Patents Represented by Law Firm Graham & James
  • Patent number: 6312726
    Abstract: A gastric remaining preparation having a configuration entirely different from that of the conventional ones. It comprises a swollen molding having a mesh-like cross-section and an apparent density of less than 1, containing an acid-resistant polymer compound as a predominant component as well as at least an auxiliary blowing agent and a drug substance. The molding can be produced by using a multi-screw extruder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi Nakamichi, Shougo Izumi, Hiroyuki Yasuura
  • Patent number: 6252643
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a first substrate having a plurality of pixel electrodes arranged in a matrix, a plurality of row terminals and common electrode terminals arranged on one side of two adjacent sides of the first substrate, a plurality of column terminals and common electrode terminals arranged on the other side of the two adjacent sides of the first substrate; a second substrate arranged to be opposite to the first substrate and to interpose a liquid crystal display with the first substrate and having a counter electrode for performing liquid crystal display by applying a voltage across the pixel electrodes and the counter electrode. The conductive region being connected to at least one of the common electrode terminals to apply a common potential to the counter electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: LG LCD Inc.
    Inventor: In Duk Song
  • Patent number: 6175440
    Abstract: A laser beam display includes at least a first and second plurality of laser beam sources, each of which may preferably be an array of semiconductor lasers, providing a plurality of laser beams in an optical path so as to reflect off of reflective facets of a movable reflector and illuminate a display screen. In a color display, each column of the laser array corresponds to a separate primary color. The separate rows of each array correspond to independently activated but simultaneously driven scan lines to be illuminated by the laser beam scanning apparatus. The plural laser beam arrays subdivide the width of the screen into smaller scan segments to increase the scanning angle or increase the horizontal scanning speed of the apparatus. Tilted facets illuminate different vertical sections of the screen with the laser beams as the reflector rotates. A scan format employing simultaneously illuminated diagonal scan tiles provides optimal use of the plural laser beam arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Advanced Laser Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald C. Conemac
  • Patent number: 6169169
    Abstract: Specific peptide nucleic acid (PNA) probes for detecting a sexual transmitted disease caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis comprising N-(2-aminoethyl)glycine units in amide linkage with the glycine nitrogen connected to naturally occurring nucleobases or non-naturally occurring nucleobases by a methylene carbonyl linker and said probes capable of hybridizing to 16S or 23S rRNA or rDNA of Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis are described. PNA is a very stable molecule with very high affinity for nucleic acid allowing a PNA probe to be shorter than conventional nucleic acid probes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: DAKO A/S
    Inventors: Jens Jørgen Hyldig-Nielsen, Michael Anders Godskesen
  • Patent number: 6169075
    Abstract: Compounds of formula 1 wherein R4 is an ester or thioester group, and R, R1, R2 and R3 are as defined in the specification are inhibitors of rapidly dividing tumour cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: British Biotech Pharmaceuticals Limited
    Inventors: Lindsey Ann Pearson, Andrew Paul Ayscough, Philip Huxley, Alan Hastings Drummond
  • Patent number: 6167520
    Abstract: A system and method examine execution or interpretation of a Downloadable for operations deemed suspicious or hostile, and respond accordingly. The system includes security rules defining suspicious actions and security policies defining the appropriate responsive actions to rule violations. The system includes an interface for receiving incoming Downloadable and requests made by the Downloadable. The system still further includes a comparator coupled to the interface for examining the Downloadable, requests made by the Downloadable and runtime events to determine whether a security policy has been violated, and a response engine coupled to the comparator for performing a violation-based responsive action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Finjan Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Shlomo Touboul
  • Patent number: 6161999
    Abstract: An improved fixed positionable toggle bolt device for fastening objects to a substrate comprising a metal anchor member having a nut portion and a selectively frangible positioning and holding assembly engaged with the metal member. The assembly comprises two elongated control legs, with the first ends of the control legs being pivotally attached to the metal member. The second ends of the control legs are movably attached to each other by an elongated undercut element interference, with movement of one leg relative to the other, effected by finger tip sliding, causing the metal anchor member to pivot from substantially in line with an insertion aperture in the substrate, to a position parallel to the substrate when the second ends of the control legs are aligned with each other. A positioning collar is engaged with both legs, holding them in place and is movable along the respective lengths of the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Mechanical Plastics Corp.
    Inventors: Gordon E. Kaye, Nathaniel H. Garfield
  • Patent number: 6160423
    Abstract: A system of the present invention uses small swing differential source synchronous voltage and timing reference (SSVTR and /SSVTR) signals to compare single-ended signals of the same slew rate generated at the same time from the same integrated circuit for high frequency signaling. The SSVTR and /SSVTR signals toggle every time the valid signals are driven by the transmitting integrated circuit. Each signal receiver includes two comparators, one for comparing the signal against SSVTR and the other for comparing the signal against /SSVTR. A present signal binary value determines which comparator is coupled to the receiver output, optionally by using exclusive-OR logic with SSVTR and /SSVTR. The coupled comparator in the receiver detects whether change in signal binary value occurred or not until SSVTR and /SSVTR have changed their binary value. The same comparator is coupled if the signal transitions. The comparator is de-coupled if no transition occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Jazio, Inc.
    Inventor: Ejaz Ul Haq
  • Patent number: 6151606
    Abstract: A system includes a communications module for downloading workspace data from a remote site, an application program interface coupled to the communications module for communicating with a workspace data manager to enable manipulation of the downloaded workspace data and thereby create manipulated data, and a general synchronization module coupled to the communications module for synchronizing the manipulated data with the workspace data stored at the remote site. An instantiator requests the workspace data manager to provide an interface for enabling manipulation of the downloaded workspace data. The workspace data manager may create another instance of the interface or may provide access to its only interface to enable manipulation of the data. A data reader may translate the downloaded workspace data from the format used by the remote site to the format used by the workspace data manager. Upon logout, a de-instantiator synchronizes the data with the global server and deletes the workspace data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Visto Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel J. Mendez
  • Patent number: 6143633
    Abstract: A dendritic web formation process and apparatus for diffusing dopant impurities into a growing dendritic crystal web to produce photovoltaic cells. A solid dopant diffusion source is arranged in a holder mounted in a vertical thermal element either within the melt furnace or outside the furnace adjacent the furnace exit port. The solid diffusion source is heated by thermal conduction from the vertical thermal element and source holder using the furnace heat as a source. Auxiliary heater coils are optionally provided around the vertical thermal element to control the temperature of the solid diffusion source. The source and holder can also be mounted outside the furnace adjacent the exit port and heated using a secondary rapid temperature external heater. The growing dendritic crystal web is exposed to the dopant impurities as part of the web growing process, eliminating the need for a separate diffusion gaseous station and processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Ebara Solar, Inc.
    Inventor: Balakrishnan R Bathey
  • Patent number: 6140566
    Abstract: Musical tones are produced according to song data basically by three steps. The first step converts the song data sequentially into control parameters. The control parameters are written into a parameter memory. Then, the second step generates waveform data by using the control parameters written in the parameter memory. The generated waveform data are written into a waveform memory, while the used control parameters are erased from the parameter memory to provide a vacant area. Lastly, the third step reads the waveform data sequentially from the waveform memory to produce the musical tones. Characterizingly, the second step of generating waveform data is executed dependently on progression of the third step of reading the waveform data. Further, the first step of converting the song data is executed independently from progression of the second step of generating waveform data as long as the parameter memory has the vacant area sufficient to store the control parameters converted from the song data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Motoichi Tamura
  • Patent number: 6134804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the dryer section of a paper machine consisting of a number dryer groups having dryer cylinders and one reversal role between each two dryers within a dryer group. The dryer section may have top felted or bottom felted dryer groups. A differential pressure box may be placed between the dryer cylinders and above the reversal roles in a top-felted dryer group and between the dryer cylinders and below reversal roles in a bottom felted dryer group. Between dryer groups the transfer between top felted dryer groups can occur with either an open or closed draw. The transfer between a top felted dryer group and a bottom felted dryer group occurs with an open draw. The size of the draw can be adjustable by making one or both of the guide rolls at the transfer moveable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Voith Sulzerpapiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Oechsle, Gunter Halmschlager
  • Patent number: 6135650
    Abstract: Program routines normally requiring windowed register allocation using conventional assembly code generation in a compiler are examined for eligibility for a wrapper routine optimization procedure in which wrapper routine assembly code instructions are generated in response to the application of high level programming language instructions specifying routines. If not eligible, the compiler generates assembly code instructions in a conventional way, allocating windowed registers to each routine. If the routine is eligible for wrapper routine optimization, the routine is further examined to determine whether the routine includes tail routine calls only or calls within the body of the routine. If the former, the routine is examined to determine whether local stack usage is required. For a routine having tail routine calls only and a requirement of local stack usage, wrapper routine assembly code instructions of a first type are generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt J. Goebel
  • Patent number: 6134050
    Abstract: A laser beam mixer combines two or more input laser beams in a coaxial manner to provide an output beam. At least one of the input beams is altered in cross-sectional profile, for example, to an annular cross-sectional shape. Another input beam is placed within the altered beam by a beam combining element having a transmissive portion and a reflective portion to respectively reflect and transmit the two input beams. The beams are combined with minimal beam losses and without diverging a beam profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Advanced Laser Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald C. Conemac
  • Patent number: 6131116
    Abstract: A system for communicating through a computer network. The system includes a communications engine for establishing a communications link with a server, a browser, coupled to the communications engine, for receiving applet information corresponding to a service from the server, and an applet engine for using the applet information to control user interface I/O of the service. The communications engine may confirm user access privileges before establishing a communications link between the client and the server. The communications engine receives configuration data, and configures client attributes using the configuration data to provide a user-specific user interface to the client. It will be appreciated that the system may be stored on a floppy disk or hard drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Visto Corporation
    Inventors: Mark D. Riggins, R. Stanley Bailes, Hong O. Bui, David I. Cowan, Daniel I. Mendez, Mason Ng, Sean Michael Quinlan, Prasad Wagle, Christine C. Ying, Christopher R. Zuleeg, Joanna A. Aptekar-Strober
  • Patent number: 6131188
    Abstract: Program routines normally requiring windowed register allocation using conventional assembly code generation in a compiler are examined for eligibility for a wrapper routine optimization procedure in which wrapper routine assembly code instructions are generated in response to the application of high level programming language instructions specifying routines. If not eligible, the compiler generates assembly code instructions in a conventional way, allocating windowed registers to each routine. If the routine is eligible for wrapper routine optimization, the routine is further examined to determine whether the routine includes tail routine calls only or calls within the body of the routine. If the former, the routine is examined to determine whether local stack usage is required. For a routine having tail routine calls only and a requirement of local stack usage, wrapper routine assembly code instructions of a first type are generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt J. Goebel
  • Patent number: 6130768
    Abstract: A scanning image forming lens in an optical scanning apparatus for optically scanning a surface to be scanned at a constant velocity by deflecting a luminous flux formed as a linear image in a direction corresponding to a main scanning direction by an optical deflector having a deflecting reflective plane in the vicinity of the linear image so as to collect the deflected luminous flux on the surface to be scanned as a light spot with a scanning image forming lens, includes two lenses. The first lens provided at the optical deflector side is a positive meniscus lens with a concave surface facing toward the optical deflector side and has a co-axial aspherical shape at both sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuaki Ono
  • Patent number: 6127625
    Abstract: A tubular channeling unit including a grounded external metal sheathing and an internal longitudinal cavity, and method for laying such a tubular channeling unit by suspension on a high voltage aerial power line system including at least two towers supporting a set of high voltage electrical conductors suspended from the towers at a specified height above the ground and at a minimum predetermined safety level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Professional Communications, S.A.
    Inventor: Ruben Carlos Castano
  • Patent number: 6125941
    Abstract: A blanket for smothering fires or protecting items from fire, comprised of a wettable polymer capable of high volume water retention, a water reservoir and heat activatable valves or water source to permit water to flow from the reservoir to wet the polymer through gravity fed conduits. For fire extinguishing, such as well-head fires, the blanket further comprises a heavy metal framework and an under-blanket support. The blanket is weighted and sized to cover the well-head fires with sufficient wetting to maintain it in place for sufficient time for smothering of the fire with an airtight closure. Uses of the reservoir-connected blanket include houses and mobile homes, protection suits and doorway mounts. In an embodiment used to protect valuable items, the polymer portion of the blanket is comprised of a tri-layer configuration of: a) a water tight liner to prevent water damage to the covered item, b) the wettable polymer, and c) a protective outer coat of a material such as glass fiber, kevlar and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Life Tech Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Oddvin Lokken
  • Patent number: 6127617
    Abstract: A music apparatus is constructed for producing a music sound while applying thereto a desired sound field effect according to a control parameter. In the music apparatus, a source device provides an input music sound composed of at least two sound components separable from each other. A multiplier device multiplies levels of the two sound components by different multiplication factors for undergoing a level change of the two sound components separately from each other. An adder device adds the two sound components with each other after the level change to produce an output music sound. An effector device applies the sound field effect to the output music sound according to the control parameter which characterizes the sound field effect. A controller device adjusts the respective multiplication factors according to the control parameter so that the levels of the two sound components can be regulated provisionally in matching with the sound field effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Suzuki