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Eiichi Sugishima, Naohiro Hirose, Wataru Ikeshita, Shinzo Tomonaga: Inverter apparatus and method therefor. Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Richard C Turner, Raymond H J Powell Jr, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, March 5, 1996: US05497289 (191 worldwide citation)

An inverter apparatus having a compact design and a changeable heat sink. The apparatus includes a power module formed in a case having pairs of parallel sides and containing the respective main circuit semiconductor devices for converting an alternating current input into a direct current and then ...


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Takaaki Terashita, Hiroaki Nakamura: Methods of collecting photometric image data and determining light exposure by extracting feature image data from an original image. Fuji Photo Film, Richard C Turner, Marc Kaufman, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, October 31, 1995: US05463470 (144 worldwide citation)

A method of determining light exposure is provided to read information in relation to a color original image and dividing the color original image into many picture elements to analyze the respective picture elements into three color light of red light, green light and blue light for photometry, fin ...


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Martin E Fermann, Donald J Harter: Technique for the generation of optical pulses in modelocked lasers by dispersive control of the oscillation pulse width. IMRA America, Richard C Turner, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, September 12, 1995: US05450427 (119 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to modelocked lasers including highly dispersive optical elements. The dispersive optical elements increase the oscillation pulse width inside the laser oscillators, which reduces the nonlinearity of the laser cavity for a given oscillating pulse energy. Compared to conventiona ...


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Yasunori Ohta: Sheet article containing cassette and system. Fuji Photo Film, Richard C Turner, Peter A McKenna, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, August 15, 1995: US05441251 (102 worldwide citation)

Herein disclosed is a sheet article containing cassette which has a holding function to contain a sheet article, even if the cassette is in a vertical position with its ejection slot down, or to eject the sheet article without fail. Also disclosed is a sheet article containing system which has a hol ...


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Tomomitsu Niwa: Numerical control unit. Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Richard C Turner, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, August 6, 1996: US05544046 (91 worldwide citation)

A numerical control unit (NCU) uses character codes to communicate with an external input/output apparatus. Further, internal NCU data is stored in an array format corresponding to a display format. Further, while one set of data is being executed by the NCU, another set may be corrected by the user ...


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Eiichi Suda: Data transmission apparatus and a communication path management method therefor. Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Richard C Turner, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, April 23, 1996: US05511169 (86 worldwide citation)

A data transmission apparatus and a communication management method for transmitting data from task program devices to peripheral devices over a plurality of communication paths. The apparatus includes a communication path management table for storing management data corresponding to each communicat ...


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Miki Kurosawa, Shuji Ogawa, Masayuki Sugahara, Kiyoshi Funai, Takashi Yumura, Tetsu Yamamoto: Laser machining apparatus and method. Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Richard C Turner, Peter A McKenna, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, October 31, 1995: US05463202 (56 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for detecting the machining status of a laser beam machining device, having a multi-mirror resonator for generating a machining beam, which utilizes the secondary light generated by the machining operation and returned from the workpiece surface into the resonator for control ...


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Anand Hariharan, Donald J Harter: Differential ranging measurement system and method utilizing ultrashort pulses. Imra America, Richard C Turner, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, February 6, 1996: US05489984 (52 worldwide citation)

An optical correlator is disclosed that, in combination with an ultrafast optical pulsed source, can be used for estimating the differential position of remote objects with submicron precision, as opposed to measuring the absolute distance. The system includes an ultrafast pulsed laser source feedin ...


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Nobuyoshi Nakajima: Apparatus for enhancing image data using a monotonously decreasing function. Fuji Photo Film, Richard C Turner, Steven M Gruskin, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, September 26, 1995: US05454044 (51 worldwide citation)

With a method for compressing a dynamic range of an image, an original image signal Sorg representing an original image is processed, and a processed image signal Sproc representing an image having a narrower dynamic range than the original image is thereby generated. The method comprises the steps ...


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Yoshiaki Inoue: Method and apparatus for processing image signal. Fuji Photo Film Co, Richard C Turner, Marie Claire Biosvert, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, April 30, 1996: US05513016 (42 worldwide citation)

In an improved method and apparatus for processing image signals, an input original image signal that contains a periodic pattern is smoothed to obtain a first unsharpness signal which is then processed for sharpness to obtain an output image signal having its edge enhanced and this output image sig ...