Patents Represented by Attorney Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • 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: 8307718
    Abstract: In a method for measuring a distance from a base area (5) to a cross section, with a predefined diameter (A), of a tapering area (1.1) of a body (1), which tapering area forms an elevation or depression and has a circular cross-sectional form, a measuring body (3) with a diameter (A) is arranged on the base area (5). The arrangement is effected in such a manner that a distance in the form of a gap (6, X) is formed between the cross-sectional area, with the diameter (A), of the body (1) and the measuring body (3). A fluid medium is pressed through the gap (6, X) and the pressure and/or the flow rate of the fluid medium is/are measured. The distance value is determined in an evaluation device (9) on the basis of the measured pressure and/or the flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Marposs Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Hans Egger, Werner Tschannen
  • 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: 8303610
    Abstract: A device for producing anastomoses between hollow organs. The device includes an inner sleeve mounted around the end of the first hollow organ and an outer sleeve mounted around the end of the second hollow organ, the end being arranged over the end of the first hollow organ, which is turned inside out over the inner sleeve. The inner sleeve and outer sleeve are separable. In order to obtain a secure and durable anastomosis that is easy to carry out, the inner sleeve and outer sleeve comprise electricity-conducting materials, for example in the form of contact surfaces that can be connected to an external power or voltage to electrocoagulate the hollow organs that are to be joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH
    Inventor: Heinrich Schubert
  • Patent number: 8306632
    Abstract: An electrode array for insertion into soft tissue comprises a multitude of thin flexible electrodes each having a distal tip and a proximal end, wherein at least portions of the electrodes extending from their proximal ends are disposed in parallel. The electrodes are embedded in a matrix dissolvable in an aqueous solvent such as a body fluid. The matrix comprises two or more sections differing in their dissolution rates. A first section encloses a portion of the electrodes extending in a proximal direction from a distal portion thereof. A second section encloses a portion of the electrodes extending from the first section towards their proximal ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Neuronano AB
    Inventor: Jens Olaf Roe Schouenborg
  • Patent number: 8305607
    Abstract: An MFP includes sensors for detecting states of units, a transmitting/receiving unit that receives authentication information of a user ID, and an obtaining unit that obtains manual data and sensor information. The transmitting/receiving unit transmits the manual data and the sensor information to a displaying device that includes a sensor detecting unit, an authenticating unit, a transmitting/receiving unit that transmits the authentication information to the MFP and receives the manual data and the sensor information, and a display controlling unit that controls the received manual data and the sensor information to be displayed on a displaying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Morohoshi
  • Patent number: 8307281
    Abstract: This invention easily realizes a process of changing the display order of the candidates according to various input states. In a character input device of a mobile telephone, a wide variety of attributes representing an input state are set, and a conversion dictionary in which the attributes are registered in dictionary data of a corresponding word is set. An adjustment value setting unit determines the input state at a relative time point according to the start of input of the read character or the confirmation of the candidate, and sets an adjustment value to each attribute according to the determination content. A priority adjustment unit adjusts the priority with the adjustment value set to the attribute of the candidate for the candidate set with an attribute of each candidate extracted from the conversion dictionary by the read character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Masaharu Ueda, Takuya Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8303923
    Abstract: Process for the co-production of methanol and ammonia from a hydrocarbon feed without venting to the atmosphere carbon dioxide captured from the methanol or ammonia synthesis gas and without using expensive air separation units, water gas shift and carbon dioxide removal steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Haldor Topsoe A/S
    Inventor: Pat A. Han
  • Patent number: 8304322
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and resulting structure that can substantially minimize and/or eliminate void formation during an isolation trench isolation fill process for typical trench shaped and goal-post shaped isolation regions. First, a thin thermal oxidation layer is grown on the sidewall of each trench and then a layer of polysilicon is deposited above the oxidation layer and oxidized. In one embodiment, a repeating series of polysilicon deposition and polysilicon oxidation steps are performed until each trench has been completely filled. In another embodiment, within a goal-post shaped trench having a wider upper portion and a narrower lower portion, the remainder of the upper wider trench portion is filled using a conventional high density plasma technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Rudeck, Sukesh Sandhu
  • Patent number: 8304128
    Abstract: A solid oxide cell obtainable by a process comprising the steps of: depositing a fuel electrode layer on a fuel electrode support layer; depositing an electrolyte layer comprising stabilized zirconia on the fuel electrode layer to provide an assembly of fuel electrode support, fuel electrode and electrolyte; optionally sintering the assembly of fuel electrode support, fuel electrode and electrolyte together to provide a pre-sintered half cell; depositing on the electrolyte layer of the pre-sintered half cell one or more oxygen electrode layers, at least one of the oxygen electrode layers comprising a composite of lanthanum-strontium-manganite and stabilized zirconia to provide a complete solid oxide cell; sintering the oxygen electrode layers together with the pre-sintered half cell to provide a sintered complete solid oxide cell; and impregnating the one or more oxygen electrode layers of the sintered complete solid oxide cell with manganese to obtain a manganese impregnated solid oxide cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Topsoe Fuel Cell A/S
    Inventors: Peter Vang Hendriksen, Rasmus Barfod, Yi-Lin Liu, Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 8304307
    Abstract: An integrated circuit and gate oxide forming process are disclosed which provide a gate structure that is simple to integrate with conventional fabrication processes while providing different gate oxide thicknesses for different transistors within the integrated circuit. For a flash memory, which may utilize the invention, the different gate oxide thicknesses may be used for lower voltage transistors, memory array transistors, and higher voltage transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Xianfeng Zhou
  • Patent number: 8304732
    Abstract: A measuring method that includes holding a specimen to be measured on a flat-plate periodic structure, applying a linearly-polarized electromagnetic wave to the flat-plate periodic structure, detecting the electromagnetic wave scattered forward or backward by the flat-plate periodic structure, and measuring characteristics of the specimen on the basis of a phenomenon that a dip waveform appearing in a frequency characteristic of the forward-scattered electromagnetic wave or a peak waveform appearing in a frequency characteristic of the backward-scattered electromagnetic wave is changed with the presence of the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Kamba, Kazuhiro Takigawa, Takashi Kondo, Koji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8306227
    Abstract: A data encryption system implemented by running on a cache-equipped computer an encryption program including transformation tables each of which contains a predetermined number of entries. All or necessary ones of the transformation tables are loaded into the cache memory before encryption/decryption process. This causes encryption/decryption time to be made substantially equal independently of the number of operation entries for the transformation table. It is very difficult to extract plain texts used to determine a key differential, resulting in difficulties in cryptanalysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yukiyasu Tsunoo
  • Patent number: 8304305
    Abstract: A method for producing a semiconductor component is proposed. The method includes providing a semiconductor body having a first surface; forming a mask on the first surface, wherein the mask has openings for defining respective positions of trenches; producing the trenches in the semiconductor body using the mask, wherein mesa structures remain between adjacent trenches; introducing a first dopant of a first conduction type using the mask into the bottoms of the trenches; carrying out a first thermal step; introducing a second dopant of a second conduction type, which is complementary to the first conduction type, at least into the bottoms of the trenches; and carrying out a second thermal step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Davide Chiola, Carsten Schaeffer
  • Patent number: 8303180
    Abstract: A temperature recorder in the form of a tubular cover and with an inside piston, in which an altered position of the piston is carried out by a mechanical movement released from a bimetal washer, which, when making a sudden change, changes its form from convex to concave when a determined temperature level is reached. Two line-formed screen patterns, a picture formed by colored lines on the inner surface of the tubular cover, shows a certain pattern in the original position, and a different pattern is shown when an inside piston has been moved vertically inside the outer tubular cover. Friction between the outside of the piston and the inner surface of the tubular cover forms a braking means. A reset button can by means of a magnet or a spring repulse or press back the piston which is in the top of the tubular cover and has a magnet and the piston will be pressed back within the tubular cover to its original position and the first patterns will be shown clearly again by the line-formed screen pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Petra Wadström
  • Patent number: 8300079
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a terminal for transferring video, comprising an audio-video splitting/assembling unit for assembling locally acquired video stream and audio stream, or splitting an audio-video assembly sent from a counter-terminal into video stream and audio stream; a device discovering unit responsible for searching for a first device with video capturing and displaying functions; wherein the audio-video splitting/assembling unit is adapted to receive a video stream of images captured by the first device after the device discovering unit has found the first device, and then to use the video stream for the local audio-video assembly, or the audio-video splitting/assembling unit is adapted to send the split video stream to the first device for video display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignees: Legend Holdings Ltd, Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Rihui Tian
  • Patent number: 8298721
    Abstract: A reversible solid oxide fuel cell obtainable by a method comprising the steps of: providing a metallic support layer; forming a cathode precursor layer on the metallic support layer; forming an electrolyte layer on the cathode precursor layer; sintering the obtained multilayer structure; in any order conducting the steps of: forming a cathode layer by impregnating the cathode precursor layer, and forming an anode layer on the electrolyte layer; characterised in that the method further comprises prior to forming said cathode layer, impregnating a precursor solution or suspension of a barrier material into the metallic support layer and the cathode precursor layer and subsequently conducting a heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Technical University of Denmark
    Inventor: Peter Halvor Larsen
  • Patent number: 8298964
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method of forming it are disclosed in which at least two adjacent conductors have an air-gap insulator between them which is covered by nanoparticles of insulating material being a size which prevent the nanoparticles from substantially entering into the air-gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nishant Sinha, Gurtej Sandhu, Neil Greeley, John Smythe
  • Patent number: 8298846
    Abstract: A pinned photodiode with improved short wavelength light response. In exemplary embodiments of the invention, a gate oxide is formed over a doped, buried region in a semiconductor substrate. A gate conductor is formed on top of the gate oxide. The gate conductor is transparent, and in one embodiment is a layer of indium-tin oxide. The transparent conductor can be biased to reduce the need for a surface dopant in creating a pinned photodiode region. The biasing of the transparent conductor produces a hole-rich accumulation region near the surface of the substrate. The gate conductor material permits a greater amount of charges from short wavelength light to be captured in the photo-sensing region in the substrate, and thereby increases the quantum efficiency of the photosensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandra Mouli, Howard E. Rhodes
  • Patent number: D670852
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Chen-Chieh Lin