Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sughure Mion, PLLC
  • Patent number: 7708914
    Abstract: The steps of producing a micro lens comprises the steps of forming a resin layer on a substrate in a desired pattern, causing the resin layer to absorb from its surroundings solvent which dissolves the resin so that the resin layer has fluidity and the surface of the resin layer becomes convex under the surface tension, and then drying the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Isao Tsuruma
  • Patent number: 7709561
    Abstract: There is provided a rubber composition for a tread obtained by compounding (a) 5-40 parts by mass of a softening agent including an oil in which an extraction quantity with dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) by IP346 process is controlled to less than 3% by mass and (b) 5-40 parts by mass of a liquid polymer having a viscosity average molecular weight of 45,000-100,000 based on 100 parts by mass of a rubber component, and considerably improving the fracture properties and wear resistance and controlling the lowering of the modulus of elasticity as compared with the case of compounding the conventional high aromatic oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Ohashi, Tadashi Shibata
  • Patent number: 7696902
    Abstract: A tire sensor device comprising sensor modules 20A to 20D, each comprising a sensor, a communication module having a communication function and a power regenerating circuit, and an antenna; and a base station comprising an internal communication device for communication with the sensor modules 20A to 20D, an information processing device for processing tire information signals from the sensor modules, an external communication device for communicating with a car control device 40 on the car body side and a power source. The sensor modules 20A to 20D and the base station 30 are arranged in the tire and constitute an intra-tire LAN. Tire information signals transmitted from the sensor modules 20A to 20D are processed by the base station 30 and transmitted to the car control device 40 so that appropriate tire information can be obtained and the size and power consumption of the sensor device can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Bridgestone
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Ichikawa, Hiromasa Hada, Takao Kokubu, Masaharu Oku, Masanobu Toyofuku
  • Patent number: 7658102
    Abstract: A thermal flow sensor can adjust the temperature of a heating element in a highly precise and reliable manner with the use of simple circuits, devices and process steps. The sensor includes an amplifier section (7) that amplifies a voltage across opposite ends of at least one of resistors (3, 4, 5) that constitute a bridge circuit, a current control section (9) that is controlled based on an output voltage of the amplifier section (7), and an output terminal (14) that is connected to one end of a heating element (1) that is controlled to be energized by the current control section (9). The amplifier section (7) includes an amplification factor control section for controlling an amplification factor by an electric signal from a computer, and uses an output voltage which has been amplified and impressed to an input voltage to an operational amplifier (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Ohtsuka, Yuji Ariyoshi
  • Patent number: 7597821
    Abstract: One preferred embodiment according to the present invention, there is provided an oxynitride phosphor and a light emitting device using the same that is able to reduce production costs and chromaticity shifts. The phosphor is represented by a general formula of (Ca1-zYz)x(Si, Al)12(O, N)16:Eu2+y, and has a main phase of substantially an alpha SiAlON crystal structure, wherein the value z is larger than 0 and smaller than 0.15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignees: Fujikura Ltd., National Institute For Materials Science
    Inventors: Ken Sakuma, Naoki Kimura, Naoto Hirosaki
  • Patent number: 7556480
    Abstract: A fluid pump comprising a plurality of piston cylinders (1, 2, 3, 4), wherein each individual cylinder has a piston rod (5, 6, 7, 8) with a piston (9, 10, 11, 12) arranged in the cylinder and a valve housing (13, 14, 15, 16) mounted at the end of the cylinder opposite the piston rod, and a drive arrangement for the piston rods, said drive arrangement comprising two main gearwheels (17, 18) which mesh and rotate in opposite directions. The present fluid pump is characterized in that the reciprocating motion of the piston rods (5, 6, 7, 8), which extend in pairs in opposite directions, is effected with the aid of two beams (19, 20) that are fixed to the end of the respective pair of piston rods opposite the pistons (9, 10, 11, 12), and which extend at right angles relative to the piston rods, and that the beams are connected to the main gearwheels (17 18) by shaft pins (21, 22, 22, 23) which move in pairs in guides (24) provided in the longitudinal direction of the respective beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: EDM Engineering & Drilling Machinery AS
    Inventor: Bjørn Eilertsen
  • Patent number: 7483069
    Abstract: A lens frame is contained in a lower lens barrel and moves in a direction of an optical axis as guided by a guide shaft. An adjusting lever is provided with a lever body having a bearing for supporting the lower end of the guide shaft and an opening into which an adjusting pin is inserted, and a holding portion extended from near the opening of the lever body to outside the lower lens barrel. A length between an edge of the holding portion and a center of the opening is longer than the length between the center of the opening and a center of the bearing. The lever moves around the adjusting pin in a plane orthogonal to the optical axis to adjust the position of the guide shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignees: Fujinon Corporation, FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Omiya, Satoru Horikoshi, Masaaki Orimoto, Yoshihiro Ito
  • Patent number: 7464196
    Abstract: A data input/output control method and apparatus in an input/output subsystem are provided. The data input/output control method, in a system for inputting/outputting data to/from a disk sector according to an input/output command provided from a disk driver, includes: extracting the input/output commands for inputting/outputting the data to/from disk sector from the disk driver and generating a set of input/output commands; analyzing the load feature of the input/output command based on the set of input/output commands; determining whether the load of the input/output command corresponds to a multimedia application; and controlling the data which is input/output to/from the disk to correspond to the multimedia application according to the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-seok Shim, Boldyrev Serguei, Jae-min Ryu, You-jip Won, Hyung-kyu Jang
  • Patent number: 7431414
    Abstract: A printer-control apparatus, a printer-control method, and a printer according to the invention sequentially record a relative position of a printing medium specified from an accumulated carried amount of the printing medium and/or driving speed of a paper-feed motor for driving a printing medium carrying mechanism for carrying the printing medium for a period longer than reaction delay time at every time interval shorter than the reaction delay time as a time difference between a time when a front edge or a rear edge of the printing medium reaches an initial position of a swing pin of a mechanical paper detection sensor which detects the front edge and/or the rear edge of the printing medium by swinging operation of the swing pin and a time when the front or rear edge of the printing medium is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuji Takeishi, Hirotomo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7383842
    Abstract: A screenings washer having a hopper, a grinder downstream of the hopper, and a washer downstream of the grinder. The washer includes an auger rotor that receives the screenings ground by the grinder, a spray wash system that sprays a wash fluid directly onto a portion of said auger rotor and the ground screenings, a perforated trough, and tubular casing directly coupled to the discharge end of said auger rotor and having a severe bend proximate to the discharge end of said auger rotor. The severe bend partially obstructing transportation of the ground screenings transported by said auger rotor so as form a compaction zone that compacts and de-waters the ground screenings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: JWC Environmental
    Inventors: Rob T. Sabol, John W. Schatzlein
  • Patent number: 7358023
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing a toner comprising: a step of preparing a powder for production of the toner from a raw material containing a resin as a main component, a coloring agent, and a crystalline polyester having higher crystallinity than the resin as an accessory component, and a thermal conglobation step of conglobating the powder for production of the toner with heat. The invention also provides a method for producing a toner from a kneaded material obtained by kneading a raw material containing a resin and a coloring agent, wherein the resin comprises at least a first polyester resin and a second polyester resin different from the first polyester resin, and wherein when the coefficient of static friction of the first polyester resin is taken as ?1, the coefficient of static friction of the second polyester resin as ?2, the softening point of the first polyester resin as Ts1 (° C.) and the softening point of the second polyester resin as Ts2 (° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Soichi Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Murakami, Masahide Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7336304
    Abstract: A zoom lens including front and rear elements, the front elements is set up so that the front elements are disposed at a position to satisfy the formula: T 1 ? Ha 1 + HH 1 + L + HH 2 + f 2 ? ( f 1 - L ) f 1 + f 2 - L + f 1 2 m - f 1 , where a length from the top of the front elements on the optical axis to the front main point of the front elements: Ha1, a main point of the front elements: HH1, a length from the rear main point of the front elements to the front main point of the rear elements: L, a main point of the rear elements: HH2, a focal length of the front elements: f1, a focal length of the rear elements: f2, a length from the object at the time of photography to the front main point of the front elements: m, and a length from the top of the front elements on the optical axis to the imaging plane: T1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Endo, Michio Cho
  • Patent number: 6603931
    Abstract: A camera incorporates a photo film support plate, which supports a back of photo film. The photo film has a magnetic recording area. An opening is formed in the photo film support plate. A magnetic head projects forwards from inside the opening, for recording information to and/or reading information from the magnetic recording area. A head base plate is mounted on a rear face of the photo film support plate to cover the opening, for supporting the magnetic head. Adhesive agent is applied to the periphery of the head base plate, and hardened for securing the head base plate to the photo film support plate. A pair of recesses are formed in a rear face of the head base plate in a vicinity of the periphery. The adhesive agent is disposed to extend from a front face of the head base plate to a surface of the recesses, which enlarge a contact area between the adhesive agent and the head base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soichiro Kimura, Wataru Sasaki, Teruo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 6565975
    Abstract: A cured resin plate which is reduced in undulation and has excellent flatness even when having a thickness of 100 &mgr;m or larger or a size exceeding 2 inches; and a process for efficiently mass-producing the resin plate. The process comprises spreading a resinous coating fluid A on a support (5) having a smooth surface to form an unsolidified or solidified coating layer, spreading thereon a resinous coating fluid B which is the same as or different from the coating fluid A to form two or more superposed layers of the coating fluid B, and solidifying the layers (12, 22, and 42) separately or simultaneously to thereby form superposed resin layers (1, 2, and 4) adhered to each other which comprise two or more adjacent cured resin layers (1 and 2). The multilayered resin plate comprises superposed layers adhered to each other which are composed of a thermoset epoxy resin layer and superposed thereon a thermoset epoxy resin layer having a smaller thickness than that layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Umehara, Yoshimasa Sakata
  • Patent number: D526643
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventor: Hideaki Ishizaki
  • Patent number: D555710
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihide Suzuki
  • Patent number: D577380
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Saito
  • Patent number: D584326
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: PENTAX Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuyuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: D585308
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: The British Masters SA
    Inventor: Eric Loth
  • Patent number: D668287
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Kitazawa