Patents Represented by Law Firm Reed Smith Shaw & McClay
  • Patent number: 6400569
    Abstract: A lead frame apparatus that includes: an arrangement for dissipating heat generated at the lead frame, wherein the heat dissipating arrangement is uninterruptedly connected to the lead frame. Also contemplated herein are a lead frame heat dissipating apparatus having at least one element for dissipating heat generated at a lead frame and having an arrangement for directly and uninterruptedly connecting with a lead frame, as well as lead frame apparatus comprising an arrangement for directly and uninterruptedly accommodating at least one external element for dissipating heat generated at the lead frame. A method of making a lead frame apparatus involves the provision of a lead frame, the provision of an arrangement for dissipating heat generated at the lead frame, and the uninterrupted connection of the heat dissipating arrangement to the lead frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Composidie, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl Auer
  • Patent number: 6253817
    Abstract: An apparatus for the processing and segmenting of a cover-forming laminate web or sheeting structure which is adapted to interconnect a plurality of containers, such as the base members of blister packages each of which is designed to contain a hydrophilic contact lens in a sterile aqueous solution. More specifically disclosed is an apparatus for the imprinting, perforating, slitting and cutting the laminated web structure such that the severed laminate segments constitute printed covering label for an array of such containers, and whereby the laminated web or sheeting segment may be severed along weakening or perforation lines so as to provide a separable packaging arrangement for individual of the containers which are subsequently adhered thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell James Edwards, Masao Funo, Richard Wayne Abrams, Kiyoshi Imai, Hirokazu Kitagawa, Borge Peter Gundersen, William Edward Holley, Thomas Christian Ravn, Mark Edward Schlagel, Daniel Tsu-Fang Wang
  • Patent number: 6232095
    Abstract: Disclosed are the Hmp class of polypeptides, DNA sequences encoding those polypeptides, and uses thereof, particularly in methods and kits for mismatch (for example, mutation) detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Thomas Jefferson University
    Inventors: Eric B. Kmiec, William K. Holloman, David Gerhold
  • Patent number: 6191687
    Abstract: A Wiegand sensor is provided as a power source for an external circuit, wherein an alternating magnetic field changes the magnetic state of a Wiegand wire within the Wiegand sensor which, in turn, produces a substantial output pulse that is provided as a power source for the external circuit. The external circuit may be a transmitter that is powered by the output of the Wiegand sensor and upon being powered transmits an information signal to an appropriate receiver. The number of occurrences that the magnetic field alternates corresponds to and is ascertained from the number of information signals that are transmitted. The alternating magnetic field may be generated by magnets coupled to a rotating valve of a gas or water meter such that the occurrence of each transmission of the information signal represents the flow of a predetermined amount of gas or water through the meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: HID Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Dlugos, Don Small, David A. Siefer
  • Patent number: 6188798
    Abstract: A motion vector detection apparatus is disclosed, including: a quantizer for receiving a value of reference pixel and value of pixel to be detected, detecting their maximum values and minimum values, and determining a quantization level using the detected maximum values and minimum values, to quantize the value of reference pixel and value of pixel to be detected; a plurality of processing units for receiving data outputted from the quantizer, and calculating a motion vector, the processing units being connected to the output terminal of the quantizer in parallel; and a minimum value detector for receiving data outputted from the processing units and detecting its minimum value, the minimum value detector being connected to the output terminal of the processing units. The present invention constructs the processing units simply according to the quantization of data using the quantizer, to increase the integration of the processing units in a single chip, improving the processing speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Lee
  • Patent number: 6184512
    Abstract: A semiconductor laser apparatus comprises a semiconductor substrate, a semiconductor laser which is fixed on the semiconductor substrate and a prism having a slanted plane. The prism is placed such that its slanted plane faces a side across from the semiconductor laser. The apparatus also includes an optical detector for monitoring which is formed on the surface of the semiconductor substrate. The surface is covered by the prism. The following are formed on the slanted plane of the prism: a reflection region on which the surface is processed for reflecting a part of an emitted light beam from the semiconductor laser and a transmissive refraction region on which the surface is processed such that the remaining part of the emitted light beam is transmitted and refracted to be guided to a light receiving plane of the optical detector for monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Sankyo Seiki Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Higashiura, Yoshio Hayashi, Tadashi Takeda
  • Patent number: 6181933
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobile communication system and controlling method thereof for paging and establishing dynamically paging area, which is capable of making paging area dynamically according to position of a receiving mobile station. When a set-up signal is received, the NTP uses identifier of a BTS obtained from the location registration of the mobile station as a key for accessing paging database and accesses paging database by using the key. It makes near cell list using identifier of the BTS of the receiving MS, generates a paging list by extracting BTSs controlled by the same BSC from the near cell list and sends the paging list to each corresponding BTS. The percentage of paging success increases and the time of call connection reduce by establishing a paging area dynamically according to location of the receiving MS and paging in the dynamical paging area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronics Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong-Tae Jeong
  • Patent number: 6180036
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a pre-inked thermoplastic foam which is utilized to form a relief image which includes open cells in the area that is designed to transfer ink and enclosed or sealed cells in the area which is designed to be impermeable to ink or other print medium. The present invention also includes the method of using and manufacturing the pre-inked foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Identity Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Venkataraman, Russell Moss
  • Patent number: 6175903
    Abstract: A duplexing system and method for writing a back-up list in which a back-up process is substituted for a process having an error while performing plural processes. Memory space to store a back-up order list is allotted to two bytes per process. A number of the leading order process is stored in the first byte, whereas a number of following order process is stored in the second byte. Further, the top priority bit or the last bit of each byte of memory space in which the process to be backed-up is allotted is set, and thus the existence of a registration is displayed. Further, if error an occurs at plural processes, a non back-up process generates a back-up order list according to time sequence of error generation. If an error occurs at a process of another top priority order while operating a back-up of a back-up process, the process is registered at the leading order list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronics Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dae-Hyun Joo
  • Patent number: 6164177
    Abstract: Pilot device for a suspended cutting knife of a cutting head of an automatically controlled cutting machine. The cutting head is moved along the X and Y axes and pivots about the Z-axis. The cutting knife is reciprocally movable along the Z-axis. The cutting head includes a device for guiding the unsuspended part of the cutting knife and a pressure foot rigidly connected to the pivotal cutting head. The suspended end of the knife is mounted in the cutting head so as to be freely rotatable around the Z-axis. The guiding device is adjacent to the free end of the knife and comprises a socket rigidly connected to the cutting head having a support which is freely rotatably mounted in the socket around a vertical axis located in front and adjacent to the cutting edge and parallel, at a predetermined distance, to the Z-axis. The support has a slot surrounding the flanks of the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Investronica, S.A.
    Inventors: Mario Andrada Galan, Juan Carlos Cristo, Bernardo Alcantara Perez
  • Patent number: 6167173
    Abstract: An arrangement and corresponding method are provided for coupling radiation, preferably laser radiation, into a scanning head with a scanning unit in at least two dimensions. The radiation is focussed on an object via a microscope objective via at least one light-conducting fiber which is coupled with the scanning head. A collimator is arranged downstream of the fiber end at the scanning head for collimating the radiation exiting in a divergent manner at the fiber end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Schoeppe, Stefan Wilhelm, Ulrich Simon, Hartmut Heinz, Bernhard Groebler
  • Patent number: 6165486
    Abstract: Blends of biodegradable polymers, preferably poly(caprolactone) and poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic) acid are discussed as well as their applications in the medical field, particularly with regard to bone tissue engineering. Preferably, hydroxyapatite ("HA") granules are incorporated into the blends and the resulting blends have desirable mechanical, physical, and biological characteristics. Even more preferably the compositions of the present invention are utilized to form osteoconductive composites that supported bone cell growth on the surface as well as throughout the scaffold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignees: Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh
    Inventors: Kacey G. Marra, Lee E. Weiss, Jay Wynn Calvert, Prashant N. Kumta
  • Patent number: 6161244
    Abstract: The invention relates to a toothbrush (20) with a brush head which can be secured on a brush handle (24) by a bayonet catch (26). The bayonet catch comprises a locking pin (28) which is mounted in the front end of the brush handle (24) in such a way that it can be displaced axially to a limited extent but is non-rotatable and which is subject to the action of a prestressing device (50). The brush head (22) is provided with a recess (102) which has a locking groove pursuant to which the brush head (22) is mounted on the locking pin (28) by engagement of a bayonet stud (32) in the locking groove (106), the locking pin (28) being pulled out of the brush handle (24) counter to the prestressing device (50) until the bayonet stud (32) locks into a lock-in portion (114) of the locking groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Jeannet, Robert Leutwyler, Werner Leutwyler
  • Patent number: 6158902
    Abstract: A boundary layer microphone is disclosed. Boundary layer microphones have been known for some considerable time. One example is the MKE 212 P microphone type made by Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG. The latter is a permanently polarized condenser microphone for concealed mounting in a wall, on the floor or on a table. Stereo recordings using such a boundary layer microphone are especially clear, creating a spatial impression of unusual breadth. The known boundary layer microphone MKE 212 P displays omnidirectional characteristics and a frequency range of 20 to 20,000 Hz. The disclosed boundary layer microphone is designed to increase the directional characteristics compared to a boundary layer microphone of the aforementioned type, and to reduce or eliminate the problems associated with same. This is achieved by a boundary layer microphone having at least one sound tunnel running underneath the plate surface, the plate having at least one opening to the sound tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Raimund Staat
  • Patent number: 6159489
    Abstract: Described are a biodegradable sustained-release preparation which comprises a mixture of 99 to 10 parts by weight of an aliphatic polyester and 1 to 90 parts by weight of a modifier for the regulation of sustained releasability of an active ingredient, and the active ingredient held by said mixture; a biodegradable pheromone dispenser, wherein an aliphatic polyester is used as a sustained release layer for a pheromone contained therein as a liquid phase, said aliphatic polyester having recurring units whose ratio (I/II) of (I) the number of the carbon atoms constituting the main chain and not relating to ester linkage to (II) the number of the carbon atoms constituting the ester linkage is 2 or larger; and a biodegradable pest controlling agent which is obtained by mixing and dispersing an active ingredient and a carrier for holding said active ingredient in a biodegradable aliphatic polyester or which comprises 2 to 60 wt. % of an active ingredient, 30 to 95 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Research Association for Biotechnology of Agricultural Chemicals
    Inventors: Toyohisa Sakurada, Hiroshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6160285
    Abstract: An electrode structure for use on an integrated circuit, and a method for forming the same. The electrode structure is formed by depositing a polysilicon layer on a dielectric layer. The polysilicon layer is then annealed until a plurality of non-contiguous polysilicon clusters are formed. Each of the non-contiguous polysilicon clusters has a base end and a top end. The base ends of the non-contiguous clusters are preferably separated by a spacing (S). Following the annealing step, the non-contiguous polysilicon clusters are connected electrically by depositing a conductive layer having a thickness (T) over the annealed polysilicon layer. The spacing (S) is preferably greater than twice the thickness (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus F. Schugraf, Randhir P. S. Thakur
  • Patent number: 6161022
    Abstract: A method of adjusting a size of a base transceiver station (BTS) search window for adjusting the size of the search window, which the BTS uses to acquire a signal of a mobile station, according to a service radius and modifying a location of the search window, thereby improving efficiency in acquiring an access signal and controlling a service area. The method comprises the steps of: determining a service radius in which the BTS can acquire an access signal of a mobile station; reading a size of a preamble search window and a preamble search range corresponding to the determined service radius from a table used for determination of the size of the search window, the table being stored in a database; and modifying the size of the search window by changing search window parameters of the BTS system according to the read search range and the size of the search window for the preamble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronics Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheol-Ju Hwang, Sang-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 6157629
    Abstract: In a method of automatically changing a frequency in a CDMA mobile communication system where multiple frequencies are assigned to a base transceiver station, states of an RFC, ACC, and SIC are periodically checked thus parts of them where errors are detected are cut off, a frequency processed by the part having the error is detected and excluded from overhead data, and, when the frequency which is processed by the part having the error is a fundamental frequency, other part is made to take charge of the fundamental frequency. Reversely, parts which are restored from an error state to a normal state are turned "ON", and the restored part is made to process the fundamental frequency as was before and a part which currently processes the fundamental frequency is made to process its original frequency when the restored part is one for the fundamental frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronisc Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Koo Jeon, Seung-Hyon Min, Weon-Moo Kim
  • Patent number: 6154453
    Abstract: A method of selecting a vocoder in a CDMA mobile communication system, includes the steps of: indexing shelves, slots, and vocoders, before sequentially selecting a shelf and a slot according to the order of index, and, after detecting a frame offset of a present call, calculating a number of frame offsets identical with the frame offset of the present call contained in the selected slot; and comparing the number of the frame offsets, which are identical with the present call's frame offset and contained in the slot sequentially selected, with numbers of the identical frame offsets contained in other slots, and selecting a slot having the fewest frame offsets identical with the present call's frame offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronics Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Woo Kim, Dong-Myoung Kim
  • Patent number: D441054
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventor: Emery W. Davis