Patents Represented by Attorney Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • Patent number: 8318243
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing an optical information recording medium. The method includes laminating plural layers successively on a substrate having a through-hole at its center; and fitting center caps each having a predetermined radius in the through-hole to form at least two of the plural layers by a spin coat method. A radius of a first center cap used for forming an upper layer of the at least two layers is larger than a radius of a second center cap used for forming a lower layer thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshishige Fujii
  • Patent number: 8320103
    Abstract: A dielectric ceramic which is capable of achieving a laminated ceramic capacitor with high reliability, in particular, favorable lifetime characteristics in a load test, even when a dielectric ceramic layer is reduced in thickness, contains one of Ba(Ti, Mn)O3 and (Ba, Ca)(Ti, Mn)O3 as a main component, and R (La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, and/or Y), M (Fe, Co, V, W, Cr, Mo, Cu, Al, and/or Mg) and Si as accessory components. The area of a region in which at least one of R and M is present is 10% or less on average on a cross section of each main component grain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takayuki Yao
  • Patent number: 8315037
    Abstract: A dielectric ceramic which improves the lifetime characteristics and dielectric breakdown voltage of a laminated ceramic capacitor includes core-shell crystalline grains which have a core-shell structure and homogeneous crystalline grains which have a homogeneous structure. In this dielectric ceramic, the core-shell crystalline grains and the homogeneous crystalline grains are present at an area ratio in the range of 91:9 to 99:1. Preferably, when the mean grain size for the core-shell crystalline grains is represented by R1 and the mean grain size for the homogeneous crystalline grains is represented by R2, the ratio of R2/R1 is 0.8 or more and 3 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Nakamura, Shinichi Yamaguchi, Toshikazu Takeda
  • Patent number: 8314975
    Abstract: A first main-scanning-position correction unit divides a surface to be scanned into first areas in a main scanning direction into areas, sets a separate clock-pulse timing for first area, and corrects a main-scanning position error. A second main-scanning-position correction unit divides the surface into second areas in the main scanning direction based on first-scanning-position correction data, sets a separate clock-pulse timing for each second area, and corrects the main-scanning position error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8315631
    Abstract: Terminals and base stations belonging to service areas 100 to 102 of plural radio operators periodically measure a radio-link quality and an availability ratio of a radio link to notify them to a radio-resource management server 40. The server 40 alters a frequency of the base station, and a transmitted-power quantity of the base station and the terminal based on these measured results to improve the radio-link quality, and reduces interference with a neighboring radio system. When a load is concentrated on a network of a specific radio operator, an instruction of handover is given to the terminal from the server 40 to realize a load distribution within the radio operator, and between the radio operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 8314867
    Abstract: An imager with a switch circuit located between, and connected to, the pixel array and associated readout chains. In one embodiment the switch is located within the column sample and hold circuitry; in another embodiment the switch is located between the column sample and hold circuitry and the readout chains. The switch circuit ensures that signals from the column sample and hold circuitry are directed to enabled readout chains, which allows selective enabling/disabling of readout chains. By disabling readout chains, the imager's power consumption is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandor L. Barna, Guy Moffat
  • Patent number: 8315410
    Abstract: A circuit for preventing clipping in an Automatic Level Control (ALC) or Limiter, where the amplitude of the signal above the clipping point is estimated, then the signal level is automatically reduced over a defined period substantially equal to the feedforward delay in the ALC/Limiter. By adaptively controlling, based on the excess amplitude and the delay time available, an attack rate used in the ALC/Limiter to reduce the gain applied to an input signal, it can be ensured that the output amplitude is brought within the clipping level sufficiently quickly to prevent audible clipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Wolfson Microelectronics plc
    Inventor: Anthony James Magrath
  • Patent number: 8314082
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to bisphenyl compounds that are useful for inhibiting the ADP-ribosyl cyclase (ADPR-cyclase). More particularly, the disclosed compounds can be used for treatment and prevention of hypertension, hypertensive cardiac hypertrophy, diabetes, and diabetic nephropathy, in which pathogenesis ADPR-cyclase is involved. The compounds and compositions of the invention can be used for treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease and related disease states, particularly, hypertension or diabetes related disorders, such as, hypertensive cardiac hypertrophy, diabetic nephropathy, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Industrial Cooperation Foundation Chonbuk National University
    Inventors: Uh-Hyun Kim, Ho-Jeong Kwon, Mie-Jae Im, Seon-Young Kim, Kwang-Hyun Park, So-Young Rah, Tae-Sik Nam, Byung-Ju Kim, Gul Rukhsana
  • Patent number: 8314743
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a circuit board and an antenna coil installed on the circuit board. The antenna coil includes a magnetic core and a coil wound at either side of an unwound portion. The winding direction of the coil is changed at either side of the unwound portion. When the length of the magnetic core is defined as X and the distance between two intersecting points at which a virtual line formed by projecting the central line of the magnetic core onto the circuit board intersects the outer periphery of the circuit board is defined as Y, the antenna coil satisfies Y?X?0.8Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kubo, Hiromitsu Ito, Kuniaki Yosui, Eiichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8314877
    Abstract: A lens barrel includes: at least one lens group which constitutes an imaging optical system; a lens frame which retains the at least one lens group; and a retaining frame which retains the lens frame, the at least one lens group being capable of moving from a collapse position to a photographable position, at least one cam member being arranged between the lens frame and the retaining frame, and tilt of the lens frame relative to the retaining frame being changed by moving the at least one cam member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 8314805
    Abstract: The present invention provides a control method for switching display between a plurality of OSs as well as a computer system. The method comprises: detecting that the currently displayed guest operating system (GOS) is required to be switched from a first GOS to a second GOS; determining whether the first GOS satisfies a preset switching condition, and switching the currently displayed GOS to the second GOS if the preset switching condition is satisfied, and otherwise, prohibiting the switching from the currently displayed GOS. With the method and the computer system, it is possible to avoid picture distortion or blurring or system collapse in switching display between a plurality of OSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Bibo Wang, Yongfeng Liu, Chunmei Liu, Jun Chen, Zhuqiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8308637
    Abstract: An endoscope includes light emitting devices arranged in the distal end portion of its insertion unit, and at least one elongated heat-radiating member. One end of the radiating member is arranged in the vicinity of the light emitting devices and the other end is arranged in a predetermined position adjacent to the proximal end of the insertion unit. In observation using the endoscope, a decrease in the amount of illumination rays or the occurrence of image noise can be prevented, the decrease and the noise being caused due to heat generated by LED illumination lights arranged at the distal end of the insertion unit. Therefore, observation can be performed for a long time in good conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Takakazu Ishigami, Yoichi Hosaka
  • Patent number: 8308732
    Abstract: A parallel drill guide and system which maintains contact on the bone at various angles. The parallel drill guide comprises a fixed sleeve and a parallel, axially slidable, sleeve for guiding the insertion of two parallel wires or pins into bone at any angle while maintaining contact between the bone and the guide. The drill guide is also provided with a locking mechanism that locks the slidable sleeve into position at any lateral distance relative to the fixed sleeve, using a novel off-axis locking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Millett, Gregory A. Guederian, Thomas Dooney, Jr., Steven L. Vandermeulen
  • Patent number: 8310513
    Abstract: In a light-source driving device, a high-frequency clock generating circuit generates two high-frequency clock signals having mutually different phases, an image-data creating circuit creates a plurality of image data corresponding to a plurality of light-emitting units according to image information, and a write control circuit creates a plurality of modulated data corresponding to the light-emitting units from the plurality of image data and separately controls output timings of the plurality of modulated data by using a time, as a unit, corresponding to a phase difference between the two high-frequency clock signals. The write control circuit includes two data switching circuits that set a correspondence relation between image data and PWM data based on one of a relation between an array of the light-emitting units and an array of a plurality of light spots and a relation between a surface to be scanned and a main scanning direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Nihei, Masaaki Ishida, Atsufumi Omori
  • Patent number: 8307765
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process and equipment (1) for creating prints on non-woven-fabric and, particularly, relates to a process and to equipment (1) which allows the creation of color prints on non-woven fabrics at high speed while at the same time maintaining optimal print quality on wet or dry product, either in-line with production or off-line. The NWF may be printed over only a small percentage with respect to its surface (2-3%) up to a coverage of 100% of its surface, depending on the use of the NWF itself, i.e.: personal hygiene, domestic hygiene, matting, non-woven fabric for clothing, table-cloths, handkerchiefs, curtains (furnishings), bags, containers for items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Ahlstrom Corporation
    Inventors: Vittorio Orlandi, Roberto Pedoja
  • Patent number: 8308144
    Abstract: The present invention provides a diaphragm carburetor wherein heat transferred from the engine to the carburetor through the insulator is reduced to lower the temperature of the carburetor unit and reduce the occurrence of bubbles in the fuel. The carburetor of the present invention is a diaphragm carburetor in which a fuel channel that extends from a pump chamber of the carburetor to a constant-pressure fuel chamber is divided into two branches to form one branch as a main fuel channel connected to the constant-pressure fuel chamber, and the other branch as a fuel circulation channel for passing the fuel through the body side surface of the carburetor on the insulator side, or the body side surface of the insulator on the carburetor side, causing the fuel to make a circuit around the carburetor, and returning the fuel to the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Zama Japan Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tamotsu Saito
  • Patent number: 8308718
    Abstract: A cryosurgical instrument and a method for separating a tissue sample from surrounding tissue of a biological tissue that is to be treated. The cryosurgical instrument includes a probe for guiding a probe head on to a biological tissue to be treated, and gas conduits for delivering coolant gas. The probe head is designed so that, in order to collect a tissue sample, a limited region of the tissue is cooled by means of the gas delivered and is separated from the surrounding tissue in a state in which it is frozen on the probe head. The instrument includes a support tube or hose in which the probe is guided and which can be moved relative to the probe in such a way that the surrounding tissue can be counter-supported during separation of the tissue sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Erbe Elektrommedizin GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Fischer, Matthias Voigtländer, Daniel Schäller, Mara Szyrach, Irina Sigle
  • Patent number: D670596
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Santa's North Pole Light Factory AB
    Inventor: Ihab G. Ishtewi
  • Patent number: D670852
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Chen-Chieh Lin
  • Patent number: D671113
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kanae Amemiya