Patents Represented by Attorney Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge
  • Patent number: 8042573
    Abstract: A fluid control device that can be miniaturized without reducing a bolt diameter and a path diameter is provided. A fluid controller 31 having an inlet port 31a and an outlet port 31b aligned in a line direction and a line-to-line connection port 31c positioned in the middle of the above ports in the line direction is supported by a pair of joint members 7, a stepped part 7a is formed at each upper surface of opposed parts of the joint members 7, and line-to-line connection path forming members 9 and 10 having line-to-line paths 13 and 18 each communicating with the line-to-line connection port 31c of the fluid controller 31, respectively and constituting line-to-line connecting means 8 are supported by the stepped parts 7a of the joint members 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Fujikin Incorporated
    Inventors: Ichiro Tokuda, Michio Yamaji, Tsutomu Shinohara, Kenji Tsubota
  • Patent number: 8043660
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing polycrystalline silicon with high quality by effectively preventing undesired shape such as giving an rough surface to silicon rods or an irregularity in diameter of the silicon rods. The method for manufacturing polycrystalline silicon includes: an initial stabilizing step of deposition wherein a velocity of ejecting the raw material gas from the gas ejection ports is gradually increased; the shaping step wherein first the ejection velocity is increased at a rate higher than that in the stabilizing step and then the ejection velocity is gradually increased at a rate lower than the previous increasing rate; and a growing step wherein, after the shaping step, the ejection velocity is made slower than that at the end of the shaping step until the end of the deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihide Endoh, Masayuki Tebakari, Toshiyuki Ishii, Masaaki Sakaguchi, Naoki Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 8043695
    Abstract: In some preferred embodiments, a heat shrinkable foamed sheet has a foamed layer (2) constituting a core layer, and a non-foamed layer (3) constituting a surface skin layer integrally formed on the formed layer. The non-foamed layer (3) is less than about 1.55 ?m in maximum surface smoothness measured in accordance with ISO8791-4. Alternatively, by regulating various dimensions of foam cells formed in the foamed layer (2) so as to fall within predetermined ranges, a heat shrinkable foamed sheet excellent in surface smoothness and printing nature can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: American Fuji Seal, Inc.
    Inventors: Otis Jerome Ballard, Kevin Michael Bickett, Bruce Larry Atcher, Minoru Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8043824
    Abstract: A method for determining the redox status of a protein sample, the method comprising the steps of: a) contacting the sample with a first label adapted to bind to at least one reduced cysteine group therein; b) contacting the sample with a reducing agent to reduce at least one oxidized cysteine group therein; c) contacting the sample with a second label adapted to bind to any reduced cysteine groups produced in step (b); and d) determining the ratio of the signal from the first label to the signal from the second label wherein the ratio indicates the redox status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Proteomics International Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard J. Lipscombe, Peter G. Arthur, James K. Lui
  • Patent number: 8043994
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermal transfer receiving sheet obtained by sequentially forming a hollow particle-containing intermediate layer and an image receiving layer on one surface of a sheet-like support mainly comprising cellulose pulp, wherein the moisture content of the entire thermal transfer receiving sheet is from 2 to 8 mass % and the moisture permeability of the entire receiving sheet is 400 g/m2┬Ěday or less; and a production method thereof. The present invention further provides a thermal transfer receiving sheet obtained by sequentially forming a hollow particle-containing intermediate layer and an image receiving layer on one surface of a sheet-like support mainly comprising cellulose pulp and providing a backside layer on another surface of the support, wherein the backside layer mainly comprises an acryl-based resin having a glass transition point (Tg) of 45┬░ C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Oji Paper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Onishi, Toru Nakai, Kazuyuki Tachibana, Kyoko Uchida, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Yoshihiro Shimizu, Hideaki Shinohara, Masato Kawamura, Chikara Tsukada
  • Patent number: 8045235
    Abstract: Provided are a specific image information adding method with enhanced detection accuracy enabling multiple pieces of information to be added, and an image forming apparatus using the method. In the method of adding specific image information about a recorded image onto the recorded image, the specific image information consists of reference information and identification information, the reference information is formed so as to be able to set a reference position for reading of the specific image information, and the identification information is formed from dot images indicative of bit information at predetermined positions on an arc or a circumference around the reference position. The identification information can represent a single information item by a plurality of dot images, which are placed on a plurality of different arcs or circumferences and arranged at predetermined spacings in the circumferential direction and in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakai, Koichi Sumida, Takao Yamanouchi
  • Patent number: 8046685
    Abstract: An information display device having a large display screen which enables a user to operate an object displayed at a position distant from a user operation position is provided. The information display device has the display screen with a touch sensor, and enables a remote control of the display screen through a touch operation on the small screen area which is set to display a demagnified version of an image displayed on the display screen, by shifting a touch operation position in the small screen area to a position on the display screen. Hence an operation on the display screen and that on the small screen can be executed as the operations corresponding with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuya Kishi
  • Patent number: 8046564
    Abstract: Techniques, systems and apparatus are described for providing a processing element (PE) structure forming a floating point unit (FPU)-processing element. Each processing element includes each of two multiplexers (MUXes) to receive data from one or more sources including another PE, and select one value from the received data. The processing element includes an arithmetic logic unit (ALU) in communication with the two multiplexers to receive the selected value from each multiplexer as two input values, and process the received two input values to generate results of the ALU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Core Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Hoon Mo Yang, Man Hwee Jo, Il Hyun Park, Ki Young Choi
  • Patent number: 8042310
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a fastening member excellent in strength of fastening a decorative external panel and capable of constructing an external wall surface excellent in design appearance, and an external wall structure. The fastening member 1 is used for fastening the decorative external panel 6 to a plurality of the underlying panels 5 disposed in front of the construction frame 3 of a building. This fastening member 1 has a base plate portion 11, a supporting portion 13, an upper panel engaging portion 131, and a lower panel engaging portion 132. The base plate portion 10 has, at its portion above the supporting portion 13, a first screw hole 110 and a second screw hole 120 differing in the distance from the supporting portion 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Nichiha Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Satoshi Hikai
  • Patent number: 8045263
    Abstract: A device for wide-field and high resolution imaging of an object surface includes first and second imaging modalities, a lens associated with the second imaging modality. The first imaging modality is high resolution with a first observation line. The second imaging modality is arranged in an image plane at a first angle with respect to an object plane and has a second observation line and a wider imaging field than the first imaging modality. The lens associated with the second imaging modality is arranged in a lens plane at a second angle with respect to the object plane, where the second angle being equal to about one-half of the first angle. The first and second imaging modalities are mutually arranged such that the first and second optical axes intersect at a point on the object plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Anna M. Yaroslavsky, Robert H. Webb, Richard R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8045200
    Abstract: An image processor has a plurality of NICs (communication units), and a function of executing a plurality of jobs involving communication processes with terminals through the NICs. The job processing efficiency of the image processor is improved to the utmost extent. The types of priority jobs are preset for each of the NICs in priority job setting data, and the image processor carries out control so that a type of a job set to be given priority in the priority job setting data is processed in priority when a plurality of jobs involving communication processes through the NICs arise at overlapping timing. A job transmitter terminal transmits a job to the address of the NIC corresponding to the type of the job on the basis of the data that presets the corresponding relation between the types of jobs and communication addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamasaki, Atsushi Kurimoto
  • Patent number: 8046125
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for determining an optimal operation point with respect to SOC in a hybrid electric vehicle, in which, as a conversion factor (fuel equivalent factor) that can quantitatively compare the amount of fuel consumed by an engine with electrical energy consumed by a motor, a factor for obtaining a desired final SOC with respect to an initial SOC is determined, and an optimal operation state based on a current SOC of the hybrid electric vehicle is determined using the factor, thus improving fuel efficiency of the hybrid electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Yong Gi Kim
  • Patent number: 8044751
    Abstract: A switchable bandpass filter includes a first stepped-impedance resonator, a second stepped-impedance resonator wirelessly coupled to the first stepped-impedance resonator, and a first diode connected to one end of the second stepped-impedance resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Zuo-Min Tsai, Shih-Fong Chao, Huei Wang
  • Patent number: 8043682
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet with a release liner has a bubbles containing pressure-sensitive adhesive layer and a release liner in contact with at least one surface of the bubbles containing pressure-sensitive adhesive layer. The release liner comprises at least three layers including an intermediate layer and surface layers, and the surface layers are positioned on both surfaces of the intermediate layer. The intermediate layer comprises at least one polyolefin resin. Each of the surface layers comprises a low-density polyethylene and an olefinic elastomer and independently has a thickness of 15 ?m or less. The ratio of the thickness of the intermediate layer to the total thickness of the surface layers (the intermediate layer/the surface layers) is in the range of 4 to 19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Akiko Nonaka, Shinji Inokuchi, Hiroshi Wada
  • Patent number: 8039003
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions featuring an attenuated dengue virus mutant or an attenuated chimeric dengue virus mutant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Brian R. Murphy, Kathryn A. Hanley, Joseph E. Blaney
  • Patent number: 8039641
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a compound of formula (Ia), (Ib), (Ic) or (Id), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate, solvate, complex or prodrug thereof, said process comprising the steps of: (A) (i) treating a compound of formula (IVa), where R48 is alkyl or tosyl, with an oxidizing agent to form a compound of formula (Va); and (ii) converting said compound of formula (Va) to a compound of formula (Ia) or (Ic); or (B) (i) treating a compound of formula (IVb), where R48 is alkyl or tosyl, with an oxidizing agent to form a compound of formula (Vb); and (ii) converting said compound of formula (Vb) to a compound of formula (Ib) or (Id).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Amura Therapeutics Limited
    Inventors: Martin Quibell, James Nally, Lee Patient, Yikang Wang, Claudio Dagostin, John Paul Watts
  • Patent number: 8039586
    Abstract: A cerebral organic anion transporter OAT3 which is useful as a protein regulating the uptake/excretion of organic anionic substances in the brain; a nucleic acid having a base sequence encoding the same; and an antibody against the same. The amino acid sequence and the base sequence of the above OAT3 are shown in Sequence Listing in the description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: J-Pharma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Endou, Takashi Sekine, Hiroyuki Kusuhara
  • Patent number: 8038995
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a human N-type calcium channel isoform, h?1B+SFVG, which is involved in central nervous system signaling, and nucleic acids relating thereto. The present invention also includes fragments and biologically functional variants of the human h?1B+SFVG channel. Also included are human N-type calcium channel h?1B+SFVG subunit inhibitors which inhibit human N-type calcium channel h?1B+SFVG subunit activity by inhibiting the expression or function of human N-type calcium channel h?1B+SFVG subunit. The invention further relates to methods of using such nucleic acids, polypeptides, and inhibitors in the treatment and/or diagnosis of disease, such as in methods for treating stroke, pain, e.g., neuropathic pain, and traumatic brain injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Scion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Diane Lipscombe, Stephanie Schorge
  • Patent number: 8041112
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus according to the present invention includes: a segmentation process section for performing a segmentation process with respect to image data corresponding to an image to be processed; first and second input tone correction sections each of which performs a density correction process with respect to the image data by referring to a conversion curve which indicates a relation between density before correction and density after correction; and a processing mode control section for switching between (i) a first processing mode in which the segmentation process is performed with respect to the image data having been subjected to the density correction process and (ii) a second processing mode in which the segmentation process is performed with respect to image data having not been subjected to the density correction process. Therefore, the image processing apparatus can perform the segmentation process with high accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Makoto Ohtsu
  • Patent number: D647005
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Sung Wook Kim