Patents Represented by Attorney Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8335241
    Abstract: A bus system for the real-time communication of a superordinate unit with one or more subordinate units is used for exchanging address and data information via a bus. For the rapid exchange of messages, further fields are provided between the fields for the address and data information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Huber, Hendrik Koehler
  • Patent number: 8334577
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate formed of at least two kinds of group III elements and nitrogen, an active layer formed on the semiconductor substrate, and a nitride semiconductor layer formed on a surface of the semiconductor substrate and formed between the semiconductor substrate and the active layer. The nitride semiconductor layer is formed of the same constituent elements of the semiconductor substrate. A composition ratio of the lightest element among the group III elements of the nitride semiconductor layer is higher than a composition ratio of the corresponding element of the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Future Light, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Kano, Masayuki Hata, Yasuhiko Nomura
  • Patent number: 8334087
    Abstract: A radiation-sensitive composition includes (A) an acid-dissociable group-containing polymer, and (B) a radiation-sensitive acid generator. The acid-dissociable group-containing polymer (A) includes a polymer that includes a repeating unit shown by a general formula (1) in which R1 represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, a fluorine atom, or a trifluoromethyl group, R2 represents a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 22 carbon atoms, Y represents a carbon atom, and X represents an atomic group that forms an alicyclic hydrocarbon group together with Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: JSR Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Maruyama, Toshiyuki Kai
  • Patent number: 8335819
    Abstract: An approach is provided for providing client-side caching in network communication. A client-side caching module receives a request, from a device, for a scripting file associated with web content, the scripting file supporting client-side caching at the device. The client-side caching module identifies that the request is received over a connection supporting connection reuse. The client-side caching module determines whether the request is a first-time request. If the request is a first time request, the client-side consistency module collects session configuration information for the web content from the device, specifies session variables in the scripting file based on the session configuration information, and initiates a subsequent request for the scripting file over the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Yan Fu
  • Patent number: 8334338
    Abstract: A composition for forming a resist lower layer film, which contains (A) a resin, (B) a butyl ether group-containing crosslinking agent and (C) a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: JSR Corporation
    Inventors: Nakaatsu Yoshimura, Yousuke Konno
  • Patent number: 8334453
    Abstract: A shaped tab conductor configured to allow more incident light to strike a cell substrate, improving the photovoltaic efficiency of the cell. The shaped tab conductor is configured to reduce the amount of incident light that is blocked by the tab from reaching the surface of the cell substrate. The tab may also be configured to redirect light reflected from the cell surface back to the cell surface. The cross-section of the tab conductor may be polygonal, such as a rhombus, with at least one generally planar surface that forms an acute angle with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Evergreen Solar, Inc.
    Inventor: Brown Williams
  • Patent number: 8335989
    Abstract: An approach is provided for presenting polymorphic notes in a graphical user interface. A polymorphic note manager receives a request to display a plurality of polymorphic notes on a graphical user interface of a device. In response to the request, the polymorphic note manager determines an order of the plurality of polymorphic notes according to either an associated date or, if there is no associated date, a creation date corresponding to each of the plurality of polymorphic notes. The polymorphic note manager then causes, at least in part, actions that result in display of the plurality of polymorphic notes in the graphical user interface according to the determined order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Barraclough, Stephen Andrew Hartford, David Michael Irvine, Energy Cruse, Abbe Don, Luke Patrick Woods, Christopher Mark Dame, Timm Kekeritz, Astrid Jantina Van Der Flier, Kristian Russell Thomas Simsarian, James Nathaniel Gerlach, Erich Ian Domingo, Christopher Nyffeler, Anke Pierik
  • Patent number: 8335990
    Abstract: An approach is provided for grouping points-of-interest on a map. Information is aggregated about a plurality of points-of-interest. The plurality of points-of-interest are categorized into a first level grouping based on a first criterion and the aggregated information. The plurality of points-of-interest are categorized into a second level grouping based on a second criterion that is less restrictive than the first criterion and the aggregated information. The first level grouping is assigned to a first scale level of a map. The second level grouping is assigned to a second scale level of the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Juha Arrasvuori
  • Patent number: 8331211
    Abstract: An optical pickup device has an astigmatism element which imparts astigmatism to reflected light of laser light reflected on a recording layer, and a spectral element into which the reflected light is entered, and which separates the reflected light. The spectral element is divided into six second areas by a straight line in parallel to a first direction, a straight line in parallel to a second direction, and a first area having a predetermined width and formed along a straight line in parallel to a third direction inclined from the first direction by 45 degrees. The spectral element is configured to guide the reflected light passing through the six second areas to corresponding sensors on a photodetector while making propagating directions of the reflected light different from each other, and to avoid guiding the reflected light entered into the first area to the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Nagatomi, Shinsei Kasahara, Shigeharu Shirane, Masayuki Yoshie
  • Patent number: 8332624
    Abstract: An approach is provided for reducing decision diagram related communication traffic and cost by encoding decision diagrams. A hash identifier application constructs a reduced ordered binary decision diagram from a resource description framework graph, computes a hash identifier corresponding to the decision diagram, and stores the hash identifier with the decision diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Sampo Juhani Sovio, Vesa-Veikko Luukkala
  • Patent number: 8328932
    Abstract: A ribbon crystal pulling furnace has an interior for enclosing at least a portion of one or more ribbon crystals, and an afterheater positioned within the interior. The afterheater has at least one wall with one or more openings that facilitate control of the temperature profile within the furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Evergreen Solar, Inc
    Inventors: Weidong Huang, David Harvey, Scott Reitsma
  • Patent number: 8330037
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module includes a photovoltaic module body and frames mounted to a periphery thereof. The frame includes a main body having a hollow structure and a fit-engagement portion located above the main body and fittingly receiving the periphery of the photovoltaic module body. The main body of the frame is formed with a mounting portion into which a press-insertion member is press-inserted and which has a great outside wall thickness and a small inside wall thickness in section. The frames are fixed to each other by press-inserting the press-insertion member into the mounting portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Isao Furukawa
  • Patent number: 8329410
    Abstract: The present invention provides biomarkers for detecting kidney disease, selected from the oligonucleotide sequence, complementary sequence or derivatives, amino acid sequence or derivatives, fragment, variants, antibody of annexin A2 or S100A6 or combinations thereof. Moreover, the present invention also provides an assay kit and a method for kidney disease detecting, practically for the kidney disease resulting from acute tubular necrosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: National Defense Medical Center
    Inventors: Ann Chen, Shuk-Man Ka, Chao-Wen Cheng, Jenn-Han Chen, Chen-Wen Yao
  • Patent number: 8330235
    Abstract: Transistor devices are formed with nickel silicide layers formulated to prevent degradation upon removal of overlying stress liners. Embodiments include transistors with nickel silicide layers having a platinum composition gradient increasing in platinum content toward the upper surfaces thereof, i.e., increasing in platinum in a direction away from the gate electrode and source/drain regions. Embodiments include forming a first layer of nickel having a first amount of platinum and forming, on the first layer of nickel, a second layer of nickel having a second amount of platinum, the second weight percent of platinum being greater than the first weight percent. The layers of nickel are then annealed to form a nickel silicide layer having the platinum composition gradient increasing in platinum toward the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Globalfoundries Inc.
    Inventors: Karthik Ramani, Paul R. Besser
  • Patent number: 8330169
    Abstract: The present invention is a multi-gas sensor and a method for fabricating the multi-gas sensor. The multi-gas sensor comprises a substrate, an epitaxial layer, a metal oxide layer, a first metal layer, a second metal layer and multiple third metal layers. The method for fabricating the multi-gas sensor comprises steps of forming an epitaxial layer on a substrate; etching the epitaxial layer to form a first epitaxial structure and a second epitaxial structure a fixed distance from the first epitaxial structure; forming a metal oxide layer on the first epitaxial structure; forming a first metal layer that has at least two metal layers on the second epitaxial structure; forming a second metal layer a fixed distance from the first metal layer on the second epitaxial structure; forming third metal layers respectively on the metal oxide layer, the first metal layer and the second metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Wen-Chau Liu, Huey-Ing Chen, Tsung-Han Tsai, Tai-You Chen, Chung-Fu Chang, Chi-Hsiang Hsu
  • Patent number: 8331135
    Abstract: A chain of field coupled nanomagnets includes at least one elements having substantially different anisotropy energy from that of the other nanomagnets. A signal can propagate from a first input nanomagnet having a relatively high anisotropy energy through the chain to an output nanomagnet. The output nanomagnet may have a relatively lower anisotropy energy than the other nanomagnets. Signal flow direction thus can be controlled. The higher anisotropy energy nanomagnet may be attained by use of a ferromagnet material having a higher anisotropy constant and/or configured with a larger volume than the other elements. The lower anisotropy energy magnet may be attained by use of a ferromagnet material having a lower anisotropy constant and/or configured with a smaller volume than the other elements. Logic signal flow control can also be attained making use of three dimensional geometries of nanomagnets with two different orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Globalfoundries Inc.
    Inventors: An Chen, Zoran Krivokapic
  • Patent number: 8327997
    Abstract: A transferred object rotating device includes a mounting plate having an opening corresponding to a shape of a transferred object and being capable of moving from a mounting position to a rotating position, a boost unit capable of moving up to pass through the opening of the mounting plate in the rotating position, and a rotation plate capable of rotating about a power transmission shaft. The mounting plate moves to the rotating position after the transferred object is mounted on the mounting plate to close the opening. The transferred object is lifted by upward movement of the boost unit. The transferred object rotates while being sandwiched between the boost unit and the rotation plate. The transferred object mounted on the mounting plate in the mounting position can be transferred to the rotating position by the mounting plate, and rotate in the rotating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Otsuka Electronics Co., Ltd., Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tamotsu Hamao, Akira Tanaka, Eiji Kawata, Shuichi Akashi, Hiroyuki Kuroki
  • Patent number: 8331971
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ad-hoc group call made from a subscriber device of a communications system. A list of subscribers is stored in a phonebook application in a subscriber device. A user can activate a group call and select two or more subscribers from the phonebook. In response to such selection, the subscriber device provides appropriate signalling with a group communication service in a network infrastructure for establishing an ad-hoc group call consisting of the selected subscribers and the user of the subscriber device. The ad-hoc group is deleted when the call ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Calin Turcanu
  • Patent number: 8329515
    Abstract: An eFUSE is formed with a gate stack including a layer of embedded silicon germanium (eSiGe) on the polysilicon. An embodiment includes forming a shallow trench isolation (STI) region in a substrate, forming a first gate stack on the substrate for a PMOS device, forming a second gate stack on an STI region for an eFUSE, forming first embedded silicon germanium (eSiGe) on the substrate on first and second sides of the first gate stack, and forming second eSiGe on the second gate stack. The addition of eSiGe to the eFUSE gate stack increases the distance between the eFUSE debris zone and an underlying metal gate, thereby preventing potential shorting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Globalfoundries Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Yang, Man Fai Ng
  • Patent number: 8329283
    Abstract: A carbon-based composite material includes a graphite substrate and a carbon-based sheet. The carbon-based sheet is adhered to a surface of the graphite substrate with a heat-resistant adhesive. The carbon-based sheet has at least one of slits and grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Takagi, Masahiro Yasuda