Patents Represented by Law Firm Sughrue, Mion, Zinn, Macpeak and Seas
  • Patent number: 6355642
    Abstract: A compound of formula (I) for use in the treatment or prevention of mental diseases A is N, CH, C having a double bond or CR5; each of B and Z is independently N, CH or CR1, with the proviso that A is N when B and/or Z is N; R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 and n are as defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Koyama, Chika Kikuchi, Osamu Ushiroda, Takashi Ando, Hiroshi Nagaso, Kazuyuki Fuji, Masayo Okuno, Toyokazu Hiranuma
  • Patent number: 6356973
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for storing data provide data memory in a systematic, cyclical arrangement, provide plural data portals in an arrangement defined by modular arithmetic, and provide sequential, relative movement between the data memory and the data portals. When one or more of the plural portals is selected, data can be input or output in a manner which is predictable, straight-forward, free of scheduling constraints, and very efficient, without contention between the separate portals. Also disclosed are a method and apparatus which provide data memory in a systematic, cyclical arrangement, provide a systematic arrangement of plural data outputs, and provide sequential, relative movement between the data memory and the data outputs. The memory devices of the present invention can be designed so that the memory device circulates data either through or past fixed portals. Alternatively, the data can be stored in fixed locations and the portals moved from location to location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Image Telecommunications Corporation
    Inventors: Robert B. McLaughlin, Lawrence C. Plumhoff, M. James Bullen
  • Patent number: 6354731
    Abstract: The invention concerns an oscillating winding weight for a timepiece including a heavy portion secured to a connecting element connecting said heavy portion to an arbour fixed to the movement, said weight being intended to be rotatably mounted on said arbour, characterised in that said connecting element is made of a transparent or translucent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Janvier S.A.
    Inventor: Vianney Halter
  • Patent number: 6356371
    Abstract: In packet time-division multiplexing communications systems using optical networks, an optical method and circuits used in electrical-to-optical conversion interfaces assure that data rates of the electrical domain match the data rates of the optical domain. An optical method of concatenating binary information contained in successive time windows of an input signal includes forming g converted input signals obtained by amplitude modulating g optical carrier waves having different wavelengths, each converted input signal presenting, within the time windows, amplitude modulation as a function of the input signal. The method also includes forming a multiplex signal made up of a combination of g delayed signals obtained by applying delays to the converted input signals, the delays being such that any two consecutive delayed signals are offset in time by the duration w of the time windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Dominique Chiaroni, Corinne Chauzat, Michel Sotom, Dominique De Bouard
  • Patent number: 6355101
    Abstract: A flux transfer apparatus has a frame having an aperture portion in its lower central portion, and a mesh is stretched across the frame with a high tension and with a mesh pitch at least smaller than the diameter of projections to be formed therein is used. Projections made of resin are provided in the mesh portion provided at the aperture portion of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Shibuya Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeharu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6355799
    Abstract: Novel herbicidal and defoliant substituted aniline derived compounds represented by general structure (I) are described. W, X, Y, Z, and Q are as defined in the disclosure. Also described are the processes for the manufacture of these compounds and agriculturally suitable compositions containing these as active ingredients which are useful as herbicides for general or selective pre-emergent or post-emergent control of undesired plant species and defoliants at very low concentrations of these biologically active compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: ISK Americas Incorporated
    Inventors: Sandeep Gupta, Shao-Yong Wu, Masamitsu Tsukamoto, David A. Pulman, Bai-Ping Ying
  • Patent number: 6353025
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel phenylaminoalkyl-carboxylic acid derivatives represented by the general formula: (wherein R1 represents a hydroxy group, a lower alkoxy group, an aralkoxy group, an amino group, an alicyclic amino group or a mono or di(lower alkyl)amino group which may have a hydroxy group or a lower alkoxy group as a substituent; R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a lower alkyl group; R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom; R4 and R5 are the same or different and each represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or a lower alkyl group; A represents a lower alkylene group; the carbon atom marked with (R) represents a carbon atom in (R) configuration; and the carbon atom marked with (S) represents a carbon atom in (S) configuration) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, which have excellent &bgr;3-adrenoceptor stimulating effects and are useful as agents for the prevention or treatment of obesity, hyperglycemia, the diseases caused by intestinal hypermotility
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Kissei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Tamai, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Harunobu Mukaiyama, Akihito Hirabayashi, Hideyuki Muranaka, Masaaki Sato, Masuo Akahane
  • Patent number: 6352705
    Abstract: A fabric protectant comprising a cellulosic material having a bulk density of 0.2 to 0.7 g/cm3 and a thickness of 0.1 to 4 mm and a composition containing as an active ingredient 2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzyl (+)-1R,trans-2,2-dimethyl-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)cyclo-propanecarboxylate, said cellulosic material having the composition supported thereon or being impregnated with the composition, which maintains a stable attack-preventing effect over a long period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yoko Hayashi, Takaaki Itoh
  • Patent number: 6353222
    Abstract: A SEM review station provides a plurality of images of a defect area of a wafer structure, particularly a semiconductor integrated circuit, during manufacture. Inspection of the multiple images provides a depth determination and/or contour information. Knowing the depth of a defect is useful for determining a corresponding manufacturing step and chamber in which a defect was introduced. One SEM review station provides a stereoscopic SEM image signal by combining signals from two images taken from different perspectives, and determines the depth of a defect. Another SEM review station provides contour information through three images taken with varying directions of electron detection so is that shading differences can be used to characterize the defect as flat, as a protrusion, or as a recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Noam Dotan
  • Patent number: 6351762
    Abstract: A system and method for presence-based video and multimedia calling by which a workstation is dynamically associated with a user based on user log-in information so that video and multimedia calls are routed to at least one workstation at which that user is logged in. This allows a caller to place a video or multimedia call to a recipient without knowing the network address of the workstation at which the user is logged-in or the physical location of the recipient. The invention provides for detecting whether a participant is logged into the network and notifying the caller accordingly. The invention further provides for the routing of AV and data signals among workstations dispersed over multiple LANs, on different networks, or at different locations. Mulitple types of services and signal format standards may be supported within the same call. Network and workstation capabilities may be included as calls follow a user to any workstation in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Collaboration Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester F. Ludwig, J. Chris Lauwers, Keith A. Lantz, Gerald J. Burnett, Emmett R. Burns
  • Patent number: 6351725
    Abstract: Interface apparatus for connection between a data handling device and a data communication medium to enable data to be transferred between the device and the medium, is constituted, inter alia, by a data alignment device (7, 8) coupled in use to the data handling device. A memory (5, 6) is coupled for data transfer to the data alignment device (7, 8) and includes a number of substantially identical subsidiary, First-In-First-Out (FIFO) memories arranged in parallel. The number of subsidiary memories is chosen such that their overall width is at least equal to the longest length of data to be transferred between the memory (5, 6) and the alignment device (7, 8) in a single transfer step and the width of each subsidiary memory is equal to the shortest length of data to be transferred between the memory and the alignment device in a single transfer step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Madge Networks Limited
    Inventors: Trevor Edward Willis, Adrian Michael Suggett
  • Patent number: 6351370
    Abstract: A solid electrolytic capacitor includes a valve acting metal having microfine pores, a dielectric film formed on a surface of the valve acting metal, and a solid electrolyte layer provided on the dielectric film, in which at least a portion of the solid electrolyte layer is of a lamellar structure. In particular, a solid electrolytic capacitor includes an electrically conducting polymer having a specified condensed ring structure containing (1) a solid electrolyte layer containing a sulfoquinone anion having a sulfo anion group and a quinone structure and other anion, and (2) a solid electrolyte layer containing an anthracenesulfonate ion and other anion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Konuma, Koro Shirane, Ryuji Monden, Atsushi Sakai, Yuji Furuta, Katsuhiko Yamazaki, Toru Sawaguchi, Hideko Ohata, Yoshiaki Ikenoue
  • Patent number: 6349633
    Abstract: In the method and apparatus for continuous roasting of food materials according to the present invention, a food material is mixed up by blades (9f) provided on a paddle plate (9d) via an elastic material (9f1) in a tubular cylinder (1) with open ends. Thus the blades (9f1) come in contact, at least once, with all faces of the inner wall of the tubular cylinder (1) while the screw shaft makes one rotation. As a result, roasting can be completed in a favorable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Kagome Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Inakuma, Hiroyasu Furui, Yoshinori Tokugawa, Fumiaki Tsuda, Mitsuo Nagai
  • Patent number: 6348559
    Abstract: A polycarbonate resin obtainable by reaction of pentacyclopentadecane dimethanol, at least one compound selected from the group consisting of tricyclo (,6) decane dimethanol, cyclohexane-1,4-dimethanol, decalin-2,6-dimethanol and norbornane dimethanol and carbonic acid diester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Takayasu Fujimori, Kenichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6348433
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a diazo compound represented by any one of the following general formulas (I) to (III). Also, the present invention discloses a heat-sensitive recording material including a substrate and a heat-sensitive layer provided on the substrate, the heat-sensitive recording layer including a diazo compound which is represented by any one of the following general formulas (I) to (III), and a coupler to react with the diazo compound to color the same. According to the present invention, there is provided a diazo compound having a high density of color-developing and good storability, and a heat-sensitive recording material using the diazo compound which has excellent color-developing property, light-resistance property, and storage stability before use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Jimbo, Kimi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 6348152
    Abstract: A medical material composed of a poly(alkyl aryl ether)sulfone copolymer (A) and a thermoplastic polymer (B), such as cellulose triacetate, and being used in contact with the blood, wherein the concentration of the copolymer (A) is at least 40% by weight at least near the surface of a part having a surface to be used in contact with the blood and the copolymer (A) is a specified polysulfone bearing fluorine atoms and polyalkyl ether units and which is suitable for a hollow fiber membrane for artificial kidneys, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kawahara, Satoru Ohmori, Takeyuki Kawaguhi
  • Patent number: 6347482
    Abstract: A safety device for accurately preventing the catching of a hand or neck of a passenger of a vehicle between a windowpane and a window sash uses a potentiosensor 20 for detecting the rotational angular position of an output shaft adapted to rotate at a slower speed by reducing the speed of a rotating shaft of a driving motor 9 for opening and closing a windowpane of a vehicle with a speed reducing mechanism 10. This potentiosensor 20 comprises a resistance track plate 21 on which circular resistance track 25a and conductor tracks 25b, 25c are formed, and a rotating plate 23 having conductive brushes 24a, 24b adapted to slide over the resistance track plate 21. The windowpane position is detected based on a resistance value outputted when the conductive brushes 24a, 24b are rotationally moved on the resistance track 25a in response to the rotating position of the rotating plate 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Takiguchi, Fusao Fukazawa, Keiichi Tajima
  • Patent number: 6346837
    Abstract: In a digital delay-locked loop circuit, a variable delay circuit for delaying an input signal and generating an output signal includes a first variable delay circuit for delaying the input signal with a first delay time changed at first intervals and a second variable delay circuit for delaying the input signal with a second delay time changed at second intervals smaller than the first intervals. A phase comparator compares the phase of a feedback signal derived from the output signal with the phase of said reference signal. A counter circuit controls the first and second delay times in accordance with a difference in phase between the feedback signal and the reference signal so that the difference in phase is brought close to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Atsufumi Shibayama
  • Patent number: RE37550
    Abstract: A solid waste material comminuting system having a electric motor for providing rotary motion, a pair of cutter stacks with cutter elements of one stack interleaved with cutter elements of the other, and gear means to transmit the rotary motion of the electric motor to counter-rotate cutter elements of one stack with cutter elements of the other. Each of the cutter stacks comprise a central shaft journaled for rotation and a bearing module at each end of the central shafts. Each bearing module comprises an end housing, and a pair of insertable preassembled bearing assemblies mountable in each of said end housings. One bearing assembly has a thru-hole for journaling a first shaft for rotation and a second bearing assembly has a thru-hole for journaling a second shaft for rotation. The housing has an inspection port at the top to allow for tightening of the cutter stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Disposable Waste Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Chambers, Sr., Robert T. Sabol, Craig J. Fennessy, Rodney E. Graham
  • Patent number: RE37582
    Abstract: The invention is directed to LERK-6 as a purified and isolated protein, the DNA encoding the LERK-6, host cells transfected with cDNAs encoding LERK-6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Immunex Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas P. Cerretti