Patents Represented by Law Firm Sughrue, Mion, Zinn, Macpeak and Seas
  • Patent number: 6332672
    Abstract: An ink jet recording head comprises: a passage form substrate having, a diaphragm forming a part of a pressure generating chamber communicating with a nozzle aperture and at least the upper surface of which acts as a lower electrode, and a piezoelectric vibrator including a piezoelectric material layer formed on the surface of the diaphragm, an upper electrode formed on the surface of the piezoelectric material layer and a piezoelectric active part formed in an area opposite to the pressure generating chamber; a cap member joined to the side of the piezoelectric material layer of the passage formed substrate for sealing space in a state in which space to extent that a movement is not prevented is secured; and a flexible portion for absorbing the change of pressure in the space of the cap member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shiro Yazaki, Shinri Sakai, Tsutomu Nishiwaki
  • Patent number: 6333465
    Abstract: A data transmission cable having at least one unit of at least four conductors twisted into sets of conductors, which sets are quads or pairs, each conductor set being twisted at a pitch that is different from the pitch of any other conductor set, and each conductor being insulated by an insulating sheath. The unit being covered by at least one assembly structure, wherein the material used for the insulating sheath of any conductor in a given set of conductors has a relative dielectric constant that is different from that of the material used for the insulating sheath of any conductor in another set of conductors, such that the propagation time differences between the conductors of the set of conductors and the conductors of the other set of conductors is less than 2 ns/100 m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventor: Daniel Prudhon
  • Patent number: 6333480
    Abstract: In order to improve ease of assembly and machining accuracy of a wire electric discharge machine, the present invention constructs a column and a lower support assembly to be separated, and configures the lower support assembly to have a structure integrally composed of a proximal portion having the same sectional shape as a sectional shape of the column, and a central projecting portion that projects from a center of a bottom surface of the proximal portion to support a lower arm. Furthermore, the lower arm is attached to the central projecting portion of the lower support assembly, while a Y-axis guide guided by a Y-axis guide rail of a Y-axis guiding mechanism, for example, is attached to the bottom surface of the proximal portion of the lower support assembly. Then the proximal portion and a bottom surface of the column are connected by bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koutarou Watanabe, Toshio Moro
  • Patent number: 6332481
    Abstract: Ink is filled in an ink cartridge having a housing communicating with ambient air through an air communicating hole, a porous member impregnating with ink, an ink supply port, and a valve device including a valve body always urged by a spring and a valve seat abutting against the valve body, and ink is filled in the housing of the ink cartridge through the ink supply port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Shinada, Yuichi Nakamura, Hisashi Koike, Yukiharu Suda
  • Patent number: 6333296
    Abstract: Diaryl ether compounds useful in the control of weeds are described. An exemplary compound is represented by the general formula (I): In this formula Q is represented by Q9: X and Y represent a hydrogen atom, halogen atom, cyano group, nitro group or (C1-6)haloalkyl group. A1 and A2 are independently oxygen or sulfur atoms. R9 and R10 represent a hydrogen atom, a (C1-6)alkyl group, an acyl group, or a (C1-6)alkylsulfonyl group; or R9 and R10 may form a ring consisting of polymethylene, (CH2)m groups, where m is an integer of 2, 3, 4 or 5, together with the nitrogen atom of NR9R10, which may or may not have a (C1-6)alkyl substituent. Methods of making the compounds are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: ISK Americas Incorporated
    Inventors: David A. Pulman, Bai-Ping Ying, Shao-Yong Wu, Sandeep Gupta, Hiroshi Shimoharada, Masamitsu Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 6333393
    Abstract: An aromatic polyester having the following structural units, (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5), wherein the amount of the structural unit (1) is 30 to 50% based on the total of the all structural units, (2)/(3) is more than 2.78 and smaller than 4, (4)/(5) is more than 1.0 and smaller than 1.5, and {(2)+(3)}/{(4)+(5)} is from 0.9 to 1.1: wherein Ra, Rb, Rc, Rd, Re and Rf each independently represents a lower alkyl group, lower alkoxy group, phenoxy group, phenyl group or halogen atom, and l, m, n, o, p and q each independently represents an integer from 0 to 3, is provided; and the aromatic polyester has excellent molding property and a molded article made from this polyester has excellent soldering temperature resistance and rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventor: Hiroshi Harada
  • Patent number: 6333420
    Abstract: Allyl alcohol and chlorine are reacted in a gaseous phase to efficiently produce dichloropropanol and, using the dichloropropanol so produced, epichlorohydrin is efficiently produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Takanori Aoki, Takami Ohe, Haruki Ishikami
  • Patent number: 6332715
    Abstract: The bearing device comprises a bearing 4, a washer 5 and a coupling piece 6 that couples the bearing 4 to the washer 5 and/or separates itself from the washer 5 and the bearing 4 by a pressure force applied thereto, wherein the bearing, the washer and the coupling piece are integrally formed with each other, and the base flap 7 is formed with a projection 7b. Due to this construction, an operator can easily hold the bearing 4 and the washer 5 as one component, and as the coupling piece 6 can be readily removed by the projection 7b, a working efficiency for installing this device can be drastically improved, and the automated mounting operation thereof can also be easily implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Kuzuu, Takao Morimoto
  • Patent number: 6334010
    Abstract: A protected optical switch matrix having N inputs and N outputs and including an optical switching fabric (S2-S2′), an input interface (S1) performing wavelength conversion and an output interface (S3) performing wavelength filtering. The input interface (S1) and the output interface (S3) are protected by redundancy provided by r redundant units for E working units where r is a number very much less than E.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Michel Sotom, Claude Lebouetté, François-Xavier Ollivier, Guy Franceus
  • Patent number: 6333117
    Abstract: A releasing film (C) comprising a polyester film (A) and a cured silicone resin layer (B) formed on at least one side of the polyester film (A), characterized in that (1) the film (A) is a biaxially oriented film formed of polyethylene-2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylate and has a surface center line average roughness (Ra) of 50 nm or less and (2) the releasing film (C) has a dimensional change of 0.2% or less under a stress of 150 gf/mm2 at 120° C.; and a releasing film (C) comprising a primer layer (D) having a SiO bond, between said film (A) and said cured silicone resin layer (B). The releasing film of the present invention is excellent in heat resistance, surface properties and gas barrier properties, and has small dimensional change rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sumi, Toshiya Koyama
  • Patent number: 6334134
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for a computer implemented insert system. Data is stored in a database stored on a data storage device connected to a plurality of computers. At least one look-aside space map is allocated to each of the computers. At each computer, when data is to be inserted into the database, a look-aside space map allocated to that computer is identified, and a free data page is located using the identified look-aside space map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donald James Haderle, Akira Shibamiya, James Zu-Chia Tseng, Julie Ann Watts
  • Patent number: 6333789
    Abstract: To process a plurality of types of information having different priority according to the priority, multiple logical channels are generated by combining a protocol in a transport layer of a network and a print queue in an application layer and priority is allocated to each logical channel. A host computer sends generated information to a predetermined logical channel by referring to a priority table. A printer discriminates the priority of received information by referring to a priority table and executes the processing of the information according to the priority. As a result, interrupt print data can be processed prior to normal print data or a control command can be processed prior to than print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiro Shima
  • Patent number: 6333206
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for the production of a semiconductor device comprising a semiconductor element provided on a printed circuit board with a plurality of connecting electrode portions provided interposed therebetween, the gap between said printed circuit board and said semiconductor element being sealed with an underfill resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Ito, Masaki Mizutani, Hiroshi Noro, Shinichiro Sudo, Takashi Fukushima, Makoto Kuwamura
  • Patent number: 6331882
    Abstract: An optical member is made from an optical material either one of or each of two surfaces of which is coated with a pressure sensitive adhesion layer having a 1000% elastic modulus in a range of from 3 g/mm2 to 10 g/mm2 at 90° C. The optical member exhibits characteristic in which the quantity of curl is not larger than 3 mm per 12 inches when the optical member adhesively bonded to a resin substrate through the pressure sensitive adhesion layer is heated at 80° C. for 150 hours. A cell substrate comprises a resin substrate having a curl quantity of not larger than 3 mm per 12 inches when an optical member is heated at 80° C. for 150 hours after the optical member is adhesively bonded to the resin substrate through the pressure sensitive adhesion layer. A liquid-crystal display wherein an optical member is adhesively bonded, through a pressure sensitive adhesion layer of the optical member, to either one of or each of two surfaces of a liquid-crystal cell is formed by use of the cell substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kiichi Shimodaira, Masayuki Satake
  • Patent number: 6331690
    Abstract: Single-wall carbon nanotubes are produced from carbon vapor in the presence of nickel-cobalt catalyst vapor, and the carbon vapor and the nickel-cobalt catalyst vapor are constantly generated from a carbon pellet and a nickel-cobalt pellet under radiation of YAG laser beams so that the single-wall carbon nanotubes are constant in diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Masako Yudasaka, Sumio Iijima
  • Patent number: 6331358
    Abstract: A wet friction material is mainly composed of a fiber base material, a filler, an friction adjusting agent and a thermosetting resin. The wet frictional material is prepared by impregnating with a liquid thermosetting resin a paper formed by mixing a paper-forming solid thermosetting resin with a fiber base material as at least a part of filler, and then applying heat to the paper so that it is hardened. The solid thermosetting resin is preferably a phenol resin. The liquid thermosetting resin is preferably made of a silicone resin represented by the following average composition formula and the amount of trifunctional unit monomers (RSiO3/2 in which R represents a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon group) in monomers constituting said silicone resin is from 40 to 100 mol-%: (R1)a(OR2)bSiO(4−a−b)/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: NSK-Warner Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shun Kitahara, Fumimasa Muramatsu, Shigeki Umezawa
  • Patent number: 6331149
    Abstract: A wood club head provided with a metal shell and having a head volume of 200 cc or more, wherein the ratio (H/W) of a maximum height (H) of a face (2) acting as a hitting surface to a maximum width (W) of the face is set to be in a range of 0.65≦(H/W)≦1.0, and the area of the face is set to be not smaller than 20 cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Mikame, Wataru Ban, Hideo Matsunaga
  • Patent number: D452175
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Les Monts SA
    Inventor: Pierre-André Finazzi
  • Patent number: D452272
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Pilot
    Inventor: Juliette Bonnamour
  • Patent number: D452403
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Plastibec Ltee
    Inventor: Angelo Sudano