Patents Represented by Law Firm Christie, Parker & Hale
  • Patent number: 8349040
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polycrystalline ultra hard material cutting elements, and more particularly to a method of forming a polycrystalline ultra hard material cutting element with a thicker ultra hard layer than cutting elements formed by prior art methods. In an exemplary embodiment, such a method includes pre-sintering the ultra hard material powder to form an ultra hard material layer that is partially or fully densified prior to HPHT sintering, so that the ultra hard layer is pre-shrunk. This pre-sintering in an exemplary embodiment is achieved by means of a spark plasma process, or in another exemplary embodiment by a microwave sintering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Smith International, Inc.
    Inventor: Federico Bellin
  • Patent number: 8349482
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrode assembly and a secondary battery with the same, more particularly to the electrode assembly which includes an anode plate, a cathode plate, and a separator disposed between the anode plate and the cathode plate, wherein the separator includes a ceramic separator including a ceramic filler which is formed by mixing two groups of particles of the same material, but with a different diameter. The particles with the comparatively smaller diameter are disposed between the particles with the comparatively greater diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangok Lee, Myungro Lee, Cheolhee Hwang
  • Patent number: 8350464
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display device having improved extraction efficiency and viewing angle characteristics includes a sub-pixel having a resonating region in which light generated by an emission layer resonates and is emitted, and a non-resonating region in which light does not resonate and is emitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Seong Jeong, Soon-Ryong Park
  • Patent number: 8349416
    Abstract: A donor film and a method of manufacturing an organic light emitting device using the donor film. The donor film having a stack structure includes: a first layer comprising first transfer portions comprising a light emitting material of a first color, and first opening portions; a second layer that is formed on the first layer and comprising second transfer portions corresponding to the first opening portion and further comprising a light emitting material of a second color, and second opening portions; and a third layer that is formed on the second layer and comprising third transfer portions corresponding to the first and second opening portions and further comprising a light emitting material of a third color, and third opening portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Woo Pyo, Jin-Woo Park, Myung-Jong Jung, Sok-Won Noh, Beom-Joon Kim
  • Patent number: 8349190
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide a method for cleaning circulation water, which reduces the cost of operation and maintenance as much as possible, without a cumbersome cleaning operation such as by detaching electrode plates from an electrolysis cleaning tank and removing scale from inside the tank, and to provide a device used in this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Koganei Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Taguchi, Takayuki Nakano, Masahito Kato
  • Patent number: 8351594
    Abstract: A call center system has a computerized server executing software (SW) from a machine-readable medium, a data collection function of the SW enabled for collecting data regarding incoming transactions, a data processing function coupled to the data collection engine and enabled for processing the data collected against a set of business rules, the data processing function determining a priority level for individual ones of the incoming transactions, and a distribution function enabled for distributing a priority indication determined by the data processing function to one or more presentation interfaces accessible to agents, at or near the time the associated transaction is engaged by the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Ristock, Vladimir Mezhibovsky, Nikolay Korolev
  • Patent number: 8349488
    Abstract: A secondary battery has a bare cell including a can, an electrode assembly in the can and a cap assembly sealing the can. A protective circuit module is on the bare cell, the protective circuit module including a metal protective circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyungwon Seo, Youngcheol Jang
  • Patent number: 8350528
    Abstract: A balancing method for a battery pack includes balancing battery cells near an end of discharge. A deep discharge of the battery cells can be prevented without using an overdischarge control unit. One battery cell balancing method includes: a balancing check condition determination step for determining whether or not a maximum voltage out of voltages of the battery cells is smaller than a reference voltage; a balancing start condition determination step for determining whether or not a residual capacity difference or voltage difference between the individual battery cells exceeds a reference value; a balancing time calculation step for calculating a balancing time for discharging the battery cell that exceeds the reference value; and a balancing operation step for discharging the selected battery cell when the battery cells are under charge or are at rest or when a discharge current of the battery cells is smaller than a reference current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongwoon Yang, Segawa Susumu, Inkyu Park, Yonguk Kim
  • Patent number: 8348062
    Abstract: A packaging box, which is easily disassembled to easily remove a product therefrom. A packaging box including an external box having a receiving space therein, the external box including a receiving part and a cover removably coupleable to the receiving part; an internal box receivable in the receiving space of the external box, the internal box having a receiving space therein; and a slide pad slidably coupleable to a lower portion of the internal box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SB LiMotive Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Minhyung Guen
  • Patent number: 8350880
    Abstract: A heat-transfer imaging system and a method of using the same. The heat-transfer imaging system includes a heat-transfer sheet and an activating ink. The heat-transfer sheet and the activating ink are specially formulated so that only the areas of the heat-transfer sheet onto which the ink has been printed become adhesive under heat-transfer conditions. This effect may be achieved by designing the sheet to include an ink-receptive coating whose melting temperature is higher than that typically encountered during normal heat-transfer conditions and by formulating the activating ink to include a plasticizer that, when printed onto the ink-receptive coating, lowers the melting temperature of the ink-receptive coating sufficiently so that the modified melting temperature falls within the temperature range encountered during heat-transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Liviu Dinescu, Kai Li, Dong-Tsai Hseih, Ekaterina Vaskova, Haochuan Wang, Christine Dang, Zhisong Huang, James Johnson
  • Patent number: 8349650
    Abstract: A multi-layered semiconductor apparatus capable of producing at least 500 W of continuous power includes at least two device substrates arranged in a stack. Each of the at least two device substrates has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, and each of the at least two device substrates is configured to produce an average power density higher than 100 W/cm2. A plurality of active devices are provided on the first side of each of the at least two device substrates. The plurality of active devices are radiatively coupled among the at least two device substrates. At least one of the at least two device substrates is structured to provide a plurality of cavities on its second side to receive corresponding ones of the plurality of active devices on the first side of an adjacent one of the at least two device substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Peter D. Brewer, Keith V. Guinn, Jonathan J. Lynch
  • Patent number: 8348888
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bi-directional catheter with nearly double the throw in its catheter tip deflection. In particular, the travel path of each the puller wire includes a U-turn or doubling-back around a pulley which minimizes the offset angle between the puller wire and the longitudinal axis of the control handle while maximizing the travel distance of that puller wire for any given distance traveled by the pulley drawing the puller wire. In one embodiment, the catheter has an elongated catheter body, a catheter tip section with first and second diametrically-opposed off-axis lumens, and a control handle which includes a steering assembly having a lever structure carrying a pair of pulleys for simultaneously drawing and releasing corresponding puller wires to deflect the tip section of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas V. Selkee
  • Patent number: 8344619
    Abstract: Provided is an organic light-emitting display device and a method of manufacturing the same. The organic light-emitting display device includes a plurality of pixels; the pixels further include opposing first and second electrodes, and an intermediate layer disposed between the first and second electrodes. The pixels are divided into red, green, and blue sub-pixels. The intermediate layer has a thickness that varies according to the sub-pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myungwon Song
  • Patent number: 8343398
    Abstract: A prefabricated modular panel, comprising a framework that includes a plurality of lattices, with a lattice of the plurality of lattices comprising a first elongated member and a second elongated member that are spaced apart and juxtapose laterally parallel, forming an axial length of the lattice. Further included is a third member substantially transversally oriented at an angle along the axial length of the lattice, with the third member coupling the first elongated member with the second elongated member to form the lattice, with the plurality of lattices forming the framework. The plurality of lattices are coupled with one another in parallel by a solidified filler material forming a single piece, unitary modular panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Khatchik Chris Khatchikian
  • Patent number: 8345412
    Abstract: A wrist band for holding a portable electronic device, namely an Apple® iPod® Nano™ device, having a display screen and control buttons. The wrist band includes a band portion for engaging with a user's wrist, and a case portion formed of soft and pliable material with a cavity sized to receive and retain the electronic device, a perimeter rim with button controllers that are aligned with the control buttons of the electronic device, and a retainer to retain the electronic device in place in the cavity. The case portion includes an earphone jack aperture and a jack clip which is detachably attachable with the earphone jack aperture, and which jack clip is adapted to be inserted into the earphone jack aperture and block a jack plug of the portable electronic device when in a first position, and which is adapted to be removed from the earphone jack aperture and the jack plug of the portable electronic device when in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hex Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Maravilla, Anthony T. Valladares
  • Patent number: 8342136
    Abstract: An apparatus for imaging an animal includes a first mounting surface, a bed sized to support the animal and releasably secured to or integral with the first mounting surface. The apparatus also includes a plurality of straps, each having a first end in a fixed position relative to the bed and a second end for tightening around a limb of the animal. A method for in-vivo imaging of an animal includes providing an animal that has limbs, providing a first mounting surface, and providing a bed removably secured to or integral with the mounting surface and sized to support the animal as well as being coupled to a plurality of straps. The method also includes placing the animal on the bed between the plurality of straps and tightening at least two of the plurality of straps around at least two of the limbs such that the animal is substantially secured in place relative to the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Arion-Xenofon Hadjioannou, David B. Stout, Robert W. Silverman
  • Patent number: 8344365
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a heterocyclic compound and an organic light-emitting device including the heterocyclic compound. The organic light-emitting devices using the heterocyclic compounds have high-efficiency, low driving voltage, high luminance and long lifespan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Kook Kim, Seok-Hwan Hwang, Yoon-Hyun Kwak, Hye-Jin Jung, Jong-Hyuk Lee, Jin-O Lim, Hee-Joo Ko
  • Patent number: D673482
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Tommaso P. Rivellini, Jaime M. Waydo, Christopher J. Voorhees, Louise Jandura, Benjamin L. Thoma, Robert M. Manning, Howard J. Eisen, Adam D. Steltzner, Steven W. Lee, Alejandro M. San Martin, Dara Sabahi, Jeffrey W. Umland
  • Patent number: D673880
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CMC Rescue, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Boothby, Joseph Flachman
  • Patent number: D673881
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: United States Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas F. Donnelly