Patents Represented by Law Firm Darby & Darby
  • Patent number: 7807494
    Abstract: A method of monitoring the chalcogenation process in which the chalcogenide semiconductor layer is produced by initially sequentially depositing the two precursor layers of elements A and B and thereafter carrying out a chalcogenizing process with a simultaneous optical process control in which the layer sequence A B is irradiated by light from at least one coherent light source, the light diffusely scattered at the surface is detected and the scattered light signal measured as a function of time is evaluated such that characteristic changes in the layer developing during the chalcogenation are assigned to four characteristic points of the scattered light signal curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Scheer, Christian Pietzker
  • Patent number: 7782979
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a BDPD-based method for improving efficiency of RF power amplifier, comprising: first, choose key neural network architecture and scale and input initial values of modeling data and network parameters necessary for establishing the neural network model for RF power amplifier; second, correct network parameters with back propagation method and output the neural network model for RF power amplifier when the error meets the criterion; next, solve the pre-distortion algorithm of the RF power amplifier with said model and then carry out pre-distortion processing for the input with the pre-distortion algorithm and feed the input to the RF power amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Maolin Long
  • Patent number: 7755839
    Abstract: Very high aperture microlithography projection objectives operating at the wavelengths of 248 nm, 193 nm and also 157 nm, suitable for optical immersion or near-field operation with aperture values that can exceed 1.4 are made feasible with crystalline lenses and crystalline end plates P of NaCl, KCl, KI, RbI, CsI, and MgO, YAG with refractive indices up to and above 2.0. These crystalline lenses and end plates are placed between the system aperture stop AS and the wafer W, preferably as the last lenses on the image side of the objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Schuster, Wilfried Clauss
  • Patent number: 7751316
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus are directed towards managing a Voice over IP (VOIP) messages over a network, employing the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) over the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). The VOIP messages are sent by a source device to a destination device through a relay server. The relay server may throttle the VOIP messages employing buffer management. When the buffer is substantially full, the relay server will drop packets from the source device. Indication of the lost packets may be provided to the source device through a Real-time Transport Control Protocol (RTCP) report. The source device may then employ the RTCP report to modify a type of codec employed, and thereby adjust a rate of flow of VOIP packets sent towards the destination device. Additionally, the relay server may provide port translation services for RTP/RTCP packets between the source and destination devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Madhu Yarlagadda, Jamie L. Wiegand
  • Patent number: 7742864
    Abstract: A vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus inputs signals indicative of images from a stereoscopic camera, a vehicle speed, a steering wheel angle and a yaw rate and estimates a traveling path of an own vehicle according to vehicle forward information and traveling conditions of the own vehicle. The apparatus establishes a traveling region A according to this traveling path and further establishes a traveling region B based on at least either of the traveling region A and road information. It is judged whether a detected solid object is a preceding vehicle or a tentative preceding vehicle according to the state of existence of the object in the traveling regions A, B and the preceding vehicle is outputted to a traveling control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 7731048
    Abstract: A plastic lid for a can of the type comprising a tubular body (10) having an upper end (13) for the seating of the lid (20) comprising a sealing portion (21), removably seated on the tubular body (10) and provided with an upper edge (21b), a seal portion (25), to be ruptured upon the first opening of the lid (20), having an upper ring (25b) which is incorporated to a lower skirt (25a), said upper ring (25b) and said lower skirt (25a) being respectively seated onto and around part of the upper end (13), said upper ring (25b) being incorporated through radial bridges (26), to said upper edge (21b), the seal portion (25) presenting an interruption (25c) extending through the width of the upper ring (25b) and through at least part of the height of the lower skirt (25a). The sealing portion (21) incorporates a gripping tab (27) which is manually operable only when part of the seal portion (25) is ruptured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Brasilata S/A Embalagens Metalicas
    Inventors: Antonio Carlos Teixeira Alvares, Antonio Roberto Sene
  • Patent number: 7730127
    Abstract: A method for video sharing, which realizes video sharing between an originating UE and a terminating UE when the terminating UE is not IMS core network registered. The method includes the following steps: an originating UE sends a video sharing request containing a URI of callee to an application server; the application server determines that the terminating UE of the callee is not IMS core network registered and notifies the terminating UE to register; the terminating UE activates a GPRS connection and registers with the IMS core network; the originating UE and the registered terminating UE set up a sharing session via the application server; the originating UE and the terminating UE share video information. A system and apparatus for practicing this method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shanyang Ke
  • Patent number: 7718663
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an antipruritic agent having a novel action mechanism. The present invention provides an antipruritic agent comprising a compound represented by the following general formula (1): wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or alkyl; the ring Q represents a cyclohexylene group or a phenylene group; A1 and A2 represent a single bond or an alkylene group; E represents —NHCO—; A3 represents a single bond or a divalent saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon group; R3 represents a non-cyclic aliphatic hydrocarbon group; and R4 and R5 are the same or different and each represents a hydrogen atom or alkyl, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Okano, Tatsuya Oyama
  • Patent number: 7718619
    Abstract: The invention describes compounds, compositions, and methods of using the same comprising a chemical moiety covalently attached to amphetamine. These compounds and compositions are useful for reducing or preventing abuse and overdose of amphetamine. These compounds and compositions find particular use in providing an abuse-resistant alternative treatment for certain disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), ADD, narcolepsy, and obesity. Oral bioavailability of amphetamine is maintained at therapeutically useful doses. At higher doses bioavailability is substantially reduced, thereby providing a method of reducing oral abuse liability. Further, compounds and compositions of the invention decrease the bioavailability of amphetamine by parenteral routes, such as intravenous or intranasal administration, further limiting their abuse liability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Shire LLC
    Inventors: Travis Mickle, Suma Krishnan, Barney Bishop, Christopher Lauderback, James Scott Moncrief, Robert Oberlender, Thomas Piccariello, Bernhard J. Paul, Christopher A. Verbicky
  • Patent number: 7720430
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image carrier that carries a developer image; a transfer member that transfers the developer image carried on the image carrier onto an image forming surface of a recording medium being conveyed; a fixation member that is disposed downstream of the transfer member in a conveyance direction of the recording medium, and fixes the developer image transferred on the recording medium; a first member that is disposed between the transfer member and the fixation member to face the image forming surface of the recording medium; and a second member that is disposed between the transfer member and the fixation member to face a non-image forming surface that is opposite the image forming surface, wherein the first member is provided with a first electrically-conductive member having an electric conductivity and being grounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Hasegawa, Fumio Morita, Tomitake Aratachi, Masamitsu Ukai, Yoshinori Ito, Takashi Shimizu, Takuro Kusama
  • Patent number: 7718172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to blocking the activity of IL-TIF polypeptide molecules. IL-TIF is a cytokine involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. The present invention includes anti-IL-TIF antibodies and binding partners, as well as methods for antagonizing IL-TIF using such antibodies and binding partners in IL-TIF-related human inflammatory diseases, amongst other uses disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenfeng Xu, Wayne Kindsvogel, Steven D. Hughes, Yasmin A. Chandrasekher
  • Patent number: 7714766
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention process a radar image arising from a radar antenna, by reading the reflectivity information associated with each pixel forming the radar image, processing the reflectivity information, pixel by pixel, with the aid of a first procedure. The method further includes a second processing of the radar image using a second procedure that includes extracting objects from the radar image, then calculating the extent and the position of each object, with the aid of an angular aperture between two signals. For each part of the radar image processed by the first procedure, corresponding to an extracted object, pixel within the result of the first procedure are replaced by corresponding pixels of the radar image processed by the second procedure, if the reflectivity value associated with the second pixel is greater than the reflectivity value of the first pixel, the parts of the radar image corresponding to zones situated at a distance greater than a given threshold from the radar antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Clementine Costes, Jean-Paul Artis, Henri Sauvageot
  • Patent number: 7713936
    Abstract: The invention describes compounds, compositions, and methods of using the same comprising a chemical moiety covalently attached to amphetamine. These compounds and compositions are useful for reducing or preventing abuse and overdose of amphetamine. These compounds and compositions find particular use in providing an abuse-resistant alternative treatment for certain disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), ADD, narcolepsy, and obesity. Oral bioavailability of amphetamine is maintained at therapeutically useful doses. At higher doses bioavailability is substantially reduced, thereby providing a method of reducing oral abuse liability. Further, compounds and compositions of the invention decrease the bioavailability of amphetamine by parenteral routes, such as intravenous or intranasal administration, further limiting their abuse liability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Shire LLC
    Inventors: Travis Mickle, Suma Krishnan, Barney Bishop, Christopher Lauderback, James Scott Moncrief, Robert Oberlender, Thomas Piccariello, Bernhard J. Paul, Christopher A. Verbicky
  • Patent number: 7714016
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides drug-cleavable substrate conjugates that are potent cytotoxins. The disclosure is also directed to compositions containing the drug-cleavable substrate conjugates, and to methods of treatment using them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Medarex, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Gangwar, Bilal Sufi
  • Patent number: 7714651
    Abstract: A rail-to-rail amplifier is provided. The rail-to-rail amplifier includes a p-type differential pair, an n-type differential pair, switches, and an output stage. The switches are arranged to selectively couple either the p-type differential pair or the n-type differential pair to the output stage so that only one of the differential pairs is coupled to the output stage at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Sumant Bapat, Ansuya P. Bhatt, Surya Sharma, Gangaikondan Subramani Visweswaran
  • Patent number: 7715359
    Abstract: A method for realizing metering pulses in Next Generation Network (NGN), which enables an MGC (media gateway controller) to cooperate with an MG (media gateway), so as to realize the metering pulse service. When it is necessary to initiate the charging, the MGC transmits the metering pulse signal to the MG, and then the MG transmits the first metering pulse to the user equipment immediately, and periodically transmits the subsequent pulses according to the Pulse Count and Pulse Interval specified by the signal parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yangbo Lin
  • Patent number: 7710641
    Abstract: A tube for a microscope includes an adaptation interface, a rotatable operator interface, a beam deflecting device, and a rotatable beam deflecting unit. The beam deflecting device includes a beam-splitting device. A rotation of the operator interface is constrainedly coupled to a rotation of the beam deflecting unit. The beam deflecting device deflects, in the direction of the beam deflecting unit, a light beam coming from the adaptation interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Hund, Klaus Hermanns, Peter Euteneuer
  • Patent number: 7709620
    Abstract: The present invention describes the identification of novel non-ribosomal peptide synthetases and associated biosynthetic genes from Streptomyces hygroscopicus. The present invention further provides methods for generating novel compounds, such as antibiotics, from these synthetases and associated genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Wyeth
    Inventors: John A. Hucul, Nathan Magarvey, Michael Greenstein
  • Patent number: 7711606
    Abstract: A system and method for assisting a customer in choosing among commodities based on a business profile of the customer that includes asking the customer for a definition of its business; searching a decision rules database and applying decision rules to the business definition; creating a set of business requirement questions based upon the applied decision rules database; answering the set of business requirement questions by the customer; implementing a business rule filter to the answers of the set of business requirement questions; recommending to the customer commodity types based upon the business rule implementation; and optimizing the recommended commodity types to find the best value commodity, which can be a product or service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Globys, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Andrew Snyder
  • Patent number: 7709272
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a diagnostic method for the detection of small quantities of amniotic fluid in the vagina. More specifically, the invention relates to the detection of PAMG-1 in the vagina using anti-PAMG-1 antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: N-Dia, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Fuks, Dmitrii D. Petrunin, Evgeny I. Zaraisky, Marina N. Boltovskaya, Svetlana V. Nazimova, Nelly A. Starosvetskaya, Alexandr Konstantinov, Margarita I. Marshiskaia