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Minoru Watanabe: Microcomputer which enters sleep mode for a predetermined period of time on response to an activity of an input/output device. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Cushman Darby & Cushman, January 21, 1992: US05083266 (266 worldwide citation)

When information from input/output devices is requested by application software, a timer sets a predetermined sleep time period, and when the sleep time period expires, it is checked whether the information has been obtained. The sleep time period is suitably set in consideration of the response spe ...


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Tadao Endo, Akira Funakoshi, Akira Tago, Shinichi Takeda, Eiichi Takami, Masakazu Morishita, Shinichi Hayashi, Chiori Mochizuki, Toshikazu Tamura, Minoru Watanabe: Photoelectric conversion device having thermal conductive member. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, September 22, 1998: US05811790 (58 worldwide citation)

In a photoelectric conversion device including peripheral ICs, the peripheral ICs are in thermal contact with a substrate having photoelectric conversion elements and a chassis, which covers the peripheral ICs and has high thermal conductivity, via a thermal conductive member, so as to eliminate adv ...


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Takao Edahiro, Shiro Kurosaki, Minoru Watanabe: Process for preparing glass preform for optical fiber. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Public Corporation, Sumitomo Electric, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak and Seas, September 6, 1983: US04402720 (45 worldwide citation)

A process for producing a glass perform for optical transmission fibers, which includes supplying a gaseous silicon compound, ammonia or a gaseous nitrogen compound, and an oxygen-containing gas as starting gases into a high temperature zone to produce fine particles of SiOxNy glass and depositing t ...


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Minoru Watanabe: Electronic clinical thermometer with soft flexible casing. Citizen Watch, Townsend and Townsend, November 24, 1992: US05165798 (43 worldwide citation)

An electronic clinical thermometer with a liquid crystal display housed in a soft flexible casing with a frame. The casing has an opening for viewing the liquid crystal display. An upper cover covers this opening, a lower cover covers an opening in the lower side of the casing, and ribs oriented par ...


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Tadao Endo, Akira Funakoshi, Akira Tago, Shinichi Takeda, Eiichi Takami, Masakazu Morishita, Shinichi Hayashi, Chiori Mochizuki, Toshikazu Tamura, Minoru Watanabe: Photoelectric conversion device having flexible cable fixed to chassis. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, October 12, 1999: US05965872 (39 worldwide citation)

In a photoelectric conversion device including peripheral ICs, the peripheral ICs are in thermal contact with a substrate having photoelectric conversion elements and a chassis, which covers the peripheral ICs and has high thermal conductivity, via a thermal conductive member, so as to eliminate adv ...


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Koichiro Kakinuma, Minoru Watanabe: Automatic page-turning device. Sony Corporation, Lewis H Eslinger, Jay H Maioli, July 17, 1990: US04942482 (36 worldwide citation)

An automatic page-turning device for turning pages of a book or the like as placed in an opened condition to expose a first page to be turned at one side of a spine and a second page in a stack of turned pages at the opposite side of the spine, comprises a carrier drum having a perforated peripheral ...


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Hideshi Ohno, Tadamichi Mouri, Kazuo Teramoto, Kazunari Kume, Takatoshi Osaka, Minoru Watanabe: Electronic timepiece. Citizen Watch, Sherman and Shalloway, April 8, 1980: US04196577 (35 worldwide citation)

An extremely thin digital electronic timepiece comprising an electrooptical display element is disclosed. The timepiece essentially consists of a connector frame, supporting plate, flexible film-shaped circuit substrate and base plate. These constitutional members are manufactured in mass production ...


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Minoru Watanabe, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Toshio Nishimura, Masao Asada, Masao Tezuka, Tsurahide Cho: Method for surface treatment of phosphor particles. Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushikikaisha, Cushman Darby & Cushman, September 1, 1981: US04287229 (34 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method for surface treatment of phosphor particles which comprises forming a continuous film of silicon dioxide on the surface of each phosphor particle by treating the phosphor particle with a solution containing an aqueous solution of organic alkali and silicon dioxide dissolved the ...


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Minoru Watanabe, Masakazu Morishita, Chiori Mochizuki, Takamasa Ishii, Keiichi Nomura: Solid state image pickup apparatus and radiation image pickup apparatus. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, April 17, 2007: US07205568 (29 worldwide citation)

In a solid state image pickup apparatus with a photodetecting device and one or more thin film transistors connected to the photodetecting device formed in one pixel, a part of the photodetecting device is formed over at least a part of the thin film transistor, and the thin film transistor is const ...


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Fumio Nakajima, Kenji Yamada, Takayasu Machida, Yasushi Nomura, Minoru Watanabe: Electronic timepiece. Citizen Watch Company, Frank J Jordan, April 24, 1979: US04150536 (28 worldwide citation)

An electronic timepiece includes a reversible stepping motor to drive rotatable hands to provide a time display. In a first preferred embodiment, the electronic timepiece includes a circuit means to generate alternating current pulses having an increased pulse width or an increased amplitude to driv ...