Patents Represented by Attorney Hill, Steadman & Simpson
  • Patent number: 5754001
    Abstract: A display device such as a color phosphor display panel has a panel assembly comprising a faceplate, a pair of spaced side plates, and a backplate 1c which are joined together to provide an evacuated interior space. The display device includes a color filter layer having red, green, and blue filters disposed on the inner surface of the faceplate, the filter layer containing fine particles of inorganic metal compounds. A plurality of phosphor layers of ZnO:Zn are disposed on the color filter layer. A grid is disposed in spaced relation between the phosphor layers and a cathode for controlling a flow of thermions emitted from the cathode toward the phosphor layers. The fine particles of inorganic metal compounds have a particle size ranging from 0.01 .mu.m to 0.02 .mu.m. Preferably, the red filter contains fine particles of Fe.sub.2 O.sub.3, the green filter contains fine particles of TiO.sub.2.ZnO.CoO.NiO, and the blue filter contains fine particles of CoO.Al.sub.2 O.sub.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Ohno, Tsuneo Kusunoki
  • Patent number: 5753966
    Abstract: A semiconductor light emitting device is prepared by the steps of forming a semiconductor layer 2 having a laminated structure containing at least a first cladding layer 6, a light emitting layer 7, and a second cladding layer 8 on a substrate 1 having {11-20} plane (plane a) as the main plane; and breaking integrally the semiconductor layer 2 and the substrate 1 under a heating condition to form a pair of facets on the above described substrate due to the plane which was cleaved in {1-102} plane (plane r) and at the same time, to form a pair of facets 3 extending along the above described pair of facets of the substrate 1 on the semiconductor layer 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Etsuo Morita, Hiroji Kawai
  • Patent number: 5754046
    Abstract: In a method for the acquisition and evaluation of data obtained in a nuclear magnetic resonance tomography apparatus, only data for a constant sub-region of an overall dataset, that was obtained from a preceding measurement, are updated by new measured data in subsequent successive measurements (keyhole method). In order to sharply reproduce measurement subjects in the visual display which move from measurement to measurement while only slightly lengthening the registration time in comparison to a standard keyhole measurement sequence, data for difficult sub-regions of the overall dataset are additionally updated from measurement to measurement, and these sub-regions are varied in a predetermined sequence from measurement to measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Inventors: Martin Busch, Michael Friebe
  • Patent number: 5749129
    Abstract: A molded surface fastener is manufactured by supplying molten resin to the circumferential surface of a die wheel rotating in one way to mold a substrate sheet blank and a multiplicity of substantially straight and inclined engaging element blanks in an integral form, and then pressing distal ends of the engaging element blanks by a heat-molding roller in rotation at the same speed to incline the engaging element blanks further toward the substrate sheet blank and also to melt the distal ends to shape each said distal end into an engaging head projecting in a direction opposite to the direction of inclination of the respective engaging element blank. Each of the resulting engaging elements is composed of a stem rising from the substrate sheet surface with inclination by a predetermined angle (.theta.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuichi Murasaki, Toshiaki Takizawa, Mitsuru Akeno, Keisuke Sakakibara, Tsuyoshi Minato
  • Patent number: 5749290
    Abstract: A multi-station press is provided with a press transfer device that engages articles at the press stations after processing and transfers the articles to the next station before the press performs its next press cycle. The press transfer device includes a pair of elongated transfer bars extending along the transfer directions of the press, and grippers or other article engaging elements mounted along the transfer bars to engage the articles for transfer. The transfer bars are moved together by a grip moving unit to engage the articles, the transfer bars are lifted by a lifter, the transfer bars are then moved endwise by an endwise moving unit to the next press station. The lifter then lowers the bars and the grip moving unit moves the bars apart to disengage the articles, thereby leaving the articles at the next station. The grip moving unit ensures that the transfer bars are moved far enough apart so as not to interfere with the press during the next press cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Johnson, Heinz H. Schmeisser
  • Patent number: 5750998
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring components in a liquid medium, in particular parenteral nutrients, with a flexible transparent bag. A spacer is utilized to fix or determine the optical path across the bag chamber and includes a passage for electromagnetic radiation of selected wavelengths. The source of electromagnetic radiation is capable of sending radiation into the bag chamber and to detector means which analyzes the radiation passed through or reflected from the components in the bag chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Baxter International, Inc.
    Inventor: Don S. Goldman
  • Patent number: 5752153
    Abstract: In the fixing station, the recording substrate 4 is transported by friction between two rollers (1, 2). In order to tauten the recording substrate (4), it is braked by a braking device (3) upstream of the rollers (1, 2). A length equalizing element (5) equalizes any length differences occurring in the recording substrate (4). The rotational speed of the rollers (1, 2) is controlled as a function of the deflection of the length equalizing element (5). The deflection time (txy) between reaching a deflection point a and a deflection point b is registered and compared with a desired deflection time (tsp). The braking force of the braking device (3) is reduced if the desired deflection time (tsp) is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Oce Printing Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Kreiter, Vassilis Kremastiotis
  • Patent number: 5751571
    Abstract: Optimum values for manipulated variables s.sub.1, . . . ,s.sub.S of a technical system (.phi.) are determined for prescribed operational variables b.sub.1, . . . ,b.sub.B in order to optimize a prescribed target function z=g(y.sub.2. . . ,y.sub.N) of system properties y.sub.2, . . . , y.sub.N where y.sub.i =.phi..sub.i (s.sub.1, . . . ,s.sub.S,b.sub.1, . . . ,b.sub.B). Here, a set of functions f.sub.i (w.sub.1, . . . ,w.sub.W,x.sub.1, . . . ,x.sub.S=B) is used whose parameters w.sub.1, . . . ,w.sub.W are set in such a way that the functions f.sub.i model the system in such a way that the functions f.sub.i approximate the system functions .phi.i as functions of their variables x.sub.1, . . . ,x.sub.S+B in terms of an interval of prescribed magnitude; the manipulated variables s.sub.1, . . . ,s.sub.S are determined by optimizing the function g(f.sub.1 (w.sub.1, . . . ,w.sub.W,s.sub.1, . . . ,s.sub.S,b.sub.1, . . . ,b.sub.B), . . . , f.sub.N (w.sub.1, . . . ,w.sub.W,s.sub.1, . . . ,s.sub.S,b.sub.1, . . . ,b.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Volker Tresp, Bernd Schurmann, Martin Schlang
  • Patent number: 5751742
    Abstract: In a serially working memory unit with a memory matrix, a row selection unit and a column selection unit are configured such that, given faulty rows or columns, only correctable, single errors or errors of few successive bits occur. This memory unit offers advantages particularly for read-only memories since, due to the memory contents that are already determined during manufacture, substitute rows or columns can thereby not be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Paul-Werner Von Basse, Michael Bollu, Roland Thewes, Doris Schmitt-Landsiedel
  • Patent number: 5751357
    Abstract: A run length coding (RLC) is implemented in a coder/decoder unit (CD) in a forward path (VP) and a run length decoding (RLD) is implemented at the beginning of reconstruction in a reconstruction path for an internal reconstruction of the video data stream. As a result an added outlay seems to occur as compared to known methods. However, an interleaving of tasks that were successively implemented in previous methods is thereby enabled. A substantial reduction of the overall outlay compared to known procedures is achieved by the interleaving of the scan method (SV), quantizing (Q) and run length coding (RLC), run length decoding (RLD), inverse quantizing (IQ) and the inverse scan method (ISV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Heribert Geib
  • Patent number: 5751196
    Abstract: The oscillation frequency of a non-externally voltage-controlled oscillator produces a control signal for the monolithic integrated voltage-controlled oscillator. This control signal is opposed to the influence of the operating temperature and the manufacturing parameters of the semiconductor chip in a similar way as the frequency of the voltage-controlled oscillator. The control signal is emitted through an iterative network consisting of a monostable multivibrator, a low-pass filter, and an amplifier. The iterative network produces an actuating signal for the voltage-controlled oscillator to counteract frequency deviations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Albrecht Neudecker
  • Patent number: 5751670
    Abstract: A magneto-optical disc includes a disc-shaped transparent substrate, a recording layer formed on the substrate for extending from an inner diameter to nearly an outer most diameter, and an outer peripheral portion of the recording layer having a thickness thinner than a thickness of an inner portion of the recording layer. The inner portion has a reflectance value to a recording and playback light beam having a wavelength .lambda.. The portion having such reflectance value is extended to the peripheral portion so that a recording layer is extended to the peripheral portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihito Fukushima
  • Patent number: 5749180
    Abstract: A ground anchor for securing posts in the ground is provided. The ground anchor comprises a leg having a lower portion that is connected to a barb and an upper portion that is connected to a fin structure. The leg further comprises two sidewalls that meet at a corner and terminate at two diverging ends. The lower barb extends upward from the lower portion of the leg at a non-vertical angle. The barb provides additional resistance to any uplifting forces imposed upon the post or the anchor and further displaces or clears out soil from beneath the fin structure to facilitate the insertion of the post therethrough. The fin structure comprises a central crease portion disposed between two diverging fins. The fin structure is attached to the leg so that the central crease is disposed opposite to the corner of the leg. Each of the diverging fins are connected to one of the diverging ends of the sidewalls of the upper portion of the leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Asset Purchase Co. LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Jewett, Thomas B. Bird
  • Patent number: 5748701
    Abstract: A cathode system for an x-ray tube has an electron emitter and a further electrode arranged between electron emitter and the x-ray tube anode. This further electrode can be connected to a potential deviating from the potential of the electron emitter with a switching stage having a pulse-pause (on-off) ratio set to produce the desired tube current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Mika, Hannjoerg Bittorf
  • Patent number: 5748636
    Abstract: The transmission of signaling information between network nodes connected to one another ensues in separate signaling channels. A signaling protocol corresponding to a broadband ISDN layer model is respectively defined for such signaling information. Among other things, an ATM adaption layer (S-AAL) is defined therein which, in addition to having a general adaption sub-layer (AAL5), also has two service-specific sub-layers (SSCOP, SSCF) available to it. One of these service-specific sub-layers (SSCF) is thereby modified, as compared to ITU Recommendation Q.2140, each that, for a call set up, a communication over the respective signaling channel occurs between two network nodes connected to one another without a previous check of the transmission link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Klaus Gradischnig
  • Patent number: 5747932
    Abstract: To suppress the discharge current in a plasma cell incorporated in a display device, thereby extending the useful service life of the plasma cell and stabilizing the operation characteristics of the plasma cell, the display device includes a plasma cell 2, which includes a pair of substrates 3 and 8 bonded together with a space defined therebetween, discharge electrodes 9 and 9a formed on at least the substrate 8, and an ionizable gas sealed in this space. The discharge electrodes 9 and 9a are grouped into plural pairs of anodes A and cathodes K parallel to each other, thus forming a plurality of discharge channels 12 extending in lines. At least each cathode K is partially covered with insulators 13 periodically arranged, thereby limiting the effective area of each discharge electrode 9a to suppress the discharge current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masatake Hayashi, Shigeki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 5747459
    Abstract: A method is provided for increasing and/or maintaining the level of intracellular glutathione. Pursuant to the invention, compositions including denatured and at least partially hydrolyzed proteins are administered to a patient in an amount sufficient to increase glutathione levels in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Nestec, Ltd.
    Inventors: W. Bruce Rowe, David A. Mark, David C. Madsen
  • Patent number: 5748211
    Abstract: A recording head and a recording apparatus using this recording head with which while exploiting the merits of an ink-vaporizing laser beam printer it is also possible to maintain good performance during repeated ink transfer. In a printer head 40 and a printer 81 which vaporize a recording substance 22 and transfer it onto a body to be recorded on 50, the radius of the circle having as its circumference the overall length of the inner periphery of an aperture 33 for discharging vaporized recording substance 32 to the body to be recorded on 50 side is 5 .mu.m to 300 .mu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Shinozaki, Hideki Hirano
  • Patent number: 5747795
    Abstract: A detector comprises a row of scanning devices arranged in front of a web to extend transverse to the direction of movement of the web. Each device includes one or two optical illumination fibers associated with a single optical scanning fiber that leads the reflective light toward a photodiode belonging to a row situated at a remote position in the machine. Each of the optical scanning fibers is held in rigid optical relation with an associated spherical or semi-spherical lens by means of an optical glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Bobst SA
    Inventor: Patrick Monney
  • Patent number: 5748441
    Abstract: A stylus-oriented small notepad computer is provided. The notepad computer has a flat input/output display screen that can be operated by an electrical input stylus. The screen is fastened on the cover surface of a flat rectangular computer housing inside a flat frame. A hinged cover that covers the flat display screen is pivotably connected with an edge of the computer housing. A video camera is also housed inside the notepad computer. For this purpose, the pivot axle is constructed as a tube-shaped articulated axle having an interior to accept the video camera. The video camera is connected with a gooseneck to allow different positions of the camera to acquire various video images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Axel Loritz, Stefan Hillenmayer