Patents Represented by Law Firm Nikaido, Marmelstein, Murray & Oram
  • Patent number: 6887430
    Abstract: A total reflection cell has a total reflection prism on at least one surface thereof. A mixed solution containing a gold colloid labelled antibody which is adsorbed on a gold colloid is stored in the total reflection cell, and a sample solution containing an antigen causing antigen-antibody reaction with the antibody is added thereto for forming a gold colloid labelled immune complex. A measuring beam is introduced into the total reflection prism from an incident optical system at an angle ? of incidence causing total reflection and an outgoing beam from the total reflection prism is received by a measuring optical system, thereby measuring absorption by the gold colloid labelled immune complex and carrying out qualification and determination of the antigen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Kyoto Dai-Ichi Kagaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoming Dou, Yoshinori Yamaguchi, Harumi Uenoyama
  • Patent number: 6249344
    Abstract: An apparatus for sedimentation comprising: a cuvette holder configured to receive a cuvette containing a sample liquid containing particle; and a centrifuge having a horizontal shaft which is coupled to the cuvette holder such that the cuvette holder can assume a plurality of rotational positions about the horizontal shaft and configured such that the cuvette holder is substantially horizontal when the cuvette holder is in a lowermost position relative to the horizontal shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics, GmbH
    Inventor: Tibor Virág
  • Patent number: 6197594
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for the detection of an analyte in a sample liquid by luminescence measurement according to the principle of a ligand-receptor assay, e.g. an immunoassay or a hybridization assay or a combination thereof, wherein a sample liquid is incubated with at least one receptor which carries a luminescent label and the presence or/and the amount of the analyte to be detected is determined in the sample liquid by measuring the luminescence in a measuring medium containing dispersed components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Weindel, Hans Hornauer
  • Patent number: 6194145
    Abstract: Method for the genus-specific amplification of legionella and genus-specific or species-specific identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics GmbH
    Inventors: Björn Heidrich, Peter-Nicholas Robinson, Frank Tiecke, Arndt Rolfs
  • Patent number: 6184737
    Abstract: A signal-transmission system includes signal-transmission lines connected to a terminal voltage via terminal resistances, open-drain-type transistors outputting signals to the signal-transmission lines, branch lines stemming from the signal-transmission lines to connect the open-drain-type transistors with the signal-transmission lines, and insertion resistances inserted in the branch lines in proximity of the signal-transmission lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Masao Taguchi
  • Patent number: 6176105
    Abstract: For preventing holes from occurrence at an internally widened area of a rib knitted fabric, at the area, two needles, one on the front needle bed, the other on the back needle bed, are made empty. Then, a stitch held by an adjacent needle to one of the two empty needles is transferred to the other of the two empty needles so that two continuous needles on one needle bed are made empty and that the former empty needle on the other needle bed is provided with the transferred stitch. A yarn feeder is made to move over the area while feeding yarn till one needle before the two empty needles, then back above the area while feeding the two empty needles and an intermediate opposing bed needle, and move over the area while feeding yarn from the subsequent needles after the two former empty needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Manufacturing, Ltd.
    Inventors: Roger Kwok Hung Chan, Takahumi Kamei
  • Patent number: 6166904
    Abstract: A heat generating cooling device including a heat sink with a plurality of fins and a cooling fan unit mounted on and above the fins and having a motor. At least one auxiliary blade is provided on the bottom surface of the motor and extends in toward the thickness direction of the heat sink. The fins can be formed short to provide blade clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: PFU Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Kitahara, Tadayoshi Shimanuki
  • Patent number: 6157701
    Abstract: An X-ray generating apparatus in which X-rays are emitted from laser plasma, the X-ray generating apparatus including a strong magnetic field generating device for generating a magnetic field component substantially parallel with the target surface in the vicinity of the laser plasma. The magnetic field component is arranged to generate a magnetic force which acts directly on charged particles in the laser plasma to bend the tracks of the charged particles, causing the charged particles to be confined in a magnetic field formed by the magnetic field component. The magnetic flux of the strong magnetic field is directed to a direction which is different from the direction in which the laser plasma is generated. An X-ray supply object is disposed in the laser plasma generating direction. Charged particles, liable to be directed to the X-ray supply object, are mainly confined in the strong magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignees: Shimadzu Corporation, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research
    Inventors: Hideo Hirose, Tamio Hara, Kozo Ando, Yoshinobu Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 6155717
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a linear movement device, for example, a linear guide device, a ball screw, a ball spline or the like in which a track shaft and a slide member is engaged movably relative to each other via a rolling element of a ball, a roller or the like, in details, to an improvement of a linear movement device having a lubricant supplying member coating a lubricant on a face of the track shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: THK Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Michioka, Mitsuaki Honma
  • Patent number: 6147257
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of S-alkylcysteines of formula ##STR1## wherein R is a lower or branched C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 alkyl group; by S-alkylation of cysteines with dialkylcarbonates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Zambon Group S.p.A.
    Inventors: Pietro Allegrini, Giuseppe Barreca, Elena Rossi
  • Patent number: 6137054
    Abstract: A wire-circuit sheet includes: a resin sheet with circuit connecting holes, wires lying across the circuit connecting holes , and at least on cutting hole to punch the resin sheet so as to cut simultaneously the wires. Further, a wire-circuit sheet and its manufacturing method include: a resin sheet on which a plurality of wires lie as crossing or coming close to each other, cutting holes being provided at the crossing or close points of the plurality of wires to cut off the wires and the sheet together, and the wires being fixed and sandwiched in between laminated resin sheets with a sticky surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi Uezono, Keiichi Ozaki, Sanae Kato, Akira Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 6127498
    Abstract: Hydrogenated fluoromodified polymers obtainable by reaction among hydrogenated polymers and the modifier having a polyether structure:RfO(CF.sub.2 CF.sub.2 O).sub.m (CF.sub.2 O).sub.n --CF.sub.2 --A.sub.q --T.sub.p (I)wherein A is a linking bridge bound to the end group --CF.sub.2 -- of the perfluoropolyether chain, T represents one or more reactive functional groups; p and q are integers, p ranges from 1 to 4, q is an integer from 0 to 1; m and n are integers such that m/n is comprised between 0.2 and 5, Rf is a perfluoroalkyl from 1 to 3 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Ausimont S.p.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Tonelli, Giovanni Simeone, Tania Trombetta
  • Patent number: 6124592
    Abstract: An apparatus and method to separate and store ions by exploiting mobility characteristics of the ions. A sample is introduced into a trap volume and ionized. The ions are separated according to their mobility characteristics by applying an electric field to the trap volume. The ions thus migrate to equilibrium positions in the trap volume due to a difference in mobilities and to changes in the electric field. The ions may be sequentially scanned from the trap by changing the electric field. The identity of ions within the trap may then be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: Technispan LLC
    Inventor: Glenn E. Spangler
  • Patent number: 6120760
    Abstract: The invention provides DNA sequences encoding novel members of the TGF-.beta. family of proteins. The TGF-.beta. family comprises proteins which function as growth and/or differentiation factors and which are useful in medical applications. Accordingly, the invention also describes the isolation of the above-mentioned DNA sequences, the expression of the encoded proteins, the production of the proteins and pharmaceutical compositions containing the proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Biopharm Gesellschaft zur Biotechnologischen Entwicklung
    Inventors: Gertrud Hotten, Helge Neidhardt, Rolf Bechtold, Jens Pohl
  • Patent number: 6116783
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ball chain used by being integrated to, for example, a ball endless track of a linear guide device for endless sliding in which a number of balls are arranged in one row and rollably held, particularly to a ball chain which is most pertinent to a linear guide device having a ball rolling groove in a shape of a Gothic arch. According to the ball chain, the number of balls are arranged in one row and the balls are held rollably, each of the balls is pinched by a pair of spherical seats and the spherical seats are connected to each other by flange portions to thereby constitute a ball holding unit and a plurality of the ball holding units are connected in a shape of a rosary by a flexible connecting portion. Further, the spherical seats and the flange portions are molded by a resin material whereas the connecting portion is formed by a material having a tensile strength larger than that of the resin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: THK Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeki Shirai, Shigeru Ebina, Mitsuaki Honma, Tomozumi Murata
  • Patent number: 6115592
    Abstract: A filter device includes at least two filter elements provided in a package, each of the filter elements passing only signals within a predetermined frequency band, the predetermined frequency bands of the filter elements having center frequencies which are distinct from each other. An input terminal is connected to and shared by respective inputs of the filter elements. An output terminal is connected to and shared by respective outputs of the filter elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masanori Ueda, Osamu Ikata, Hideki Ohmori, Yoshiro Fujiwara, Kazushi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 6114668
    Abstract: A heater-installed grip for a vehicle includes substantially semi-cylindrical inner pieces (33.sub.1, 33.sub.2) of a synthetic resin which have a planar heater (34.sub.L, 34.sub.R ; 174.sub.L, 174.sub.R ; 184) wound around an outer periphery thereof and which are integrally embedded in a cylindrical grip body (35) made of a rubber assembled to a pipe-shaped steering handlebar (26) or a throttle pipe (79). In this heater-installed grip, a circumferentially central portion of each of the inner pieces (33.sub.1, 33.sub.2) is formed at a large wall thickness, as compared with circumferentially opposite ends thereof. Thus, the assemblability of the grip body (35) to the pipe-shaped steering handlebar (26) or the throttle pipe (79) is enhanced, while ensuring a die-clamping strength in a process for forming the grip body (35).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Koita Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Ogata, Nobuhiko Muramatsu, Shinji Teraoka, Yasuo Ohishi
  • Patent number: 6107032
    Abstract: A method is described for the direct, exponential amplification and sequencing ("DEXAS") of a DNA molecule from a complex mixture of nucleic acids, wherein truncated DNA molecules as well as DNA molecules of full length are synthesized simultaneously and exponentially between two positions on the said DNA molecule, which initially contains a DNA molecule in a thermocycling reaction, a first primer, a second primer, a reaction buffer, a thermostable DNA polymerase, a thermostable pyrophosphatase (optionally), deoxynucleotides or derivatives thereof and a dideoxynucleotide or derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Kilger, Svante Paabo
  • Patent number: 6108671
    Abstract: A virtual database space system realizable with a database program makes it possible to obtain a maximum throughput of database manipulations even when different types of transaction are mixed; can be started normally after a failure and thus eliminates the necessity for the user to be aware of the concept of recovery and as seen by the user has a very large logically nonvolatile virtual database space; and makes it possible for updates of the database to be accepted during the copying of a backup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Inventor: Atsuro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 6105772
    Abstract: A plant package for an artificial aquarium plant including a card member having a front face and a shaped shell member affixed to the front face by a peripheral bonding flange. The shell member has an upper section including a plant base holding pocket with a top edge. The top edge is free of the card member. The bottom portion of the plant base holding pocket is shaped to confine a base of the artificial aquarium plant with the top portion being restricted and shaped to overlay and support one or more plant stems of the artificial aquarium plant. A lower section of the shell member is designed with raised ridges reinforcing the shell member and defining an indicia window portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Penn-Plax, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Goldman, Gerald Phillips, John Cummings