Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • Patent number: 6064350
    Abstract: There is provided a laminated aperture antenna in which a conductor wall composing the antenna is composed of a plurality of through conductors disposed at predetermined intervals and a plurality of sub-conductor layers disposed between dielectric layers of a dielectric substrate so as to electrically connect the plurality of through conductors within the dielectric substrate formed by laminating dielectric layers, or in which a resonant space is formed by a space of the dielectric surrounded by the conductor wall composing the antenna formed as described above, a lower conductor layer electrically connected to that and an aperture of the upper conductor layer corresponding to the antenna conductor wall. There is also provided a multi-layered wiring board comprising such laminated aperture antenna. Such laminated aperture antenna may be miniaturized and thinned and may be readily fabricated by the conventional lamination technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Uchimura, Takeshi Takenoshita
  • Patent number: 6062749
    Abstract: A dial input device is provided. A dial is rotatably arranged on a support member and has a plurality of kinds of characters circumferentially allocated thereto. n (n.gtoreq.1) first contact member(s) arranged in a manner concentric with the dial is/are circumferentially divided into s (s.gtoreq.2) divisional parts and formed by electrically conductive portions and electrically non-conductive portions arranged in a mixed manner. A second contact member is arranged in a manner concentric with the dial and circumferentially divided into m (m.gtoreq.2) parts each of which is formed by an electrically conductive portion alone. n.times.s first brushes are arranged on the dial in a manner circumferentially corresponding to the s divisional parts of each of the n first contact member(s). A second brush is arranged on the dial in a manner corresponding to the second contact member. The characters are expressed by k (k.ltoreq.2.sup.(n.times.s) .times.m) identifying patterns out of 2.sup.(n.times.s) .times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Oikawa, Hiroshi Kuriyama, Eiji Tukahara, Kenichi Nakajima, Kenji Watanabe, Takanobu Kameda, Tomoyuki Shimmura
  • Patent number: 6064402
    Abstract: Data about display start positions are stored in an H register. An H start counter counts an original oscillation signal ORGCLK after the termination of a flyback period, and a comparator detects a start position. Flip flops and NOR gates form a clock having a cycle one and a half times as long as that of the original oscillation signal from the start position, and either the signal having a 1.5-fold cycle or the original oscillation signal is selected according to the level of a mode signal MODE. Thus, it is possible to obtain a clock OSDCLK having a frequency the same as that of the original oscillation signal up to the start position and a clock OSDCLK having a frequency corresponding to magnification from a display position. Therefore, by controlling display of characters based on the clock OSDCLK, display start positions can be made even regardless of magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Shindou, Riichi Furukawa
  • Patent number: 6060664
    Abstract: A prior-art electronic circuit component comprising an insulating film and a circuit conductive layer made of a superconducting metal suffers low reliability resulting from insufficient adhesion between these layers. An electronic circuit component of the invention comprises an insulating film made of a high polymer material having a dielectric constant of 2.5 or less, a base metal layer formed of copper on the insulating film, having a thickness of 0.01 to 0.3 .mu.m, and a circuit conductive layer formed of at least one of niobium and niobium nitride on the base metal layer. The electronic circuit component of the invention can accomplish an increased adhesion between the insulating film and the circuit conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeo Tanahashi, Tokuichi Yamaji
  • Patent number: 6060946
    Abstract: An input buffer circuit is connected to a first power supply voltage pad for applying a first power supply voltage, and a first ground line. An internal circuit larger in power consumption than the input buffer circuit is connected to a second power supply voltage pad for applying a second power supply voltage, and a second ground line. The parasitic resistance of the first ground line is higher than that of the second ground line. By connecting a capacitance between a power supply line connected to the first power supply voltage pad, and the first ground line, fluctuations in first power supply voltage are suppressed to prevent the input buffer circuit from malfunctioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takayuki Harima, Kenichi Nakamura, Masami Masuda
  • Patent number: 6059621
    Abstract: A surfboard having opposed side edges disposed symmetrically about a longitudinal centerline, the surfboard including a tail section, the side edges of the surfboard along said tail section defining a generally hourglass configuration with the contours of tail section side edges approximately hyperbolic curves. In one specific embodiment, the side edges of the tail section approximate the left- and right-hand branches of a hyperbola centered on an origin lying on said longitudinal centerline. According to another aspect of the invention, the surfboard includes a pair of side fins and a tail fin attached to the bottom surface of the board. The side fins are symmetrically disposed relative to the longitudinal centerline and are so oriented that the center planes of the side fins pass through the foci of the hyperbolic side edges of the tail section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Richard Vogel
  • Patent number: 6061425
    Abstract: In order to automatically measure the thickness of coatings on a sample, a plurality of calibration curves are stored in a memory circuit beforehand, and X-ray fluorescence generated by irradiation of the sample with primary X-rays is detected by an X-ray fluorescence coating thickness gauge. The X-ray fluorescence is differentiated according to wavelength (energy) by a differentiating circuit. By this differential manipulation, the materials of a sample are identified. Based on the identified constituents of a sample, automatic selection can be made of the most probable and suitable calibration curve out of the plural number of calibration curves stored in a memory and finally coating thickness can be measured on the basis of the selected calibration curve and the intensity of X-ray fluorescence of the sample obtained by the coating thickness gauge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Masao Sato
  • Patent number: 6057600
    Abstract: A structure for mounting a high-frequency device on an insulating board having a circuit on a top surface and transmitting signals to the high-frequency device. The high-frequency device is sealed within a cavity on a top surface of a dielectric board. The dielectric board has a first signal transmission line on its top surface and a second signal transmission line on its bottom surface, the first and second signal transmission lines overlapping each other over a portion where the signal is transmitted through coupling of the first and second signal transmission lines. A recess is formed at the top surface of the insulating board below the overlapping portion of the first and second signal transmission lines to suppress transmission loss of the high-frequency signal between the first and second signal transmission lines. The recess may be filled with air or a material having a dielectric constant low than that of the insulating board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kitazawa, Shinichi Koriyama, Shigeki Morioka, Satoru Tomie
  • Patent number: 6058336
    Abstract: There is provided an electronic apparatus for carrying out physical processing on a workpiece removably mounted in a pocket formed in a body of the apparatus, based on internal data. The mounting of the workpiece is detected. An alarm is given to indicate that no workpiece is mounted in the pocket, if the mounting of the workpiece is not detected after the electronic apparatus is started. In another form, text data used last time is deleted based on results of discrimination as to whether or not a workpiece different in kind from one mounted last time is mounted, based on results of detection of the kind of the mounted workpiece. There is also provided an electronic apparatus for carrying out exposure as physical processing on a workpiece having a portion formed of a photosensitive resin having a temperature-dependent property, based on internal data. Internal data defining exposure time periods corresponding to ambient temperatures is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Hayama, Kenji Watanabe, Takanobu Kameda, Tomoyuki Shimmura
  • Patent number: 6057747
    Abstract: A high-frequency dielectric waveguide line comprising a dielectric substrate with two conductor layers on its two surfaces, and a plurality of rows of through conductors in the substrate connecting the two conductor layers. The distances between the through conductors in each row are no more than half of the wavelength of the signal transmitted in the transmission direction of the waveguide. The waveguide line has a branching portion where a first waveguide line having a width d branches into second and third parallel waveguide lines both of width d. The portion of the waveguide at the branching point has a width of A, where 2d.ltoreq.A.ltoreq.3d. The first, second and third waveguide lines are connected without abrupt width enlargement. The branching waveguide line have small transmission losses for high-frequency signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Takenoshita, Hiroshi Uchimura
  • Patent number: 6057580
    Abstract: In a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, those sides of the gate insulating film and the floating gate electrode which oppose an inner side of a trench are oxidized to form an oxide film. The gate insulating film, the floating gate electrode, and that portion of semiconductor substrate which is near the gate insulating film oppose an insulator made of a first material buried in the trench via another insulator made of a second material difference from the first material buried in the trench. The first material has a low diffusability of impurities, and is, for example, silicon nitride, which effectively suppresses diffusion of impurities from the second material into the gate insulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroshi Watanabe, Yuji Takeuchi, Kazuhiro Shimizu, Seiichi Aritome
  • Patent number: 6057944
    Abstract: An image scanning device including a flat bed, a cover for the scanning table, a scanning portion, a carriage for supporting the scanning portion, an automatic document feeder (ADF), a detector for detecting a communication control signal from a remote communication device, and a controller. Upon detecting of the communication control signal (e.g. DIS signal), the controller causes the carriage to move from a stand-by position to either a scanning start position of the ADF, or a scanning start position for scanning a document placed on the flat bed, depending on whether a document is present or not present at the ADF. The time required between the user's pressing the start key and the start of the scanning is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 6057732
    Abstract: A method of controlling a transmission power in a CDMA system in which an AGC (automatic gain control) amplifier that amplifies a transmission signal, and an RF power amplifier that amplifies an output of said AGC amplifier are disposed, and a gain of said AGC amplifier is controlled by a transmission power control signal to control a transmission power, wherein first comparing means for comparing-the transmission power control signal with a predetermined reference value, and second comparing means for detecting the transmission power, and for comparing the detected transmission power with a predetermined reference value are disposed, and when only said first comparing means outputs an output signal, a signal in a direction along which the transmission power is increased is produced, and, when only said second comparing means outputs an output signal, a signal in a direction along which the transmission power is decreased is produced and the signal is added as an offset signal to the transmission power contro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuji Morishita
  • Patent number: 6056922
    Abstract: An alkanethiol monolayer membrane is formed on a substrate having an Au layer using Au--S bonding, and a second layer constructed by a monolayer lipid membrane is formed on its surface to form a BLM. A gel layer is formed using agarose on the side of the BLM having the second monolayer lipid layer. In addition, a polymer layer is formed using the amino acid poly-L-lysine between the surface of the monolayer lipid membrane and the gel layer to immobilize the BLM. The use of this supporting constitution for holding and immobilizing the membrane extends the life-span of the BLM, while the gel layer keeps the electrolyte solution required for maintaining flexibility of the membrane and activating protein on the surface of the BLM. In addition, a BLM having a life-span of one month or more is obtained by arranging a membrane supporting portion that minimizes lifting of the membrane molecules due to buoyancy above the BLM arranged upright in an aqueous system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Mineo Ikematsu
  • Patent number: 6056818
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of manufacturing a silicon monocrystal in accordance with the Czochralski method in which a seed crystal is brought into contact with silicon melt and is then slowly pulled while being rotated in order to grow a silicon monocrystalline ingot below the seed crystal. In the method, there is used a seed crystal whose a tip end to be brought into contact with the silicon melt has a sharp-pointed shape or a truncation thereof. The tip end of the seed crystal is gently brought into contact with the silicon melt, and the seed crystal is then lowered at a low speed in order to melt the tip end portion of the seed crystal until the thickness of the tip portion increases to a desired value. Subsequently, the seed crystal is pulled slowly in order to grow a silicon monocrystalline ingot having a desired diameter without performance of a necking operation. During the growth of the silicon monocrystalline ingot, a part of the crystal is mechanically held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Handotai Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiichi Iino
  • Patent number: 6057516
    Abstract: A thermogravimetric instrument for measuring variations in the weight of a sample caused by temperature variations of the sample. The instrument is equipped with a stopper mechanism for protecting the pivot to facilitate replacing a balance beam. A thermogravimetric instrument comprising: a balance beam 1 placed horizontally; a sample holder 9 located at one end of said balance beam; a torsion wire 3 mounted as a pivot and connected with the other end; a junction portion permitting a sample container side of the balance beam to be detached; and one or more stopper mechanisms using fixed stoppers 4 and metal plates 5. The stopper mechanisms limit relative movement between a supported portion of the torsion wire and the balance beam to within a prescribed amount to limit force applied to the torsion wire during detachment of the balance beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Nakamura, Haruo Takeda
  • Patent number: D424085
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Naito
  • Patent number: D424374
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Duraflame, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Stein
  • Patent number: D424740
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Kanebo, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsumasa Ono
  • Patent number: D425095
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Watarai, Gisuke Ota