Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a reference-pattern detecting transfer-body, a reference-pattern detecting unit, and a condition changing unit. The reference-pattern detecting transfer-body directly transfers a reference pattern image formed on an intermediate transfer body without a recording material. The reference-pattern detecting unit detects an optical reference pattern with respect to the image transferred onto the reference-pattern detecting transfer-body. The condition changing unit changes the image forming conditions based on a result of detection.
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.
August 4, 2005
Date of Patent:
October 27, 2009
International Institute of Cancer Immunology, Inc.
Abstract: A non-volatile semiconductor memory device includes a memory cell array having a plurality of multi-level memory cells connected in series. The plurality of multi-level memory cells forms a plurality of threshold distributions each of which corresponds to a status of a lower bit and a status of an upper bit, wherein a lower bit and an upper bit constitute a lower page and an upper page respectively. The status of the lower bit dichotomizes the threshold distributions into two groups and the status of the upper bit further dichotomizes each of two groups. When programming a memory cell of the upper page, higher potentials are applied to a non-selected word line adjacent to the selected word line than those applied to the non-selected word line when programming the memory cell of the lower page.
Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit including a first power supply region supplied with a first power supply voltage, and having a first clock distribution network, a second power supply region supplied with a second power supply voltage, and having a second clock distribution network, a first phase synchronizer which provides a first output signal obtained by making a phase of a reference clock signal for controlling a data input/output coincident with a phase of a clock signal at a first point of the first clock distribution network, to a second point of the first clock distribution network, and a second phase synchronizer which provides a second output signal obtained by making the phase of the reference clock signal coincident with a phase of a clock signal at a first point of the second clock distribution network, to a second point of the second clock distribution network.
Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode contains an intermetallic compound having an La3Co2Sn7 type crystal structure of which alkaline-earth metal atoms occupy La sites. The nonaqueous electrolyte contains at least one of methyl ethyl carbonate and dimethyl carbonate.
Abstract: A packet communication method of the present invention includes establishing a radio layer 2 connection based on a radio layer 2 protocol between a mobile station and a controller device, determining a transmission timing of a received data packet based on a quality of service set in the data packet, and multiplexing, at the determined transmission timing, the data packet into a radio layer 2 protocol data unit of a fixed length which is transmitted and received on the radio layer 2 connection.
Abstract: A semiconductor device according to the invention is a semiconductor device which includes a low dielectric constant film of which the relative dielectric constant is less than 3.5, is provided with one or more seal rings that are moisture blocking walls in closed loop form in a plan view, and where at least one of the seal rings includes a seal ring protrusion portion in inward protruding form in the vicinity of a chip corner.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearer that carries a toner image and a lubricant supplying device that supplies lubricant to the surface of the image bearer. The lubricant supplying device is provided in the image forming apparatus and includes a lubricant block and a brush roller. The brush roller shaves and supplies the lubricant from the lubricant block to the image bearer via the brush roller. The lubricant only includes a mixture of boron nitride and fatty acid metallic salt. The lubricant includes from 10 to 80 percent volume of the boron nitride.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, a charging roller and a pair of gap forming members. The image bearing member has a photoconductive surface including an image forming area for bearing an electrostatic latent image. The charging roller has a circular cross section with a first radius and a metallic core having a rotational axis of the charging roller, in parallel with and close to the image bearing member, and a charging surface for charging the photoconductive surface. The pair of gap forming members form a gap at least between the image forming area and the charging surface. Each of the pair of gap forming members have a circular cross section with a second radius such that a ratio of the second radius to the first radius is substantially constant through a whole rotational phase of the charging roller.
Abstract: A conveyor apparatus is provided that is free of a pulsing motion in the circulating chains so as to provide a comfortable ride quality on its steps. The conveyor apparatus includes a step guide rail, a plurality of steps, a step chain, and a chain driving mechanism for driving the step chain. The chain driving mechanism includes a rotating and driving unit, a driving sprocket which is rotated by a driving force given by the rotating and driving unit, and a circulating chain for giving a thrust to the step chain. The circulating chain has chain links and hinges that are to be connected to the adjacent chain links. The chain link includes a placing surface on which the step roller is placed, and pressing surfaces that are in contact with step rollers.
Abstract: A microprocessor includes a first information holding unit, a second information holding unit, and a switching authorization unit. The first information holding unit holds process identification information and authentication information which are associated with each other. The second information holding unit denies access from outside, and holds entry information of a process and the authentication information which are associated with each other. The switching authorization unit allows switching process when the authentication information held in the first information holding unit with the authentication information held in the second information holding unit match.
Abstract: A spin MOSFET includes: a semiconductor substrate; a first magnetic film formed on the semiconductor substrate and including a first ferromagnetic layer, a magnetization direction of the first ferromagnetic layer being pinned; a second magnetic film formed on the semiconductor substrate to separate from the first magnetic film and including a magnetization free layer, a first nonmagnetic layer being a tunnel insulator and provided on the magnetization free layer, and a magnetization pinned layer provided on the first nonmagnetic layer, a magnetization direction of the magnetization free layer being changeable and a magnetization direction of the magnetization pinned layer being fixed; a gate insulating film provided at least on the semiconductor substrate between the first magnetic film and the second magnetic film; and a gate electrode formed on the gate insulating film.
Abstract: A development device configured to develop an electrostatic latent image on an image carrying member with a two-component developer having a toner and a carrier, the development device including: a developer carrying member to carry the two-component developer to a development region in which the developer carrying member faces the image carrying member; a developer control member to control a volume of the two-component developer; a plurality of electrodes to be separately disposed in a direction parallel to a rotation axis of the developer carrying member while separated from a surface of the developer carrying member and located between the developer control member and the development region in a rotation direction of the developer carrying member; and a power source to apply a power to the plurality of electrodes to form a periodically changing electric field generating an external force to convey the two-component developer in the rotation axis direction.
Abstract: A fuel cell system is provided with a fuel cell having an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte film put therebetween, a fuel supply unit supplying fuel to the anode and a gas supply unit having a pump, the pump giving negative pressure to the cathode so as to introduce gas containing oxidant to the cathode.
Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus includes a mounting substrate having a duplexer, receiving and transmitting amplifiers individually connected to the duplexer, a processor unit having receiving and transmitting processors connected to the respective amplifiers, and a baseband processor connected to the processor unit. A shield case covers the amplifiers and the processor unit, and has a first partition provided from a top panel to a mounting substrate surface for separating the receiving and transmitting amplifiers, extending from an end and a second partition extends to another end from a cut extending from the first partition being laid across the processor unit.
Abstract: The present invention includes a method of verifying a Site-Dependent (S-D) processing procedure, the method including receiving a plurality of wafers by a S-D transfer system, determining S-D wafer state data for each wafer; establishing a first set of verification wafers, determining a number of required verification sites for each verification wafer, determining a number of visited verification sites, determining a number of remaining verification sites for each verification wafer, establishing a first procedure-verification sequence, determining a first S-D verification procedure, transferring the first verification wafer to a first S-D processing element and delaying the first verification wafer for a first period of time.
Abstract: The present invention is to provide an electrolyte membrane for fuel cell of low fuel permeability and high proton conductivity and to provide a fuel cell comprising the electrolyte membrane. According to the present invention, a polymer membrane including repeating unit of five-membered heterocyclic rings is used as an electrolyte membrane of the fuel cell. The electrolyte membrane has high proton conductivity with free from moves of the fuel or water when the proton conducts in the electrolyte membrane.
Abstract: A magnetoresistive element includes a free layer which contains a magnetic material and has an fct crystal structure with a (001) plane oriented, the free layer having a magnetization which is perpendicular to a film plane and has a direction to be changeable by spin-polarized electrons, a first nonmagnetic layer and a second nonmagnetic layer which sandwich the free layer and have one of a tetragonal crystal structure and a cubic crystal structure, and a fixed layer which is provided on only one side of the free layer and on a surface of the first nonmagnetic layer opposite to a surface with the free layer and contains a magnetic material, the fixed layer having a magnetization which is perpendicular to a film plane and has a fixed direction.
Abstract: A multilayer printed wiring board is composed of a substrate provided with through-holes, and a wiring board formed on the substrate through the interposition of an interlaminar insulating resin layer, the through-holes having a roughened internal surface and being filled with a filler, an exposed part of the filler in the through-holes being covered with a through-hole-covering conductor layer, and a viahole formed just thereabove being connected to the through-hole-covering conductor layer. Without peeling between the through-holes and the filler, this wiring board has a satisfactory connection reliability between the through-holes and the internal layer circuit and provides a high density wiring.