Patents Represented by Law Firm Armstrong, Nikaido, Marmelstein, Kobovcik & Murray
  • Patent number: 5137388
    Abstract: A liquid applicator according to the present invention includes an inner shaft as a liquid reservoir, an applying member, and a valve, wherein near the front end of the inner shaft there is provided a head portion which is non-circular in cross-section along the direction perpendicular to the axial line. At a position in front of the head portion of the inner shaft in an unknocked state, there is provided a controlling wall through which has been bored a through hole which is so designed that the head portion of the inner shaft can pass through the hole when it advances thereby keeping a position in a certain phase of the circumferential direction, while it cannot pass through that hole when keeping a position in another phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaru Kimura
  • Patent number: 5131865
    Abstract: A connector apparatus having a coupling detecting function which has a highly reliable electric connection between the coupling detecting electrical contact elements. The connector apparatus includes a resilient locking arm and a cooperable engaging element provided on first and second housings, respectively. A pair of coupling detecting contact elements are disposed in a movement-permitting spacing of the first housing for the locking arm, and each has a contact portion which is displaced in response to displacement of the locking arm. A short-circuiting contact element is secured to the engaging element. When the two housings are coupled completely to each other, the coupling detecting contact elements are allowed to contact with the short-circulating element to establish an electrical connection between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Taguchi, Tetsuo Kato, Akira Maeda
  • Patent number: 5119838
    Abstract: A liquid painting instrument according to the present invention includes a main shaft oval-shaped in cross-section, a cap of the same configuration and an elastically deformable O-ring. The O-ring is put on the front end outer periphery of the main shaft such that it may be securely fastened to the inner face of the cap by being elastically deformed following both the configurations of the main shaft and the cap. A front end shaft attached to the main shaft incorporates a plurality of paint cores and comb teeth that are mounted along a major axis of the front end shaft and parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nakazima
  • Patent number: 5116291
    Abstract: A rotary driving apparatus including internally-meshing planetary reduction gear to which the output rotation of a motor is inputted, a drive shaft to which the output rotation of the planetary reduction gear is transmitted, an output rotary shaft to which the rotation of the drive shaft is transmitted, and a rotary flange provided on the output rotary shaft with a wheel mounted on the flange. The speed of the output rotation of the motor is reduced and then transmitted to the wheel so as to cause a vehicle to run on the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Toyosumi, Masayuki Tanigawa, Masanori Egawa, Kiyoji Minegishi
  • Patent number: 5105268
    Abstract: A community antenna broadcasting system comprises a transmitting center for broadcasting programs in physical channels, a transmission path, and one or a plurality of home terminals for receiving the programs broadcast from the transmitting center via the transmission path. The transmitting center transmits a main information which includes video and audio information for each of physical channels, and also transmits a control information which includes numbers of logical channels which are contents of the physical channels. The home terminal enters a supervision information which includes a number of a desired logical channel which corresponds to a desired program, and produces a channel selection instruction by collating the control information and the supervision information. A channel selection part is provided within the home terminal. The channel selection part receives the information via the transmission path and selects a physical channel in response to the channel selection instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Assignees: Fujitsu Limited, Yohsuke Ohba
    Inventors: Toshio Yamanouchi, Atsuo Tanaka, Keizo Kuwahara, Yasumasa Sakano, Yohsuke Ohba, Shuji Hori
  • Patent number: 5098761
    Abstract: An optical recording medium includes a substrate, a recording layer and a dielectric layer formed on said substrate, said dielectric layer containing a mixture containing at least a chalcogen compound and fluoride compound. The optical recording medium has excellent long term storage stability, excellent recording and erasing cycle characteristics and excellent recording and/or erasing characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Watanabe, Gentaro Ohbayashi, Kusato Hirota
  • Patent number: 5093615
    Abstract: A movement for instrument is of thin construction. A rotatably supported shaft extends through a thin magnet and supports the magnet on it. The magnet radiates a magnetic field that varies in magnetic field strength in accordance with a sine function along a circular path about the shaft. A signal generator provides a first current and a second current. First straight conductors are disposed in a first direction parallel to the surface of the thin magnet, are laid in the magnetic field of the magnet, and are supplied with the first current through them. Second straight conductors are disposed in a second direction parallel to the surface of the magnet and transverse to the first direction. The second conductors are laid in the magnetic field of the magnet and are supplied with the second current through them. Thus, the magnet is angularly positioned in accordance with the magnitudes and directions of said first and second currents, thereby causing the pointer to indicate the angular position of the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Muto, Katsumi Kato, Yukio Ohike, Sadayuki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 5091372
    Abstract: Stable, rapidly soluble, lyophilized injectable preparations comprising an anthracycline glycoside, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, as the active drug substance, and use of said preparations in the treatment of tumors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: Farmitalia Carlo Erba S.r.l.
    Inventors: Gaetano Gatti, Diego Oldani, Carlo Confalonieri, Luciano Gambini
  • Patent number: 5088938
    Abstract: A connector housing has terminal accommodating cavities therein and a first engagement projection in each of the cavities. A terminal locking block has a locking claw on a preliminary locking plate that loosely connects the block to the connector housing. The block also has second engagement projections on a flexible terminal locking plate. When the terminals are inserted into the cavities of the connector housing, the front end of the terminals abuts against the end of the flexible terminal locking plate and thereby pushes the block partly out of the housing. When the terminals are fully inserted, a space is formed in the cavities so that the block can be pushed into the housing until the second engagement projections snap into the engagement holes in the inserted terminals, thus locking the terminals and the block securely together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Murakami, Takayuki Yammoto
  • Patent number: 5056353
    Abstract: A working amount detecting marker formed by laminating first and second marker layers each having a predetermined shape when seen from above. Two sides contouring the respective marker layers intersect each other at a point located at a specified position where working is to be completed. When the portion of a magnetic head to be opposed to magnetic recording media is formed by grinding or grooving, the sectional configuration appears on the ground surface, indicating whether the amount of grinding or grooving is insufficient or excessive. The point of intersection, when appearing on the ground surface, readily indicates completion of grinding or grooving with high accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoto Matono
  • Patent number: 5030690
    Abstract: This invention relates to a halogen-containing thermoplastic resin composition comprising 100 parts by weight of a halogen-containing termoplastic resin (A) and 1 to 100 parts by weight of a graft polymer (B) having a melt index of 1 to 15 g/10 min as determined at a temperature of 190.degree. C. under a load of 2.16 kg and a benzene-insoluble fraction content of not more than 30 percent by weight as obtainable by graft-polymerizing 100 parts by weight of an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer having a vinyl acetate content of 50 to 90 percent by weight as a substrate with 5 to 50 parts by weight of at least one monomer which, when polymerized alone, gives a homopolymer with a glass transition temperature of 65.degree. to 150.degree. C. (b2). This resin composition has markedly improved long-run moldability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: Nippon Gohsei Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minoru Fujita, Hiroshi Takida, Yoshiharu Nagao
  • Patent number: 5021821
    Abstract: A film circuit substrate exposure apparatus is disclosed, in which members movable along an optical axis such as a reticle support, a projection lens and a film pressing member are mounted on a common linear movement guide by using a linear movement driver, for instance a cross roller guide, in a predetermined spaced-apart relation to one another to set the optical axis and without inclination with respect to the optical axis. The apparatus thus pronounced practical merits such as freedom from rattling, capability of ready positioning and focusing operations, less partial out of focus or aberration of obtainable patterns, and particularly elimination of complicated operations in double side exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Ushio Denki
    Inventor: Shigeru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 5008728
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit device includes a plurality of functional blocks each executing respective logic operations and arranged in an internal area on a semiconductor chip, and a first power source line arranged so as to surround the internal area. The first power source line is a closed-loop line. Second power source lines are provided for the respective functional blocks so as to surround the respective functional blocks on the chip. Each of the second power source lines is a closed-loop line. Third power source lines mutually connect the second power source lines for the functional blocks and connect the second power source lines and the first power source line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamamura, Seiji Endo, Kazuyuki Kawauchi, Hiroki Korenaga
  • Patent number: 5008575
    Abstract: A lifting structure for lifting a dynamic electric machine of the type having a substantially cylindrical stator frame provided on the outer peripheral surface thereof with a plurality of heat radiating ribs extending in the longitudinal direction of the machine. The structure includes grooves formed by casting or extrusion in the opposing walls of two adjacent heat radiating ribs so as to extend in the longitudinal direction of the machine. The structure also includes a lifting member such as an eye bolt provided at its lower portion with a sliding engaging portion with an expanded portion such as a nut for sliding engagement with the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Ishimoto, Hirofumi Iida
  • Patent number: 4984345
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a jig for fixing a bearing with a tapered bore through a tapered adapter sleeve on a rotational shaft comprises a positioning member which is attached to a housing receiving the bearing and which has a positioning surface for positioning the bearing in the axial direction, and drawing means which engages with the tapered adapter sleeve and which have driving means for moving the drawing means axially so that the tapered adapter sleeve is moved toward the positioning member. Movement of the tapered adapter sleeve generates strong fixing forces between the tapered bore and the tapered adapter sleeve and between the tapered adapter sleeve and the shaft. The positioning surface contacts with an end of inner ring of the bearing, which is located on the small diameter side of tapered bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: Tsukishima Kikai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michinori Sawada, Norio Watanabe, Yoshiaki Endo
  • Patent number: 4984175
    Abstract: An articulated industrial robot has an articulated horizontal arm assembly which includes horizontal arms (20), a vertically movable shaft (20) mounted on the extremity of the horizontal arm assembly, and a motor for driving the vertically movable shaft. When directly teaching motions to the vertically movable shaft through a direct teaching operation by an operator, the current control unit of a motor control unit for driving the motor for driving the vertically movable shaft is disconnected from a signal line connected to a robot control unit, and a torque calculating circuit is provided for deciding a motor torque corresponding to the sum of the weight of the vertically movable shaft and the respective variable weights of an end effector attached to the lower end of the vertically movable shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: Fanuc Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Toyoda, Nobutoshi Torii, Ryo Nihei, Akihiro Terada
  • Patent number: 4982623
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a method of controlling the automatic transmission of a vehicle, in which the vehicle can be smoothly started on a low frictional coefficient road by requiring the concurrent operation of the brake pedal and the acceleration pedal. An up-shift operation will occur when both the brake and acceleration pedals are operated when the vehicle speed is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiko Yoshino, Koichi Funatsu, Keiichi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: D313211
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Assignee: The Ohtsu Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Minamitani, Shigeru Matsunami
  • Patent number: D317752
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Seiji Kozono
  • Patent number: D317753
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Seiji Kozono