Patents Represented by Attorney Lorusso, Loud & Kelly
  • Patent number: 7040270
    Abstract: Internal combustion engine with at least one cylinder, in which the combustion of a homogeneous air/fuel mixture compressed in the cylinder by a piston is initiated by a time-controlled external ignition, the air/fuel ratio of the air/fuel mixture in the combustion chamber (25) being greater than 1.9 and, for the time-controlled external ignition, at least one laser light source (10), at least one optical transmission apparatus (11) and at least one coupling optic (12) for the focussing of laser light into a combustion chamber (25) being provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: GE Jenbacher GmbH & Co oHG
    Inventors: Günther Herdin, Johann Klausner
  • Patent number: 7024858
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine for a vehicle provides variable displacement by selectively driving one or more engine crankshafts mounted within a single unitary engine block. In several embodiments the crankshafts are connected to a common output shaft with a one-way clutch between the common output shaft and at least one of the crankshafts. In one aspect starter gearing is independently associated with each of the first and second crankshafts and a starter is provided for selective engagement with the starter gearing of either of the crankshafts. In another aspect, an accessory drive for driving accessory systems of the vehicle receives power from any crankshaft which is operating, yet is isolated from any crankshaft that is not operating by a one-way clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by United States Environmental Protection Agency
    Inventor: Charles L. Gray Jr.
  • Patent number: 6969096
    Abstract: An improved window sash lock keeper is provided having a slot to provide clearance for a burr, which is typically found on a surface upon which such a sash lock keeper is mounted. The improved keeper is typically mounted flush to a surface of an extruded window component. The clearance slot allows the keeper to be mounted with improved precision and thereby reduces interferences caused by misaligned window hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Edward J. Subliskey
  • Patent number: 6949667
    Abstract: Novel alkenylphosphonic acid esters of the following general formula (I): R1CH?CR2[P(O)(OCR3R4CR5R6O)]??(I) and a simple process for the preparation thereof are provided by the use of secondary cyclic phosphonic acid esters as the starting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Li-Biao Han, ChangQiu Zhao, Masato Tanaka
  • Patent number: 6941645
    Abstract: An automatic piston inserting equipment comprises a block positioning means for positioning a cylinder block B to a piston inserting position, a piston positioning means for moving and positioning a piston P with a connecting rod R for insertion thereof into a cylinder bore formed in the cylinder block B vertically from above, a cap positioning means for moving and positioning a connecting rod cap C to clamp it vertically from below to the connecting rod R inserted into the cylinder bore, a damp means for damping the connecting rod cap C to the connecting rod R, and a vision system. The vision system detects central position coordinates of the cylinder bore lying at the piston inserting position and central position coordinates of the piston P lying at a start-point chuck position, and on the basis of both such central position coordinates calculates a movement quantity for insertion of the piston P into the cylinder bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignees: Hirata Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kosuge, Katsuyoshi Tachibana, Yuichiro Ueda, Takenori Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 6911405
    Abstract: A process gas consisting of one of N2, N2O or a mixture thereof is converted to a plasma and then a surface of a copper wiring layer is exposed to the plasma of the process gas, whereby a surface portion of the copper wiring layer is reformed and made into a copper diffusion preventing barrier. According to this method, a noble semiconductor device can be provided having increased operational speed and less copper diffusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignees: Canon Sales Co., Inc., Semiconductor Process Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimi Shioya, Kouichi Ohira, Kazuo Maeda, Tomomi Suzuki, Youichi Yamamoto, Yuichiro Kotake, Hiroshi Ikakura, Shoji Ohgawara
  • Patent number: 6910459
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine is adapted for operation with homogeneous combustion and compression ignition. The engine includes plural cylinders with the piston in each cylinder defining the main combustion chamber and connected to a crankshaft for reciprocating motion rotatably driving the crankshaft. An auxiliary combustion chamber and an inlet passage are formed in the engine head for each of the cylinders with a control valve for controlling communication between the main combustion chamber and the auxiliary combustion chamber and an inlet valve for controlling communication between the main combustion chamber and the inlet passage. The inlet valve is driven with rotation of the crankshaft, while the drive for the combustion control valve is independent of angular position of the crankshaft and has its own controller for timing its opening and closing to provide controlled homogeneous combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administration of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Inventors: Ruonan Sun, Karl H. Hellman, Charles L. Gray
  • Patent number: 6909523
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an information color system in which a plurality of the computer systems can share color information therebetween and a picture having the nearly same color as color of a predetermined object or an original picture can be displayed and outputted and a printing method used in the information color system. The information color system using a color model M which code based on the RGB spectral wavelength of the light received by the eye is applied to each color comprises a reference printed matter 1 which the color model M is printed on a transparent or a white paper, a computer device 2 having a displaying means, and an output means 5, 6 or a communication means and the displaying means is adjusted such that a picture displayed on the displaying means becomes the nearly same coloring as that of the color model M of the reference printed matter 1 in the white surrounding light, and an outputting method, a painting means, and a painted medium are selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Inventors: Toshio Takahata, Tsutou Takahata
  • Patent number: 6900144
    Abstract: A film-forming surface reforming method includes the steps of bringing a gas or an aqueous solution containing ammonia, hydrazine, an amine, an amino compound or a derivative thereof into contact with the film-forming surface before an insulating film is formed on the film-forming surface, and bringing a gas or an aqueous solution containing Hydrogen peroxide, ozone, Oxygen, nitric acid, sulfuric acid or a derivative thereof into contact with the film-forming surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignees: Canon Sales Co., Inc., Semiconductor Process Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Maeda, Setsu Suzuki, Takayoshi Azumi, Kiyotaka Sasaki
  • Patent number: 6897921
    Abstract: A reflecting member having roughness is formed on a surface above a substrate and transferred onto a film with an adhesive layer interposed therebetween. For example, a removable organic insulating layer having roughness on a surface thereof is formed above a glass substrate, and then a metal layer is formed on the rough surface of the organic insulating layer, thus forming a reflecting member. The reflecting member is then transferred onto the film with and adhesive layer interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Kyodo Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadahiro Furukawa, Kimikazu Okayasu, Hisashi Sato, Tatsuhiko Murai
  • Patent number: 6896628
    Abstract: The golf ball comprises all known cores provided with a cover produced by a polymer blend that combines the durability of a conventional cover with excellent feel and playability. The cover formulation is a blend of various ethylene/methacrylic acid copolymers wherein at least one copolymer has a high modulus and at least one copolymer has a moderate modulus forming a miscible blend having a blend that maximizes durability while still maintaining feel and playability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Dunlop Sports
    Inventors: Brent D. Emerson, George R. Wallace, Ronald L. Grey
  • Patent number: 6894168
    Abstract: Carbamoyl tetrahydropyridine derivatives represented by the formula: [in the formula, R1 and R2 are identical or different, and each represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-C5 alkyl group, or the like; Y1—Y2 represents (R4)C?C(R5), (R6)C?N, N?N, (R7) N—CO, or N?C(R8); X1, X2, and X3 are identical or different, and each represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or the like; R3, R4, R5, and R6 are identical or different, and each represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; R7 represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-C5 alkyl group, or the like; and R8 represents a hydrogen atom or a carbamoyl group] or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and intermediates for the preparation thereof are provided. The derivatives described above are effective for diseases which are believed to involve CRF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuro Nakazato, Taketoshi Okubo, Toshihito Kumagai, Kazuyuki Tomisawa
  • Patent number: 6880237
    Abstract: A work chucking/inserting device for chucking and inserting a work into an insertion hole (cylinder bore) in alignment with the hole, including three or more chuck fingers, the chuck fingers being arranged in circumferentially spaced positions and mounted for advancing and retracting radially. Inner surfaces of the chuck fingers serve as chuck surfaces for chucking the work, and outer surfaces of the chuck fingers are tapered at least at tip end portions radially inward toward the tips for contact with an inlet of the insertion hole. The work chucking/inserting device further includes a tracer mechanism which causes the axis of a conical surface defined by the outer surfaces of the chuck fingers to become aligned with the axis of the insertion hole when the outer surfaces of the chuck fingers contact the inlet of the insertion hole. A pushing mechanism is included for pushing the work toward the insertion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignees: Hirata Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kosuge, Katsuyoshi Tachibana, Takahide Nakayama, Takenori Hirakawa, Takeshi Mitsunaga
  • Patent number: 6879670
    Abstract: The invention makes it possible to call a resident of collective housing even when the apartment number of the resident is unknown. A collective housing entrance substation is connected to residential master stations through a controller, and a name retrieval module is connected to the controller. The name retrieval module has a memory in which a name and/or apartment number of a resident is registered in advance, a button operable to display the name and/or apartment number of the resident registered in advance, a name indicator for display of the name and/or apartment number of the resident registered in advance, and a call button that is operated with display of the proper name and/or apartment number to call the residential master station of the resident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Aiphone Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuru Shinozaki, Hiroshi Sumiya
  • Patent number: 6877390
    Abstract: A vehicle range changeover mechanism is driven in response to operation of a shift lever. The range changeover mechanism has an output sector gear that is unrotatably connected to a range control shaft, and a position detecting sensor, a portion of which that is interlocked with and connected to the range control shaft. Looseness between the output sector gear and the position detecting sensor portion is eliminated by provision of a leaf or spring plate, thereby assuring rotation of the position detecting sensor portion corresponding one to one with the rotational motion of the range control shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Tsuzuki, Jiro Maeda, Naoki Ohkoshi
  • Patent number: 6878086
    Abstract: Second and third clutches are axially aligned so that the back side of the second clutch and the front side of the third clutch oppose each other, and a first clutch is positioned radially inward of the second and third clutches. Further, a clutch drum is extended so as to be used in common by the second and third clutches, the second clutch is engaged and disengaged from the axial front side by a second piston of a second oil pressure actuator, and the third clutch is engaged and disengaged from the axial rear side by a third piston of a third oil pressure actuator. The first through third clutches are positioned in a compact manner and can be independently operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignees: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobutada Sugiura, Futomi Hanji, Hiroyuki Tsukamoto, Kazuhisa Ozaki, Youichi Hayakawa, Keizo Kobayashi, Kazutoshi Nozaki, Yoshinobu Nozaki, Yuuji Kashihara
  • Patent number: 6877444
    Abstract: A thermal decomposition system is disclosed which can decompose wastes thermally in a continuous manner and which is therefore superior in its working efficiency. In the thermal decomposition system, wherein wastes to be treated are charged into a crucible and the crucible is heated while holding the interior thereof in vacuum to decompose the wastes thermally, both ends of a rotary furnace are supported rotatably by a frame, and drive units for rotating the rotary furnace are provided. The crucible, which is cylindrical, is installed in a central axis direction of the rotary furnace and a spiral groove is formed axially in an inner wall of the crucible. A heating device for heating the interior of the crucible is installed within the rotary furnace. Both opening ends of the crucible are connected to a feed box and a discharge box, respectively, which are supported by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignees: Art Ceramic Co., Ltd., E.T.I. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koichi Kawase
  • Patent number: 6877598
    Abstract: A transfer apparatus transfers tablets ejected from a tableting machine to a container. The transfer apparatus includes a first chute, a cloth chute which serves as a buffer disposed at one end of the first chute, a winding apparatus for lifting the free end of the cloth chute, a bucket for receiving the tablets from the cloth chute, and a swiveling lift for moving the bucket. Because the formed pieces are not transported directly from the first chute to the bucket, but are first received within the buffer and then transported to the container, occurrence of cracking or chipping of the formed pieces can be prevented and high quality can also be maintained through minimizing the impact on the formed pieces which would otherwise occur during transporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Hattori, Keizo Baba
  • Patent number: 6877481
    Abstract: Multi-cylinder stationary internal combustion engine (1)—in particular a gas otto engine—with at least one throttle valve (13) and with at least one compressor (15)—in particular turbo-supercharger—for driving at least one generator (3) for the production of electric current or for driving at least one other consumer of mechanical energy, the internal combustion engine (1) containing a regulator (10) which, for the shedding of load, sets the throttle valve (13) to a permissible minimum-closure position which differs from the completely closed position and disconnects at least one cylinder (9) in order to prevent overspeed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Jenbacher Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Albert Fahringer, Peter Skorjanz
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    Patent number: D514029
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Inventor: Hung C. Truong