Patents Represented by Attorney Duane Morris LLP
  • Patent number: 8338262
    Abstract: A dual wavelength exposure system provides for patterning a resist layer formed on a wafer for forming semiconductor devices, using two exposure operations, one including a first radiation having a first wavelength and the other including a second radiation including a second wavelength. Different or the same lithography tool may be used to generate the first and second radiation. For each die formed on the semiconductor device, a critical portion of the pattern is exposed using a first exposure operation that uses a first radiation with a first wavelength and a non-critical portion of the pattern is exposed using a second exposure operation utilizing the second radiation at a second wavelength. The resist material is chosen to be sensitive to both the first radiation having a first wavelength and the second radiation having the second wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heng-Jen Lee, Jui-Chun Peng, I-Hsiung Huang
  • Patent number: 8340683
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating a location of wireless devices transmitting signals on channels in a communications system having a plurality of nodes and a plurality of Location Measurement Units (“LMU”). A first plurality of signals from a first channel may be received by one or more of the plural LMUs and a second plurality of signals from a second channel may be received by one or more of the plural LMUs. The received first and second plural signals may be converted into first and second digital signals and then divided into first and second sets of frequency bins, the first and second sets of bins corresponding to the respective channel. Each of the divided signals may be correlated with one or more reference signals, and the correlated signals stored in a database for estimating a location of one or more wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Andrew, LLC
    Inventor: Tariqul Islam
  • Patent number: 8340119
    Abstract: A modulator modulates the packet data signal. A correction unit 18 adjusts the amplitude component of the modulated data signal. An amplifier amplifies the adjusted data signal and outputs the data signal. A control unit controls the operation of the amplifier. The control unit turns on the operation of the amplifier at the header timing of a packet. The amplifier generates a transient response in the header part of the packet when the amplifier is turned on. In accordance with the inverse characteristic of the transient response generated in the amplifier, the correction unit adjusts the amplitude component of the modulated data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Narita
  • Patent number: 8339292
    Abstract: Disclosed is a key operation device for detecting an open/close state of key switches using row and column signal lines. The key switches include: 1st to 4th key switches each corresponding to a key for inputting a direction; and ten-key switches correspond one-to-one to keys of a ten-key pad. The 1st and 2nd key switches are both coupled to one of the row signal lines and each to a different one of two of the column signal lines. The 3rd and 4th key switches are both coupled to another one of the row signal lines and each coupled to a different one of the two column signal lines to which the 1st and 2nd key switches are respectively coupled. None of the ten-key switches is coupled to either of the two row signal lines to which the 1st and 2nd or 3rd and 4th key switches are coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kamii, Yoshinori Kikui
  • Patent number: 8340684
    Abstract: A method of estimating a location of a mobile station is disclosed. A received signal strength of a signal transmitted from a base station is measured. Based on the received signal strength, determination is made whether a signal propagation path to the base station is non-line-of-sight. If the signal propagation path is non-line-of-sight, a distance to the base station is estimated based on a propagation model of the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Takanori Miura
  • Patent number: 8340736
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling antennas in a mobile electronic device is disclosed. The mobile electronic device comprises a first case comprising first antenna means and second case comprising second antenna means. The mobile electronic device is operable to communicate using the first antenna means when in a closed state and using the first and second antenna means when in an opened state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 8340356
    Abstract: Method for producing a known fixed spatial relationship between a laser scanner and a digital camera for monitoring traffic, wherein the laser scanner axis and the optical axis of the digital camera are aligned relative to one another only roughly, and the spatial relationship between a scanner coordinate system (1) defined by the position of the laser scanner and orientation of the laser scanner axis and a camera coordinate system (3) defined by the position of the digital camera and orientation of the optical axis of the digital camera is calculated computationally based on the measured values and the image of a vehicle driving through the monitoring area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: JENOPTIK Robot GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Lehning
  • Patent number: 8339884
    Abstract: A sense amplifier circuit includes a precharge circuit configured to precharge a bit line coupled to a sensing node in response to a precharge control signal and a sense output circuit. The sense output circuit includes a sense output inverter coupled to the sensing node. The sense output inverter is disabled during bit line precharging and for a period after bit line precharging is complete, and thereafter the sense output inverter is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Cheng Huang, Shang-Hsuan Liu, Yuan-Long Siao
  • Patent number: 8336731
    Abstract: A container for containing food and/or beverage ingredients is described. The container is of a type which may be supported in a support while the ingredients inside the container are processed, such as by a rotating blade or other mechanism. The container includes anti-rotation elements positionable in anti-rotational contact with a corresponding protruding portion in a container support in a manner which restricts rotational movement of the vessel relative to the container support. The off-set between each of the anti-rotation elements is an angle other than 180°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: F'Real Foods, LLC
    Inventors: James Farrell, Clayton Gardner
  • Patent number: 8337131
    Abstract: The invention relates to the head of a countersunk screw with a lower side which has at least one supporting surface, which forms part of a rotational surface about the screw axis and can nestle against a correspondingly contoured countersunk surface of an add-on part, and has at least one depression which is delimited by a cutting edge at its end which runs downwards, as seen in the screwing-in direction of the countersunk screw. The invention is distinguished in that in front of the supporting surface, as seen in the screwing-in direction, there is an approach surface which butts against said supporting surface, is inclined radially inwards and, at its upwardly running, free end, has the cutting edge which, over its length, maintains a radial distance from the rotational surface to the inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ludwig Hettich & Co.
    Inventor: Ulrich Hettich
  • Patent number: 8338180
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of identifying an agent that inhibits an activity of a lentiviral Vif protein. The present invention provides methods of identifying an agent that increases the level of active APOBEC3G in a cell. The present invention provides agents identified by a subject screening method; and further provides methods for treating lentivirus infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The J. David Gladstone Institutes
    Inventors: Warner C. Greene, Kimberly S. Stopak, Carlos M. C. deNoronha, Wesley M. Yonemoto
  • Patent number: 8340125
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request for bandwidth from a first network node of a coordinated network and broadcasting a first transmission schedule to a plurality of network nodes including the first network node. The first transmission schedule allocates bandwidth for the first network node to transmit data to a second network node. An acknowledgement (ACK) message is received from the second network node identifying that the second network node successfully received the data from the first network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Entropic Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Arndt J. Mueller
  • Patent number: 8338579
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel binding pair compositions of defined and limited stability comprising nucleic acid detection markers useful for the homogeneous, sensitive detection of analytes. Also provided are methods for the sensitive homogeneous detection of analytes, particularly analytes of clinical relevance. Kits for preparing binding pairs of the invention and for performing the methods of the invention are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Iris Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Adams, Edward Jablonski
  • Patent number: 8339958
    Abstract: A wireless communication method of a wireless communication apparatus (100) for performing wireless communication with a plurality of terminals based on the adaptive modulation scheme by using the space division multiple access scheme includes a data rate acquisition step of acquiring a data rate in a downlink to each terminal, a data rate estimation step of estimating a data rate in the downlink to each terminal based on the uplink signal quality of each terminal, a data rate difference calculation step of calculating, with respect to each terminal, a difference between the data rate estimated at the data rate estimation step and the data rate acquired at the data rate acquisition step and a channel assignment control step of controlling channel assignment to each terminal based on the difference in data rate calculated at the data rate difference calculation step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Fangwei Tong
  • Patent number: 8334570
    Abstract: A CMOS FinFET semiconductor device provides an NMOS FinFET device that includes a compressive stress metal gate layer over semiconductor fins and a PMOS FinFET device that includes a tensile stress metal gate layer over semiconductor fins. A process for forming the same includes a selective annealing process that selectively converts a compressive metal gate film formed over the PMOS device to the tensile stress metal gate film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeff J. Xu, Clement H. Wann, Chi Cheh Yeh, Chi-Sheng Chang
  • Patent number: 8336009
    Abstract: A method for verifying functionality of a system-on-chip (SoC) comprises modeling a system block in first and second models at a first level and a second level lower than the first level, respectively. A stimulus transaction is generated at a first testbench at the first level. The stimulus transaction is transmitted from the first testbench to a second testbench at the second level. The stimulus transaction is transformed into a first response transaction, using the first model, at the first level. The stimulus transaction received at the second testbench is transformed into a second response transaction, using the second model, at the second level. The first and second response transactions are stored in first and second response queues, respectively. Functionality of the SoC at the first and second levels is verified based on a comparison at the first testbench between head entries of the first and second response queues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ashok Mehta
  • Patent number: 8334479
    Abstract: The system comprises a buckling arm robot with a robot frame (1) and an articulated arm (2) and a fiber optic cable (5) which is connected to one end of the articulated arm (2) and through which a laser beam (11) with a beam axis (10) is coupled into the articulated arm (2) in the direction of a first axis of the articulated arm (2). The fiber optic cable (5) is indirectly connected to the stationary end of the articulated arm (2) via an alignment unit (6) which comprises a collimating lens system (13) and at least two alignment mirrors (12.1, 12.2), each of which mirrors can swivel about at least one axis of rotation and move along at least one axis of translation, with the axes of rotation and the axes of translation being disposed at right angles to each other so that the beam axis (10) of the laser beam (11) can be made to coincide with the optical axis (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Jenoptik Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Alex Jancso, Thomas Doering, Jean Pierre Bergmann, Andreas Patschger, Michael Nittner
  • Patent number: 8334571
    Abstract: An ESD protection device includes a first well of a first semiconductor type disposed in a substrate of a second semiconductor type forming a first diode. A second well of the second semiconductor type is formed in the substrate to form a second diode with the first well. A first plurality of doped regions of the first semiconductor type are formed in an upper surface of the first well. A second plurality of doped regions of the second semiconductor type are formed in the upper surface of the first well forming a third diode with the first well. A plurality of STI regions are formed in the upper surface of the first well. Each STI region is disposed between a doped region of the first and second semiconductor types. The third diode provides a current bypass when an ESD voltage spike is received at one of the first or second plurality of doped regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Hsien Tsai, Tzu-Jin Yeh, Chewn-Pu Jou, Fu-Lung Hsueh
  • Patent number: D672648
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Thermos K.K.
    Inventors: Norifumi Goto, Nobuyuki Kitamura
  • Patent number: D673713
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Restoration Hardware, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Sage, Ruud Nijssen