Patents Represented by Attorney Robert M. Asher
  • Patent number: 5065505
    Abstract: A method for connecting circuit boards in which a first circuit board having first electrodes is superposed on a second circuit board of which second electrodes are formed in positions corresponding to the first electrodes so that the first and second electrodes are electrically connected with each other, the method comprising a first step of applying a photocuring adhesive on the first electrodes and the residual regions of the first circuit board on which the first electrodes are not formed, a second step of irradiating light from a surface opposite to the surface of the first circuit board on which the first electrodes are formed to cure the photocuring adhesive on the residual regions of the first circuit board on which the first electrodes are not formed, a third step of adhering particles which are conductive at least on outer peripheral surfaces to the first electrodes by means of the uncured photocuring adhesive, and a fourth step of superposing the first circuit board to which the particles are adher
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsubara, Takashi Nukii
  • Patent number: 5060082
    Abstract: A facsimile apparatus including image data conversion unit for converting image data corresponding to an image to be printed in such a manner that two adjacent dots on a main scanning line of the image data are converted into one dot a smoothing unit connected to the conversion unit for modifying converted image data in such a manner that, if a pattern of a region formed by a predetermined number of converted dots coincides with a predetermined pattern, the converted image data is changed to have a pattern corresponding to the predetermined pattern in the region; and selection unit connected to the image data conversion unit and the smoothing unit and adapted to select an output of the image data conversion unit as printing data if it is detected that the image data has been transmitted in a fine mode, and select an output of the smoothing unit as printing data if it is detected that the image data has been transmitted in a standard mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masafumi Matsumoto, Masafumi Yamanoue, Hiroshi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 5057941
    Abstract: A facsimile device having a keyboard for designating a transmitting time and a call number of a remote receiver, and a function of automatically calling a call number of a remote receiver at the designated time and receiving a reference response signal from the remote receiver when a line is connected thereto, thereafter automatically transmitting specified information to the remote receiver, which comprises a memory confirming presence or absence of a reference response signal when the line is connected to a remote receiver, for storing the call number of the remote receiver if the reference response signal from the remote receiver is absent, and a printer for outputting an alarm to inform impossibility of transmission in the case that the call number of the remote receiver designated by the keyboard corresponds with the call number stored by the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Moriya
  • Patent number: 5052733
    Abstract: A ceiling sign installation pole having a slot for carrying an anchor and an intersecting slot for permitting the exiting of a hook hung from the anchor. The installation head has a flat surface with two bumps for lifting adjacent ceiling tiles out of the way during the installation process. The walls of the exit slot bevel outwards towards the bottom of the installation head. Additional slots may be provided for different sized anchors. A flexible joint is used to connect the installation head to an elongated pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventors: Victor Cheung, Matthew K. Haggerty
  • Patent number: 5051741
    Abstract: A locating system and method in which a network of communication stations are spread over a surveillance area. Each moveable element is provided with a transponder having an associated identification code. A paging signal sent out over the surveillance area is picked up by the transponders and the one with the identification code provided in the page responds. The response is made at a frequency different from the page. The response is picked up by the nearest communication stations. A master station communicates with the communication stations at a frequency different from that used by the paging signal or the transponder. The master station which interrogates all the communication stations locates the paged transponder to within a sector bordered by the communication stations that received the response from the transponder. The communication stations can be subdivided into three or more interspersed arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Inventor: Philip B. Wesby
  • Patent number: 5035864
    Abstract: A blood containment device including a housing with an opening through which an adhesive ply of multi-ply material is exposed. Blood is expelled from a syringe onto the exposed material. The housing has two chambers, one for the clean material and one for containing a take-up reel onto which the bvlood stained material is wound. A removable tension plate is supported within the housing to hold the absorbent material taut beneath the opening in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Medical systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig J. Bell
  • Patent number: 5034705
    Abstract: A method for powering up an integrated circuit and circuit for implementing the method. A first charging current is used to slowly charge a capacitor used in the integrated circuit upon connecting the power. A power-up signal is provided to initialize digital circuitry until the first charging current raises the voltage of the capacitor above a threshold value. Once a capacitor is charged to another predetermined threshold, a second charging current is activated. The two charging currents are thereafter used as the total charging current on the capacitor. If the capacitor is grounded, the initial power-up scheme is re-initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Assignee: Cherry Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Frank J. Kolanko
  • Patent number: 5034245
    Abstract: A connection electrodes producing method has a step of forming resin layer which can be softened after hardened, on a circuit substrate on which an electrode pattern is formed. Then, only the resin layer material on the electrode pattern is cured and left. Thereafter, conductive particles are adhered to only the resin layer on the electrode pattern by softening the resin layer and by scattering the conductive particles on the circuit substrate with the softened resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 5029111
    Abstract: A multiuser display system in which the bit planes are shared by a plurality of user stations. A bus carries a superpixel containing bits from each of the bit planes in this system. Each user station is assigned particular bit planes and extracts the bits corresponding to the assigned bit planes from the superpixel. Double buffering within a window is made possible by providing two sets of bit plane identification registers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Assignee: Prime Computer, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry N. Mansell
  • Patent number: 5025261
    Abstract: A mobile navigation system using a communication system between at least one mobile object and a key station. The navigation system includes a unit mounted on the mobile object for determining the position of the mobile object, and a unit mounted on the mobile object for transmitting data representative of the determined position to the key station via the communication system. The navigation system further includes a data base unit mounted in the key station for storing map data, a unit mounted in the key station for deriving map data of an area including the position of the mobile object from the data base unit, in response to the transmitted position data, a unit mounted in the key station for transmitting data including the derived map data to the mobile object via the communication system, and a unit mounted on the mobile object for displaying a composite image composed of the position data of the mobile object and the map data, in response to the transmitted data from the key station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1991
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomozo Ohta, Hiroshi Nakano, Masao Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 5022757
    Abstract: A system and method for sensing a target substance in a medium by directing at least first and second beams of radiation to intersect within the medium and establish one or more sensing volumes. The beams have different frequencies to generate a beat frequency at the sensing volume. A selected optical effect, based on an optical property of the target substance within the sensing volume, on the first and second beams is detected at at least one selected spectral line. A signal is generated representative of the selected optical effect, such as absorbance or fluorescence, and the portion of the signal which is substantially at the beat frequency is combined with at least one selected value to determine the amount of the target substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Inventor: Mark D. Modell
  • Patent number: 5020212
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a magnetic head includes a first step of forming rectilinear V grooves on the top surface of a substrate, a second step of forming magnetic films on slant faces of the V grooves, a third step of leveling the top surface of the substrate after filing the V grooves with glass, a forth step of dividing the substrate into first and second substrates, a fifth step of forming grooves for coil winding on the top and bottom surfaces of each substrate, a sixth step of melting the glass of each V groove and bonding the first and second substrates, and a seventh step of slicing the bonded body, the first step including a step of forming the V grooves by means of a first grinding wheel and a step of finishing one of slant faces of the V grooves by means of a second grinding wheel, of which end is V-shaped, so that the slant has smaller surface roughness, the second grinding wheel being shaped such that one of the grinding wheel surfaces comes into contact with one of the slant faces of the V gro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Sharp Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Michijima, Masaru Kadono, Tatsushi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 5020081
    Abstract: A communication link interface having an assembly register which is loaded in response to a transmitter's clock rate and unloaded in response to a receiver's clock connected to the interface. The assembly register holds a series of data words received from the communication link. Logic gates or flip flops are provided to insure a time delay between loading the assembly register and unloading it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: Data General Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Allen, Jeffrey V. Hill
  • Patent number: 5015942
    Abstract: A positive temperature coefficient current source having reduced reference current requirements. The output transistors are each buffered by another transistor in a Darlington pair configuration. The reference current required for the circuit is reduced while maintaining a positive temperature coefficient for the current source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: Cherry Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Frank J. Kolanko
  • Patent number: 5011378
    Abstract: An infustion pump fluid source cartridge having a pump interface portion and a fluid source portion. The top edge of the cartridge is bevelled in the fluid source portion to permit bending of the fluid source portion to securely position the pump interface portion against the pump without distorting the pump interface portion. A pump tube mount is provided for insertion into such cartridge. The pump tube mount includes a uniquely shaped front wall and a rear wall which extends downward in order to butt up against a ledge. Tabs extend from the rear wall in order to snap into an opening beneath the ledge. A compressible tube is mounted in the tube mount by providing a cylindrical fitting having an indentation. The tube may be held in the indentation by a collar surrounding the tube in alignment with the indentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Assignee: I-Flow Corporation
    Inventors: Eric W. Brown, Charles M. Kienholz
  • Patent number: 5009850
    Abstract: A blood containment device including a housing with an opening through which absorbent material is exposed. Blood is expelled from a syringe onto the exposed material. The housing has two chambers, one for the clean material and one containing a take-up reel onto which the blood stained material is wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig J. Bell
  • Patent number: 5007262
    Abstract: A dial lock comprises: a slide bar (10) which is controlled of its movement by engagement with a lock pin (2), dials (3) for controlling movement of the lock pin (2) with respective optional retrieving number, return-to-zero gears (6) to return the dials (3) to these zero-indicating positions at the time of locking and unlocking, and anti-locking means for enabling the locking only after a case when at least one of the dials is set to indicate a number other than zero, whereby optional unlocking number can be set without fail in locking operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Clover Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hatsuo Nakai
  • Patent number: 5006975
    Abstract: A power factor correction circuit in which a divided-down version of a rectified input waveform is sampled approximately at its peak by a sample-and-hold circuit. The peak value is then processed to produce a correction signal which is subtracted from the original divided down rectified signal. This produces a reference signal which is then multiplied by the output of an error amplifier to produce a sinusoidal reference signal for the input current. The output of the error amplifier which is used is that which is sampled periodically when the divided-down rectified signal approaches zero volts. The sinusoidal reference is used by peak and valley comparators whose other inputs come from a current sense amplifier. The outputs of the comparators are used to switch a shunting transistor which controls the input current to achieve near unit y power factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Assignee: Cherry Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Herman Neufeld
  • Patent number: D317164
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: I-Flow Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Kienholz
  • Patent number: D321559
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: I-Flow Corporation
    Inventor: Charles M. Kienholz