Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP
  • Patent number: 6215508
    Abstract: A printing apparatus for generating an image which includes a housing, a ribbon supply holder, a tape supply holder, an input device, a thermal printing head and a tape attachment device. The ribbon supply holder is operatively coupled to the housing to hold a supply of ink ribbon. The ink ribbon includes a film layer with an ink layer disposed thereon, and a receptor layer for receiving ink from the film layer. The tape supply holder is operatively coupled to the housing to hold a supply of tape, and the tape includes an adhesive layer. The input device is operatively coupled to the housing to enter data used to generate the image by the printing apparatus. The thermal printing head is operatively coupled to the housing to print the entered data on the ink ribbon. The tape attachment device attaches the tape to the film layer of the ink ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Inventors: Robert A. Bryan, Yoshitaka Namiki
  • Patent number: 6214874
    Abstract: A method for using nordihydroguiaretic acid derivatives, in particular tetramethyl nordihydroguiaretic acid and tetraglycinal nordihydroguiaretic acid, for the localized treatment of tumors induced by human papillomavirus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: John Hopkins University
    Inventors: Ru Chih C. Huang, Jonathan D. Heller
  • Patent number: 6214268
    Abstract: The blow-molded hose of a synthetic resin of the present invention is produced by blow-molding a single parison comprising a soft resin and a hard resin. The blow-molded hose comprises a monolayer (or single-layer) segment formed with either a soft resin layer or a hard resin layer and multilayer (laminating) segment formed with the soft resin layer and the hard resin layer, wherein, in the multilayer (laminating) segment, the thickness of the resin layer forming the monolayer segment is thinner than that of the other resin layer. Practically, the monolayer segment comprises the soft resin layer and forms the connection end (s) at the end (s) of the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Tigers Polymer Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 6215590
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image display apparatus having a light source that defines at least one right and left light-cells which provide plural pairs of right and left lights. A spatial modulator, spaced apart from the light source, spatially modulates the right and left lights from the light source so as to focus the right and left lights on the eyes of at least one viewer. A display mode changer is capable of automatically changing the display mode of the image display between a stereoscopic image display mode and a normal plane image display mode. The display is automatically changed in accordance with the location of the viewer or in response to an instruction from the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hideaki Okano
  • Patent number: 6214952
    Abstract: A propylene random copolymer and a film laminate thereof is described having excellent blocking resistance and transparency and substantially maintaining favorable low-temperature heat-sealing properties after corona discharge treatment. The propylene random copolymer of the invention includes a propylene component and an &agr;-olefin component having 4 to 10 carbon atoms, wherein the content of the &agr;-olefin component is in the range of about 6% to about 40% by weight, the intrinsic viscosity [&eegr;] measured in tetralin at 135° C. is not lower than about 0.45 dl/g and not higher than about 5.0 dl/g, and the melting point (Tm) measured by a differential scanning calorimeter and the content of 20° C. xylene soluble fraction (CSX) fulfill a relationship of Tm≦140−35.693 log10(CXS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Sadatoshi, Makoto Satoh, Naofumi Naga
  • Patent number: 6213119
    Abstract: Apparatus for the supply of breathable gas cyclically at an inspiratory pressure and a lower expiratory pressure substantially in synchronism with a patient's respiration. A flow generator coupled to a gas delivery system delivers breathable gas to the patient's airway. A motor controller receives a signal representing respiratory flow. The motor controller sends out a signal to control an electric motor and turbine to generate the desired inspiratory and expiratory pressures. The controller detects transitions between inspiration and expiration via a flow signal to discriminate between the respiratory phases of the patient. A counter counts a first time duration commencing from the last transition to inspiration and whereby if the first time duration elapses before a transition to expiration is detected, the controller initiates the supply of a given expiratory pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: John William Ernest Brydon, Grant Willson
  • Patent number: 6212805
    Abstract: A panel includes a sheet of light permeable, preferably optically clear transparent material and a transparent or translucent design superimposed on or forming part of a transparent or translucent base pattern. The design is visible from one side of the panel and a mirror image of the design is visible from the other side of the panel when a sufficiently high level of illuminated is provided on either side or both sides of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Contra Vision Limited
    Inventor: George Roland Hill
  • Patent number: 6214272
    Abstract: A rotational molding method is provided consisting in a first method of spraying the inner mold area with an acrylic polyethylene alloy prior to loading the resin into the mold. The mold is then heated, rotated and cooled to form the molded part. The part is provided with a shinier and harder surface layer as compared to previous rotational molding methods. In a second method, in lieu of spraying, the acrylic polyethylene alloy is loaded into the mold with the resin. In the third and fourth methods, a drop box is provided for releasing resins into the mold. Other materials, in addition to acrylic polyethylene, can also be used with the various methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Dave Gruenwald, Stephen Crane
  • Patent number: 6212900
    Abstract: The evaporator and the condenser are disposed in a duct. First bypass passage is disposed at the side of the condenser and first air mixing damper rotates to control air bypassing amount. Further second bypass passage is formed at the side of the evaporator and second mixing damper rotates to control air bypassing amount. Cooling rate at the evaporator and heating rate at the condenser are varied so that air adjusted in proper temperature is generated and discharged from each outlets into a room. An outside heat exchanger is disposed the outside of the duct. Refrigerant flow is randomly switched among the outside heat exchanger, the evaporator and the condenser so that cooling, heating, dehumidifying, dehumidified-heating and defrosting operations are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Nippendenso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunio Iritani, Shigeo Numazawa, Kenichi Fujiwara, Yasushi Yamanaka, Akira Isaji, Nobunao Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6213482
    Abstract: An add-on barrier for a wheelbarrow for expanding the volume capacity of the wheelbarrow, the barrier comprising a substantially rectangular baseless frame having substantially vertically disposed walls, the frame including a plurality of legs for mounting the frame over the wheelbarrow, the frame further including a plurality of integral hinged bag retainers for retaining a bag in an expanded volume formed by volume contributions of the wheelbarrow and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: ZAG Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Zvi Yemini
  • Patent number: 6211391
    Abstract: Ruthenium and osmium carbene compounds that are stable in the presence of a variety of functional groups and can be used to catalyze olefin metathesis reactions on unstrained cyclic and acyclic olefins are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of making the carbene compounds. The carbene compounds are of the formula where M is Os or Ru; R1 is hydrogen; R is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, and substituted or unsubstituted aryl; X and X1 are independently selected from any anionic ligand; and L and L1 are independently selected from any neutral electron donor. The ruthenium and osmium carbene compounds of the present invention may be synthesized using diazo compounds, by neutral electron donor ligand exchange, by cross metathesis, using acetylene, using cumulated olefins, and in a one-pot method using diazo compounds and neutral electron donors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Robert H. Grubbs, Peter Schwab, Sonbinh T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 6210691
    Abstract: The invention is characterized by the use in cosmetic compositions of one or more lipophilic derivatives of amino deoxyalditols corresponding to the general formula: in which: R1 is a saturated linear C14-C40 aliphatic radical; R2 is a hydrogen atom or a linear C1-C6 alkyl radical; X is an oxygen atom or a methylene radical; and n is an integer from 1 to 5; with the proviso that when X is a methylene radical R1 contains from 19 to 39 carbon atoms. Application to the preparation of cosmetic compositions for the treatment of keratinous substances and for buccodental hygiene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Claude Mahieu, Didier Semeria, Danièle Cauwet, Guy Vanlebbebghe
  • Patent number: 6209503
    Abstract: An intake duct capable of reducing intake noise when an engine runs at a low speed and supplying a sufficiently large amount of air when the engine runs at a high speed without using any electron control circuit or electromagnetic valve, which is produced at low costs. The intake duct includes valve adjusting means which restrains the movement of the valve member when the valve member brings a second intake passage from the closed state to the open state, and facilitates the movement of the valve member when the valve member brings the second intake passage from the open state to the closed state. When the second intake passage is brought to the open state from the closed state, the restraining force of the valve adjusting means is great to restrain the movement of the valve member, and when the second intake passage is brought to the closed state from the open state, the valve member readily pivots to open the second intake passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Komada, Kazuo Fujihara, Yoshikazu Hirose, Takahiro Komori, Hitoshi Kino, Hidetoshi Ishihara
  • Patent number: 6212219
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a spread spectrum communication system for heightening the speed of communication. The present invention transfers the first PN code sequence itself as the first component, adds and transfers zero or more instances of the second PN code sequence given a phase difference as the second component, and defines an information for transmitting by the number of the second PN codes corresponding to a cycle of said first PN code sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignees: Yozan Inc., Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Guoliang Shou, Changming Zhou, Xuping Zhou, Makoto Yamamoto, Sunao Takatori
  • Patent number: 6210115
    Abstract: The invention relates to an impeller being rotated around an axis for a mass flow measuring device receiving inflow of material through an inlet tube. To improve the measurement accuracy, the fan character of the impeller is reduced. This is obtained by two design principles which can be combined. The impeller includes a number of mainly radially directed vanes. That side of each vane along which the measured material flows is formed as a duct with a cross-sectional area which decreases in the direction from the center of the impeller. The other principle is to reduce the airflow by use of an upside down bowl shaped cowling placed over the impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: S.E.G. Mekanik AB
    Inventors: Arne Söderholm, Olle Söderholm
  • Patent number: 6209624
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for use in a sulphuric acid manufacturing plant to effect heat transfer between desired gas streams selected from air, sulphur dioxide and sulphur trioxide. The exchanger provides for hot or cold split flow gas streams through the exchanger shell with either mixing or splitting into two or more streams to provide for reduced condensible material condensation, corrosion, metal thermal differential stress and capital equipment cost. A preferred exchanger is used in combination with a sulphur burning furnace to provide an improved preheater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Inventor: Gordon M. Cameron
  • Patent number: 6212380
    Abstract: An arrangement and method for carrying out a handover between first and second base station controllers in a telecommunications system that includes a local exchange of a fixed network; mobile stations; base station systems providing the mobile stations with a wireless access network to the local exchange, each base station system having a base station controller and a plurality of base stations; transmission circuits for connecting the local exchange to the base station controllers; the control of the handover between the base station controllers being located in the base station controllers so that the first base station controller of the call functions as the anchor point at which the original connection established via the local exchange is maintained, and from which a further connection is established to a second base station controller in a handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Nokia Telecommunications Oy
    Inventor: Juho Laatu
  • Patent number: D439812
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: The Stanley Works
    Inventor: John Staton
  • Patent number: D440105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Cutting Edge Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark S. Avery
  • Patent number: D440208
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Susan Robyn Lynch, Zdzislaw Antoni Ziolkowski, Adrienne Mary Claire Walker