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US10012889B2
Electronic apparatus having seal construction at matching section of external members
Publication/Patent Number: US10012889B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/611,140 Filing Date: 2017-06-01 Inventor: Asai, Yoshikazu   Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA   IPC: H04N5/225 Abstract: An electronic apparatus which is capable of reducing the number of parts and assembling man-hours of a seal construction of an matching section of external covers, and making seal performance stable while realizing downsizing of the apparatus. The electronic apparatus has a first external cover, a second external cover abutting to the first external cover through a matching section, a seal member disposed at the matching section, a gap disposed at the matching section on an external side of the electronic apparatus with respect to the seal member, and a third external cover fitted to the first external cover and the second external cover so as to partially cover the seal member. The seal member has, at a part of the gap partially covered by the third external cover, a protruding portion abutting to the third external cover to seal the part of the gap.
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US10012890B2
Panoramic camera support
Publication/Patent Number: US10012890B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/582,636 Filing Date: 2017-04-29 Inventor: Chan, Verent   Johnson, Sr. Joseph M.   Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC   IPC: F16M11/24 Abstract: A support for an imaging device includes a first rotatable assembly supportable by a support that rotates in a generally horizontal plane and a horizontal locking member. The imaging device includes a second rotatable assembly that rotates in a generally vertical plane. Imaging device includes an interconnection structure that interconnects the first rotatable assembly to the second rotatable assembly such that the second rotatable assembly is rotatable around the first rotatable assembly at an elevation higher than the first rotatable assembly and offset laterally from the first rotatable assembly. Imaging device includes the first rotatable assembly including a panning structure that rotates the support in the generally horizontal plane and a leveling base that is rotatable in a non-coplanar manner relative to the panning structure.
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US10012899B2
Graphene pellicle for extreme ultraviolet lithography
Publication/Patent Number: US10012899B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/356,204 Filing Date: 2016-11-18 Inventor: Lin, Yun-yue   Lin, Chih-cheng   Lee, Hsin-chang   Liu, Ping-yin   Tsai, Chia-shiung   Chang, Jong-yuh   Yoo, Chue San   Chen, Chun-lang   Tu, Chih-chiang   Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.   IPC: C23C14/18 Abstract: A method includes depositing a first material layer over a first substrate; and depositing a graphene layer over the first material layer. The method further includes depositing an amorphous silicon layer over the graphene layer and bonding the amorphous silicon layer to a second substrate, thereby forming an assembly. The method further includes annealing the assembly, thereby converting the amorphous silicon layer to a silicon oxide layer. The method further includes removing the first substrate from the assembly and removing the first material layer from the assembly, thereby exposing the graphene layer.
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US10012903B2
Resist composition and pattern forming process
Publication/Patent Number: US10012903B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/460,454 Filing Date: 2017-03-16 Inventor: Hasegawa, Koji   Hatakeyama, Jun   Assignee: SHIN-ESTU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.   IPC: G03F7/038 Abstract: A resist composition is provided comprising a polymer comprising recurring units (a) having a succinimide structure and recurring units (b) containing a group capable of polarity switch with the aid of acid. The resist composition suppresses acid diffusion, exhibits a high resolution, and forms a pattern of satisfactory profile with low edge roughness.
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US10012912B2
Exposure method, exposure apparatus, and photomask
Publication/Patent Number: US10012912B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 13/905,529 Filing Date: 2013-05-30 Inventor: Hatakenaka, Kimie   Assignee: FUJITSU SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED   IPC: G03F7/20 Abstract: An exposure method includes: exposing, with a photomask including a shot pattern including chip patterns arranged therein, a plurality of the shot patterns onto a wafer as a first pattern; aligning the photomask on the wafer so that a first region of the shot pattern overlaps the first pattern, a second region other than the first region of the shot pattern is outside the first pattern, and chip patterns are continuously arranged in the first pattern and the second region; adjusting focus on the wafer, with the photomask having been aligned on the wafer; and shielding the first region from light and exposing a pattern of the second region onto the wafer as a second pattern.
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US10012917B2
Toner
Publication/Patent Number: US10012917B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/584,384 Filing Date: 2017-05-02 Inventor: Nakatani, Hiroshi   Chiba, Takeru   Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION   IPC: G03G9/083 Abstract: There is provided a toner comprising a binder resin, a wax, a charge control resin and a colorant. As a result of gas chromatography analysis, a first total amount of components detected in a range of a peak detecting time of hydrocarbons having 5 to 9 carbons is 500 ppm or less in terms of styrene; a second total amount of components detected in a range of a peak detecting time of hydrocarbons having 10 to 18 carbons is 5,000 ppm or less in terms of styrene; and an amount of a component corresponding to a maximum peak of peaks of hydrocarbons having 10 to 18 carbons is 3,000 ppm or less in terms of styrene.
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US10012920B2
Toner and method of producing toner
Publication/Patent Number: US10012920B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/527,191 Filing Date: 2015-12-08 Inventor: Murayama, Ryuji   Chimoto, Yuya   Tamura, Junichi   Ida, Hayato   Shibata, Takaho   Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA   IPC: G03G9/087 Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a toner that exhibits high levels of the low-temperature fixability, storability, and charging performance all at the same time. The toner of the present invention is a toner that has a toner particle comprising a crystalline resin and an amorphous resin, the toner being characterized in that the toner satisfies 0.00≤(Wt2/Wt1)≤0.50; the toner particle has a matrix-domain structure in which domains of the crystalline resin are present in a matrix of the amorphous resin; at least 90 number % of the crystalline resin domains are domains with a diameter from 0.05 μm to 0.50 μm; and SF1 for the crystalline resin domains is from 100 to 130.
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US10012921B2
Toner
Publication/Patent Number: US10012921B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/681,742 Filing Date: 2017-08-21 Inventor: Mizo, Yuichi   Ishigami, Koh   Miura, Masaharu   Ohtsu, Takeshi   Mitsuiki, Kenta   Katsumata, Wakiko   Iwasaki, Yosuke   Matsuo, Ryuichiro   Kamae, Kentaro   Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA   IPC: G03G9/097 Abstract: A toner having a toner particle containing an amorphous resin, a crystalline resin, a colorant, a release agent, and a polymer in which a styrene-acrylic polymer is graft-polymerized on a polyolefin, wherein the amorphous resin contains an amorphous polyester resin A, and the amorphous polyester resin A has a monomer unit derived from polyhydric alcohol and a monomer unit derived from polyhydric carboxylic acid, has, a particular amount of a succinic acid-derived monomer unit in the monomer unit derived from polyhydric carboxylic acid, and has, a particular amount of a monomer unit derived from a propylene oxide adduct on bisphenol A in the monomer unit derived from polyhydric alcohol; and has a particular softening point, a particular solubility parameter, and a particular peak molecular weight.
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US10012926B2
Developing device with spaces between toner supply port and development housing disposed to prevent aggregation of toner and image forming apparatus provided with same
Publication/Patent Number: US10012926B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/628,986 Filing Date: 2017-06-21 Inventor: Nakaue, Takahisa   Makie, Ikuo   Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.   IPC: G03G15/08 Abstract: A developing device includes a housing, a developing roller, a developer conveyance path, a partition plate, a developer supply port and a developer conveying member. The developer conveying member rotates such that an outer peripheral part thereof moves from top to bottom in a first area between a second shaft portion and the partition plate and moves from bottom to top in a second area between the second shaft portion and the side wall. The developer supply port is obliquely open above the second area. The housing includes a first space formed above the second area of the first conveyance path and a second space formed up to a position higher than the partition plate to communicate with the first conveyance path above the first area of the first conveyance path and communicating with the first space in a horizontal direction.
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US10012929B2
Imaging cartridge chip, imaging cartridge, and method for switching imaging cartridge chip serial number
Publication/Patent Number: US10012929B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/408,498 Filing Date: 2017-01-18 Inventor: He, Xuefeng   Assignee: APEX MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N1/44 Abstract: An imaging cartridge chip includes a communication module for providing data communication between the imaging cartridge chip and an imaging device; a non-volatile data storage module for storing at least two different serial numbers; a volatile temporary data storage module connecting between the communication module and the non-volatile data storage module and including at least two temporary data storage units; and a control module. The control module is configured to load different serial numbers into corresponding temporary data storage units; to send a serial number in a selected temporary data storage unit to the imaging device; to determine whether the serial number sent to the imaging device passes a legitimacy verification of the imaging device; and when the serial number sent to the imaging device does not pass the legitimacy verification, to send a serial number in another temporary data storage unit to the imaging device.
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US10012932B2
Image forming apparatus incorporating fixing device
Publication/Patent Number: US10012932B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/401,668 Filing Date: 2017-01-09 Inventor: Shoji, Keitaro   Saito, Kazuya   Shimokawa, Toshihiko   Takagi, Hiromasa   Mimbu, Ryuuichi   Ishigaya, Yasunori   Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.   IPC: G03G15/20 Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing device to fix a toner image onto a recording medium, a voltmeter to measure an input voltage from an external source, and a controller operatively connected to the fixing device and the voltmeter. The fixing device includes an endless, fixing rotator formed into a loop, a heater to heat the fixing rotator, a pressure pad disposed inside the loop, and a pressure rotator disposed opposite the pressure pad via the fixing rotator to press the fixing rotator against the pressure pad to form a fixing nip between the fixing rotator and the pressure rotator, through which the recording medium bearing the toner image is conveyed. The controller controls a heating operation of the heater and a fixing operation of the fixing device to fix the toner image onto the recording medium, based on the input voltage measured by the voltmeter.
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US10012940B2
Image formation apparatus with current measuring for medium width information
Publication/Patent Number: US10012940B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/435,028 Filing Date: 2017-02-16 Inventor: Sato, Tetsuya   Miura, Hiroshi   Assignee: Oki Data Corporation   IPC: G03G15/00 Abstract: An image formation apparatus includes: a process device that forms a developer image; a transfer device that transfers the developer image formed by the process device onto a recording medium; a voltage applier that applies a voltage to the transfer device; and a voltage controller that acquires information on a width of the recording medium in a direction orthogonal to a medium conveyance direction, and controls the voltage applied by the voltage applier to the transfer device based on the width of the recording medium.
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US10012965B2
Window air conditioning apparatus and controller
Publication/Patent Number: US10012965B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 14/585,019 Filing Date: 2014-12-29 Inventor: Wright, Joshua   Smith, Nathan   Paskow, Adam   Meisner, Chris   Limpaecher, Alex   Kaufman, Benjamin   Bornski, Matt   Bartenbach, Jeff   Assignee: QUIRKY IP LICENSING LLC   IPC: F24F11/52 Abstract: An exemplary aspect comprises an air conditioning apparatus comprising: (a) a controller comprising a microprocessor; (b) a wireless transceiver in communication with the microprocessor and operable to communicate over a wireless network with an application on a mobile device; (c) a compressor controlled by the controller; (d) a fan controlled by the controller; and (e) a front panel that allows a user to interface with the controller. Another exemplary aspect comprises a mobile device comprising a processor and a memory, the memory storing an application that enables a user of the mobile device to adjust settings for an air conditioning apparatus operable to communicate via a wireless network with the mobile device.
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US10012966B2
Equipment management system, equipment management apparatus, and equipment management method
Publication/Patent Number: US10012966B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 14/763,763 Filing Date: 2014-01-21 Inventor: Nakayama, Taku   Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation   IPC: H04W4/80 Abstract: An EMS (30) is equipped with a control unit (31) for obtaining a first measurement value which indicates an operating state of an apparatus (11) at a predetermined time point and at least one second measurement value which indicates an operating state of the apparatus (11) at a time point earlier than the predetermined time point. The control unit (31) calculates a first reference value, which indicates a reference for the operating state of the apparatus (11), by using the second measurement value and determines the presence/absence of an anomaly of the apparatus (11) on the basis of a comparison result between the first measurement value and the first reference value.
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US10012967B2
Coordinating modifications by multiple users to a shared automated environment
Publication/Patent Number: US10012967B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/274,424 Filing Date: 2016-09-23 Inventor: Carroll, Nathan E.   Nadathur, Anush G.   Lucas, Matthew C.   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: G05B15/02 Abstract: Modifications made by multiple controller devices to an environment model describing a shared automated environment can be coordinated. One of the controller devices can be designated as a coordinator, and any controller device other than the coordinator can send an update request to the coordinator. The coordinator can determine whether to accept or reject the requested modification and can report its determination to the requesting controller device. If the coordinator accepts the request, the coordinator can instigate operations to update the environment model across all controller devices of all users. If the coordinator rejects the request, the environment model is not updated. The controller device that made the request can update its local copy of the environment model and roll back the update if the request is rejected.
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US10012973B2
Numerical controller
Publication/Patent Number: US10012973B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/355,212 Filing Date: 2016-11-18 Inventor: Haraguchi, Takahiro   Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION   IPC: G05B19/19 Abstract: A numerical controller of the invention includes an overlap control unit that detects a reference value minimizing a synthesized velocity for a plurality of control axes calculated based on table format data in an overlap period in which the synthesized velocity is equal to or lower than a threshold set in advance, that finds an overlap quantity as an amount in the reference value of overlapping of travels of the control axes after the detected reference value with travels of the control axes before the detected reference value, that advances the travels of the control axes after the reference value minimizing the synthesized velocity by the overlap quantity, and that calculates post-correction travels resulting from superposition of the travels of the control axes after the reference value on the travels of the control axes before the reference value minimizing the synthesized velocity.
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US10012977B2
Control device, control method, information processing program, and recording medium
Publication/Patent Number: US10012977B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/341,494 Filing Date: 2016-11-02 Inventor: Mori, Yasumoto   Kawanishi, Yasutomo   Egi, Mamoru   Ono, Yasushi   Assignee: OMRON Corporation   IPC: H02P29/00 Abstract: A control device, by which a user causes a servo motor to perform desired operation without being conscious of a maximum torque of the servo motor while easily understanding the transmission characteristic, selects which one of sliding mode control and PID control is adopted to control a servo motor based on at least one of a position deviation and a velocity deviation.
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US10012981B2
Self-calibrating sensors and actuators for unmanned vehicles
Publication/Patent Number: US10012981B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/691,643 Filing Date: 2017-08-30 Inventor: Ma, Yan   Thomas, Teyvonia   Tod, Anthony   Mukherjee, Prasenjit   Shehata, Kareem   Gariepy, Ryan Christopher   Assignee: Clearpath Robotics Inc.   IPC: G05D1/02 Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system of self-calibrating sensors and actuators for unmanned vehicles is provided, which includes an unmanned vehicle comprising: a chassis; a propulsion system; one or more sensors configured to sense features around the chassis; a memory; a communication interface; and a processor configured to: operate the propulsion system in a guided calibration mode; automatically switch operation of the propulsion system to an autonomous calibration mode when a degree of certainty on a calibration of one or more of sensor data and a position of the chassis is above a first threshold value associated with safe operation of the propulsion system in the autonomous calibration mode; thereafter, operate the propulsion system in the autonomous calibration mode; and, automatically switch operation of the propulsion system to an operational mode when the degree of certainty is above a second threshold value greater than the first threshold value.
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US10012986B2
Method for autonomously parking a motor vehicle for head-in, tail-in, and parallel parking spots
Publication/Patent Number: US10012986B2 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/242,173 Filing Date: 2016-08-19 Inventor: Ozguner, Umit   Thomas, Gordon   Redmill, Keith   Kurt, Arda   Assignee: DURA OPERATING, LLC   IPC: B60W30/06 Abstract: A method for autonomously parking a motor vehicle in various types of parking spots includes the steps of receiving a map of a parking area, locating the motor vehicle within the parking area, selecting a parking spot within the parking area, generating a node tree from the location of the motor vehicle to the parking spot, selecting a path from the node tree, wherein the path connects the location of the motor vehicle to the parking spot, autonomously driving the motor vehicle along the path from the location of the motor vehicle to an intermediate location on the path, and performing a parking maneuver into the parking spot from the intermediate location. The parking maneuver may be a head-in, tail-in, or parallel parking maneuver.
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US10012996B1
Route planning for a mobile robot using configuration-based preferences
Publication/Patent Number: US10012996B1 Publication Date: 2018-07-03 Application Number: 15/706,602 Filing Date: 2017-09-15 Inventor: Chung, Michael Jae-yoon   Vaughan, William H.   Canoso, Adrian   Assignee: SAVIOKE, INC.   IPC: G05D1/02 Abstract: Disclosed are robot configuration-based mapping and planning technologies for a mobile robot.
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