Patents Represented by Law Firm Birch, Stewart, Kolasch and Birch
  • Patent number: 8348648
    Abstract: In a single screw compressor, gates (51) of gate rotors (50) are to be engaged with spiral grooves (41) of a screw rotor (40). In each spiral groove (41) of the screw rotor (40), an area extending from a start point of the spiral groove (41) to a position in a compression stroke is a suction-side portion (45), and the remaining portion (portion up to a terminal point of the spiral groove (41)) is a discharge-side portion (46). In the discharge-side portion (46), a clearance between a wall surface (42, 43, 44) therein and the gate (51) is substantially “0 (zero).” A clearance between the wall surface (42, 43, 44) in the suction-side portion (45) and the gate (51) is wider than that between the wall surface (42, 43, 44) in the discharge-side portion (46) and the gate (51), and is gradually narrowed from the start point toward the terminal point in the spiral groove (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Harunori Miyamura, Tadashi Okada, Takayuki Takahashi, Kaname Ohtsuka, Toshihiro Susa, Hiromichi Ueno, Takanori Murono
  • Patent number: 8349165
    Abstract: Soluble nickel and tin contained in a coating layer are eluted into an aqueous solution by bringing a cathode coated with a nickel-tin alloy into contact with an aqueous solution of an alkali metal hydrogen carbonate such as sodium hydrogen carbonate, thereby reducing the amounts of these metals eluted during electrolysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tokuyama Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Tanaka, Kenji Aoki
  • Patent number: 8350506
    Abstract: Method and apparatus to start a frequency converter equipped with a direct current intermediate circuit, particularly when a permanent magnet motor whose rotor is rotating at the start-up time is connected to it, wherein the frequency converter has a network bridge (10) and load bridge (11), and the load bridge has controllable power semiconductor switches of the upper and lower branch (V1-V6) and parallel connected zero diodes (D1-D6), and a direct current intermediate circuit between them, and the said frequency converter uses a current transducer placed in the direct current intermediate circuit, and the analogue current signal composed by it features samples of the measured output currents, and the diverter switches of the frequency converter's upper branch are controlled using the bootstrap method, wherein start-up is initiated by controlling the controllable power semiconductor switch of the lower branch of at least one output phase to a conductive state for one or several periods of time, preferably of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Vacon Oyj
    Inventors: Andreas Doktar, Stefan Strandberg, Jaakko Ollila
  • Patent number: 8350026
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds of general formula (I) wherein W, D, E, G, J, L, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and Y are as defined herein, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, hydrates, or solvates thereof, for use—alone or in combination with one or more other pharmaceutically active compounds—in therapy, for treating diseases associated with deregulated angiogenesis, such as cancer and skin and eye diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Leo Pharma A/S
    Inventors: Jakob Felding, Xifu Liang, Anne Marie Horneman, Tina Dahlerup Poulsen, Jens Christian Højland Larsen
  • Patent number: 8349867
    Abstract: A kind of quinoline compounds as formula A, pharmaceutical accepted solvates, optical isomers or polymorphisms thereof. The intermediates of formula D. in which, R1, R2 and R3 is independently H, halo or the subustitents of formula H, in which, R is H, halo, C1˜C4alkyl, C1˜C4alkoxyl. The preparation methods and the uses for the manufacture of a medicament of inhibiting the HMG CoA reductase and treating the diseases relating to the high blood fat. Compared with the fluvastatin, rosuvatatin, pitavastatin disclosed in the prior arts, present quinoline compounds have better activity of inhibiting HMG CoA reductase. Present quinoline compounds can be used for treating the diseases relating to the high blood fat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Shanghai Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry
    Inventors: Zhengyan Cai, Weicheng Zhou, Qun Hao
  • Patent number: 8352787
    Abstract: A plant control system includes a process computer (1) managing a plant, a PLC (2) interposed between the process computer (1) and equipment (3) of the plant, and a general-purpose PC (7) executing arithmetic processing based on arithmetic data received from the PLC (2) and transmitting arithmetic result data thereof to the PLC (2). The functions are divided such that sequential control logic is executed by the PLC (2) and complicated arithmetic processing is executed by the general-purpose PC (7), and the arithmetic result data outputted from the general-purpose PC (7) always passes through the PLC (2) so that consistency of the arithmetic result data is checked in the PLC (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Takeo Hoshino, Kenji Sorao
  • Patent number: 8343784
    Abstract: The embodiment of the present invention provides an LED device, a manufacturing method of the LED device and a mounting structure of the LED device. In order to manufacture the LED device with low manufacturing cost through simple process capable of overcoming thermal fatigue due to heat generation, breaking of wire due to mechanical stress, the method comprises etching a wafer; forming a conductive metal layer from an upper surface to a lower surface of the wafer; bonding a light emitting diode chip to the metal layer which is disposed on the upper surface of the wafer; filling a resin into a space over the light emitting diode chip; and forming an electrode pad on the metal layer which is disposed on the lower surface of the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong Wook Park
  • Patent number: 8342639
    Abstract: A head cleaning method of wiping and cleaning a nozzle surface of a head with a band-shaped liquid absorbing body by, while pressing and abutting a pressing member on which the liquid absorbing body that travels is wrapped against the nozzle surface of the head, sliding the pressing member over the nozzle surface of the head, includes: a first cleaning step of wiping and cleaning the nozzle surface of the head with a non-wet region of the liquid absorbing body; a wet region forming step of forming a wet region on the liquid absorbing body; and a second cleaning step of wiping and cleaning the nozzle surface of the head with the wet region of the liquid absorbing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 8343720
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for identifying a set of target nucleotide sequences capable of identifying a member of a group of related nucleotide sequences, the method comprising the step of dividing the nucleotide sequence of each member of the group into a plurality of subsequences, wherein at least two of the subsequences overlap. The method is useful in generating probe sets capable of assigning alleles at HLA or KIR loci.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Haplomic Technologies Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Malcolm James Simons
  • Patent number: 8347170
    Abstract: A method of performing decoding using an LDPC code is disclosed. The method of performing decoding an encoded codeword using a parity check matrix, comprises decoding the codeword using the parity check matrix, wherein the parity check matrix includes a plurality of layers, each of which includes at least one or more rows split exclusively from a specific row of a base parity check matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ji Wook Chung, Suk Woo Lee, Min Seok Oh
  • Patent number: 8343787
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an LCD device is discussed. The method in one embodiment includes: forming a gate electrode and a gate pad on a substrate, which is defined into a display area corresponding to pixel regions and a non-display area corresponding to pad regions, through a first mask process; sequentially stacking a gate insulation film, an amorphous silicon layer, an impurity-doped amorphous silicon layer and a metal film on the substrate provided with the gate electrode and then forming an active layer, source/drain electrode and a data line through a second mask process which uses one of half-tone and diffraction masks; and forming a transparent conductive material on the substrate provided with the source/drain electrode and forming a pixel electrode through a third mask process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheol Hwan Lee, Jong Won Moon
  • Patent number: 8342184
    Abstract: A non-combustion flavor inhalation article includes a heating device including a heater to be heated to a temperature between 80 and 140° C., and a roll including a tobacco sheet to be disposed in contact with the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Michihiro Inagaki, Morio Yajima, Manabu Yamada, Hiroshi Sasaki, Manabu Takeuchi, Kota Takeda
  • Patent number: 8345874
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for providing information to a user, comprising: a first database; a first module configured to receive information to be entered in said first database from an information provider, said information including at least data representative of a plurality of geographical codes and data representative of at least one categorical code; a second module configured to receive an information request from a user, said information request including at least data representative of a geographical position and data representative of a categorical preference; and a third module configured to enter information received by said first module in said first database, and to search said first database based on requests received by said second module, retrieve entries where a geographical code corresponds with said geographical position and a categorical code corresponds with said categorical preference, and transmit a presentation of retrieved entries to said user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Steinar Østhassel
  • Patent number: 8344329
    Abstract: Provided is a radiation sensor comprising: a phosphor layer that converts incident radiation into converted light containing a first light component having a first wavelength region that includes a maximum peak wavelength different from a maximum peak wavelength of the radiation, and a second light component having a second wavelength region of 400 nm to 460 nm, different from that of the radiation and the first wavelength region; an organic photoelectric conversion layer; and an insulating substrate provided with a charge detection layer, and that includes a storage capacitor and a thin film transistor having an oxide semiconductor active layer, wherein the first and second light components each pass through the organic photoelectric conversion layer and arrive at the oxide semiconductor active layer, and wherein an intensity of the second light component is lower than an intensity of the first light component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Imai
  • Patent number: 8343244
    Abstract: Dust collection structure for collecting the dust removed from an air filter of an indoor unit has been devised to reduce user's labor in collecting the dust as much as possible. An indoor unit includes, in a casing, an indoor heat exchanger, an indoor fan for sucking air from inside of a room, and blowing the air to the inside of the room, and an air filter arranged on an inlet side of the indoor fan. The dust trapped on the air filter is removed by the dust removing means, and is contained in the dust containing part. A nozzle connector for arranging a nozzle of a cleaner at a predetermined position where suction of the contained dust is allowed is provided at a downstream outlet of a dust collection path as a transfer path for transferring the dust in collecting the contained dust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiko Sakashita
  • Patent number: 8343125
    Abstract: An absorbent article (100) includes a topsheet (101), a backsheet (102), and an absorbent core (10). The absorbent core (10) includes a number of discretely and independently arranged absorbent members (30) located across a planar direction of the article (100). An intermediate sheet (20) is disposed between the topsheet (101) and the absorbent core (10) or between the backsheet (102) and the absorbent core (10). The absorbent members (30) are fixed to the intermediate sheet (20). It is preferable that an absorption rate of physiological saline solution measured by D/W method of each of the topsheet (101), the intermediate sheet (20), and the absorbent core (10) satisfies the following relationship: the topsheet (101)<the intermediate sheet (20)<the absorbent core (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Kawazoe, Takuya Kouta, Takeshi Miyamura
  • Patent number: 8343628
    Abstract: A hard coat film includes a transparent plastic film substrate; and a hard coat layer, wherein the hard coat layer is formed of a composition for forming a hard coat layer, the composition containing the following component (A), component (B), and an organic solvent: Component (A): a polyrotaxane, Component (B): a monomer having two or more ethylenically unsaturated groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Fukuda, Hiroyuki Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 8344163
    Abstract: There is provided a nitrile compound having an excellent controlling effect on arthropod pests represented by the formula (I): wherein m represents in integer of 0 to 4; n represents an integer of 1 to 4; q represents an integer of 0 to 4; Q represents a C1-C4 fluoroalkyl group; Z represents an optionally substituted C2-C6 alkynyl group or a ?N—OR3 group; R1 and R2 independently represent a monovalent C1-C4 chain hydrocarbon group optionally substituted with a halogen atom, etc.; and A represents an optionally substituted monovalent C1-C6 chain hydrocarbon group, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventor: Hiromasa Mitsudera
  • Patent number: 8345323
    Abstract: Provided is a fast image reading lens system capable of achieving compactness and satisfactorily correcting various aberrations. The image reading lens system includes, in order from an object side: a positive first lens of which a convex surface faces toward the object side; a second lens formed as a biconcave lens; a third lens formed as a biconvex lens; a positive fourth lens of which a convex surface faces toward an image side; and a negative fifth lens of which a convex surface faces toward the image side. Assuming that a focal length of the whole lens system is f, a focal length of the fourth lens is f4, and a space between an image side surface of the fourth lens and an object side surface of the fifth lens on an optical axis is D8, the lens system satisfies the following conditional expressions: 0.06<D8/f<0.16, and 0.77<f4/f<1.81.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Ryoko Otomo
  • Patent number: RE43893
    Abstract: A method and communication system is provided to identify a calling/called party when the call is being set up but before the call is answered. In the method, a first terminal and a second terminal are respectively provided with opposing terminal's image data before the call is answered. The image data of the first and second terminals can be registered in a media server disposed between the first and second terminals, and the image data can be transmitted between the first terminal and the media server and between the second terminal and the media server in accordance with an SIP protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Soo Lee, Yong Kyoung Shin