Matsuki Mutsuo, Nishimura Sadaji, Goto Masato: Apparatus for producing non-woven fleeces. Asahi Kasei Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Rothwell Mion Zinn & Macpeak, April 9, 1974: US3802817 (818 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a process for the manufacture of a fleece-like sheet having a non-woven texture, from a large number of melt-spun monofilaments.The improvement resides in the arrangement of the melt-spun monofilaments in a curtain-like form which is then subjected to the action of a pair of ...

Yasuhiko Hirayama, Haruko Ikata, Satoshi Ojima, Hiromi Matsuzaki: Artificial intervertebral disc. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Sandler Greenblum & Bernstein, August 7, 1990: US04946378 (410 worldwide citation)

An artificial intervertebral disc comprises a pair of end bodies which are provided, on their outer surfaces, with apatite layers. The disc includes a medical synthetic polymeric intermediate which is held between the end bodies through connecting members.


Phyo Kim, Masao Suzuki: Ceramic vertebrae prosthesis. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Greenblum & Bernstein, July 8, 1997: US05645596 (306 worldwide citation)

A ceramic vertebrae prosthesis to be inserted in a cavity defined between upper and lower vertebra bodies with a removed intervertebral disk or disks is provided with upper and lower convex contact surfaces that come into contact with the upper and lower vertebra bodies.

Kimura Hisao: Television character crawl display method and apparatus. Asahi Broadcasting Corporation, Lubcke Harry R, June 24, 1975: US3891792 (303 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for superimposing printed characters of any such nature as may be transmitted upon a received television image, at the will of the viewer at the receiver. The character information is incrementally transmitted during the vertical blanking interval of the television scanning fo ...

Satoshi Ojima, Hiromi Matsuzaki: Vertebral connecting plate. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Sandler Greenblum & Bernstein, September 15, 1992: US05147361 (298 worldwide citation)

A vertebral connecting plate assembly includes a vertebral connecting plate which is provided, on its opposite ends, with vertebra connecting portions to be connected to associated vertebral members or bodies. The vertebra connecting portions have threaded holes, and the set screws of the present in ...

Alexander L Gross, Kiyotaka L Nakano: Shoe sole. Asahi, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, November 29, 1994: US05367791 (270 worldwide citation)

A shoe sole insert has foam-filled independently compressible regions that extend through a midsole and beyond an outsole bottom surface so a particular region, when it strikes a traversed surface, is compressed vertically and expands horizontally against the midsole. In one embodiment, five groups ...

Kunio Masumo, Masanori Yuki: Process for preparing a polycrystalline semiconductor thin film transistor. Asahi Glass Company, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, April 26, 1994: US05306651 (236 worldwide citation)

A process for preparing a polycrystalline semiconductor thin film transistor wherein a non-singlecrystalline semiconductor formed on a transparent insulating substrate is annealed by laser beams, such process comprising forming a gate insulation layer and a gate electrode on the non-singlecrystallin ...

Teruo Ouchi: Front end hood for endoscope. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Greenblum & Bernstein, April 27, 1999: US05897487 (227 worldwide citation)

A front end hood for an endoscope allows an observation image of a portion which is transmitted through the transparent front end hood to be less distorted, and produces an excellent observation image even in a periphery of a wide visual field. An optically transparent front end hood projects from a ...

Hiromi Matsuzaki, Satoshi Ojima, Masashi Nakamura: Prosthesis for spanning a space formed upon removal of an intervertebral disk. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Greenblum & Bernstein, July 9, 1996: US05534031 (213 worldwide citation)

An artificial vertebra spacer is embedded in and bridges a space between two adjacent vertebrae which are positioned superiorly and inferiorly of a removed intervertebral disk, respectively. The artificial vertebra spacer includes a hollow cylindrical member, and a helical screw thread disposed inte ...