Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Cantor Colburn LLP
  • 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: 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: 8349440
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high barrier multilayer film for functional medical solution product comprising in order, an outer layer comprising polyethyleneterephthalate deposited inorganic oxide thereon; a first adhesive layer comprising ester type polyurethane; a first intermediate layer comprising ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer; a second adhesive layer comprising ester type polyurethane; a second intermediate layer comprising polyamide; a third adhesive layer comprising ester type polyurethane; and an inner layer comprising propylene-based polymer. The multilayer film has the merits of improved transparency, heat resistance, sealing property, durability, competitive price, oxygen barrier property and less pinhole, so that may be applied to a outer bag of pouch type container of medical solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Choongwae Corporation
    Inventors: Sung-Man Lee, Jin-Sung Moon
  • 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: 8351141
    Abstract: A drive device includes a setting unit 12 for setting a control value using a control value-displacement characteristic at a predetermined reference temperature showing a relationship between a control value used to position a movable unit 5 and a displacement of the movable unit 5; a drive unit 20 for supplying drive power corresponding to the control value set by the setting unit 12 to a shape-memory alloy 1 and causing the shape-memory alloy 1 to expand or contract, thereby positioning the movable unit 5; and a correction unit 13 for correcting the control value so as to correct a position shift of the movable unit 5 from a target position resulting from a difference between a control value-displacement characteristic at an ambient temperature and a control value-displacement characteristic at the reference temperature based on the ambient temperature detected by a temperature detection unit 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Tanimura, Yasuhiro Honda, Natsuko Shiota, Yoshihiro Hara
  • Patent number: 8351278
    Abstract: A jam latch device for a data node includes a feed forward inverter having an input coupled to the data node; a feedback inverter having an input connected to an output of the feed forward inverter with an output of the feedback inverter connected to the data node; an isolation device that selectively decouples the feedback inverter from a power supply rail, the isolation device controlled by a clock signal of a reset device that resets the data node to a first logic state such that decoupling of the feedback inverter from the power supply rail coincides with resetting the data node to the first logic state; and a margin test device that selectively increases pull down strength of the feedback inverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul A. Bunce, John D. Davis, Diana M. Henderson, Jigar J. Vora
  • 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: 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: 8352839
    Abstract: Encoding data into constrained memory using a method for writing data that includes receiving write data to be encoded into a write word, receiving constraints on symbol values associated with the write word, encoding the write data into the write word, and writing the write word to a memory. The encoding includes: representing the write data and the constraints as a first linear system in a first field of a first size; embedding the first linear system into a second linear system in a second field of a second size, the second size larger than the first size; solving the second linear system in the second field resulting in a solution; and collapsing the solution into the first field resulting in the write word, the write word satisfying the constraints on symbol values associated with the write word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michele M. Franceschini, Ashish Jagmohan, Luis A. Lastras-Montano, Mayank Sharma
  • Patent number: 8352938
    Abstract: A system, method and program product for migrating a first virtual machine from a first real computer to a second real computer or from a first LPAR to a second LPAR in a same real computer. Before migration, the first virtual machine comprises an operating system and an application in a first private memory private to the first virtual machine. A communication queue of the first virtual machine resides in a shared memory shared by the first and second computers or the first and second LPARs. The operating system and application are copied from the first private memory to the shared memory. The operating system and application are copied from the shared memory to a second private memory private to the first virtual machine in the second computer or second LPAR. Then, the first virtual machine is resumed in the second computer or second LPAR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Hunt, Steven Shultz
  • 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: 8348773
    Abstract: A constant velocity joint is disclosed that includes a first rotatable shaft, the first shaft comprising an axle portion having on one end an enlarged pocket end, the pocket end having a plurality of circumferentially and radially spaced ball pockets and a distal end; a corresponding plurality of spherical balls disposed in the pockets; and a second rotatable shaft comprising a joint housing, the joint housing having a central bore with a corresponding plurality of axially extending, circumferentially and radially spaced ball grooves disposed about the second longitudinal axis and a base, the joint housing disposed over the pocket end with the corresponding plurality of balls disposed in the grooves, the joint providing a range of angular and axial movement of the first shaft relative to the second shaft, each of the plurality of ball pockets having a recessed lubricant reservoir, the lubricant reservoir having a lubricant disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation
    Inventor: Keith A. Kozlowski
  • 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: 8350001
    Abstract: A method for removing a carbonization catalyst from a graphene sheet, the method includes contacting the carbonization catalyst with a salt solution, which is capable of oxidizing the carbonization catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaeyoung Choi, Keun Soo Kim, Byung Hee Hong
  • Patent number: 8349460
    Abstract: Organosilicon composites are described, comprising 30 to 90 vol. % of a cured organosilicon copolymer derived by curing an organosilicon polymer having, in the same copolymer, silicon-containing repeating units comprising a silicon hydride and silicon-containing repeating units comprising a C1-10 ethylenically unsaturated group; and 10 to 70 vol. % of a dielectric filler. The composites are used in the manufacture of circuit subassemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: World Properties, Inc.
    Inventor: Sankar K. Paul
  • Patent number: 8348712
    Abstract: A toy vehicle is disclosed. It has a main vehicle body portion and a display device rotatably mounted to the main body portion, the display device being configured to create a plurality of images via a persistence of vision effect. A mechanism is also present for rotating said display device. An actuator is included and is attached to a sensor for determining when the actuator is depressed. A microcontroller is in operable communication with the sensor and the display device; the microcontroller changing the appearance of at least one of the plurality of images when the sensor determines the actuator has been depressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriel De La Torre
  • Patent number: 8349422
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container (FIBC) having a body made of flexible woven fabric, and integral handling devices, wherein the fabric is woven from opaque oriented polyethylene terephthalate (PET) strips having a density of from 500 to 1300 kg/m3 and a tensile strength of at least 250 MPa. Advantages of said FIBC include directly printability with the usual type of inks, giving excellent contrast and good adhesion, without pre-treatment like a corona- or flame-treatment. The FIBC based on the PET fabric also shows higher gloss; better UV resistance; better mechanical properties, like high tensile strength and creep resistance; favorable abrasion resistance; and higher temperature resistance than a conventional big bag based on polypropylene strips. The invention further relates to such a FIBC based on stress-whitened PET tapes obtained by a special drawing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Zahir Bashir, Ian Macmillan Ward, Glen Peter Thompson, Anthony Paul Unwin
  • 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: 8350141
    Abstract: A musical instrument tuner for string instruments is disclosed, which comprises a signal classifier for determining a signal class of an input signal from a number of monophonic signal classes and a number of polyphonic signal classes, a signal analyzer for determining at least one representation of a pitch frequency of the input signal, and an indicator for displaying an output established on the basis of the signal class and the representation of a pitch frequency, wherein the indicator includes at least a monophonic display mode and at least a polyphonic display; and wherein the display mode is selected in dependency of the signal class determined by the signal classifier. Tuning methods, computer program products, music instruments, amplifiers and audio processors relating to the above are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The TC Group A/S
    Inventors: Søren Henningsen Nielsen, Esben Skovenborg, Lars Arknæs-Pedersen, Kim Rishøj Pedersen
  • 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