Patents Represented by Law Firm Lowe, King, Price & Becker
  • Patent number: 4665435
    Abstract: Three primary color signals derived from an original color picture are processed to produce six or seven signals indicative of six or seven hues. These six or seven signals are then modified or corrected by a plurality of correction factors so as to produce three color picture signals which may be used for producing three driving signals respectively applied to three ink-jet print heads via which three primary color inks are applied to a print sheet. The correction factors may be manually adjusted so as to achieve accurate color reproduction by optimally controlling the amount of inks to be applied on the surface of the print sheet. In addition to the primary color inks a black ink may also be used where the amount of the black ink may also be controlled by using other correction factors. The present invention is applicable to not only an ink-jet color reproducing system but also to color printing systems of other types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayoshi Miura
  • Patent number: 4627241
    Abstract: A closed loop solar collector system (10) includes a fluid receiver (12) for collecting solar heat to vaporize a working fluid therein. A uniflow engine (15), connected to the receiver (12), is powered by the vaporized fluid to power a water wheel (19). The engine (15) includes a single piston (37) acting directly upon a pair of normally closed intake valves (50) projecting into the engine cylinder (35). Under low boiler pressure conditions, a spring loaded connecting rod (62) having depending arms (64) each engaging one of the intake valve rods (54b) when in a normally raised position coordinates simultaneous opening or closing of the valves (50) with a detent mechanism (63), enabling the piston (37) to operate in a nonexpanding state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Inventor: Barry W. Johnston
  • Patent number: 4624914
    Abstract: An optical information recording medium comprising a substrate and a photosensitive thin layer consisting of Te, O and Pd. When exposed to optical energy, this thin layer is capable of undergoing a phase change by which an optical transmittance is changed. The addition of Pd results in an improvement of a response time to a great extent. This optical information recording medium is preferably made by a method using a Pd evaporation source and another source for Te+TeO.sub.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Inventors: Kunio Kimura, Masatoshi Takao, Nobuo Akahira, Mutsuo Takenaga
  • Patent number: 4607536
    Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus for sampling similar laminar articles, in particular biscuits, on a conveyor. The apparatus comprises photocells (1) for detecting the location of laminar articles (8) on the conveyor (7), an article pick-up suction head (2) positioned downstream of the photocells and in fixed relation thereto, and connections for transmitting a signal from the photocells to the suction pick-up head to actuate the latter when a laminar article is in a predetermined position with respect thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1986
    Assignee: Baker Perkins Holdings PLC
    Inventors: Robert Lawson, Malcolm J. Mason, Peter I. Maris
  • Patent number: 4607205
    Abstract: When an inverter is disconnected from a rotating motor due to power failure or motor accident, it is necessary to connect the inverter power again to the motor rotating by the inertia force in order to keep the motor rotating. To achieve the above reconnection, the inverter is controlled in accordance with the open-loop control method, without use of any motor speed detecting means, thus improving control response speed. In reconnection, the inverter is started at a frequency higher than the rotating motor speed and at a voltage lower than the rated value; only the frequency is decreased gradually but increased gradually again when the detected motor driving current reaches zero or the motor regenerated current starts flowing; and the voltage is raised when the detected motor regenerated current reaches its maximum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Meidensha
    Inventors: Yasutami Kito, Kuniake Yasukawa
  • Patent number: 4605167
    Abstract: An ultrasonic liquid ejecting apparatus for discharging liquid droplets comprises a housing including a chamber for holding liquid therein having an intake port connected to a liquid supply container. A bimorph vibrator system is provided comprising a vibrating member secured to the housing in pressure transmitting relation with the liquid in the chamber and a piezoelectric transducer secured to the vibrating member for inducing a displacement therein to discharge a small quantity of liquid through an nozzle opening formed in the vibrating member. A circuit is provided for exciting the transducer at a frequency corresponding to the resonant frequency of the vibrator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Company, Limited
    Inventor: Naoyoshi Maehara
  • Patent number: 4602308
    Abstract: A circuit for attenuating interfering voltage excursions occurring in either the common mode or transverse mode. An isolation transformer having primary and secondary windings separated by a conductive grounded shield has connected across one or both of its windings a shunt path comprising a capacitor in series with a breakdown device of predetermined bi-directional threshold conduction level with a dead band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1986
    Assignee: Control Concepts Corporation
    Inventor: Herbert R. Montague
  • Patent number: 4600717
    Abstract: Method of promoting healing of ocular wounds comprising the topical application of an aldose reductase inhibitor; compositions comprising such inhibitors are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Assignee: Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Billie M. York, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4596553
    Abstract: A cannula is provided with a guide bar extending in spaced, parallel relationship to the cannula. Adjacent and overlying a hole formed in the cannula tip through which suction is applied to surgically aspirate fatty tissue is a guide surface adapted to contact and slide against the skin of a patient while the cannula tip is manually directed by the surgeon through the fatty tissue in reciprocating strokes. The guide surface maintains the tip at a constant depth within the tissue so that, upon completion of suction lipectomy, a desired amount of fatty tissue is surgically aspirated while leaving an even thickness layer of tissue intact. A new surgical procedure for performing suction lipectomies with the guided cannula of the invention is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Inventor: Hans Lee
  • Patent number: 4596368
    Abstract: An ultralight aircraft of lightweight minimal construction includes a collapsible Rogallo type wing from which a hang cage is suspended by a main hinge assembly. The wing includes a longitudinal keel of lightweight tubular construction, leading edge members and a cross brace. A flexible lifting panel is secured along and between the wing members to define a lifting surface. The hinge includes a pitch hinge bracket having an upper longitudinal sleeve in which the keel is clamped. A ball joint connection secured to the bracket is connected to upwardly extending hang cage struts by means of hinge connecting plates to permit free rotation of the wing about a spanwise axis extending longitudinally through the cross brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Inventor: Hugh J. Schmittle
  • Patent number: 4596059
    Abstract: An automatic dust-removing eraser of a rolling-friction type for use on a blackboard includes: a casing body having an open section or cavity in the central portion; a plurality of different guiding slots vertically formed at both ends of the side walls defining the open section; a spare space provided at each end portion with an escape clack valve and a discharge door respectively disposed in the opposing side walls defining the spare spaces; a pair of supporting members each having integrally-linked parallel plates respectively secured in the guiding slots of the casing body; and a plurality of master rollers and slave rollers mounted within the cavity in interrelated coupling; so that, by means of the matched rotation of the master and slave rollers and the unilateral check action effected from the supporting members, the chalk dust gathered by the master rollers over the surface of the blackboard is automatically removed through self-brushing and discharging action of the slave rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Inventor: Wen-Chin Lee
  • Patent number: 4594979
    Abstract: A fuel injection pump serves to inject fuel into an engine. A movable member adjustably determines the rate of fuel injection into the engine. The fuel injection rate depends on the position of the movable member. A critical position of the movable member defines the boundary between a fuel injection enabling range and a fuel injection disabling range. This critical position is measured. An operating condition of the engine is sensed. The movable member is then controlled on the basis of the measured engine operating condition and the measured critical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventor: Seishi Yasuhara
  • Patent number: 4593338
    Abstract: A control transistor (3) is connected between a power supply terminal (1) and an output terminal (19). The base bias of the control transistor (3) is controlled by bias control transistors (12, 13), thereby the output voltage is maintained at a constant value. An overcurrent state is detected by a current control detecting transistor (22), and the base bias of the control transistor (3) is controlled by the bias control transistors (12, 13), so as to prevent the overcurrent. The current control detecting transistor (22) further detects the time when the potential of the output terminal (19) becomes approximately 0 V by, e.g., short-circuiting of a load, so as to control the base bias of the control transistor (3) through the bias control transistors (12, 13), thereby the current to the load is decreased to a value considerably smaller than a limited value for preventing the overcurrent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Takeda, Takeshi Sugimoto, Yusuke Yamada
  • Patent number: 4593403
    Abstract: A speech recognition system for an automotive vehicle sequentially activates at least one device having plural different operating modes in accordance with a plurality of spoken instructions without repeating the same phrase. To adjust fender mirrors, for instance, first the driver says "Mirror" while depressing a recognition switch to stop the moving mirror; secondly the driver says "Right, horizontally", thirdly the driver says "Right, vertically" after having depressed a reset switch; lastly the driver says "Stop". The speech recognition system comprises a reset switch, at least one device instruction phrase memory, plural operation-mode instruction phrase memories, and a reference pattern memory selector for selecting the device memory or an appropriate operation-mode memory, in addition to or in place of a section of a conventional speech recognizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Norimasa Kishi, Kazunori Noso
  • Patent number: D284047
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Assignee: Joseph's Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Striebel
  • Patent number: D284497
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1986
    Inventor: John P. Millroy
  • Patent number: D284621
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: Rodney S. Swinney
  • Patent number: D285045
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Inventor: Nathaniel J. Mahoney
  • Patent number: D285411
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Inventor: Nathaniel J. Mahoney
  • Patent number: RE32440
    Abstract: .[.The invention disclosed a vacuum type electric circuit interrupter comprising a highly evacuated envelope which includes at least one metallic tube made of the magnetic material or the ferromagnetic material, a pair of relatively movable contacts disposed within said envelope in a location and means for eliminating the magnetodistortion of said metallic tube. This means comprises a magnetic flux generating member for supplying the magnetic flux to said metallic tube. The noise generated from the vacuum circuit interrupter is, accordingly, eliminated by means of a magnetic field applying member for applying previously the magnetic field to said metallic tube or by increasing the magnetic reluctance of the metallic tube..]. .Iadd.A vacuum type electric circuit interrupter comprises a highly evacuated envelope including at least one metallic tube made of magnetic or ferromagnetic material and a pair of relatively movable contacts disposed within the envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1987
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Meidensha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Innami, Takahumi Hashimoto