Patents Represented by Attorney Hill, Steadman & Simpson
  • Patent number: 5763037
    Abstract: A stamper for manufacturing a base of an optical disc where grooves having a track pitch of 1.6 .mu.m and width of 1.3 .mu.m or less are formed by using synthetic resin material includes a plurality of projections for forming grooves and a plurality of recessed portions. The plurality of projections have a flat upper portion and a pair of rising portions provided on the both sides of the upper surface portion. The plurality of recessed portions are formed so that bottom surfaces provided continuously to the rising portions of the respective projections become flat. In this case, when width dimension of the rising portion is .epsilon./2, width .epsilon./2 of the rising portion is given by the following expression:0.05 .mu.m.ltoreq..epsilon./2.ltoreq.0.15 .mu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Ohtomo, Hiroshi Nomura
  • Patent number: 5762597
    Abstract: A folding device for blanks has the shape of a removable module with an integrated securing device for securing the module in the frame of a machine. The module has two series of pulleys, which have a common drive drum and provide a path for a first belt having an upper twisted folding path and a second belt having a lower planar part. The drum is provided with a connecting element to connect the drum directly to a shaft normally provided to drive a gluing wheel which the module replaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Bobst SA
    Inventor: Roberto Valterio
  • Patent number: 5758667
    Abstract: A device for locating a port, facing the exterior of a patient, on a medical implant has at least one magnet and a detector arranged to sense magnetic fields. The magnet is associated with the implanted port and the detector is arranged to sense the magnetic field from the outside of the patient's body and, on the basis thereof, determine the location of the port. Alternatively, the detector is associated with the (implanted) port and the magnet is intended to be moved across the area above the detector on the exterior of the patient's body to then determine the location of the port from the magnetic field detected. The device can alternatively use a coil which is associated with the (implanted) port and a ferromagnetic element is moved on the exterior of the patient's body over the area above the coil. Changes in the inductance of the coil when the ferromagnetic means is moved are monitored and, therefrom, the position of the port is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Elema AB
    Inventor: Bruno Slettenmark
  • Patent number: 5760455
    Abstract: A component having a movable micromechanical function element arranged in a cavity having a cover layer supported by webs or pillar-like supports is provided. The movable element is potentially covered with a termination layer for closing the etching holes present in the cover layer. Electrical terminals of the movable part, the cover layer and doped regions produced in the substrate as a cooperating electrode enable the realization of an acceleration sensor that is easy to mount in a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christofer Hierold, Thomas Scheiter, Markus Biebl, Helmut Klose
  • Patent number: 5760020
    Abstract: A lipid emulsion is provided comprising water, an emulsifier, and a glyceride oil component. The weight ratio of the emulsifier to glyceride oil is approximately 0.04 to about 0.01. It has been found that intravenous lipid emulsions having a weight ratio of emulsifier to glyceride oil of approximately 0.04 to about 0.01 are more rapidly metabolically utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventor: Richard Cotter
  • Patent number: 5760424
    Abstract: An integrated circuit arrangement includes an IGBT, provided with a secondary contact connected with the drift area, and a diode connected between the secondary contact and the anode of the IGBT. The cathode of the diode is connected with the anode of the IGBT and the anode of the diode is connected with the secondary contact of the IGBT. In this way the pn-junction of the IGBT, formed through the drift area and the channel area, can be used as an internal free-running diode of the IGBT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Klaus-Guenter Oppermann
  • Patent number: 5761155
    Abstract: In a method for determining the position of an object relative to the background with ultrasound, a plurality of ultrasound transducers arranged in a row simultaneously transmit ultrasound in line-shaped fashion in the direction of an object scene and receive both the echo of the signal transmitted by the transducer itself as well as the echoes of the signals generated by the neighboring ultrasound transducers. On the basis of a reference measurement wherein no object is located in the measurement region, the amplitudes and the times of incidence of the echo signals are stored. In the following measurements with an object, the echo amplitudes and the times of incidence of the echo signals are again stored and compared by fuzzy logic to those of the reference measurement. As a result, this supplies the position of the object relative to the background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter-Christian Eccardt, Nils Kromer, Stefan Lechner, Valentin Magori, Martin Vossiek
  • Patent number: 5757342
    Abstract: A plasma addressed liquid crystal display device which includes a flat panel composed of a liquid crystal cell having signal electrodes in a column superposed on a plasma cell having discharge channels in a row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masatake Hayashi
  • Patent number: 5755846
    Abstract: A method of operating a regenerative glass melting furnace with end-firing or cross-firing utilizes burners to provide sub-stoichiometric combustion and super-stoichiometric combustion along the sidewalls or transverse walls of the furnace and equipment associated with the method. Fuel supply is controlled so that overall combustion is stoichiometric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Beteiligungen Sorg GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Wagner, Klaus Sorg, Helmut Pieper
  • Patent number: 5757443
    Abstract: A transmission-type display device including: a first transparent substrate having pixel electrodes and switching elements formed thereon, each of the pixel electrodes being connected to the respective switching element; a second transparent substrate having a counter electrode formed thereon and being positioned opposite to the first transparent substrate in such a manner as to leave a gap therebetween; a liquid crystal layer held in the gap between the first transparent substrate and the second transparent substrate; and a heat-dissipating glass plate of a thermal conductivity of 1 W/m.multidot.K or more and a thickness of 1 mm or more arranged at the outer surface of at least the first transparent substrate constructed in such a manner that picture quality does not deteriorate even if dust becomes attached to the liquid crystal panel or lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mikiya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 5757708
    Abstract: A memory device comprising memory cells associated with word lines for storing data. A timer is connected to determine the length of time during which a selected word line(s) is activated. The word line activation time length is shorter in a testing mode than in a using mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Nakashima, Shumpei Kohri
  • Patent number: 5755120
    Abstract: A dyeing apparatus comprises a dyeing vessel adapted to contain a dyeing liquid therein, a rotary shaft rotatably disposed as laterally suspended in the dyeing vessel, an impeller adapted to flow the dyeing liquid in a direction parallel to the rotary shaft, and a reel for permitting an article for dyeing to be rolled up thereon, the impeller and the reel being attached to the rotary shaft. The dyeing of the article rolled up on the reel is effected by causing the dyeing liquid to pass by permeation through the article from the lateral terminal part thereof by the rotation of the impeller. The rotary shaft may be rotated reversibly during the course of the dyeing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshimichi Yamakita
  • Patent number: 5756377
    Abstract: In a lead frame, leads are formed on a surface of protective insulation film having a device hole. Protruding electrodes (solder balls) are formed on the surface of the leads opposite the surface closer to the protective insulation film. A reinforcement plate is also formed on the rear surface of the protective insulation film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Ohsawa
  • Patent number: 5756481
    Abstract: Compositions and methods intended to be administered enterally or parenterally for treating sepsis. The composition containing, in a biologically and nutritionally acceptable medium, at least free cysteine or cysteine in the form of a precursor, prodrug, protein or peptide hydrolysate, in a proportion of pharmacologically active cysteine greater than the proportion of cysteine present in a nutritional composition corresponding to the requirements of a healthy man, the proportion of cysteine being determined with respect to all the amino acids present in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Maurice Arnal, Francis Rose, Denis Breuille, Christiane Obled
  • Patent number: 5752444
    Abstract: The invention relates to a printing sleeve and a method for producing a sless printing sleeve particularly for a flexo printing cylinder with the printing sleeve being slidable onto a core roll when flexibly expanded by means of a pressurized air cushion and being slidable off therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Polywest Kunststofftechnik, Sauerssig & Partner GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Heinz-W. Lorig
  • Patent number: 5753971
    Abstract: A power semiconductor module including a housing that has a housing wall and a base on which the housing is disposed. A number of semiconductor components are disposed on the base. A terminal element includes a portion contained in the housing wall, at least two terminal pins projecting from the housing wall, and an exposed lower part projecting into the housing from the housing wall. The portion of the terminal element contained in the wall and the lower part of the terminal element have a cross-section that is larger than the sum of the cross-sections of each of the terminal pins. The lower part of the terminal element is electrically connected to at least one of the semiconductor components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerhard Miller, Mario Feldvoss
  • Patent number: 5753116
    Abstract: A coolant filter assembly for attachment to a coolant circulation system of a motor or to a motor housing is provided. The filter assembly includes a housing that accommodates a cylindrical filter cartridge. The housing is sealably connected to the coolant circulation system. The filter cartridge accommodates a sealed chamber between the two opposing ends of the filter cartridge and the inner surface of the filter cartridge. The sealed chamber may be comprised of a continuous sealing layer. As the housing is attached to the coolant circulation system, the sealing layer is punctured or otherwise broken to release liquid coolant additive to the coolant circulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignees: Ing. Walter Hengst GmbH & Co., KG & Mercedes-Benz AG
    Inventors: Dieter Baumann, Bernhard Batram, Jorg Homberger
  • Patent number: 5754529
    Abstract: In a method and circuit arrangement for forwarding message cells supplied by an ATM communication equipment unit, a peak bit rate as well as an upper limit for an average bit rate and a burst tolerance are determined as characteristic parameters for at least a part of the virtual connections proceeding via the ATM communication equipment. For forwarding the message cells belonging to these virtual connections, a minimum delay time by which the forwarding of a message cell is at least delayed is calculated according to the criterion of the plurality of message cells incoming and outgoing per time unit during the course of the respective virtual connection, taking the peak bit rate into consideration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Herbert Heiss
  • Patent number: 5754815
    Abstract: The method controls the sequence (Q) of accesses (Z) of a processor (MP) to an allocated memory (SP) that is formed by at least two individually addressable, static sub-memories or, respectively, memory banks (SRAM 0, 1). Using a drive logic (ASL) inserted between the processor (MP) and, for example, two sub-memories (SRAM 0, 1), a first memory address (sa1) is switched in conformity with an access cycle to the addressed sub-memory (SRAM 0, 1) in a first access (Z) of a sequence (Q), a memory link address (sfa1) for the further sub-memories (SRAM 0, 1) is formed, is switched thereto and a reading or writing of a data (d) is initiated based on the criterion of the status information (sti). Subsequently, the sub-memories (SRAM 0, 1) are cyclically successively driven, a respective data (d) is read or stored using an intermediate memory (ZSP) and a memory link address (sfa2, 3) is respectively formed such that the two sub-memories (SRAM 0, 1) are successively and cyclically driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Edmund Ernst, Wolfgang Kosler
  • Patent number: D394593
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Zwilling J.A. Henckels AG
    Inventor: Tokio Komori