Patents Represented by Attorney Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • Patent number: 8350662
    Abstract: A semiconductor ceramic includes a BamTiO3-based composition, as a main component, having a perovskite structure represented by general formula AmBO3, wherein part of Ba constituting the A site is replaced with Na, Bi, Ca, and a rare-earth element having an ionic radius smaller than that of the Na; the content of the rare-earth element when the total number of moles of the elements constituting the A site is 1 mole is 0.0005 to 0.015 on a molar basis; and the content of the Ca when the total number of moles of the elements constituting the A site is 1 mole is 0.05 to 0.20 (preferably 0.125 or more and 0.175 or less) on a molar basis. A PTC thermistor includes a component body 1 formed of the semiconductor ceramic. Accordingly, high reliability is achieved even if an alkali metal element is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoaki Abe, Hayato Katsu, Masato Goto, Atsushi Kishimoto, Akinori Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8352262
    Abstract: A speech recognition circuit comprising a circuit for providing state identifiers which identify states corresponding to nodes or groups of adjacent nodes in a lexical tree, and for providing scores corresponding to said state identifiers, the lexical tree comprising a model of words; a memory structure for receiving and storing state identifiers identified by a node identifier identifying a node or group of adjacent nodes, the memory structure being adapted to allow lookup to identify particular state identifiers, reading of the scores corresponding to the state identifiers, and writing back of the scores to the memory structure after modification of the scores; an accumulator for receiving score updates corresponding to particular state identifiers from a score update generating circuit which generates the score updates using audio input, for receiving scores from the memory structure, and for modifying the scores by adding the score updates to the scores; and a selector circuit for selecting at least one n
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Zentian Limited
    Inventors: Guy Larri, Mark Catchpole, Damian Kelly Harris-Dowsett, Timothy Brian Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8350294
    Abstract: A MISFET, such as a GaN transistor, with low gate leakage. In one embodiment, the gate leakage is reduced with a compensated GaN layer below the gate contact and above the barrier layer. In another embodiment, the gate leakage is reduced by employing a semi-insulating layer below the gate contact and above the barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Efficient Power Conversion Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Lidow, Robert Beach, Jianjun Cao, Alana Nakata, Guang Yuan Zhao
  • Patent number: 8349395
    Abstract: The invention relates to a electrically conductive steel-ceramic connection comprising a steel interconnector and an electrically conductive ceramic joining layer arranged thereon. The interconnector comprises a ferritic steel containing Cr in a quantity ranging from 18 to 24% by weight. The ceramic layer contains perovskite of a formula Ln1-xSrxMn1-yCoyO3-? or Ln1-xSrxFe1-yCoyO3-?, wherein 0.1?x?0.4, 0.1?y?0.6, 0???x/2 and Ln=La—Lu. The inventive steel-ceramic connection is usable for a high-temperature fuel cell and regularly exhibits good adhesive properties and a low transition resistance (initial transition resistance R approximately equal to 0.01 ?cm2). Said steel-ceramic connection makes it possible to advantageously introduce a ferritic steel into high-temperature fuel cells. The inventive method for producing said steel-ceramic connection consists in pre-treating an inserted ceramic powder exhibiting good sinterability during an assembly process and during the fuel cell operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Topsoe Fuel Cell A/S
    Inventors: Joachim Laatsch, Frank Tietz, Niels Christiansen, Petru Gordes, Gijsbertus Rietveld, Nicolaas J. J. Dekker
  • Patent number: 8351891
    Abstract: A wideband distributed mixer capable of operation over a wide range of frequencies is provided. The mixer can include a plurality of N mixer stages and monolithic transmission lines integrated together on a common semiconductor substrate. The length of each transmission line between adjacent stages can be predetermined such that an IF signal output from each stage is in-phase with the IF signal output from any preceding stage, allowing the mixer to output a mixed IF signal that is a constructive sum of the IF output signals from each constituent stage. The number of mixer stages as well as the design architectures and topologies for each stage can be varied according to the needs of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Payam Heydari, Ahmad Yazdi
  • Patent number: 8352804
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems for secure interrupt handling, a method for verifying a priority of a winning service request node and a method and an apparatus for verifying integrity of service requests. In accordance with an aspect of the invention, there is provided a method for verifying a priority of a winning service request node (SRN) established in an arbitration between a plurality of service request nodes (SRNs) performed by an interrupt controller, the method comprising: storing the priority of the winning SRN in the interrupt controller; encoding the priority of the winning SRN, wherein the encoding allows for error detection; transmitting the encoded priority from the winning SRN to the interrupt controller; and verifying the priority of the winning SRN by comparing the encoded priority transmitted by the winning SRN with the priority of the winning SRN established in the arbitration and stored in the interrupt controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Frank Hellwig, Antonio Vilela
  • Patent number: 8348960
    Abstract: A technique for joint repair employing a suture/button construct and an applicator designed to securely engage a button of the suture/button construct. The button of the suture/button construct securely engages the shaft of the applicator. The suture from the button may be wrapped around a securing device (for example, a rod or bolt) located on or within the handle. The applicator with the secured button is introduced into the tissue (for example, soft tissue or a bone tunnel) and the button is passed through the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerlinde Michel, Benedikt Bodinger, Karen L. Gallen, Stephane Naudin
  • Patent number: 8352703
    Abstract: A system for mapping information addresses in a memory. The system includes a memory wherein each byte is mapped to a plurality of unique addresses and a microprocessor for assigning at least one of the unique addresses to the information. The information can be program code fragments and/or data. Also disclosed is a method for mapping information addresses in a memory utilizing such a system. The method includes mapping each byte of memory into a plurality of unique addresses and assigning at least one of the unique addresses to the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Albrecht Mayer
  • Patent number: 8351118
    Abstract: A polarization splitting device includes a polarization beam splitter having a polarization splitting surface and allows P-polarized light to transmit therethrough and reflects S-polarized light. A subwavelength structure grating is formed on the polarization splitting surface with a grating pitch smaller than wavelength of incident light. The polarization splitting device also includes a polarizer that is arranged on an optical path of light reflected from the polarization beam splitter and has a transmission axis that is parallel to a polarization direction of the S-polarized light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tokita, Hideaki Hirai, Seizo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8348975
    Abstract: Systems and methods for soft tissue to bone repairs, without knot tying. The soft tissue repair includes the steps of (i) securing first and second knotless fixation devices in bone, wherein the first fixation device is provided with a first loop and a first set of tails extending therefrom, and wherein the second fixation device is provided with a second loop and a second set of tails extending therefrom; (ii) passing one tail of the first fixation device through the second loop of the second fixation device; (iii) passing one tail of the second fixation device through the first loop of the first fixation device; and (iv) securing the first set of tails with a third fixation device and the second set of tails with a fourth fixation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter J. Dreyfuss
  • Patent number: 8348503
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an active array of temperature sensing and cooling elements, including an active heatsink which further includes an active temperature sensing layer, a thermoelectric cooling layer, and a heatsink, which further includes a plurality of cooling channels. The temperature sensing element within the active temperature sensing layer includes a plurality of switching transistors, a linear transistor, a current sense resistor, a thermistor, a voltage sensing bus, a voltage setting bus, a current measurement bus, a measurement switching bus, a sense control bus, a storage capacitor, and a supply voltage, all under the control of a process control computer. The method of using an active array of temperature sensing and cooling elements includes the steps of aligning the shadow mask, depositing the material, detecting a thermal gradient, and controlling the thermoelectric cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Advantech Global, Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Brody, Paul R. Malmberg, Joseph A. Marcanio
  • Patent number: 8347482
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a ferrite magnet device including a ferrite body and first and second center electrodes arranged so as to intersect and be electrically insulated from each other and a permanent magnet arranged to apply a direct current magnetic field to the ferrite body and a method for manufacturing an isolator or a composite electronic component, which include the ferrite magnet device. A magnetic force of the permanent magnet is adjusted using a measurement jig and a magnetic force adjusting apparatus while the permanent magnet is fixed to a principal surface of the ferrite body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8350939
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing space and pixel circuit complexity by using a 4-way shared vertically aligned pixels in a same column. The at least four pixels in the pixel circuit share a reset transistor and a source follower transistor, can have a plurality of same colored pixels and a plurality of colors, but do not include a row select transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiping Yin, Xiaofeng Fan, Xiangli Li
  • Patent number: 8343508
    Abstract: This invention provides botulinum antitoxin compositions and methods of production, and methods of treating animals and humans prophylactically and also those suspected of having contacted botulism toxin. The botulinum antitoxin is prepared by inoculating an animal with a monovalent botulinum toxoid and toxin. The animal's plasma is collected and purified at a high pH by affinity chromatography. The resulting monovalent immunoglobulins are de-speciated by digestion with pepsin. Monovalent antitoxins for all seven botulinum serotypes are then combined to produce a high titered heptavalent botulinum antitoxin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intracel Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Pomato, Martin V. Haspel, Janet H. Ransom
  • Patent number: 8344598
    Abstract: A small-sized piezoelectric power generation device is provided which can generate electric power even with vibrations at low frequencies. The piezoelectric power generation device includes a piezoelectric element formed in a spiral shape and having a center-side end fixed to a first fixing member and an outer-side end fixed to a second fixing member. The piezoelectric element includes a first piezoelectric body formed in a spiral shape and polarized in a radial direction of the piezoelectric element from one side toward the other side. The first and second fixing members are arranged such that the second fixing member is displaceable relative to the first fixing member in a tangential direction x, whereas the second fixing member is restricted from displacing relative to the first fixing member in a perpendicular direction y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Fujimoto, Tsuguji Kambayashi
  • Patent number: 8347158
    Abstract: A System-on-Chip (SOC) debugging system comprising a plurality of SOCs connected to a shared bus, at least one of the plurality of SOCs being a master SOC and comprising a master/slave debug interface, wherein the master/slave debug interface is a bidirectional debug interface configured to initiate transactions on the shared bus and operable to send and receive debug data between the SOCs, wherein the debug data comprises trace data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Albrecht Mayer
  • Patent number: 8344489
    Abstract: A semiconductor device of the invention includes: a substrate having a hollowed hollow section on a top surface; a semiconductor chip mounted in the hollow section of the substrate; and a lid having a substantially plate-shaped top plate section that opposes the substrate and covers the hollow section, and having at least one pair of side wall sections that project from a circumference of the top plate section towards the substrate and that engage with a side surface of the substrate. The substrate and the lid can be accurately positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Saitoh, Toshihisa Suzuki, Shingo Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 8346535
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a registration unit for registering a property of document data, a document language identification unit for identifying a language used in the document data, a property language identification unit for identifying a language used in a property value entered with respect to the document data, and a translation unit for translating the property value entered with respect to the document data from the language used in the property value into the language used in the document data when the language used in the property value is different from the language used in the document data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Niimura
  • Patent number: 8344136
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of Brinzolamide, or 2H-thieno[3,2-e]-1,2-thiazin-6-sulfonamide, 4-(ethyl amino)-3,4-dihydro-2-(3-methoxypropyl)-, 1,1-dioxide, (4R)-via intermediates 2,3-dihydro-4H-thieno[3,2-e]-1,2-thiazin-4-ones, 1,1-dioxide. Further objects of the present invention are the intermediates mentioned above and other intermediates of the synthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: PHF S.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Falchi, Ottorino De Lucchi, Andrea Castellin
  • Patent number: 8343361
    Abstract: A method for producing a thin film laminated capacitor that makes it possible to reduce the number of operations for etching its electrode layers and its dielectric layers. On a substrate, a capacitor part is formed wherein n electrode layers and (n?1) dielectric layers are alternately laminated onto each other, wherein n is 4 or more. The capacitor part is etched from the same side k times. In any ith etching operation, through holes are formed in an amount corresponding to respective ai layers of the electrode layers and the dielectric layers. At least one of ai's is set to 2 or more, and k is made smaller than n?1, thereby making it possible to make the 2nd to nth layers of the electrode layers from the etching starting side exposed at the bottom surfaces of the through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Takeshima, Masanobu Nomura