Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
  • Patent number: 7592479
    Abstract: Isocyanates are prepared by reacting primary amines with phosgene in a reactor by a process in which a reaction discharge is present in the form of a suspension which contains the isocyanate to be prepared, as a liquid, and carbamyl chlorides as a solid, and the suspension is worked up in a film evaporator, and this process is carried out in a production plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Eckhard Stroefer, Stephan Scholl, Martin Sohn, Andreas Woelfert, Hans-Juergen Pallasch, Jan Peter Bredehoeft
  • Patent number: 7593823
    Abstract: Coefficients A and B are calculated from the measured temperature and the measured state of charge. Next, a response voltage Vc is calculated by substituting the measured internal impedance X into a response-voltage correlation equation. Besides, by comparing the response voltage Vc with a predetermined threshold V0, if Vc is bigger than or equal to V0, the battery is determined as normal. By substituting the measured values of internal impedance, temperature, and SOC into the internal impedance calculation formula, a final internal impedance calculation formula is determined by calculating the value of C by an iterating operation. Next, in the case of determining SOH of a battery, by substituting a standard temperature and a standard SOC into the final internal impedance calculation formula, the internal impedance to determine the SOH is calculated. By comparing the internal impedance with SOH determination threshold, the SOH of the battery is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Noriyasu Iwane, Keiko Chikazawa, Keisuke Morii
  • Patent number: 7591600
    Abstract: A method for monitoring photolithography processing includes monitoring application of a light sensitive material to the surface of each of a plurality of substrates and detecting that a supply of the light sensitive material applied to the substrates has changed from a first batch of light sensitive material to a second batch light sensitive material. A change in photolithography process results caused by the change from the first batch to the second batch of light sensitive material is determined. Also included is initiating corrective action based on the change in photolithography process results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: David Dixon, Bryan Swain
  • Patent number: 7593267
    Abstract: A method of writing data to a semiconductor memory device with memory cells, each of which stores data defined by threshold voltage thereof in a non-volatile manner, the device having first and second memory cells disposed adjacent to each other to be sequentially written in this order, the method including: performing a first data write operation for writing data defined by a threshold voltage lower than a desired threshold voltage into the first memory cell; performing a second data write operation for writing data into the second memory cell; and performing a third data writing operation for writing data defined by the desired threshold voltage into the first memory cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masaki Fujiu, Noboru Shibata, Hiroshi Sukegawa
  • Patent number: 7593121
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus include a program for performing a process concerning image formation by using a hardware resource, and a slot which a recording medium is inserted into and removed from. A status monitoring part monitors whether or not a recording medium is inserted or removed; a recording medium starting part starts the recording medium inserted into said slot into a state in which said recording medium is assessable; and a program starting part reads a program from said recording medium started into the accessible state, and starting said program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ayako Kobayashi, Hisanori Kawaura
  • Patent number: 7589146
    Abstract: A water base adhesive and a latex composition being a base of water base primer are provided. The latex composition comprises 100 parts by mass of a polychloroprene latex and from 1 to 70 parts by mass of an EVA resin having a mass ratio of ethylene being at least 40%, as main components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yashima, Kenji Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 7588538
    Abstract: After the establishment of the saturation state of a contrast medium which has flowed into a subject for scanning inside a patient given the contrast medium, scan is performed under a high acoustic pressure adapted to break the bubbles of the contrast medium, so as to refresh the section for the scanning, and to acquire the maximum value of echo signal intensities. Subsequently, scans by ultrasounds under a low acoustic pressure or a medium acoustic pressure which does not break the contrast medium are carried out a plurality of times at different timings, thereby to execute a scan sequence for acquiring in-vivo information necessary for a TIC analysis. Data obtained by the scans are analyzed in a blood-flow-index estimation unit, and are displayed in a predetermined scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Ogasawara, Tetsuya Kawagishi, Naohisa Kamiyama
  • Patent number: 7588819
    Abstract: A window glass for a vehicle, wherein the window glass includes a glass plate, a conductor formed on a surface of the glass plate and an electronic component electrically connected to the conductor via a solder, wherein the solder has gap portions formed therein, is lead-free and contains a buffer component and a conductive component, and wherein the conductive component is present in the solder in an amount of 58-93 volume %, based on a total volume of the solder, or the solder has a specific gravity of 70-93%, based on a specific gravity of the conductive component, whereby the adhesive strength of the solder and the breaking strength of the glass plate are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Takashi Saimi
  • Patent number: 7589762
    Abstract: Video signals such as television reception signals are recorded in a suitable manner taking into consideration the use of external devices each having a different aspect ratio. The aspect ratio of an original video signal is converted so that the image has roundness of 1 and has the maximum size fitting in the particular screen reproducing the recorded video signal. Then, a background signal of a size the same as the screen size or a size needed for video combination is generated, and the result is added around the video signal to generate any desired video signal size. In such a manner, the recorded image has the aspect ratio matching that of the reproduced image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kojima, Takashi Hoshi, Yuzo Murayama
  • Patent number: 7590007
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device includes a memory cell array including a plurality of memory cells each having a plurality of threshold levels corresponding to a plurality of programming data respectively; a voltage generator circuit which generates a plurality of programming voltage pulses and a plurality of verify voltage pulses which are applied to said nonvolatile memory cells; a counter circuit which counts the number of times said programming voltage pulse is applied to corresponding said nonvolatile memory cell; a storage circuit which stores data corresponding to said plurality of verify voltage pulses which are set for each of corresponding said threshold levels and the number of times said programming voltage pulse is applied, the number of times said programming voltage pulse is applied being standards for switching a plurality of said verify voltage pulses; a comparison circuit which compares the number of times said programming voltage pulse is applied with said standards and generates
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Takuya Futatsuyama
  • Patent number: 7590397
    Abstract: An IC chip allows first communication for performing communication with all of the other IC chips, and second communication for performing communication while restricting communication parties. That is to say, the IC chip performs sending/receiving signals with a new communication arrangement with both the first communication which is a broadcasting arrangement and the second communication which is a communicatory arrangement. This enables the function upgrading electronic equipment to be performed easily, and enables flexible signal processing with a new communication arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsujiro Kondo, Takashi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 7588127
    Abstract: In an elevator apparatus, a guide rail has a plurality of unit rails that are vertically connected to each other. A car is provided with a rail joint detecting device mounted on the car, for detecting the presence/absence of a joint between each of the unit rails. The rail joint detecting device has a joint detecting portion for optically detecting the presence of the joint; and a joint determining portion for determining the presence/absence of the joint based on information from the joint detecting portion. Information on the presence/absence of the joint is outputted from the joint determining portion to a car position correcting circuit. In the car position correcting circuit, information on the position of the car is corrected based on the information on the presence/absence of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihide Shiratsuki, Masahiro Shikai, Tatsuo Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 7589811
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a first optical element which is provided on one of outer surfaces of a liquid crystal display panel including homogeneously aligned liquid crystal molecules and includes a first polarizer plate, a first retardation plate in which nematic liquid crystal molecules are solidified in a state in which the nematic liquid crystal molecules are hybrid-aligned in a liquid crystal state along a normal direction, and a second retardation plate, and a second optical element which is composed of a second polarizer plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Joten
  • Patent number: 7590360
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus network system having a first image forming apparatus connected with a plurality of second image forming apparatuses over a network, wherein the first image forming apparatus includes an image creating unit that creates an image with at least one toner based on an image data to be printed, and an image data volume computing unit that computes a volume of the image data, and a remaining toner information acquiring unit that acquires information on remaining toner from at least one of second image forming apparatuses, and a controlling unit that computes toner consumption from the volume of image data computed by the image data volume computing unit, selects a second image forming apparatus that has an amount of remaining toner larger than the toner consumption computed, and sends a command to form an image at the second image forming apparatus selected, and each of the second image forming apparatuses include a toner detecting unit that detects an amount of remaining toner in a corre
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kohtaroh Yonenaga
  • Patent number: 7589430
    Abstract: A power generating device according to the present invention has a positive displacement steam expander for converting expansion of steam into a rotational force, a power generator connected to a rotational axis of the positive displacement steam expander, an inverter for setting an operational frequency of the power generator, a power detector for detecting generated electric power of the power generator, and control means for changing set frequency of the inverter in accordance with a deviation of the generated electric power detected by the power detector from a target value. According to such a configuration, it is possible to sustain high output of the power generator irrespective of a differential pressure between primary side steam and secondary side steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Nakamura, Shoji Yoshimura, Makoto Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7590042
    Abstract: There is provided a method for recording an unique ID to a read-only optical disk (1) adopting the 1-7 PP modulation technique and having provided in a plurality of predetermined positions postscript areas each having a predetermined postscript pattern formed therein. The postscript pattern takes a form of 3T (pit)-2T (land)-3T (pit) and has a length of 8T (largest code length of a modulated bit string). Modulated bit strings before and after the 3T-2T-3T postscript pattern are formed so that the pit-land-pit postscript pattern complies with the rule of the variable-length modulation even when it is replaced as a whole with a pit-only pattern. Further, the land in the middle of the pit-land-pit postscript pattern is formed from a material which will not physically change when irradiated with laser light having a reading-level one but will be melted when irradiated with laser light having a power higher than the reading-level one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Ide
  • Patent number: 7587878
    Abstract: The tablet distribution apparatus includes an apparatus body having a pass-through channel through which an auxiliary tray is inserted into the pass-through channel, a distribution board mounted at the top of the apparatus body such that the distribution board vertically communicates with the pass-through channel, the distribution board having distribution through-holes of the same size and number as tablet receiving grooves of the auxiliary tray, each distribution through-hole being provided at the inside thereof with a lamp mounted therein, a display window mounted at the top of the apparatus body, and a control unit mounted at the apparatus body for selectively lighting the lamps depending upon the number of medicine packs to be prepared by patients according to the information of preparation inputted to a server computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: JVM Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun-Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 7589782
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an exposure period setup part for generating a timing signal, an image pick up device control part for controlling an operation of image pick up device, a timing part for measuring an elapsed time from the exposure period timing signal, and an imaging apparatus control part for controlling the image pick up device control part and the exposure period setup part. The timing part measures the elapsed time from the exposure period timing signal right after a release operation to the beginning of exposure setup operation by the exposure period setup part, and if a time from the measured elapsed time to the generation of the calculated next exposure period timing signal is equal or greater than a predetermined time, the imaging apparatus control part shortens the time till the generation of the next exposure period timing signal from a regular exposure period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Shiraishi, Kei Ito
  • Patent number: 7589046
    Abstract: In a process for the thermal treatment of the precursor material of a catalytically active material in a rotary tube furnace through which a gas stream flows, at least a proportion of the gas stream flowing through the rotary tube furnace is circulated, and the associated rotary tube furnace apparatus and tube-bundle reactors for the partial gas-phase oxidation of acrolein to acrylic acid are loaded with catalysts whose catalytically active material is obtainable by the process for the thermal treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Dieterle, Wolfgang Juergen Poepel, Silke Berndt, Raimund Felder, Signe Unverricht, Klaus Joachim Mueller-Engel
  • Patent number: 7589844
    Abstract: Shape inspection is carried out without preparing an inspection apparatus for each model of product. There is provided a shape inspection method comprising a first step of placing an object to be measured on an inspection stand for actual measurement, a second step of obtaining information of the surface shape of the object, a third step of calculating shape data of the object in a weightless state based on the information of the surface shape of the object, and a fourth step of recalculating the shape data of the object in a state that the object is placed on a predetermined inspection stand based on the shape data in the weightless state of the object, and judging the quality of the object based on the recalculated shape data of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Hirata, Tatsuo Yajima, Yoshiyuki Sonda