Patents Represented by Attorney Michael N. Meller
  • Patent number: 6817023
    Abstract: A disk device includes a housing in which a disk is provided, a disk support member for supporting the disk in the housing so that the disk can be rotated, and a driving part for rotating the disk support member, wherein the housing includes an air intake part for introducing air to an adjacent place to the disk support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Teac Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Minase
  • Patent number: 6807135
    Abstract: A tilt detection system includes an optical disk having a series of data recorded therein, the series of data having a pulse width smaller than the minimum pulse width of data recorded in an ordinary optical disk; a reproducing part reproducing a signal from the optical disk by emitting a light beam onto the optical disk; and a tilt detecting part detecting a tilt of the light beam with respect to the optical disk based on a reproduced RF signal provided by the reproducing part when the series of data having the smaller pulse width is reproduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Teac Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Mashimo, Keishi Ueno
  • Patent number: 6799230
    Abstract: A control unit of a peripheral device enables data to be exchanged between a unit of the peripheral device and one of a plurality of higher-order devices by using one of a plurality of interface units. Thus, the unit of the peripheral device is controlled by the higher-order device corresponding to the used interface unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Teac Corporation
    Inventors: Sho Sugiyama, Shuichi Saito, Yasuhide Ishimori
  • Patent number: 6799322
    Abstract: A disk loading device for loading a disk into a disk loading device frame and unloading the inserted disk from the disk loading device frame has a first arm having a contacting part for contacting an edge of the disk in a direction of insertion of the disk and moving through a first plane parallel to a plane of movement of the disk; a second arm having a contacting part for contacting an edge of the disk in a direction opposite the direction of insertion of the disk and moving through a second plane parallel to the plane of movement of the disk; a motor that rotates the first arm and the second arm; and a control mechanism that causes the motor to rotate the second arm so that the contacting part of the second arm pushes the disk into the disk loading device when the disk is manually partially inserted in the disk loading device during a loading operation, and causes the motor to rotate the second arm so that the contacting part of the second arm pushes the disk out from the disk loading device during an unlo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Teac Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 6794922
    Abstract: A signal processing circuit outputs an output signal corresponding to a pulse width of an input pulse signal. This signal processing circuit comprises means for accumulating pulse widths of the input pulse signal for a predetermined period of time, and means for outputting the output signal corresponding to the accumulated pulse width. Each of these pulse widths has one of positive and negative polarities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Teac Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Mashimo
  • Patent number: 6782786
    Abstract: An electric punch for automatically punching holes in documents and the like is provided that allows the spacing between the holes to be selectively set at either 70 mm (U.S. standard) or 80 mm (European and Japanese standard) by forming a bend midway of the length of operating arms of respective perforating members so that forward and rearward portions of the operating arms are laterally offset in parallel by a prescribed distance and clamping the operating arms with two supports of different width, thereby enabling the punched hole spacing to be selectively changed by exchanging the left and right perforating members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: KTF Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Hoshino
  • Patent number: 6776209
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive tape dispenser which receives an adhesive tape coated with coating substance such as bonding substance in order to stick the same to a surface of a sheet. The adhesive tape dispenser includes a guide tip pivotally mounted on a leading end of a tape-supporting frame in such a manner as to be rotated at a predetermined angle so that a tape can be easily used and coating substance of the tape can adhere well to a wide area of the sheet surface while maintaining a proper degree of elasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Inventor: Kwang Ho You
  • Patent number: 6778478
    Abstract: A recording apparatus for an erasable optical disk, which includes: a first part which measures a modulation degree of a signal reproduced from an area of the optical disk at a time of overwriting first data recorded in the area with second data; a second part which determines a first write power level corresponding to the modulation degree measured by said first part based on a relation between write power levels and modulation degrees of signals reproduced from a test recording area of the optical disk, the signals being recorded therein with the corresponding write power levels different from one another; a third part which obtains a target modulation degree corresponding to a type of and a recording rate for the optical disk from one of tables prestoring modulation degrees corresponding to optical disk types and recording rates; and a fourth part which obtains a write power level for overwriting from the first write power level based on a comparison between the target modulation degree and the modulation
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: TEAC Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Mashimo, Naoto Takeda, Kaname Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 6768091
    Abstract: An optical pick-up device includes a semi-conductor laser as a laser light-emitting device, a collimator lens, a directional control mirror, an objective lens, a light amount detecting device, a reflecting mirror that reflects leakage light of the laser light onto the light amount detecting device, and a light amount adjusting member that adjusts the amount of light incident on the light amount detecting device, provided between the light amount detecting device and the reflecting mirror. The light amount adjusting member may include a rotatably or slidably-supported baffle of which a rotational angle or slide position is changed so as to adjust the amount of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Teac Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamamoto, Shigeharu Honda, Kenji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 6767506
    Abstract: A magnesium-based alloy containing at least 92 wt % magnesium, 2.7 to 3.3 wt % neodymium, 0.0 to 2.6 wt % yttrium, 0.2 to 0.8 wt % zirconium, 0.2 to 0.8 wt % zinc, 0.03 to 0.25 wt % calcium, and 0.00 to 0.001 wt % beryllium. The alloy may additionally contain up to 0.007 wt % iron, up to 0.002 wt % nickel, up to 0.003 wt % copper, and up to 0.01 wt % silicon, and incidental impurities. The alloy may contain from 0.2 to 0.5 wt % Zn, and from 0.03 to 0.15 wt % Ca, and 2.9-3.2 wt % Nd, 1.9-2.1 wt % Y, 0.3-0.5 wt % Zr, 0.2-0.4 wt % Zn, and 0.03-0.12 wt % Ca.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignees: Dead Sea Magnesium Ltd., Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Boris Bronfin, Eliyahu Aghion, Frank Von Buch, Soenke Schumann, Horst Friedrich, Mark Katzir
  • Patent number: 6765859
    Abstract: A record and read apparatus, includes a head by which information is read from or written to a recording medium, a guide shaft guiding movements of the head, a base part supporting the guide shaft, a pressing member pressing the guide shaft, and a support member adjustably supporting an end part of the guide shaft against a pressing force of the pressing member so that the end part of the guide shaft has a designated height from the base part, wherein the guide shaft has a notch part and the pressing member comes in contact with the notch part so that the height of the guide shaft from the base part is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Teac Corporation
    Inventor: Takao Akiba
  • Patent number: 6763731
    Abstract: A positive displacement flowmeter comprising a cylindrical enclosure and a piston movable within the enclosure between the opposite ends of the enclosure; with the piston having a diameter closely approximating the diameter of the enclosure to form a clearance seal; means for permitting a gas, the flow of which is to be measured, into one end of the enclosure for moving said piston toward the opposite end of the enclosure, means for detecting the movement of the piston between two locations along the cylindrical enclosure, means for measuring the pressure in the cylindrical enclosure and for calculating the presence of a dynamic error, if any, during said timed interval in accordance with the following equation: Error = ( P 2 - P 1 ) P 1 · Vm
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Harvey Padden
  • Patent number: 6765614
    Abstract: A value of CCD signal of a specific pixel and a maximum value of CCD signals of neighboring pixels, which are presented in a neighboring area of the specific pixel and are a same color component as that of the specific pixel, are extracted. In case that a value of subtracting the maximum value of CCD signals of neighboring pixels from the value of CCD signal of the specific pixel exceeds a predetermined value, it is discriminated that a pixel of white defect is presented in the specific pixel and the pixel of white defect is compensated by replacing the value of CCD signal of the specific pixel with the maximum value. In case that a value of subtracting the maximum value of CCD signals of neighboring pixels from the value of CCD signal of the specific pixel does not exceed a predetermined value, it is discriminated that a pixel of white defect is not presented in the specific pixel and the pixel of white defect is compensated by outputting the value of CCD signal of the specific pixel as it is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 6761699
    Abstract: A method for restoring speech functions in patients having various forms of dysarthria by way of successively carrying out the cosmetic massage of the face, the point massage of biologically active points of the face, cervical-collar region, arms and articulation organs, articulation-mimic gymnastics followed by voice exercises. The point massage is carried out by successively pressing, pricking, stroking for 1-5 seconds 3-5 times for 3-5 points, by sequentially alternating same and by adding 1-2 points. Pair points are massaged with two probes simultaneously. Dysarthria probes for carrying out a method for restoring speech functions by way of exerting a reflex action on the patient's biologically active points, which comprise a rod and an operating part whose configuration is varied in relation to the patient's clinical profile, for example, in the form of a ball, a sphere, an oval, a two-prong unit or a three-prong unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Inventor: Elvina Ivanovna Chahine
  • Patent number: 6761928
    Abstract: A multi-layer solid structure and method for forming a thermal interface between a microelectronic component package and a heat sink so that the structure has a total thermal resistance of no greater than about 0.03° C.-in2/W at a pressure of less than 100 psi. The structure comprises at least two metallic layers each of high thermal conductivity with one of the two layers having phase change properties for establishing low thermal resistance at the interface junction between the microelectronic component package and the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Thermagon, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard F. Hill, Forest Hampton, III
  • Patent number: 6756285
    Abstract: A multilayer structure with controlled internal stresses comprising, in this order, a first main layer (110a), at least a first constraint adaptation layer (130) in contact with the first main layer, at least a second stress adaptation layer (120) put into contact by adhesion with said first stress adaptation layer, and a second main layer (110b) in contact with the second stress adaptation layer, the first and second stress adaptation layers having contact stresses with the first and second main layers. Application to the realization of electronic circuits and membrane devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventors: Hubert Moriceau, Olivier Rayssac, Anne-Marie Cartier, Bernard Aspar
  • Patent number: 6753404
    Abstract: A continuous process for the preparation of copolycarbonate resins has great advantages in preparing molding materials of intricate structure or of thin-wall: the molding process may be conducted easily at a relatively low temperature; the copolycarbonate has excellent impact strength especially at a low temperature; and they have excellent melt flow, i.e. 2 to 3 times of the conventional polycarbonates. The present invention is a new polycondensation process which is carried out sequentially by using serially connected tube-type reactors to simplify the process; and enhancing the rate of reaction for an incorporation of comonomer into the polymer backbone resulting from varying Reynols Number, Linear Viscosity and Weber Number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Samyang Corporation
    Inventors: Young Wook Suh, Sung Hwan Cho, Jae Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 6744723
    Abstract: A guide shaft support mechanism for supporting a guide shaft on a base includes first and second parts supporting first and second ends of the guide shaft, respectively, and a third part connecting said first and second parts. The first through third parts are formed integrally with one another. The guide shaft guides a moving body in a given direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Teac Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiki Kirinoe
  • Patent number: 6738325
    Abstract: An optical disk unit, which performs tracking control by generating a tracking error signal based on detection signals of reflected lights of a main light beam for recording and reproduction and sub light beams for tracking, includes a first tracking error generation part generating a first tracking error component from the detection signals of the reflected light of the main light beam of a read-power time or an erase-power time, a second tracking error generation part generating a second tracking error component from the detection signals of the reflected lights of the sub light beams of a write-power time, and a subtraction part obtaining the tracking error signal for a recording time by subtracting the second tracking error component from the first tracking error component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Teac Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Mashimo
  • Patent number: 6731580
    Abstract: A disk unit includes a loading portion that accommodates a recording medium, a main body unit that contains the loading portion, a cover rotatably attached to the main body unit and capable of moving between a closed position that covers the loading portion and a plurality of open positions that exposes the loading portion, a retaining member provided on the main body unit for retaining the cover in the closed position, a member for manually moving the retaining member to a release position at which the cover is released from retention in the closed position, a drive member activated in response to an eject signal, and a drive transmission mechanism that transmits a drive force of the drive member to the retaining member so as to move the retaining member to the release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: TEAC Corporation
    Inventors: Taku Sato, Hiroyuki Sato