Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Armstrong, Westerman, Hattori, McLeland & Naughton, LLP
  • Patent number: 6340617
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device having shallow p-n junctions and silicide regions, capable of meeting both requirements of a high annealing temperature and a low annealing temperature. A lamination of two films made of materials having different etching characteristics is formed on the surface of a silicon substrate, covering an insulated gate electrode structure. The upper film is anisotropically etched to form side wall spacers. Impurity ions are implanted into a surface layer of the silicon substrate and sufficiently activated to a first level. The lower film is removed by using as a mask the side wall spacers, and a metal film capable of being silicided is deposited to perform a first silicidation reaction. The insulated gate electrode is exposed and impurity ions are implanted shallowly in the surface layer of the silicon substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Kenichi Goto
  • Patent number: 6340352
    Abstract: An ultrasound treatment system in accordance with the present invention includes: ultrasonic transducers for generating ultrasonic vibrations; a handpiece including the ultrasonic transducers and serving as an operation unit; a probe connected to the ultrasonic transducers and serving as a vibration conveyer for conveying ultrasonic transducers to a distal member constituting a stationary section of a treatment unit used to treat a living tissue; a sheath serving as a protective member for shielding the probe; a holding member opposed to the distal member at the distal end of the sheath and constituting a movable section of the treatment unit which clamps a living tissue in cooperation with the distal member; a manipulator to be handled for clamping or freeing a living tissue using the holding member and distal member; an operation member for driving the holding member responsively to a movement of the manipulator; and a turning mechanism for turning the treatment unit relative to the manipulator with the axi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsumasa Okada, Toshiya Sugai, Yoshitaka Honda, Manabu Ishikawa, Tomohisa Sakurai
  • Patent number: 6340888
    Abstract: A magnetic field generator for MRI comprises a pair of plate yokes opposed to each other with space in between. A magnet is provided in each of the opposed surfaces of the pair of plate yokes. A column yoke is connected to the pair of plate yokes. An enhancing member made of magnetic material and having a curved slant face is provided in an inner surface of the connection between the column yoke and the plate yokes at a place farthest from the magnet. A first bolt of magnetic field adjusting bolts is screwed into the plate yoke, with a tip of the first bolt contacting the enhancing member. A second bolt of the magnetic field adjusting bolts is screwed into the plate yoke, with a tip of the second bolt contacting an upper end face of the column yoke. An engaging portion for engagement of the enhancing member with the yoke may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Sumitomo Special Metals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Aoki, Shigeo Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 6340982
    Abstract: An exposure device in which an image forming lens is disposed in such a posture that the center line of an image forming is out of axial alignment with the center of beam intensity distribution of the light emitting diode output (the center of beam intensity distribution) so as to reduce possible incidence of stray light when local part of the light output from the light emitting diode array reflects on said wires. As a result, the stray light does not strikes the circumference surface of the image supporting body and the vivid image can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Taira, Youji Houki, Hirofumi Nakayasu, Tsutomu Nagatomi
  • Patent number: 6340697
    Abstract: Various oxime derivatives are provided, which do not cause any chemical damage to plants and which exhibit sufficient effectiveness against various plant diseases. The oxime derivatives are expressed by two general chemical formulas (1) and (2), as follows. Agricultural chemicals and plant disease control chemicals are also provided which contain the above mentioned oxime derivatives as active ingredients. Test results of these agricultural chemicals and the plant disease control chemicals are proved to be very effective for downey mildews and late blights or Phytophthora rot etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeo Kobori, Tomoko Goto, Hitoshi Kondo, Hiroyuki Tsuboi, Mika Iiyama, Toru Asada, Takashi Goto
  • Patent number: 6341006
    Abstract: A projection exposure apparatus for projecting a pattern image of an illuminated mask onto a substrate. The optical path can be divided into a plurality of hermetic blocks each having an inert gas sealed therein by a plurality of partition devices. According a one aspect of the invention, a hermetic sealing member is disposed in the space between the substrate-side of the projection optical system and the substrate for replacing the atmosphere existing in the optical path of the illuminating light in that space by a substance other than oxygen. According to another aspect of the invention, a plurality of independent chambers are formed in a frame. Lids, piping, and valves in the chambers are opened or closed in response to the value detected by oxygen density sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Murayama, Haruo Ozawa
  • Patent number: 6341049
    Abstract: A cassette loading mechanism comprises a tray disposed inwardly of a side plate on a chassis and movable in a cassette loading direction for holding a cassette, and a loading member disposed externally of the side plate for driving the tray. The side plate is provided with engaging pieces corresponding to an upper end and a lower end of the loading member. The loading member is formed in the lower end thereof corresponding to the engaging piece with a cutout for permitting the loading member to move to inside the engaging piece when positioned for mounting on the side plate. The loading member is mounted on the side plate by fitting the upper end thereof to the other engaging piece of the side plate and causing the other end of the loading member to clear the engaging piece at the cutout and to move to inside of the engaging piece. The loading member is slidable from the mounted position to move within a range in which the loading member is in engagement with the side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiromasa Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 6340798
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes a first wiring line and a second wiring line spaced apart from the first wiring line. The first wiring line has a first portion having a surface which faces the second wiring line and is smaller in area than that of the second portion, so that a crosstalk noise between the first portion of the first wiring line and the second wiring line can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Tokuda
  • Patent number: 6339692
    Abstract: This invention relates to a printing device that performs fixation after transfer, and which prevents the occurrence of no transfer even when feeding the paper backward starting printing from the next page after the final page. This printing device comprises image-formation units (3, 4) that transfer a toner image, a fixation unit (5), and a control unit (10). The control unit (10) control adjustment of the moisture content on either the final page or leading page. In order to do that, it lowers the fixation energy of the fixation unit (5) for the final page. There is a moisture-adjustment mechanism (16) that reduces the moisture content of the leading page. Heat energy is applied to the leading page by the fixation unit (5). This reduces the difference in the amount of shrinkage between the final page and the leading page, and prevents wrinkling of the leading page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yoshida, Masato Matsuzuki, Katsumi Adachi, Yoshikazu Yamamoto, Daisuke Fujii, Takashi Inui, Yukitoshi Takano
  • Patent number: 6338823
    Abstract: A gas chromatograph has a pressure sensor measuring a pressure in a sample introduction part, a flow control valve controlling carrier gas flow rate, a flow sensor measuring a flow rate of the carrier gas, a split flow path exhausting part of a carrier gas and sample from the introduction part, an exhaust valve placed in the sprit flow path, and a monitor screen. The controller controls the flow control valve to flow the carrier gas at the designated flow rate into the introduction part, reads an output of the pressure sensor after making the exhaust valve fully open, calculates a flow path resistance of the filter by using an output of the pressure sensor and a flow path resistance of the chromatographic column, and controls the monitor screen to display an indication for exchanging the filter when the calculated resistance reaches the preset value corresponding to a state in which the filter is stuffed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Masanao Furukawa
  • Patent number: 6338694
    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 under given conditions when the vehicle is at a standstill, the starting clutch being disposed in a transmission of the vehicle in series with a belt type continuously variable transmission mechanism which receives an input of a power from the engine through a power transmission mechanism having built therein hydraulically operated frictional engaging elements, the vehicle start-up from the state of engine stopping is made smoothly at a good response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Eguchi
  • Patent number: 6339127
    Abstract: A silicone rubber particle-containing aqueous emulsion which comprises polymer particles comprising (A) 0.1 to 45% by weight of a vinyl homopolymer or copolymer and (B) 55 to 99.9% by weight of a silicone rubber, wherein the polymer particles have a number average particle size of 0.008 to 0.1 &mgr;m and a variation coefficient in particle size distribution of at most 65%, and the emulsion contains at most 10 parts by weight of an emulsifier per 100 parts by weight of the silicone rubber (B); and a silicone rubber-based graft copolymer particle-containing aqueous emulsion obtained by graft-polymerizing a vinyl monomer in the presence of the polymer particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuo Miyatake, Kazunori Takikawa, Shigeki Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 6339689
    Abstract: An exemplified object of the present invention is to provide a toner collection device that may effectively, easily and inexpensively utilize a storage space for waste toner. The toner collection device is provided with a displaceable partition in the storage space, and the partition may contact an agitator that may displace the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Fujitsu Peripherals Limited
    Inventor: Yuzuru Sugiura
  • Patent number: 6338232
    Abstract: A waterproof sheet fixing member for fixing a waterproof thermoplastic resin sheet on a structure to be waterproofed, includes a plate-like main member made of thermoplastic resin, and a conductive multi-aperture sheet having an upper surface and a lower surface. The conductive multi-aperture sheet has a plurality of joining apertures each communicating the upper surface with the lower surface, and is integrally provided in the main member. A method of fixing the waterproof thermoplastic resin sheet includes the steps of fixing the fixing member on a surface of the structure, spreading the waterproof thermoplastic resin sheet on the surface of the structure, and induction heating the conductive multi-aperture sheet via the waterproof thermoplastic resin sheet to melt a portion where the main member contacts the waterproof thermoplastic resin sheet. Thus, the main member is integrally welded to the waterproof thermoplastic resin sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Tsutsunaka Plastic Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Yamanaka, Masaya Sera, Yasuo Kumamoto, Takatoshi Imafuku
  • Patent number: 6339377
    Abstract: An article surveillance security system with self-alarm operates at 6 through 10 MHz as a central frequency, receives a swept low level radio wave within ±5 through 15% from the central frequency, and sounds the alarm. It includes a tuning circuit (1) tuning to the central frequency, and a differential amplifier (2) for amplifying and detecting the output of the tuning circuit. The load resistance (R1) of the differential amplifier is set to 3 through 5 M&OHgr;, and the operating current of the differential amplifier is set to 3 &mgr;A or less. The base-emitter of the amplification/detection transistor (Tr1) of the differential amplifier are connected to the base-emitter of another diode-connected transistor (Tr2) to stabilize a bias drift by temperature. Thus, a receiving circuit of an article surveillance security system with self-alarm (tag) is realized with ability having a power supply of approximately four-year durability, stably operating with a very low level radio wave at 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Kojin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsufumi Naka, Hitoshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 6338812
    Abstract: A helical antenna having an antenna element covered with an insulating layer is formed by monolithically form the insulating layer so that the antenna element is integrated with the insulating layer. To be more precise, first, a cylindrical shell, which received a core pin in its center hole, is inserted into the antenna element along the longitudinal axis of the antenna element. The antenna element is put in a cavity of a molding die. A moulding resin which was heated and molten at a temperature higher than the melting point of the cylindrical shell is injected into the cavity to form an insulating cover over the cylindrical shell and the antenna element. The surface of the cylindrical shell starts softening upon contacting with the molten resin, and sticks around the helically coiled antenna line, whereby the pitch of the antenna element can be maintained substantially constant even if an injection pressure is applied during the molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventor: Keiichi Ogura
  • Patent number: 6339563
    Abstract: A grating surface of a diffraction grating diffracts a laser beam emitted from a semiconductor laser device in ±1st order directions. The grating surface is formed in a rectangular or elliptic shape in such dimensions that a light spot formed on an objective lens by ±1st order diffracted beams is located in an aperture of the objective lens and not displaced from the aperture even if the objective lens is horizontally moved in a tracking operation. A grating surface of another diffraction grating has a width smaller than the width of an overlap region of a light spot on the diffraction grating corresponding to a part of a beam, diffracted in the +1st direction, entering an objective lens and a light spot on the diffraction grating corresponding to a part of a beam, diffracted in the −1st direction, entering the objective lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushi Mori, Atsushi Tajiri, Yasuaki Inoue, Takenori Goto, Minoru Sawada, Akira Ibaraki, Daisuke Ide
  • Patent number: 6338384
    Abstract: A downflow reboiler-condenser which can distribute and introduce an evaporating fluid (fluid to be evaporated) uniformly and securely into evaporation passages and which can also achieve simplification of its structure and reduction in the fabrication cost. This reboiler-condenser is provided with a reservoir 36 above a heat exchanger core 34 and with liquid distributors 37 located above evaporation passages 33 respectively. The liquid distributors 37 distribute the evaporating fluid collected in the reservoir 36 into the evaporation passages 33 uniformly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Nippon Sanso Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Sakaue, Hideyuki Hashimoto, Junichi Ohya
  • Patent number: 6339247
    Abstract: On a liquid crystal display device (80) comprising a first substrate (81) and a second substrate (82) with electrodes (83, 84), formed thereon, respectively, and liquid crystal (85) sealed thereinbetween, a semiconductor device (1) for driving the liquid crystal display device (80) is mounted. The semiconductor device (1) is provided with a plurality of bumps (24), each electrically conductive with respective electrode pads provided on the upper surface of a semiconductor chip (12) with an integrated circuit formed thereon, through the intermediary of respective lower electrodes, provided so as to stretch over the upper surface and two sidewall faces of the semiconductor chip (12), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Noboru Taguchi
  • Patent number: 6338638
    Abstract: An electric connector with a terminal is provided, which includes: a first electric connector having a connector housing in which a terminal accommodating chamber is formed; a second electric connector with a second terminal; a first terminal to be accommodated in the connector housing and to be connected with an electric wire; an electrical contact section provided on the first terminal and having a contact piece to be electrically connected with the second terminal; a wire connection section provided on the first terminal for connecting an electric wire; and a space provided between the electrical contact section and an inner surface of the terminal accommodating chamber for allowing relative movement between the electrical contact section and the connector housing. The space is formed by making a step between a bottom of the electrical contact section and a bottom of the wire connection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Kodama