US Pat. No. 9,295,176

TOUCH PANEL

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1. A touch panel comprising:
a first electrode in which second-direction parallel bands having a plurality of conducting wires disposed to extend in parallel
with one another and along the second direction intersecting with a first direction are formed repeatedly in the first direction
with interposition of first-direction gaps in the first direction, and first-direction cross bands having conducting wires
disposed to extend in the first direction and intersect with the second-direction parallel bands are formed repeatedly in
the second direction; and

a second electrode in which first-direction parallel bands having a plurality of conducting wires disposed to extend in parallel
with one another and along the first direction are formed repeatedly in the second direction with interposition of second-direction
gaps in the second direction, and second-direction cross bands having conducting wires disposed to extend in the second direction
and intersect with the first-direction parallel bands are formed repeatedly in the first direction,

wherein a conductive wire is not provided in the first-direction gaps, and a conductive wire is not provided in the second-direction
gaps, and

the first electrode and the second electrode are laid on each other so that the second-direction cross bands correspond to
positions of the first-direction gaps and the first-direction cross bands correspond to positions of the second-direction
gaps.

US Pat. No. 9,118,861

QUANTIZATION METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

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1. a quantization method, comprising the steps of:
quantizing a first image data by use of a basic pattern; and
converting the first image data into a second image data that represents a binary or multi-level quantized pattern having
a gray level smaller than that of the first image data,

wherein, when each of basic tone frequencies is a local maximum of spatial frequency components in a pattern image that contains
each of basic tone patterns repeatedly arranged as a repeating unit of a specific pattern in a two-dimensional dot arrangement,
the basic pattern has spatial frequency characteristics in which components at and in a neighborhood of each basic tone frequency
are relatively suppressed in comparison with other spatial frequency components in the pattern image, the local maximum exists
in components at an outer periphery of each basic tone frequency outside the neighborhood of each basic tone frequency, and
components at low frequencies are suppressed.

US Pat. No. 9,279,957

IMAGING LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE IMAGING LENS

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1. An imaging lens consisting of, in order from an object side, five lenses of:
a first lens that has a positive refractive power and has a meniscus shape which is convex toward the object side;
a second lens that has a negative refractive power;
a third lens that has a negative refractive power;
a fourth lens that has a positive refractive power; and
a fifth lens that has a negative refractive power and has an aspheric shape of which an image side surface has an extreme
point,

wherein the following conditional expression (1) is satisfied:
?1
f is a focal length of a whole system, and
f45 is a composite focal length of the fourth and fifth lenses.

US Pat. No. 9,113,787

ELECTRONIC ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM

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1. An endoscope system comprising:
a light projecting device for projecting light toward a target site of a test subject for inspection;
an imaging device for capturing light reflected from or emitted from the target site to output an image signal;
a reflection spectrum obtaining device for obtaining first reflection spectra of the light projected from said light projecting
device and reflected from the target site, the first reflection spectra having a wavelength range of 400 nm to 750 nm and
being obtained by compensating pixel levels of image data of a plurality of frames obtained from said imaging device capturing
narrowband rays in a plurality of bands according to sensitivity variations of pixels of said imaging device with the respective
bands and applying the compensated pixel levels to calculating spectral intensities of the reflected light in the respective
bands, said plurality of bands being defined by dividing the wavelength range of 400 nm to 750 nm;

a calculating device for calculating spectral components originated from irrelevant objects within the first reflection spectra
through an analysis using the first reflection spectra as response variables and previously stored absorption spectra of the
relevant and irrelevant objects as explanatory variables;

an eliminating device for eliminating the spectral components of the irrelevant objects as calculated by said calculating
device from the first reflection spectra;

an information acquiring device for acquiring the information about the relevant object on the basis of the first reflection
spectra and second reflection spectra from which the spectral components of the irrelevant objects have been eliminated; and

a display device for graphically displaying information about the relevant object, said display device concurrently or time-sequentially
displaying the information about the relevant object in a condition before influence of the irrelevant objects is eliminated
and in a condition after influence of the irrelevant objects is eliminated.

US Pat. No. 9,131,138

PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS

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1. A photographing apparatus comprising:
an imaging unit to photograph a subject to acquire image data;
an object detection unit to detect a predetermined object from the image data; and
a detection condition setting unit to allow a detection condition for the object detection unit to be set according to a photographing
mode that is selected from a plurality of preexisting photographing modes,

wherein
the detection condition limits at least one of an orientation of the object, a size of the object, an inclination of the object
and a detection area,

said plurality of preexisting photographing modes include two or more modes from among:
a person mode,
a sports mode,
a party mode,
a landscape mode, and
a night-scene mode, and
the selected photographing mode is selected from said plurality of preexisting photographing modes, and
the detection condition setting unit sets the detection condition by selecting, for each selected photographing mode from
said plurality of preexisting photographing modes, one of:

a detection rate-priority,
a detection speed-priority, and
a detection-off in which said detection rate-priority and said detection speed-priority are unselected, and
wherein the detection condition setting unit sets the detection condition before the photographing apparatus photographs the
subject.

US Pat. No. 9,224,188

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, METHOD AND PROGRAM

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. An image processing device comprising:
an image obtaining unit for obtaining a three-dimensional moving image showing a body part of a patient and an ultrasonic
moving image showing the body part, the body part making a predetermined periodic motion;

a characteristic part extracting unit for extracting, from a plurality of frame images forming the obtained three-dimensional
moving image and ultrasonic moving image, a predetermined characteristic part having a shape that changes in response to the
periodic motion;

a phase obtaining unit for obtaining phases of the periodic motion captured in the three-dimensional moving image and the
ultrasonic moving image, wherein, for at least one of the three-dimensional moving image and the ultrasonic moving image,
the phases are obtained based on the shape of the extracted characteristic part;

an associating unit for associating, for each phase, a position of the characteristic part in a frame image forming the three-dimensional
moving image corresponding to the phase with a position of the characteristic part in a frame image forming the ultrasonic
moving image corresponding to the phase based on the extracted characteristic part and the obtained phases;

an image generating unit for generating a comparison image of each of the three-dimensional moving image and the ultrasonic
moving image by aligning, for each phase, a position of the characteristic part in a frame image forming the three-dimensional
moving image corresponding to the phase with a position of the characteristic part in a frame image forming the ultrasonic
moving image corresponding to the phase based on the associated positions of the characteristic part and the phases, the alignment
is achieved by transforming the coordinate system of the three-dimensional moving image into the coordinate system of the
ultrasonic moving image; and

a display controlling unit for displaying the generated comparison images in a manner allowing comparison therebetween on
a display device.

US Pat. No. 9,122,151

RESIST COMPOSITION, RESIST FILM THEREFROM AND METHOD OF FORMING NEGATIVE PATTERN USING THE COMPOSITION

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A resist composition comprising:
a resin (A) containing any of repeating units (a) of general formulae (I-a) and (I-b) below and any of repeating units (b)
of general formula (II) below but containing no repeating unit in which an alcoholic hydroxyl group is introduced, wherein
the resin (A) further contains a repeating unit (c) different from the repeating units (b), the repeating units (b) and the
repeating unit (c) contain a group that when acted on by an acid, is decomposed, the repeating unit (c) is expressed by general
formula (IV) below, and the resin (A) has a molecular weight dispersity of 1.5 to 2.0, and

a photoacid generator that when exposed to actinic rays or radiation, generates an acid, which resist composition comprises
at least any of compounds (B) of general formula (III-a) below, as the photoacid generator,


in which
R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group,

R2, when q?2 each independently, represents an alkyl group,

R3 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group,

q is an integer of 0 to 3, and
s is an integer of 1 to 3,

in which
R4 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and

any one of R5, R6 and R7 independently represents an alkyl group or a monocycloalkyl group, provided that the other two of R5, R6 and R7 are bonded to each other to thereby form a monocyclic hydrocarbon structure, and


in which
m is an integer of 1 to 5, and
r is 1,
in which
R8 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and

each of R9, R10 and R11 independently represents an alkyl group or a cycloalkyl group, provided that at least one of R9, R10 and R11 represents a polycycloalkyl group or that any two of R9, R10 and R11 may be bonded to each other to thereby form a polycyclic hydrocarbon structure.

US Pat. No. 9,370,095

CONDUCTIVE SHEET AND TOUCH PANEL

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1. A conductive sheet comprising a first conductive part and a second conductive part, stacked with a substrate interposed
therebetween, wherein
the first conductive part contains two or more first conductive patterns arranged in one direction, the first conductive patterns
being composed of thin metal wires,

the second conductive part contains two or more second conductive patterns arranged in another direction approximately perpendicular
to the one direction, the second conductive patterns being composed of thin metal wires,

the first conductive patterns each contain two or more first sensing portions connected with each other, the first sensing
portions being composed of thin metal wires,

the second conductive patterns each contain two or more second sensing portions connected with each other, the second sensing
portions being composed of thin metal wires,

the first sensing portions and the second sensing portions each contain a plurality of small lattices arranged,
the first sensing portions each contain a strip composed of thin metal wires and protrusions composed of thin metal wires,
wherein the strip and the protrusions are electrically connected,

the strip extends in the other direction approximately perpendicular to the one direction, and the protrusions extend from
both sides of the strip in the one direction,

the strip and the protrusions both contain the plurality of small lattices arranged,
the second sensing portions each cover most of a region surrounded by the strip and the protrusions,
an occupation area of the second sensing portion is larger than an occupation area of the first sensing portion, and
as viewed from above, overlaps of the first conductive patterns and the second conductive patterns each contain a combination
of a plurality of the small lattices.

US Pat. No. 9,377,461

MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY AGAINST NECROSIS MARKER ERP29 AND USE THEREOF

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A monoclonal antibody, which is produced by a hybridoma having accession number NITE ABP-1063.

US Pat. No. 9,359,343

FLUORINE ATOM-CONTAINING DISULFIDE COMPOUND

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A compound represented by formula (1):

(wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; R3 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent; Y represents a single bond, —CO— or —COO—; Rf represents a
linear or branched perfluoroalkylene group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a linear or branched perfluoroether group having
1 to 20 carbon atoms; when Y is a single bond or —CO—, n represents 0 and m represents an integer of 0 to 6; when Y is —COO—,
n represents 1 or 2 and m represents an integer of 1 to 6; and p represents an integer of 2 or 3 and 1 represents an integer
of 0 or 1 such that p+1=3).

US Pat. No. 9,391,104

SINGLE-PLATE COLOR IMAGING ELEMENT INCLUDING COLOR FILTERS ARRANGED ON PIXELS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A single-plate color imaging element including color filters in a predetermined color filter array arranged on a plurality
of pixels formed by photoelectric conversion elements arranged in horizontal and vertical directions, wherein
the color filter array includes a predetermined basic array pattern including first filters corresponding to a first color
that most contributes to obtaining luminance signals and second filters corresponding to two or more second colors other than
the first color, the basic array pattern repeatedly arranged in the horizontal and vertical directions,

one or more first filters are arranged in all lines in horizontal, vertical, and oblique (NE, NW) directions of the color
filter array,

one or more second filters of each color of the two or more second colors are arranged in all lines in the horizontal and
vertical directions of the color filter array in the basic array pattern, and

a proportion of the number of pixels of the first color corresponding to the first filters is greater than proportions of
the numbers of pixels of each color of the second colors corresponding to the second filters,

wherein there are no pixels between the repeatedly arranged basic array patterns.

US Pat. No. 9,439,283

CONDUCTIVE SHEET

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A conductive sheet comprising a substrate (12A), wherein
two or more conductive first large lattices (14A) are formed on one main surface of the substrate (12A),

two or more conductive second large lattices (14B) are formed on the other main surface of the substrate (12A),

the first large lattices (14A) and the second large lattices (14B) each contain a combination of two or more small lattices (18), and

one side of the first large lattices (14A) and one side of the second large lattices (14B) face each other, and shapes of the sides are alternated,

each side of the first large lattices (14A) and the second large lattices (14B) includes two or more rectangular wave shapes, and

sides of the first large lattices (14A) and the second large lattices (14B) have an equivalent shape,

wherein the sides of each of the first large lattices (14A) and the second large lattices (14B) have rectangular wave shapes in which two or more rectangular shapes are arranged, and

one of the sides of each of the first large lattices (14A) faces one of the sides of the second large lattices (14B), and the one of the sides of the second large lattices (14B) has non-protrusive portions facing rectangular protrusive portions of the one of the sides of each of the first large lattices
(14A) and rectangular protrusive portions facing non-protrusive portions of the one of the sides of each of the first large lattices
(14A).

US Pat. No. 9,261,674

WIDE-ANGLE IMAGING LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A wide-angle imaging lens composed of a first lens having a negative meniscus shape with a convex surface on the object
side, a negative second lens, a positive third lens, an aperture stop, a negative fourth lens, and a positive fifth lens disposed
in order from the object side,
wherein the fourth lens and the fifth lens are cemented with an interface which is convex on the object side and has an aspherical
shape,

wherein the third lens has a biconvex shape,
wherein the fourth lens has a meniscus shape,
wherein the fifth lens has a biconvex shape, and
the imaging lens satisfies a conditional expressions given below.
?3.0
1.69
?d1<56  (16)

1.5 where:
f2: the focal length of the second lens
f: the focal length of the entire system
Nd1: the refractive index of the material of the first lens with respect to the d-line
?d1: the Abbe number of the material of the first lens with respect to the d-line
D2: the distance between the first lens and the second lens on the optical axis.

US Pat. No. 9,359,503

AZO PIGMENT, METHOD FOR PREPARING AZO PIGMENT, DISPERSION INCLUDING AZO PIGMENT, COLORING COMPOSITION, AND INKJET RECORDING INK

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A pigment dispersion comprising:
an azo pigment or a tautomer thereof represented by Formula (1), and having characteristic X-ray diffraction peaks at Bragg
angles (2?±0.2°) of 6.5°, 7.1° and 21.8° in a CuK? characteristic X-ray diffraction

wherein a volume average particle diameter of pigment particles in the pigment dispersion is 0.01 ?m to 0.2 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,142,594

IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING IMAGING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging device comprising:
a substrate;
lower electrodes formed on the substrate;
an organic layer formed on the lower electrodes and adapted to generate electric charges in response to irradiation with light;
an upper electrode formed on the organic layer and adapted to transmit the light;
a protective film formed on the upper electrode; and
a patterned organic film formed on the protective film,
wherein the protective film comprises at least one layer and has a total thickness of 30 to 500 nm,
wherein the protective film of a single layer type has an internal stress of ?50 MPa to +60 MPa in a whole of the protective
film,

wherein in the protective film of a two-layer type including a lower protective film and an upper protective film, the lower
protective film has a thickness of 50 nm or less, and when the lower protective film is thinner than the upper protective
film, the internal stress in the whole of the protective film satisfies an expression: ?4.6x?50?y??1.67x+60 when x is in a
range of 0 protective film is denoted by x (nm) and the internal stress in the whole of the protective film is denoted by y (MPa), and

wherein, when the lower protective film is thicker than the upper protective film, the internal stress in the whole of the
protective film is in a range of 0

US Pat. No. 9,246,102

ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR POLYMER, COMPOSITION FOR ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL, AND PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An organic semiconductor polymer comprising a structural unit represented by the following Formula (I-1):

wherein Z1 and Z2 each independently represent S, O, Se or Te; X1 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an aromatic heterocyclic group or —NR3(R4); R3 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group or an aromatic heterocyclic
group; R3 and R4 may bond with each other to form a ring; and p represents 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 9,103,988

LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

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1. A liquid-crystal display device comprising:
a front-side polarizing element,
a rear-side polarizing element,
a liquid-crystal cell disposed between the front-side polarizing element and the rear-side polarizing element,
a front-side retardation region composed of one or more retardation layers disposed between the liquid-crystal cell and the
front-side polarizing element, and

a rear-side retardation region composed of one or more retardation layers disposed between the liquid-crystal cell and the
rear-side polarizing element,

wherein:
the liquid-crystal cell comprises a liquid-crystal layer, and a pair of a front-side substrate and a rear-side substrate sandwiching
the liquid-crystal layer therebetween;

the total of retardation along the thickness-direction of the rear-side retardation region at a wavelength ? nm in a visible
light region, Rthrear(?), and retardation along the thickness-direction of the front-side retardation region at the wavelength ?, Rthfront(?) is within a range capable of compensating ?nd(?) in a black state of the liquid-crystal layer (wherein d means the thickness
(nm) of the liquid-crystal layer, ?n(?) means the refractivity anisotropy at a wavelength ? nm of the liquid-crystal layer,
and ?nd(?) means the product of ?n(?) and d);

the total scattering intensity of the front-side substrate and all the members formed on the front-side substrate (hereinafter
this is referred to as “the front-member scattering intensity”) satisfies the following formula (0); and

the front-member scattering intensity, and the total scattering intensity of the rear-side substrate and all the members formed
on the rear-side substrate (hereinafter this is referred to as “the rear-member scattering intensity”), and Rthfront(?) and Rthrear(?) satisfy following relationship (1) or (2):

The front-member scattering intensity?1/38000,  (0)
The rear-member scattering intensity>The front-member scattering intensity, and Rthfront(?)>Rthrear(?),  (1)

The rear-member scattering intensity
in the formulae (0) to (2), the front-member scattering intensity and the rear-member scattering intensity are defined as
follows, respectively:

The front-member scattering intensity={1/the member CR(front 2)}?{1/the member CR(front 1)},
The rear-member scattering intensity={1/the member CR(rear 2)}?{1/the member CR(rear 1)},
wherein “the member CR(front 2)” is the value to express the contrast property of the front substrate with all components
formed thereon, which is measured with the use of the structure that the front substrate is sandwiched by two polarizing plates
called polarizing plate 2, and “the member CR(front 1)” is the value to express the contrast property of the front substrate
with all components formed thereon, which is measured with the use of the structure that the front substrate is sandwiched
by two polarizing plates called polarizing plate 1, and “the member CR(rear 2)” is the value to express the contrast property
of the rear substrate with all components formed thereon, which is measured with the use of the structure that the rear substrate
is sandwiched by two polarizing plates called polarizing plate 2, and “the member CR(rear 1)” is the value to express the
contrast property of the rear substrate with all components formed thereon, which is measured with the use of the structure
that the rear substrate is sandwiched by two polarizing plates called polarizing plate 1, and

wherein the polarizing plate 2 is comprised of a polarizing element and a high-retardation film having Rth(550) of 210 nm
and Re(550) of 60 nm whose in-plane slow axis is in parallel to the transmission axis of the polarizing element, and the polarizing
plate 1 is comprised of a polarizing element and a low-retardation film having Rth(550) of 0 nm and Re(550) of 0 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,086,627

PATTERN FORMING METHOD, MULTI-LAYERED RESIST PATTERN, MULTI-LAYERED FILM FOR ORGANIC SOLVENT DEVELOPMENT, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A pattern forming method comprising:
(i) a step of forming a bottom anti-reflective coating on a substrate by using a first resin composition (I),
(ii) a step of forming a resist film on the bottom anti-reflective coating by using a second resin composition (II),
(iii) a step of exposing a multi-layered film having the bottom anti-reflective coating and the resist film, and
(iv) a step of developing the bottom anti-reflective coating and the resist film in the exposed multi-layered film by using
an organic solvent-containing developer to form a negative pattern, wherein

the first resin composition (I) contains a first resin capable of increasing the polarity by the action of an acid to decrease
the solubility for an organic solvent-containing developer,

the second resin composition (II) contains a second resin capable of increasing the polarity by the action of an acid to decrease
the solubility for an organic solvent-containing developer,

at least either one of the first resin composition (I) and the second resin composition (II) contains a compound capable of
generating an acid upon irradiation with an actinic ray or radiation,

the first resin in the first resin composition (I) is a resin containing a repeating unit having an aromatic ring or the first
resin composition (I) further contains an aromatic compound, and

an amount of the organic solvent used in the organic developer in step (iv) is from 90 to 100 mass%, based on the entire amount
of the developer.

US Pat. No. 9,106,824

IMAGING APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD SELECTING ONE OF A PHASE DIFFERENCE AF MODE AND A CONTRAST AF MODE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging apparatus, comprising:
a solid-state imaging device in which phase difference detection pixels are formed and arranged on a light receiving surface;
a size identification unit that
acquires a number of pixels of a main subject image in a direction, as an image size of the main subject image, by identifying
the main subject image contained in an entire image picked up on the light receiving surface of the solid-state imaging device,
and

determines whether the number of pixels of the main subject image in said direction is equal to or larger than a certain number
of pixels;

an AF region setting unit that sets an AF region subjected to an autofocus processing in accordance with the image size; and
an AF mode selecting unit that
selects a phase difference AF mode in response to a determination from the size identification unit indicating that the number
of pixels of the main subject image in said direction is equal to or larger than said certain number of pixels, and

selects a contrast AF mode in response to a determination from the size identification unit indicating that the number of
pixels of the main subject image in said direction is smaller than said certain number of pixels,
as a mode used for the autofocus processing.

US Pat. No. 9,120,323

LIQUID DROPLET EJECTING APPARATUS

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1. A liquid droplet ejecting apparatus comprising:
a liquid droplet ejecting section that ejects liquid droplets by pressurizing a liquid using a piezoelectric element;
a drive section that drives the piezoelectric element;
a gas delivery section that delivers a dry gas;
a gas delivery passage in which the piezoelectric element is disposed and through which the gas that has been delivered from
the gas delivery section flows;

a branch passage, which is disposed such that a side of the branch passage that is opposite a gas delivery passage side is
facing the drive section, and which branches from the gas delivery passage and blows onto the drive section some of the gas
that has been delivered from the gas delivery section; and

a cutoff section, provided in the branch passage, that allows the gas to be delivered from the gas delivery passage to the
branch passage, and that cuts off the flow of the gas from the branch passage to the gas delivery passage.

US Pat. No. 9,111,335

ELECTRONIC ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. An electronic endoscope system comprising:
an electronic endoscope that can be inserted into a test subject to capture images of the interior of the test subject;
a changed-area detecting device for detecting a changed area in an image captured by said electronic endoscope using data
of the captured image, the changed area having different features from other area of the captured image and corresponding
to an artificial object;

a mask data producing device for producing mask data based on the detected changed area, the mask data allocating an image
processing parameter to each pixel of the captured image such that the changed area is processed in a different way from the
other area; and

an image processing device for processing the captured image according to the mask data,
wherein a region containing the artificial object is not enhanced while a remainder of the image is enhanced, and
wherein said changed-area detecting device detects the changed pixels in a designated partial area of the captured image,
combines the changed pixels into clusters, determines among these clusters such clusters that are equal to or greater than
a predetermined size to be pre-changed areas, detects those pixels having the same color as a representative color of the
pre-changed areas outside the pre-changed areas to combine with the pre-changed areas into clusters, and determines among
these clusters such a cluster that is equal to or greater than the predetermined size to be the changed area.

US Pat. No. 9,596,758

PATTERN FORMING METHOD, ELECTRONIC WIRING SUBSTRATE, AND OPTICAL DEVICE

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A pattern forming method of ejecting inks in the form of droplets to a base material including a first region and a second
region which differ from each other in terms of surface energy by an ink jet method, comprising:
a preparation step of preparing the base material including the first region and the second region; and
a droplet ejection step of simultaneously ejecting a first ink and a second ink in the form of droplets to the first region
and the second region respectively by using a multipass method,

wherein the inks are at least two kinds of inks including the first ink having volatility and the second ink having curability,
the first ink and the first region are lyophilic, and
the second ink and the second region are lyophilic;
wherein provided that a width of a narrowest portion of a pattern formed by a first film formed of the first ink and a second
film formed of the second ink is p (m), a surface tension of the first ink is ?1 (N/m), a film thickness of the first ink is ?1 (m), and a Hamaker constant determined by the base material and the first ink is aH1 (J), the first ink satisfies ?1>0.153p1.947×?1?3.84×|aH1|1.022.

US Pat. No. 9,296,814

ANTIBODY AGAINST HUMAN TSH AND CANINE TSH

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An isolated monoclonal antibody produced by a hybridoma having Accession No. FERM BP-11490.

US Pat. No. 9,174,399

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF OPTICAL DEVICE, AND OPTICAL DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A manufacturing method of an optical device that obtains the optical device through molding processing using a pair of
molding molds including a first mold and a second mold,
wherein each of the pair of molding molds includes an optical functional part transfer surface that forms an optical functional
part; a connecting part transfer surface that forms a connecting part stretching to an outer peripheral part of an optical
functional surface; an inclination part transfer surface that forms an inclination part stretching to an outer peripheral
part of the connecting part transfer surface; and an outer peripheral part transfer surface that forms an outer peripheral
part stretching to the inclination part transfer surface,

wherein the pair of molding molds when being closed includes a cavity that is formed by an optical functional part molding
cavity formed by the optical functional part transfer surfaces; a connecting part molding cavity formed by the connecting
part transfer surfaces; and an edge part molding cavity formed by the inclination part transfer surfaces and the outer peripheral
part transfer surfaces stretching to the inclination part transfer surfaces,

wherein the inclination part transfer surfaces of the first mold and the second mold have inclination angles that are widened
such that the thickness of the optical device in an optical axis direction increases from the connecting part transfer surface
side toward the outer peripheral part transfer surface side, respectively,

the method comprising:
a compression molding step of filling the optical functional part transfer surface of one mold of the pair of molding molds
with a compression molding material having a smaller volume than the volume of the optical device, expanding the compression
molding material while the molding molds being closed to transfer the shapes of the optical functional part transfer surfaces
and the connecting part transfer surfaces of the molding molds to the compression molding material, and forming a protrusion
part formed by a portion of the compression molding material bulging from the connecting part molding cavity to the edge part
molding cavity side, and

an injection molding step of filling the edge part molding cavity with a molten injection molding material in a state where
the pair of molding molds are closed, and forming an injection-molded part at an outer periphery of the compression-molded
compression molding material, and

wherein the protrusion part is biased during the compression molding step such that, when a cross-sectional shape of the protrusion
part that has protruded from the connecting part molding cavity to the edge part molding cavity is divided into two by a perpendicular
bisector that is perpendicular to an optical axis and bisects the thickness of the connecting part molding cavity in the optical
axis direction, a side with a larger area is defined as HS1, and a side with a smaller area is defined as HS2, the area of the HS1 is larger than or equal to 60% of the cross-sectional area of the protruded compression molding material.

US Pat. No. 9,172,887

IMAGING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF IMAGING APPARATUS, INTERCHANGEABLE LENS AND LENS-INTERCHANGEABLE TYPE IMAGING APPARATUS BODY

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising: a lens-interchangeable type imaging apparatus body which comprises a solid-state imaging
device; and an interchangeable lens which is detachably mounted on the lens-interchangeable type imaging apparatus body and
which uses a diaphragm to adjust incident light from a photographic subject and uses a lens system to form an image of the
incident light on a light receiving surface of the solid-state imaging device; wherein:
the interchangeable lens is provided with a first storage portion which stores individual difference information about brightness
of the interchangeable lens, wherein said difference information indicates whether the brightness of the interchangeable lens
is deviated from a design value;

the lens-interchangeable type imaging apparatus body is provided with a second storage portion which stores information about
a change of incident light sensitivity of the solid-state imaging device relative to each diaphragm value, and a control portion
which uses the individual difference information about the brightness read from the first storage portion of the mounted interchangeable
lens and the information about the change of the sensitivity in the second storage portion to thereby correct exposure at
a time of imaging the photographic subject; and

the individual difference information stored in the first storage portion is stored after classified into individual difference
information when the diaphragm is driven to an open aperture side and individual difference information when the diaphragm
is driven to a small aperture side.

US Pat. No. 9,101,686

CELL SUPPORT AND BONE REGENERATION MATERIAL

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

11. A bone regeneration material consisting of a porous body made of a biodegradable material, the porous body having the
following properties:
(a) a porosity from 81% to 99.99%,
(b) an average pore size of 10 to 400 ?m,
(c) having a hole interconnecting pores, and
(d) a water absorption rate from 1000% to 9900%,
wherein the porous body is obtained by freezing and freeze-drying an aqueous solution which contains the biodegradable material.

US Pat. No. 9,279,993

OPTICAL FILM, POLARIZING PLATE, PICTURE DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND 3D PICTURE DISPLAY SYSTEM

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A picture display apparatus comprising:
a display panel; and
a polarizing plate on the viewing side surface of the display panel, comprising:
an optical film comprising:
a transparent film having a thickness of 10 to 150 ?m and at least a first layer on a first surface of the transparent film,
wherein an average in-plane refractive index of the first layer is the highest one among the average refractive indices of
the first layer, the transparent film, and of any layer other than the first layer disposed on the first surface of the transparent
film, and the average in-plane refractive index of the first layer is higher than average refractive indices of the transparent
film and the layer other than the first layer disposed on the first surface of the transparent film by 0.02 or more,

wherein the average in-plane refractive index of the first layer is higher than the average refractive index of the transparent
film by 0.02 or more, provided that the layer disposed on the first surface is the first layer alone, and

wherein the first layer has an optical thickness D satisfying:
260×N?190?65 nm?D?260×N?190+65 nm (N is an integer of 6 to 12); and

further comprising:
a functional layer comprising a hardcoat layer on a second surface of the transparent film; and
a polarizing film,
wherein the polarizing film, the first layer, the transparent film, and the hardcoat layer are positioned in this order, and
wherein the hardcoat layer side is the viewing side in the polarizing plate.

US Pat. No. 9,289,186

ULTRASOUND DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus which transmits ultrasonic waves from an ultrasound probe toward a subject, produces
an ultrasound image in a diagnostic apparatus body based on reception data obtained and performs an examination based on said
ultrasound image, the ultrasound diagnostic apparatus comprising:
an operation monitor simultaneously displaying in blocks a name of said desired examination and a series of examination items
that can be performed in said desired examination within a screen, said series of examination items being arranged in chronological
order according to a procedure; and

a controller causing said operation monitor to highlight a block of an examination item included in said series of examination
items and being currently performed,

wherein said series of examination items is any one selected from a series of vascular examinations, a series of obstetric
examinations, a series of examinations for measuring amount of amniotic fluid and a series of examinations for measuring a
body weight of fetus, and

wherein said controller causes said operation monitor to display a number of performed examinations.
US Pat. No. 9,157,078

CELL-ADHESIVE PROTEIN

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A cell-adhesive protein comprising methionine, wherein at least a portion of methionine residues is oxidized;
wherein said cell-adhesive protein is a gelatin-like protein and wherein the gelatin-like protein is a recombinant gelatin
having an amino acid sequence derived from a partial amino acid sequence of collagen; and

wherein the amino acid sequence of the recombinant gelatin does not comprise any of serine and threonine.

US Pat. No. 9,124,875

STEREOSCOPIC IMAGING APPARATUS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

9. A stereoscopic imaging apparatus, comprising:
a single photographic optical system;
an image sensor, on which subject images that have passed through different first and second areas in a predetermined direction
of the photographic optical system, respectively, are formed after being pupil-split, configured to photoelectrically convert
the subject images that have passed through the first and second areas, respectively, to output a first image and a second
image;

a diaphragm configured to restrict a light flux incident on the image sensor;
a diaphragm bracketing photographing device configured to change an F-number of the diaphragm by performing an operation for
issuing a photographing instruction once, to perform main photographing a plurality of times;

a F-number image acquiring device configured to acquire images having a small F-number and images having a large F-number
from the image sensor when the diaphragm bracketing photographing device performs the main photographing the plurality of
times,

a parallax amount calculation device configured to calculate a first amount of parallax and a second amount of parallax, respectively,
based on the acquired images having a small F-number and the acquired images having a large-number, and

an image generation device configured to generate left and right viewpoint images based on the acquired images having a large
F-number and the calculated first and second amounts of parallax.

US Pat. No. 9,123,124

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. An image processing apparatus configured to perform image processing on an image including image data with a negative value,
the image processing apparatus comprising:
a transformation unit configured to perform a nonlinear transformation processing on the image including image data with a
negative value to transform the image including image data with a negative value into an image that does not include image
data with a negative value;

an image processing unit configured to perform predetermined image processing on the image that does not include image data
with a negative value; and

an inverse transformation unit configured to perform an inverse transformation processing of the nonlinear transformation
processing on the image, having been subjected to the image processing, which does not include image data with a negative
value to inversely transform the image, having been subjected to the image processing, which does not include image data with
a negative value into an image, having been subjected to the image processing, which includes image data with a negative value.

US Pat. No. 9,299,175

GRAPH DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, GRAPH DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND GRAPH DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A graph display control device comprising:
a test data obtaining unit for obtaining pieces of medical test data used to generate a plurality of graphs;
a reference test data specifying unit for specifying reference test data from among the pieces of medical test data obtained
by the test data obtaining unit;

a similarity calculation unit for calculating similarity of each non-reference graph based on at least three pieces of non-reference
test data among the pieces of medical test data other than the reference test data to a reference graph based on the reference
test data; and

a display control unit for selecting a predetermined number of pieces of non-reference test data to be separately displayed
from the at least three pieces of non-reference test data based on the similarity of each non-reference test graph calculated
by the similarity calculation unit, displaying non-reference graphs based on the pieces of non-reference test data to be separately
displayed respectively on independent coordinate axes, and displaying non-reference graphs based on the pieces of non-reference
test data that are not selected to be separately displayed together on the same coordinate axes.

US Pat. No. 9,297,989

ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A zoom lens substantially consisting of a first lens group having a negative refractive power, a second lens group having
a positive refractive power, and a third lens group having a positive refractive power in this order from the object side,
a stop being provided within the second lens group and only the first lens group and the second lens group being moved to
change magnification; wherein
the first lens group substantially consists of an L11 negative lens with a concave surface toward the image side, an L12 negative
lens with a concave surface toward the image side, and an L13 positive lens with a convex surface toward the object side in
this order from the object side;

the second lens group substantially consists of a stop, an L21 positive lens with a convex surface toward the object side,
a cemented lens having a positive refractive power as a whole which is formed by an L22 positive lens with a convex surface
toward the object side and an L23 negative lens with a concave surface toward the image side together, and an L24 negative
lens with a convex surface toward the image side, having at least one aspherical surface, in this order from the object side;
wherein
the third lens group substantially consists of an L31 positive lens; and
conditional formula below is satisfied:
1.85 N13: the refractive index with respect to the d-line of the L13 positive lens.
US Pat. No. 9,250,469

POLARIZER AND LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A polarizer comprising at least one optical film and at least one polarizing film, wherein:
an absolute value of a photo-elastic coefficient C of the optical film is 2×10?12 Pa?1 or more,

the optical film has an in-plane direction in which sound propagation velocity is the maximum, and
an angle between an in-plane direction in which the sound propagation velocity through the optical film is the maximum and
a direction of an absorption axis of the polarizing film falls within a range of from 0° to less than 45°, and wherein:

the photo-elastic coefficient C of the optical film is a value measured in an environment at 25° C. and a relative humidity
of 60%, at a wavelength of 590 nm, and the sound propagation velocity is a value measured in an environment at 25° C. and
a relative humidity of 60%.

US Pat. No. 9,107,576

ENDOSCOPE INSERTION ASSISTING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An endoscope insertion assisting device comprising:
a first support formed in a substantially tubular shape;
a rotary body formed in a toroid or belt shape, said rotary body being wound around said first support so as to be rotatably
supported, and being rotated so as to circulate inside and outside said first support;

a second support formed in a substantially tubular shape having a diameter smaller than that of said first support and provided
inside said first support;

a driving member provided at one of said first support and said second support so as to come in contact with said rotary body,
said driving member rotating in accordance with a driving force from a power source to transmit the driving force to said
rotary body;

a pressing member provided at remaining one of said first support and said second support so as to face said driving member
across said rotary body, said pressing member pressing said rotary body against said driving member so as to appropriately
transmit the driving force from said driving member to said rotary body; and

an attachment member detachably attaching said second support to an insertion part of an endoscope so that a rotational direction
of said rotary body substantially coincides with an insertion direction of said insertion part, and

wherein each of the first support and second support have proximal and distal ends, and a distal end of the first support
extends distally beyond a distal end of the second support, and a proximal end of the first support extends proximally beyond
a proximal end of the second support, and

the endoscope insertion assisting device further comprises:
first and second drawing-in preventing members provided at the proximal and distal ends of said second support respectively,
each of said drawing-in preventing members flaring radially outward and contacting said rotary body to prevent tissue from
entering a gap formed between said first support and said second support,

wherein the first drawing-in preventing member contacts the proximal end of the second support and a proximal end of the first
drawing-in preventing member is positioned distal to the proximal end of the first support, and

wherein the second drawing-in preventing member contacts the distal end of the second support and a distal end of the second
drawing-in preventing member is positioned proximal to the distal end of the first support.

US Pat. No. 9,304,718

APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT PROVIDING SPECIFIC VERSION OF COLOR PROFILE, ACCORDING TO PRINT JOB ATTRIBUTES, TO EACH CLIENT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH VERSION INDEPENDENT UNIFIED NAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A profile providing apparatus for providing a color profile to at least one client apparatus, comprising:
a profile database in which the color profile is stored for each version;
a version selection unit that selects one of a plurality of versions stored in the profile database as a specific version,
wherein the version selection unit selects the specific version according to attributes of a print job to which the color
profile is to be applied, and

wherein, when the print job has been executed in the past, the version selection unit selects a version applied during the
execution as the specific version; and

a transmission processing unit that transmits the color profile of the specific version selected by the version selection
unit to each client apparatus so as to be associated with a unified name that does not depend on the version.

US Pat. No. 9,223,011

ULTRASONIC SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE AND ULTRASONIC SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An ultrasonic signal processing device comprising:
an ultrasonic probe including multiple elements configured to transmit an ultrasonic wave to a subject, receive an ultrasonic
wave reflected by the subject and output an ultrasonic detection signal;

a transmission/reception data acquisition unit configured to acquire transmission/reception data by controlling the ultrasonic
probe, sequentially transmitting an ultrasonic wave into the subject along multiple transmission focus lines and receiving
the ultrasonic wave reflected by the subject; and

a sound velocity measurement unit configured to measure sound velocity in the subject according to transmission/reception
data acquired in ultrasonic transmission of M times (M is an integer equal to or greater than 1 and less than N) along different
transmission focus lines among ultrasonic transmission of N times (N is an integer equal to or greater than 2) along the multiple
transmission focus lines when ultrasonic transmission is sequentially performed at least one time on each of the multiple
transmission focus lines to create an ultrasonic image for one frame.

US Pat. No. 9,485,856

TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE SHEET, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE SHEET, AND CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL USING SUCH TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE SHEET

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A transparent electrode sheet comprising a transparent support having thereon a patterned electrode, wherein the electrode
is made from a metal thin wire, a thickness of the metal thin wire is 0.1 ?m or more, and an absolute value of a difference
between a reflection chromaticity b1* of a surface of the electrode at far side from the transparent support and a reflection chromaticity b2* of a surface of the electrode at near side to the transparent support is not more than 2.

US Pat. No. 9,289,979

ASSISTANCE DEVICE, DESIGN ASSISTANCE METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR LIQUID EJECTION DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIQUID EJECTION DEVICE, AND IMAGE RECORDING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A design assistance method for a liquid ejection device that satisfies a predetermined relationship and that includes a
liquid ejection head provided with a nozzle configured to eject liquid; a liquid supply flow channel configured to supply
the liquid to the liquid ejection head; and a liquid pressure applying unit configured to apply pressure to the liquid in
the liquid supply flow channel through a pressure absorber, the design assistance method comprising:
an acquiring step of acquiring a pulsation frequency fp of the liquid pressure applying unit, a compliance capacity C of the pressure absorber, and a composite inertance L of the
liquid ejection head and the liquid supply flow channel;

a determining step of determining whether a relationship between a cutoff frequency fc expressed by fc=1/(2?(LC)0.5) using the acquired C and L, and the pulsation frequency fp satisfies the predetermined relationship that satisfies fp?fc; and

an outputting step of outputting a determination result in the determining step.
US Pat. No. 9,281,447

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING INDIUM PHOSPHIDE NANOPARTICLES

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A method for synthesizing indium phosphide nanoparticles using indium trichloride as an indium raw material and tris(dimethylamino)phosphine
as a phosphorus raw material, comprising:
a preparation step of mixing the indium raw material, the phosphorus raw material, an organic solvent having a boiling point
of 170° C. or higher, and a particle surface ligand to obtain a mixture solution and

a synthesis step of synthesizing the indium phosphide nanoparticles by heating the mixture solution to 150° C. or higher but
lower than 170° C.,

wherein the particle surface ligand is an aliphatic amine having a carbon number of 18 or more, and
wherein the indium trichloride is an anhydride.

US Pat. No. 9,264,636

IMAGING DEVICE AND SIGNAL CORRECTING METHOD

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging device including an imaging element which includes a plurality of first pixel cells for imaging and a plurality
of pairs configured by plural types of second pixel cells for focus detection which receive light passing through different
pupil regions of a photographing lens, the device comprising:
a determining unit which determines whether a captured image signal is affected by at least one of a flare and a ghost using
the captured image signal obtained by imaging by the solid-state imaging element;

a correction processing unit which performs one of interpolation correction processing and gain correction processing on an
output signal of the second pixel cell included in the captured image signal, where the interpolation correction processing
corrects the output signal of the second pixel cell by signal interpolation using an output signal of the plurality of first
pixel cells around the second pixel included in the captured image signal, and the gain correction processing corrects the
output signal of the second pixel cell by multiplying the output signal with a gain value; and

an image data generating unit which processes the captured image signal after the correction processing by the correction
processing unit to generate captured image data,

wherein the correction processing unit determines as to whether which one of the interpolation correction processing and the
gain correction processing is to be performed on the output signal of the second pixel cell on the basis of a determination
result by the determining unit.

US Pat. No. 9,288,384

IMAGE DEVICE AND FOCUS CONTROL METHOD

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging device, comprising:
an imaging element that has a plurality of pairs of first pixel cells and second pixel cells receiving a pair of light fluxes
passing through different pupil regions of an photographing optical system and outputting signals according to a light amount;

a first defocus amount calculating unit that calculates a defocus amount using a narrow range signal group obtained from the
plurality of pairs in a first range;

a second defocus amount calculating unit that calculates a defocus amount using a broad range signal group obtained from all
the pairs in a second range which includes the first range and is broader than the first range; and

a focus control unit that controls a focus state of the imaging optical system based on the defocus amount calculated by the
first defocus amount calculating unit and the defocus amount calculated by the second defocus amount calculating unit,

wherein the second defocus amount calculating unit generates a broad pitch signal group having an arrangement pitch being
larger than an arrangement pitch of the narrow range signal groups using the broad range signal group and calculates the defocus
amount using the broad pitch signal group.

US Pat. No. 9,258,463

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT AND IMAGING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A solid-state imaging device in which lower electrodes acting as pixel electrodes, an organic photoelectric conversion
film formed on the lower electrodes and generating electric charge in response to received light, and a transparent upper
electrode are formed on a substrate having signal readout circuits,
wherein in the organic photoelectric conversion film, a transition area having at least one of its film thickness and film
quality undergone transition from a film thickness and film quality of an area corresponding to a pixel electrode area in
which the lower electrodes have been formed is an area that starts from an outer edge of the organic photoelectric conversion
film and ends at a point away from the outer edge by a distance of 5 to 200 ?m, and

wherein the distance is in a plane that is parallel to a surface of the organic photoelectric conversion film.

US Pat. No. 9,168,016

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER TO RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A portable radiographic image capturing apparatus comprising:
a radiation source device including an electric power storage unit and a radiation source for outputting radiation; and
a detector device including an electric power storage unit and a radiation detector for detecting radiation that is transmitted
through a subject when the subject is irradiated with radiation by the radiation source, and converting the detected radiation
into a radiographic image,

at least one of the radiation source device and the detector device having an electric power supply limiting unit for limiting
supply of electric power,

the electric power supply limiting unit including:
an electric power controller that controls supply of electric power between the electric power storage unit of the radiation
source device and the electric power storage unit of the detector device; and

an electric power supply limiter that limits supply of electric power between the electric power storage unit of the radiation
source device and the electric power storage unit of the detector device, depending on timing of an image capturing process,

wherein the electric power controller supplies electric power only along a route from the electric power storage unit of the
detector device to the electric power storage unit of the radiation source device, based on the electric power supply request
made before the image capturing process.

US Pat. No. 9,159,899

FORMING A MEMBRANE HAVING CURVED FEATURES

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a base wafer; and
a membrane attached to a top surface of the base wafer, where the membrane is a continuous layer and includes a planar portion
and a curved portion protruding from the planar portion, the curved portion includes a flat, end wall parallel to the top
surface of the base wafer and multiple flat, slanted sidewalls adjacent to the end wall, and respective intersections between
the end wall and each of the slanted sidewalls and respective intersections between each pair of adjacent sidewalls are rounded,
wherein at least part of the curved portion is thinner than the planar portion of the membrane.

US Pat. No. 9,133,359

MAINTENANCE LIQUID FOR INKJET RECORDING, INK SET FOR INKJET RECORDING, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND MAINTENANCE METHOD

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A maintenance liquid for inkjet recording, the maintenance liquid comprising:
a compound represented by the following Formula (I) and having an HLB value of from 10.5 to 13.8;
a water-soluble organic solvent represented by the following Formula (II);
a moisturizing agent; and
water:
R1—O—(CH2CH2O)m—H  Formula (I)

wherein, in Formula (I), R1 represents a straight chain or branched alkyl group having from 6 to 20 carbon atoms, a straight chain or branched alkenyl
group having from 6 to 20 carbon atoms, or an aryl group; and m represents an integer from 3 to 14;


wherein, in Formula (II), each of R3 and R5 independently represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, provided that R3 and R5 never represent a hydrogen atom at the same time; R4 represents an ethylene group or a propylene group; and x represents an integer from 1 to 4.

US Pat. No. 9,290,673

IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND IMAGE RECORDED MATERIAL

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An image forming method comprising:
an ink application step of applying a water-based ink containing polymer particles, an amine compound having at least one
hydroxyl group, a colorant, and water, onto an aggregate of fiber materials having ink non-absorbency or low ink-absorbency,

wherein during the application, the water-based ink is applied onto the aggregate of fiber materials with an ink jet method
with an amount of ink droplets of 60 pl to 120 pl, and

wherein the polymer particles are particles containing polyurethane.

US Pat. No. 9,295,149

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, AND METAL-SURFACE TREATMENT LIQUID

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A printed circuit board comprising an insulating substrate, a metal wiring disposed on the insulating substrate, and an
insulating layer disposed on the metal wiring,
wherein a layer of a thiol compound
HS—CH2—*  Formula (1)

is disposed in an interface between the metal wiring and the insulating layer, and
the thiol compound is a thiol compound represented by Formula (3):
wherein in Formula (3), L2 represents a divalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group containing —S—, Y represents an n-valent aliphatic hydrocarbon group which
may contain a sulfur atom or an oxygen atom, and n is 4 to 20.

US Pat. No. 9,250,515

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR AND COPYING MACHINE USING SAME, AND DOPE FOR FORMING PHOTOSENSITIVE LAYER OF SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An electrophotographic photoreceptor comprising a photosensitive layer on a conductive support,
wherein a binder resin that constitutes the photosensitive layer includes a polymer containing a skeleton derived from dehydroabietic
acid in a main chain of the polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,140,809

RADIATION DETECTING APPARATUS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A radiation detecting apparatus comprising:
a radiation detector including a scintillator for converting radiation that has passed through a subject into visible light,
and a substantially cuboid shaped photoelectric transducer board for converting the visible light into radiographic image
information; and

a casing housing the radiation detector therein,
wherein the casing is of a substantially cuboid shape and includes an upper plate, a lower plate, and a side plate interconnecting
the upper plate and the lower plate; and

the side plate has a recess defined therein, which faces and is spaced from a corner of the photoelectric transducer board,
the recess being concave in a direction away from the corner,

wherein the recess comprises a cavity, which is concave as viewed in plan and as viewed in vertical cross section;
if the corner of the photoelectric transducer board is displaced toward the cavity in order to bring two adjacent sides of
the photoelectric transducer board into contact with respective inner wall surfaces of the side plate on both sides of the
cavity, then the corner between the two adjacent sides is spaced from a bottom of the cavity by a minimum distance in a range
from 1 mm to 5 mm,

the cavity is defined between a first surface, which is closer to the upper plate, and a second surface, which is closer to
the lower plate,

the photoelectric transducer board has a surface facing the upper plate and spaced from the first surface by a minimum distance
d1, and a surface facing the lower plate and spaced from the second surface by a minimum distance d2, each of the minimum distances being in the range from 1 mm to 5 mm,

the radiation detecting apparatus further comprises:
a first base plate disposed between the upper plate and the photoelectric transducer board and supporting the radiation detector
thereon,

wherein
the scintillator is disposed on a surface of the photoelectric transducer board, which is remote from the first base plate,
and

the first base plate has a thickness ta, the photoelectric transducer board has a thickness tb, the scintillator has a thickness
tc, and the cavity has a height ha along a thickness direction of the photoelectric transducer board, the thicknesses ta,
tb, tc and the height ha being related to each other by the inequality tb

US Pat. No. 9,445,501

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITION, ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE FILM USING THE COMPOSITION AND A METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An electrically conductive composition, comprising an electrically conductive polymer, and an onium salt compound as a
dopant to the electrically conductive polymer, wherein the moisture content of the electrically conductive composition is
0.01% by mass or more to 15% by mass or less, the electrically conductive composition comprises the onium salt compound in
an amount of 10 parts by mass or more based on 100 parts by mass of the electrically conductive polymer,
the onium salt compound is at least one compound selected from compounds represented by Formulae (I) to (V),

wherein in Formulae (I) to (V), R21 to R23, R25 to R26, and R31 to R33 each independently represent an alkyl group, an aralkyl group, an aryl group, or an aromatic heterocyclic group; R27 to R30 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aralkyl group, an aryl group, an aromatic heterocyclic group,
an alkoxy group, or an aryloxy group; R24 represents an alkylene group or an arylene group; X? represents an anion of strong acid; and two of arbitrary groups selected from R21 to R23, R25 to R26, and R31 to R33 in an identical formula may be bonded with each other to form an aliphatic ring, an aromatic ring, or a heterocyclic ring,
and

the electrically conductive polymer is a conjugated polymer having at least a repeating unit derived from a thiophene compound.
US Pat. No. 9,152,048

ACTINIC-RAY- OR RADIATION-SENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF FORMING PATTERN USING THE COMPOSITION

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An actinic-ray- or radiation-sensitive resin composition comprising:
(A) a resin that when acted on by an acid, increases its solubility in an alkali developer,
wherein the content ratio of the resin (A) is in the range of 60 to 95 mass % based on the total solids of the composition,
and

wherein the resin (A) is a linear polymer,
(B) a compound that when exposed to actinic rays or radiation, generates an acid, and
(C) a resin containing at least one group selected from among the following groups (x) to (z) and further containing at least
a fluorine atom, in which three or more polymer chains which comprise a plurality of repeating units are contained through
at least one branch point,

(x) an alkali-soluble group,
(y) a group that when acted on by an alkali developer, is decomposed to thereby increase its solubility in the alkali developer,
and

(z) a group that when acted on by an acid, is decomposed to thereby increase its solubility in an alkali developer,
wherein the content ratio of the resin (C) is in the range of 0.01 to 20 mass % based on the total solids of the composition,
and

wherein the resin (C) is a star polymer.
US Pat. No. 9,291,904

PATTERN FORMING METHOD, RESIST COMPOSITION FOR MULTIPLE DEVELOPMENT USED IN THE PATTERN FORMING METHOD, DEVELOPER FOR NEGATIVE DEVELOPMENT USED IN THE PATTERN FORMING METHOD, AND RINSING SOLUTION FOR NEGATIVE DEVELOPMENT USED IN T

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A pattern forming method, comprising:
coating a substrate with a resist composition capable of forming a resist film of which solubility in a positive developer
which is an alkali developer increases and solubility in a negative developer containing an organic solvent decreases upon
irradiation with actinic rays or radiation, so as to form the resist film;

exposing the resist film with an EUV light;
developing the resist film with the negative developer containing an organic solvent; and
washing the resist film with a rinsing solution containing a hydrocarbon-based organic solvent,
wherein the resist composition contains a resin having an aromatic group, and
the pattern forming method only includes negative development for developing the exposed resist film.

US Pat. No. 9,282,882

ENDOSCOPE

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1. An endoscope comprising:
a distal end part having a flat end surface and a round-chamfered outer peripheral edge;
an observation window base part formed on the flat end surface of the distal end part so as to protrude distally from the
flat end surface;

an observation window disposed on the observation window base part; and
a nozzle which jets a cleaning fluid toward the observation window, wherein:
the observation window base part has an outer peripheral shape which is formed into a streamline shape in a region facing
the nozzle, with respect to a flow of the cleaning fluid jetted from the nozzle;

the observation window base part has a flat surface, and the outer peripheral shape of the observation window base part is
inclined connecting the flat end surface of the distal end part with the flat surface of the observation window base part;
and

edges of the flat surface of the observation window base part decrease monotonically in width from the observation window
to a first convergence point; and

the first convergence point is closer to the nozzle than any other part of the observation window base part and defines a
point in which the edges of the flat surface of the observation window base part converge to meet.

US Pat. No. 9,279,962

IMAGING LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH THE IMAGING LENS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging lens substantially consisting of five lenses, including:
a first lens having a positive refractive power and a convex surface toward the object side;
a second lens having a negative refractive power and a concave surface toward the image side;
a third lens having a negative refractive power and a concave surface toward the object side;
a fourth lens having a positive refractive power and is of a meniscus shape having a concave surface toward the object side;
and

a fifth lens having a negative refractive power and is of a meniscus shape having a convex surface toward the image side,
provided in this order from the object side;

the imaging lens satisfying the following conditional formula:
?1.9
wherein f is the focal length of the entire system, and f5 is the focal length of the fifth lens.

US Pat. No. 9,265,476

RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM AND RADIATION IMAGING DEVICE

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A diagnostic method for a radiographic image capturing system having a radiation device for applying radiation, and a radiographic
image capturing apparatus including an image capturing panel for capturing an image from the applied radiation, the diagnostic
method comprising:
a fault diagnosing step for performing a first fault diagnosing process to periodically diagnose with a fixed period the radiographic
image capturing apparatus for a fault; and

a fault factor detecting step for detecting an external pressure or dropping of the radiographic image capturing apparatus;
wherein if the detected external pressure is equal to or greater than a threshold value or dropping of the radiographic image
capturing apparatus is detected, in the fault diagnosing step, the fixed period is shortened and the first fault diagnosing
process is periodically performed.

US Pat. No. 9,258,464

RADIATION VIDEO PROCESSING DEVICE, RADIATION VIDEO CAPTURING DEVICE, RADIATION VIDEO CAPTURING SYSTEM, RADIATION VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A radiographic video processing device, comprising:
an acquisition section that acquires gradation signals expressing charges from a radiation detector in which a plurality of
pixels are disposed in a matrix formation, each pixel including a sensor portion that generates charges according to irradiated
radiation and a switching element that reads charges generated at the sensor portion; and

a control section that, if capture of a video image formed from a plurality of frames is being performed with the radiation
detector by switching the switching elements ON and OFF to read the charges and converting the read charges to voltage, and
a number of the pixels, from which charges are combined and read by the switching elements included in adjacent pixels, has
been increased, effects control such that, from a frame at a time of the increase up until a predetermined frame, the gradation
signals distributed in a higher density range than that for frames subsequent to the predetermined frame are used as image
data.

US Pat. No. 9,122,038

IMAGING LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS

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1. An imaging lens substantially consisting of a first lens group, a stop, and a second lens group in this order from the
object side, the imaging lens performing focusing at each object distance by moving the second lens group along the optical
axis;
the first lens group includes at least a positive lens disposed on the most-object side, a negative meniscus lens with a convex
surface toward the object side, a biconcave negative lens, and a cemented lens substantially constituted by two lenses, which
are a positive lens and a negative lens, in this order from the object side;

the second lens group includes at least a first positive lens with a convex surface toward the image side, which is disposed
on the most-object side, a cemented lens substantially constituted by two lenses, which are a positive lens and a negative
lens, and a second positive lens with a convex surface toward the image side, in this order from the object side; and

conditional expression below is satisfied:
2.0 f1a: the focal length of the positive lens disposed on the most-object side in the first lens group, andf: the focal length of the entire system at an object at infinity.

US Pat. No. 9,068,082

COLORED CURABLE COMPOSITION AND COLOR FILTER

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1. A colored curable composition comprising a compound represented by following general formula (1),
in general formula (1), X1 to X4 each represents a halogen atom, and M represents a metal atom, a metal oxide, a metal halide or a non-metal, R1 to R4 each represents a group represented by following general formula (2) or a substituent other than the group, and at least one
of R1 to R4 is a group represented by following general formula (2), and n1 to n4 represent an integer of 0 to 4, and m1 to m4 represent an integer of 0 to 4, the sum total of n1 to n4 and the sum total of m1 to m4 are each 1 or higher;
[Chem. 2]
*-L1-Ar-A  (2)
in general formula (2), L1 represents a divalent linking group, Ar represents an arylene group, A represents a group represented by following general
formula (3), and * represents a site bonding with a phthalocyanine ring; and
in general formula (3), L2 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group, R5 to R7 each represents a hydrogen atom or a monovalent substituent, and * represents a site bonding with Ar in general formula (2).

US Pat. No. 9,291,892

ACTINIC RAY-SENSITIVE OR RADIATION-SENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, AND, RESIST FILM, PATTERN FORMING METHOD, ELECTRONIC DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE, EACH USING THE COMPOSITION

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition comprising:
(A) a compound capable of generating an acid by irradiation of actinic rays or radiation; and
(B) a resin of which solubility in an alkali developer increases by being decomposed by the action of an acid,
wherein the actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition contains at least one type of a compound represented
by the following General Formula (A-I) and at least one type of a compound represented by the following General Formula (A-II)
as the compound (A),


wherein in General Formula (A-I), R1 represents an alkyl group, a monovalent alicyclic hydrocarbon group, an aryl group or a heteroaryl group, R2 is a divalent linking group, Rf is a fluorine atom, or an alkyl group substituted with at least one fluorine atom, n1 and n2 each independently are 0 or 1, and M1+ is a sulfonium cation represented by the following General Formula (A-III),


wherein in General Formula (A-III), each Ar independently represents an aryl group or a heteroaryl group,

wherein in General Formula (A-II), R1? represents an alkyl group, a monovalent alicyclic hydrocarbon group, an aryl group or a heteroaryl group, R2? is a divalent linking group, Rf? is a fluorine atom, or an alkyl group substituted with at least one fluorine atom, n1? and n2? each independently are 0 or 1, and M2+ is a sulfonium cation represented by the following General Formula (A-IV) or (A-V),


wherein in General Formula (A-IV), X represents —CR21?CR22—, —NR23—, —S— or —O—, R21, R22 and R23 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an alkoxy group, an acyl
group or an aryl group, RIV represents a substituent, RIVs may be the same as or different from each other when present in plural number, n3 represents an integer of 0 to 3, n4 represents an integer of 0 to 9, and Y represents a structure represented by any of the following General Formulae (A-VI-1)
to (A-VI-3),


wherein in General Formulae (A-VI-1) to (A-VI-3), RA represents a substituent, RAs may be the same as or different from each other when present in plural number, nA represents an integer of 0 to 12, nA? represents an integer of 0 to 6, each nA? independently represents an integer of 0 to 4, n5 represents an integer of 0 to 3, * represents an atomic bonding, and

in General Formula (A-V), R24 represents an aryl group, and R25, R26, R27 and R28 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an allyl group or a vinyl group, and R25 and R26, and R27 and R28 may be bonded to each other to form a ring, and

wherein the ratio of the compound represented by (A-I) and the compound represented by (A-II) is 30/70 to 10/90 in terms of
the compound represented by (A-I)/the compound represented by (A-II).

US Pat. No. 9,204,020

COLOR IMAGING APPARATUS HAVING COLOR IMAGING ELEMENT

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1. A single-plate color imaging element including color filters in a specific color filter array, which includes first filters
corresponding to a first color with one or more colors and second filters corresponding to a second color with two or more
colors with contribution ratios for obtaining luminance signals lower than the first color, on a plurality of pixels formed
by photoelectric conversion elements, wherein
color filters of the same color are arranged on a predetermined number of vertically and horizontally adjacent photoelectric
conversion elements,

the color filter array includes a plurality of unit blocks, each unit block including the color filters arranged on the predetermined
number of vertically and horizontally adjacent photoelectric conversion elements, the color filter array includes a basic
array pattern including the unit blocks arranged in a square grid shape, the basic array pattern is repeatedly arranged in
a horizontal direction and a vertical direction,

one or more first filters are arranged in each line in the horizontal, vertical, upper right, and lower right directions of
the color filter array,

one or more second filters corresponding to each color of the second color are arranged in each line in the horizontal and
vertical directions of the color filter array, and

a proportion of the number of pixels of the first color corresponding to the first filters is greater than a proportion of
the number of pixels of each color of the second color corresponding to the second, wherein

the first color is green (G), and the second color is red (R) and blue (B), wherein
the basic array pattern is a square array pattern corresponding to a unit block of 6×6, and
the color filter array includes first arrays and second arrays alternately arranged in the horizontal direction and the vertical
direction, the first array corresponding to 3×3 unit blocks, the first array including unit blocks of G filters arranged at
a center and four corners, the first array including unit blocks of B filters arranged above and below across the G filter
at the center, the first array including unit blocks of R filters arranged on the left and right, the second array corresponding
to 3×3 unit blocks, the second array including unit blocks of G filters arranged at a center and four corners, the second
array including unit blocks of R filters arranged above and below across the G filter at the center, the second array including
unit blocks of B filters arranged on the left and right.

US Pat. No. 9,291,898

ACTINIC RAY-SENSITIVE OR RADIATION-SENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, RESIST FILM USING THE SAME, PATTERN FORMING METHOD, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND RESIN

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition comprising:
a compound capable of generating an acid upon irradiation with an actinic ray or radiation;
a solvent; and
(P) a resin having (a) a repeating unit represented by the following formula (1):

wherein
each of R11, R12 and R13 independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a halogen atom, a cyano group or an alkoxycarbonyl
group, R12 may combine with L11 to form a ring, and in this case, R12 represents a single bond or an alkylene group;

R1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group;

L11 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group, and in the case of forming a ring with R12, L11 represents a trivalent linking group;

R represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, an alkoxy group, an acyl group or a heterocyclic
group;

n1 represents an integer of 1 or more;
M1 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group;

Q1 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a heterocyclic group;

when M1 is a divalent linking group, Q1 may combine with M1 through a single bond or another linking group to form a ring; and

the case where R combines with Q1 or M1 to form a ring is excluded.

US Pat. No. 9,279,958

IMAGING LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH THE IMAGING LENS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging lens consisting of six lenses, including:
a first lens having a negative refractive power;
a second lens having a positive refractive power;
a third lens having a positive refractive power;
a fourth lens having a negative refractive power;
a fifth lens having a positive refractive power; and
a sixth lens having a negative refractive power, a concave surface toward an image side, and at least one inflection point
on the surface toward the image side; provided in this order from an object side;

the imaging lens satisfying the following conditional formula:
1
wherein f is the focal length of the entire system, ? is the half angle of view, and R6r is the paraxial radius of curvature
of the surface of the sixth lens toward the image side, and

further satisfies the following conditional formula:
0.3 wherein f is the focal length of the entire system, and Db is the distance between the first lens and the second lens along
an optical axis.

US Pat. No. 9,194,964

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD FOR ACHIEVING PIXEL VALUE, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A radiation imaging device comprising:
a radiation amount detection pixel that generates charges in amounts corresponding to radiation amounts of irradiated radiation;
a charge amplifier that accumulates charges provided from the radiation amount detection pixel via a signal line, and that
outputs output signals with signal levels corresponding to accumulated charge amounts;

an acquisition section that
acquires an output value of the charge amplifier at a point in time when a first accumulation duration has passed from an
accumulation being started, as a first detection value, and that

acquires an output value of the charge amplifier at a point in time when a second accumulation duration, different from the
first accumulation duration, has passed from an accumulation being started, as a second detection value; and

a derivation section that derives a difference between the first detection value and the second detection value as a pixel
value of the radiation amount detection pixel,

wherein the charge amplifier includes a reset switch that, in an ON state, discharges the accumulated charges from the charge
amplifier and that, in an OFF state, starts the accumulation of the charges at the charge amplifier, and

wherein the acquisition section acquires the first detection value, then puts the reset switch into the ON state, and thereafter
puts the reset switch into the OFF state and acquires the second detection value.

US Pat. No. 9,116,265

PLANAR LIGHTING DEVICE

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1. A planar lighting device comprising:
a light guide plate that includes a rectangular light exit surface, one or more light incidence surfaces which are each disposed
on an end side of the light exit surface and through which light traveling in a direction substantially parallel to the light
exit surface enters, a rear surface on an opposite side to the light exit surface, scattering particles dispersed in the light
guide plate, and two or more layers overlapping in a direction substantially perpendicular to the light exit surface and having
different particle concentrations of the scattering particles,

wherein the two or more layers of the light guide plate include a first layer having a particle concentration of the scattering
particles represented by Npo and being located on a side closer to the light exit surface, and a second layer having a particle
concentration of the scattering particles represented by Npr and being located on a side closer to the rear surface, and

wherein thicknesses of the two or more layers in the direction substantially perpendicular to the light exit surface vary
individually such that the thickness of the second layer continuously varies so that the thickness of the second layer increases,
then decreases, and increases again with increasing distance from the one or more light incidence surfaces in a direction
perpendicular to the one or more light incidence surfaces so that a combined particle concentration of the light guide plate
has, in a direction perpendicular to one of the one or more light incidence surfaces, a first local maximum value on a side
closer to one of the one or more light incidence surfaces and a second local maximum value located at a position more distant
from one of the one or more light incidence surfaces than the position of the first local maximum value and being larger than
the first local maximum value;

one or more light source units, the one light source unit being so disposed as to face one of the one or more light incidence
surfaces of the light guide plate; and

an optical member unit including a micro-lens film in which a plurality of spherical micro-ball lenses are formed on a film,
the optical member unit being disposed on the light exit surface of the light guide plate.

US Pat. No. 9,295,442

MEDICAL IMAGE CONVERSION APPARATUS, METHOD AND PROGRAM

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1. A medical image conversion apparatus comprising:
an image obtainment unit that obtains a series of temporal medical images about a specific organ in different phases;
a registration unit that performs registration of corresponding voxel positions of the specific organ in each of the temporal
medical images of the series of temporal medical images to thereby register the corresponding voxel positions of the specific
organ between each of the temporal medical images of the series of temporal medical images; and

a conversion unit that, from the series of temporal medical images of the specific organ that includes a base medical image
and additional medical images, the additional medical images including at least a first medical image and a second medical
image,

i) for each of the additional medical images, converts signal values at each of the registered voxel positions of the specific
organ in each of the additional medical images of the series of temporal medical images into a voxel value at a respective
corresponding registered voxel position of the specific organ in the base medical image to thereby form a converted series
of temporal medical images, where the signal value at each corresponding registered voxel position of the specific organ,
includes a same voxel value in the base medical image and each of the additional medical images, and

ii) further converts the signal values at each of the corresponding registered voxel positions in the additional medical images
of the converted series of temporal medical images into a same display voxel value as in the base medical image such that
each respective one of the corresponding registered voxel positions of the specific organ in the base medical image and the
additional medical images of the converted series of temporal medical images have a respective same display voxel value.

US Pat. No. 9,285,679

ACTINIC RAY-SENSITIVE OR RADIATION-SENSITIVE COMPOSITION, AND RESIST FILM, RESIST-COATED MASK BLANKS, RESIST PATTERN FORMING METHOD AND PHOTOMASK EACH USING THE COMPOSITION

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

18. An actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive composition containing (A) a compound represented by the following formula
(I) capable of generating an acid having a size of 200 Å3 or more in volume by an action of acid and (B) a compound capable of generating an acid upon irradiation with an actinic ray
or radiation:

wherein in formula (I), R1 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group or a silicon atom-containing
group,

each of R2 and R3 independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl
group, an alkylsulfonyl group, an arylsulfonyl group or a heterocyclic group,

each of R4 to R6 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a monovalent substituent,

at least two members of R1 to R6 may combine with each other to form a ring, and

A represents a monovalent organic group.

US Pat. No. 9,279,966

ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS

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1. A zoom lens consisting of:
a first lens group having positive refractive power, and which is fixed during magnification change;
a second lens group having negative refractive power, and which moves from an object side toward an image side while magnification
is changed from a wide angle end to a telephoto end;

a third lens group having negative refractive power, and which corrects movement of an image plane during magnification change;
and

a fourth lens group having positive refractive power, and which is fixed during magnification change and includes a stop,
in this order from the object side,

wherein the first lens group consists of a 1a-th lens group having negative refractive power, and which is fixed during focusing,
a 1b-th lens group having positive refractive power, and which moves during focusing, and a 1c-th lens group having positive
refractive power, and which is fixed during focusing, in this order from the object side, and

wherein the second lens group consists of a 2a-th lens group having negative refractive power and a 2b-th lens group having
positive refractive power in this order from the object side, and a distance between the 2a-th lens group and the 2b-th lens
group is changed during magnification change, and

wherein the third lens group moves in such a manner that a distance from the fourth lens group at the telephoto end is narrower
than a distance from the fourth lens group at the wide angle end, and

wherein the following conditional formulas (1) and (2) are satisfied:
5.0
0.050
L: a length from a most-object-side surface in the first lens group to the stop,
fw: a focal length at the wide angle end, and
f1b: a focal length of the 1b-th lens group.

US Pat. No. 9,280,185

CONDUCTIVE SHEET AND TOUCH PANEL

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1. A conductive sheet comprising a plurality of conductive patterns arranged in one direction, wherein
the conductive patterns each contain a combination of a plurality of first lattices and a plurality of second lattices, the
first lattices and the second lattices are composed of thin metal wires that form a pattern of shapes, and the pattern of
shapes of the second lattices are larger than the pattern of shapes of first lattices,

second lattice portions containing the second lattices are arranged in the one direction,
first lattice portions containing the first lattices are arranged at predetermined intervals in a direction approximately
perpendicular to the one direction, and

the first lattice portions are not connected with the second lattice portions.

US Pat. No. 9,282,302

STRIPE NOISE CORRECTION METHOD OF CAPTURED IMAGE, PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC ENDOSCOPIC APPARATUS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

5. An electronic endoscopic apparatus comprising:
an endoscopic scope that is inserted into a body cavity;
an image sensor that is accommodated in the front end part of the endoscopic scope wherein the image sensor is a single-plate
type image sensor for color image capturing that includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a square lattice array and a plurality
of color filters with different colors which are respectively stacked on each of the pixels in a mosaic type and captures
a plurality of images each of which has the same color with one of the colors of the color filters;

an illuminating unit that illuminates illuminating light from the front end part of the endoscopic scope;
a memory; and
an image processing unit configured to:
calculate an average image for color images for the plurality of images and divide the captured image signals of the average
image into individual colors of the color filters;

calculate, for each color, the stripe noise value for each pixel column or each pixel row by subtracting the average value
of the captured image signals in the entire area where the pixels of the image sensor are arranged from the average value
of the captured image signals of each pixel column or each pixel row of the image sensor;

store a value calculated by rounding off a portion below the decimal point of the stripe noise value into the memory as correction
data of an integer part that corrects the stripe noise for each color; and store the magnitude of a quantization error calculated
by rounding off for each color and for each pixel column or each pixel row into the memory as correction data of a fractional
part; and

correct the captured image signals of the image captured by the image sensor with the correction data of the integer part
and the fractional part read from the memory.

US Pat. No. 9,609,747

WIRING BOARD

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1. A wiring board, comprising:
an insulating substrate; and
a wiring layer disposed on the insulating substrate,
wherein the wiring layer including a second metal layer which is a region from the exposed surface of the wiring layer to
a depth position corresponding to 1/10 of the total thickness of the wiring layer and a first metal layer which is a region other than the second metal layer,

the wiring layer contains a migration inhibitor which contains at least one selected from the group consisting of compounds
represented by General Formulae (1A) to (3A), compounds represented by General Formulae (6A) and (7A), a bismuth compound,
a zirconium compound, a magnesium compound, an antimony oxide, compounds represented by General Formulae (1) to (5), a compound
represented by General Formula (22), a compound represented by General Formula (23), and a compound having a group represented
by General Formula (24) and a group represented by General Formula (25):


(in the General Formula (1A), each of R1a to R5a independently represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an aliphatic hydrocarbon group which may have an oxygen atom,
an aromatic hydrocarbon group which may have an oxygen atom, or a group composed of any combination of these, Z represents
a hydrogen atom, an acyl group, or a RzOC(?O) group, Rz represents an aliphatic hydrocarbon group or an aromatic hydrocarbon group, the total number of carbon atoms
contained in each group of R1a to R5a is 4 or more, and R1a to R5a may be bonded to each other to form a ring;

in the General Formula (2A), each of R6a to R8a independently represents an aliphatic hydrocarbon group, an aromatic hydrocarbon group, or a group composed of the combination
thereof, and the total number of carbon atoms contained in each group of R6a to R8a is 6 or more;

in the General Formula (3A), each of R9a to R12a independently represents an alkyl group which may contain a hetero atom, an aryl group which may contain a hetero atom, or
a group composed of the combination thereof, and the total number of carbon atoms contained in each group R9a to R12a is 6 or more;

in the General Formula (6A), each of R21a and R22a independently represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group which may contain a hetero atom, at least one of R21a and R22a represents the hydrocarbon group, and the total number of carbon atoms contained in each group of R21a and R22a is 5 or more;

in the General Formula (7A), R23a represents a hydrocarbon group which may contain a hetero atom, and the number of carbon atoms contained in R23a is 5 or more; and

P—(CR1?Y)n-Q  General Formula (1)

(in the General Formula (1), each of P and Q independently represents OH, NR2R3, or CHR4R5; each of R2 and R3 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a group which can be substituted with a nitrogen atom; each of R4 and R5 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; Y represents CR6 or a nitrogen atom; each of R1 and R6 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; at least two groups of groups represented by R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 may be bonded to each other to form a ring; n represents a integer of 0 to 5; when n is 0, neither both P and Q are OH, nor
both P and Q are CHR4R5;when n is 2 or more, a plurality of atomic groups represented b (CR1?Y) may be the same as or different from each other; and at least one group of R1 to R6 contains a fluorine atom),

R7—C(?O)—H  General Formula (2)

(in the General Formula (2), R7 represents an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group, a heterocyclic group, or a group composed of
any combination of these; some or all hydrogen atoms of the group represented by R7 are substituted with fluorine atoms; and the group represented by R7 may contain a hydroxyl group or a group represented by —COO—),


in the General Formula (3), each of R8, R9, and R10 independently represents an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group, a heterocyclic group, or a group
composed of any combination of these; and some or all hydrogen atoms of at least one group of R8 to R10 are substituted with fluorine atoms),


(in the General Formula (4), each of R11 and R12 independently represents an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group, a heterocyclic group, or a group
composed of any combination of these; and some or all hydrogen atoms of at least one group of R11 and R12 are substituted with fluorine atoms),

Z—SH  General Formula (5)
(in the General Formula (5), Z represents an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group, a heterocyclic
group, or a group composed of any combination of these; some or all hydrogen atoms of the group represented by Z are substituted
with fluorine atoms; and the group represented by Z may contain a substituent),


(in the General Formula (22), Rf1 represents a fluoroalkyl group having 22 or less carbon atoms, which may have an ethereal oxygen atom and in which at least
one of hydrogen atoms is substituted with a fluorine atom, or represents a fluorine atom; X1 represents a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, or a trifluoromethyl group; L1 represents a single bond or an alkylene group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; L2 represents a single bond or an alkylene group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms which may be substituted with a hydroxyl group or
a fluorine atom; L3 represents a single bond or an alkylene group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; Y1 and Z1 represent a single bond, —CO2—, —CO—, —OC(?O)O—, —SO3—, —CONR222—, —NHCOO—, —O—, —S—, —SO2NR222—, or —NR222—; R222 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms; R221 represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, or Rf1-CFX1-L1-Y1-L2-Z1-L3-; and when both Y1 and Z1 are other than a single bond, L2 represents an alkylene group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms which may be substituted with a fluorine atom),


(in the General Formula (23), each of R231 and R232 independently represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; each of R233 and R234 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; Y2 represents a single bond, —CO—, or —COO—; Rf2 represents a linear or branched perfluoroalkylene group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or a linear or branched perfluoroether
group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms; when Y2 is a single bond or —CO—, n represents 0, and m represents an integer of 0 to 6; when Y2 is —COO—, n represents 1 or 2, and m represents an integer of 1 to 6; p represents an integer of 2 to 3; 1 represents an integer
of 0 to 1; and p+1=3), and


(in the General Formula (24), each of R241, R242, R243, and R244 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; and * represents a bonding position; and

in the General Formula (25), X represents a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, or a trifluoromethyl group; Rf represents a fluoroalkyl
group having 20 or less carbon atoms, which may have an ethereal oxygen atom and in which at least one of hydrogen atoms is
substituted with a fluorine atom, or represents a fluorine atom; and * represents a bonding position), and

the mass Y of the migration inhibitor contained in the second metal layer is greater than the mass X of the migration inhibitor
contained in the first metal layer.

US Pat. No. 9,144,964

PROCESS FOR MAKING LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE

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1. A process for making a lithographic printing plate, the process comprising:
a step of preparing a negative-working lithographic printing plate precursor comprising above a support a photopolymerizable
photosensitive layer comprising a vinylcarbazole compound-derived monomer unit-containing acrylic polymer and/or a urethane-acrylic
hybrid polymer,

a step of imagewisely exposing the negative-working lithographic printing plate precursor, and
a step of developing the exposed negative-working lithographic printing plate precursor by means of a developer having a pH
of 4 to 10, comprising at least (Component A) a compound represented by Formula (I) below and/or Formula (II) below and (Component
B) water, and having an organic solvent content of less than 5 mass %,

wherein the process does not comprise a washing step or a gumming step before or after the development step,

wherein in Formula (I) R1 to R3 independently denote an alkyl group, and in Formula (II) R4 to R6 independently denote an alkyl group, L denotes an alkylene group, and A denotes a carboxylate ion or a sulfonate ion.

US Pat. No. 9,263,289

ADHESION-PROMOTING COMPOSITION USED BETWEEN CURABLE COMPOSITION FOR IMPRINTS AND SUBSTRATE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING THE SAME

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1. An adhesion-promoting composition used between a curable composition for imprints and a substrate,
which comprises a compound having a molecular weight of 500 or larger and having a reactive group, and
has a content of a compound, with a molecular weight of 200 or smaller, of more than 1% by mass and not more than 10% by mass
of a total solid content.

US Pat. No. 9,290,697

LIQUID CRYSTAL ORIENTATION PROMOTER, LIQUID CRYSTALLINE COMPOSITION, MACROMOLECULAR MATERIAL AND FILM

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1. A liquid crystalline composition comprising polymerizable liquid crystalline molecules and a compound represented by the
formula (I):
Hb-(L1)k-Sp-(L2-A1)l-L3-T-L4-(A2-L5)m-Sp-(L6)n-Hb  Formula (I)
wherein:
each of L1, L2, L3, L4, L5 and L6 independently represents a single bond, —O—, —S—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —COS—, —SCO—, —NRCO— or —CONR— in which R represents
a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms;

Sp represents a single bond or an alkylene group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, in which non-adjacent methylene groups in the
alkylene may be substituted by —O—, —S—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —COS—, —SCO—, —NRCO—, —CONR— or —OH,

each of A1 and A2 independently represents a divalent aromatic hydrocarbon group or a heterocyclic group,

T represents a divalent group or an aromatic heterocyclic group represented by
in which X represents an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group, a halogen atom, a cyano group or —COOR0, R0 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group or an alkyl fluoride group in which an adjacent CH2 may be substituted by O or S, or -Sp5-P, Sp5 represents a single bond or an alkylene group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms in which a hydrogen atom in the alkylene group may
be substituted by a fluorine atom, and P represents a polymerizable group, and each of Ya, Yb, Yc and Yd independently represents
a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms;
Hb represents an alkyl fluoride group having 3 to 30 carbon atoms, and
each of k, l, m, n and p independently represents an integer of 0 or more, o is any integer of 1 to 4, and when k, l, m, n,
o and p are 2 or more, a plurality of structures in parentheses may be equal or different.

US Pat. No. 9,316,912

POSITIVE TYPE RESIST COMPOSITION FOR USE IN LIQUID IMMERSION EXPOSURE AND A METHOD OF FORMING THE PATTERN USING THE SAME

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1. A resist composition for ArF exposure, comprising:
(A) a resin having a monocyclic or polycyclic cycloaliphatic hydrocarbon structure, the resin increasing its solubility in
an alkali developer by an action of acid;

(B) a compound generating acid upon irradiation with one of an actinic ray and a radiation;
(C) a resin containing an alkyl group having 2 or more carbon atoms; and
(D) a solvent,
wherein the structure of resin (A) and the structure of resin (C) are not in the same compound,
a content of the resin (C) is 1 to 10 mass % on the basis of the total solid content of the resist composition,
the resin (C) contains an alkali soluble group, and
the resin (C) contains a fluorine atom.

US Pat. No. 9,290,015

INKJET RECORDING METHOD AND PRINTED MATERIAL

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1. An ink jet recording method comprising:
ejecting an ink composition which contains 3-methyl pentanediol diacrylate of 30 mass % or more with respect to the total
ink composition from an ink jet head onto a support; and

irradiating active rays in an atmosphere where the oxygen partial pressure is 0.10 atm or less to cure the ink composition.
US Pat. No. 9,250,532

PATTERN FORMING METHOD, MULTI-LAYERED RESIST PATTERN, MULTI-LAYERED FILM FOR ORGANIC SOLVENT DEVELOPMENT, RESIST COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A pattern forming method comprising:
(i) a step of forming a first film on a substrate by using a first resin composition (I),
(ii) a step of forming a second film on the first film by using a second resin composition (II) different from the resin composition
(I) and which contains a basic compound,

(iii) a step of exposing a multi-layered film having the first film and the second film, and
(iv) a step of developing the first film and the second film in the exposed multi-layered film by using an organic solvent-containing
developer to form a negative pattern, wherein the first resin composition (I) contains a resin containing a repeating unit
having a group capable of decomposing by the action of an acid to produce a polar group.

US Pat. No. 9,282,251

IMAGING APPARATUS WITH DISPLAY AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS

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1. An imaging apparatus having at least a still image taking mode and a reproducing mode comprising:
an imaging device for photoelectrically converting a subject image focused through a taking lens to obtain a captured image;
a main body containing said imaging device, having a long shape and being in a unitary format but not in a folding format;
a display of a touch panel type attached to a first surface of said main body and having a display screen in a rectangular
shape disposed such that a long side direction thereof corresponds to that of said main body;

an image display area which is provided in an upper area of said display and displays a through image in said still image
taking mode; and

a blank area which is provided in a lower area of said display and does not display said through image in said still image
taking mode,

wherein a release key which is one of operation members of a touch panel type for recording said captured image is displayed
in said blank area,

wherein said taking lens is disposed in an upper portion on a second surface opposite to said first surface of said main body,
where the upper is defined as a side where said taking lens is disposed in said long side direction, and the lower is opposite
thereto,

wherein said release key is at a position that can be operated with a thumb, when a lower part of said main body is held with
one hand so that said thumb is on said first surface and fingers except said thumb are on said second surface, and

wherein the total area of said operation members which are displayed as keys and include said release key is smaller than
the area of said blank area except said operation members which are displayed as said keys and include said release key.

US Pat. No. 9,291,897

PATTERN FORMING METHOD, ACTINIC RAY-SENSITIVE OR RADIATION-SENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, RESIST FILM, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A pattern forming method comprising, in order,
(1) a step of forming a film by using an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition containing a compound
capable of generating an acid upon irradiation with an actinic ray or radiation, a resin (Ab) having a repeating unit represented
by the following formula (Ab1) and a repeating unit represented by the following formula (A), and a solvent,

(2) a step of exposing the film, and
(3) a step of developing the exposed film by using an organic solvent-containing developer to form a negative pattern:

wherein in formula (Ab1),
R? represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group,
L1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, L1 may combine with L to form a ring and in this case, L1 represents an alkylene group or a carbonyl group,

L represents a single bond or a divalent linking group, and when L1 and L combine to form a ring, L represents a trivalent linking group,

R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a monovalent substituent,

R2 represents a monovalent substituent, and R1 and R2 may combine with each other to form a ring, and

R3 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group or a cycloalkyl group;


wherein in formula (A),
each of R41, R42 and R43 independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a halogen atom, a cyano group or an alkoxycarbonyl group, provided
that R42 may combine with Ar4 or X4 to form a ring and in this case, R42 represents a single bond or an alkylene group,

X4 represents a single bond, an alkylene group, —COO— or —CONR64—, wherein R64 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group,

L4 represents a single bond, —COO— or an alkylene group,

Ar4 represents an (n+1)-valent aromatic ring group and in the case of combining with R42 to form a ring, Ar4 represents an (n+2)-valent aromatic ring group, and

n represents an integer of 1 to 4.

US Pat. No. 9,551,933

ACTINIC RAY-SENSITIVE OR RADIATION-SENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, RESIST FILM, USING THE SAME, PATTERN FORMING METHOD, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition comprising:
(A) a resin containing a repeating unit represented by the following formula (1-1), a repeating unit represented by the following
formula (1-2) and a repeating unit having a lactone structure, and

a compound capable of generating an acid upon irradiation with an actinic ray or radiation,
wherein the content of the repeating unit represented by the following formula (1-1) is 55 mol % or more based on all repeating
units in the resin (A):


wherein in formula (1-1),
R1 represents an alkyl group or a cycloalkyl group, which may have a substituent,

R2 represents an alkyl group or a cycloalkyl group,

R3 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, R1 and R2 may combine to form a ring,

Ra represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cyano group or a halogen atom, and
L1 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group;

in formula (1-2),
R4 represents a substituent,

n1 represents 1 or 2,

n2 represents an integer of 0 to 4,

L2 represents a single bond, —COO— or —CONR5—, and R5 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,461,230

THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MATERIAL, THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT AND ARTICLE FOR THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATION USING SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A thermoelectric conversion material comprising:
a carbon nanotube; and
a polythiophene polymer constituted of a repeating unit represented by the following formula (1),

in Formula (1), each of R1 and R2 independently represents an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,432,643

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM

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1. An image processing device, comprising:
a demosaicing process device configured to perform a demosaicing process on mosaic image data output from an image pickup
device to generate demosaicing image data;

a luminance system image data acquisition device configured to acquire luminance system image data as image data regarding
luminance on the basis of the demosaicing image data obtained by the demosaicing process device;

a point image restoration process execution device configured to execute a point image restoration process on the luminance
system image data acquired by the luminance system image data acquisition device;

an information acquisition device configured to acquire control information concerning execution of the point image restoration
process on the basis of imaging information concerning an imaging condition of a subject; and

a point image restoration process control device configured to determine whether or not aliasing due to chromatic aberration
and the demosaicing process is intensified due to the execution of the point image restoration process on the basis of the
control information acquired by the information acquisition device, and control a processing operation of the point image
restoration process execution device on the basis of the result of the determination.

US Pat. No. 9,312,516

FUNCTIONAL FILM AND ORGANIC EL DEVICE

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1. A functional film, comprising:
a support body of which a retardation value is less than or equal to 300 nm;
a protective inorganic layer which is formed on the support body;
one or more combinations of an inorganic layer and an organic layer as a base for the inorganic layer, the combinations being
formed on the protective inorganic layer; and

a mixed layer having a thickness of 1 nm to 100 nm which is formed between the support body and the protective inorganic layer,
and is mixed with a component of the support body and a component of the protective inorganic layer,

wherein each of the protective inorganic layer and the inorganic layer is a silicon nitride layer.

US Pat. No. 9,251,833

HEXAGONAL FERRITE MAGNETIC PARTICLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND MAGNETIC RECORDING MEDIUM

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1. A hexagonal ferrite magnetic particle prepared by a method of manufacturing a hexagonal ferrite magnetic particle comprising:
melting an Al-containing starting material mixture to prepare a melt and quenching the melt to obtain an amorphous material;
subjecting the amorphous material to heat treatment to cause a hexagonal ferrite magnetic particle to precipitate in a product
obtained by the heat treatment;

collecting a hexagonal ferrite magnetic particle by subjecting the product to treatment with an acid and washing, wherein
the hexagonal ferrite magnetic particle collected has a particle size ranging from 15 to 30 nm, comprises 0.6 to 8.0 weight
percent of Al, based on Al2O3 conversion, relative to a total weight of the particle, and Al adheres to a surface of the hexagonal ferrite magnetic particle,
said particle being comprised of a primary particle of hexagonal ferrite to whose surface Al adheres.

US Pat. No. 9,241,615

IMAGE ACQUISITION AND DISPLAY METHOD AND IMAGE CAPTURING AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

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6. An image capturing and display apparatus, comprising:
a light projection unit for projecting illumination light and special light onto an observation area;
an imaging unit for imaging an ordinary image by receiving reflection light reflected, by the projection of the illumination
light, from the observation area and a special image by receiving light emitted, by the projection of the special light, from
the observation area;

a display unit for displaying the ordinary and special images;
a region of interest identification unit for identifying, based on the special image, a prescribed region of interest in the
special image; and

a margin determination unit for determining a boundary line of an area which includes a region in the ordinary image corresponding
to the identified region of interest and a predetermined margin added to the region,

wherein the display unit displays a boundary line of the region and the boundary line of the area in the ordinary image, and
wherein the imaging unit comprises a unit that captures the ordinary image which includes a marker image of a length measurement
marker including preset length information and the margin determination unit comprises a unit that determines the predetermined
margin based on a size of the marker image.

US Pat. No. 9,239,452

VARIABLE MAGNIFICATION OPTICAL SYSTEM AND IMAGING APPARATUS

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1. A variable magnification optical system, consisting of a first lens group fixed with respect to the imaging plane and has
a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group fixed with respect
to the imaging plane and has a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, arranged
in order from the object side, in which magnification is changed by moving the second lens group and focusing is performed
by moving the fourth lens group, wherein:
the first lens group consists of a positive lens L1p and a cemented lens L1c which consists of a negative lens and a positive lens, and has a positive refractive power, arranged in order from the object
side;

the third lens group comprises a stop on the most object side;
the fourth lens group consists of a positive lens, a negative lens, and a positive lens, arranged in order from the object
side, with at least one surface being an aspherical surface; and

the variable magnification optical system satisfies conditional expressions given below:
3.1
0.4
0.3
1.0?FNt/FNw<1.4  (4)

1.5 where:
f1: focal length of the first lens group;

fw: focal length of the entire system at the wide angle end;
f1p: focal length of the positive lens L1p;
f1c: focal length of the cemented lens L1c;
R1c: radius of curvature of the cemented surface of the cemented lens;

FNt: maximum aperture F-number of the entire system at the telephoto end; and
FNw: maximum aperture F-number of the entire system at the wide angle end.

US Pat. No. 9,229,085

DEVICE FOR TRACKING ADJUSTMENT AND TRACKING ADJUSTMENT METHOD

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1. A device for tracking adjustment comprising:
a zoom instruction input device to which an instruction for moving a zoom lens movable to change a focal length is inputted;
a focus instruction input device to which an instruction for moving a focus lens movable to focus on a subject is inputted;
a tracking instruction input device to which an instruction for moving a tracking lens movable to change a position of an
image plane is inputted;

an image signal obtaining device which obtains an image signal from a camera device having a lens device mounted thereon,
the camera device having the zoom lens, the focus lens, and the tracking lens;

a determining device which determines whether a state is a first adjustment state in which the zoom lens is set by the zoom
instruction input device at a position on a tele side and the focus lens is moved by the focus instruction input device or
a second adjustment state in which the zoom lens is set by the zoom instruction input device at a position on a wide side
and the tracking lens is moved by the tracking instruction input device;

an area setting device which sets a detection area for detecting a focus state of the lens device with respect to the image
signal obtained by the image signal obtaining device, the area setting device switching a size of the detection area between
the first adjustment state and the second adjustment state based on the determination result of the determining device;

an evaluation value generating device which generates an evaluation value indicating the focus state of the lens device from
the image signal obtained by the image signal obtaining device, the evaluation value generating device generating the evaluation
value within the detection area set by the area setting device in an entire screen region of the image signal; and

a display device which displays the evaluation value generated by the evaluation value generating device, wherein
the determining device determines whether the state is the first adjustment state or the second adjustment state based on
the image signal obtained from the camera device

wherein the evaluation value generating device generates a graph in a format different between the first adjustment state
and the second adjustment state, and

the display device displays the graph generated by the evaluation value generating device;
wherein the evaluation value generating device generates a first graph representing changes of the evaluation value of the
focus state with respect to changes of a position of the focus lens when the state is the first adjustment state, and generates
a second graph in a bar shape representing the evaluation value of the focus state corresponding to a current position of
the tracking lens when the state is the second adjustment state.

US Pat. No. 9,877,385

CONDUCTIVE SHEET AND TOUCH PANEL

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1. A conductive sheet, comprising: a substrate having a first main surface and a second main surface; and a first electrode
pattern placed on the first main surface of the substrate, wherein the first electrode pattern is made of metal thin wires,
and alternately includes: a plurality of first conductive patterns that extend in a first direction; and a plurality of first
nonconductive patterns that are electrically separated from the plurality of first conductive patterns, wherein the first
conductive patterns are formed of grids made of the metal thin wires intersecting with each other, each grid including an
opening region surrounded by metal thin wires, each of the first conductive patterns includes, at least, inside thereof, a
sub-nonconduction pattern that is electrically separated from the first conductive pattern, and wherein each sub-nonconduction
pattern has a slit-like shape extending in the first direction, each first conductive pattern includes a plurality of first
conductive pattern lines divided by each sub-nonconduction pattern, and an area A1 of each first conductive pattern and an
area B1 of each sub-nonconduction pattern satisfy a following expression:
40%

US Pat. No. 9,250,335

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE, RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEM, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING DISCONNECTION DETECTION PROGRAM, AND DISCONNECTION DETECTION METHOD

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A radiographic imaging device comprising:
a plurality of radiation detection elements that output electric signals according to charges generated due to irradiation
of radiation, wherein each of the radiation detection elements is a pixel in which a switching element is shorted;

a plurality of radiographic imaging pixels, each including:
a sensor portion that accumulates charges generated due to irradiation of the radiation, and
a switching element that, based on an imaging control signal output from an imaging control signal line, reads out the charges
from the sensor portion and outputs electric signals corresponding to the charges;

a plurality of specific signal lines connected to the switching elements of the plurality of radiation detection elements
and to the switching elements of the plurality of radiographic imaging pixels;

a plurality of charge amount detection sections, each provided for one of the plurality of specific signal lines, which detect,
corresponding to a number of the radiographic imaging pixels, a cumulative value of the charge amount accumulated in the sensor
portions, based on electric signals that have been output from the plurality of the radiographic imaging pixels; and

a disconnection detection section that detects disconnection in the specific signal lines based on a comparison result from
comparing the cumulative value detected by the charge amount detection section with a predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 9,184,195

COLOR IMAGING ELEMENT AND IMAGING DEVICE

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1. A single plate color imaging element, comprising:
a plurality of pixels comprised of photoelectric conversion elements arranged in a first direction and in a second direction
perpendicular to the first direction; and

color filters disposed on the plurality of pixels, wherein
an array of the color filters comprises a basic array pattern in which the color filters are arranged in an array pattern
corresponding to M×M (where M is an integer of three or greater) pixels in the first direction and in the second direction,
the basic array pattern being repeatedly disposed in the first direction and in the second direction,

the color filters comprise a first filter corresponding to a first color of one or more colors and a second filter corresponding
to a second color of two or more colors, the second color having a lower contribution ratio to obtain a brightness signal
than the first color, a ratio of the number of all pixels of the first color corresponding to the first filter is higher than
a ratio of the number of pixels of each color of the second color corresponding to the second filter,

in the basic array pattern, the first filter is disposed in a peripheral portion configuring two adjacent sides among four
sides of the array pattern corresponding to M×M (where M is an integer of three or greater) pixels, and

the second filter is disposed in a portion other than the peripheral portion configuring the two sides such that a ratio of
the number of pixels of the second color is higher than a ratio of the number of pixels of the first color in the portion
other than the peripheral portion configuring the two sides.

US Pat. No. 9,264,624

CAMERA AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF SAME

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1. A camera comprising:
a lens barrel, which is provided on its periphery with a focusing ring being freely rotatable and incorporates a focusing
lens, for adjusting the position of the focusing lens in accordance with rotation of the focusing ring, and said lens barrel
is provided on center of the front of the camera;

a solid-state electronic image sensing device for capturing the image of a subject, which is formed by the focusing lens,
and outputting image data representing the image of the subject;

a display unit for displaying on a display screen an image within a desired AF target area in the image of the subject represented
by the image data that has been output from said solid-state electronic image sensing device;

a finder unit formed on the front of the camera at the upper right thereof and having an objective window facing a subject
and an eyepiece window for looking at an optical image of the subject seen through the objective window;

a deflecting unit, which is provided between the objective window and the eyepiece window, for introducing the image within
the AF target area, which is being displayed on the display screen of the display unit, to the eyepiece window;

a rotation-amount detection device for detecting amount of rotation of the focusing ring; and
a display control device for controlling said display unit, based upon amount of rotation detected by said rotation-amount
detection unit, so as to display the image within the AF target area on the display screen in such a manner that, if the image
within the AF target area is out of focus, the optical image of the subject seen through the objective window and the image
within the AF target area will be offset from each other on an axis connecting optical axis of said lens barrel and optical
axis of said finder unit, and so as to display the image within the AF target area on the display screen in such a manner
that, if the image within the AF target area is in focus, the optical image of the subject seen through the objective window
and the image within the AF target area will coincide.

US Pat. No. 9,378,189

LAYOUT APPARATUS, LAYOUT METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

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1. A layout apparatus for generating a layout for users, the layout apparatus comprising:
an item storage unit that stores a plurality of items used in a layout;
a first database that stores user's personal layout information and evaluation values with respect to each user who is an
existing user;

a second database that stores user category layout information and evaluation values with respect to each category of a plurality
of categories, which correspond to user attributes of the existing user or a new user; and

a layout generation unit that generates a layout of a predetermined item or items stored in the item storage unit based on
whether the user is the existing user or a new user,

when the user is the existing user, the layout is generated based on one or more of the personal layout information and evaluation
values of the existing user stored in the first database and the user category layout information and evaluation values corresponding
to attributes of the existing user stored in the second database, and

when the user is the new user, the layout is generated based on the user category layout information and evaluation values
corresponding to attributes of the new user stored in the second database.

US Pat. No. 9,239,448

IMAGING LENS, AND IMAGING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE IMAGING LENS

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1. An imaging lens, consisting of, in the recited order from an object side:
a negative first lens group consisting of only a first lens, which is a single biconcave lens; and
a positive second lens group consisting of a cemented lens that is formed by bonding a second lens, which is a biconvex lens,
and a third lens, which is a negative meniscus lens, in this order from the object side and that has a positive refractive
power as a whole; an aperture stop; and a cemented lens that is formed by bonding a fourth lens which is a biconvex lens and
a fifth lens which is a negative meniscus lens in this order from the object side and that has a positive refractive power
as a whole,

wherein the imaging lens satisfies conditional expression (5) given below:
1.5<(dsi)/f<3.2  (5),
where:
dsi: the distance (the back focus portion corresponds to the air conversion distance) between an aperture stop and an image
formation surface on the optical axis; and

f: the focal length of the entire lens system.

US Pat. No. 9,232,926

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A radiographic imaging device comprising:
a radiographic imaging device main body; and
a protective cover that is removably applied to a surface of the radiographic imaging device main body, a thickness including
the radiographic imaging device main body in the state in which the protective cover is applied being at most 16 mm, wherein
the protective cover is formed in a sheet shape, and wherein the protective cover is applied to a surface at a side of the
radiographic imaging device main body at which radiation is incident when the radiographic imaging device main body is installed
at an imaging stand, and to a step portion of at least one side face that is parallel with the radiation of the radiographic
imaging device main body.

US Pat. No. 9,296,877

POLYMER FILM, RETARDATION FILM, POLARIZING PLATE, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, AND COMPOUND

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1. A polymer film comprising:
at least one kind of compounds represented by Formula (I), hydrates of the compounds, solvates of the compounds, and salts
of the compounds:

wherein in Formula (I), Y represents —N— or —C(-Qd-Rd)—; Qa, Qb, Qc, and Qd each independently represent a single bond or a divalent linking group; Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rd each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group, a cyano group,
a halogen group, or a heterocyclic group, wherein Ra and Rb are optionally bonded to each other to form a ring, or Ra and Rd are optionally bonded to each other to form a ring; X2 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group; X1 represents a single bond or a divalent group selected from a divalent linking group G1:
in each formula of said divalent linking group G1, the side indicated by symbol * is a bonding site to the nitrogen atom introduced into the pyrimidine ring or pyridine ring
in the compound represented by the formula; and Rg represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic group; and
R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic
group, wherein R1 and R2 are optionally bonded to each other to form a ring, provided that one of -Qc-Rc and N(X1R1)X2R2 is —NH2 and both are not simultaneously —NH2 and that when Y is a nitrogen atom and when N(X1R1)X2R2 is —NH2, -Qa-Ra is not —NH2,
wherein the compound represented by Formula (1) has a molecular weight of 200 to 2000,
wherein Formula (I) is Formula (II):
wherein symbols in Formula (II) are each synonymous with those in Formula (I); Y represents —N— or —C(-Qd-Rd)—, and Z represents —C(-Qb-Rb)—; X1 represents a single bond or a linking group selected from the group consisting of divalent linking groups represented by a
divalent linking group G2; X2 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group; R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocycle,
and at least one of —X1—R1 and —X2—R2 is a substituent other than a hydrogen atom; Qa, Qb, and Qd each independently represent a single bond or —O—, —S—, or —NR?—, wherein R? represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an
alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocycle, and Qa and Ra, Qd and Rd, or Qb and Rb are optionally bonded to each other to form a ring, or -Qa-Ra—Rd-Qd- or -Qa-Ra—Rb-Qb- optionally forms a ring; and Ra represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocycle;
and
wherein symbols in the divalent linking group G2 are each synonymous with those in the divalent linking group G1.

US Pat. No. 9,097,589

SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

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11. A signal processing method for separating light from a specified subject into an illumination light component and a pigment
component, the illumination light component resulting from a color of light with which the subject is irradiated, the pigment
component resulting from a color of a pigment of the subject, the signal processing method comprising:
obtaining a subject image including R, G, and B components;
detecting an intensity of the light from the subject at a first wavelength and a second wavelength, the first wavelength being
different from the second wavelength;

identifying the pigment component of the subject image, based on a difference between a first absorptance of the subject at
the first wavelength and a second absorptance of the subject at the second wavelength, and a difference between an intensity
at the first wavelength and an intensity at the second wavelength that are detected in the intensity detecting;

identifying the illumination light component of the subject image, based on the subject image and the pigment component identified
in the pigment component identifying,

wherein said detecting comprises detecting the intensity of the light from the subject at the first wavelength, at which a
light absorption characteristic of the subject takes a minimal value and at the second wavelength, at which the light absorption
characteristic of the subject takes a maximal value;

storing color information of the subject indicating intensities of respective R, G and B components in association with the
difference between the first absorptance and the second absorptance of the subject and the difference between the detected
intensity at the first wavelength and the detected intensity at the second wavelength,

wherein the identifying the illumination light component comprises identifying intensities for respective R, G and B components
of the pigment component of the subject image, based on the color information stored in the storing color information, and

wherein, said identifying the illumination light component comprises identifying intensities for respective R, G and B components
of the illumination light component of the subject image, by subtracting intensities for respective R, G, and B components
of the identified pigment component from intensities for respective R, G, and B components of color information of the subject
image; and

generating, by a processor of a computer, an image of the identified illumination light component by subtracting color information
of the identified pigment component from the color information of the subject image.

US Pat. No. 9,271,396

CONDUCTIVE SHEET AND TOUCH PANEL

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1. A conductive sheet comprising:
a first electrode pattern; and
a second electrode pattern opposite to the first electrode pattern, wherein
the first electrode pattern is formed by a plurality of grids made of a plurality of metal thin wires that intersect with
each other,

the first electrode pattern alternately includes: a plurality of first conductive patterns that extend in a first direction;
and a plurality of first nonconductive patterns that are electrically separated from the plurality of first conductive patterns,

the second electrode pattern is formed by a plurality of grids made of a plurality of metal thin wires that intersect with
each other,

the second electrode pattern alternately includes: a plurality of second conductive patterns that extend in a second direction
orthogonal to the first direction; and a plurality of second nonconductive patterns that are electrically separated from the
plurality of second conductive patterns,

the first electrode pattern and the second electrode pattern are placed such that the plurality of first conductive patterns
and the plurality of second conductive patterns are orthogonal to each other in top view and that the grids of the first electrode
pattern and the grids of the second electrode pattern form small grids in top view,

each of the first conductive patterns includes, at least inside thereof, slit-like sub-nonconduction patterns that are electrically
separated from the first conductive pattern and extend in the first direction,

each of the first conductive patterns includes a plurality of first conductive pattern lines divided by the sub-nonconduction
patterns, and

each of the second conductive patterns has a strip shape.

US Pat. No. 9,237,265

INTERCHANGEABLE LENS

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1. An interchangeable lens attachably and detachably mounted on a camera body, comprising:
a lens firmware storage device which stores lens firmware for operating the interchangeable lens, the lens firmware of present
version and one or plurality of old versions older than the present version; and

a compatibility processing control device which performs processing relating to confirmation processing of compatibility between
body firmware for the camera body and the lens firmware, the confirmation processing of compatibility performed by the camera
body, wherein

when powered up with the interchangeable lens mounted on the camera body or when the interchangeable lens is mounted on the
camera body as the camera body is being powered up, the compatibility processing control device transmits information of the
present version of the lens firmware to the camera body in response to lens information obtainment command received from the
camera body,

when the interchangeable lens receives firmware switching command for switching to a version of the lens firmware compatible
with a version of the body firmware for the camera body, the compatibility processing control device reads out the compatible
version of the lens firmware from among the lens firmware of the present version and the one or plurality of old versions
stored in the lens firmware storage device, switches the lens firmware for operating the interchangeable lens to the read-out
lens firmware, and controls the interchangeable lens to operate by the read out version of the lens firmware, and

when the interchangeable lens does not receive the firmware switching command, the compatibility processing control device
controls the interchangeable lens to operate by the present version of the lens firmware,

the lens firmware storage device stores the one or plurality of old versions of the lens firmware and the present version
of the lens firmware, and

the present version of the lens firmware and the one or plurality of old versions of the lens firmware are mutually switchable.

US Pat. No. 9,099,141

RADIATION-CURABLE VINYL CHLORIDE RESIN COMPOSITION AND MAGNETIC RECORDING MEDIUM USING THE SAME

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1. A radiation-curable vinyl chloride resin composition comprising a vinyl chloride resin containing a radiation-curable functional
group, and/or starting material compounds thereof, as well as a benzoquinone compound, and at least one piperidine-1-oxyl
compound,
wherein the piperidine-1-oxyl compound is at least one selected from the group consisting of (1-b) to (1-e) and (1-g) to (1-j)
below:


US Pat. No. 9,069,158

VARIABLE MAGNIFICATION OPTICAL SYSTEM AND IMAGING APPARATUS

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1. A variable magnification optical system substantially consisting of:
a first lens group having positive refractive power, and which is fixed during magnification change;
a second lens group having negative refractive power;
a third lens group having negative refractive power;
a fourth lens group having negative refractive power; and
a fifth lens group having positive refractive power, and which is fixed during magnification change, which are in this order
from an object side,

wherein the second lens group, the third lens group and the fourth lens group move when magnification is changed from a wide-angle
end to a telephoto end, and

wherein the first lens group consists of a 1f-th lens group having negative refractive power, a 1m-th lens group having positive
refractive power and a 1r-th lens group consisting of a 1r1-th lens having positive refractive power with a strong convex
surface facing the object side, a biconvex 1r2-th lens and a convex meniscus 1r3-th lens with a convex surface facing the
object side, and the 1r-th lens group having positive refractive power as a whole, which are in this order from the object
side, and

the 1f-th lens group consists of a concave meniscus lens with a convex surface facing the object side and a negative lens,
which are in this order from the object side.

US Pat. No. 9,389,400

ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS

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1. A zoom lens consisting of four or five lens groups as a whole, which consist of, in order from an object side, a first
lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, one or two middle lens
groups including a mp lens group having a positive refractive power, and a rearmost lens group disposed at the most image
side position of the entire system and having a positive refractive power,
wherein magnification change is effected by changing all distances between the adjacent lens groups,
focusing from an object at infinity to a closest object is effected by moving only the entire mp lens group or only a part
of lens groups forming the mp lens group along an optical axis,

the lens group moved during focusing includes at least one positive lens and at least one negative lens and has a positive
refractive power as a whole, and

the condition expressions (1) and (2) below are satisfied:
1.67
1.15 where f1 is a focal length of the first lens group, fGf is a focal length of the lens group moved during focusing, and fGr
is a focal length of the rearmost lens group.

US Pat. No. 9,239,451

ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS

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1. A zoom lens substantially consisting of:
a first lens group having a positive refractive power, which is fixed while changing magnification;
a second lens group having a negative refractive power and a magnification change function, which moves while changing magnification;
a third lens group having a positive refractive power, which moves while changing magnification and corrects variations in
an imaging plane due to changes in magnification; and

a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power and an image formation action, which is fixed while changing magnification
and in which a stop is disposed on the most-object side, in this order from the object side; wherein

image formation magnification rates of the second lens group and the third lens group simultaneously pass a ?1× point when
changing magnification from the wide angle end to the telephoto end;

the second lens group substantially consists of a second-a lens group having a negative refractive power and a second-b lens
group having a positive refractive power in this order from the object side, the second-a lens group and the second-b lens
group independently moving while changing magnification from the wide angle end to the telephoto end; and

the third lens group substantially consists of a third-a lens group having a positive refractive power and a third-b lens
group having a positive refractive power in this order from the object side, the third-a lens group and the third-b lens group
independently moving while changing magnification from the wide angle end to the telephoto end.

US Pat. No. 9,190,273

PATTERN FORMATION METHOD

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1. A pattern formation method for forming a micropattern, comprising:
a first step of causing a first pattern-formable area at which a first pattern is to be formed on a liquid-repellent, first
film that is formed on a substrate and that has a lyophilic/lyophobic variable function to be lyophilic and to reduce in thickness;

a second step of forming a second film having a flat surface on the first film; and
a third step of forming the first pattern at the first pattern-formable area by drying the second film, wherein the second
film is formed with a coating liquid that satisfies:

?<0.153p1.947×??3.84×|aH|1.022 where surface tension is denoted by ? (N/m); film thickness is denoted by ? (m); pitch of irregularities made up of the first
pattern-formable area and a first pattern-unformable area which is an area other than the first pattern-formable area is denoted
by p (m); and Hamaker constant determined by the first film and the second film is denoted by aH (J).

US Pat. No. 9,176,239

RADIOLOGICAL IMAGE CONVERSION PANEL, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND RADIOLOGICAL IMAGE DETECTION APPARATUS

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1. A radiological image conversion panel provided with a phosphor containing a fluorescent material that emits fluorescence
by radiation exposure,
wherein the phosphor comprises a columnar section formed by a group of columnar crystals which are obtained through columnar
growth of crystals of a fluorescent material, and a non-columnar section,

the columnar section and the non-columnar section are integrally formed on a support to overlap in a crystal growth direction
of the columnar crystals in an order of the non-columnar section and the columnar section,

the thickness of the non-columnar section along the crystal growth direction is non-uniform throughout the non-columnar section,
the difference between the maximum thickness and the minimum thickness in the central region of the non-columnar section is
less than the difference between the maximum thickness and the minimum thickness in the peripheral region of the non-columnar
section,

a diameter of each crystal constituting the non-columnar section is 0.5 ?m or more and 7.0 ?m or less,
the crystals of the non-columnar section irregularly overlap, and some crystals thereof are fused to each other in a thickness
direction or an in-plane direction, and

the non-columnar section includes a non-crystalline part.

US Pat. No. 9,162,178

COMPOSITION FOR FORMATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE SEPARATION MEMBRANE, CARBON DIOXIDE SEPARATION MEMBRANE AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF, AND CARBON DIOXIDE SEPARATION APPARATUS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A composition for forming a carbon dioxide separation membrane, the composition comprising:
a mixture containing:
a binder consisting of a hydrophilic polymer,
a carbon dioxide carrier, and
a polysaccharide, wherein the polysaccharide is agar and a content of the polysaccharide is from 0.3% by mass to 5% by mass,
with respect to the composition.

US Pat. No. 9,117,291

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

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1. An image processing apparatus comprising:
a region extractor for extracting a foreground region and a background region that do not overlap each other, from within
each input image of a plurality of input images captured at different times;

a statistics calculator for calculating a foreground statistic, which is a statistic with respect to a distribution of image
values in the foreground region extracted by the region extractor, and a background statistic, which is a statistic with respect
to a distribution of image values in the background region extracted by the region extractor; and

an image corrector for correcting image values of the plurality of input images based on the foreground statistics and the
background statistics which are obtained by processing the input images sequentially with the region extractor and the statistics
calculator.

US Pat. No. 10,031,419

PATTERN FORMING METHOD, COMPOSITION KIT AND RESIST FILM, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THESE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

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15. A method for manufacturing an electronic device, comprising:providing a substrate suitable for a component in the electronic device;
forming a pattern on the substrate by a method comprising the following steps; and
assembling the electronic device from the component having the patterned substrate and other suitable parts, where the pattern is formed by a method comprising the following steps:
(i) forming a film on the substrate using an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition which contains (A) a resin which decomposes due to an action of an acid to change its solubility with respect to a developer, (B) a compound which generates an acid by actinic rays or radiation, and (C) a resin which has one or more groups selected from the group consisting of a fluorine atom, a group which has a fluorine atom, a group which has a silicon atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, an aromatic ring group which is substituted with at least one alkyl group, and an aromatic ring group which is substituted with at least one cycloalkyl group;
(ii) forming a top coat layer using a top coat composition which contains a resin (T) on the film;
(iii) exposing the film which has the top coat layer to actinic rays or radiation; and
(iv) forming a pattern by developing the film which has the top coat layer after the exposing,
wherein the resin (A) has a repeating unit which is represented by General Formula (1) below and a repeating unit which is represented by General Formula (3) or (4) below:

in General Formula (1),
R11, R12, and R13 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a halogen atom, a cyano group, or an alkoxycarbonyl group,
R13 may form a ring by bonding with Ar1 and R13 in this case represents an alkylene group,
X1 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group,
Ar1 represents an (n+1) valent aromatic ring group and represents an (n+2) valent aromatic ring group when forming a ring by bonding with R13, and
n represents an integer of 1 to 4;

in General Formula (3),
Ar3 represents an aromatic ring group,
R3 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, an alkoxy group, an acyl group, or a hetero ring group,
M3 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group,
Q3 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, or a hetero ring group, and
at least two of Q3, M3, and R3 may form a ring by bonding with each other;

in General Formula (4),
R41, R42, and R43 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a halogen atom, a cyano group, or an alkoxycarbonyl group, R42 may form a ring by bonding with L4 and R42 in this case represents an alkylene group,
L4 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group and represents a trivalent linking group when forming a ring with R42,
R44 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, an alkoxy group, an acyl group, or a hetero ring group,
M4 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group,
Q4 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, or a hetero ring group, and
at least two of Q4, M4, and R44 may form a ring by bonding with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,591,743

CONDUCTIVE LAMINATE BODY, TOUCH PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

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1. A conductive laminate body comprising:
a substrate;
a first conductive portion made up from a plurality of thin metal wires and which is formed on one main surface of the substrate;
a first protective layer disposed on the one main surface in covering relation to the first conductive portion;
a second conductive portion made up from a plurality of thin metal wires and which is formed on another main surface of the
substrate; and

a second protective layer disposed on the other main surface in covering relation to the second conductive portion,
wherein, by combining the first conductive portion and the second conductive portion, a mesh pattern is formed in which same
mesh shapes are arranged regularly as viewed in plan, and

at least one of a relative index of refraction of the substrate with respect to the first protective layer and a relative
index of refraction of the substrate with respect to the second protective layer is 0.86 to 1.15,

wherein a rate of change in luminance is 16.5% or more which is represented by 100×(Lb?La)/La where La denotes luminance in
a region that does not form the first protective layer, and Lb denotes luminance in a region that forms the first protective
layer, the luminance measured with white light irradiating the conductive laminate body.

US Pat. No. 9,372,324

IMAGING LENS BARREL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF THE SAME

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1. An imaging lens barrel comprising:
a barrel body configured to hold an imaging lens so as to be movable in an optical axis direction;
a rotating body configured to rotate in accordance with an movement of the imaging lens, the rotating body including a first
magnetic scale and a second magnetic scale which are formed in parallel and in which magnetic components with different wavelengths
are periodically magnetized in a circumferential direction;

a first magnetic sensor configured to detect in response to a rotation of the rotating body, from the first magnetic scale,
a first phase signal and a second phase signal having a phase shift with respect to the first phase signal;

a second magnetic sensor configured to detect in response to the rotation of the rotating body, from the second magnetic scale,
a third phase signal and a fourth phase signal having a phase shift with respect to the third phase signal;

a phase difference calculation section configured to calculate a phase difference between the first phase signal and the third
phase signal, using the first phase signal and the second phase signal detected by the first magnetic sensor and the third
phase signal and the fourth phase signal detected by the second magnetic sensor;

a correction table memory that stores a plurality of correction tables which are obtained when the imaging lens is moved at
different speeds and are used to correct a difference between the phase difference calculated by the phase difference calculation
section and a design value of the phase difference;

a phase difference correction section configured to correct the phase difference calculated by the phase difference calculation
section, using the correction table corresponding to a moving speed of the imaging lens among the plurality of correction
tables; and

an absolute position calculation section configured to calculate an absolute position of the imaging lens from the phase difference
corrected by the phase difference correction section and a predetermined relationship between the phase difference and the
absolute position of the imaging lens.

US Pat. No. 9,091,770

RADIATION DETECTOR, RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE, AND RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEM

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1. A radiation detector comprising:
a plurality of signal lines,
a plurality of first pixels including,
a first sensor portion that generates charges in accordance with irradiated radiation, and
a first switching element that reads-out the charges generated at the first sensor portion and outputs the charges to a signal
line;

a plurality of second pixels including,
a second sensor portion that generates charges in accordance with irradiated radiation,
a second switching element that reads-out the charges generated at the second sensor portion and outputs the charges to a
signal line, and

a radiation detection switching element that reads-out the charges generated at the second sensor portion and outputs the
charges to the signal line to which the charges read-out by the second switching element flow;

a plurality of scan lines that are formed from at least one of a scan line group formed from scan lines to which control terminals
of the first switching elements are connected and through which control signals that switch the first switching elements flow,
and scan lines to which control terminals of the second switching elements are connected and through which control signals
that switch the second switching elements flow, or a scan line group to which the control terminals of the first switching
elements and the control terminals of the second switching elements are connected and through which control signals that switch
the first switching elements and the second switching elements flow; and

a plurality of radiation detection scan lines that are provided between predetermined scan lines among the plurality of scan
lines, and to which control terminals of the radiation detection switching elements are connected, and through which radiation
detection control signals that switch the radiation detection switching elements flow,

wherein the plurality of signal lines are formed from
either a signal line group formed from signal lines to which the charges output from the first pixels and the charges output
from the second pixels flow,

or a signal line group formed from
signal lines to which the charges output from the first pixels and the charges output from the second pixels flow and
signal lines to which the charges output from the first pixels flow.

US Pat. No. 9,383,553

IMAGING LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH THE IMAGING LENS

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1. An imaging lens substantially consisting of seven lenses, including, ordered as follows from an object side:
a first lens having a positive refractive power and a convex surface toward the object side;
a second lens having a negative refractive power;
a third lens having a positive refractive;
a fourth lens;
a fifth lens having a positive refractive power;
a sixth lens; and
a seventh lens having a negative refractive power, a concave surface toward an image side, and at least one inflection point
on the surface toward the image side,

all of the first through seventh lenses being single lenses.

US Pat. No. 9,371,460

PHOTOPOLYMERIZATION METHOD, INK SET, INK COMPOSITION, AND WATER-SOLUBLE BIIMIDAZOLE

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1. An ink set comprising:
an ink composition including
(A) a polymerizing compound having an ethylenic unsaturated group,
(B) a photopolymerization initiator represented by Formula (1) described below, and
(C) a hydrogen donor having a structure in which a nitrogen atom is directly bonded to an aromatic ring, in which the aromatic
ring has an electron-withdrawing group or the nnitrogen atom constitutes a hetero ring; and

an acid treatment agent including an acidic compound,
wherein (C) the hydrogen donor is expresses by Formula (2) describe below,

in Formula (1), each of R1 to R30 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl group, or an alkoxy group,


in formula (2), each of R31 to R35 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, here at least one of R31 to R35 is an electron-withdrawing group, R36 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or an aryl group, each of R37 and R38 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, X represents an oxygen atom, a sulfer atom, or a nitrogen atom having a substituent.

US Pat. No. 9,367,934

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM

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1. An image processing method comprising:
performing an input transform into an input color space, the input transform being performed on input image data of an input
device, wherein the input color space is independent from the input device;

after the input transform, performing transform processing of transforming i) chroma or chromaticity of the input image data
or ii) chroma or chromaticity in the input color space, so as to reduce a difference i) between a space of chroma or chromaticity
of the input image data and ii) a space of chroma or chromaticity in the input color space, so that the space of chroma or
chromaticity of the input image data effectively uses the space of chroma or chromaticity in the input color space to acquire
transformed image data; and

performing image processing of transforming the transformed image data into an output image data of an output device, by performing
an output transform into an output color space of the output device, the output transform being performed on the transformed
image data using a three-dimensional lookup table including inverse transform processing of returning the chroma or chromaticity
of the transformed image data to the chroma or chromaticity of the input image data.

US Pat. No. 9,363,491

IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM

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1. An imaging device comprising:
an imaging element that has a plurality of pixels arranged in a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the
first direction, where each of the plurality of pixels has a color filter and a photodiode which receives light transmitted
through the color filter and outputs pixel data; and

an abnormal oblique-incident-light detection unit detecting abnormal oblique incident light which is incident into the imaging
element on the basis of the pixel data,

wherein the plurality of pixels includes at least four types of determination pixels for which patterns of color filters of
pixels adjacent in a positive direction and a negative direction of the first direction and pixels adjacent in a positive
direction and a negative direction of the second direction are different from one another,

wherein at least one of pixels, which are adjacent to each determination pixel in the positive direction and the negative
direction of the first direction, and pixels, which are adjacent to the determination pixel in the positive direction and
the negative direction of the second direction, is a first color pixel that has a color filter with a first color,

wherein among the pixels which are adjacent to each determination pixel in the positive direction and the negative direction
of the first direction and the pixels which are adjacent to the determination pixel in the positive direction and the negative
direction of the second direction, a pixel, which is opposed to the first color pixel with the determination pixel interposed
therebetween, has a color filter other than the color filter with the first color, and

wherein the abnormal oblique-incident-light detection unit detects abnormal oblique incident light, which is incident into
the imaging element, on the basis of average values of the respective pixel data pieces corresponding to the types of the
determination pixels in an area which is an area within the imaging element and includes types of a plurality of the determination
pixels.

US Pat. No. 9,355,458

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD AND PROGRAM

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1. An image processing apparatus, comprising a graph structure generation unit configured to generate, based on medical image
data including a plurality of linear structures each repeatedly branching from a point of origin and extending in directions
away from the point of origin in such a manner as to become wider, graph structures by defining the plurality of linear structures
through use of a plurality of nodes and a plurality of edges connecting the plurality of nodes to each other,
wherein the graph structure generation unit comprises:
a node extraction unit configured to extract, based on the medical image data, the plurality of nodes for defining the plurality
of linear structures;

a root node extraction unit configured to extract, from the extracted plurality of nodes, a plurality of root nodes corresponding
respectively to the points of origin of the plurality of linear structures;

a path detection unit configured to generate a path detection-use graph structure based on the plurality of nodes and detect
a path that is included in the generated path detection-use graph structure and connects the plurality of root nodes to each
other; and

a cost setting unit configured to set, based on a predetermined condition representing a feature of an erroneous connection
edge, which erroneously connects two nodes that are to belong to different graph structures to each other, a connection cost
for each of edges forming the path so that the erroneous connection edge is hard to connect, and

wherein the graph structure generation unit generates, based on the plurality of nodes and the set connection costs, a plurality
of graph structures corresponding respectively to the plurality of linear structures.

US Pat. No. 9,232,620

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD WITH STOP TIMING BASED ON DOSAGE DETECTION

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A radiographic device which is connected to a radiation generation device irradiating a subject with radiation in order
to allow communication therebetween and receives the radiation transferred through the subject so as to radiograph a radiological
image of the subject, comprising:
an image detection unit that has an imaging region where a plurality of pixels accumulating signal charges corresponding to
a dose of the radiation are arranged and detects the radiological image;

a dose detection unit that detects an arrival dose of the radiation arriving at the imaging region;
a stop timing prediction unit that predicts a stop timing for stopping irradiation of the radiation in the radiation generation
device based on the arrival dose detected by the dose detection unit and a preset dose target value in order to prevent excess
radiation exposure to the subject; and

a communication unit that sends a stop timing notification for notifying the stop timing to the radiation generation device
before the stop timing arrives,

wherein the communication unit sends the stop timing notification a predetermined time before the stop timing, the predetermined
time being set in consideration of a time lag of communication with the radiation generation device, and

wherein a time lag of the communication is an average time lag derived from multiple measurement points according to a communication
path with the radiation generation device.

US Pat. No. 9,709,875

ELECTRIC CONTACT DEVICE, LENS UNIT, AND IMAGING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An electric contact device that electrically connects a camera body to a lens unit, the electric contact device comprising:
a flexible printed circuit board on which a conductive pattern is formed;
a contact member that comes into direct contact with the flexible printed circuit board and is electrically connected to the
conductive pattern, a surface of the contact member that comes into contact with the flexible printed circuit board being
a curved surface;

a base that includes a first hole holding a first end portion of the contact member so as to allow the first end portion of
the contact member to be displaced between a protruding position where the first end portion protrudes and a retracted position
where the first end portion is retracted;

a biasing member that has elasticity so as to be extended and contracted between a first end thereof and a second end thereof,
the first end of the biasing member biasing the flexible printed circuit board such that the flexible printed circuit board
is bent along the curved surface of the contact member and comes into contact with a second end portion of the contact member;

a support member that supports the second end of the biasing member; and
a guide that is composed of a first groove formed on the base and a second groove formed on the support member and guides
the extension and contraction of the biasing member.

US Pat. No. 9,427,010

CAROTENOID-CONTAINING COMPOSITION

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A carotenoid-containing, oil-in-water emulsified composition, comprising:
a carotenoid component comprising at least one crystalline carotenoid, at least 90% by mass of the crystalline carotenoid
being non-crystalline;

a (poly)glycerol fatty acid ester having from 1 to 6 glycerin units and from 1 to 6 fatty acid units and having at least one
hydroxyl group from a glycerin unit; and

at least one phenolic antioxidant selected from the group consisting of aromatic carboxylic acids, cinnamic acids, and ellagic
acids,

wherein:
the composition is oil-in-water emulsified;
the crystalline carotenoid is lycopene; and
the (poly)glycerol fatty acid ester has a hydrophilicity-hydrophobicity balance designated by the acronym HLB of 6 or less.

US Pat. No. 9,363,435

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DETERMINING HOW TO PERFORM LOW-PASS FILTER PROCESSING AS A REDUCTION ASSOCIATION PROCESSING WHEN MOIRE IS SUPPRESSED IN A CAPTURED IMAGE REPRESENTED BY IMAGE CAPTURE DATA ACCORDING TO AN ARRAY OF COLOR FILT

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An image processing device to which image capture data including image pickup data is inputted, comprising:
a data acquisition processor configured to discriminate whether shooting condition data is included in the image capture data
to be input, and to acquires contents of the shooting condition data when it is discriminated that the shooting condition
data is included in the image capture data to be input; and

a reduction processing determination processor configured to determine whether reduction association processing associated
with reduction processing of generating reduced image data from the image pickup data is executed, a processing parameter
of the reduction association processing, and a processing parameter of the reduction processing, on the basis of an acquisition
result of the shooting condition data by the data acquisition processor,

wherein the shooting condition data includes information on the presence or absence of an optical low-pass filter at the time
of the creation of the image pickup data and information on an array of color filters of an image pickup section used at the
time of the creation of the image pickup data,

wherein the reduction processing determination processor determines to process low-pass filter processing as the reduction
association processing when moire is suppressed in a captured image represented by the image capture data according to the
array of color filters, and when the moire is appeared in the reduced image after processing the reduction processing on the
image pickup data, on the basis of an acquisition result of the shooting condition data.

US Pat. No. 9,299,146

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An image processing device comprising:
an image obtaining unit for obtaining a first image obtained by imaging a subject with a first modality and a second image
obtained by imaging the subject with a second modality, the second modality being different from the modality with which the
first image is obtained;

an image deformation amount estimation unit for estimating an image deformation amount for deforming the first image to provide
a deformed first image that is similar to the second image by deforming the first image and evaluating similarity between
the deformed first image and the second image with an evaluation function, the evaluation function evaluating correlation
between distributions of pixel values of the deformed first image and corresponding pixel values of the second image; and

an image generation unit for generating a deformed image of the first image based on the estimated image deformation amount,
wherein the image deformation amount estimation unit comprises a probability information obtaining unit for obtaining probability
information indicating a probability of each combination of corresponding pixel values of the first image and the second image,
and

the evaluation function includes a term representing a measure of correlation between a pixel value of the deformed first
image and a corresponding pixel value of the second image, wherein the term evaluates the correlation based on the obtained
probability information.

US Pat. No. 9,251,832

HEXAGONAL FERRITE MAGNETIC POWDER AND MAGNETIC RECORDING MEDIUM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. Hexagonal barium ferrite magnetic powder, which has:
an activation volume ranging from 900 nm3 to 1,600 nm3, and

a ratio of a coefficient of plate thickness variation to a coefficient of particle diameter variation, coefficient of plate
thickness variation/coefficient of particle diameter variation, ranging from 0.40 to 0.60.

US Pat. No. 9,176,386

METHOD OF FORMING PATTERNS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A method of forming patterns, comprising:
(a) coating a substrate with a resist composition for negative development to form a resist film, wherein the resist composition
contains a resin capable of increasing its polarity by the action of the acid and becomes more soluble in a positive developer
and less soluble in a negative developer upon irradiation with an actinic ray or radiation,

(b) forming a protective film on the resist film with a protective film composition after forming the resist film and before
exposing the resist film,

(c) exposing the resist film via an immersion medium, and
(d) performing development with a negative developer,
wherein:
the resin has an acid-decomposable group; and
the development step (d) with the negative developer removes non-exposed portions of the resist film not irradiated with an
actinic ray or radiation.

US Pat. No. 9,080,071

INKJET INK COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, INKJET RECORDING METHOD, PIGMENT DISPERSION FOR INKJET INK AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An inkjet ink composition comprising:
C.I. Pigment Yellow 180;
a fatty acid amide compound; and
a high molecular weight dispersant, wherein
the fatty acid amide compound is a compound represented by the following formula (B),

in formula (B), RB represents a saturated or unsaturated aliphatic group having 5 to 30 carbon atoms, and

a value of WB/WA is 0.05 to 0.2 in a case where the content of the C.I. Pigment Yellow 180 is set to WA and the content of the fatty acid amide compound is set to WB, in the ink composition.

US Pat. No. 9,368,144

OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An optical information recording medium comprising:
at least one recording layer; and
at least one intermediate layer adjacent to the recording layer,
wherein the recording layer includes a recording material comprising a one-photon absorption dye bound to a polymer compound.

US Pat. No. 9,235,042

EYEPIECE OPTICAL SYSTEM AND IMAGING APPARATUS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An eyepiece optical system, substantially consisting of three lenses, composed of a first lens having a positive refractive
power with a convex surface on the eye point side, a second lens having a negative refractive power with a concave surface
on the object side, and a third lens having a positive refractive power with an absolute value of radius of curvature of the
eye point side surface being smaller than an absolute value of radius of curvature of the object side surface, disposed in
order from the object side, wherein:
the first, the second, and the third lenses are all single lenses; and
the eyepiece optical system satisfies a conditional expression (1) given below:
1.80 where
NdH: average refractive index of the first lens, the second lens, and the third lens with respect to the d-line.

US Pat. No. 9,219,906

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD AS WELL AS PROGRAM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An image display device comprising:
a display unit capable of stereoscopically displaying a stereoscopic image generated from more than one images taken from
different points of view;

an input unit for receiving an instruction to control a stereoscopic effect of the stereoscopic image while the stereoscopic
image is stereoscopically displayed by the display unit;

a three-dimensional processing unit for applying three-dimensional processing for stereoscopic display to the more than one
images to generate the stereoscopic image, the three-dimensional processing being applied to achieve a stereoscopic effect
according to the instruction; and

a recording control unit for recording, in a recording unit, control values of the stereoscopic effect according to the instruction,
the control values being associated with the more than one images, wherein, if there are the control values of the stereoscopic
effect recorded in the recording unit, the recording control unit records, in the recording unit, difference values between
the control values of the stereoscopic effect according to the instruction and the recorded control values of the stereoscopic
effect,

wherein, according to the instruction to control the stereoscopic effect, the display unit trims an area proportional to an
aspect ratio identical to that of each of the more than one images from an overlapping range between the more than one images
in the stereoscopic image, and displays the stereoscopic image with adding a frame indicating the trimmed area around the
stereoscopic image with respect to the trimmed area,

wherein, in a case where the control values of the stereoscopic effect comprises a parallax level between the more than one
images, the display unit changes a color of the frame stepwise depending on the parallax level.

US Pat. No. 9,176,296

LENS SYSTEM AND CAMERA SYSTEM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A lens system for a camera, comprising:
an image formation optical system including a movable lens group, a first correction lens group whose position relative to
an optical axis is changed so that optical performance of each portion of an image is corrected and a second correction lens
group whose position is changed in a plane perpendicular to the optical axis so that a position of a image center is adjusted;

a drive section driving the first correction lens group and the second correction lens group;
a lens position acquisition section acquiring a lens position of the movable lens group;
a specification section specifying a partial image of a part of region in the image;
a storage section storing a data table in which correspondence is established between position information of both of the
movable lens group and the first correction lens group and the optical performance of each portion of the image; and

a control section, in accordance with the lens position of the movable lens group acquired by the lens position acquisition
section, on the basis of the data table, acquiring a position for the first correction lens group that improves the optical
performance of the partial image specified by the specification section and then controlling the drive section such as to
move the first correction lens group to the acquired position, and move the second correction lens group for correcting displacement
of the image center by the movements of the first correction lens group and the movable lens group on the basis of the position
information of the first correction lens group.

US Pat. No. 10,030,173

PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE MICROCAPSULE, PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE MICROCAPSULE-CONTAINING LIQUID, GLUING SHEET AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LAMINATE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A pressure-sensitive adhesive microcapsule having an average particle diameter of smaller than 500 ?m, comprisinga radiation-curable gluing agent is encapsulated by a wall film,
the wall film is constituted of a water-dispersible isocyanate,
a content of the water-dispersible isocyanate is in a range of 0.2% by mass to 8.0% by mass of the total mass of the pressure-sensitive adhesive microcapsule; and
a content of the radiation-curable gluing agent is in a range of 92.0% by mass to 99.8% by mass of the total mass of the pressure-sensitive adhesive microcapsule.

US Pat. No. 9,924,618

CONDUCTIVE FILM AND DISPLAY APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A conductive film comprising,
a substrate, and
a conductive part disposed on one main surface of the substrate, wherein
the conductive part contains two or more conductive patterns composed of a thin metal wire,
the conductive patterns extend in a first direction and are arranged in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction,
the conductive patterns each contain two large lattices formed with a combination of two or more small lattices, wherein the
two large lattices are electrically joined in the first direction with a medium lattice, and the medium lattice has a length
of at least two small lattices extended in a first oblique direction, and the medium lattice has a width less than the length,

the small lattices each have a rhombic shape,
at least one side of each small lattice is at an angle of 32° to 44° or 46° to 58° with respect to the first direction, and
at least one vertex angle of each small lattice is twice an angle that is formed by the one side and the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,387,711

IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An image recording apparatus comprising:
an inspection unit which inspects the presence or absence of abnormality in each recording element of a print head at regular
intervals;

a determination unit which determines the propriety of use of each recording element based on the inspection result of the
inspection unit;

a complement unit which prohibits the use of the recording element determined to be disabled by the determination unit and
complements image defect due to the use-prohibited recording element,

wherein the determination unit disables a recording element determined to have abnormality by inspection in the inspection
unit during a determination period set in advance, if the disabled recording element is determined to have no abnormality
for a prescribed frequency M in succession from inspection immediately after the recording element is disabled, recovers the
recording element to be enabled, and if the disabled recording element is determined to have abnormality again by inspection
within a prescribed frequency N from inspection immediately after the recording element is disabled, continuously disables
the recording element during the determination period,

an abnormality occurrence frequency count unit which counts a frequency K for which the recording element is determined to
have abnormality by inspection in the inspection unit during an inspection period set in advance; and

a prescribed frequency setting unit which sets the prescribed frequency M and the prescribed frequency N based on the frequency
K counted by the abnormality occurrence frequency count unit,

wherein the prescribed frequency setting unit sets a number obtained by multiplying a number m set in advance by K as the
prescribed frequency M and sets a number obtained by multiplying a number n set in advance by K as the prescribed frequency
N.

US Pat. No. 9,383,546

IMAGING LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH THE IMAGING LENS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging lens substantially consisting of six lenses, including:
a first lens having a positive refractive power and a convex surface toward the object side;
a second lens having a negative refractive power;
a third lens having a negative refractive power;
a fourth lens having a positive refractive power;
a fifth lens having a negative refractive power; and
a sixth lens having a biconcave shape, provided in this order from the object side.

US Pat. No. 9,348,225

LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE PRECURSORS AND PROCESSES FOR PREPARING LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATES

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A lithographic printing plate precursor comprising a photosensitive layer on a support, wherein the photosensitive layer
comprises at least one polymerizable compound (A) which has at least one ethylenic unsaturated double bond, a polymerization
initiator (B), a polyvinyl acetal binder (C) containing at least one repeating unit selected from the group consisting of
repeating units represented by general formula (I-c), general formula (I-b) and general formula (I-a), and an acrylic resin
binder (D):

in the formulae above, each X represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and each L represents a divalent linking group;
and

the weight ratio between the polyvinyl acetal binder (C) and the acrylic resin binder (D) is 1:1 to 6:1.

US Pat. No. 9,316,750

RADIATION IMAGE DETECTING DEVICE AND RADIATION IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A radiation image detecting device comprising:
(a) a solid-state detector for detecting light and producing image data; and
(b) a wavelength conversion layer for converting radiation into said light, said solid-state detector and said wavelength
conversion layer being disposed in this order from an incident side of said radiation emitted from a radiation source during
radiography, said wavelength conversion layer including:

a first phosphor layer containing first phosphor particles dispersed in a binder; and
a second phosphor layer containing second phosphor particles dispersed in a binder, the average particle diameter of said
second phosphor particles being smaller than the average particle diameter of said first phosphor particles, wherein

said first phosphor layer and said second phosphor layer are laminated in this order from the side of said solid-state detector,
and said first phosphor layer is joined to or pressed against said solid-state detector, and

said first and second phosphor layers are distributed such that the weight of said binder per unit thickness is gradually
decreased to the side of said solid-state detector, and the weight of said binder of said first phosphor layer is heavier
than the weight of said binder of said second phosphor layer at an interface between said first and second phosphor layers.

US Pat. No. 9,311,949

MAGNETIC POWDER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A method of manufacturing a magnetic recording medium, which comprises:
manufacturing magnetic powder by a manufacturing method comprising:
adding an alkali metal salt compound comprising a substituent selected from the group consisting of an alkali metal salt of
a carboxyl group and an alkali metal salt of a hydroxyl group to a water-based magnetic liquid comprising magnetic particles
dispersed in an acidic water-based solvent to cause the magnetic particles to aggregate in the water-based magnetic liquid;
and

collecting the aggregated magnetic particles to obtain the magnetic powder;
dispersing the magnetic powder that has been manufactured together with an organic solvent and a binder to prepare a magnetic
coating material; and

forming a magnetic layer with the magnetic coating material that has been prepared.

US Pat. No. 9,271,693

REGULATING UNIT AND RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEM

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A regulating unit for a radiographic imaging system including an X-ray radiation generating apparatus for applying X-ray
radiation to an object, said X-ray radiation generating apparatus having an X-ray radiation source and an X-ray radiation
source driver for driving said X-ray radiation source, a radiographic imaging apparatus for detecting said X-ray radiation
transmitted through said object to create a radiation image, said radiographic imaging apparatus having a radiographic imaging
panel, a first AEC signal output device for detecting a dose of said X-ray radiation transmitted through said object to output
a first AEC signal for automatic exposure control, said first AEC signal output device being external to said radiographic
imaging apparatus, a second AEC signal output device for detecting a dose of said X-ray radiation transmitted through said
object to output a second AEC signal for automatic exposure control, said second AEC signal output device being incorporated
in said radiographic imaging apparatus, and an exposure control unit for shutting off application of said X-ray radiation
from said X-ray radiation source according to said first or second AEC signal from said first or second AEC signal output
device, said exposure control unit being disposed with said X-ray radiation source driver, said regulating unit comprising:
an information acquisition device for acquiring at least one of first information of a first switching operation as to whether
said first AEC signal output device should be used, second information of a second switching operation as to whether said
second AEC signal output device should be used, and information of a connected state as to whether said first and second AEC
signal output devices are connected to said X-ray radiation source driver; and

a controller for preventing failure of simultaneous inputting of said first and second AEC signals to said exposure control
unit according to said information acquired by said information acquisition device.

US Pat. No. 9,227,411

NOZZLE FACE CLEANING DEVICE AND IMAGE RECORDING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A nozzle face cleaning device configured to clean a nozzle face of an ejection head comprising:
a wiping member which has a long shape and water absorbing properties;
a cleaning liquid adding unit configured to add a cleaning liquid to the wiping member to bring the wiping member to a wet
state by the cleaning liquid in an amount suitable for wiping the ejection head;

a pressing unit configured to make the wiping member to which the cleaning liquid has been added abut on and pressed against
the nozzle face; and

a wiping unit that has a wiping member travel driving unit configured to make the wiping member travel in a longitudinal direction
along a predetermined conveyance path, the wiping unit configured to wipe the nozzle face with the wiping member to which
the cleaning liquid has been added, by relatively moving the wiping member and the ejection head so that the wiping member
which has been made abut on and pressed against the nozzle face slides along the nozzle face while being travelled by the
wiping member travel driving unit, wherein

the cleaning liquid adding unit includes a cleaning liquid supply flow channel, and a cleaning liquid adding nozzle which
is detachably connected to the cleaning liquid supply flow channel and adds the cleaning liquid to the wiping member therethrough,

the cleaning liquid adding nozzle is provided in a case in which the wiping member, the wiping member travel driving unit
and the pressing unit are integrated,

the cleaning liquid supply flow channel is opened to the air in a connected portion of the cleaning liquid supply flow channel
with the cleaning liquid adding nozzle,

a surface of the cleaning liquid adding nozzle is formed from a water-repellent material,
a position at which the cleaning liquid is added to the wiping member from the cleaning liquid adding nozzle is provided in
an upper side in a vertical direction of the wiping member, and

the cleaning liquid is added to the wiping member by the dripping of the cleaning liquid from the cleaning liquid adding nozzle.

US Pat. No. 9,179,074

ENDOSCOPE DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An endoscope device comprising:
a first light source section that emits narrow band light having a predetermined wavelength bandwidth narrowed in accordance
with spectral spectrum characteristics of a structure and a component of a living body as a subject;

a second light source section that emits wide band light having a wide wavelength bandwidth including a visible region, the
first and second light source sections being used for a special light observation of the subject using the narrow band light
and the wide band light;

a light source control section that controls light emission amounts of said narrow band light from said first light source
section and said wide band light from said second light source section and light emission amounts of said narrow band light
and said wide band light;

an imaging section that captures an image of said subject for the special light observation of the subject using returned
light of illumination light in which at least one of the illumination light comprising said narrow band light and said wide
band light emitted to said subject is reflected and returned from said subject and outputs captured image information for
the special light observation of the subject;

a light amount calculating section that calculates a light amount of said returned light as a capturing light amount of the
captured image from said captured image information captured by said imaging section;

a light amount ratio calculating section that calculates a ratio between a light emission amount of said narrow band light
emitted from said first light source section and a light emission amount of said wide band light emitted from said second
light source section controlled by said light source control section, the light emission amount of said wide band light being
added to the illumination light in order to compensate an insufficient light emission amount of said narrow band light; and

an image processing section that performs a predetermined image processing on said captured image information,
wherein said light source control section controls the light emission amount of said narrow band light emitted from said first
light source unit and the light emission amount of said wide band light emitted from said second light source section in accordance
with said capturing light amount of said returned light calculated by said light amount calculating section so that said light
amount of said returned light calculated by said light amount calculating section becomes a predetermined value or more necessary
for capturing said subject for the special light observation of the subject, and

wherein said imaging section outputs said captured image information a gain of which is adjusted so that a white balance of
said captured image does not change in accordance with the light emission amount of said narrow band light, the light emission
amount of said wide band light and the ratio between the light emission amount of said narrow band light and the light emission
amount of said wide band light, and outputs an R-image signal, a G-image signal and a B-image signal as said captured image
information when a red color, a green color and a blue color are represented by R, G, B respectively, and

wherein said image processing section generates R-image data of a quasi-color image from the G-image signal outputted by said
imaging section, and generates G-image data and B-image data of the quasi-color image from the B-image signal outputted by
said imaging section, and performs tone correction on the generated R-image data, the generated G-image data and the generated
B-image data of said quasi-color image in accordance with said ratio between the light emission amount of said narrow band
light and the light emission amount of said wide band light calculated by said light amount ratio calculating section to change
an image processing condition for adjusting a color tint of the quasi-color image for the special light observation of the
subject.

US Pat. No. 9,097,837

OPTICAL FILM, OPTICAL COMPENSATION FILM, POLARIZING PLATE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An optical film having retardations satisfying relations (1) to (3):
0?Re(550)?5;  (1)

?15?Rth(550)?15;  (2)

and
|I|+|II|+|III|+|IV|>0.5 (nm),  (3)
with definitions:
I=Re(450)?Re(550);
II=Re(650)?Re(550);
III=Rth(450)?Rth(550); and
IV=Rth(650)?Rth(550),
wherein Re(450), Re(550) and Re(650) are in-plane retardations of 450, 550 and 650 nm, respectively; and Rth(450), Rth(550)
and Rth(650) are retardations in a thickness direction of the optical film, which are of wavelength of 450, 550 and 650 nm,
respectively, and

wherein I, II, III and IV satisfy relations (4-C) to (7-C):
0?I?50;  (4-C)

?50?II?0;  (5-C)

0
and
?50?IV<0,  (7-C)

wherein a material for forming the optical film comprises an acrylic polymer, a styrenic polymer, a polyolefinic polymer,
a norbornene resin cellulose acylate.

US Pat. No. 9,389,508

PATTERN FORMING METHOD, ELECTRON BEAM-SENSITIVE OR EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET RAY-SENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, RESIST FILM, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A pattern forming method, comprising:
(a) forming a film by using an electron beam-sensitive or extreme ultraviolet ray-sensitive resin composition containing a
resin (A) having a repeating unit represented by Formula (1-0) and a repeating unit represented by Formula (1-2), a compound
(B) capable of generating an acid upon irradiation with an alecron beam-sensitive or extreme ultraviolet ray, and a solvent
(C);

(b) exposing the film by using an electron beam or extreme ultraviolet ray; and
(c) developing the exposed film by using a developer containing an organic solvent to form a negative pattern,
wherein a content of the repeating unit represented by Formula (1-0) is 45 mol % or more based on a whole repeating units
in the resin (A):


wherein in Formula (1-0),
R1 and R2 each independently represent an alkyl group,

R11 and R12 each independently represent an alkyl group,

R13 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group,

R11 and R12 may be bound with each other to form a ring, and R11 and R13 may be bound with each other to form a ring,

Ra represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cyano group or a halogen atom, and L1 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group,

in Formula (1-2),
Rb represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cyano group or a halogen atom,
R3 represents a substituent,

n1 represents an integer of 1 or 2, n2 represents an integer of 0 to 4,

when n2 represents an integer of 2 to 4, R3's may be bound with each other to form a ring, and

L2 represents a single bond, —COO— or —CONR4—, and R4 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,382,130

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING HEXAGONAL FERRITE MAGNETIC PARTICLES

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A method of manufacturing hexagonal ferrite magnetic particles, which comprises:
providing hexagonal ferrite magnetic particles by conducting calcination of particles comprising an alkaline earth metal salt
and an iron salt to cause ferritization;

and further comprises:
causing a glass component to adhere to the particles by admixing a precursor of the glass component with a solution comprising
the particles to cause the glass component, in the form of a hydrolysate of the precursor, to adhere to the particles, and
then conducting the calcination of the particles to form a calcined product in which hexagonal ferrite is detected as a principal
component in X-ray diffraction analysis; and

removing the glass component from a surface of the calcined product that has been formed,
wherein the glass component is a hydrolysate of a silicon compound.

US Pat. No. 9,291,601

AMBIENT SOUND VELOCITY OBTAINING METHOD AND APPARATUS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An ambient sound velocity obtaining method comprising:
transmitting an ultrasonic wave into a subject from an ultrasonic probe;
reflecting a reflection wave from the subject by the transmission of the ultrasonic wave being received by the ultrasonic
probe to obtain a receive signal;

performing receive focusing on the receive signal using receive delay times based on a plurality of sound velocity settings
to obtain in-phase sum signals with respect to each sound velocity setting; and

obtaining an ambient sound velocity of the subject based on the obtained in-phase sum signals with respect to each sound velocity
setting,

wherein:
the in-phase sum signals are automatically separated with respect to each sound velocity setting into an in-phase sum signal
corresponding to a boundary portion in the subject at which mirror reflection occurs and an in-phase sum signal corresponding
to a portion other than the boundary portion, based on the relationships of the sizes of in-phase sum signals which are arranged
adjacent to each other in the depth direction of the subject;

an index is obtained based on at least either one of the in-phase sum signal corresponding to the boundary portion and the
in-phase sum signal corresponding to the portion other than the boundary portion; and

the ambient sound velocity is obtained based on the obtained index.

US Pat. No. 9,248,668

INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD

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1. An inkjet recording apparatus comprising:
an inkjet head which has nozzle arrays having nozzles each of which discharges a curable ink cured by applied active energy
and which are arranged in a first direction at a pitch P, the nozzle arrays being N nozzle arrays with N?4 of every color,
which respectively discharge thick inks of at least four colors including cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, and the nozzle
arrays being arranged to be shifted by P/N away from each other in the first direction;

an active energy imparting device configured to impart the active energy to ink droplets discharged from the nozzles and jetted
on a recording surface of a recording medium;

a retention device configured to dispose and retain the inkjet head and the active energy imparting device along a second
direction that is orthogonal to the first direction;

a scanning device configured to cause the retention device and the recording medium to relatively scan at a speed of equal
to or more than 0.9 m/s in the second direction;

a movement device configured to cause the retention device and the recording medium to relatively move in the first direction
in every scanning action by the scanning device; and

a control device configured to cause an image to be formed on the recording surface of the recording medium while causing
the inkjet head and the active energy imparting device retained by the retention device to relatively scan each region of
the recording medium plural times,

wherein the curable ink includes an ink pigment and a polymerizable compound containing at least an N-vinyl lactam, the 90%
diameter in cumulative volume distribution of the particle diameters of the ink pigment is equal to or less than 500 nm, and
the content of N-vinyl lactam is 3% to 24%.

US Pat. No. 9,221,865

SYNTHETIC INTERMEDIATE OF 1-(2-DEOXY-2-FLUORO-4-THIO-?-D-ARABINOFURANOSYL)CYTOSINE, SYNTHETIC INTERMEDIATE OF THIONUCLEOSIDE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A production method of 1-(2-deoxy-2-halogeno-4-thio-?-D-arabinofuranosyl)cytosine represented by the following formula
[14]:
(wherein R3 has the same meanings as those described below)which comprises
obtaining a compound represented by the following formula [1e] by a production method of a compound represented by the following
formula [1e]:

(wherein R1a, R2a and R3 have the same meanings as those described below)which comprises allowing a compound represented by the following formula [1d]:
wherein R1a represents a hydroxyl-protecting group; R2a represents a hydroxyl-protecting group; or R1a and R2a may together form an optionally substituted C1-3 alkylene group; R3 represents a halogen atom; and R4a represents a halogen atom, to react with a hydrogen sulfide or a salt thereof;
then allowing the compound represented by the formula [1e] to react with a compound represented by the following formula [7]:
R9X2  [7]
(wherein R9 represents an optionally substituted acyl group, an optionally substituted C1-6alkylsulfonyl group or an optionally substituted arylsulfonyl group; and X2 represents a halogen atom), or with a compound represented by the following formula [8]:
R9—O—R9  [8]
(wherein R9 has the same meanings as those described above), to obtain a compound represented by the following formula [9]:
(wherein R1a, R2a, R3 and R9 have the same meanings as those described above),
then subjecting the compound represented by the formula [9] to any one of the following methods (1) to (4):
“(1) a method of allowing the compound represented by the formula [9] to react with protected cytosine or protected N4-acylcytosine to obtain a compound represented by the following formula [11]:

(wherein R10 represents a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted acyl group; and R1a, R2a and R3 have the same meanings as those described above), and then deprotecting the compound represented by the formula [11],
(2) a method of allowing the compound represented by the formula [9] to react with protected cytosine to obtain a compound
represented by the following formula [11a]:

(wherein R1a, R2a and R3 have the same meanings as those described above), then allowing the compound represented by the formula [11a] to react with
a compound represented by the following formula [12]:
R10aX4  [12]
(wherein R10a represents an optionally substituted acyl group; and X4 represents a halogen atom), or with a compound represented by the following formula [13]:
R10a—O—R10a  [13]
(wherein R10a has the same meanings as those described above), to obtain a compound represented by the following formula [11b]:
(wherein R1a, R2a, R3 and R10a have the same meanings as those described above), and then deprotecting the compound represented by the formula [11b],
(3) a method of halogenating the compound represented by the formula [9] to obtain a compound represented by the following
formula [10]:

(wherein X3 represents a halogen atom; and R1a, R2a and R3 have the same meanings as those described above), then allowing the compound represented by the formula [10] to react with
protected cytosine or protected N4-acylcytosine to obtain a compound represented by the following formula [11]:
(wherein R1a, R2a, R3 and R10 have the same meanings as those described above), and then deprotecting the compound represented by the formula [11], and
(4) a method of halogenating the compound represented by the formula [9] to obtain a compound represented by the following
formula [10]:

(wherein R1a, R2a, R3 and X3 have the same meanings as those described above), then allowing the compound represented by the formula [10] to react with
protected cytosine to obtain a compound represented by the following formula [11a]:
(wherein R1a, R2a and R3 have the same meanings as those described above), then allowing the compound represented by the formula [11a] to react with
a compound represented by the following formula [12]:
R10aX4  [12]
(wherein R10a and X4 have the same meanings as those described above)), or with a compound represented by the following formula [13]:
R10a—O—R10a  [13]
(wherein R10a has the same meanings as those described above), to obtain a compound represented by the following formula [11b]:
wherein R1a, R2a, R3 and R10a have the same meanings as those described above), and then deprotecting the compound represented by the formula [11b]”.

US Pat. No. 9,207,424

LENS DEVICE

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1. A lens device that is replaceably mounted on an imaging apparatus main body, the lens device comprising:
a lens barrel;
a control unit that is provided on the lens barrel;
a cable of which one end is connected to the control unit and the other end is connected to the imaging apparatus main body;
and

a housing portion in which the cable is housed and which is provided with an opening through which the cable is led out,
wherein the cable is housed in a circumferential direction of the lens barrel,
a length of a portion of the cable led out through the opening is changed by the change of a length of a portion of the cable
housed in the housing portion,

the housing portion includes a ring member which is detachably mounted on the lens barrel and of which a center corresponds
to an optical axis of the lens barrel when the ring member is mounted on the lens barrel,

the cable is housed between an inner wall ring and an outer wall ring forming the ring member and having different diameters,
and

the outer wall ring is provided with the opening and the cable is led out from the opening.

US Pat. No. 9,110,205

BLACK CURABLE COMPOSITION, LIGHT-SHIELDING COLOR FILTER, LIGHT-SHIELDING FILM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, WAFER LEVEL LENS, AND SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A black curable composition for a wafer level lens, comprising:
(A1) an inorganic pigment;
(B1) a dispersion resin having a phosphoric acid group or a sulfonic acid group in a molecule thereof;
(C1) a polymerization initiator; and
(D1) a polymerizable compound,
wherein (i) the (B1) dispersion resin comprises a copolymer of a monomer (b1-1) having a phosphoric acid group or a sulfonic
acid group with a macromonomer (b1-2) having a weight average molecular weight of from 1,000 to 30,000; or (ii) the (B1) dispersion
resin comprises a resin that has a polyether structure in the main chain thereof and is represented by the following Formula
(I):


wherein, in Formula (I), RA represents a molecular chain which has a number average molecular weight of from 500 to 30,000 and which is a polyether; and
y represents 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 9,357,107

IMAGE-PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE-CAPTURING DEVICE, IMAGE-PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An image-processing device comprising:
an image information acquisition section to acquire image information that contains at least any one of image analysis data
and image acquisition condition data, the image analysis data being acquired by an analysis of original image data that are
acquired from an image-capturing element by an image taking using an optical system, the image acquisition condition data
indicating an acquisition condition of the original image data;

a restoration processing section to obtain recovery image data by performing a restoration process for the original image
data, the restoration process using a restoration filter that is based on a point spread function for the optical system;

a ringing decision section to decide whether or not the image information meets a condition under which a ringing appears
in the recovery image data due to the restoration process; and

a process control section to control an image process, based on a decision result by the ringing decision section,
wherein the restoration process is performed for the original image data after a gradation correction,
wherein the gradation correction is a gradation correction by a logarithmic process, and
the restoration filter has a filter coefficient corresponding to image data before the logarithmic process.

US Pat. No. 9,304,297

IMAGING LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH THE IMAGING LENS

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1. An imaging lens substantially consisting of six lenses, including:
a first lens having a negative refractive power and a concave surface toward the object side;
a second lens having a positive refractive power;
a third lens having a negative refractive power;
a fourth lens having a positive refractive power and is of a meniscus shape with a concave surface toward the object side;
a fifth lens; and
a sixth lens having a concave surface toward the image side, the surface toward the image side thereof being an aspherical
shape having at least one inflection point thereon, provided in this order from the object side;

the imaging lens satisfying the following conditional formula:
0.5
wherein f is the focal length of the entire system, and R6r is the paraxial radius of curvature of the surface of the sixth
lens toward the image side.

US Pat. No. 9,213,894

IMAGE EVALUATION DEVICE, IMAGE EVALUATION METHOD AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

30. An image evaluation device comprising:
a storage unit that stores sample image data that represent a virtual sample image simulating a sample image included in a
sample printout that is recognized as a non-defective printout;

a reading unit that reads an inspection object image included in an inspection object printout obtained by printing an image
corresponding to the sample image on a recording medium by a printing device using image data representing the image;

an extraction unit that extracts a line defect including a linear pattern formed in a specific direction from the inspection
object image represented by inspection object image data, based on a difference value between the sample image data and the
inspection object image data; and

an evaluation unit that evaluates a visibility of the line defect extracted by the extraction unit,
wherein the evaluation unit evaluates the visibility of the line defect using a statistical method,
wherein the evaluation using the statistical method is based on evaluation results obtained by performing in advance visual
observations of a plurality of evaluation object images corresponding to the inspection object image and respectively including
different line defects, by at least one tester and evaluating the level of the visibility of the line defect for each of the
plurality of evaluation object images, and

wherein the evaluation using the statistical method is based on a multiple regression equation determined according to the
evaluation results.

US Pat. No. 9,305,213

IMAGE LAYOUT GENERATING APPARATUS, IMAGE PRODUCT CREATION SYSTEM, IMAGE LAYOUT GENERATING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR IMAGE LAYOUT GENERATING PROGRAM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An image layout generating apparatus, comprising:
One or more processor comprising:
an image data acquiring unit configured to acquire a plurality of image data;
a first image arranging unit configured to extract a first piece of image data from the plurality of image data, and arrange
a first image in a virtual arranging area based on the first piece of image data;

an image data extracting unit configured to extract a new piece of image data to be arranged in the virtual arranging area
from the plurality of image data;

an arranged image selecting unit configured to calculate an inter-image distance between the new piece of image data extracted
by the image data extracting unit and image data of each arranged image that has been arranged in the virtual arranging area,
and select one of the arranged images based on the calculated inter-image distance;

a second image arranging unit configured to arrange a new image based on the new image data to be above, below, left, or right
of the arranged image selected by the arranged image selecting unit by adjusting a size while maintaining an aspect ratio
of the new image to conform to the selected arranged image;

a size adjusting unit configured to adjust the sizes while maintaining the aspect ratios of all the arranged images so as
to configure one set of images in which all of the arranged images overall form a rectangle to generate the rectangular one
set of images; and

an apparatus controller configured to repeat an extraction of the new image data by the image data extracting unit, a selection
of the arranged image by the arranged image selecting unit, an arrangement of the new image by the second image arranging
unit, and a generation of the rectangular one set of images by the size adjusting unit until there is no longer any image
data remaining to be arranged from among the plurality of image data in the virtual arranging area, and treat the rectangular
one set of images that is generated last as an image layout.

US Pat. No. 9,254,595

DECORATIVE SHEET AND IN-MOLD FORMING METHOD

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1. A decorative sheet comprising:
an image layer and an image running prevention region in order on a resin sheet,
wherein the image layer is a cured image of an ink composition containing (a) a polymerizable compound, (b) a polymerization
initiator, and (c) a coloring agent,

the image running prevention region is a cured layer of a composition for running prevention containing (a) a polymerizable
compound, and (b) a polymerization initiator,

the composition for running prevention contains inorganic particles, the inorganic particles being alumina, and
the image running prevention region is superior in heat resistance to the image layer.

US Pat. No. 9,167,152

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CALCULATING FOCUSING PARAMETER VALUE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An image capturing apparatus, comprising:
an image capturing element in which a plurality of pixels is formed and arranged in a two-dimensional array pattern and phase
difference pixels are formed in a focus detection region within an effective pixel region;

a photographing lens installed in a stage preceding the image capturing element;
a phase difference amount detecting unit analyzing a captured image signal by the image capturing element and obtaining a
phase difference amount from detection signals of two of the phase difference pixels that make a pair; and

a control unit obtaining a defocus amount of a photographic subject image picked up by the image capturing element through
the photographing lens from the phase difference amount detected by the phase difference amount detecting unit and performing
a focusing control of the photographing lens,

wherein the control unit obtains a parameter value regarding a ratio of the defocus amount and the phase difference amount
based on photographing lens information of the photographing lens and a light receiving sensitivity distribution which indicates
sensitivity for each incident angle of incident light for the two of the phase difference pixels that make the pair, and obtains
the defocus amount from the parameter value and the detected phase difference amount.

US Pat. No. 9,128,322

PHASE DIFFERENCE PLATE FOR CIRCULARLY POLARIZING PLATE, CIRCULARLY POLARIZING PLATE, AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DISPLAY APPARATUS

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A phase difference plate for a circularly polarizing plate comprising:
a first optically anisotropic layer; and
a second optically anisotropic layer,
wherein the first optically anisotropic layer contains a liquid crystal compound that is helically aligned around a helical
axis which is in a thickness direction of the first optically anisotropic layer,

a helix angle of the liquid crystal compound in the first optically anisotropic layer is 81±10°,
an in-plane slow axis in a surface of the first optically anisotropic layer at the second optically anisotropic layer side
is in parallel with an in-plane slow axis of the second optically anisotropic layer, and

a value of ?nd, which is a product of a refractive index anisotropy ?n of the first optically anisotropic layer measured at
a wavelength of 550 nm and a thickness d of the first optically anisotropic layer, and ReB(550) which is a value of retardation
of the second optically anisotropic layer measured at a wavelength of 550 nm satisfy the following Formulae (1) and (2) respectively:

142 nm??nd?202 nm; and  Formula (1)

151 nm?ReB(550)?211 nm.  Formula (2)

US Pat. No. 9,091,926

METHOD OF MAKING PLANOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE AND PLANOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A method of making a planographic printing plate, the method comprising, in this order:
image-wise exposing, to infrared light, a positive-working planographic printing plate precursor comprising a positive-working
recording layer provided on a substrate; and

developing the positive-working planographic printing plate precursor after the exposure using an aqueous alkaline solution,
wherein the positive-working recording layer comprises a copolymer (A) containing a structural unit derived from (meth)acrylonitrile
and a structural unit derived from styrene, a water-insoluble and alkali-soluble resin (B), and an infrared absorbing agent
(C), the solubility of the positive-working recording layer in the aqueous alkaline solution being increased by the exposure
to infrared light, and wherein the aqueous alkaline solution has a pH of from 8.5 to 10.8 and contains a betaine-based amphoteric
surfactant and an ammonium salt represented by the following Formula (I):


wherein, in Formula (I), R1, R2, R3, and R4 each independently represent an alkyl group or an aryl group; two groups among R1, R2, R3, and R4 are alkyl groups that link to each other to form a ring structure; the total number of carbon atoms contained in R1, R2, R3, and R4 is from 8 to 20; and X? represents a counter anion.

US Pat. No. 9,077,979

STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE AND METHOD

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1. A stereoscopic image capture device comprising:
a single imaging optical system that can adjust a focal length;
an imaging element that forms pupil-divided object images passing through different regions of the imaging optical system,
photoelectrically converts the object images passing through the different regions and outputs a plurality of parallax images
with different parallaxes;

a diaphragm that restricts a light flux that enters into the imaging element;
an operation unit for adjusting the focal length of the imaging optical system; and
a diaphragm control device for controlling an F value of the diaphragm based on a focal length of the imaging optical system
before and after adjusting the focal length of the imaging optical system by the operation unit,

wherein, when focal lengths before and after adjusting the focal length of the imaging optical system are assumed to be f1
and f2 and the F value of the diaphragm before adjusting the focal length of the imaging optical system is assumed to be FNo1,
the diaphragm control device performs control such that an F value of FNo2 after adjusting the focal length of the imaging
optical system becomes an F value that can be set according to a following equation, so that stereoscopic effect of the plurality
of parallax images output from the imaging element before and after adjusting the focal length of the imaging optical system
is not changed:


US Pat. No. 10,111,326

CONDUCTIVE SHEET AND TOUCH PANEL

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1. A conductive component comprising:a first electrode pattern which is formed by a plurality of grids made of a plurality of metal thin wires that intersect with each other, the first electrode pattern including: a plurality of first conductive patterns that extend in a first direction and are alternated with a plurality of first nonconductive patterns that electrically separate the plurality of first conductive patterns from each other,
wherein each of the first nonconductive patterns includes first break parts in portions other than intersection parts of the metal thin wires, and the first break parts are formed by lines that do not connect with the metal thin wires of the first conductive patterns; and
a second electrode pattern which is formed by a plurality of grids made of a plurality of metal thin wires that intersect with each other, the second electrode pattern including: a plurality of second conductive patterns that extend in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction and are alternated with a plurality of second nonconductive patterns that electrically separate the plurality of second conductive patterns from each other,
wherein each of the second nonconductive patterns includes second break parts in portions other than intersection parts of the metal thin wires, and the second break parts are formed by lines that do not connect with the metal thin wires of the second conductive patterns,
wherein the first electrode pattern is arranged to face the second electrode pattern,
the plurality of first conductive patterns and the plurality of second conductive patterns are orthogonal to each other in top view, and
the grids of the first electrode pattern and the grids of the second electrode pattern form small grids in top view.

US Pat. No. 10,045,431

ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM

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1. An endoscope system comprising:a light source apparatus having plural light sources for discretely emitting light of colors different from one another, for generating first polychromatic light having a first polychromatic spectrum by combining light from said plural light sources;
an image sensor having pixels of plural colors sensitive to colors different from one another;
a light source controller for controlling said plural light sources, to cause an intensity ratio of an integrated emission intensity between said plural colors according to receiving said first polychromatic light with respectively said pixels of said plural colors to become equal to a ratio of an integrated emission intensity between said plural colors according to receiving continuous spectrum light with respectively said pixels of said plural colors, said continuous spectrum light having an at least partial wavelength range of light emitted by a white light source.

US Pat. No. 9,491,858

CIRCUIT BOARD

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1. A circuit board having a plurality of metal interconnects disposed on an insulating base and a transparent adhesive layer
disposed on the metal interconnects in direct contact with the metal interconnects, wherein
the metal interconnects include:
first metal interconnects to which a pulse signal is supplied; and
second metal interconnects to which a fixed potential is applied; and
the pulse signal has a pulse train of a plurality of pulses whose reference level is the same as the fixed potential and which
have a pulse duration of 3 milliseconds or shorter, and an integrated time of the pulses during 600 seconds is less than 60
seconds.

US Pat. No. 9,483,705

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An image processing device, comprising:
a memory configured to store processing instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the stored processing instructions, which comprise:
setting a long diameter of a specific region within an input image containing the specific region;
setting, based on the set long diameter, a region of a predetermined shape including the set long diameter as a first region
estimated as highly probable to be the specific region within the input image and a region of a predetermined shape outside
the first region as a second region estimated as highly probable to be a background region, which is a region other than the
specific region within the input image;

calculating a first histogram, which is a density histogram of a density value of each pixel in the first region, and a second
histogram, which is a density histogram of a density value of each pixel in the second region, calculating, for each density
value, a first evaluation value which indicates a likelihood that the each density value represents the specific region based
on the first histogram and the second histogram, and calculating, for each pair of two adjacent pixels within the input image,
a second evaluation value which indicates a likelihood of being a contour, which is a likelihood that the two adjacent pixels
represent the contour, based on the first evaluation values respectively corresponding to the density values of the two adjacent
pixels; and

extracting the specific region by defining a first reference node belonging to the specific region, a second reference node
belonging to the background region, and a plurality of nodes representing respective pixels within the input image, setting
a connection cost indicating how likely the respective nodes are to be connected to each other based on the second evaluation
value, and connecting the respective nodes to each other based on the set connection cost.

US Pat. No. 9,348,177

OPTICAL FILM, OPTICAL COMPENSATION FILM, POLARIZING PLATE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An optical film having retardations satisfying relations (1) to (3):
1?Re(550)?5;  (1)

?15?Rth(550)?15; and  (2)

|I|+|II|+|III|+|IV|>0.5 (nm),  (3)

with definitions:
I=Re(450)?Re(550);
II=Re(650)?Re(550);
III=Rth(450)?Rth(550); and
IV=Rth(650)?Rth(550),
wherein Re(450), Re(550) and Re(650) are in-plane retardations of 450, 550 and 650 nm, respectively; and Rth(450), Rth(550)
and Rth(650) are retardations in a thickness direction of the optical film, which are of wavelength of 450, 550 and 650 nm,
respectively, and

wherein I, II, III and IV satisfy relations (4-D) to (7-D):
0
?50?II<0;  (5-D)

?50?III?0; and  (6-D)

0?IV?50,  (7-D)

wherein a material for forming the optical film comprises an acrylic polymer, or cellulose acylate.

US Pat. No. 9,223,219

PATTERN FORMING METHOD, ACTINIC RAY-SENSITIVE OR RADIATION-SENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION AND RESIST FILM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

23. A pattern forming method comprising:
(i) a step of forming a film from an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition,
(ii) a step of exposing the film, and
(iii) a step of developing the exposed film by using an organic solvent-containing developer,
wherein the actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition comprises:
(A) a resin capable of decreasing the solubility for an organic solvent-containing developer by the action of an acid,
(B) a compound capable of generating an acid upon irradiation with an actinic ray or radiation,
(D) a solvent, and
(G) a compound having at least either one of a fluorine atom and a silicon atom and having basicity or being capable of increasing
the basicity by the action of an acid;

wherein the composition further contains a crosslinking agent (C).

US Pat. No. 9,214,562

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR, FIELD-EFFECT DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE DETECTOR

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1. A method of manufacturing a field-effect transistor including a substrate, a gate electrode, a gate insulating film, a
source electrode, a drain electrode, a pixel electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer containing an oxide semiconductor, and
an inorganic insulating layer containing a Ga-containing oxide, the method comprising:
forming an electroconductive layer containing at least one selected from the group consisting of the source electrode, the
drain electrode and the pixel electrode;

forming the inorganic insulating layer, by a vapor phase film-forming method, so as to cover the electroconductive layer and
the oxide semiconductor layer;

resist-forming a photoresist film on the inorganic insulating layer;
exposing the photoresist film in a pattern shape; and
developing, using a developer, the exposed photoresist film to form a resist pattern, and removing an area of the inorganic
insulating layer exposed from the resist pattern by using the developer as an etching liquid, wherein the etching liquid is
an alkaline solution, thereby exposing a part of the electroconductive layer,

wherein the gate electrode is provided on the substrate, the gate insulating film is provided between the gate electrode and
the electroconductive layer, the oxide semiconductor layer is provided to contact at least the electroconductive layer, and
the inorganic insulating layer covers the electroconductive layer and the oxide semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,201,290

INTERCHANGEABLE LENS CAMERA, CAMERA BODY, LENS UNIT, AND BUSY SIGNAL CONTROL METHOD

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A lens unit attachable to and detachable from a camera body, comprising:
a communication terminal for communicating with the camera body;
a busy signal terminal for busy signal indicating whether the lens unit is during a period of an operation; and
a communicating part which performs communications with the camera body through the communication terminal and the busy signal
terminal, wherein

when power is supplied to the lens unit, the communication part performs a control in which the busy signal terminal that
is set to a High level by supply of power from the camera body is set to a Low level at a start of a period of an initialization,
and is set to the High level at an end of the period of the initialization, and

upon receiving a busy signal control instruction that can indicate a type of an operation that can be performed by the lens
unit and indicate a type of an operation of a notification target of the busy signal, the communication part performs a control
in which the busy signal terminal is set to a Low level during the operation of the type indicated by the busy signal control
instruction.

US Pat. No. 9,106,900

STEREOSCOPIC IMAGING DEVICE AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGING METHOD

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1. A stereoscopic imaging device, comprising:
an imaging unit capable of outputting a pair of images having a parallax, by pupil-dividing a light flux from an object into
two light fluxes and imaging the two light fluxes onto two photoelectric conversion element groups corresponding to each flux
to photoelectrically convert the two light fluxes;

an aperture unit capable of adjusting an amount of light flux imaged onto the photoelectric conversion element groups of the
imaging unit;

a light-quantity detector detecting the amount of light flux;
an aperture controller capable of performing a first aperture control controlling an amount of opening of the aperture unit
so that a desired parallax is obtained according to the amount of light detected by the light-quantity detector; and

a shake detector detecting an amount of shake of an object image at a time of photographing an image by the imaging unit,
wherein the aperture controller performs a second aperture control in which the larger the amount of shake detected by the
shake detector becomes, the further the amount of opening of the aperture unit increases than the amount of opening required
for the first aperture control.

US Pat. No. 9,359,502

DISPERSION INCLUDING AZO PIGMENT, COLORING COMPOSITION, INKJET RECORDING INK AND METHOD FOR PREPARING DISPERSION

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A pigment dispersion comprising:
an azo pigment or a tautomer thereof represented by the following Formula (1) and having characteristic X-ray diffraction
peaks at Bragg angles (2?±0.2°) of 4.8°, 7.2° and 9.7° in a CuK? characteristic X-ray diffraction

wherein a volume average particle diameter of pigment particles in the pigment dispersion is 0.01 ?m to 0.2 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,285,572

ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A zoom lens consisting of, in order from an object side:
a first lens group having a positive refractive power;
a second lens group having a negative refractive power;
a third lens group having a positive refractive power; and
a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power,
wherein, during magnification change from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end, the first lens group and the third lens group
are fixed in an optical axis direction relative to an image plane, the second lens group is moved toward an image side along
the optical axis relative to the image plane, and the fourth lens group is moved in the optical axis direction relative to
the image plane,

the second lens group comprises an air space formed between a convex surface and a concave surface facing each other, and
a cemented surface between a negative lens and a positive lens,

the third lens group consists of, in order from the object side, a front group that is fixed, and a rear group that has a
positive refractive power and is able to be shifted in directions intersecting with the optical axis to thereby shift an image
formed on the image side, and

the condition expressions (1) to (3) below are satisfied:
2.0<|f12w/fw|<3.0  (1),

2.5<|(Rz1+Rz2)/(Rz1?Rz2)|<5.0  (2), and

8.6 where f12w is a combined focal length of the first lens group and the second lens group at the wide-angle end, fw is a focal
length of the entire system at the wide-angle end, Rz1 and Rz2 are radii of curvature forming the air space in the second
lens group, and Mz is an amount of movement of the second lens group during magnification change from the wide-angle end to
the telephoto end.

US Pat. No. 9,237,319

IMAGING DEVICE AND AUTOMATIC FOCUS ADJUSTMENT METHOD

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging device comprising:
an image-taking lens;
an imaging element including at least red (R), green (G) and blue (B) pixels, and first and second phase-difference pixels
on which subject images having passed through first and second regions are pupil-divided and are formed respectively, and
having a first B pixel and a second B pixel, the first and second regions being different regions on the image-taking lens,
the first B pixel being adjacent in a first direction to a first R pixel of the R pixels at a minimum pitch, the second B
pixel being adjacent in a second direction to a second R pixel of the R pixels, the second direction being opposite to the
first direction;

a decision unit to decide whether a subject color in a focus detection region is a red color, based on an output signal of
the focus detection region, the focus detection region being set in the imaging element;

a phase-difference detection unit to detect a phase difference between respective output signals of the first and second phase-difference
pixels in the focus detection region, based on the respective output signals, when the decision unit decides that the subject
color in the focus detection region is not a red color, and to detect a phase difference between respective output signals
of the first and second B pixels in the focus detection region, based on the respective output signals, when the decision
unit decides that the subject color in the focus detection region is a red color; and

a focus adjustment unit to adjust a focal position of the image-taking lens, based on the phase difference detected by the
phase-difference detection unit.

US Pat. No. 9,235,916

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGING DEVICE, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An image processing device comprising:
an image acquiring device that acquires a plurality of images obtained by capturing a same subject plural times;
a memory; and
a processor, the processor being configured to select, as a reference image, one image of the plurality of images;
generate for a non-reference image that was not selected a transformed image that is transformed by making a position of an
image of a same subject correspond to the reference image;

perform noise-reduction processing on the reference image and generate a noise reduced image;
set a weighting coefficient of the reference image with respect to the transformed image such that, the greater an absolute
value of a first difference in pixel values of corresponding pixels of the reference image and the non-reference image, the
greater the weighting coefficient, and generate an intermediate composite image by carrying out combining processing of the
reference image and the transformed image on the basis of the set weighting coefficient per pixel; and

set a weighting coefficient of the noise reduced image with respect to the intermediate composite image such that, the greater
an absolute value of a second difference in pixel values of corresponding pixels of the reference image and the intermediate
composite image, the smaller the weighting coefficient, and generate a final image by carrying out combining processing of
the intermediate composite image and the noise reduced image on the basis of the set weighting coefficient per pixel.

US Pat. No. 9,202,502

MAGNETIC PARTICLES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND USAGE THEREOF

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A method of manufacturing magnetic particles, which comprises:
adding a carboxylic acid compound to a water-based magnetic liquid, wherein the water-based magnetic liquid comprises magnetic
particles dispersed in an acidic water-based solvent, and the carboxylic acid compound comprises one or more branched alkyl
groups and/or fluorine-containing substituents selected from the group consisting of fluorine atoms and alkyl groups substituted
with one or more fluorine atoms and is selected from the group consisting of aromatic compounds and aliphatic compounds having
one or more carboxylic acid (salt) groups denoted by:

—COOM
wherein M denotes a hydrogen atom or an alkali metal atom, provided that when the number of the carboxylic acid (salt) groups
contained within the molecule thereof is 1, the number of carbon atoms, excluding the carboxylic acid (salt) group portion,
is equal to or more than 1 but equal to or less than 13; and then

collecting the magnetic particles from the water-based magnetic liquid to obtain the magnetic particles the surfaces of which
have been modified by being coated with the carboxylic acid compound.

US Pat. No. 9,147,432

HEAD CLEANING DEVICE AND DRIVE DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A head cleaning device, comprising:
a wiper member formed in an elongate shape and having a wiper anchoring portion anchored so as not to move in a tape width
direction; and

a support member that includes a wiper entrainment portion about which the wiper member is entrained so as to double back,
that causes the wiper entrainment portion to move in the tape width direction so that a surface of the wiper member at an
opposite side of the wiper entrainment portion from the wiper anchoring portion wipes a head that performs at least one of
writing information to, or reading information from, a recording tape.

US Pat. No. 9,370,954

METHOD FOR MEASURING AMOUNT OF POSITIONAL DEVIATION AND IMAGE-RECORDING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A method for measuring an amount of positional deviation between recording positions of a plurality of head modules, the
method comprising:
a recording step of, while relatively moving a recording head with a plurality of head modules each having a plurality of
recording elements arranged in a first direction and a recording medium in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction,
recording dot patterns having a shape extended in the first direction on the recording medium at intervals determined in advance
in the second direction using a first head module and a second head module among the plurality of head modules;

a reading step of optically reading the dot patterns recorded on the recording medium in the recording step;
a density profile calculation step of calculating a density profile associated with the first head module representing change
in density in the second direction of a read image of the dot patterns read in the reading step;

a repetition period calculation step of calculating a repetition period of a waveform corresponding to each dot pattern in
the density profile based on a calculation result in the density profile calculation step;

an integrated density profile calculation step of integrating data of the density profile based on a calculation result of
the repetition period calculation step in each repetition period to calculate an integrated density profile associated with
the first head module; and

a positional deviation amount calculation step of obtaining a peak position of a waveform corresponding to each dot pattern
in the integrated density profile based on a calculation result of the integrated density profile calculation step and calculating
the amount of positional deviation in the second direction between a recording position of the first head module and a recording
position of the second head module based on the peak position and another peak position associated with the second head module.

US Pat. No. 9,292,146

PHOTOSENSITIVE FILM, METHOD FOR PRODUCING CAPACITANCE TYPE INPUT DEVICE, CAPACITANCE TYPE INPUT DEVICE, AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A photosensitive film comprising a provisional support and a photocurable resin layer, wherein:
the photocurable resin layer contains (A) a white inorganic pigment, (B) a monomer, (C) a binder and (D) a photopolymerization
initiator,

the photocurable resin layer has a thickness of from 1 to 40 ?m,
the photocurable resin layer has a content of the white inorganic pigment of from 32 to 50% by mass based on the total solids
content thereof,

the average particle diameter of primary particles of the white inorganic pigment is from 0.18 to 0.27 ?m, and
the content ratio B/C of the solids content of the monomer (B) to the solids content of the binder (C) is 0.58 to 0.95.

US Pat. No. 9,274,319

IMAGING LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH THE IMAGING LENS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging lens substantially consisting of five lenses, including:
a first lens having a positive refractive power and a convex surface toward the object side;
a second lens having a negative refractive power and a concave surface toward the object side;
a third lens having a positive refractive power and is of a meniscus shape with a convex surface toward the object side;
a fourth lens having a positive refractive power and is of a meniscus shape with a concave surface toward the object side;
and

a fifth lens having a negative refractive power and a concave surface toward the image side, the surface thereof toward the
image side being of an aspherical shape having at least one inflection point within a range from an intersection of a principal
light ray at a maximum angle of view with the surface toward the image side inwardly toward the optical axis in the radial
direction, provided in this order from the object side;

the imaging lens satisfying the following conditional formulae:
1.25
0.57
?1.87
1
wherein f is the focal length of the entire system, f1 is the focal length of the first lens, f4 is the focal length of the fourth lens, f5 is the focal length of the fifth lens, TTL is the distance from the surface of the first lens toward the object side to the
imaging surface along the optical axis in the case that back focus is an air converted length, and ? is the half value of
a maximum angle of view when focused on an object at infinity.

US Pat. No. 9,183,637

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Fujifilm Corporation, To...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:
a filtering unit that performs filtering on each pixel position in an image using a second order partial differential of a
function representing a solid sphere and calculates a Hessian matrix; and

an evaluation unit that discriminates a structure included in the image using eigenvalues and eigenvectors obtained by performing
eigenvalue analysis on the calculated Hessian matrix,

wherein the filtering unit includes a correction unit that performs filtering on each pixel position in the image using a
first order partial differential of a function representing a hollow sphere having the same radius as the radius of the solid
sphere and obtains first order partial differential vectors, and carries out correction to cancel out one of response waveforms
of the second order partial differential of the function representing the solid sphere in each direction, the response waveforms
appearing at two positions symmetrically separated with respect to the center of the solid sphere, using values obtained by
projecting the obtained first order partial differential vectors onto directions of the eigenvectors.

US Pat. No. 9,138,851

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MEMBER MADE BY STAINLESS STEEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING COATING FILM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A method of manufacturing a member made of stainless steel, comprising:
a first step of grinding a face which forms a tip-end sharp edge of the stainless steel member in a longitudinal direction
of the sharp edge;

a second step of grinding both side faces from a point away from a tip-end face of the sharp edge toward a tip-end face of
the sharp edge while grinding both the side faces in the longitudinal direction of the sharp edge; and

a third step of polishing the face which forms the ti-end sharp edge by moving a polishing unit in the longitudinal direction
of the sharp edge.

US Pat. No. 9,143,760

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A solid-state imaging device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate having a light receiving area, said light receiving area having pixel pairs arranged in two dimensions
in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction and arranged out of phase by one pixel with respect to a row of said pixel
pairs extending along said horizontal direction, each of said pixel pairs including two pixels adjoining in said horizontal
direction for outputting pixel values in accordance with parallax between said pixels; and

a color filter array having N types of color filters having different spectral transmittance properties arranged in accordance
with said pixel pairs, said N being an integer of 3 or more, said color filter array including a fundamental array pattern
repeatedly arranged in said horizontal direction and said vertical direction, said fundamental array pattern having a rectangular
matrix of said N types of color filters arranged in a predetermined pattern along slanting directions orthogonal to each other,
said N types of color filters including a first filter that most greatly contributes to a luminance signal and second to Nth
filters, said first filter being disposed in each line in said horizontal direction, each line in said vertical direction,
and each line having three or more of said pixel pairs in said slanting directions, said second to Nth filters being disposed
in each line in said slanting directions, a number of said first filters being larger than a number of each of said second
to Nth filters in said color filter array, and

wherein said fundamental array pattern has an isolated portion having said first filter isolated without adjoining to another
of said first filter in said slanting directions, and an adjoining portion having said first filters adjoining each other
in said slanting directions.