Abstract: A memory-logics LSI device forms an input/output path for testing. A memory device has a memory input/output unit,which includes an input/output selector with test function. A test clock signal, which is directly supplied in the test mode, is used to selectively take in one of input signals and an output signal to output the signal. The output is monitored on an external pin, while changing the timing of the positive-going edge of the clock signal, or the input signals. Relative measurement is then made on a delay amount indicating to which extent the input signals are delayedto cause a phase shift with respect to the clock signal,at the timing immediately before input to and after output from the memory device.
Abstract: The present invention provides a multi-input A/D converter circuit capable of shorting a conversion time without increasing its layout area and current consumption. When a most significant bit of a binary counter is “L”, individual input signals are sampled by a sample and hold unit, and digital signals held in respective data holders are sequentially selected by a selector. When the most significant bit is brought to “H”, the respective input signals are held as analog signals and compared with each of reference voltages produced corresponding to a digital signal by a DAC. When decision signals outputted from comparators are changed from “L” to “H”, the digital signal at that time is held in the individual data holders as digital signals.
Abstract: A multi-layer bus system includes an interconnect matrix, bus slaves, bus masters and a bus control circuit. The interconnect matrix has master connection ports and slave connection ports, and connects one of the master connection ports to one of the slave connection ports in response a control signal. The slaves are connected to the slave connection ports, respectively. The bus masters includes a priority bus master connected to one of the master connection ports and a non-priority bus master. The priority bus master generates a bus demand signal when it needs a real-time operation. The bus control circuit is connected between the non-priority bus master and the other master connection ports. The bus control circuit disconnects the non-priority bus master to the other master connection ports in response to the bus demand signal.
Abstract: After forming, on a substrate, a first insulating film with a relatively low dielectric constant and low mechanical strength, the first insulating film is patterned. After forming, on the substrate, a second insulating film with a relatively high dielectric constant and high mechanical strength, the second insulating film is planarized by polishing, so as to form a thinned portion of the second insulating film on the patterned first insulating film. An interconnect groove is formed in the thinned portion of the second insulating film and the patterned first insulating film, and then, a buried interconnect is formed in the interconnect groove.
August 31, 2001
Date of Patent:
December 28, 2004
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Abstract: A lead frame includes: an outer frame section; a plurality of chip mounting sections which are supported by the outer frame section and on which a plurality of semiconductor chips are mounted; lead sections surrounding the chip mounting sections; connecting sections for connecting and supporting the lead sections and the outer frame section with each other; and an encapsulation region in which the chip mounting sections are encapsulated together in an encapsulation resin. An opening is provided in a plurality of regions of the outer frame section that are each located outside the encapsulation region and along the extension of one of the connecting sections.
Abstract: Naphthoquinone derivatives of Formula (1): wherein R, represents an OH group, methyl ether, ethyl ether or a similar ether, R1 represents a methyl, ethyl or similar aliphatic hydrocarbon derivative: R2 and R3 each independently represent hydrogen or a group selected from: (A), (B), or (C) wherein R5 represents an PH group, methyl ether, ethyl ether or a similar ether and R6 represents a methyl, ethyl or similar aliphatic hydrocarbon derivative: R4 represents hydrogen or a group selected from: (D), (E) or (F) wherein R7 represents an OH group, methyl ether, ethyl ether or a similar ether and R8 represents a methyl, ethyl or similar aliphatic hydrocarbon derivative: or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, are useful for the treatment and/or control of a tuberculosis in a patient caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
March 19, 2002
Date of Patent:
December 28, 2004
University of Pretoria, South African Medical Research Council
Jacobus Johannes Marion Meyer, Namrita Lall
Abstract: The present invention provides a button apparatus for an electrical device having a circuit board with M switch devices wherein M is a positive integer number. The button apparatus includes a body and a pillar. The body has M protrusions respectively corresponding to the M switch devices for selectively actuating the M switch devices. The pillar has a first end and a second end. The second end has a projection used as a pivot. The first end presses against a central part of the body. When the body is pushed downward, the body presses upon the first end and the projection touches against the circuit board for controlling one of the M protrusions to selectively actuate one corresponding switch device.
Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying device of the present invention comprises NOx trap catalyst including NOx trap material, catalytic metal and O2 storage material, NOx sensor, section for releasing NOx when NOx absorbed amount of the NOx trap catalyst reaches a specified amount, section for determining diagnosis conditions of the NOx trap catalyst, section for detecting termination of O2 release from the O2 storage material, and section for diagnosing O2 storage capacity according to output value (NO1) of the NOx sensor during a term from beginning of the oxygen concentration lowering by the NOx release section until termination of the O2 release and for diagnosing NOx reduction capacity of the catalytic metal according to output value (NO2) of the NOx sensor after termination of O2 release, wherein a speed of lowering oxygen concentration during the diagnosis is set so as to be slower than that during non-diagnosis.
Abstract: The fiber-wired sheet of the present invention includes a pair of sheets facing each other and a fiber arrangement sandwiched by the pair of sheets. The pair of sheets have respective adhesive layers on the surfaces facing the fiber arrangement. The fiber arrangement has a double-layer structure composed of a continuous fiber, and the layers are in contact with the respective adhesive layers.
Abstract: The present invention describes a novel and very quick bacterial system based screening protocol to detect UV protectant molecules and determining their efficacy for the extent of protection against Ultraviolet radiation in biological systems, identifying a new use of the compound menthyl benzoate as efficient UV protectant suitable for providing protection against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation and the extent of protection provided by menthyl benzoate.
June 17, 2003
Date of Patent:
December 14, 2004
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research Rafi
Abstract: A command processing device includes first and second storing circuits, a decode circuit and a generating circuit. The first storing circuit stores a command. The decode circuit decodes the command from the first storing circuit and outputs a decoded command and a control signal. The generating circuit receives the command from the first storing circuit, generates a new command in response to the control signal, and outputs the new command to the first generating circuit. The second storing circuit stores an original command. The generating circuit receives the original command from the second storing circuit and outputs the original command to the first storing circuit.
Abstract: Indoor circuits (60, 65) of indoor units (12, 13) are each connected in parallel to an outdoor circuit (20) of an outdoor unit (11). The outdoor circuit (20) has a gas vent pipe (35) by which a receiver (23) is brought into communication with suction sides of compressors (41, 42). During the heating operation in the heating mode of operation, a gas vent solenoid valve (36) is placed in the open state so that the receiver (23) decreases in pressure. This relaxes restrictions on the difference in installation height between each indoor unit of a multi type airconditioner having a plurality of indoor units.
Abstract: An organic film is etched by using plasma generated from an etching gas including a first gas containing, as a principal constituent, a compound including carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen and a second gas including a nitrogen component.
August 9, 2002
Date of Patent:
December 7, 2004
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., ULVAC, Inc.
Abstract: A seat belt system which does not interfere with the ingress and egress of rear seat passengers, and can detect the presence of an occupant without being influenced by the seat belt tension to provide the accurate weight detection. In one embodiment, the seat belt system comprises a retractor disposed in the rear door, an anchor of the seat belt webbing, and a rail member that allows the anchor of the seat belt webbing to slide in the vehicular longitudinal direction. The front end of the rail member is attached substantially on the seat side above a weight detecting device. The weight detecting device is disposed between the front seat and the floor panel, while the buckle capable of engaging the tongue of the seat belt webbing is disposed on the seat above the weight detecting device.
Abstract: A rotational angle sensor and a hydraulic pressure control valve are disposed such that a detecting end surface of the rotational angle sensor disposed close to a sensor rotor attached to an exhaust camshaft is located in a spray area of return oil discharged through a drain hole formed at a cam cap, which flows down through a lower drain port of the hydraulic pressure control valve attached on the cam cap from a variable valve timing mechanism. Further, the detecting end surface is located forward in the rotational direction, shown as the arrow a, of the exhaust camshaft so that the return oil can be positively carried toward the detecting end surface by the rotation of the sensor rotor. Accordingly, this can maintain properly detecting accuracy of the rotational sensor disposed close to the camshaft.
Abstract: Offset voltage correction apparatus and method correct an input offset voltage in a comparator circuit with a very high accuracy. To detect an input offset voltage in a comparator, a counter circuit performs both up-count and down-count operations on a clock signal. An offset voltage correction circuit obtains a value (counter value) of a counter signal corresponding to an input offset voltage provided at the transition in a comparison signal from “1” to “0” and a value (counter value) of the counter signal corresponding to an input offset voltage provided at the transition from “0” to “1.” The offset voltage correction circuit performs a predetermined arithmetic operation using the counter values. The offset voltage in the comparator is corrected in accordance with this arithmetic operation result.
Abstract: A seat arrangement for a vehicle includes a first row of seats, a second row of seats mounted behind the first row of seats in a vehicular cabin, and a third row of seats mounted behind the second row of seats in the cabin. A second row seat is slidable in the longitudinal direction, and a seat cushion of the third row seat can be pivoted about a pivotal axis in the vicinity of its front edge into the upright position. When the seat cushion of the third row seat is in the upright position and the second row seat is slid rearwardly, the seat cushion of the third row seat and the second row seat are positioned closely with each other. The second row seat can slide rearwardly without interference from the step on the floor or rear wheel housings bulging out into a cabin.