Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Snider & Associates
  • Patent number: 7337653
    Abstract: A sample injection apparatus and sample injection method capable of sufficiently reducing carry-over, having simple cleaning means for a short cleaning time period, a small influence of vibration of the cleaning means, and a small error in the amount of injected sample and preventing the durability of a sampling needle from being lowered, and a liquid chromatography apparatus having the sample injection apparatus are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Togashi, Osamu Shirota, Aya Ohkubo
  • Patent number: 7332364
    Abstract: A p-n junction interface 3 is formed between an n-type ZnTe1-xOx (0.5?x?1) layer 8 and a p-type ZnTe1-xOx (0?x<0.5) layer 7, and the n-type ZnTeO layer 8 and/or p-type ZnTeO layer 7 are formed by thermal oxidation of the main surficial side of a p-type ZnTe wafer. This is successful in providing a Zn-base semiconductor light emitting device and a method of fabricating thereof possibly be improved in the emission efficiency at a light emitting layer composed of a Zn-base semiconductor light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Handotai Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun-ya Ishizaki
  • Patent number: 7326118
    Abstract: A gaming machine uses a trading card 20. The trading card 20 stores character data concerning a character and has a surface printed with a detail of the character data. A trading card handling device 60 writes changed character data into the trading card 20 in response to a change in character data according to a state of proceeding with a game. A printing device 49 prints detail of the changed character data onto the surface of the trading card 20. A heating device 68 is for erasing the detail of the character data printed previously at the time of printing. A player can grasp details of character data stored in the trading card and changes thereof without depending on the gaming machine to read the trading card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Aruze Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Shinoda
  • Patent number: 7311579
    Abstract: A block set for assembling solid creations uses at least two types of cylindrical blocks. The cylindrical blocks are a thin cylindrical block and a thick cylindrical block. The thick cylindrical block may include a hole on a side face thereof for receiving the thin cylindrical block. A fabricating apparatus for fabricating the thin and thick cylindrical blocks has at least two types of rollers for rolling up paper, and a paper thickness notifying apparatus for notifying the user of the diameter of the cylindrical paper roll on a cylindrical paper roll up core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Koto Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Taki
  • Patent number: 7309288
    Abstract: There is provided a gaming machine which enhances interest in the entire game by diversifying the contents of the game, such as an RPG, and enables players to play a game adjusted to the individual players. When an object for ring customization is determined to be able to change a ring type, the ring type can be changed from a normal ring to another ring in accordance with an operation input. Moreover, when an ally character is in an Anomalous Status upon sustaining attacks or the like from an enemy character, the ranges of timing areas, the preset rotational speed and the preset number of revolutions of the rotary bar, and the size of a judgment ring are corrected in accordance with the type of a cause which has brought the ally character into the Anomalous Status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Aruze Corporation
    Inventor: Matsuzo Machida
  • Patent number: 7307251
    Abstract: A light source is injected into an optical path of a camera to provide a controlled background to insure optimum uniformity of performance of the camera. An optical system, camera, image background measurement system, source intensity control, and light source comprise a closed loop control around the light source to control an operating point of the camera. Intensity of the light source is decreased as intensity of a background flux is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Frey, Jr., Walter P. Watson, William E. Shaw
  • Patent number: 7301697
    Abstract: Specularly reflected light from a convergence position on an object surface 31 enters a second critical-angle prism 14, another prism 15, and a first critical-angle prism 13 of a parallel beam selection optical system 20 in this order as a parallel beam traveling along the optical axis. The critical-angle prisms 13, 14 have critical angles of 45 degrees with respect to the wavelength of the light beam. Light beams other than the parallel light beam are removed at oblique surfaces 13a, 14a of the critical-angle prisms 13, 14, thereby allowing only the parallel light beam to exit as a regular light beam. This parallel beam is formed into a convergent light by a collimator lens 12, reflected by a half prism 11 and converged on an image pickup surface of an image pickup device 52. In this way, unnecessary noise light can be removed without placing a pin hole plate such as that placed before the image pickup plane in a confocal microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Fujinon Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Kohno
  • Patent number: 7297214
    Abstract: Provided is free cutting alloy excellent in machinability, preserving various characteristics as alloy. The free cutting alloy contains: one or more of Ti and Zr as a metal element component; and C being an indispensable element as a bonding component with the metal element component, wherein a (Ti,Zr) based compound including one or more of S, Se and Te is formed in a matrix metal phase. The free cutting alloy is more excellent in machinability, preserving various characteristics as alloy at similar levels to a conventional case. The effect is especially conspicuous, for example, when a compound expressed in a chemical form of (Ti,Zr)4C2(S,Se,Te)2 as the (Ti,Zr) based compound is formed at least in a dispersed state in the alloy structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignees: Daido Tokushuko Kabushiki Kaisha, Tohoku Tokushuko Kabushiki Kaisha, Japan Industrial Technology Association, Tohoku Technoarch Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyohito Ishida, Katsunari Oikawa, Takashi Ebata, Takayuki Inoguchi, Tetsuya Shimizu, Michio Okabe
  • Patent number: 7294779
    Abstract: A solar cell 1 has a number of grooves 2 formed in parallel with each other on a first main surface 24a of a silicon single crystal substrate. An electrode 6 is formed on the inner side face of each groove 2 on one side. Each groove 2 is formed in the direction in disagreement with the <110> direction on the first main surface 24a. This raises mechanical strength of the solar cell 1. The direction of formation of the grooves 2 preferably crosses the <110> direction nearest to the direction of formation at an angle of 4°˜45° on the acute angle side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignees: Shin-Etsu Handotai Co., Ltd., Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takenori Watabe, Hiroyuki Ohtsuka, Masatoshi Takahashi, Satoyuki Ojima, Takao Abe
  • Patent number: 7291992
    Abstract: The present invention provides a load failure protection circuit and a discharge lamp driving apparatus, which can exactly detect a failure even if the failure arises in any of a plurality of discharge lamps, and can stop drive of the discharge lamp. A part of currents of corresponding CCFLs (201 and 202) flows into two bypass resistors (21a and 21b), further, a full current of the bypass resistors (21a and 21b) flows into a resistor for full current detection (22), and its voltage drop is inputted into a control IC (1) as a feedback signal. On the other hand, cathodes of Zener diodes (25a and 25b) are connected to end parts of the bypass resistors (21a and 21b) on each CCFL side. When potential of any one of the cathodes rises by a load failure, a corresponding one of the Zener diodes (25a and 25b) generates a Zener voltage for a transistor (26) to become conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Sumida Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 7289081
    Abstract: In an antenna coil device 100, a coil portion 12 having a lead wire 2 wound around a magnetic core 1 is mounted on a case 3 made of plastic resin, and on one side of the case 3, terminal boards 4 and 5 that electrically connect one end and the other end of the lead wire 2 of the coil portion 12 to an external device are placed in a protruding manner. A latch recess 4D is formed in an inserting end portion 4C of the terminal board 4 to form a tip portion into split shape sites 4E and 4F. A tapered portion 7 is formed on the outside of the split shape sites 4E and 4F, and an end portion of the tapered portion 7 joins an engagement portion 8 that is formed in a protruding manner in the lateral direction of the inserting end portion 4C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Sumida Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoko Mito, Masaki Saito
  • Patent number: 7285294
    Abstract: A hair growth inhibitor contains, as an active ingredient, at least one herb selected from the group consisting of phellodendron bark, houttuynia, rice bran, mulberry tree bark, Japanese coptis, thyme, peach seed, nettle, calendula, wild rose and balm mint or the extract thereof and various skin external application compositions such as cosmetic compositions to be used on the outer skin is prepared by mixing these active ingredients with other aqueous phase ingredients and oil phase ingredients according to conventional-methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Ishino, Tomoko Yokoyama, Takanari Tsuda, Chika Hamada, Daigo Mizumoto, Masahiro Tajima
  • Patent number: 7281976
    Abstract: A gaming machine comprises a game board 3 formed from a light-transparent member; a projecting device 42 for projecting a game medium onto the game board; a plurality of entrances 10 adapted to receive the game medium projected onto the game board; a display device 4 having a game proceeding/result display area 18 for displaying a plurality of first identification information items in a predetermined mode and entrance number display areas 17a to 17p adapted to display respective second identification information items corresponding to the entrances 10a to 10p, the display device being disposed such that the display areas are viewable through the game board 3; an online number arrangement changing button 7 for making an instruction to change the display of the display areas; and online number arrangement determining means 58 for receiving the instruction from the online number arrangement changing button 7 for a predetermined period, and changing the display of the display areas according to thus received inst
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Aruze Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Okada, Jun Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 7282025
    Abstract: A DVI circuit for generating a digital video signal in accordance with a display standard of a personal computer, etc. is provided for a processor device to which an electronic endoscope is connected. On the output side of the DVI circuit, a high vision system converter which is an adapter unit is connected as arbitrarily attached and removed using a connector. In the processor device, when the fixed state of a fixing screw is detected by a detection switch SW1, and it is determined that the power supply line connected using a connector to the high vision system converter is in the energized state, a live line processing circuit activates a signal line of the connector. Thus, the adapter unit can be easily attached and removed without turning off the processor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Fujinon Corporation
    Inventor: Kazunori Abe
  • Patent number: 7277567
    Abstract: According to a distribution of image data values corresponding to individual spatial coordinate points on a three-dimensional space obtained when a region to be observed is tomographically taken by a radiographic medical diagnosis system, an interpolation area is provided within a segment set within a range of the image data values. In the interpolation area, degrees of chromaticity and opaqueness of each spatial coordinate point are made variable in response to the magnitude of image data value. The degrees of chromaticity and opaqueness of all the spatial coordinate points located on each line of sight connecting each plane coordinate point on a two-dimensional projection plane and a point of view are respectively integrated, and thus integrated values are reflected on the plane coordinate points on the line of sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Office Azemoto, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Miyamoto, Shogo Azemoto
  • Patent number: 7271457
    Abstract: A Fermi threshold voltage FET has Germanium implanted to form a shallow abrupt transition between the semiconductor substrate dopant type, or well dopant type, and a counter doping layer of opposite type closely adjacent the surface of the semiconductor substrate. Germanium is a charge neutral impurity in silicon that significantly reduces the diffusion motion of other impurity dopants, such as As, P, In, and B in the regions of silicon where Ge resides in significant quantities (i.e. greater than 1E19 cm sup3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Quinn
  • Patent number: 7272539
    Abstract: Unique representation, such as music or image full of originality, is generated in relation to a specific data sequence such as a telephone number. A music generation server 10 is provided with a material table TA in which material data associated with music phrases are provided in correspondence with the digits of the telephone number and the numerals thereof given at the respective digits, and such server is connected to a user's terminal, such as a PC 50 or a cellular phone 56. When a specific data acquisition program 30 is executed to acquire a telephone number as a specific data sequence from a user, a material data extraction program 32 is executed to make reference to the foregoing material table TA and extract therefrom a particular material data MD corresponding to the acquired telephone number. Then, a generation program 34 is executed to arrange such material data MD in a predetermined order and thereby generate one completed piece of music.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Sano
  • Patent number: 7257496
    Abstract: A method for detecting loss of SF6 gas from electrical utility apparatus determines a molar ratio of gas in a container at an initial time and of gas in the container at a subsequent time. Measurement of temperature is determined by averaging ambient temperature and temperature of the surface of the container. The initial values of pressure and temperature define the initial value of n as follows: no=Pgas o/Tgas o The value at a subsequent time is nn=Pgas n/Tgas n The molar ratio can be defined as nn/no or as no/nn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Avistar, Inc.
    Inventors: George W. Rhodes, Albert Migliori, Tristan Fin, Steven Frank Willard
  • Patent number: 7255676
    Abstract: An electronic endoscope apparatus which records image data of an object under observation on a recording medium has an image storage memory capable of storing current image data for at least one examination in response to an image capture command and transfers the image data from the image storage memory to the recording medium and erases the image data stored in the image storage memory at the time of the first image capture during the next examination after an electronic scope is turned on. The image data stored in the image storage memory may also be erased at the time of the first image capture after new patient data is inputted or after the number of recorded images is reset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Fujinon Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Higuchi, Minoru Iketani
  • Patent number: 7246900
    Abstract: An endpiece (E) is composed by disposing a pair of elastic inner and outer wiring or plating parts in juxtaposition. An outer part external member (1) is adopted to keep a shape and structure of the endpiece (E) intact and reinforced. The inner part is a buffer piece (2) doubled back into a hairpin shape and has at least a first bending portion (21) of convex shape and a second bending portion (22) of concave shape. When a temple (T) is unfolded to excess, the first and second bending portions (21) and (22) flexibly bend towards a direction to which those portions expand so as to counterbalance stress to which the external member (1) is subjected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Try-Angle Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeyuki Fujimoto