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Tatsumi Sakazume, Suguru Asakura, Noboru Seki: Communication system. Alps Electric, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, March 25, 2003: US06538558 (204 worldwide citation)

A communication system capable of preventing a lost transmitter from being used by an unauthorized user for a bad purpose, and also capable of easily enabling the lost transmitter to be used again when it is found. The communication system comprises: a transmitter for transmitting a transmission cod ...


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Kinya Inoue, Mitsuharu Iwasaki, Yasuhiro Niwa, Motoharu Ishigaki: Small current detector circuit and locator device using the same. Rohm, Alps Electric, Beall Law Offices, June 13, 2000: US06075520 (185 worldwide citation)

The improved small current detector circuit and locator device each include a first and a second capacitor, a pulse drive circuit which drives one terminal of each capacitor by a pulse signal and charges and discharges the capacitors in synchronism with the rise and fall of the applied pulse so as t ...


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Shinji Hirano, Mikio Matsumoto, Shinichi Higuchi, Kinya Inoue, Yoshihisa Endo, Tadashi Manome: Coordinate input apparatus with pen and finger input detection. Alps Electric, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, August 4, 1998: US05790106 (180 worldwide citation)

A coordinate input apparatus which performs an input operation with high precision by use of either an operator's finger or an input pen. The input apparatus includes a tablet having a plurality of X electrodes and Y electrodes arranged in the form of a matrix on the respective top and bottom surfac ...


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Masamichi Saito, Toshinori Watanabe: Magnetoresistive sensor and head. Alps Electric, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, November 28, 2000: US06153062 (169 worldwide citation)

PtMn films are used as antiferromagnetic layers of a dual spin-valve type magnetoresistive sensor. An exchange anisotropic magnetic field is achieved regardless of whether the PtMn film is formed over or under the pinned magnetic layer. Also, an effective exchange anisotropic magnetic field is produ ...


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Ichiro Morishita, Yuichi Yasuda, Yuichi Umeda, Arao Sato, Junichi Saito, Masahiro Tanaka, Tomomitsu Muta, Masatoshi Uchio, Kazuhiro Katagiri, Masaru Nakayama: Space coordinates detecting device and input apparatus using same. Alps Electric, Guy W Shoup, Patrick T Bever, May 6, 1997: US05627565 (164 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention there is provided a space coordinates detecting device wherein a detecting section for detecting light emitted from a light source is provided, thereby permitting detection of a relative angle between a light emitting sections and the detecting section and hence pe ...


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Soma Masahiro, Furudate Toshio, Maeda Ryoichi: Input device for game machine. Alps Electric, December 6, 2000: EP1058177-A1 (138 worldwide citation)

An input device for a game machine for inputting signals to a game machine using a computer, including: at least one control member projecting to the outside of a casing; a movement-transmitting member (45) formed around the control member and operatively associated with the movement of an operating ...


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Shinkichi Sasaki: Operation apparatus for a game machine. Alps Electric, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, July 28, 1998: US05785317 (135 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an operation apparatus for a game machine called controller or the like, and more particularly to a novel operation apparatus for a game machine which is improved in operability and operation feeling. A housing includes a pair of leftwardly and rightwardly separate portions ...


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Takuya Maeda: Two-stage movement seesaw switch apparatus. Alps Electric, Guy W Shoup, Patrick T Bever, December 2, 1997: US05693920 (134 worldwide citation)

A two-stage movement seesaw switch apparatus of the light irradiation type which is compact and superior in operation feeling. The two-stage movement seesaw switch includes a pair of operation plates disposed immediately below a manually operable knob. Two sets of push switches, each set including t ...


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Hideaki Noda, Hitoshi Funaki, Naoyoshi Sainokami: Computer with protective cover having outwardly projecting cushioning portions. Alps Electric, Guy W Shoup, Patrick T Bever, December 10, 1996: US05583742 (131 worldwide citation)

A computer including a body case housing a display, an outer member formed of an impact-resistant material integrally formed on the outside surface of the body case, and an outwardly-projecting cushioning portion formed at each corner of the outside member. Each of the cushioning portions has a firs ...


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Makoto Sasaki, Kenji Sawada: Switch device. Alps Electric, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, October 5, 2004: US06800825 (127 worldwide citation)

A switch device includes two switch elements, both elements being disposed in a case and given restoring force by a common leaf spring; a cover which closes a top opening of the case; and an operating knob having two projections for selectively activating the switching elements. The leaf spring incl ...