Patents Represented by Attorney William L. Androlia
  • Patent number: 7856159
    Abstract: An optical element including a transmitting surface section and at least one reflective surface section integrally formed on a main body of the optical element. The transmitting surface section refracts incident light emitted from a predetermined light-emitting position and transmits the light. The reflective surface section reflects the incident light emitted from the light-emitting position such that the light returns to a position differing from the light-emitting position. An optical axis of the transmitting surface section and an optical axis of the reflective surface section are out of alignment such as to be mutually parallel or mutually tilted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Enplas Corporation
    Inventor: Shimpei Morioka
  • Patent number: 7854879
    Abstract: It is to provide an optical element, an optical element molding die, and an optical element manufacturing method, which can easily but surely suppress generation of transcription failure of a resin material and also enables to manufacture an optical element with an excellent optical performance at a low cost while improving the yield. In an optical element formed with a resin material, a gate part is formed on a side face of an optical element main body, and a ratio of the thickness of the gate part with respect to the thickness of an optical function part of the optical element main body is set as 50% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Enplas Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 7851347
    Abstract: Wire bonding method for reducing height of a wire loop in a semiconductor device, including a first bonding step of bonding an initial ball formed at a tip end of a wire onto a first bonding point using a capillary, thereby forming a pressure-bonded ball; a wire pushing step of pushing the wire obliquely downward toward the second bonding point at a plurality of positions by repeating a sequential movement for a plurality of times, the sequential movement including moving of the capillary substantially vertically upward and then obliquely downward toward the second bonding point by a distance shorter than a rising distance that the capillary has moved upward; and a second bonding step of moving the capillary upward and then toward the second bonding point, and bonding the wire onto the second bonding point by pressure-bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Shinkawa
    Inventors: Tatsunari Mii, Shinsuke Tei, Hayato Kiuchi
  • Patent number: 7850821
    Abstract: A household thin paper, that offers flexibility and further difficulty in tearing, comprising a polyester-based compound represented by General Formula (1): wherein R1 is HO— or HO(R2O)a-, R2 is an alkylene group having 2 or 3 carbon atoms, only a single type of R2O or two types of R2O can be attached randomly or as a block, “a” is 1 to 200, all “a”s may be same or different in an identical molecule, b is 2 to 100, and R3 is a hydrogen atom or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Uehara, Akira Hirasawa, Hiroshi Ono, Abdolreza Nezamoleslami, Kazuaki Fujimori
  • Patent number: 7845721
    Abstract: A movable headrest provided on a seat back of a seat mounted in a vehicle and capable of changing a position from a normal position to an emergency position, the headrest including a headrest support supported by the seat back and having a guide section, a rotary support member pivotally supported by the headrest support and rotatable between a first position corresponding to the normal position and a second position corresponding to the emergency position, and a headrest body pivotally supported by the rotary support member and having a headrest body support which moves along the guide section, whereby as the rotary support member rotates relative to the headrest support, the position of the headrest body relative to the headrest support changes while the headrest body support moves along the guide section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Inoac Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyasu Maeda, Akinobu Makino, Asato Matsuura, Ken Tatematsu
  • Patent number: 7845078
    Abstract: A rotary electric shaver including an outside outer cutter and an inside outer cutter capable of mutually moving up and down independently, a drive shaft to which an upward return tendency is imparted, an outside inner cutter guide that engages the drive shaft and rotates integrally therewith, an outside inner cutter secured to the outside inner cutter guide, an inside inner cutter guide having a plurality of engagement pawls that engage the outside inner cutter guide from above so as to be able to move up and down and that rotates together with the outside inner cutter guide, an inside inner cutter secured to this inside inner cutter guide, and an upward-pushing spring mounted between the upper surface of the outside inner cutter guide and the lower surface of the inside inner cutter guide, for urging the inside inner cutter guide upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Izumi Products Company
    Inventor: Tetsuhiko Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7848022
    Abstract: An imaging device and method of a bonding apparatus in which the imaging device includes: a high-magnification optical system having first and second high-magnification optical paths that extend to multiple imaging planes through a high-magnification lens and have different optical path lengths from the high-magnification lens to the respective imaging planes correspondingly to multiple subject imaging ranges which are at different distances from the high-magnification lens; and a low-magnification optical system having a low-magnification optical path that extends to an imaging plane through a low-magnification lens and having a field of view wider than those of the high-magnification optical paths. The imaging elements on the respective imaging planes in the high-magnification optical system are adapted to image semiconductor chips, while the imaging element on the imaging plane in the low-magnification optical system is adapted to image a lead frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Shinkawa
    Inventor: Shigeru Hayata
  • Patent number: 7847145
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a technique for a body fluid absorbent article including a moving absorbent, capable of using a wider range of the absorbent for absorption and efficiently moving the absorbent. The present invention is characterized in that the absorbent 25 including a body fluid absorption and holding function and a shrinkage function when contacting with a body fluid is provided in a body fluid absorbent portion, and an absorption control layer 40 a liquid impermeable range of which is reduced whenever the body fluid is excreted is provided on the absorbent 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Yuka Kurita, Kazunori Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 7823537
    Abstract: A plasma generator for forming a thin film comprises a cathode (4) for supplying constituent particles of an arc plasma and a trigger-and-anode (6) for starting and sustaining the arc plasma. The cathode surface (4a) of the cathode (4) is flat or finely irregular, and the anode surface (6c) of the trigger-and-anode (6) brought into contact with the cathode surface (4a) is flat. The anode surface (6c) is so arranged as to be brought into contact with the whole cathode surface (4a) when plasma is started. The contact point between a fine projection end (4b) of the cathode surface (4a) and the anode surface (6c) is made a plasma emission point. When the projection is consumed by plasma emission, another projection end which can be brought into contact with the anode surface (6c) is used as another plasma emission point, thus enabling intermittent operation of persistently repeating the sequence operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignees: Ferrotec Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Shiina, Hirofumi Takikawa
  • Patent number: 7820897
    Abstract: A string for a musical instrument of this invention includes a core and a winding wound around the core to have a wound string structure. The winding has a winding body, and a coating film formed on the winding body. The coating film includes a vinyl resin and aminotriazole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tambara, Noriyuki Odagi
  • Patent number: 7815378
    Abstract: A visual presenter includes a base, an upright portion standing from the base and having a distal end, a support column including a horizontal portion formed by bending the distal end of the upright portion so that the horizontal portion protrudes forward away from the base, the horizontal portion having a distal end, an imaging camera head mounted on the distal end of the horizontal portion, and a pivot portion provided on the upright portion of the support column so that the horizontal portion is pivotable horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Elmo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Sukenari, Shinji Ono
  • Patent number: 7806823
    Abstract: An echo tracking processor unit detects a bone surface section based on an echo signal and tracks a position of the bone surface section. An interpolation line generator unit generates an interpolation line connecting tracking points which represent the tracked bone surface section. A translational displacement corrector unit removes a translational displacement component between an interpolation line corresponding to a time phase of a no-load state stored in a memory and an interpolation line corresponding to a time phase in a loaded state output from the interpolation line generator unit. A strain calculator unit calculates an amount of strain of bone for each time phase and outputs to a characteristic curve generator unit. The characteristic curve generator unit generates a characteristic curve related to the strain of bone based on a load value output from a load measurement device and the amount of strain of bone output from the strain calculator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignees: Aloka Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Sakai, Akimitsu Harada, Kozo Nakamura, Isao Ohnishi, Jyuntaro Matsuyama, Toshiro Uehara
  • Patent number: 7789508
    Abstract: The enhanced visual field prism optical apparatus includes a pair of eye glasses frames having the users prescription provided therein, if needed, and an enhanced field prism rotatably supported in front of at least one of the lenses of the frames. For binocular vision, a prism is rotatably supported in front of both lenses of the frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventors: William V. Padula, I, William V. Padula, II, William V. Padula, III
  • Patent number: 7785538
    Abstract: A fluid handling device including an eaves section of a first side wall engaged with a recess of a strip plate including a plurality of wells using concavity and convexity and an eaves section of a second side wall engaged with a recess of the strip plate using concavity and convexity. Slits are further formed in a corner section of the second side wall connecting to another side wall, so as to extend downwards from an upper end section. The second side wall also is partially cut away from the other side wall and is more easily deformed than the first side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Enplas Corporation
    Inventor: Noriyuki Kawahara
  • Patent number: 7787586
    Abstract: A method of displaying a standard observational X-ray CT image for diagnostics for use in an X-ray CT apparatus or an X-ray CT image display apparatus and an apparatus for displaying the same image are disclosed. The standard observational X-ray CT image can be displayed as a display image of at least one of an X-ray CT sectional image and a three-dimensional CT volume image depending on its purpose. The present method involves a step of designating the interested area with respect to the maxillofacial area of the object, a step of producing the standard observational X-ray CT image of the designated interested area, based on the dental arch reference information prepared in advance, and a step of displaying on a display means the standard observational X-ray CT image of the object thus produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: J. Morita Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Yoshimura, Tomoyuki Sadakane
  • Patent number: 7784833
    Abstract: A pair of roller skis each comprising at least four fixed rollers disposed in parallel on the central lower face of a long and narrow board made of an elastic material while having a left-right spacing corresponding to the width of the board and while having a front-rear spacing shorter than the front-rear length of a boot secured to the board, and two casters, one disposed on the lower face of the top portion of the board and the other disposed on the lower face of the tail portion of the board, wherein when the board is placed on the ground with no load applied thereto, only the rollers of the top and tail casters make contact with the ground and the fixed rollers at the central portion are away from the ground. With this configuration, it is possible for the user to enjoy or practice skiing on slopes with no snow while having sliding feelings and using sliding techniques similar to those of snow skiing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Kimihiro Tsuchie
  • Patent number: D622756
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Yamamoto Kogaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rintaro Inui, Shinichi Hadehara, Takeshi Kamimera
  • Patent number: D623215
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Yamamoto Kogaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rintaro Inui, Masataka Asada, Takeshi Kamimera
  • Patent number: D629442
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Yamamoto Kogaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirofumi Tominaga
  • Patent number: D629560
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Endo Lighting Corporation
    Inventor: Teppei Shimokawa