Patents Represented by Attorney Parkhurst & Wendel, L.L.P.
  • Patent number: 7062633
    Abstract: It is decided whether a first source data from the memory 101 is a data which is to be subjected to arithmetic or not by a state flag detection means 150, the result of the decision is retained as a state flag, and it is decided by a condition decision means 109 whether or not the state flag satisfies a condition for performing the arithmetic. A control means 110 controls whether an ALU 100 should perform the arithmetic or not on the basis of the condition satisfaction/dissatisfaction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mana Hamada, Shunichi Kuromaru, Tomonori Yonezawa, Tsuyoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7060341
    Abstract: A stretchable conveyor belt having a plurality of first cuts which extend in a widthwise direction of the belt, which extend from one of opposite surfaces of the belt toward the other surface thereof and do not reach said other surface, and which are provided at a regular interval of distance in a lengthwise direction of the belt, and/or a plurality of second cuts which extend in the widthwise direction of the belt, which extend from said other surface of the belt toward said one surface thereof and do not reach said one surface, and which are provided at a regular interval of distance in the lengthwise direction of the belt, the first cuts and/or the second cuts providing a stretchability of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignees: Bando Chemical Industries, Ltd., Ishikawajima Transport Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Mima, Osamu Jibu, Katsuya Teramoto, Shinichi Saruyama
  • Patent number: 7008066
    Abstract: Disclosed is an antiglare film having excellent durability. The antiglare film is disposed on the front of a display device and comprises a transparent plastic film and, formed on the transparent plastic film, at least an antiglare layer having fine concaves and convexes on its surface, wherein the antiglare layer is formed of a transparent resin and satisfies requirements that: (1) the surface of the antiglare layer has a three-dimensional ten-point mean roughness of 0.9 ?m to 3 ?m; and (2) the mean spacing between adjacent profile peaks on a three-dimensional roughness reference plane is 20 ?m to 50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taiji Suga, Tadahiro Masaki, Fumihiro Arakawa
  • Patent number: 7008692
    Abstract: A protective layer transfer sheet comprising a thermally transferable protective layer releasably provided on a substrate sheet is provided which, when a protective layer is formed by thermal transfer onto an image-receiving sheet with an image formed thereon, can prevent carrying troubles, such as meandering or cockling, within a printer. In a protective layer transfer sheet 10 comprising a substrate sheet 1, a heat-resistant slip layer 3 provided on one side of the substrate sheet 1, and a thermally transferable protective layer 2 releasably provided on at least a part of the surface of the substrate sheet 1 remote from the heat-resistant slip layer 3, bringing the coefficient of friction between the surface of the protective layer and the surface of the image-receiving sheet before thermal transfer to 0.05 to 0.5 in terms of ?0 (coefficient of static friction) and ? (coefficient of dynamic friction) with the value of ?0/? being 1.0 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Usuki, Satoshi Moriguchi, Hitoshi Saito
  • Patent number: 7005166
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for fluorescent image formation which can form a highly scratch-resistant fluorescent full-color image using a colorless fluorescent agent and can freely regulate the tone of color mixture of a combination of two or more fluorescent colors in order to impart, to articles, a higher level of forgery preventive function than a prior art technique and a print having a high level of forgery preventive function. The invention characterized in that fluorescent inks are provided that are substantially colorless upon visible light irradiation and contain organic fluorescent agents which, upon ultraviolet light irradiation, emit fluorescences in a visible region, and that two or more fluorescent inks, which emit fluorescences having mutually different color tones, are deposited on a printing face in its image formation region according to information on an image to be printed in a dot matrix manner so that dots of one color do not overlap with dots of another color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Narita, Koji Eto
  • Patent number: 6997703
    Abstract: The present invention provides a firing furnace (100) comprising a combusting means (2) for combusting a fuel (11), a firing furnace main body (1) for firing a member to be fired and exhausting a combustion gas, and a methane reforming device (3) for reacting a reforming material (23) composed of a methane sub fuel for reformation (21) and steam (22) with a methane reforming catalyst (6) filled therein while heating the same by the combustion gas for producing a reformed gas (24) containing hydrogen and carbon dioxide, capable of cutting back the fuel cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Kurashima, Shigeru Hanzawa, Michitaka Hidaka, Toshihiko Honda
  • Patent number: 6995736
    Abstract: An organic EL display device and a method of producing the same wherein superior connection reliability can be obtained between a thin film transistor and a lower electrode of an organic EL element even if a color-converting medium is provided adjacent light-emitting face of the organic EL element. For this purpose, in an active-driving type organic EL display device comprising an organic EL element made so as to have an organic luminous medium sandwiched between an upper electrode and a lower electrode, and a thin film transistor for controlling luminescence of the organic EL element, the luminescence of the organic EL element is taken out from the lower electrode, a color-converting medium is provided adjacent the lower electrode, and an inclined electrically connecting member is set between the lower electrode and the thin film transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuru Eida
  • Patent number: 6986095
    Abstract: For reducing time required for error correction in an error correction device, data are transferred from a buffer memory not only to a syndrome calculator but also to an error detector at the same time, and until the syndrome calculator detects an error-containing code, the error detector performs error detection in parallel with the syndrome calculation done by the syndrome calculator. During error detection after the error corrector corrects the error, mid-term results of the error detection obtained before an error-containing code is detected are used. Consequently, it becomes unnecessary to transfer all data from the buffer memory to the error detector, thereby making execution of an error detection process possible at a halfway point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinori Maeda, Toru Kakiage
  • Patent number: 6982774
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display element having pretilt angles and anchoring energies with respect to liquid crystal molecules that differ between a pair of opposed substrates, a liquid crystal display element having pretilt angles and anchoring energies with respect to liquid crystal molecules that vary at a same substrate, and an optically anisotropic film having a plurality of optically different regions is provided. Thus, a liquid crystal display element that has improved display characteristics, response, and the like can be obtained. Methods of producing such liquid crystal display elements and such an optically anisotropic film are provided. The production methods are simply carried out utilizing the irradiation of polarized light. Thus, the present invention is of great value to industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaiki Nomura, Kazufumi Ogawa, Tadashi Otake, Takako Takebe, Tsuyoshi Uemura
  • Patent number: 6975497
    Abstract: A method for reducing particles from an electrostatic chuck, having the steps of: setting a wafer onto an attracting face of an electrostatic chuck, attracting the wafer onto the attracting face by applying a voltage to the electrostatic chuck, releasing stress due to a difference in heat expansion between the wafer and the electrostatic chuck by sliding the wafer relative to the attracting face before the wafer's temperature arrives at a saturated temperature, and increasing the wafer's temperature to a saturated temperature from its lower temperature than that of the attracting face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mie Nagao, Ryusuke Ushikoshi, Masashi Ohno
  • Patent number: 6969544
    Abstract: A method of forming sheet rolls made of a heat transfer recording sheet having a transfer ink layer on a surface of a base by winding the recording sheet around the outer peripheries of a plurality of cores. The method includes supplying a web heat transfer recording sheet, cutting a portion thereof corresponding to a region between two adjacent sheet rolls to form cut ends; placing a non-adhesive waste sheet and a pair of adhesive tapes attached to the waste sheet ends between the transfer recording sheet, the tapes having an adhesive portion, an outside-exposed portion, and a portion attached to a cut end of the recording sheet, winding the sheet around a core outer periphery, positioning the waste sheet between winding apparatus and a discharging portion, and cutting the waste sheet so positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikimi Semba
  • Patent number: 6963623
    Abstract: A carrier wave NTSC component or a VSB pilot signal in an IF signal is extracted and judged. Then, on the basis of the judgment result, either of demodulation circuit 13 and 14, which is appropriate for the received broadcast wave is switched. Information of co-broadcasting programs for analog and digital broadcasts are acquired from EPG and memorized. In case of high-speed channel search, analog broadcast is preferentially switched to. In case of co-broadcasting, the analog broadcast program is displayed on the screen at the beginning, and then, the digital broadcast program is switched when the data decoding is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunio Ninomiya, Takami Uemura, Hiroyuki Satoh
  • Patent number: 6955079
    Abstract: In a foreign material detector for a sliding door, a pressure sensor is disposed being offset toward a vehicle interior side and a substantial vehicle front side of a hem and being offset toward a substantial vehicle exterior side with respect to a position supported by a bracket as well, in order for the foreign material to be detected, even though a direction of a reaction force effected from a foreign material is tilted and intersected with respect to a moving direction of the sliding door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignees: Asmo Co., Ltd., Toyota Shatai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidenori Ishihara, Hirokazu Tsuda, Kenji Kato, Kazuo Nimura
  • Patent number: 6946950
    Abstract: In a mobile body discrimination apparatus having an interrogator apparatus and a plurality of transponders each capable of transmitting information to the interrogator apparatus by modulation of radio waves that are reflected from a transponder antenna, which can be attached to respective articles, store data concerning the articles, and transmit the data to the interrogator apparatus in response to a command signal transmitted while the transponder traverses a communication region of an antenna of the interrogator apparatus, each transponder is configured to begin sending such response data after a randomly determined time interval following reception of the command signal, thereby reducing the probability of data conflict when plural transponders are within the communication region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Ueno, Suguru Fujita, Shinkichi Ikeda, Kenichi Maeda, Ushio Sangawa
  • Patent number: 6946423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat transfer cover film characterized in that a specific transparent resin layer (2) is releasably provided on a substrate film (1). This transparent resin layer (2) can be easily laminated on the surface of the resulting image (7Y, 7M and 7C) by heat transfer means, making it possible to provide expeditious provision of image representations which are improved in terms of such properties as durability, gloss and color development and is curl-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: DAI Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Oshima, Jitsuhiko Ando, Masanori Torii
  • Patent number: D510099
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: CEBE
    Inventor: Nathalie Grosjean
  • Patent number: PP16047
    Abstract: A Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Cevyking Dark’ characterized by its small sized single-type blooms with yellow ray-florets and dark brown center, with a response time of 56 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Chrysanthemum Breeders Assoc. NV
    Inventor: Arnold G. P. Vijverberg
  • Patent number: PP16117
    Abstract: A Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Redock White’ characterized by its medium sized single type blooms with white ray-florets and yellow-green disc florets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Chrysanthemum Breeders Assoc. NV
    Inventor: Mark Roland Boeder
  • Patent number: D513048
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Roger Cleveland Golf Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Trent E. Garner, Christopher R. Cooper, Douglas E. Roberts, Kevin A. Wolfe
  • Patent number: PP16221
    Abstract: A Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Redock Dark’ characterized by its medium sized blooms with pink ray-florets and yellow-green disc florets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Chrysanthemum Breeders Association, N.V.
    Inventor: Robert Noodelijk