Patents Represented by Attorney Osha & May L.L.P.
  • Patent number: 6980506
    Abstract: A pickup apparatus 1 is directed to an apparatus for optically reading-out information on a disk 3 arranged in a disk player, and comprises a pickup 11, an LD 13, a half mirror 15, a photo detector 17, and a pickup frame 19. The 11 is for irradiating a light on the 3 and for receiving the light reflected from the 3. The 13 is for transmitting the light to the 11. The 15 is a plate shape member for reflecting the light outputted from the 13 and for transmitting the light to the 11, that the light from the 11 permeate. The light permeating through the 15 incidents on the 17. The 11, the 13, and the 17 are fixed on the 19 at predetermined positions. A side part of the 15 is fixed to the 19 at three points by using an adhesive agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ito, Hideki Kume
  • Patent number: 6948821
    Abstract: A mirror arrangement for reflecting electromagnetic radiation has a mirror body with a mirror side disposed towards the radiation to be reflected and at least one extension sensor located at the mirror body for detecting a deformation state of the mirror body. The mirror body includes semiconductor layer where the at least one extension sensor is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT AG
    Inventor: Alexander Menck
  • Patent number: 6942307
    Abstract: Lock plate portions are formed in a front end portion of a flat plate portion of a first rail. A stopper member is mounted on a flat plate portion of a second rail. A lock hole and elastic strips are provided on a sloping plate portion of the stopper member. The lock hole is disposed such that it faces the lock plate portions when the second rail moves in the forward direction to a predetermined position. When the lock plate portion faces the lock hole, the elastic strip displaces a front end portion of the sloping plate portion to the flat plate portion side using elastic force of the elastic strip itself and elastic force of the sloping plate portion. Accordingly, the lock plate portions are relatively received in the lock hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignees: Sugatsune Kogyo Co., Ltd., Sugatsune America, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur Edward Lammens
  • Patent number: 6932475
    Abstract: An instrument for measuring aberration refraction of an eye is provided, having: a lens system defining an instrument optical axis and an alignment device for aligning the visual axis of the eye with the instrument optical axis. A light source (1) produces a probing beam that is projected through the lens system parallel to the instrument optical axis and is selectably positionable partially off-set from the instrument optical axis for entering the eye (15) parallel to the instrument optical axis at a plurality of locations on the cornea of the eye. A photodetector (19) measures the position of probing beam light scattered back from the retina of the eye to measure aberration refraction of the eye at a plurality of locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Tracey Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Vasyl V. Molebny, Ioannis Pallikaris, Igor Chyzh, Vyacheslav Sokurenko, Leonidas Naoumidis, Youssef Wakil
  • Patent number: 6922122
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay is simple in construction, can prevent entry of dust, etc. into an interior thereof, enables confirmation of operation, and is provided an operating lever that can be maintained in an operating state. A coil block and a contact switching mechanism are provided on a base plate, a casing covers the base plate, and a movable iron piece is turned by magnetizing and demagnetizing the coil block, and a movable contact piece is operated to make and break contacts. An operating part that is turned by directing pushing the movable iron piece is arranged on an upper surface of the casing, and covered by a cover. An operating lever is mounted on the cover in a manner to enable sliding operation. The operating lever can be positioned in a closed position, in which an operating part is covered, a first opened position, in which the operating part is exposed, and a second opened position, in which the operating part is operated, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Yojiro Saruwatari, Keisuke Yano, Shinichi Furusyo, Tetsuya Fujiwara, Ryota Minowa
  • Patent number: 6920141
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a flexible method of allocating groups of virtual circuits in a network as a virtual circuit bunch. A virtual circuit bunch of arbitrary number can be set up with the ease of setting up a single virtual circuit. A single virtual circuit bunch can have plural destinations. Further, a virtual circuit bunch can be routed to the same destination over different routes. Connections across the network can be initiated as separate virtual circuits and then be grouped together as a virtual circuit bunch. The implementation of virtual circuit bunches permits rapid setup of virtual circuits and reduced table sizes at individual nodes of the network. A fast connect service can be implemented using virtual circuit bunches without establishing a connection by assigning a fast connect packet to one virtual circuit of a virtual circuit bunch. Virtual circuit bunches permit cell interleaving problems found in ATM switches to be circumvented in a particularly convenient way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Gupta, Raphael Rom
  • Patent number: 6915698
    Abstract: A small-sized pressure sensor having smaller numbers of parts and assembling steps, a simple structure, a high assembly precision, and little dispersion in the operation characteristics, and a method for manufacturing the pressure sensor. The pressure sensor comprises: a base member; a stationary electrode molded so integrally as is exposed from the bottom face of a recess formed in the upper face of the base member; moving electrode receiving portions and molded so integrally in the bottom face of the recess of the base members as are arranged in the periphery of the stationary electrode and as are higher by a predetermined inter-electrode gap than the upper face of the stationary electrode; a moving electrode opposed to the upper face of the stationary electrode through a predetermined inter-electrode gap; and a diaphragm fixed of the open edge portion of the recess of the base member and adhered integrally at the central portion of its lower face to the upper face of the moving electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Shimomoto, Kenji Shinohara, Osamu Kishimoto, Kazuhira Izawa
  • Patent number: 6914340
    Abstract: The invention concerns a handheld power generator for generating electrical power for a consumer device, the generator comprising a main casing housing an input gear for driving an alternator via at least one intermediate gear so as to provide a step-up drive ratio in the range of 10:50; the input gear, the or each intermediate gear, and the rotor of the alternator all having their rotational axes perpendicular to the base of the main casing so that the gears and rotor rotate parallel to the plane of the base; a rectifier circuit for rectifying the alternator output; means for mounting a storage device for storing the output of the alternator, a control circuit for modifying the rectifier output to a voltage/current appropriate for the consumer device, and wherein the input gear is connected to a drive member rotatable by manual action to rotate the input gear in turn, the axis of the drive member being parallel to the respective axes of the input gear, the or each intermediate gear and the rotor with all the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Freeplay Market Development
    Inventors: Pierre Becker, John Edward Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 6912779
    Abstract: In the present invention, a reference conductive layer and a first surface conductive layer are respectively provided on a surface and a back face of a first base film. The first base film includes a first via hole penetrating the first surface conductive layer. After a first electroless plating layer and a first conductive material are sequentially grown on a surface of the first base film, a first coating conductive layer composed of the first electroless plating layer, the first conductive material and the first surface conductive layer, is etched to have a reduced thickness. Then, the first coating conductive layer is patterned to form a first wiring layer. In this manner, a desired pattern width can be obtained even in the case where the first coating conductive layer is patterned by isotropic etching such as wet etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Chemicals Corp.
    Inventors: Keiichi Naitoh, Toshihiro Shinohara, Masahiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 6910983
    Abstract: A power transfer apparatus 1 of a four-wheel drive vehicle includes, a clutch, an inversion detector, and controller. The clutch generates an engagement force that effects a driving force output from an engine to wheels of the vehicle via a transmission. The transmission includes the inversion detector 23, 27 for detecting inversion or non-inversion of a gear-shifting direction of the transmission 13. The controller 23 subjects the electromagnet to energization control such that torque to be transmitted by the clutch is decreased to a target value in accordance with an inversion signal pertaining to said gear-shifting direction detected by said inversion detector 23, 27.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Tochigi Fuji Sangyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masanari Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 6912554
    Abstract: A method for deleting data, a data deleting apparatus and a recording medium involve a process for deleting unnecessary data generated during the processing of a main program which is created using programming languages which create data dynamically, wherein revisions of the main program are unnecessary and the overhead cost for that process is controlled without losing the real time property of the main program. While the main program is interrupted, the function recording region is scanned and advance marking to identify data for protection is carried out in the data recording region which is directly or indirectly indicated by the pointer which has been recorded in the functional recording region which has been scanned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventor: Taiichi Yuasa
  • Patent number: 6909203
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for regulating resonance in a computer system I/O interface is provided. A shunting impedance/resistance is arranged across a power supply of the I/O interface. The shunting impedance/resistance is controlled by circuitry that is arranged to detect voltage overshoot conditions in the I/O interface. The circuitry has (1) an analog front end that is arranged to detect power supply oscillations relative to a grounded terminal, (2) an amplifier (or logic conversion circuit) that is arranged to convert an output signal from the analog front end to a digital signal, and (3) a shunting apparatus arranged to modify power supply behavior in the I/O interface dependent on the digital signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Gauthier, Brian Amick, Aninda Roy
  • Patent number: 6908705
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thin battery, comprising a metal case, a battery core formed by laminating and wrapping an anode, a septum and a cathode, an anode conductive terminal and a cathode conductive terminal, characterized in that: said metal case is made of a quadratic shallow trough having five thin-walls and a top cover welded on the trough; the shallow trough has outlets for the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Shenzhen LB Battery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chuangfu Wang, Dehe Mao, Zhixue Huang
  • Patent number: 6905794
    Abstract: An air-hydrogen battery with high energy density and satisfactory cycle characteristics is provided. The air-hydrogen battery includes: a positive electrode made of an air electrode; a negative electrode provided with a hydrogen-absorbing alloy; and a cation-exchange film or an anion-exchange film formed as an electrolyte between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, wherein a periphery of the hydrogen-absorbing alloy of the negative electrode is covered with an anion-exchange resin, whereby the contact area between the anion-exchange resin that functions as an electrolyte and the hydrogen-absorbing alloy is increased, and the utilization factor and resistance to corrosion of the hydrogen-absorbing alloy are enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kashino, Yasuo Arishima, Shinsuke Shibata, Gun Seki, Ryo Nagai
  • Patent number: D506510
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Nichia Corporation
    Inventors: Tuyoshi Yasuoka, Akiko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: D506811
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Shodensha Corporation, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Nakamura, Michiaki Tsukuda
  • Patent number: D507782
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Nichia Corporation
    Inventor: Masashi Ishida
  • Patent number: D508233
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Nichia Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhide Kasae, Tetsuya Yagi
  • Patent number: D508413
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventor: Osao Ueda
  • Patent number: D512895
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Sugatsune Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Genichi Sato