Patents Assigned to Konica Corporation
  • Patent number: 7969854
    Abstract: An optical system has an optical functional surface including a common region used for conducting information recording and/or reproducing for both of a first optical information recording medium and a second optical information recording medium. The common region comprises a refractive surface of an imaginary basic aspherical surface and a optical path difference providing structure in which plural ring-shapes zones are separated around the center of an optical axis and neighboring ring-shaped zones are displaced to each other in a direction of an optical axis so as to cause an optical path difference obtained by multiplying a predetermined wavelength ?s (?1<?s<?2) with almost an integer. The refractive surface of the imaginary basic aspherical surface is structured such that a spherical aberration becomes under on the first information recording medium and a spherical aberration becomes over on the second information recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyono Ikenaka, Kohei Ota, Yuichi Atarashi
  • Patent number: 7961583
    Abstract: An optical pickup apparatus for reproducing information from an optical information recording medium or for recording information onto an optical information recording medium, is provided with a first light source for emitting first light flux having a first wavelength; a second light source for emitting second light flux having a second wavelength, the first wavelength being different from the second wavelength; a converging optical system having an optical axis and a diffractive portion, and a photo detector; wherein in case that the first light flux passes through the diffractive portion to generate at least one diffracted ray, an amount of n-th ordered diffracted ray of the first light flux is greater than that of any other ordered diffracted ray of the first light flux, and in case that the second light flux passes through the diffractive portion to generate at least one diffracted ray, an amount of n-th ordered diffracted ray of the second light flux is greater than that of any other ordered diffracted
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Norikazu Arai, Toshiyuki Kojima, Toshihiko Kiriki, Kohei Ota, Shinichiro Saito
  • Patent number: 7924681
    Abstract: An optical pickup apparatus for reproducing information from an optical information recording medium or for recording information onto an optical information recording medium, is provided with a first light source for emitting first light flux having a first wavelength; a second light source for emitting second light flux having a second wavelength, the first wavelength being different from the second wavelength; a converging optical system having an optical axis and a diffractive portion, and a photo detector; wherein in case that the first light flux passes through the diffractive portion to generate at least one diffracted ray, an amount of n-th ordered diffracted ray of the first light flux is greater than that of any other ordered diffracted ray of the first light flux, and in case that the second light flux passes through the diffractive portion to generate at least one diffracted ray, an amount of n-th ordered diffracted ray of the second light flux is greater than that of any other ordered diffracted
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Norikazu Arai, Toshiyuki Kojima, Toshihiko Kiriki, Kohei Ota, Shinichiro Saito
  • Patent number: 7908351
    Abstract: An administration system, including an administrated machine, such as a copying machine, for being administrated; and an administration machine, connected with the administrated machine through communication lines, for administrating the administrated machine. The administrated machine further includes: a) a trouble type judging section for detecting a trouble caused on the administrated machine and for judging a type of the trouble. In the administration system, the administrated machine makes the administration machine, connected to the communication lines, obtain trouble type information corresponding to the trouble type judged by the trouble type judging section; and the administration machine makes the administrated machine to obtain, based on the trouble type information, restoration work information stored in advance to be in connection with the trouble type information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoya Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7889617
    Abstract: An optical pickup apparatus for reproducing information from an optical information recording medium or for recording information onto an optical information recording medium, is provided with a first light source for emitting first light flux having a first wavelength; a second light source for emitting second light flux having a second wavelength, the first wavelength being different from the second wavelength; a converging optical system having an optical axis and a diffractive portion, and a photo detector; wherein in case that the first light flux passes through the diffractive portion to generate at least one diffracted ray, an amount of n-th ordered diffracted ray of the first light flux is greater than that of any other ordered diffracted ray of the first light flux, and in case that the second light flux passes through the diffractive portion to generate at least one diffracted ray, an amount of n-th ordered diffracted ray of the second light flux is greater than that of any other ordered diffracted
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Norikazu Arai, Toshiyuki Kojima, Toshihiko Kiriki, Kohei Ota, Shinichiro Saito
  • Patent number: 7880840
    Abstract: The method to produce the vertical alignment type liquid crystal display employs treating an optical film comprising of cellulous ester with an aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide to prepare an alkali-treated optical film; immersing a polyvinyl alcohol film in an aqueous solution containing iodine and boric acid; stretching the polyvinyl alcohol film to prepare a polarizing film; adhering the alkali-treated optical film onto both surfaces of the polarizing film to prepare a polarizing plate; and providing the polarizing plate on both surfaces of a vertical alignment type liquid crystal cell to providing the vertical alignment type liquid crystal display. At least one of the optical film has a retardation value (Rt value) in the thickness direction of from 60 to 300 nm, Rt=[(nx+ny)/2?nz]×d.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Corporation, A Corporation of Japan
    Inventors: Toshiaki Shibue, Makoto Honda, Nobuo Kubo, Noriyasu Kuzuhara, Hiroki Umeda, Sota Kawakami, Takatoshi Yajima
  • Patent number: 7880796
    Abstract: An image pickup device provided on a base board, comprises an image pickup element provided on the base board and including a photoelectrically converting section in which pixels are arranged, a peripheral surface formed around the photoelectrically converting section and a side surface crossing the peripheral surface; an optical member including a lens section to form an image of an object onto the photoelectrically converting section of the image pickup element, a leg section to support the lens section and a contact surface to be brought in contact with the image pickup element, wherein the lens section, the leg section and the contact surface are made in a single body. The optical member is mounted on the image pickup element such that the contact surface is brought in contact with the peripheral surface or with a surface member when the surface member is provided on the peripheral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Hattori, Kazuo Tansho, Yasushi Hoshino, Yuichi Honda
  • Patent number: 7876342
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus for forming a color image by superposing component color images, a control device obtains position data representing a forming position of each of plural registration mark images for the component color images with respect to a positional reference value arbitrarily determined, divides the position data into each of a unit reference range representing a range in which one mark image is formed, converts the position data divided for each unit reference range into those based on respective reference values representing the front edge of the unit reference ranges, extracts the position data representing ranges common to the mutually overlapping ranges each of which is represented by a couple of position data corresponding to the rising and falling edges of a passage timing pulse as read position data of the mark image of the component color, and calculates the amounts of positional deviations of the component color images from one another on the basis of the position data extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Maruyama, Hiroyuki Arai, Toshihiro Motoi, Kenji Izumiya, Ryuji Okutomi, Shinobu Kishi, Satoshi Ogata, Kenichi Ozawa, Tadayuki Ueda, Yumiko Higashi
  • Patent number: 7872959
    Abstract: A hybrid objective lens has a refractive lens and a diffractive optical element constructed by plural coaxial ring-shaped zones on at least one optical surface thereof. When n1, n2 and n3 each is a diffraction order of a diffracted ray having a maximum light amount among diffracted rays of each of first, second and third light flux having wavelength ?1, ?2 and ?3 when respective light flux comes to be incident into the diffractive structure respectively, the following formulas are satisfied: |n1|>|n2|, and |n1|>|n3|, and the hybrid objective lens converges a n1-th, n2-th and n3-th order diffracted ray of the first, second and third light flux onto an information recording plane of each of the first, second ant third optical information recording medium respectively so as to form an appropriate wavefront within respective prescribed necessary image side numerical apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Kimura, Katsuya Sakamoto, Yuichi Atarashi
  • Patent number: 7871713
    Abstract: An electroluminescent element is disclosed, comprising an electroluminescent material and a fluorescent substance emitting light having an emission maximum at the wavelength different from that of light emitted from the electroluminescent material upon absorption of the light emitted from the electroluminescent material. A color conversion filter is also disclosed, comprising a fluorescent substance emitting light having an emission maximum at the wavelengths of 400 to 700 nm upon absorption of the light emitted from the electroluminescent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kita, Yoshiyuki Suzuri, Taketoshi Yamada, Kazuaki Nakamura, Noriko Ueda, Yasushi Okubo
  • Patent number: 7860530
    Abstract: A communication apparatus has: a communication unit for performing a wireless communication with an external device; a device for performing a predetermined operation; a drive unit for driving the device; and a control unit for putting restrictions on one of the wireless communication with the external device by the communication unit and the predetermined operation of the device driven by the drive unit, while the other is being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshito Katagiri, Koichiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 7855945
    Abstract: An optical pickup apparatus comprises first, second and third light sources to emit light fluxes of wavelength ?1, ?2 and ?3 for conducting recording and/or reproducing information for first, second and third optical information recording mediums having respective protective substrates of thickness t1, t2 and t3 and a diffractive optical element located on a common optical path for the first, second and third light sources. A converged-light spot is formed on the first optical information recording medium with m-th order diffracted-light ray of the wavelength ?1, on the second optical information recording medium with n-th order diffracted-light ray of the wavelength ?2, and on the third optical information recording medium with k-th order diffracted-light ray of the wavelength ?3 generated by the diffractive optical element respectively, wherein one of m, n and k is different from one of other two numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyono Ikenaka, Yuichi Atarashi
  • Publication number: 20100314035
    Abstract: The method to produce the vertical alignment type liquid crystal display employs treating an optical film comprising of cellulous ester with an aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide to prepare an alkali-treated optical film; immersing a polyvinyl alcohol film in an aqueous solution containing iodine and boric acid; stretching the polyvinyl alcohol film to prepare a polarizing film; adhering the alkali-treated optical film onto both surfaces of the polarizing film to prepare a polarizing plate; and providing the polarizing plate on both surfaces of a vertical alignment type liquid crystal cell to providing the vertical alignment type liquid crystal display. At least one of the optical film has a retardation value (Rt value) in the thickness direction of from 60 to 300 nm, Rt=[(nx+ny)/2?nz]×d.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: KONICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki SHIBUE, Makoto HONDA, Nobuo KUBO, Noriyasu KUZUHARA, Hiroki UMEDA, Sota KAWAKAMI, Takatoshi YAJIMA
  • Patent number: 7835087
    Abstract: A method of producing a lens that includes shifting a first die relative to a second die, and pressing an optical material shaped in a preliminary form between the first die and the second die so as to form a lens having a configuration corresponding to a hollow portion formed by the first die and the second die while shifting the first die relative to the second die. The produced lens includes an effective optical surface configured to converge a light flux. The effective optical surface includes a light entrance side, a light exit side, and an optical axis. The effective optical surface is a convex surface shaped such that when a maximum normal line angle is defined as an angle formed between the optical axis and a normal line at the outermost circumference of the effective optical surface, the maximum normal angle is 60° to 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Hosoe, Kiyoshi Yamashita, Nobuyoshi Mori, Yuichi Atarashi
  • Patent number: 7791696
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optically anisotropic film used for a liquid crystal display of a vertical alignment liquid crystal mode comprising a fatty acid cellulose aster film, a retardation value (Rt value) in the thickness direction of the fatty acid cellulose ester film is from 60 to 300 nm, and the number of luminescent points having a size exceeding 50 ?m is zero per 250 mm2, and the number of luminescent points having a size of 5 to 50 ?m is 200 or less per 250 mm2 when the fatty acid cellulose ester film is observed with two polarizing plates being provided on both surfaces of the fatty acid cellulose ester film so as to shield transmission light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Shibue, Makoto Honda, Nobuo Kubo, Noriyasu Kuzuhara, Hiroki Umeda, Sota Kawakami, Takatoshi Yajima
  • Patent number: 7740919
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a cellulose ester film satisfying the relationships, Nx>Ny>Nz, and 0.8?Rt/R0?3.5, the method comprising casting a cellulose ester dope containing a solvent of a good solvent and a poor solvent on a support to form a web; peeling the web from the support; transporting the peeled web (step D0); holding the edges in the transverse direction of the web (step A); stretching the resulting web in the transverse direction while applying a tension; reducing the tension in the transverse direction of the web; and drying the stretched web, wherein the residual solvent content of the web is 5 to 90% by weight at the beginning in the step A, and the residual poor solvent content in the residual solvent content of the web is from 15 to 95% by weight at the terminal point in the Step D0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Tasaka, Hiroki Umeda, Noriyasu Kuzuhara, Takatoshi Yajima
  • Patent number: 7699680
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing an organic electroluminescent element comprising a substrate and provided thereon, a light emission layer and at least one layer of a hole injecting layer, a hole transporting layer, an electron injecting layer, and an electron transporting layer, two layers of the light emission layer and the at least one layer being adjacent to each other, the method comprising the steps of (a) providing a first coating solution employing a first organic solvent for one layer of the two layers and a second coating solution employing a second solvent for the other layer of the two layers, the first solvent being immiscible with the second solvent; (b) simultaneously coating the first and second coating solutions on the substrate so that the first coating solution is in contact with the second coating solution; and (c) drying the coated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Suzuri, Atsushi Saito, Hiroshi Kita, Taketoshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 7668065
    Abstract: An optical pickup apparatus for reproducing information from an optical information recording medium or for recording information onto an optical information recording medium, is provided with a first light source for emitting first light flux having a first wavelength; a second light source for emitting second light flux having a second wavelength, the first wavelength being different from the second wavelength; a converging optical system having an optical axis and a diffractive portion, and a photo detector; wherein in case that the first light flux passes through the diffractive portion to generate at least one diffracted ray, an amount of n-th ordered diffracted ray of the first light flux is greater than that of any other ordered diffracted ray of the first light flux, and in case that the second light flux passes through the diffractive portion to generate at least one diffracted ray, an amount of n-th ordered diffracted ray of the second light flux is greater than that of any other ordered diffracted
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Norikazu Arai, Toshiyuki Kojima, Toshihiko Kiriki, Kohei Ota, Shinichiro Saito
  • Patent number: 7651741
    Abstract: A support that includes a flexible substrate and provided thereon, one or two or more polymer layers and one or two or more sealing layers, wherein at least one of the polymer layers and the sealing layers is formed by a process including exciting a reactive gas at a space between opposed electrodes at atmospheric pressure or approximately atmospheric pressure by electric discharge to be in the plasma state, and exposing the flexible substrate, the polymer layer or the sealing layer to the reactive gas in the plasma state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Taketoshi Yamada, Hiroshi Kita
  • Patent number: RE44397
    Abstract: An optical disk reader or read/write system for CD or DVD formats. First and second laser diodes operating at different wavelengths have their output beams collimated and directed at a single element objective lens, and are then reflected off the disk back through the lens to a photodetector. The single element objective lens has a central aperture zone and an outer aperture zone, the central zone being profiled to operate at a first numerical aperture at approximately 0.45 and the output beam of the first laser diode is confined to the central aperture zone. The outer aperture zone together with the central aperture zone are profiled to operate at a second numerical aperture, for example 0.60 wherein the output beam of the second laser diode has ray fans extending across the full aperture of the single element objective lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Barry G. Broome, Jenkin A. Richard