Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
  • 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: 7625834
    Abstract: In a method of producing a catalyst for the production of methacrylic acid, which has a composition of the following formula (1), when mixing 100 parts by mass of a solution or a slurry (liquid A) containing molybdenum atoms, phosphorous atoms and vanadium atoms in which the content of ammonium species is 0 to 1.5 mol relative to 12 mol of the molybdenum atoms, 5 to 300 parts by mass of a solution or a slurry (liquid B) containing 6 to 17 mol of ammonium species relative to 12 mol of the molybdenum atoms contained in the liquid A and a solution or a slurry (liquid C) containing an element Z such as cesium, the liquid B is mixed with the liquid A, the liquid C or a mixture of the liquid A and the liquid C over 0.1 to 15 minutes PaMobVcCudXeYfZgOh??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Naitou, Takashi Karasuda
  • Patent number: 7627045
    Abstract: The disclosed invention enhances transmission efficiency by decreasing regions of reference signals which are attached to transmit packets from a transmitter during bidirectional SVD-MIMO communication. The transmitter transmits user data following a reference signal. At the other end, the receiver acquires a channel matrix, based on the reference signal attached preceding the user data, receives the user data, while weighting the data with receive weights derived from the channel matrix, adaptively estimates the channel matrix H as long as the user data is being received, and obtains transmit weights V? for transmitting user data in the reverse direction from an adaptively estimated channel matrix H?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Patent number: 7625342
    Abstract: An ultrasonic probe for examining a specimen. The ultrasonic probe includes a holding portion, an insertion member, and an ultrasonic generator. The holding portion includes a first housing portion. The insertion member is configured to move along the first housing portion. The insertion member has at least one end for insertion into an endocavity of the specimen. The ultrasonic generator is provided at the one end of the insertion member and configured to transmit an ultrasound pulse to the specimen and collect an echo signal resulting from the transmitted ultrasound pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Morokawa, Yutaka Oonuki
  • 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: 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: 7626552
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first substrate having a first surface for mounting an electronic component and a second surface substantially parallel to the first surface. The first substrate includes a first region for mounting the electronic component, a second region including a plurality of first communication units for transmitting and receiving signals to and from a second substrate, input-output circuits disposed on the first region or the second region, the input-out circuits corresponding to the first communication units, and a control circuit for controlling input to and output from the input-output circuits disposed on the first region or the second region of the first substrate. Each of the input-output circuits includes an output circuit for outputting a signal to a second communication unit of the second substrate corresponding to the first communication unit and an input unit for receiving a signal sent from the corresponding second communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Sukegawa, Takeo Sekino, Kenichi Shigenami, Shinichi Toi, Tatsuo Shimizu
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 7608685
    Abstract: A tumor antigen that comprises, as an active ingredient, a product of the Wilms' tumor suppressor gene WT1 or a peptide composed of 7-30 contiguous amino acids containing an anchor amino acid for binding to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I in said amino acid sequence, and a vaccine comprising said antigen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: International Institute of Cancer Immunology, Inc.
    Inventors: Haruo Sugiyama, Yoshihiro Oka
  • 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