Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Cantor Colburn LLP
  • Patent number: 8349697
    Abstract: A field effect transistor (FET) that includes a drain formed in a first plane, a source formed in the first plane, a channel formed in the first plane and between the drain and the source and a gate formed in the first plane. The gate is separated from at least a portion of the body by an air gap. The air gap is also in the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wagdi W. Abadeer, Kiran V. Chatty, Robert J. Gauthier, Jr., Jed H. Rankin, William R. Tonti, Yun Shi
  • Patent number: 8352530
    Abstract: A residue generator for calculation and correction of a residue value. The residue generator includes a residue-generation tree connected with an operand register at an input of the residue generator including a plurality of register-bits receiving and carrying bits of numerical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Son T. Dao, Juergen G. Haess, Michael Klein, Michael K. Kroener
  • Patent number: 8347636
    Abstract: A turbomachine includes a turbine section including a turbine inlet. A transition piece includes a transition piece inlet and a transition piece outlet. A ceramic matrix composite (CMC) bridge member links the transition piece outlet and the turbine inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Butkiewicz, Andres Jose Garcia-Crespo, Stanley Frank Simpson
  • Patent number: 8352231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for performing a co-simulation and/or emulation of hardware and software. The system includes a hardware simulator with an integrated hardware model, a hardware and/or software environment for controlling the hardware simulator and performing a software simulation and/or a direct software application, at least one synchronization facility within the hardware model for indicating a request from the hardware and/or software environment, a receiver for setting the synchronization facility into a predetermined state, and a controller for switching the hardware simulator between a free-running state and a request-handling state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joern Babinsky, Holger Horbach, Steffen Knoll, Andreas Kohler
  • Patent number: 8352950
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for use in a computing environment to run a variety of applications in logical partitions. The apparatus includes one or more logical processors (LPs), one or more logical partitions (LPARs) configured to each access a share of processing resources of the LPs in accordance with predefined instructions, and an LPAR manager configured to determine an operational mode of each of the LPARs and any available amount of an excess of the share of the processing resources of the LPs and to dispatch the processing resources of at least a subset of the LPs to the LPARs in accordance with the respective predetermined shares and with respect to the determined operational mode of the respective LPARs and the amount, if any, of the excess share.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donna N. Dillenberger, Jeffrey P. Kubala, Bernard Pierce, Donald W. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8349514
    Abstract: An electrode catalyst for fuel cells, a method of preparing the electrode catalyst, and a fuel cell including the electrode containing the electrode catalyst have been improved. The electrode catalyst includes a beryllium (Be) oxide catalyst, which oxidizes carbon monoxide included in a fuel gas into carbon dioxide, and a platinum (Pt) based catalyst. Thus, loss in catalytic activity of the Pt-based catalyst due to carbon monoxide is decreased, and the activity and life of the fuel cell including the electrode catalyst are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-jung Kwon, Chan-ho Pak, Kang-hee Lee
  • Patent number: 8347741
    Abstract: A specimen handling apparatus is provided and includes a body in which a bore is defined and a needle having a tip portion and a bit, which is removably insertible into the bore with the tip portion at least partially exposed, the bore and the bit each being formed such that, when the bit is inserted into the bore, the needle is forced into one of first or second rotational positions relative to a long axis thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hatzistergos, Jonathan Levy, Christopher Michael Molella, Paul Andrew Ronsheim, Dmitriy Shneyder, Vincent Vazquez
  • Patent number: 8352531
    Abstract: The forcing of the result or output of a rounder portion of a floating point processor occurs only in a fraction non-increment data path within the rounder and not in the fraction increment data path within the rounder. The fraction forcing is active on a corner case such as a disabled overflow exception. A disabled overflow exception may be detected by inspecting the normalized exponent. If a disabled overflow exception is detected, the round mode is selected to execute only in the non-increment data path thereby preventing the fraction increment data path from being selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maarten J. Boersma, J. Adam Butts, Silvia Melitta Mueller, Jochen Preiss
  • Patent number: 8350583
    Abstract: Test structures and method for detecting defects using the same. A probe-able voltage contrast (VC) comb test structure that includes first, second and third probe pads, a comb-like structure including grounded tines, floating tines between the grounded tines, switching devices coupled with an end portion of each floating tine, and connecting the floating tines to the second probe pad, and the third probe pad being a control pad which controls the switching devices. A probe-able VC serpentine test structure that includes first, second, third and fourth probe pads, a comb-like structure including grounded tines, floating tines between the grounded tines and each floating tine connected together between the second and third probe pads, switching devices connected to an end portion of each floating tine and connecting the floating tines to the second and third probe pads, and the fourth probe pad being a control pad which controls the switching devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Cote, Yi Feng, Oliver D. Patterson
  • Patent number: 8349903
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a dispersant for carbon nanotubes having excellent dispersion ability and to a carbon nanotube composition including the dispersant. In the dispersant, the heads and tails of the dispersant are regioregularly arranged in one direction, and the structural properties of the dispersant are controlled such that the ratio of heads to tails is 1 or more, thereby effectively stabilizing and dispersing carbon nanotubes in various dispersion media, such as an organic solvent, water, a mixture thereof and the like, compared to conventional dispersants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Young Choi, Seong Jae Choi, Hyeon Jin Shin, Seon Mi Yoon
  • Patent number: 8350236
    Abstract: Methods for implanting an aromatic carbon molecule or a selected ionized lower mass byproduct into a workpiece generally includes vaporizing and ionizing aromatic carbon molecule in an ion source to create a plasma and produce aromatic carbon molecules and its ionized lower mass byproducts. The ionized aromatic carbon molecules and lower mass byproducts within the plasma are then extracted to form an ion beam. The ion beam is mass analyzed with a mass analyzer magnet to permit selected ionized aromatic carbon molecules or selected ionized lower mass byproducts to pass therethrough and implant into a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Davis Lee, Daniel R. Tieger
  • Patent number: 8347739
    Abstract: A torque sensing system, a torque sensor, a method for determining an amount of torque, and a steering system are provided. The method includes generating a first output signal utilizing a first plurality of piezo-electric transducers disposed between a first plurality of tooth portions of a first hub portion and a second plurality of tooth portions of a second hub portion when the first hub portion is rotated in a first direction relative to the second hub portion. The transducers are electrically coupled in series with one another. The method further includes filtering the first output signal to obtain a first filtered signal and amplifying the first filtered signal to obtain a first amplified signal. The method further includes determining a first torque value indicative of a first amount of torque applied to an input shaft based on the first amplified signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Roger C. Henry, Brian Maust
  • Patent number: 8352448
    Abstract: A process is disclosed by which data is securely deleted in a transactionally consistent manner. This may be accomplished by committing a preparation transaction for a data object within a system managing the data object in order to return the system to an initial condition if necessary, attempting to commit an execution transaction with the data object only after committing the preparation transaction, and securely deleting any portion of the data object necessary to return the system to the initial condition if committing the execution transaction fails and to change the system to a completed condition only if committing the execution transaction succeeds. In a delete or move transaction an existing backup object may be assigned a new logically deleted state such that if the delete or move transaction fails, the data will be made accessible again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Haye, Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon
  • Patent number: 8352372
    Abstract: A software conditional access system (CAS) for media services provided to a Media Distribution Device, such as a set top box (STB), is disclosed. The STB may be connected to a Media Delivery Service Provider via a broadband connection. Over the broadband connection, a CAS application may be downloaded to the STB, maintained and dynamically updated. Because the CAS is implemented by software on the STB, it is inexpensive to install, maintain and update. When a user desires to purchase media services through the STB, a request, with identifying information, is sent to the Media Delivery Service Provider via the broadband connection. The service provider cross-references the identifying information with a user's account to determine whether to allow the user to view the media service requested. If the service provider determines to allow the user to view the media service, the user's account (typically maintained by the service provider) is charged and a key is downloaded via the broadband connection to the STB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Scott Swix, P. Thomas Watson, Randy S. Zimler
  • Patent number: 8350977
    Abstract: A display substrate includes a base substrate, a plurality of a gate line, a gate driving circuit, a starting pad and a first electrostatic dispersion portion. The gate lines are disposed at a display area of the base substrate and extend to the peripheral area. The gate driving circuit is disposed at a peripheral area of the base substrate, includes a plurality of a stage connected to the gate lines, and provides the gate lines with gate signals. The gate driving circuit is driven in response to a vertical starting signal applied to a first stage of the plurality of stages. The starting pad is disposed at the peripheral area and applies the vertical starting signal to the gate driving circuit. The first electrostatic dispersion portion is electrically connected to the starting pad. The first electrostatic dispersion portion disperses electrostatic applied to the gate driving circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-Gi Jung, Jeong-Young Lee, Sang-Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 8350275
    Abstract: An optoelectronic device assembly can include: a coated element and an electroactive cell on the coated element, wherein the electroactive cell is selected from the group consisting of a light emitting diode and a photovoltaic cell. The coated element can include: transparent thermoplastic substrate and a protective weathering layer. The transparent thermoplastic substrate can include a material selected from the group consisting of aromatic polycarbonate and polyester, and combinations including at least one of the foregoing materials. The protective weathering layer can have a UV absorbance loss rate at 330 nm of less than or equal to 0.15 A/year as estimated from filtered xenon arc exposure and/or having a rate of erosion of less than or equal to 5 ?m per year as estimated from filtered xenon arc exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SABIC Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Min Yan, James Edward Pickett, Rebecca Suzanne Northey
  • Patent number: 8348608
    Abstract: A rotor of a turbomachine includes a rotor drum located at a central axis and a plurality of buckets secured to the rotor drum. A rotor shell extends between axially adjacent buckets of the plurality of buckets and is secured to and supported by the plurality of buckets defining a cooling passage between the rotor drum and the rotor shell. A low pressure sink is located at an upstream end of the rotor receptive of a coolant flow through the cooling passage. A method of cooling a rotor of a steam turbine includes locating a rotor shell radially outboard of a rotor drum defining a cooling passage therebetween. A flow of steam is urged from a downstream portion of the steam turbine through the cooling passage toward a low pressure sink located at an upstream end of the steam turbine thereby cooling the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Fred Thomas Willett, Howard Michael Brilliant, Pepe Palafox
  • Patent number: 8348603
    Abstract: A gas turbine inner flow path cover piece for a gas turbine a first turbine wheel and a second turbine wheel is provided is provided. The gas turbine inner flow path cover piece can include a main body having an first surface and a second surface, side pieces disposed on the first surface of the main body and mating pairs disposed on the second surface of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andres Jose Garcia-Crespo, Bradley Taylor Boyer, John Wesley Harris, Jr., Brian Denver Potter, Ian David Wilson
  • Patent number: 8348310
    Abstract: A compartment latch is shown. It includes a fork bolt that moves between an open position and a closed position and a first detent lever that that cooperates with the fork bolt and that moves between a latched position and a released position. A support for holding the fork bolt and the detent lever is also provided. A second detent lever for biasing against the first detent lever when the first detent lever is in the released position is provided. The second detent lever is connected to the support at a hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Inteva Products, LLC
    Inventors: Francisco Javier Vázquez, Eduardo Estrada, Alfredo Martinez
  • Patent number: D674132
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sylvan R. Shemitz Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Allison K. Shemitz-Walker, Jonas Concepcion, Paul Ford