Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Armstrong, Westerman, Hattori, McLeland & Naughton, LLP
  • Patent number: 6345817
    Abstract: A sheet separator to separate sheets of documents supplied as a stack into a single sheet. The sheet separator has a first separating mechanism and a second separating mechanism, each of which has a separating roller. The second separating mechanism is provided at a position downstream from the first separating mechanism. The peripheral velocity of the second separating roller may be set lower than a peripheral velocity of the first separating roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Kakegawa, Norio Kanemitsu
  • Patent number: 6345394
    Abstract: A rubber glove comprising a main rubber layer and an inner covering layer, bonded to the main rubber layer, containing resin particles is disclosed. The resin particles are partially exposed on the skin-contacting surface of the inner covering layer to an extent such that, among resin particles visually observed in unit area of the skin-contacting surface, resin particles having a maximum particle diameter of 2-20 &mgr;m have a total projected area ratio A of 5-50%, as defined by the formula: A(%)=B/C×100, where B is total projected area of resin particles with a maximum particle diameter of 2-20 &mgr;m, and C is the unit area. The rubber glove can be easily donned and pulled off, and resin particles do not fall or do fall off only to a very slight extent upon donning or pulling off, and, when the inner covering layer is placed in contact with each other, the layer does not easily stick to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventors: Misao Nakamura, Toshihiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 6346119
    Abstract: A graft with a stent, includes: a stent composed of a resilient wire having a supporting frame comprising a wire having a zigzag shape forming top and bottom portions; and tubes being made of plain woven of polyester resin fibers and having a thickness of 20 &mgr;m to 100 &mgr;m. The tubes are disposed between inner surface and outer surface of the stent, and the inner tube surface and the outer tube surface are partially adhered to each other by a polyester resin. The graft is free from hindrance of blood from flowing by kink and/or arctation in a corner such as an arched portion, a curved portion, and meandering portion, is resistant to expansion and contraction and bending, and is fit to a shape of a blood vessel of a human body. The graft is usable for a total percutaneous intravascular surgery because it can be inserted into a sheath having a small diameter because of a thin artificial blood vessel, and is prone not to have leakage from a connection with a blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Ube Industries, LTD
    Inventors: Kunio Kuwahara, Hideki Furuya, Hiroyuki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 6347037
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a board and a semiconductor chip which is connected to an upper surface of the board via face-down bonding. The semiconductor device further includes a frame-shape member which is connected to the upper surface of the board with first adhesive, and has an opening to accommodate the semiconductor chip therein, and a plate-shape member which is situated to cover the semiconductor chip and the frame-shape member, and is connected to the semiconductor chip and the frame-shape member with second adhesive, wherein the frame-shape member has such a sufficient sturdiness as to prevent thermal-expansion-induced deformations of the board and the plate-shape member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Iijima, Tetsushi Wakabayashi, Toshio Hamano, Masaharu Minamizawa, Masashi Takenaka, Taturou Yamashita, Masataka Mizukoshi, Masaru Nukiwa, Takao Akai
  • Patent number: 6346011
    Abstract: A battery-connecting plate consists of busbars for connecting batteries together and a wire protector which holds in a predetermined layout therein terminals and their connection wires for detecting voltage of desired ones of the batteries. The busbars and the wire protector are fixed in a resin plate by insert molding, with the busbars arranged in correspondence with the batteries and with the terminals held in contact with related ones of the busbars. The busbars, the voltage detecting terminals and others are integrally incorporated in the connecting plate so that these components are less exposed to the outside. The connecting plate is thus safe and easy to mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Ikeda
  • Patent number: 6344094
    Abstract: A ferritic-austenitic two-phase stainless steel consisting essentially of, in wt. %, over 0% to not more than 0.05% of C, 0.1 to 2.0% of Si, 0.1 to 2.0 of Mn, 20.0 to 23.0% of Cr, 3.0 to 3.9% of Ni, 0.5 to 1.4% of Mo, over 0% to not more than 2.0% of Cu and 0.05 to 0.2% of N, the steel further containing, when desired, at least one element selected from the group consisting of over 0% to not more than 0.5% of Ti, over 0% to not more than 0.5% of Nb, over 0% to not more than 1.0% of V, over 0% to not more than 0.5% of Al, over 0% to not more than 0.5% of Zr, over 0% to not more than 0.5% of B, over 0% to not more than 0.2% of a rare-earth element, over 0% to not more than 1.0% of Co, over 0% to not more than 1.0% of Ta and over 0% to not more than 1.0% of Bi, the balance being substantially Fe. Cr, Mo and N are within the range defined by the following expression [i]: Cr+3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Hineno, Takeshi Torigoe
  • Patent number: 6344407
    Abstract: A semiconductor device manufacturing method comprises the steps of forming solder bumps on an underlying metal film of a semiconductor device, and placing the semiconductor device and the solder layer in a reduced pressure atmosphere containing formic acid to form the solder bumps. Accordingly, the solder bumps can be formed without flux generating voids in the solder layer. Furthermore, the cleaning required after the solder bumps are formed can be omitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hirohisa Matsuki, Fumihiko Taniguchi, Kunio Kodama, Eiji Watanabe, Masataka Mizukoshi, Hiroyuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 6344014
    Abstract: In an apparatus for controlling a starting clutch of a vehicle having a function of stopping engine idling so that an engine is automatically stopped, the starting clutch being provided in a transmission of the vehicle in series with a belt type continuously variable transmission mechanism, a load is applied to the transmission mechanism before a rise in a side pressure of the drive pulley and the driven pulley at the time of vehicle start-up from the state of engine stopping, resulting in a slipping of the belt. To avoid such a slipping, at the time of vehicle start-up from the state of engine stopping, the engaging force of the starting clutch is prevented from increasing above the creeping force which gives rise to the creeping of the vehicle until after a lapse of a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Eguchi
  • Patent number: 6344277
    Abstract: A hydrophilic treatment by the use of a surface active agent and the like is not required for a base even the surface of which is water-repellent or thermoplastic when a viscous amorphous type titanium peroxide is used for fixing a base as a binder. In addition, a thin layer of a photocatalyst semiconductor, a dielectrical ceramics or an electrical ceramics can be easily formed by adhering particles of a photocatalyst semiconductor, a dielectrical ceramics or an electrical ceramics to the layer of a viscous amorphous type titanium peroxide, which is a layer as a binder, in a homogeneously floating state gas. Furthermore, a layer of a titanium oxide having a photocatalyst function can be formed when a base is fixed with a viscous amorphous type titanium peroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignees: Tao Inc., Tio Techno Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shiro Ogata, Yoshimitsu Matsui
  • Patent number: 6344278
    Abstract: A hydrophilic treatment by the use of a surface active agent and the like is not required for a base even the surface of which is water-repellent or thermoplastic when a viscous amorphous type titanium peroxide is used for fixing a base as a binder. In addition, a thin layer of a photocatalyst semiconductor, a dielectrical ceramics or an electrical ceramics can be easily formed by adhering particles of a photocatalyst semiconductor, a dielectrical ceramics or an electrical ceramics to the layer of a viscous amorphous type titanium peroxide, which is a layer as a binder, in a homogeneously floating state gas. Furthermore, a layer of a titanium oxide having a photocatalyst function can be formed when a base is fixed with a viscous amorphous type titanium peroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignees: Tao Inc., Tio Techno Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shiro Ogata, Yoshimitsu Matsui
  • Patent number: 6343681
    Abstract: A main clutch 9 is interposed between an input shaft 3 and an output shaft 5, and a normally engaged pilot clutch 10 is interposed between an output member 7c of an overrunning clutch 7 and the output shaft 5. An input member 7a of the overrunning clutch 7 is made to freely rotate relative to the input shaft 3, and a cam mechanism 11 is provided for generating a thrust force by virtue of the difference in rotational speed between the input shaft 7 and the input member 7a, whereby the main clutch 9 is brought into engagement with this thrust force so generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Aoki
  • Patent number: 6344307
    Abstract: A photosensitive resin composition characterized by comprising (A) a resin having at least one aprotic onium salt represented by the general formula: —COO−·W+  (1) and/or the general formula: (in each of the above general formulas, W+ represents wherein, Z represents a nitrogen atom or phosphorus atom; Y represents a sulfur atom; R1, R2, R3 and R4 each represents an organic group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms), (B) a compound having two or more vinylether groups in a molecule and (C) a compound which generates an acid upon irradiation with actinic energy rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kojima, Osamu Isozaki, Hideo Kogure, Genji Imai
  • Patent number: 6344084
    Abstract: A combinatorial molecular layer epitaxy apparatus is provided which includes a common chamber (22) having pressure therein controllable; one or more conveyable substrate heating units (36) having a substrate holder (48) for holding one or more substrates in the common chamber; and one or more process conducting chambers (24, 26, 28) having pressure therein controllable and provided to correspond to the substrate heating units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Hideomi Koinuma, Masashi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 6344363
    Abstract: A ferroelectric film is formed on a principal surface of an underlying substrate. By the vapor deposition using high density plasma, an insulating protection film is deposited so that the ferroelectric film is covered therewith. The deposited protection film can prevent the ferroelectric film from deteriorating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Rika Shinohara, Atsuhiro Tsukune, Hiroshi Kudo
  • Patent number: 6343913
    Abstract: There is provided a hydraulic turbomachine comprising a housing, one or more impellers arranged rotatably around an axis within the housing, one or more resin-made diffusers provided around the one or more impellers for defining diffuser channels around the impellers, respectively, one or more support members provided within the housing and engaged under pressure with corresponding ones of the diffusers for securely supporting the corresponding diffusers in the direction of the above-noted axis within the housing, and elastic members held between surfaces of the support members and the diffusers in the above-noted direction. An O-ring receiving groove is formed in each of the surfaces of the diffusers in such a manner that the groove surrounds the axis, and an O-ring is placed in the groove as the elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Ebara Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiro Ohsaki
  • Patent number: 6344016
    Abstract: At the time of vehicle start-up from the state of engine stopping, a hydraulic oil pressure in a starting clutch sometimes overshoots beyond a creeping pressure as a result of a rise in the hydraulic oil pressure in the hydraulic circuit, resulting in shocks. A hydraulic oil pressure command value to a linear solenoid valve which controls the starting clutch pressure is made smaller than the creeping pressure until the point of time at which the rise in the hydraulic oil pressure in the hydraulic circuit (=the point of time at which a condition of F2=1 is satisfied). Once a discrimination of a rise in the hydraulic oil pressure has been made, the command value is made higher than the creeping pressure for a predetermined period of time (i.e., for the period of YTM3−YTM3B1), and is thereafter made to the creeping pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Honda Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Eguchi
  • Patent number: 6344127
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide a method for producing a photocatalytic material which consists of a titanium oxide, exhibits a higher photocatalytic activity and has excellent appearances. The above object is attained by the provision of a method for preparing a photo catalytic material by oxidizing the surface of a substrate consisting of titanium or a titanium alloy, the method comprising a step of anodizing the substrate in an electrolyte containing an organic acid and/or a salt of the organic acid and a step of further oxidizing the anodized substrate in an atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Itoh
  • Patent number: 6343742
    Abstract: A bar code reader comprising a photodetecting section for receiving light reflected from bar codes scanned with scanning light and for outputting an electric signal corresponding to the intensity of light received, a demodulating section for demodulating section for demodulating the electric signal and for generating demodulation bar code data, a storage section for storing demodulation bar code data, a timing section which starts measuring a first time when the demodulation bar code data is stored in the storage section, an data judging section for judging which area, out of first and second areas to which the scanned range scanned with scanning light is divided, is scanned to generate the modulation bar code data demodulated by the demodulating section, a judging section for judging whether or not demodulated bar code data demodulated prior to demodulation bar code data and stored in the storage section coincides with the demodulation bar codes, and a judging section for judging that the demodulation bar co
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Mitsuo Watanabe, Motohiko Itoh, Hiroaki Kawai, Isao Iwaguchi
  • Patent number: 6344280
    Abstract: A swash plate for a swash plate compressor, wherein aluminum alloy containing 12 to 60% of Si and, as required, 0.1 to 30% of Sn is sprayed onto the iron or aluminum base plate of the swash plate compressor to form a seizure-resisting and abrasion-resisting surface layer dispersed with granulated Si.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignees: Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd., Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Syogo Muramatsu, Masanori Akiduki, Hiroaki Kayukawa, Hideki Mizutani, Manabu Sugiura, Hiroyuki Nakaima
  • Patent number: 6344018
    Abstract: A punch press is replaced for processing where the punch press has a cartridge on which a plurality of tools are mounted. The punch press includes a control apparatus for controlling a press machine body and a tool information storage device for storing plural pieces of tool information and tool identification information on each of the tools in such a way that the pieces of information mutually correspond. It also includes a cartridge replacement input device for inputting the tool identification information to the control apparatus. The control apparatus has an identification device for using the input tool identification information to identify the tool information on the plurality of tools stored in the tool information storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideto Aizawa