Patents Represented by Attorney Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • Patent number: 8334162
    Abstract: A method for removing coating from a substrate may include: locating an edge of a substrate; directing a laser beam along a first path to a first position on a surface of the substrate proximate to an edge of the substrate at an angle of incidence suitable to redirect the laser beam along a second path, through the substrate, to a second position on a second surface of the substrate corresponding to the located edge of the substrate, where the second surface can include a coating; and ablating at least a portion of coating at the second position on the second surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc
    Inventors: Michael Catalano, Stephen P. Murphy, Steven W. Diderich
  • Patent number: 8333774
    Abstract: A suturing instrument having a dock at the end for receiving and securing a needle attached to a suture. The suturing instrument includes a cannulated handle attached to the proximal end of a cannulated shaft. The proximal end of a needle is removably received and securely received in the curved needle dock formed on the distal end of the shaft. The suture attached to the needle passes through the shaft and out the proximal end of the handle. Once the instrument is inserted into the body (usually through a cannula), the suture is retracted at the proximal end of the instrument handle, which draws the attached needle into the needle dock. The suture dock preferably has a compound curvature which prevents substantial rotation of the needle upon insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Morrison
  • Patent number: 8330331
    Abstract: A piezoelectric power generator that performs conversion between kinetic energy and electrical energy. The piezoelectric power generator is equipped with a beam, a piezoelectric element and a flexible body. The piezoelectric element is bonded to a surface on one side of the beam. The flexible body is arranged on a side of the beam that is opposite to that on which the piezoelectric element is provided. A portion of the beam is connected to the flexible body. The beam is configured such that stress is applied to the beam when the flexible body is deformed into a concave shape with respect to the beam, whereas a stress is not applied to the beam when the flexible body is deformed into a convex shape with respect to the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chikahiro Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 8331581
    Abstract: A pattern detection circuit detects a pattern in a received bit stream, for example a repetitive 8-bit silence pattern in a stream of digital audio data. Summing circuitry forms during first alternate time periods a sum of a first sequence comprising a predetermined number of alternate bits in the bit stream; and forms during second alternate time periods an inverse of a sum of a second sequence comprising the predetermined number of alternate bits in the bit stream. It is then determined whether successive sums formed by the summing circuitry are equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Wolfson Microelectronics plc
    Inventor: John L. Pennock
  • Patent number: 8329612
    Abstract: A catalyst for reforming a hydrocarbon gas using carbon dioxide and/or water vapor to react while restraining the deposition of carbon contains a NiO—Sr2TiO4 solid solution in which NiO is dissolved in Sr2TiO4. The ratio of NiO in the NiO—Sr2TiO4 solid solution is preferably of 2.2 to 13.5 parts by mol relative to 100 parts by mol of Sr2TiO4. A catalyst which can contain SrTiO3, SrCO3, and fine grains of Ni and/or NiO are also described. A method of manufacturing the same, and a method of manufacturing a synthesized gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideto Sato, Yoshinori Saito
  • Patent number: 8330326
    Abstract: A piezoelectric motor that includes a rotor and a stator having a surface on which a driving member that is in contact with the rotor for rotating the rotor is disposed. The stator includes a stator body, a plurality of piezoelectric elements disposed on a surface of the stator body, and an electrode wiring plate integrally formed with the stator body. The piezoelectric elements are electrically connected to a plurality of electrodes formed on the electrode wiring plate through a plurality of wiring lines. The wiring lines are constituted by an electroconductive film extending from a surface of the stator body to the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Fujimoto, Hiroshi Asano
  • Patent number: 8330578
    Abstract: Transponder circuit arrangement having antenna connections for application of a voltage signal, a load-reduction modulation device, which is coupled to the antenna connections and is designed to modulate the applied, unmodulated voltage signal, which is at a first level, and a voltage conversion device, which is coupled to the load-reduction modulation device and is designed to provide a supply voltage, the magnitude of whose level is greater than the first level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Technische Universitaet Graz
    Inventors: Christian Klapf, Albert Missoni, Guenter Hofer
  • Patent number: 8330551
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a dual band high frequency amplifier using a composite right/left handed (CRLH) transmission line (TL). Accordingly, a CRLH TL structure having a dual band characteristic is inserted into an input matching circuit and/or an output matching circuit in the high frequency amplifier, and a matching circuit is designed so that impedance matching is performed at two frequencies, thereby obtaining both gain and matching characteristics at the two frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Soonchunhyang University Industry Academy Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Jongsik Lim, Dal Ahn
  • Patent number: 8330336
    Abstract: To obtain an inexpensive piezoelectric vibration component having vibration characteristics whose degradation resulting from deposition of moisture due to a temperature change is less likely to occur without increasing the cost of a sealing structure and the number of parts, a piezoelectric vibration component includes a piezoelectric vibrating element accommodated in a package being sealed, and when the volume of the piezoelectric vibrating element is Ve and the volume within the package obtained by subtraction of the volume Ve of the piezoelectric vibrator from the volume of the space of the package is Vp Ve/Vp>(Se×M)/{(Sp+Se)×2.72} where Se is the surface area of the piezoelectric vibrating element, Sp is the surface area of the space inside the package when the piezoelectric vibrating element inside the package is absent, and M is the maximum mass of moisture per unit volume [?g/mm3] at the use temperature and 100% relative humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eitaro Kameda, Toru Kizu, Akihiro Mitani, Hiroaki Kaida
  • Patent number: 8331388
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement and a method of operating a circuit arrangement. The circuit arrangement includes an amplifier having an output port, a duplexer having an input port coupled to the output port of the amplifier and having a combined input/output port to couple to an antenna, and a switch configured to create an impedance load mismatch at the input port of the duplexer independent of the impedance of the output port of the amplifier by acting on a connecting line between the output port of the amplifier and the input port of the duplexer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    Inventor: Walter Kodim
  • Patent number: 8331492
    Abstract: A device for determination of the frequency discrepancy (105) between a mobile radio and a base station which is transmitting a sequence of symbols, having a unit (6-11) for calculation of terms, with one term being formed from two symbols in the sequence received by the mobile radio, and in which case the phase difference of the two symbols can be determined from the term, a unit (14, 15) for formation of groups from the terms, with one term being assigned to one group on the basis of features of the symbols on which it is based, and a unit (39) for calculation of the discrepancy (105) on the basis of a group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    Inventors: Burkhard Becker, Holger Neuhaus
  • Patent number: 8332019
    Abstract: An electrocardiographic signal detection device that includes at least one pair of electrodes that detect electrical signals of a living body; an insulating film disposed on the at least one pair of electrodes, the insulating film having a living body contact surface; a differential amplifier that generates an electrocardiographic signal by differentially amplifying the electrical signals of the living body; and an arithmetic processing unit that obtains biological information based on the electrocardiographic signal generated by the differential amplifier, wherein the insulating film and the at least one pair of electrodes are arranged such that the electrical signals of the living body are detected through capacitive coupling between the living body in contact with the living body contact surface of the insulating film and the at least one pair of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Shimuta, Eiji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8329915
    Abstract: An organic compound represented by the following general formula (I) and characterized by the conjugation of thieno[3,2-b]thiophene, thiophene and phenylene units in the conjugated compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Nanyang Technological University, Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Omer E. Ahmed Moawia, Ashok Mishra, Andrew Grimsdale, Siu Choon Ng, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar, Beng Ong, Zhikuan Chen
  • Patent number: 8328716
    Abstract: A retracting two-piece cannula for distracting soft tissue from bone (e.g., the articular surface of a knee) to provide a surgical workspace for osteochondral repair. After inserting an outer cannula provided with a threaded outer surface into an incision (preferably widened by one or more dilators), the outer cannula is rotated to engage the threaded outer surface with the soft tissue to be distracted. An inner cannula is then inserted into the outer cannula and advanced until it contacts the articular surface. Further relative movement between the inner and outer cannulas causes the outer cannula to be drawn away from the articular surface, thereby retracting the soft tissue and establishing the workspace. The inner and outer cannula are then locked together to maintain the workspace, and an osteochondral core may be introduced through the inner cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Reinhold Schmieding, Randall L. Hacker
  • Patent number: 8328554
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are related to fillers that are placed within an extraction site in need of bone augmentation and preservation. The fillers encourage sufficient new bone growth in order that normal jaw bone deterioration following tooth removal is prevented. The fillers create, arrange, and assemble an ideal growth environment for new bone growth to rapidly grow and preserve the original contours of an individual's jaw bone. Further embodiments described herein are related to dental implants that are arranged to provide a scaffold upon which a damaged or missing dental papilla may regrow. The dental implants may include a micro-pattern to facilitate directional cell growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Innovative Health Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Darnell Kaigler, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8328948
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved method for the purification of crude sugar beet juice. The present invention relates moreover to methods for the manufacture of non-sucrose substance combinations from crude sugar beet juice, as well as two devices for the purification of crude sugar beet juice. The measures according to the invention allow a reduction of lime consumption during the purification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sudzucker Aktiengesellschaft Mannheim/Ochsenfurt
    Inventors: Mohsen Ajdari Rad, Stefan Frenzel, Azar Shahidizenouz
  • Patent number: 8330327
    Abstract: A piezoelectric oscillator that generates a travelling wave using two B (1, n) mode (n is a natural number) standing waves that are out of phase with each other by 90°. On a lower surface of an oscillating body, (4/3)n piezoelectric elements are provided in order to generate an n-wave travelling wave by combining the two B (1, n) mode standing waves that are out of phase with each other by 90°. When a wavelength of the travelling wave is given by ?, each of the piezoelectric elements has a dimension in a circumferential direction occupying a central angle corresponding to (1/2)??, and a plurality of piezoelectric elements are spaced apart from each other at intervals each occupies a central angle corresponding to (1/4)??.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Asano
  • Patent number: 8326210
    Abstract: A participant response system comprises a plurality of handsets for allowing a participant of an event to input a response. Each handset comprises a wireless handset having a keyboard for allowing a user to input a response. The handsets are configurable either as a participant response handset to allow a participant to enter a response, or as a base station. The handset also includes audio capability to allow participants to receive and input audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: IML Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Knowles, Christopher Davies, Andrew Cornall
  • Patent number: 8324788
    Abstract: A piezoelectric power generator having a first elastic body which deforms along a first direction when subject to a stress, and a power-generating element. The power-generating element includes a second elastic body and a piezoelectric element. The second elastic body includes a fixing portion and an abutting portion. The fixing portion is fixed to the first elastic body. The abutting portion is arranged on one side in a first direction with respect to the fixing portion. The abutting portion abuts against the first elastic body, but is not fixed to the first elastic body. At least one of the first elastic body and the second elastic body is provided with a slippage suppression mechanism that suppresses slipping of the abutting portion with respect to the first elastic body when the first elastic body is deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eitaro Kameda, Toshiaki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8327387
    Abstract: A method for acquiring graphics device interface data and DirectX data by use of a filter driver transparent to transparent to a graphics device interface engine, DirectX kernel and a real display driver is disclosed, the method comprises steps of: updating the graphics device interface, and acquiring the graphics device interface data by use of a corresponding graphics device interface function in the filter driver; acquiring, for DirectDraw in DirectX, DirectDraw application and video update data by intercepting frame switch and bit block transfer operations of DirectDraw part; acquiring, for Direct3D in DirectX, data of Direct3D application by intercepting the update interface of Direct3D part. With the method of present invention, an integral acquisition of Windows GDI and DirectX data can be achieved while DirectX function remains available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: Legend Holdings Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Hongwei Li, Chengkun Sun, Yiqiang Yan, Xiaohua Jiang, Shaoping Peng