Patents Represented by Law Firm Sughrue, Mion, Zinn, Macpeak and Seas
  • Patent number: 6336758
    Abstract: A printer wherein a drive roller of a pair of sheet discharge rollers is made of rubber and a driven roller of the pair of sheet discharge rollers is made of synthetic resin; the leading end of a sheet is guided so as to be abutted against the drive roller earlier than the driven roller; the sheet that is in the course of being discharged is guided by a sheet discharge tray so as to come in slidable contact with an edge portion that is on a print head side of a sheet discharge opening. As a result, the printer can provide satisfactory printing conditions quickly with a simple structure and reduce noise leaking from the sheet discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ishida, Shigeki Mizuno, Kenjiro Murakami, Toshikazu Kotaka, Tatsumi Tsuboki, Motoyuki Niimura, Norio Horaguchi, Yoshiaki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 6337301
    Abstract: A composition comprising metal oxide particles having photo-catalytic activity, a solvent-soluble zirconium compound and a solvent. Preferably, the metal oxide particles having photocatalytic activity are titanium oxide particles; the metal oxide particles have an average particle diameter of about 0.005 to 0.3 &mgr;m; and the amount of the zirconium compound is in the range of about 3-200 parts by weight, as ZrO2, per 100 parts by weight of the metal oxide articles. A composite of a film having a photo-catalytic activity with a base material is made by coating the base material with the above composition to form a film, and curing the film on the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Showa Denko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Ohmori, Hidenori Nakamura, Noriko Murase, Nobuo Uotani, Takashi Ohkubo
  • Patent number: 6337704
    Abstract: The improved thermal head adjusting method used when an image is recorded onto a thermal recording material by applying a voltage to a thermal head in accordance with image data, comprises the steps of measuring an initial state of at least one of characteristic values of the thermal head and adjusting the voltage to be applied in accordance with the image data with respect to a reference voltage. According to this method, variation in densities caused by difference of and variation in individual thermal heads can be greatly reduced and a high quality homogeneous thermal image can be stably recorded without being affected by difference of thermal heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 6338156
    Abstract: A method of detecting the loss-of-signal condition at the input of a transmission line interface when the input signal is coded. The input signal decoding includes an additional procedure allowing the detection of loss-of-signal condition. Since the pseudo-random sequence of the input signal transitions includes sequences of code violations, the additional procedure, over a certain threshold error rate, corresponding to a number of code violations in a unit of time, detects the loss-of-signal condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Gabriele Bartolo, Marzio Gerosa, Daniela Giacomuzzi
  • Patent number: 6335660
    Abstract: A pre/post-distortion circuit particularly for microwave radio-frequency systems is disclosed. The pre/post-distortion circuit according to the present invention, comprising an input signal (I) controlled attenuator (AT), is characterized by further comprising divider means (DI) for properly subdividing said input signal (I) and transmitting it to respective channels (A, B, C), a first (C) of said channels comprising means (PS, DC) for repeating or cloning, from a distortion point of view, the signal whose circuit one wishes to pre/post distort, the others (A, B) of said channels comprising substantially linear networks (LN), and adding means (AD) to sum the signals coming out of said channels (A, B, C). A method is also disclosed for pre/post-distorting a signal, particularly in radio-frequency systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Mario Giovanni Luigi Frecassetti, Marco Frigerio, Salvatore Gugliuzzo
  • Patent number: 6335547
    Abstract: The invention provides an epitaxial wafer including a first p-type layer; a p-type cladding layer; a p-type active layer; an n-type cladding layer; and a second n-type layer stacked on a p-type GaAs single-crystal substrate, wherein Zn is employed as a dopant in the first p-type layer; Ge is employed as a dopant in the p-type cladding layer and the p-type active layer; Te is employed as a dopant in the n-type cladding later and the second n-type layer; the average carrier concentration of the n-type cladding layer and the second n-type layer is 8×1017 cm−3 to 2×1018 cm−3; the n-type cladding layer has a thickness of 60-80 &mgr;m; the second n-type layer has a total concentration of Zn and Ge of 1×1017 atoms/cm3 or less; the dopant concentration of the portion in the second n-type layer within 3 &mgr;m of the interface between the n-type cladding layer and the second n-type layer is 3×1017 cm−3 or more; the Al compositional proportion in the n-type cladding layer or th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yoshinaga, Toshiyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 6335377
    Abstract: Reclaimed rubber having excellent performance is applied for reuse in tires or for asphalt, etc. The reclaimed rubber obtained by devulcanization treatment of vulcanized rubber from discard tires, etc. has a proportion of sol to gel: 10-80%, a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of the sol by gel permeation chromatography (GPC): 20,000-300,000, and a degree of swelling of the gel: 3.0-20.0. A process for reclaiming the vulcanized rubber is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuji Izumoto, Nobumitsu Ohshima
  • Patent number: 6335444
    Abstract: A process for preparing a 2-acylamino alcohol derivative which comprises (A) reacting an aminopropanol derivative represented by the following formula (1): Y—CH2—C*H (NHP1)—C*H(OH)—R1   (1) with an amine represented by R2H to synthesize an amino alcohol derivative represented by the following formula (2): R2—CH2—C*H(NHP1)—C*H(OH)—R1   (2) (B) leaving P1 from said amino alcohol derivative represented by formula (2) to synthesize an amino alcohol derivative represented by the following formula (3): R2—CH2—C*H(NH2)—C*H(OH)—R1   (3) (C) reacting said amino alcohol derivative represented by formula (3) with a carboxylic acid represented by R11COOH or a reactive derivative thereof to prepare a 2-acylamino alcohol derivative represented by the following formula (4): R2—CH2—C*H(NHCOR11)—C*H(OH)—R1   (4 ) wherein * represents an asymmetric carbon atom, and P1, R1, R2 and R
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Seikagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Jinbo, Hidekazu Oyamada, Jinichi Inokuchi
  • Patent number: 6335940
    Abstract: A digital data exchange device, used for the dynamically electrical connection of a plurality of input ports to a plurality of output ports, which comprises: a first multiplexer, electrically connected to the plurality of input ports, used for selecting an input port to output data of the selected input port, wherein the data contains an output port ID; a demultiplexer, electrically connected to the first multiplexer and the plurality of output ports, used for selecting the output port based on the output port ID to output an input port ID to the output port; an address generator, electrically connected to the multiplexer and the demultiplexer, for sequentially generating the input port IDs of the plurality of input ports. This allows the first multiplexer to select the appropriate input port, so that the input port ID is transmitted to the output port by using the demultiplexer, thereby electrically connecting the input port to the output port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Accton Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Huai-Chih Ma
  • Patent number: 6335871
    Abstract: A motor operation controller, which can accommodate different power supply voltages by changing a minimum circuit configuration using common motors, wiring, etc., has an insulation structure between input power supply and the motors for providing the capability of bidirectional operation in a power mode and a regeneration mode. The motor operation controller comprises a converter section and an inverter section for supplying power to a motor. In the converter section, there is an insulation type bidirectional DC voltage conversion function provided by an insulation type bidirectional DC voltage conversion section 32 having an insulation type bidirectional DC voltage converter 33, a controller 35, and a smoothing circuit 34.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kita, Toshiyuki Kaitani, Masahiro Kimata, Yoshitaka Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 6335327
    Abstract: A benzoheterocyclic derivative of the following formula [1]: and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, which show excellent anti-vasopressin activity, vasopressin agonistic activity and oxytocin antagonistic activity, and are useful as a vasopressin antagonist, vasopressin agonist or oxytocin antagonist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Ogawa, Kazumi Kondo, Hiroshi Yamashita, Keizo Kan, Takayuki Matsuzaki, Tomoichi Shinohara, Yoshihisa Tanada, Muneaki Kurimura, Michiaki Tominaga, Yoichi Yabuuchi
  • Patent number: 6335219
    Abstract: A nitride semiconductor light emitting device which uses as a light emitting layer an indium-containing group-III nitride semiconductor layer of a multi-phase structure composed of a main phase and sub-phases having different indium contents is characterized in that the sub-phases are mainly formed of crystal whose boundary with the main phase is surrounded by a strained layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventor: Takashi Udagawa
  • Patent number: 6335666
    Abstract: To make a variable phase shifter at low cost and that is easy to manufacture, two propagation paths for a high frequency signal are provided in parallel between the input and the output of the phase shifter. These two paths are of different lengths. An intermediate node on one of the paths is connected to an intermediate node on the other path by a PIN diode. The diode is connected to the paths by a segment of line further enhancing the length difference. By biasing the diode to a desired level, it is caused to present a particular impedance to propagation. It is shown that by acting in this way the diode can vary the phase shift between the input and the output without needing to use harmful reactive components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Lemonnier, Maurice Bernaud
  • Patent number: 6335026
    Abstract: A solid pesticidal composition containing acephate is stabilized by adding thereto at least one stabilizer selected from the group consisting of boron oxide, metaboric acid, aluminum oxide and the calcined product of synthetic silicon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Katayama, Toshiro Ohtsubo, Daniel C. Heffernan
  • Patent number: 6335713
    Abstract: A drive apparatus for a charge storage light-emitting device which comprises drive-voltage applying means for applying a drive voltage to the charge storage light-emitting device, drive-current limiting means for limiting a drive current to be supplied to the charge storage light-emitting device, voltage detection means for detecting a terminal voltage between both electrode terminals of the charge storage light-emitting device, and voltage control means for controlling a value of the drive voltage in accordance with the detection result as a spatial charge voltage from the voltage detection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Pioneer Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Kunio Imai
  • Patent number: 6333291
    Abstract: This invention provides a novel diphosphine compound which is useful as a ligand of catalysts for asymmetric synthesis reactions, particularly asymmetric hydrogenation reaction. Particularly, it provides a diphosphine compound represented by a general formula (1): wherein R1 and R2 each independently represents a cycloalkyl group, an unsubstituted or substituted phenyl group or a five-membered aromatic heterocycle residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Takasago International Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Yokozawa, Noboru Sayo, Takao Saito, Takero Ishizaki
  • Patent number: 6332671
    Abstract: An ink jet recording head of the type in which a passage unit is formed as a layer structure made up of a passage forming plate and an elastic plate. The elastic plate is formed with a thick portion and a thin film portion. The thick portion bonded to the common ink chamber is used as a beam structure deformable toward the common ink chamber. The beam structure is deformed to create a flexure in a thin film sealing the common ink chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Takahashi, Noriaki Okazawa, Ryoichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: D452831
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Clemens Dwertmann
  • Patent number: RE37501
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for displaying a caption broadcast and teletext on a wide screen of a double-wide television are provided in which a televised picture and a caption broadcast or teletext are separately displayed without any overlap. The apparatus includes first and second comb filters for converting first and second broadcast signals into luminance (Y) and chrominance (C) signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwon-Eui Song
  • Patent number: RE37507
    Abstract: A method of variable length coding/decoding of image data and an apparatus thereof can vary the length of an escape sequence during variable length coding to thereby reduce the amount of transmitted data. The method of variable length coding/decoding includes the steps of loading an initial potential maximum run length; determining a number of bits necessary to express the potential maximum run length, coding a run length using the necessary number of bits and decreasing the potential maximum ran length by an amount equal to the previously coded run length to arrive at a new potential maximum ran length until an end of a block to be encoded has been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Samsung Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Je-Chang Jung