scan direction are not influenced by the interval fluctuation of the laser emitting units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiharu Niito
  • Patent number: 7623765
    Abstract: With this invention, at least one of a video file containing video information, a still picture file containing still picture information, and an audio file containing audio information and a management file having management information on a control method of reproducing the information in the file are recorded on an information storage medium. This realizes a data structure that causes the recording and deleting places on the information storage medium to correspond spuriously to places on a single tape, such as a VTR tape. Use of the data structure provides users with an easy-to-use interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Ando, Hiroaki Unno
  • Patent number: 7623762
    Abstract: There are provided an information storage medium capable of real-time recording/playback of digital moving picture information, and a digital information recording/playback system using this medium. In a medium that records/plays back data including video data and control information, the control information (DA21 in FIG. 4; RTR_VMG in FIG. 30) includes information (VOBU entry in FIG. 31) for accessing a specific portion (VOBU) of the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Ando, You Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7623407
    Abstract: A semiconductor device which continuously outputs data in synchronism with a first clock includes a clock generator which generates a second clock from the first clock which is externally supplied, a flip-flop circuit which operates in synchronism with the second clock, and receives the data, an output buffer circuit which outputs the output data from the flip-flop circuit outside, and a power supply circuit which includes a bandgap reference circuit, generates a voltage controlled by the bandgap reference circuit, and supplies the voltage as a power supply voltage to the clock generator, the flip-flop circuit, and the output buffer circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Honda
  • Patent number: 7622757
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a plurality of semiconductor elements; and a first wire and a second wire provided to connect the semiconductor elements in parallel. The first wire and the second wire include respective wires formed in multiple wiring layers. Each wiring layer includes the first wire and the second wire formed alternately and in parallel. The wires are formed as to intersect each other in adjacent wiring layers. The first wires are connected with each other through a via-connection at an intersection of the first wires and the second wires are connected with each other through a via-connection at an intersection of the second wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koichi Endo, Yasuto Sumi, Katsuyuki Adachi
  • Patent number: 7622050
    Abstract: A process for polishing a glass substrate required to have high-degree of flatness and smoothness, is provided. A preliminarily polished glass substrate is applied with a surface treatment by a first-step gas-cluster ion beam etching to improve the flatness, and then, the glass substrate is applied with a surface treatment by a second-step gas-cluster ion beam etching having different irradiation conditions of those of the first-step gas-cluster ion beam etching to improve the surface roughness, whereby the glass substrate is finish-polished to have a flatness of at most 0.05 ?m and a surface roughness (Rms) of at most 0.25 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Koji Otsuka, Masabumi Ito
  • Patent number: 7619179
    Abstract: In an electrode for generating a plasma, disposed to face a surface of a substrate to perform a plasma processing on the surface of the substrate, the electrode includes a metal-based composite material formed by impregnating a metal into a base member made of a porous ceramic, and having a joint surface at least facing toward the entire surface of the substrate. The electrode also includes a conductive plate made of a plasma-resistant material melt-bonded by a metal to the joint surface of the metal-based composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Daisuke Hayashi
  • Patent number: 7619787
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes at least one light source and at least one reflector. The at least one light source is configured to emit light and has an opening. The at least one reflector is configured to reflect the light emitted from the at least one light source. The opening is arranged at an obliquely downward portion of the at least one light source, the at least one reflector is disposed at a position obliquely downward of the at least one light source, and the light emitted from the opening of the at least one light source travels via the at least one reflector to illuminate a reading area of a document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Mikajiri, Hideaki Matsui
  • Patent number: 7615670
    Abstract: Process for preparing a chlorohydrin, wherein a polyhydroxylated aliphatic hydrocarbon, an ester of a polyhydroxylated aliphatic hydrocarbon or a mixture thereof is subjected to reaction with a chlorinating agent in the presence of a liquid phase comprising heavy compounds other than the polyhydroxylated aliphatic hydrocarbon and having a boiling temperature under a pressure of 1 bar absolute which is at least 15° C. greater than the boiling temperature of the chlorohydrin under a pressure of 1 bar absolute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Solvay (Société Anonyme)
    Inventor: Patrick Gilbeau
  • Patent number: 7613374
    Abstract: An optical fiber that transmits a signal light in a fundamental propagation mode has a cutoff wavelength longer than a wavelength of the signal light, a wavelength dispersion of the fundamental propagation mode of ?5 ps/nm/km to ?1 ps/nm/km at a wavelength of 1550 nanometers, an effective core area of the fundamental propagation mode larger than 45 ?m2 at the wavelength of 1550 nanometers, and a dispersion slope of the fundamental propagation mode smaller than 0.03 ps/nm2/km at the wavelength of 1550 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsunori Imamura
  • Patent number: 7612105
    Abstract: 3-Arylphenyl sulfide derivatives represented by general formula (I): (wherein R is a C2-C6 alkyl group, a C2-C6 alkenyl group, a C2-C6 alkynyl group or the like, B0 to B2 and B3 are hydrogen atoms, halogen atoms, cyano groups, C1-C4 haloalkyl groups or the like, n is 0, 1 or 2, and Ar is a phenyl ring, a pyridine ring, a thiophene ring, a pyrazole ring or the like), and insecticides and miticides containing the 3-arylphenyl sulfide derivatives as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignees: Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Ihara Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Toriyabe, Nobuo Takefuji, Minoru Itou, Tetsuya Hirade, Kiyotoshi Nishiyama, Mitsuharu Asahida, Yasunobu Maeda, Nobuhide Wada, Toyokazu Fujisawa, Hiroyuki Yano, Masaaki Komatsu, Osamu Tada
  • Patent number: 7612880
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for identifying features in a sample by analyzing Mueller matrices to calculate an average degree of polarization, a weighted average degree of polarization, a degree of polarization map, a degree of polarization surface. Also, a method, apparatus, and computer program product for identifying features in a sample by analyzing Mueller matrices to calculate depolarization relative to a retardance axis and/or a diattentuation axis, and to calculate a ratio of diattenuation to polarizance or ratios of row and column magnitudes. Also, a method for retinal polarimetry, including a non-depolarizing light tube configured for insertion into the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventor: Russell Chipman
  • Patent number: 7609603
    Abstract: A rewritable optical recording medium includes a substrate and a phase-change type recording layer. A portion in a crystalline state corresponds to an unrecorded or erased state, and a portion in an amorphous state correspond to a recorded state, to record EFM modulated information by forming amorphous marks by irradiating the recording layer with a recording laser beam, and the recording is carried out by irradiating a recording laser beam having a wavelength of about 780 nm through an optical system having a numerical aperture NA of 0.5 or 0.55, at 24-times velocity or 32-times velocity of the reference velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ohno, Masae Kubo, Michikazu Horie, Masaaki Mizuno, Hiroyuki Hoshino, Akio Okamuro
  • Patent number: RE40963
    Abstract: A method for achieving a highly uniform plasma density on a substrate by shaping an induced electric field including the steps of positioning the substrate in a processing chamber, supplying a high frequency power to a spiral antenna generating an induced electric field in the processing chamber, generating a plasma in the processing chamber, and shaping the electric field with respect to the substrate to achieve a uniform distribution of plasma on the substrate being processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Nobuo Ishii, Jiro Hata