Patents Represented by Law Firm Keck, Mahin & Cate
  • Patent number: 5642195
    Abstract: The invention relates to dispersion interferometers for measuring a dispersion portion of the refractive index of an investigated medium by an interferometric method and can be used in the optical industry and in the composition of diagnostic complexes of various plasma installations of the type of Tokamak, Stellarator, gas-discharge lasers. The dispersion interferometer comprising a radiation source, two nonlinear optical doublers of frequency at a distance ensuring a location of an object under examination therebetween, a light filter means and a recording device, all arranged along an optical axis. Additionally provided is a polarization beam splitter, and the two non-linear optical frequency doublers are so oriented that the directions of polarization of fast waves are orthogonal to each other and do not coincide with ones separated by the beam splitter and the radiation source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Inventors: Vladimir Prokopievich Drachev, Sergei Alexeevich Babin, Abdelmounaime Faousi Zerrouk
  • Patent number: 5641205
    Abstract: An arrangement for adjusting the distribution of pressure on a support plate in a backrest of a vehicle seat for vertebral support, wherein a pressure-distribution element which is adjustable in respect of height and which is in the form of a rolling carriage assembly is disposed between the support plate and a pressure plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Assignee: R. Schmidt GmbH
    Inventor: Reinhard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 5640281
    Abstract: An outside rearview mirror for vehicles having a fixed part and a folding part pivotally connected to each other. A reversible motor is mounted on the fixed part. A serrate shaft is commonly received in the pivot bosses of the parts, thus to pivotally couple the folding part to the fixed part. The rotational force of the motor is transmitted to the serrate shaft through power transmission means. The pivot boss of the folding part has an internal gear gearing into the serrate shaft, the internal gear coupling the second pivot boss to the serrate shaft in the spline type coupling. Both the rotating motion and the number of revolutions of the motor are controlled by motor control means. The power transmission means comprises a drive gear on the output shaft of the motor and speed reduction middle gears gearing into both the drive gear and the serrate shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Inventor: Sung Ho Cho
  • Patent number: 5640036
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a high voltage cut-off semiconductor device that can prevent unstable supply voltage of several volts that is not cut off by a conventional electrostatic discharge protection circuit from being applied to an internal circuit and apply only stable supply voltage to the internal circuit, thereby enhancing the characteristics of the semiconductor device and shortening the channel length of the transistors forming the internal circuit by suing a constant voltage circuit having a zener diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo Bong Lee, Taek Ki Hong, Tae Jung Yeo, Jae Wan Koh, Se Jeong Kim
  • Patent number: 5637985
    Abstract: An alternator control system controls a field current passing an alternator so as to regulate a terminal voltage of a vehicle battery to a target voltage, based on a deviation of the terminal voltage from the target voltage, by feedback control. The field current is corrected based on a delay in current generation of the alternator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Shieaki Kakizaki, Tetsushi Hosokai, Tetsuro Takaba, Hiroshi Ninomiya
  • Patent number: 5635976
    Abstract: A system for writing geometric structures on a photosensitive substrate including a modulated laser beam source, a focusing lens, a deflector for producing a scanning action between the light source and the lens, and a device for mechanically moving the surface relative to the laser beam. Compressed data for use in writing the geometric structures is read out of a memory into a data delivery circuit such that the data is formatted to have both beam power and position information. A modulator logic circuit operates to call up the data from the data delivery circuit, form a modulation drive signal based on the power information, and delay the modulation drive signal based the position data. The modulator logic circuit thus operates to vary the modulation drive signal to begin or end exposure along the scan lines with greater resolution or pixel density by at least a factor of four more than the resolution or spacing density between adjacent scan lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Micronic Laser Systems AB
    Inventors: Anders Thuren, Torjborn Sandstrom
  • Patent number: 5636121
    Abstract: A traction control system for a motor vehicle has a four wheel steering device for controlling a steering characteristic of the vehicle based on a yaw rate difference between an actual yaw rate and a target yaw rate of the vehicle. The traction control system further has a device for controlling driven torque applied to a driven wheel while a slip is generated in the driven wheel. A correction device is used for correcting the driven torque to be small as a wheel steering angle becomes large while the four wheel steering device is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tsuyama, Sotetsu Yoshida, Yoshihisa Nakamoto, Yoshinori Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 5635117
    Abstract: An injection molded product including a plurality of internal cavities is produced by, after having injected a molten resin material into the molding cavity, injecting an inert gas with a gas pressure gradually increasing into the resin material through gas injection nozzles, which are in contact with the resin material to form the respective internal cavities inside the molten resin material. After removing the gas injection nozzles from the resin material for discharging of the inert gas directly from the resin material, any one of the gas injection nozzles, whose temperature during injection of the inert gas was lower than a predetermined temperature level, is judged to be clogged and the gas injection nozzle is cleaned by being blown out with high pressure gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Fujioka, Nobutaka Tanaka, Yasuyuki Kan
  • Patent number: 5635184
    Abstract: The present invention relates with a bacterial composition comprising an effective amount of an essential oil distilled from a resinous tree preferably Schinus Molle L. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus are killed by the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignees: Eduardo Haim Pinto, Teodoro Poradosu Haidenvurcel
    Inventor: Ricardo M. Camano
  • Patent number: 5633842
    Abstract: A disk selection control device for a multidisk player, in which disk content identifying information and TOC information of the disks are preliminarily stored correspondingly with each other, and the disk content identifying information and disk holding position information of the disks are stored correspondingly with each other according to the TOC information when it is read-out. By inputting the disk content identifying information, the disk holding position information corresponding to the input disk content identifying information can be obtained from the above correspondency therebetween to thereby select a desired disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Pioneer Electronic Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Nishida, Fumio Endo, Akira Hayama, Toshiyuki Kimura, Hitoshi Sato, Kiyoshi Furukawa, Kenji Kaneko
  • Patent number: 5633844
    Abstract: An optical pickup device for writing or reading data from an optical information recording medium has a recording layer whose state changes in response to a density of intensity of an irradiated light beam and a track being used for a tracking servo control system. The device includes a first light spot irradiating element for irradiating a writing or reading light beam onto the recording layer to form a writing or reading spot and a second light spot irradiating element for irradiating at least one controlling light beam onto the recording layer to form a controlling spot having a major axis extending along the track and being longer than a transverse axis perpendicular to the major axis within a level of luminous flux density keeping an original state of the recording layer, whereby a tracking servo control signal having a sufficient level is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Pioneer Electronic Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Maeda, Hajime Koyanagi
  • Patent number: 5632939
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of producing a platelike article having a molding formed on a peripheral edge thereof, using an extrusion die having a cavity for supplying a molding material to the peripheral edge. The peripheral edge has a straight portion and a curved corner portion. The cavity has first and second cavity portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignees: Central Glass Company, Ltd., Tokai Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tosikazu Ito, Yutaka Yamauchi, Takashi Araki
  • Patent number: 5633718
    Abstract: The apparatus measure the radius of curvature of a reflective or partially reflective surface 18, and comprises first and second lasers 2, 4 which generate two parallel beams a known distance apart. A lens 12 focuses the beams, which are passed via a beam splitter 14 and transform lens 16 to the surface 18. The beams are reflected back via the transform lens 16 and the beam splitter 14 onto a detector 20. A processor 22 calculates the radius of curvature of the surface in dependence of the known distance X separating the beams and the positions of the beams on the detector 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Roke Manor Research Limited
    Inventor: Kevin R. Manning
  • Patent number: 5633947
    Abstract: Apparatus for use with an autocorrelation technique for characterizing fingerprints includes an imaging device for providing an image of a fingerprint. The image so produced is then utilized by a microprocessor in order to generate an autocorrelation pattern for statistical comparison with stored data so as to determine whether the image of the fingerprint under test is derived from the fingerprint representated by the stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Thorn EMI PLC
    Inventor: Alastair Sibbald
  • Patent number: 5632376
    Abstract: A film storing device is provided for storing a plurality of film assembly each including an image bearing film which is attached to a sheet-like mount. The film storing device comprises a pair of translucent sheet materials which are laid one over the other and bonded together along bonding areas including a plurality of longitudinally extending bonding areas and a plurality of transversely extending bonding areas defining a plurality of substantially rectangular storing sections to form a storing pocket in each of the storing sections between the pair of the translucent sheet materials. One of the sheet materials is formed with cutouts for forming an inlet to each storing pocket. A translucent image area is formed in each of the storing sections so that image on the film of the film assembly stored in the storing pocket can be visually observed through the pair of translucent sheet materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Slidex Corporation
    Inventor: Jiro Ozeki
  • Patent number: 5630821
    Abstract: An apparatus for implanting an intraocular lens comprises two gripping elements, the front ends of which carry contact elements which are movable towards each other with the gripping elements so that the lens to be implanted can be held therebetween. At least one of the contact elements is mounted rotatably on the respective gripping element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Inventor: Dieter Klaas
  • Patent number: D379367
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Assignee: Shachihata Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Harden
  • Patent number: D379368
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Assignee: Shachihata Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Harden
  • Patent number: D379390
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Assignee: Mizuno Corporation
    Inventors: Tomomi Watanabe, Kiyotaka Chaen, Harry Taylor
  • Patent number: D379747
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Inventor: Gary J. Carter