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Methods and systems for text detection in mixed-context documents using
local geometric signatures
Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and systems for detection and delineation of text characters in images which may contain combinations of...
Digital video signal transmission apparatus and image display apparatus
A digital video signal transmission apparatus is provided with (a) a digital video signal conversion circuit for converting each chrominance signal of an input...
Optical pickup apparatus
An object of the present invention is to provide an optical pickup apparatus which changes characteristics of a light-emitting device or hologram to reduce...
Aberration detection device, aberration detection method, and optical
pick-up device for controlling spherical...
An aberration detection device which can detect a spherical aberration sensitively by separating a light beam appropriately so as to enlarge a difference in the...
Complex image processing apparatus
It is an object of the invention to allow effective use of a memory provided for each function in a complex image processing apparatus including a facsimile...
Liquid crystal display apparatus and production method thereof
A liquid crystal display apparatus is produced by the steps of arranging pixel electrodes, TFT devices and signal wiring on one surface of one substrate,...
Optical display system and optical shifter
An optical display system includes: a light source; a display panel including multiple pixel regions, each of which can modulate light; and an optical shifter,...
Display device and display method
A display device of the present invention is provided with (a) electro-optic elements respectively composed of an n-type TFT and an organic EL element, which are...
Signal line driving circuit and image display device
A signal line driving circuit includes a shift register having a plurality of shift circuits, each of which shifts a start pulse successively to the next stage,...
Image display device and driving method of the same
In a vertical retrace interval, a pre-charge potential or a signal potential is applied to each polarity for AC driving liquid crystal at least once each, so as...
A display device for realizing gray-scale display by changing an amplitude of a modulation voltage which is output from a data-side driving circuit. A driving...
Device test apparatus and test method including control unit(s) between
controller and test units
One test board for executing a test is provided for each of a plurality of DUTs (Devices-Under-Test) such as semiconductor integrated circuits, a multi test...
Dual-trench isolated crosspoint memory array
A memory array dual-trench isolation structure and a method for forming the same have been provided. The method comprises: forming a p-doped silicon (p-Si)...
Solid-state imaging device and method for driving the same
A solid-state imaging device includes at least one pixel section; and a control section for controlling an operation of the at least one pixel section. The at...
Semiconductor light emitting device and method for producing the same
A semiconductor light emitting device includes a semiconductor substrate; a stacked semiconductor structure formed on the semiconductor substrate; a striped...
Compound semiconductor laser
A compound semiconductor laser of a III group nitride semiconductor of the present invention includes a first cladding layer 104 of a first conduction type...
Heteroaryl substituted spriocyclic sulfamides for inhibition of gamma
Compounds of formula I are disclosed: in which X is a 5-membered heteroaryl ring and R is as defined herein. The compounds are inhibitors of the processing of...
Alkynly-substituted spirocyclic sulfamides for the treatment of
Compounds of formula (I) are disclosed. The compounds inhibit gamma-secretase and hence find use in treatment of Alzheimer's disease ##STR00001##
Method of fabricating nitride semiconductor device
In a wafer having an LD structure 251 formed on a GaN-based substrate 250, cleavage guide grooves 252 are formed in its surface by scribing from above the LD...
Pt/PGO etching process for FeRAM applications
A method of etching a noble metal top electrode on a ferroelectric layer while preserving the ferroelectric properties of the ferroelectric layer and removing...
Mechanical lock type connecter
A mechanical lock type connecter of the present invention is for a plug including a non-movable member connected to a cable, and a movable member that makes...
Optical communications module, optical fiber, and optical coupling
structure of optical fiber and optical...
At least one of end portions of a light-carrying core portion of a single-conductor optical fiber has an enlarged portion, which is a portion of the core portion...
Air refining device and ion generator used for the device
An air conditioning apparatus incorporates an ion generating device that generates positive and negative ions by applying an alternating-current voltage between...
Information providing apparatus
An information providing device assisting the users who meet each other accidentally in forming a community includes a user database (306) managing user...
AGC amplifier circuit for use in a digital satellite broadcast receiver
An AGC amplifier circuit has a fixed-gain amplifier, of which the gain is not controlled by an AGC voltage, and a variable-gain amplifier, of which the gain is...
Encryption key generation circuit
An encryption key generation circuit for generating at least one 128-bit round sub key used in at least one sub round for encryption of 128-bit plaintext, from...
Optical pickup for optically reading/writing data including convergent and
aberration correction optical systems
A lightweight, highly reliable optical pickup including a singlet objective lens is offered by correcting coma aberrations which adversely affect properties of...
Non-volatile semiconductor memory device and erasing control method
A non-volatile semiconductor memory device includes a memory cell array including a plurality of memory cells, wherein information is writable to each of the...
Data output system and document read system
A data output system is composed of i) a portable telephone provided with memory for storing data received via a communication line, and ii) an MFP provided with...
Liquid crystal display device having high light utilization efficiency
There is provided a liquid crystal display device that can obtain a high light utilization efficiency and a sufficient supplementary capacitance without reducing...
Liquid crystal display apparatus
A liquid crystal display apparatus includes an applied gradation value acquiring section for receiving gradation data of a frame to be displayed, gradation data...
Digital signal processing device and audio signal reproduction device
An audio signal reproduction device of the invention has a seventh-order delta-sigma modulation circuit that receives a PCM signal and that performs delta-sigma...
Semiconductor storage device
A semiconductor storage device includes a voltage supply circuit generating a voltage of 5V, a voltage polarity inversion circuit generating a voltage of -5V, a...
Composite active-matrix substrates, methods for manufacturing same, and
electromagnetic wave capturing devices
A composite active-matrix substrate includes: a plurality of active-matrix substrates which are disposed adjacent to one another; a base substrate which is...
Optoelectronic dust sensor and air conditioning equipment in which such
optoelectronic dust sensor is installed
At an optoelectronic dust sensor, opening(s) is/are formed at front panel(s) of main body housing(s), and passage hole(s) is/are formed at back panel(s) of main...
Electronic component and method and structure for mounting semiconductor
An electronic component having an electrode structure to increase an allowance positional deviation in a mounting process as well as a method and a structure for...
Method of fabricating a low-defect strained epitaxial germanium film on
A method of fabricating a germanium film on a silicon substrate includes preparing a silicon substrate; depositing a first germanium film to form a continuous...
Photomask defect testing method, photomask manufacturing method and
semiconductor integrated circuit...
The present invention provides a photomask defect testing method, a photomask manufacturing method and a semiconductor integrated circuit manufacturing method....
Paper feeding cassette for image forming apparatus
The paper feeding cassette includes a push-up plate provided inside the cassette for receiving a stack of sheets entirely thereon regardless of the size of the...
Tuner for a television set
Semiconductor device having integrally sealed integrated circuit chips
arranged for improved testing
Each chip includes, in addition to a core logic, a register such as a BSR. A TAPC for controlling the register is provided only on a chip of the first stage, and...
Transmission control circuit, reception control circuit, communications
control circuit, and communications...
A communications control circuit includes: a common work RAM storing communications data; an address register; a data-set-count register; an information...
Developing apparatus, image forming apparatus and toner replenishing
The invention provides a developing apparatus, an image forming apparatus and a toner replenishing method that can restrain deterioration of toner and can stably...
Developer container and image forming apparatus
A developer container includes a container body, a supporting member, a leading-out member and a spring member. The container body has a first concavity and a...
Optical communication system
Numerical aperture of transmitted light is varied to NAs by a transmitting lens. The numerical aperture, NAs, of the transmitted light is made larger than the...
Methods and systems for improving display resolution using sub-pixel
sampling and visual error compensation
Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for converting a high-resolution image to a lower-resolution image with reduced visible errors....
Distortion-adaptive visual frequency weighting
The ability of the visual system to detect contrast in an image is a function of the frequency of the contrasting pattern and the distortion of the image. The...
Communication apparatus, frequency spectrum inversion method and program
Signals with transmission frequencies from hand sets are received by a receiver. The whole frequency spectrum including the received signals whose frequency is...
Semiconductor laser device and optical disk recording and reproducing
There is provided a semiconductor laser device implementing a single transverse mode oscillation in an oscillation wavelength of 780 nm band and also having high...
Packaging for semiconductor laser device and method for producing the same
In a semiconductor laser device, a flange (33) of a cap (32) is provided with straight-line cut-off portions (34) that are the same in number as notches (36, 37)...