Patents Represented by Attorney Rossi & Associates
  • Patent number: 7004126
    Abstract: A structure for a camshaft includes a cam angle detecting element arranged to face a cam angle sensor and supported in a cantilever manner by a cam journal on the outer side of the cam journal. An extension journal between the cam journal and the cam angle detecting element is enlarged toward the cam journal such that the external diameter on the side of the cam journal may be larger than the external diameter on the side of the cam angle detecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jidoshi Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuji Nagano, Satoshi Ando, Masayuki Kamo, Tetsushi Nagira
  • Patent number: 6962081
    Abstract: An inexpensive, accurate, and reliable semiconductor physical quantity sensor having improved resistance to noise is provided, wherein pads that have been pulled down to ground inside a semiconductor chip are arranged closer to a ground pad, while pads and that have been pulled up to a power supply inside the chip are arranged closer to a power supply pad. Of the digital input/output pads that have undergone digital trimming to obtain a predetermined output, the pulled-down pads and the ground pad are electrically connected to a ground terminal outside the chip via internal exposed portions, wires, and a ground-connecting external wire. The pulled-up pads and the power supply pad are electrically connected to a power supply terminal outside the chip via the internal exposed portions, the wires, and a power-supply-connecting external wire. Terminals may be electrically connected together on a package or a mounting substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumichi Ueyanagi, Kazunori Saito, Kimihiro Ashino, Mutsuo Nishikawa, Katsuyuki Uematsu
  • Patent number: 6962145
    Abstract: A failure detection apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes failure detecting means (S22-S30) for detecting abnormality of fresh air quantity detecting means (air flow sensor) based on the result of comparison between a fresh air quantity detected by the fresh air quantity detecting means (air flow sensor) and a fresh air quantity reference value set by fresh air quantity reference value setting means (S20), and exhaust flow rate adjusting means. The fresh air quantity reference value setting means sets the reference value (S16) in accordance with not only the operating state (engine speed Ne, fuel injection quantity Qf, etc.) of the engine but also a target adjustment amount (target throttle valve opening) set for the exhaust flow rate adjusting means by target adjustment setting means (S12, S14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Akao, Susumu Kohketsu
  • Patent number: 6948607
    Abstract: In a paper-like piece handling apparatus, a same drive (M2) is shared between a stacker mechanism (11) for storing an inserted paper-like piece (P) into a cumulative paper-like piece storage section (20) and a shutter (10) for opening/closing a predetermined transport path (4). The shared use of the drive (M2) can reduce the number of necessary component parts and overall cost of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Nippon Conlux Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Ito, Hideo Tanaka, Shigeru Yasuda
  • Patent number: 6905063
    Abstract: A semiconductor device can be formed with fewer voids in the solder bonding a laminate of a silicon chip, an insulator substrate, and a metal base, with a solder layer positioned between the layers. After placing the laminate in a furnace, it is evacuated and then pressurized with hydrogen gas, and then heated to melt the solder. While maintaining the heat, the furnace is again evacuated to remove voids in the solder, and then the furnace is positively pressurized again with hydrogen gas to prevent holes produced by the voids traveling in the solder, and to obtain a uniform solder fillet shape. Thereafter the laminate is rapidly cooled to obtain a finer grain solder to increase the rate of creep to quickly remove the warping of the laminate to the original state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Morozumi, Tadashi Miyasaka, Katsumi Yamada, Eiji Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 6894319
    Abstract: A MOS semiconductor device includes n?-type surface regions, which are extended portions of an n?-type drift layer 12 extended to the surface of the semiconductor chip. Each n?-type surface region 14 is shaped with a stripe surrounded by a p-type well region. The surface area ratio between n?-type surface regions 14 and p-type well region 13 including an n+-type region 15 is from 0.01 to 0.2. The MOS semiconductor device further includes, in the breakdown withstanding region thereof, a plurality of guard rings, the number of which is equal to or more than the number n calculated from the following equation n=(Breakdown voltage Vbr (V))/100, and the spacing between the adjacent guard rings is set at 1 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kobayashi, Tatsuhiko Fujihira, Hitoshi Abe, Yasushi Niimura, Masanori Inoue
  • Patent number: 6889825
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ophthalmic lens storage container comprising: a container body including a lens storage portion having a cavity for storing a lens and a preserving solution, and a flange surrounding the cavity; and a cover sheet stripably sealed to the flange in a sealing zone that extends around the cavity to thereby fluid-tightly seal the lens storage portion. The flange of said container body includes an insulating portion located radially outward of an open-end peripheral portion of the cavity, extending circumferentially and includes a shoulder surface that extends in a first direction opposite to a second direction along which the cavity is exposed, and the sealing zone is located radially outward of the insulating portion of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Menicon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Ichikawa, Hiroyuki Oyama, Masayoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 6873855
    Abstract: A radio telephone system includes a base station and a plurality of mobile stations. The base station transmits echo-back request signals to the mobile stations in turn. When the mobile station fails to transmit an echo-back response signal, the base station determines that the non-responsive mobile station is outside a radio zone of the base station, and deletes the corresponding data from a storage section thereof. Further, the base station is capable of changing its transmission power level so as to change a size of the radio zone correspondingly. Specifically, the base station monitors a range of presence of the mobile stations within the radio zone, and changes its transmission power level depending on such a range. For example, when such a range spreads over the radio zone, the base station may control its transmission power level to be maximum. On the other hand, when such a range is only around the base station, the base station may control its transmission power level to be minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Shinohara, Koki Hamada
  • Patent number: 6870199
    Abstract: A semiconductor device that helps to prevent the occurrence of current localization in the vicinity of an electrode edge and improves the reverse-recovery withstanding capability. The semiconductor device according to the invention includes a first carrier lifetime region, in which the carrier lifetime is short, formed in such a configuration that the first carrier lifetime region extends across the edge area of an anode electrode projection, which projects the anode electrode vertically into a semiconductor substrate. The first carrier lifetime region also includes a vertical boundary area spreading nearly vertically between a heavily doped p-type anode layer and a lightly doped semiconductor layer. The first carrier lifetime region of the invention is formed by irradiating with a particle beam, such as a He2+ ion beam or a proton beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ko Yoshikawa, Michio Nemoto, Takeshi Fujii
  • Patent number: 6869343
    Abstract: Disclosed is a turning tool for cutting circumferential grooves into a surface of a polishing pad formed of a resin material and utilized for polishing semiconductor devices. The turning tool comprising a cutting part arranged to have a tooth width within a range of 0.005-1.0 mm, a wedge angle within a range of 15-35 degrees, and a front clearance angle within a range of 65-45 degrees. A polishing pad effectively formed by using the turning tool, and an apparatus and a method of producing such a polishing pad by utilizing the turning tool are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Toho Engineering Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsutoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6861702
    Abstract: A lateral MOSFET exhibiting a high breakdown voltage includes a plurality of unit devices formed in a semiconductor substrate; each unit device including a trench, the side face thereof being extended at any angle from 30 degrees to 90 degrees with respect to the surface of trench; an offset drain region surrounding the side face and the bottom face of trench; an insulator filling trench; a gate electrode extended onto trench such that gate electrode works as a field plate; a source electrode extended above trench such that source electrode works as a field plate; and a drain electrode extended above trench such that drain electrode works as a field plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Kitamura
  • Patent number: 6862427
    Abstract: There is provided an image forming apparatus of the type that a toner image, which is transferred onto an intermediate transfer member, onto a sheet material, is transferred onto a sheet material, which is capable of reducing the possibility of leading end misalignment even if there is a delay in conveyance of the sheet material. An image forming device forms an image on a photosensitive member. An image carrier carries an image. A first transfer device transfers the image carried by the image carrier onto a sheet. A second transfer device transfers the image transferred onto the image carrier onto a sheet. A feeding device feeds the sheet. A conveying device conveys the sheet fed by the feeding device to the second transfer device. A controller controls the conveying device to cause the sheet to be temporarily stopped at a first location and a second location between the feeding device and the second transfer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuhiko Sato, Hidenori Sunada, Hideyuki Ikegami, Satoru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 6857623
    Abstract: A dynamic damper mounted on a rod-shaped oscillating member is disclosed which includes: a cylindrical metallic mass member formed of sintered metal or forging and disposed radially outwardly of the oscillating member; two elastic support members formed on axially opposite sides of the metallic mass member to elastically support the metallic mass member; and an elastic covering layer integrally formed with the elastic support member and fixed in close contact with the substantially entire area of the surface of the metallic mass member. The metallic mass member has bevels in the form of tapered cylindrical surfaces formed at radially inner edges of axially opposite end faces of said metallic mass member, respectively. Each of the bevels extends over a corresponding one of the axially opposite end faces and an inner circumferential surface of the metallic mass member to thereby chamfer the corresponding one of the radially inner edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Naohito Kuwayama
  • Patent number: 6846979
    Abstract: A search list of records is displayed on a display screen DP. Some records may have the same music title as one item, but are different in other items (genre, rhythm, tempo and the like). A favorite list can be formed by a selection process using a mark FMa (reversible by a favorite switch ST0) on each record. A first or second list can be formed by a search process after a search switch SM5 or ST5 is operated. A desired list is selected by using list selection switches ST1 to ST4 and a desired record is designated by a cursor CR to decide a style. The cursor CR can be moved by one record after another by a normal cursor motion switch SM2 or SM3, and jumped to a record group having different item contents by a special cursor motion switch SM1 or SM4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Masao Kondo
  • Patent number: 6845889
    Abstract: A container for liquid includes a body portion for accommodating liquid and a release portion for selective release of liquid contained in the body portion. The body portion and the release portion together define a container structure shaped to facilitate manual throwing and/or catching of the container and/or rolling of the container along the ground while liquid is accommodated within the container. The container structure defined by the container is suitably substantially spheroidal. The body portion is preferably substantially deformable, to facilitate expulsion of liquid contained in the body portion by external squeezing. The release portion includes a frame portion and a seal portion. The seal portion is displaceable relative to the frame portion to occlude or to expose a discharge outlet for the passage of liquid through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Inventors: Noel Killoran, Dominic Logan, Gabriel Harris
  • Patent number: 6844621
    Abstract: A semiconductor device has an insulating substrate with conductor patterns bonded to and formed on both the top and bottom surfaces of a ceramic substrate. Soldering is provided between the conductor pattern on the top surface side and a heat developing chip component such as a power semiconductor element is mounted thereon. Between the conductor pattern on the bottom surface side and a heat dissipating metal base plate, each of four corners of the ceramic substrate is chamfered to form a chamfered section with a chamfered dimension of 2 to 10 mm. Alternatively, slits can be formed at the four corners on the bottom surface side. Moreover, the thickness of the conductor patterns can be controlled in relation to the ceramic substrate. These configurations relax the stress concentration created in the soldered section due to a thermal cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Morozumi, Yoshitaka Nishimura, Souichi Okita
  • Patent number: 6840893
    Abstract: Disclosed is a jumping device for exercise including an arc-shaped plate spring, a vertical member coupled to the plate spring, a footrest coupled to the vertical member while extending horizontally, a hinge lever hingably coupled to the footrest, a hoof lever hingably coupled to the hinge lever and fixedly mounted to the plate spring in an overlapping state, a shoe case serving as a shoe to be worn by a user, the shoe case being integrally coupled to the footrest while including a shoe bottom plate, and a U-shaped strip member serving as a connecting rod for connecting the footrest to the vertical member, the strip member having leg portions each fixedly mounted at a lower end thereof to an intermediate portion of the shoe bottom plate while extending upwardly and inclinedly toward an upper end thereof, and a connecting portion for connecting the leg portions, and a fitting member fixedly mounted to the connecting portion of the strip member at the rear of the strip member, the fitting member being fitted ar
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Poweriser Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae-Hyuk Yoon
  • Patent number: 6841914
    Abstract: An arc length in contact with a commutator of two brushes in a rotational direction of a motor is defined as not more than 5% of an outer rim length or circumference of the commutator, i.e., not more than ?A/2O, where A is an outside diameter of the commutator. A number of shorted segments of the commutator, which short is caused by the brush, can be minimized so that reduction in output of the motor can be prevented. As a result, the motor employed in a car product or an electric tool can be downsized and made lighter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Maeda, Shozo Sakon, Kazuo Toya
  • Patent number: 6837534
    Abstract: There is provided a front grille guard for a vehicle, which is comprised of first and second grille guards attached independently of each other adjacent to a logo attachment part provided on the front face of the vehicle. Therefore, it is possible to attach the front grille guard to a vehicle body without deteriorating the visibility of the logo attachment part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: David O'Connell
  • Patent number: 6836045
    Abstract: An electric motor is equipped with a rotor having multiple rows of slits arranged along a radial direction. A permanent magnet is buried only in some of the slits, namely the ones closest to the center of the rotor or the innermost slits, to drive the motor using both magnet torque and reluctance torque. This improves the torque output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Murakami, Yuichiro Sadanaga, Yasufumi Ikkai, Taro Kishibe, Shinichiro Kawano, Toshiyuki Tamamura, Haruhiko Kado, Yukihiro Okada