Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Jacobson, Price, Holman & Stern, PLLC
  • Patent number: 6243506
    Abstract: This invention proposed a temperature and optical frequency sensor using two different optical resonators. The fiber with different thermal expansion factor and refractive index can be used to sense the temperature variation. The optical resonators with different cavity lengths can be used to detect the frequency deviation. Applying a laser, a microprocessor and two optical resonators with different thermal expansion factors and resonate lengths, we invent the device which can detect the temperature and frequency simultaneously. Furthermore, the device can provide tunable and highly stabilized light source for optical system application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: National Science Council
    Inventors: Jing-shown Wu, Shyh-Lin Tsao, Chui-Fwu Tsai
  • Patent number: 6241631
    Abstract: An arrangement for belts used in flag-tag games includes a new and improved belt buckle which allows for convenient adjustment of belt lengths, as well as a secure and easily adjustable coupling of the two ends of the belt. This is accomplished by providing the belt buckle with an arrangement of slots and struts around which the belt is looped and through which the belt is trained so as to frictionally retain the belt on the buckle while determining the length of the belt. In order to attach the flags to the belt, two suction cup embodiments are employed in which the first fitting having a suction cup with an outward opening is received within a second fitting having a suction cup with an outward opening. In order to facilitate the reliable coupling, one of the cups has a vent so that air is expelled when the cups are coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Sport Supply Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Wilson C Wilson
  • Patent number: 6241458
    Abstract: A stacker for stacking articles, particularly blister packs, into stacks of goods, including a goods feeder, a primary packing unit and a unit for supplying the stacks for secondary packing or processing. The packing unit has a goods magazine with a goods support, on which the articles inserted in the magazine may be deposited to form stacks of goods. The goods magazine has a first goods support and a second goods support, the first support being arranged above the stack of goods until the stack resting on the second support is removed. A further stack may be piled up on the first support and lowered into the removal position following the removal of the stack located below it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Skinetta Pac-Systeme Kiener GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Ernst H. Berndl
  • Patent number: 6243396
    Abstract: A management system has a hierarchical structure of interconnected management authorities controlling communication network resources. The system also includes user interfaces. Each authority has a number of agents which communicate internally with other agents and externally with other agents in a uniform manner using KQML semantics. Agents may be intelligent or simply reactive. Generally, reactive agents are located within a platform part of an authority and intelligent agents are located within the controlling part of an authority. Agents within the controlling part are grouped into functional components to provide FCAPS functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Broadcom Eireann Research Limited
    Inventor: Fergal Thomas Somers
  • Patent number: 6242812
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pin configuration in a highly integrated memory chip; and, more particularly, to a CSP pin configuration which is compatible with a TSOP pin configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joo Sun Choi
  • Patent number: 6241292
    Abstract: A coupling device for metal pipes includes a cup-joint, a packing bushing, a padding bushing and a bridging connector. The cup-joint holds and confines in its confining face the packing bushing and the padding bushing to yield a central holding hole for accommodating metal pipe. When the set of cup-joint, packing bushing and padding bushing is screwed to the threaded head of the bridging connector, the guiding face of the cup-joint squeezes the converging ending of the padding bushing to yield an excellent sealing effect to the metal pipe, while in turn the padding bushing pushes and squeezes the fortifiers against the confining face and the metal pipe to yield a clasping and sealing effect against leakage inside the couple device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Inventor: Che-hsiung Yang
  • Patent number: 6243302
    Abstract: A synchronous memory device includes: a plurality of pipelatch circuits storing data as pull-up and pull-down signals, transferring the stored data to pull-up and pull-down lines and producing initialization signals to initialize the pull-up and pull-down lines in response to a pipe count signal; common pull-up and pull-down lines coupled to the pull-up and pull-down lines in response to the pipe count signal and the initialization signals; initialization unit for supplying a power supply to the pull-up and pull-down lines in response to a reset signal, the pipe count signal and the initialization signals; an output buffer outputting the data transferred by the common pull-up and pull-down lines; and a precharging unit for precharging the pull-up and pull-down lines and the common pull-up and pull-down lines in response to an output signal from the output buffer, wherein the common pull-up and pull-down lines is precharged to a ground voltage level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Ho Yoon, Jong-Hee Han
  • Patent number: 6243609
    Abstract: A treatment mat includes: a mat foldable at the one side thereof and centrally provided with a longitudinal groove; a hyperthermo-therapeutical apparatus moving along a rail provided in the longitudinal groove of the mat; a mechanism for conveying the hyperthermo-therapeutical apparatus; a control panel for controlling the conveying mechanism, and a control unit for controlling the position of the hyperthermo-therapeutical apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Inventor: Hwan-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 6242914
    Abstract: A method and a system for magnetic resonance imaging using echo planar method enable obtaining MRI images reduced in ghost artifacts. The magnetic resonance imaging system realizing the magnetic resonance imaging method includes a gradient coil for fast switching (inverting) a gradient magnetic field in a magnetostatic field applied to an object to be analyzed by a magnetostatic field generator, a receiver for receiving magnetic resonant signals from atomic nuclei of the object to be analyzed as echo signals necessary for filling a k-space, k-space data developer for developing the signals converted into a digital form over the a k-space as echo data, data collector for collecting echo data of the same phase encoding data in two frequency encoding directions for about half the k-space, and imager for making an image by classifying the echo data by frequency encoding direction, performing Fourier transformation separately to obtain images, and adding absolute number processed images to improve S/N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research
    Inventor: Eiji Yoshitome
  • Patent number: 6237416
    Abstract: A multi-purpose impact sensor, preferably used in burglar-alarm systems for automobiles or in security systems for access control areas, is disclosed. In the multi-purpose impact sensor, an anode plate having a surface area is set within a metal case, while an elastic and oscillatable cathode plate, having a high restitution, is set within the case at a position above the anode plate. An annular spacer, having a predetermined thickness, is positioned between the anode and cathode plates. Anode and cathode holding rings stably hold the anode and cathode plates at positions above and under the two plates, thus accomplishing a stable arrangement of the annular spacer and the two plates within the case. A PCB is positioned under the anode holding ring. An amplifying device is positioned between the PCB and the anode plate. The multi-purpose impact sensor of this invention has a simple construction, is reduced in size and accomplishes a desired operational reliability of such a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Inventor: Sang-Moon Lee
  • Patent number: 6240041
    Abstract: Disclosed is a semiconductor memory device capable of improving a timing margin in a logic circuit using a signal latch. The semiconductor memory device according to the present invention includes an address generator including a latch circuit, wherein the address generator receives an external address signal from an external circuit and latches the external address signal in response to a control signal; and a Y-predecoder for receiving outputs from the address generator and for generating a pulse in response to the control signal. Accordingly, the semiconductor memory device according to the present invention transfers a signal at safety without considering a separate timing margin, by using the control signal in an adjacent circuit as an enable signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Ho Bae, Jong-Hee Han
  • Patent number: 6237641
    Abstract: A hose for transporting a refrigerant for an electrically driven compressor has an inner layer of rubber having high resistance to an ester oil, and a laminated layer including a metallic foil, or a metallic layer formed by vapor deposition. It exhibits high degrees of electric insulation, refrigerant resistance, waterproofness and vibration resistance, and is suitable for use with an electrically driven compressor in an automobile air conditioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Niki, Norihiko Furuta
  • Patent number: 6238995
    Abstract: A method for forming a layer of hemispherical silicon grains having a desired density and a desired shape in order to increase the surface area of the storage electrode of a capacitor. The method involves the formation of a thin oxide film over an under silicon layer to be formed with hemispherical silicon grains, so that the formation of those hemispherical silicon grains can be carried out in such a manner that the hemispherical silicon grains have a desired density and a desired shape under given conditions irrespective of whether or not the under silicon layer is doped with impurity ions and the crystalline structure of the under silicon layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chan Lim
  • Patent number: 6240325
    Abstract: An electronic control unit for the control of automatic watering systems having plural lines comprising an electronic circuit with a programmable processing unit for the control of a plurality of different watering lines. A manually operated selector, preferably of the rotary type, is provided, that is settable in a plurality of selectionable positions, to each one of which a specific watering cycle for the lines corresponds. By acting on the selector and on a start button, it is possible to modify the programming of the processing unit in order to associate with each single line a respective watering cycle different from the ones otherwise selectable by means of the selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Claber S.p.A.
    Inventor: Andrea Brundisini
  • Patent number: 6239846
    Abstract: A digital video effects apparatus is arranged to generate a digital video effect by interpolating the values of parameters governing the effect, according to a given function, between time points corresponding to selected frames of a video signal and at which the parameters are fixed at selected values. The apparatus is organised in such a manner that the values of parameters are stored in exclusive timelines enabling the time points at which the parameter values are fixed to be adjusted without reference to other parameters governing the same video effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Questech Limited
    Inventor: Robert Billing
  • Patent number: 6240033
    Abstract: The anti-fuse circuit includes three sub-blocks: a multiplexer having inputs of control signals and addresses and yielding the activation of a programming signal and program addresses; a programming voltage generator consisting of an oscillator and a charge pump; and an anti-fuse unit circuits for the program/read of anti-fuse states. For an anti-fuse program at the special test mode, a program address generation circuit having inputs of control signals and addresses activates the programming voltage generator and makes a special or program address for selection of anti-fuse. In the normal mode, the program address generation circuit and an internal power generator remain at an inactive state. In anti-fuse unit circuit, the program address and the programming voltage signal from the programming voltage generator serve to switch the terminal of the anti-fuse up to a programming voltage level when the anti-fuse is selected for programming of anti-fuse elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woodward Yang, Joo Sun Choi, Jae Kyung Wee, Young Ho Seol, Jin Keun Oh, Phil Jung Kim, Ho Youe Cho
  • Patent number: 6238915
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there are provided mutant human growth hormone proteins which exhibit enhanced affinity for growth hormone but lowered hormone activity, base sequences encoding the same and their production processes as well as uses of said proteins. The proteins according to the present invention, with their enhanced affinities for the growth hormone receptor, can inhibit the binding of growth hormone to its receptor, while they retain lowered growth hormone activities, thus finding application as a medicament for the treatment of acromegaly and gigantism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: JCR Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Chihara
  • Patent number: 6239734
    Abstract: An analog-to-digital converter is provided. The analog-to-digital converter capable of increasing the processing speed of the converter by using a number of SAR registers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Hong Bae, Mun Weon Ahn
  • Patent number: 6239769
    Abstract: The known antenna connectors for transmitting RF-signals from an outside antenna to a portable telephone includes a connecting cable (8), one end of which is connected to the outside antenna (11) and the second end which is connected with a circuit (4), which capacitively or inductively transmits the RF-signals from the outside antenna to a main antenna of the telephone. In order to improve the coupling performance said circuit consists of a meander formed loop (4) of conductive material, which loop (4) is arranged on a substrate (5) of non conducting material and in one end (6) is connected with the connecting cable (7). The cable has a screen (10) which is connected with a ground element (9), and couples with the ground plane of the telephone, whereat the meander formed loop is placed beside main antenna (11) when transmitting RF-signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Smarteq Wireless AB
    Inventors: Ina Ericsson, Aleksis Anterow
  • Patent number: D443263
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Smarteq Wireless AB
    Inventors: Johan Strand, Erik Engwall