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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 7, 2008
Date of Patent:
January 8, 2013
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Abstract: A cutting device, in particular a converter cutting device, comprising at least one cutting unit that is configured to rotate, and at least one counterweight unit that is provided, at least partially, to compensate a centrifugal force active on the cutting unit during the operation thereof.
Abstract: An electromagnetic relay includes a coil, a movable member, first and second fixed contact supports each having first and second fixed contacts, and a movable body having first and second movable contacts. A third fixed contact is arranged on the second fixed contact support at a position away from a line passing through the first and second fixed contacts, and a third movable contact is arranged on the movable body. When the movable member is driven by electromagnetic force of the coil, the movable contacts contact the fixed contacts at a contact portion between the first fixed contact and the first movable contact, a contact portion between the second fixed contact and the second movable contact, and a contact portion between the third fixed contact and the third movable contact.