Patents Represented by Attorney Mattingly, Stanger & Malur, P.C.
  • Patent number: 7482861
    Abstract: A power MOSFET Qp and a protection circuit 3 are formed over a semiconductor substrate to constitute a construction in which the power MOSFET Qp and the protection circuit 3 are electrically separated from each other. Then, a screening voltage is applied between the gate electrode and the source electrode of the power MOSFET Qp which is electrically separated from the protection circuit 3, thereby eliminating a power MOSFET Qp having a latent defect. Subsequently, a non-defective power MOSFET Qp and the protection circuit 3 are electrically connected by a bonding wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Fujiki, Tetsuo Iijima
  • Patent number: 7043924
    Abstract: A turbine power plant includes power generation apparatuses divided into a plurality of modules, a common base mounting thereon the power generation apparatuses and a supporting apparatus for supporting the common base. The common base is constructed so as to be commonly used as a part of a transportation vehicle and as a frame of the power plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kuroki, Isao Takehara, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Seisaku Takihana
  • Patent number: 6985485
    Abstract: In an apparatus, there are provided an IP transmitting and receiving unit for transmitting and receiving an IPv4 packet and an IPv6 packet; an IP header converting unit for performing a mutual conversion of the IPv4 packet and the IPv6 packet by an IP header conversion; a DNS substituting unit for receiving a domain information capturing request sent from an IPv4 terminal or an IPv6 terminal and substituting its process; an IPv4 address capturing unit for capturing an IPv4 address from a DHCP server; and an IP address conversion information holding unit for holding an IPv6 address of the IPv6 terminal and the IPv4 address captured by the IPv4 address capturing unit in correspondence to each other. Thus, a communication with the IPv4 terminal can be executed without preliminarily fixedly allocating the IPv4 address to the IPv6 terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Tsuchiya, Naoya Ikeda, Shinichi Hamamoto, Ken Watanabe, Toshikazu Yasue, Yoshifumi Atarashi, Munechika Sumikawa, Takahisa Miyamoto, Hidemitsu Higuchi
  • Patent number: 6972526
    Abstract: A drive current of every terminal pin is regulated according to data stored in a rewritable non-volatile memory by ON/OFF switching the data by a switch circuit. By writing data necessary for luminance regulation for correcting luminance variation or luminance unevenness in the non-volatile memory, luminance variation or luminance unevenness is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichi Abe
  • Patent number: 6962836
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a plurality of inner leads extending around a semiconductor chip, a tape substrate supporting the semiconductor chip and joined to respective end portions of the inner leads, wires connecting the inner leads and pads formed on a main surface of the semiconductor chip, a seal portion formed by resin-sealing the semiconductor chip and the wires, and a plurality of outer leads linking in a line with the inner leads and protruded from the seal portion to the exterior of four directions. A relationship between a length (a) of a shorter side of the semiconductor chip and a clearance (b) from the semiconductor chip, to a tip of the inner leads arranged at the farthest location from the semiconductor chip is a?2b. It is possible to attain a narrow pad pitch, and mount the semiconductor chip formed in a small size, and standardize the lead frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Renesas Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Miyaki, Hiromichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6946801
    Abstract: A current mirror circuit of a current output circuit for current-driving an organic EL display panel is constructed with a plurality (n) of unit circuits each including a first MOS transistor of a certain channel type and a second MOS transistor of the same channel type having a source connected to a drain of the first MOS transistor, where n is an integer equal to or larger than 3, in which gates of the first MOS transistors or the second MOS transistors of at least two of the plurality of the unit circuits are connected to each other to form a common gate, one of the at least two unit circuits constitutes an input side circuit of the current mirror circuit, the other unit circuit constitutes an output side of the current mirror circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Rohm Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji Kitahara
  • Patent number: 6941278
    Abstract: A collection request inputted at a consignor destination system is recorded on an electronic tag attached to freight and sent to a collection management system so as to be received. During collection of freight, information concerning collection is recorded on the electronic tag by means of a terminal unit and the collection information is sent to the collection management system. Anin-base station freight information management system informs a freight information overall management system of the collection information and information concerning freight passing through the base station. The freight information overall management system acquires a transport history of the freight on the basis of the information sent from the in-base station freight information management system, calculates a delivery schedule of the freight and informs it to each in-base station freight information management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Soga, Kazuhiko Taniguchi, Toshiyuki Ono, Norihiro Kimijima, Izumi Ota, Isao Tsushima
  • Patent number: 6933881
    Abstract: An automotive radar having a high level of azimuth accuracy and a broad detectable range by virtue of preventing leaks of unnecessary waves to receiving antennas is to be provided. A transmitting array antenna 1 and receiving array antennas 2a, 2b are arranged on an antenna plate (grounding conductor plate) 3 which serves to ground the antennas, and radio wave absorbers 4 are arranged on two sides of the edges 15 of the antenna plate 3. The radio wave absorbers 4 may be configured of, for instance, a sponge material containing radio wave absorbing grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shinoda, Hiroshi Kondoh, Shiho Izumi
  • Patent number: 6931379
    Abstract: An IC card that allows a service provider doing a business of loading an application into the IC card to dynamically load the application into the IC card safely after the issuance of the IC card without making a contract directly with a card issuer issuing the IC card and without establishing a communication with the card issuer. The card issuer issuing the IC card hands over an encryption key in advance to a third party other than the card issuer in order to entrust the third party with work to authenticate an application to be loaded or to allow the third party to function as an agent on behalf of the card issuer. The card issuer issues an agent certification to the third party to be used as evidence showing that the third party is an agent representing the card issuer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiko Sato, Yusuke Mishina, Masaru Ohki, Satomi Baba, Yutaka Matsui
  • Patent number: 6927002
    Abstract: To develop a small quantity of various kinds of semiconductor devices in a short time and to realize a photomask suitable to be manufactured at a low cost. A shade pattern of a photomask is constituted by containing nanoparticles such as carbon in an organic film such as a photoresist film. A pattern is transferred to a photoresist on a semiconductor wafer by means of the reduction projection exposure using the photomask. At the time of the above exposure, it is possible to select exposure light within a range of wide wavelengths including i-line, KrF excimer laser beam, ArF excimer laser beam, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Renesas Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Takashi Hattori, Yasuko Gotoh, Hidetoshi Satoh, Toshihiko Tanaka, Hiroshi Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 6925284
    Abstract: Information transmitted through wireless communications formed by information transmission lines from artificial satellites and radio towers or through wired communications established by cables is categorized into four categories. The individual information is transmitted in a broadcasting mode in synchronization with the information transmission timing defined for each individual information category. The information receiver captures and edits the received information and provides output for the service client in the manner associated with the individual category corresponding to the received information. Category-4 information is transmitted with the highest priority immediately when the information is generated; Category-3 information is transmitted periodically, for example, every five minutes; Category-2 information is transmitted at a time slot when the transmission line is relatively unoccupied; and Category-1 information is transmitted at a time slot when the transmission line is least occupied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Asami
  • Patent number: 6920759
    Abstract: An energy storage gas-turbine electric power generating system includes a liquid air storage tank for storing liquid air, a vaporizing facility for vaporizing the liquid air stored in the liquid air storage tank, a combustor for generating a combusted gas by combusting the air vaporized by the vaporizing facility and a fuel, a gas turbine driven by the combusted gas generated in the combustor, and a gas-turbine generator connected to the gas turbine for generating electric power. The system further includes a pressurizing unit for pressurizing the liquid air stored in the liquid air storage tank up to a pressure higher than a pressure of air supplied to the combustor to supply the liquid air to the vaporizing facility, an expansion turbine driven by expanding the air vaporized by the vaporizing facility and an expansion-turbine generator connected to the expansion turbine for generating electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Harumi Wakana, Koichi Chino, Osamu Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 6921515
    Abstract: In a chemical decontamination apparatus, a catalyst decomposition column in an upstream side of an ion exchange resin column and a hydrogen peroxide injection apparatus in a further upstream side, reduce the amount of waste products caused by a chemical decontaminating agent where a mixed decontaminating agent for a composition trapped in a cation resin column and for a composition trapped in an anion exchange resin are used for the chemical decontaminating agent, selectively decompose the composition trapped in the cation resin column in an inlet side of a cleaning apparatus when radioactive nuclides in the decontaminating agent are cleansed using the cation resin column during decontamination, and decompose both compositions after completion of the decontamination. The chemical decontamination thus selectively decomposes the chemical decontaminating agent, which is a component of the load to the cation resin column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Kurita Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Nagase, Naohito Uetake, Kazushige Ishida, Fumito Nakamura, Kazumi Anazawa, Tadashi Tamagawa, Hiroo Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 6909348
    Abstract: A magnet device provided with a shield current carrying means in which two sets of magneto-static field generating sources for generating magnetic fields directed towards a first direction are disposed facing each other across a finite region and at least one set of the magneto-static field generating sources are disclosed on at least two almost concentric circles. A first plane includes a first axis, a second axis and a first point. The first point is a point of insertion between the first axis parallel to the first direction and passing almost through the center of the shield current carrying means. The second axis crosses at right angles to the first axis and is spaced almost equal distance from the two sets of the generating sources. The alternately arranged positive and negative current carrying directions of the shield current carrying means are set in the order of increasing value of ?n.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Kakugawa, Katsunori Azuma, Tsuyoshi Wakuda, Yoshihide Wadayama, Hirotaka Takeshima, Kenji Sakakibara, Takeshi Yatsuo, Takao Honmei
  • Patent number: 6903351
    Abstract: A power supply for applying a voltage to a scanning electromagnet for deflecting a charged particle beam has a first power supply unit having no filter and a second power supply unit having a filter. When an irradiation position of the charged particle beam in an irradiation object is moved, the first power supply unit, namely a power supply unit having no filter, is used to apply the voltage to the scanning electromagnet, so that an exciting current flowing in the scanning electromagnet can be changed in a short time. Further, when the irradiation position of the charged particle beam is maintained, the second power supply is used to apply a voltage whose pulsating component was removed to the scanning electromagnet, so that the exciting current flowing in the scanning electromagnet can be controlled precisely. Consequently, the charged particle beam can be applied uniformly to the irradiation object and an irradiation time of the charged particle beam to the irradiation object can be curtailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Akiyama, Hiroshi Kubo, Kazuo Hiramoto
  • Patent number: 6900646
    Abstract: A probing device for electrically contacting with a plurality of electrodes 3, 6 aligned on an object 1 to be tested so as to transfer electrical signal therewith, comprising: a wiring sheet being formed by aligning a plurality of contact electrodes 21, 110b, corresponding to each of said electrodes, each being planted with projecting probes 20, 110a covered with hard metal films on basis of a conductor thin film 41 formed on one surface of an insulator sheet 22 of a polyimide film by etching thereof, while extension wiring 23, 110c for electrically connecting to said each of said contact electrodes being formed on basis of a conductor thin film formed on either said one surface or the other surface opposing thereto of said insulator sheet of the polyimide film; and means for giving contacting pressure for obtaining electrical conduction between said extension wiring and said object to be tested by contacting tips of said projecting contact probe formed onto said each contact electrode through giving pressuri
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Kasukabe, Akio Hasebe
  • Patent number: 6900074
    Abstract: Described herein is a stacked package according to the present invention, wherein a plurality of tape carriers which seal semiconductor chips, are multilayered in upward and downward directions. In the stacked package, one ends of leads formed over the whole surfaces of each tape carrier are electrically connected to their corresponding connecting terminals of the semiconductor chip. Other ends of the leads are electrically connected to their corresponding through holes defined in the tape carrier. Connecting terminals common to the plurality of semiconductor chips are formed at the same places of the plurality of tape carriers and withdrawn to the same external connecting terminals through a plurality of mutually-penetrated through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Renesas Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Toshio Miyamoto, Asao Nishimura, Koki Noguchi, Satoshi Michishita, Masashi Horiguchi, Masaharu Kubo, Kazuyoshi Shiba
  • Patent number: 6897735
    Abstract: The oscillator includes an active device, a substrate, a microstrip line formed on the substrate, and a dielectric block. The resonator is made up with the microstrip line and the dielectric block that is disposed so as to couple with the microstrip line. The active device produces a negative resistance in a desired oscillation frequency band. The dielectric block is set such that a resonance frequency of the lowest order mode of the dielectric block is lower than a desired oscillation frequency, and the resonance frequency of one of the higher order modes coincides with the desired oscillation frequency. The oscillator is generated with the higher order mode of the resonator. Thus, the invention provides at a low cost a millimeter wave band oscillator of a low phase noise by using this oscillator, and a transmitter-receiver module and a radar system applying this oscillator to the local signal generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nagasaku, Naoyuki Kurita, Hiroshi Kondoh
  • Patent number: 6896978
    Abstract: In the joint construction of cobalt-based alloy, a cobalt-based alloy layer 1, in which granular or massive eutectic carbide 2 disperses, is joined to a metal of a base metal 37 via an insert metal layer 36. For the joint construction of cobalt-based alloy, liquid phase diffusion bonding is performed at a temperature of 1100° C. for a retention time of 1 hour with an insert metal with a thickness of about 40 ?m being interposed between the base metal, which is S45C carbon steel, and a cobalt-based alloy material which has granular or massive eutectic carbide with a grain size not larger than 30 ?m in a matrix of cast structure and contains 1.03 wt % C, 29.73 wt % Cr, 3.86 wt % W, 2.59 wt % Ni, 2.67 wt % Fe, 0.59 wt % Si, and 0.07 wt % Mo, the balance substantially being Co. The cobalt-based alloy layer 1 after bonding contains granular or massive eutectic carbide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Kiyotoki, Mitsuo Chigasaki, Shizuo Matsushita, Jiro Kuniya, Takahiko Kato, Yoshiteru Chiba
  • Patent number: 6893823
    Abstract: Different probes each having a specific base sequence are immobilized to each of independent areas formed on the surface of a substrate, complementary polynucleotides in a sample solution are hybridized to the probes, and each of the independent areas on the substrate is heated and then cooled in sequence, and hence the solution is recovered to extract different polynucleotides separately corresponding to individual probes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Yasuda, Kazunori Okano, Hirokazu Kato