Patents Represented by Attorney Posz Law Group, PLC
  • Patent number: 8349693
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a silicon substrate having a (110)-oriented surface, a PN column layer disposed on the (110)-oriented surface, a channel-forming layer disposed on the PN column layer, a plurality of source regions disposed at a surface portion of the channel-forming layer, and gate electrodes penetrate through the channel-forming layer. The PN column layer includes first columns having a first conductivity type and second columns having a second conductivity type which are alternately arranged in such a manner that the first columns contact the second columns on (111)-oriented surfaces, respectively. The gate electrodes are adjacent to the source regions, respectively, and each of the gate electrodes has side surfaces that cross the contact surfaces of the first columns and the second columns in a plane of the silicon substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Shibata, Shouichi Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 8348383
    Abstract: A printing device includes a carriage control part that reciprocates a carriage, a print control part that confirms an origin point of the carriage by a position detecting part, a carriage moving time calculation part that calculates a first moving time (B) and a second moving time (C), and a line feed time calculation part that calculates a third time (A). The first moving time is a period during which the carriage moves from a carriage position to the position detection part after print completion, and the second moving time is a period during which the carriage moves from the position detection part to a next print starting position. The third time (A) is a period during which the recording medium is carried from the print completion to the next print position. The position control part executes an origin point confirmation operation of the carriage when (B+C<A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Taisei Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8352182
    Abstract: A map data processor includes: a road map database storing a road map data having a link data with setting information of the link and road network information with connection information between links; a communication element obtaining a new link data with connection object setting information of a connection object link and coordinate information of one end of the new link from an external device; and a controller. The controller extracts a link data of a link in a predetermined geographical area with a center of the one end of the new link. The controller determines that the new link is connected to an extracted link when the connection object setting information matches the setting information of the extracted link data. The controller registers the new link data and connection information between the new link and the connection object link in the road map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Kanematsu, Takeshi Shikimachi
  • Patent number: 8349634
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a first substrate made of semiconductor and having first regions, which are insulated from each other and disposed in the first substrate; and a second substrate having electric conductivity and having second regions and insulation trenches. Each insulation trench penetrates the second substrate so that the second regions are insulated from each other. The first substrate provides a base substrate, and the second substrate provides a cap substrate. The second substrate is bonded to the first substrate so that a sealed space is provided between a predetermined surface region of the first substrate and the second substrate. The second regions include an extraction conductive region, which is coupled with a corresponding first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Fujii, Kazuhiko Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8347448
    Abstract: An output shaft of a wiper motor is connected to a wiper to transmit a rotational force of the wiper motor to the wiper to reciprocally swing the wiper between an upper return position and a lower return position in response to forward and backward rotations of the output shaft upon energization of the wiper motor. When the wiper is stopped at the lower return position, the control unit executes a stop position holding control operation in such a manner that the control unit controls a rotational direction of the wiper motor to apply a rotational force to the wiper in a downward direction and controls the rotational force of the wiper motor based on a speed of the vehicle to substantially maintain the wiper at the lower return position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Asmo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Natsume
  • Patent number: 8351308
    Abstract: A thermally assisted magnetic head includes a magnetic pole that generates a writing magnetic field from an air bearing surface (ABS); a waveguide through which light propagates; and a plasmon generator generating near-field light from a near-field light generating end surface by coupling the light thereto in a surface plasmon mode. The magnetic pole includes a convex part protruding in a substantially V-shape along a light propagation direction of the waveguide. The plasmon generator includes a substantially V-shaped part contacting the convex part, and as seen from a side of the ABS, a thickness of the plasmon generator in a direction perpendicular to convex part contacting sides gradually increases from an end in a direction away from the waveguide, the convex part contacting sides being linear sides that form the substantially V-shaped part of the plasmon generator and contacting the convex part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Chou, Eiji Komura, Shinji Hara, Kosuke Tanaka, Daisuke Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 8351047
    Abstract: Problem An object is to provide a method for evaluating characteristics of individual Mach-Zehnder (MZ) interferometers in an optical modulator which includes a plurality of MZ interferometers, Means for Solving Problems The method comprises a step for adjusting a bias voltage of the MZ interferometer, a step for eliminating zero-order components, a step for measuring an output intensity and a step for evaluating characteristics. An optical modulator (1) includes the first MZ interferometer (2) and the second MZ interferometer (3). The first MZ interferometer (2) includes wave-branching section (5). Two arms (6,7), wave coupling section (8) and electrodes which is not shown in figures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kawanishi, Shinya Nakajima, Satoshi Shinada
  • Patent number: 8351271
    Abstract: A semiconductor storage apparatus has a control circuit. The control circuit deactivates the first and second amplifier circuits, turns off the first, second, fourth and fifth switch circuits, and turns on the third and sixth switch circuits in response to an external signal based on reduction of current dissipation of a power supply which supplies the power supply voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Honda
  • Patent number: 8348305
    Abstract: An airbag includes a body cloth made of polyamide woven fabric and constituting a circumferential wall of the airbag. The body cloth includes on the inner surface a bond area having a coating layer of polyamide elastomer and to which a supplementary cloth made of polyamide woven fabric is bonded, an extended area having a same coating layer of polyamide elastomer as on the bond area, and an uncoated area that has no coating layer. The coating layer on the bond area is used as heat sealable adhesive that adheres the supplementary cloth to the body cloth whereas that on the extend area is arranged in such a manner as to be exposed to inflation gas upon airbag inflation so as to act as a protective membrane for preventing gas leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoaki Naruse, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Masamichi Kajiro
  • Patent number: 8342567
    Abstract: In an airbag-equipped steering wheel, a plurality of horn switch mechanisms assembled to a bag holder each have a securing pin, which is inserted into a corresponding one of through holes formed in a metal core. A clip is engaged with a locking groove of each securing pin, so that each horn switch mechanism is fastened to the metal core. The through holes include one or more normal through holes that restrict inclination of the corresponding securing pins, and a special through hole that has an inclination permitting portion. The inclination permitting portion permits the corresponding securing pin to be inclined about the corresponding clip 13 serving as a fulcrum. In the special through hole, the securing pin is permitted to be inclined about the clip serving as a fulcrum only when the clips are disengaged from the securing pin in all the normal through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Osamu Hirose, Norio Suzuki, Hitoshi Iida, Yoshiteru Banno, Tomoki Okada, Masakazu Asano
  • Patent number: 8344929
    Abstract: An A/D converter device is provided, which has a D/A conversion function and changes a resolution of A/D conversion and D/A conversion. The A/D converter device is configured to selectively execute an A/D conversion operation and a D/A conversion operation, by the operation of a control circuit controlling switching of switches according to an ADC/DAC function switching signal supplied from an external side. The A/D conversion operation performs A/D conversion of an input signal voltage inputted via a signal input terminal from an external side and outputs an A/D conversion value of 12 bits. The D/A conversion operation outputs, via a signal output terminal, an analog voltage produced by performing D/A conversion of a digital value supplied from the external side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Makihara, Masakiyo Horie
  • Patent number: 8341825
    Abstract: A thermally-assisted magnetic head includes a slider including an air bearing surface (ABS) and a waveguide with a core that extends from a light entering surface to the ABS, and a laser diode (LD) unit attached to the light entering surface. The LD unit faces the light entering surface, and a photo detector faces the ABS. A polarizer that only transmits light having a polarization component orthogonal to a polarization direction of linearly polarized laser light is disposed between the ABS and the photo detector. An LD of the LD unit is activated, and the linearly polarized laser light enters the core from the light entering surface. Light radiated from the ABS enters the polarizer, and an alignment of the slider and the LD unit is performed while the photo detector detects the light transmitted through the polarizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Hara, Koji Shimazawa, Eiji Komura, Tsutomu Chou, Seiichi Takayama
  • Patent number: 8345922
    Abstract: A pupil detecting apparatus detects an edge of a pupil in an image of a face. An outline of an upper eyelid is also detected. The apparatus selects an effective edge extending along the pupil by removing a part of edge extending along the upper eyelid from the edges detected. Then, the apparatus applies the circle Hough transformation to the effective edge in order to obtain a center of the pupil and a radius of the pupil. Thereby, it is possible to detect the pupil accurately even if a part of the pupil is covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junya Inada
  • Patent number: 8345390
    Abstract: An MR element according to the present invention has the superior effects that further improve an MR ratio because a structure of a spacer layer 40 is configured of a certain three-layer structure with certain materials, and at least one of a first ferromagnetic layer 30 and a second ferromagnetic layer 50 contains a certain amount of an element selected from the group of nitrogen (N), carbon (C), and oxygen (O).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Tsuchiya, Shinji Hara, Tsutomu Chou, Hironobu Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 8342616
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to reduce an influence of deviation in pressure increasing performance, which would be caused by individual differences of pressure increase valves, so that a desired braking force may be obtained. A moderate pressure increasing operation is carried out for wheel cylinder pressure of a wheel, which is on a high ?-road, wherein a demand differential pressure for a pressure increase valve is set at a first target pressure for a first time period and then switched to a second target pressure for a second time period. The influence of the deviation may be absorbed during the moderate pressure increasing operation, so that a difference of wheel cylinder pressure between front left and front right wheels may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Advics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mototsugu Sawada
  • Patent number: 8346132
    Abstract: An image forming unit has a rotatable electrostatic latent image carrier, a charge member positioned to contact the electrostatic latent image carrier and charge a surface of the electrostatic latent image carrier, and a developing part, which supplies a developer to the electrostatic latent image carrier for obtaining a developer image. The charge member includes a conductive elastic layer and a surface layer formed on a circumferential surface of the conductive elastic layer. The surface layer contains particles having an average particle size of 5 ?m-20 ?m; and a ratio of a surface area per unit area of the surface layer is in a range from 1.5 to 3.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiharu Sato
  • Patent number: 8342961
    Abstract: There are provided controller control means for receiving acceleration of movement of a housing or an angular speed of rotation of the housing from a controller operated by a user and image generating means for generating a game image obtained by photographing a predetermined direction from a predetermined viewpoint in a three-dimensional game space and for moving the viewpoint when the received acceleration or angular speed exceeds a predetermined threshold value. Alternatively, there are provided controller control means for receiving an angular speed of rotation in a first specific direction of a housing from a controller operated by a user and image generating means for generating a game image obtained by photographing a three-dimensional game space from a predetermined viewpoint and for starting movement to the first specific direction of the viewpoint when the received angular speed exceeds a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Capcom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Youichiro Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8340899
    Abstract: A route calculation device is disclosed. The route calculation device sets a recommended route leading from a departure point through via-points and sets an order of the via-points in the recommended route, through: (1) calculating multiple optimum routes from an origin point of a departure side route to multiple unarranged via-points and selecting one unarranged via-point that constitutes one optimum route that has minimum cost among the multiple optimum routes; (2) determining the place of the one unarranged via-point in the order so that the recommended route passes through the one unarranged via-point one via-point later than the origin point, adding the one optimum route to the departure side route, and setting the origin point to the one unarranged via-point; and (3) calculating, when the number of unarranged via-points becomes one, the optimum route between the origin point and the last one unarranged via-point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Oumi
  • Patent number: 8339643
    Abstract: An image forming system includes an image processing device and an image forming device. The image processing device includes a print job accepting unit, a job data creating unit, a differential job data creating unit, and a job data transmit unit. The image forming device includes a communication unit, and a print controller that forms images based on basic job data and diversion job data restored by the difference integration unit on a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Keisuke Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8336797
    Abstract: Provided is a powder and granular material crushing and sizing apparatus in which stators are easy to disassemble and assemble, i.e. in which disc-like rotors and stators can be cleaned and replaced easily. A drive shaft, on which a plurality of disc-like rotors are disposed, is supported in a cantilever manner on a bearing housing. A plurality of stators are disposed on a holder to make up a stator assembly. The stator assembly is detachably disposed in the bearing housing. An opening is formed in a side wall of the casing. The disc-like rotors and the stator assembly are housed via the opening, and the casing is detachably disposed on the bearing housing. ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nara Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Wakamatsu, Yoshinori Hanada