Photo Film Or Plate Patents (Class 206/455)
  • Patent number: 10582903
    Abstract: The present invention provides an intraoral sensor that includes: a sensor panel generating an electrical signal by detecting X-rays; an elasticity-adjusting member disposed behind the sensor panel and limiting elasticity of the sensor panel; a wireless communication circuit disposed behind the elasticity-adjusting panel, transmitting the electrical signal generated by the sensor panel to an external console wirelessly, and receiving the electrical signal from the console wirelessly; and a battery module disposed behind the elasticity-adjusting member and supplying power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: Rayence Co., Ltd., VATECH EWOO Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Pyo Chun, Tae Woo Kim, Hyung Keun Lim, Sung Kyn Heo
  • Patent number: 10506992
    Abstract: A digital dental x-ray sensor device includes a rounded, three dimensional housing that lacks corners, edges, or other relatively sharp features that are known to cause discomfort when used in a patient's mouth. The rounded housing can be spherical, ellipsoid, or any similar regular or irregular rounded shape, and can be formed by ensuring that all curves of the surface of the rounded housing have a minimum radius that is sufficient to prevent features that can dig into the soft tissue of the inside of a patient's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Shayda Cullen
  • Patent number: 10412959
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for use with a fluid that contains biological cells, e.g. seminal fluid. The apparatus (20) includes a tray (22) shaped to define a flat upper surface configured to support the fluid, and an underside. The apparatus (20) further includes a plurality of protrusions protruding from the underside of the tray, which may serve to separate the underside from a flat surface on which the tray is placed, or as delineating protrusions that facilitate subsequent retrieval of the fluid following placement on the tray. The tray has a thickness between 0.4 and 0.8 mm, and is transparent or translucent. The upper surface preferably has a level of hydrophobicity that is sufficient for droplets to maintain their shape to a certain extent. A handle (52) facilitates handling of the tray. The apparatus typically fits into a standard-sized cryogenic vial (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ASSUTA MEDICAL CENTERS LTD.
    Inventor: Pavel Itsykson
  • Patent number: 10338238
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an X-ray detector, in which an active area of the X-ray detector has an improved structure for a user's convenience, and an X-ray imaging apparatus having the same, The X-ray detector is configured to detect X-rays irradiated from an X-ray source, and includes: a top frame that includes a first area, a second area which is bent from the first area, and an active area which is biased from a center of the first area; a side frame that includes a top frame resting part which is formed in an outer surface which faces an outside of the X-ray detector and on which the second area rests, the side frame being coupled with the top frame to form an accommodation space; and a sensor panel disposed in the accommodation space and configured to convert the detected X-rays into an electrical signal, the sensor panel being biased from the center of the first area to correspond to the active area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Ik Kim, Jin-Woo Park, Eun Jeong Jo
  • Patent number: 10144565
    Abstract: An apparatus and related discipline methods comprising a housing with enclosure for receiving an object. A lock mechanism secures the object within the enclosure of the apparatus. Upon completion of one or more goals as communicated by communication components attached to the apparatus, the object may be retrieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Lehecka
  • Patent number: 10017289
    Abstract: A packaging box (1) includes a storage part (2), an inner flap (21) and an outer flap (22). The inner flap (21) is provided with a slit (31) along an edge (11a) and the outer flap (12) is provided with an insertion piece (41) connected to a tip edge (22a) via a bending line (42). The insertion piece (41) is inserted into the slit (31) by being bent along the bending line (42). The insertion piece (41) has an engaging piece (45) configured to be foldable along a folding line (44) extending in a direction crossing the tip edge (22a) and to have an engaging edge (45a) facing the tip edge (22a). When the engaging piece (45) is folded along the folding line (44), the engaging edge (45a) is inclined downward toward its distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Yamamura
  • Patent number: 9675901
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a slides projector device for books, comprising: a) an optical unit that includes an array of light sources and a corresponding array of lenses, wherein each lens and its corresponding light source adapted to project a different image located on a corresponding elongated slide located between said arrays of light sources and lenses, wherein said optical unit is adapted to be located on the upper side of a book; and b) an operation unit that includes an array of switches each of which adapted to activate a corresponding light source in said array of light sources, wherein the array of switches is adapted to be located on an upright side of the book that is perpendicular to its upper side and parallel to the hinge side of said book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Doron Simhi
  • Patent number: 9668709
    Abstract: Examples include an envelope for an imaging plate. The envelope can include an opaque film partially hermetically sealed with a transparent film defining a cavity between the opaque film and the transparent film; the cavity configured to receive an imaging plate; an adhesive disposed on the opaque film or the transparent film along an unsealed portion of the opaque film and the transparent film; and a notch defined by the opaque film and the transparent film along a tab portion of the opaque film and transparent film that is hermetically sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: The Tapemark Company
    Inventors: Julie A. Cardin, Patricia Kitchen, Steven A. Rau
  • Patent number: 9517868
    Abstract: A lid-opening/closing device includes a device body on which a pod including a container body, a lid portion defining a bottom portion openable and closable relative to the container body, and a locking mechanism performing unlocking and locking of the lid portion with respect to the container body is placed; a plurality of moving units that perform unlocking to cause the locking mechanism to perform unlocking and locking to cause the locking mechanism to perform locking by moving engaging pins configured to engage with the locking mechanism; a linkage unit that causes the moving units to perform unlocking by moving the moving units in conjunction with each other when causing the locking mechanism to perform unlocking, and causes the moving units to perform locking by moving the moving units in conjunction with each other when causing the locking mechanism to perform the locking; and an air cylinder that simultaneously drives the moving units and the linkage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Noriyuki Kuratsu
  • Patent number: 9460416
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are described herein for providing interactive slide presentations with accompanying notes in a reading mode of a presentation application program. In accordance with some of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a computer-implemented method includes computer-implemented operations for providing a reading mode user interface that includes a presentation object including a slide placeholder and a notes placeholder. The method may also include displaying slide content within the slide placeholder in the reading mode user interface. The method may also include moving the presentation object out of a view and a new presentation object into the view in response to an input. The method may also include scaling the new presentation object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Robert Penner
  • Patent number: 9440409
    Abstract: A method of making a pad of labels and labels for use on store shelves in a retail environment. The pad of labels include labels with adhesive strips applied to a bottom surface of each label and a top laminate layer with a release coating applied to the top surface of each label. The labels in the pad are sequenced according to a store's planogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Electronic Imaging Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Blackwell, Gene Bethards, Scott Aten
  • Patent number: 9365311
    Abstract: A holder for receiving, storing and carrying photographic items such as cameras, printers, film packs or photographic prints. The holder has a front/distal case that is removably connected to a back/proximal case so that the two cases can be used together or separately. A pair of side members extend rearward from the front case to engage the side walls of the back case or the side members extend forward from the back case to engage the side walls of the front case. The cases are configured be used with various carrying devices that allow the user to carry the holder or one of the cases thereof. In one embodiment, the front case has a back section with a divider that defines separate areas for a film pack and prints and a front section that pivots to open or close the front case and allow access to the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Packetek, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary M. Sibbett
  • Patent number: 9266650
    Abstract: A lid-opening/closing device includes a device body on which a pod including a container body, a lid portion defining a bottom portion openable and closable relative to the container body, and a locking mechanism performing unlocking and locking of the lid portion with respect to the container body is placed; a plurality of moving units that perform unlocking to cause the locking mechanism to perform unlocking and locking to cause the locking mechanism to perform locking by moving engaging pins configured to engage with the locking mechanism; a linkage unit that causes the moving units to perform unlocking by moving the moving units in conjunction with each other when causing the locking mechanism to perform unlocking, and causes the moving units to perform locking by moving the moving units in conjunction with each other when causing the locking mechanism to perform the locking; and an air cylinder that simultaneously drives the moving units and the linkage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Noriyuki Kuratsu
  • Patent number: 8915369
    Abstract: The present invention provides a jointed liquid crystal glass panel package box, which includes a box body and a plurality of brackets mounted to the box body. The box body includes a frame and a hollow plate arranged inside the frame. The frame includes two opposite first frame members, two opposite second frame members, and four L-shaped connection members connecting between the first frame members and the second frame members. The first and second frame members are of a linear configuration. Each first frame member includes a plurality of first frame member units and a plurality of first couplers each connecting between two first frame member units. Each second frame member includes a plurality of second frame member units and a plurality of second couplers each connecting between two second frame member units. A plurality of water-resistant pads is arranged between the first couplers and the first frame member units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Shihhsiang Chen, Jiahe Cheng
  • Patent number: 8789698
    Abstract: The present invention provides a package box of liquid crystal glass, which includes a box body, a plurality of mounting sections arranged in the box body, and cushioning devices mounted to the mounting sections. The cushioning devices each include a cushioning section, a retention section connected to the cushioning section, and a projection. The mounting sections each include a first receiving channel and a through hole respectively corresponding to the retention section and the projection of the respective cushioning device. The retention sections are respectively received in the first receiving channels and the projections are respectively fit into the through hole so as to fix the cushioning devices inside the box body. The package box uses cushioning devices that are mounted inside a box in a snap-fitting manner so that the operation of assembling and disassembling the cushioning devices is simple, making it easy to re-work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Shihhsiang Chen, Chengwen Que, Jiahe Cheng, Qinjun Shi, Jiaxin Li
  • Patent number: 8695802
    Abstract: The invention relates to a receptacle (28, 88, 122) for receiving a phosphor storage plate (20) comprising a phosphor storage layer (22) for storing X-ray information. Said receptacle (28, 88, 122) comprises a cover plate (98) with a first recess (102) and a base plate (100) which is at a distance from the cover plate (98) such that a receiving chamber (90, 92, 94, 96, 124) for receiving the phosphor storage plate (20) is arranged between the base plate (100) and the cover plate (98). Said phosphor storage plate (20) is maintained in the receiving chamber (90, 92, 94, 96, 124) between the cover plate (98) and the base plate (100). The first recess (102) of the cover plate (98) is above the surface of the phosphor storage layer (22) of the received phosphor storage plate (20) when the phosphor storage plate (20) is received. The invention also relates to an X-ray cassette (12, 42, 50, 78, 82) provided with said type of receiving device (28, 88, 122).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Agfa HealthCare NV
    Inventor: Anton Pirmann
  • Publication number: 20130186796
    Abstract: A packaging container is disclosed that includes a lid, a transparent material mounted on top of the lid that encloses an interior space, an article of artwork positioned inside the interior space and a transparent medium that fills substantially all or all of the remaining interior space, and a base below the lid with a storage cavity. In addition, a method for packaging a gift is disclosed that includes placing the gift in a storage cavity of a packaging container that includes a lid, a transparent material mounted on top of the lid that encloses an interior space configured to house at least one article of artwork and a base below the lid with a storage cavity, positioning at least one article of artwork inside the interior space and filling substantially all or all of the remaining interior space with a transparent medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Frank D'Hollander
  • Patent number: 8382096
    Abstract: A sheet package for supplying sheets to a printing apparatus has stacked sheets, and a package member that includes a first flat surface portion covering the sheets, a first side face portion extended from the first flat surface portion, a second flat surface portion extended from the first side face portion, a second side face portion extended from the first flat surface portion, a third flat surface portion extended from the second side face portion, a first cut-out portion formed in the first flat surface portion, a second cut-out portion formed in the second flat surface portion, and a third cut-out portion formed in the third flat surface portion, wherein at least one of an end of the second cut-out portion and an end of the third cut-out portion is disposed more toward the opposite side of the transfer direction of sheets than an end of the first cut-out portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Suito, Kiyoichi Ohta, Yasunori Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8215510
    Abstract: A photomask storage apparatus including a bottom plate and top lid is provided. The photomask storage apparatus includes poly-ether ketone (PEEK). A fastening element is configured to couple the lid to the bottom plate. A retaining element is secured to the lid to prevent vibrations of a photomask. A vent structure is also provided. The vent structure is configured such that airflow through the vent is purged in approximately 360 degrees into a chamber including the photomask. The vent structure may include a particulate filter. A seal liner is disposed on the bottom component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Yuan Chen, Chih-Fu Li, Chi-Chung Hsu, Hsing-Fu Lee
  • Patent number: 8191295
    Abstract: A system and a method for advertisement for a business is provided. The contemplated embodiments of the system and method utilize a sign having interchangeable capabilities such that the sign may be changed based on promotional programs and or may be changed to display new design for advertisement. Additionally, a contemplated embodiment of the system and method utilize a sign that may be interchangeable and moreover may display three dimensional promotional materials including toys, small articles among others. The invention may comprise a plurality of parts including a first backboard portion having a plurality of slots wherein a second promotional material may be inserted in the backboard portions and may be removable inserted and interchanged based on desired promotions and display materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventors: Mitch Junkins, Michael Stastny
  • Patent number: 8168272
    Abstract: A storage container for containing a photomask-forming synthetic quartz glass substrate comprises inner walls facing the front and back surfaces of the glass substrate, and reservoirs provided on the container inner walls for receiving an absorber for components outgassing from the container. A ratio A/B is in the range of 1.0-120 m2/cm2 provided that A is the product (m2) of the total weight (g) of the absorber multiplied by the BET specific surface area (m2/g) of the absorber and B is the total area (cm2) of the front and back surfaces of the glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Morikawa, Daijitsu Harada, Masaki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8157443
    Abstract: The disposable radiograph cassette cover is formed of two sheets of x-ray transparent pliable material having a low coefficient of friction to facilitate sliding the cover and contained cassette beneath a patient for the radiography procedure. The cover includes distinctively colored integral radiopaque anatomical markers disposed over a portion of the film or plate in the cassette to shield that portion of the underlying plate during the procedure. The plate is thus automatically marked during the procedure to show the side of the body where the cassette and cover were placed. The cassette is sealed within the cover by an adhesive flap, with the adhesive and/or release sheet also being color-coded to indicate the side to which the cover is to be used. The cassette is removed from the cover by tearing off the adhesively sealed end along provided perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Dayna N. Khan
  • Patent number: 8104612
    Abstract: Sleeve and album page devices for holding flat items, in particular a compact disc such as a photo compact disc together with an associated index print, the preferred embodiment including an embedded synthetic paper strip with an exposed write-on area for identifying the subject matter of the compact disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Ultra Pro Corporation
    Inventors: David Fu, Robert D. Shipp
  • Patent number: 8074802
    Abstract: A slide cover for enclosing a region comprising an active region on a slide is provided. A slide cover and a slide are also provided. A slide cover for enclosing a region comprising an active region on a slide, where the slide is placed in a clamshell slide holder is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Webb, Alan Schenck, Robert E. Woodworth, Emily Marine Leproust, Eric Lin, Jeffrey M. McMillan
  • Publication number: 20110198254
    Abstract: The invention relates to a receptacle (28, 88, 122) for receiving a phosphor storage plate (20) comprising a phosphor storage layer (22) for storing X-ray information. Said receptacle (28, 88, 122) comprises a cover plate (98) with a first recess (102) and a base plate (100) which is at a distance from the cover plate (98) such that a receiving chamber (90, 92, 94, 96, 124) for receiving the phosphor storage plate (20) is arranged between the base plate (100) and the cover plate (98). Said phosphor storage plate (20) is maintained in the receiving chamber (90, 92, 94, 96, 124) between the cover plate (98) and the base plate (100). The first recess (102) of the cover plate (98) is above the surface of the phosphor storage layer (22) of the received phosphor storage plate (20) when the phosphor storage plate (20) is received. The invention also relates to an X-ray cassette (12, 42, 50, 78, 82) provided with said type of receiving device (28, 88, 122).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: AGFA HEALTHCARE NV
    Inventor: Anton Pirmann
  • Patent number: 7939149
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable anti-fomitic device incorporating anti-microbial metal wherein the device, in the form of a bag or tube, forms a cover for an object, preventing cross-infection by bacteria and other pathogens that may reside on the object. Anti-microbial metal ions from the cover further reduce future cross-infection from the object by killing pathogens. The anti-microbial, heat-shrinkable, anti-fomitic device can have a sterile interior that is sealed or stored flat during manufacture to maintain sterility. Therefore, no outer wrapping for the anti-fomitic device is required. The anti-fomitic device can be inverted when used to cover the object to present an outer surface that is initially sterile. A plurality of such devices can be heat shrunk to an object such that removal of the outer layer will further prevent cross contamination. Heat shrink film materials for the coverings/bags serve as a barrier to the transmission of pathogens and conform closely to the covered object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: M-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Marvin E. Haskin, Jon L. Roberts, Christopher B. Kilner
  • Patent number: 7915033
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a container for investigating at least one specimen are described. The method and system include providing a dish. The dish includes a floor, a plurality of sidewalls, and at least one pedestal. The floor has a perimeter. The plurality of sidewalls coupled with the floor proximate to the perimeter. The at least one pedestal resides on a portion of the floor and is pedestal configured to support at least one microscope slide distal from the floor. The at least one microscope slide bears the specimen(s) for investigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Nanopoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Len Higashi, Fernd Engelen, Peter Bristol, Cathy Owen, Dan Blase, Dexter Poon
  • Publication number: 20100294688
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photomask case structure, and more particularly to a photomask case able to firmly fix position of a photomask, which includes an upper cover, a lower cover, supporters and position fixing pieces. Accordingly, when a photomask is retained within the photomask case, then elastic holding portions of the position fixing pieces are used to elastically hold one side of the photomask, beveled edges of the position fixing pieces are used to hold another side of the photomask, and finally press portions of the elastic holding portions are used to elastically press down on the surface of the photomask, thereby firmly retaining the photomask within the photomask case, and preventing impact damage to the photomask from occurring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Ming-Chien Chiu, Chang-Cheng Chen, Kun-Hao Cheng
  • Patent number: 7838182
    Abstract: A container is adapted to receive a mask blank having a resist film and includes a container body having an upper opening and a cap put on the container body. The container body has an opening edge provided with an annular elastic member made of polyolefin elastomer or the like and extending throughout entire circumference. When the cap is put on the container body, the elastic member is interposed at a joint portion between the cap and the container body to hermetically seal the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Akinori Kurikawa
  • Patent number: 7775363
    Abstract: A semiconductor reticle transportation container includes a box and a base, the box having an opening and the base including a reticle support. The reticle is placed on the support and the box is placed on the base so that the reticle passes through the opening while being lifted off of the support by plungers contacting the lower edge of the reticle. After the box is closed, the reticle is compliantly constrained horizontally and vertically and is held away from the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Microtome Precision, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Durben, Gavin Charles Rider, Robert K. Lindsley
  • Patent number: 7773198
    Abstract: A device container assembly (30) for storing a reticle (26) includes a device container (246) and a shield assembly (250). The device container (246) encircles the reticle (26). Further, the device container (246) includes a fluid port (254) that allows for the flow of fluid (276) into and out of the device container (246). The shield assembly (250) is encircled by the device container (246). Further, the shield assembly (250) is positioned between the fluid port (254) and the reticle (26) when the reticle (26) is positioned within the device container (246). The shield assembly (250) can inhibit contaminants (278) near the fluid port (254) from being deposited on the reticle (26) and can maintain the integrity of the reticle (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Alton H. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20100140126
    Abstract: A reticle pod, comprising an upper cover having a first accommodating space and a lower cover having a second accommodating space, a third accommodating space being formed after the upper cover and the lower cover close together, wherein the characteristic of the reticle pad is in that: the reticle pod includes a plurality of supporting pieces respectively and suspendingly disposed at each corner of the inner surfaces of the upper cover and of the lower cover, and two ends of each of the plurality of supporting pieces are respectively connected to two neighboring sides of corner of the inner surface to form a closed sheet body and a gap is formed at the bend of the closed sheet body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Pao-Yi Lu, Chin-Ming Lin
  • Patent number: 7726646
    Abstract: A sheet in accordance with the present invention includes sheets as print mediums for a printer and a package member surrounding the sheets which have been stacked up. The sheet package is configured so that the sheets can be set in the printer together with the package member exposing part of the sheets. The package member is integrally provided with a flap part which can expose part of the sheets by being opened when the sheet package is set in the printer and cover the exposed part of the sheets by being closed when the sheet package is not used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Sugiyama, Hiroshi Taira, Minoru Yamamoto, Keiji Seo, Takashi Okumura, Katsuhiko Shimada, Mutsuo Naoe
  • Patent number: 7686166
    Abstract: A packing box for photosensitive recording material comprising a box body 5 and a lid member 9, wherein the box body 5 includes a storage section 11 and a lid-covered portion 13; the lid-covered portion 13 includes a lid-covered fixed surface 15 and a lid-covered rotatable portion 19 rotatable outward and downward along a valley bending line 17, a first lid-covered end surface 21 having an upper corner portion formed into an arcuate shape and a second lid-covered end surface 23; and the lid-covered rotatable portion 19 is formed with an inner flap 43 on the side of the second lid-covered end surface 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushi Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20100072097
    Abstract: The disposable radiograph cassette cover is formed of two sheets of x-ray transparent pliable material having a low coefficient of friction to facilitate sliding the cover and contained cassette beneath a patient for the radiography procedure. The cover includes distinctively colored integral radiopaque anatomical markers disposed over a portion of the film or plate in the cassette to shield that portion of the underlying plate during the procedure. The plate is thus automatically marked during the procedure to show the side of the body where the cassette and cover were placed. The cassette is sealed within the cover by an adhesive flap, with the adhesive and/or release sheet also being color-coded to indicate the side to which the cover is to be used. The cassette is removed from the cover by tearing off the adhesively sealed end along provided perforations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Dayna N. Khan
  • Publication number: 20100025277
    Abstract: A thin plate storage transport system including a pressure container for containing a thin plate provided with a container main body for containing one or a plurality of thin plates, a lid body attached by covering the container main body, and a seal for airtightly isolating a containing space formed inside from an outside environment when the container main body is closed and covered by the lid body; and a pressure supply device for setting a pressure inside the containing space at a set pressure higher than an outside pressure by supplying a pressure into the containing space of the pressure container for containing a thin plate. As a result, the inside of the containing space can be kept at high cleanliness for a long time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: MIRAIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadao Iwaki, Toshiya Umeda
  • Patent number: 7621399
    Abstract: A cassette has a housing with a stimulable phosphor sheet stored therein, a lid mounted on an end of the housing, and an opening/closing lock mechanism mounted in the housing for locking the lid against opening and closing movement. The stimulable phosphor sheet stored in the housing is locked against displacement by a lock mechanism mounted in the housing. When the opening/closing lock mechanism is actuated to open the lid and the lock mechanism is actuated to unlock the stimulable phosphor sheet, the stimulable phosphor sheet can be removed from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masakazu Nakajo
  • Publication number: 20090277810
    Abstract: A semiconductor reticle transportation container includes a box and a base, the box having an opening and the base including a reticle support. The reticle is placed on the support and the box is placed on the base so that the reticle passes through the opening while being lifted off of the support by plungers contacting the lower edge of the reticle. After the box is closed, the reticle is compliantly constrained horizontally and vertically and is held away from the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: Microtome Precision, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Durben, Gavin C. Rider, Robert K. Lindsley
  • Patent number: 7597195
    Abstract: A method for packaging a photosensitive film roll, which includes packaging the photosensitive film roll with a resin case. The photosensitive film roll is formed in a step by winding around a core, a photosensitive film comprising a supporting film and a photosensitive resin composition layer formed on the supporting film. The resin case is collapsible without generating any waste materials after the case is collapsed. The photosensitive resin layer includes a photosensitive resin composition containing a binder polymer and a photopolymerizable compound having at least one polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated group within a molecule and a photopolymerization initiator, and the resin case consists of a resin having a lower surface energy than the photosensitive resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Watanabe, Katsutoshi Itagaki, Tomoyuki Haga, Hideaki Tagaya
  • Patent number: 7481315
    Abstract: A photosensitive printing plate supplying apparatus for supplying a photosensitive printing plate to an automatic plate making machine for a photosensitive printing plate includes a printing plate packaging device which accommodates a bundle of photosensitive printing plates; a printing plate accommodating portion to which the printing plate packaging device is removably attached and which can completely shield light from the exterior; and a taking-out/conveying device which takes out the photosensitive printing plates from an interior of the printing plate packaging device in the light-shielded accommodation portion and conveys the photosensitive printing plates to a predetermined position. When the printing plate packaging means has an opening/closing lid, the photosensitive printing plate supplying apparatus may further include a lid opening/closing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Usui, Toshizi Sone
  • Patent number: 7463338
    Abstract: A container is adapted to receive a mask blank having a resist film and includes a container body having an upper opening and a cap put on the container body. The container body has an opening edge provided with an annular elastic member made of polyolefin elastomer or the like and extending throughout entire circumference. When the cap is put on the container body, the elastic member is interposed at a joint portion between the cap and the container body to hermetically seal the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Akinori Kurikawa
  • Patent number: 7331710
    Abstract: A spring is mounted on a side of a stimulable phosphor sheet. A cassette for use in radiation image forming apparatus includes a housing and a lid hinged thereto. When the lid is closed over the housing with the stimulable phosphor sheet inserted in the cassette, the stimulable phosphor sheet is lowered toward a bottom surface of the housing, and the spring presses a side wall of the housing and is also lowered toward the bottom surface. The stimulable phosphor sheet is positioned and held with respect to the side wall by the spring, and housed in a space defined by the housing and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masakazu Nakajo
  • Patent number: 7270237
    Abstract: A document storage apparatus for safely storing photographs or other documents includes a first transparent sheet and a second sheet attached to the first transparent sheet along a water or air tight seal. The water or air tight seal defines a pocket between the first transparent sheet and the second sheet and that has an open end. A water or air tight adherent is disposed between the first transparent sheet and the second sheet and across the open end of the pocket, and is adapted to selectively adhere the first sheet to the second sheet to thereby allow the pocket to be sealed in a water or air tight fashion. An attachment section can be disposed along a side of the first and second sheet and can be adapted to mount the storage apparatus within a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Inventor: Stanley T. Mandeltort
  • Publication number: 20070181453
    Abstract: A cartridge accommodating case including: a cartridge accommodating upper case as defined herein; and a cartridge accommodating lower case as defined herein, a partitioned chamber of an expanse which is twice as large as the partitioned chamber being formed in an interior of the cartridge accommodating case by superposing on each other the upper case and the lower case which respectively have a protruding portion and a recessed portion for mutual engagement and are of a same structure, and by engaging the protruding portion and the recessed portion, wherein a detour portion which is spaced apart a distance from a ridge line of the cartridge accommodated in the cartridge accommodating case is formed so as to form a space portion on an inner side of the detour portion in an area surrounding the ridge line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Fumihito Imai, Masaki Yukawa
  • Publication number: 20070181452
    Abstract: A cartridge accommodating case for accommodating flat body-shaped cartridges in each of which a reel with a magnetic tape wound therearound is disposed, including: an upper case; and a lower case, the upper case and the lower case being adapted to be superposed on each other to form at least one partitioned chamber for holding a cartridge group formed into a block by juxtaposing a plurality of cartridges in a thicknesswise direction thereof, wherein a tab is extendedly provided on a peripheral edge of each of the upper case and the lower case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Fumihito Imai
  • Patent number: 7210847
    Abstract: An intraoral sensor for a dental X-ray apparatus includes a detection element for detecting the X-ray radiation. The element is disposed in an interior of a housing. To improve the possibilities for cleaning and sterilizing, the housing or parts thereof are of an abrasion resistant material, in particular, of porcelain, ceramic, an enamelling, metal, or of a combination of these materials. To avoid damage to the detection element through external impacts or jarring, the element is mounted within the housing through one or more damping elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Kaltenbach & Voigt GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Hack
  • Patent number: 7086529
    Abstract: There is provided a packaging material for a photographic light-sensitive material, the packaging material being formed from a resin composition that contains a compound having an unsaturated double bond or that contains a poly(conjugated diene) component, a metal ion that can promote a catalytic oxidation reaction of the unsaturated double bond and the poly(conjugated diene), and a chelating agent that can coordinate the metal ion in an amount sufficient to suppress the catalytic oxidation reaction. There is also provided a photographic light-sensitive material package formed by housing the photographic light-sensitive material in the packaging material for the photographic light-sensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Yoneyama, Kenji Sashihara, Takanori Masuda
  • Patent number: 7069859
    Abstract: A stack of planographic printing plates is accommodated in a packaging box for planographic printing plates in a manner such that imaging surfaces of the planographic printing plates are directed toward a bottom face plate. Therefore, when the packaging box for planographic printing plates is opened in a manner such that top face plates are directed upwards, the imaging surfaces of the planographic printing plates are directed downwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takayuki Usui
  • Patent number: 6998159
    Abstract: A packed phosphor screen or panel consisting of at least one flat square or rectangular screen or panel, optionally packed apart in a wrapper foil, and a sealed package, wherein said package is layered in form of an asymmetrical barrier layer foil, said foil comprising an inner flexible thermoplastic polymer layer and an outer polymer layer in adhesive contact with an aluminum layer situated inbetween said inner flexible thermoplastic polymer layer and said outer polymer layer, wherein said foil is characterized by adhesive forces, between said outer polymer layer and said aluminum layer, of more than 2.5 N/mm2 following DIN 53 357, by a permeation to water vapor of less than 0.01 g per sq.m. in an environment having a temperature of 23° C. and a relative humidity of 75% RV for 24 hours following DIN 53 122, and by a permeation of less than 0.01 cm3 per sq.m. per 24 hours and per bar for each of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen following DIN 53 380 (ISO 2556, ASTM D 1434).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Rudy Van den Bergh, Heinz Backhaus, Ludo Neyens
  • Patent number: 6971520
    Abstract: A flexible card holder and display which enables a plurality of cards to be attached, transported, displayed, and stored. The card holder comprises a sheet of thin, tear-resistant material into which a plurality of slits have been cut. The slits are arranged so as to receive portions of cards, thereby releasably retaining the cards on the sheet. A variety of slit configurations may be employed. The card holder is lightweight, portable, and foldable into a variety of compact configurations. Stress relieving apertures are provided to prevent the development of tears in the flexible card holder and display. The card holder may be provided with an aperture at one end to enable the card holder to be suspended, thus displaying cards which are releasably attached thereto. The card holder further may be adapted to store in a multiring binder. Removable stiffeners may also be employed to facilitate hanging the device upon removal from the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Inventor: Chad Fulda