Patents Represented by Attorney Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • Patent number: 8351051
    Abstract: A system and a method of measuring irregularity of a glass substrate using only a reflection light reflected by an upper surface of reflection lights reflected by the upper surface and a lower surface of the glass substrate are disclosed. The system includes a light source section configured to output a first light to the glass substrate and a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Semisysco Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon-Jong Lee, Bong-Joo Woo, Byoung-Chan Park, Seong-Jin Choi, Jae-Hoon Chung
  • Patent number: 8349757
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrode comprising an electrically conductive material having a surface capable of producing surface enhanced Raman scattering of incident light from a complex adsorbed at the surface of the electrode, the complex including the electrically conductive material combined with a second material that is substantially reducible and not substantially oxidizable. The surface of the electrode can be microroughened. The invention also includes a method for making various embodiments of the electrode, and a method of generating electricity using the electrode. In accordance with a further aspect of the invention, a fuel cell is provided including the electrode of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fordham University
    Inventor: John J. McMahon
  • Patent number: 8348180
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing gas and/or fuel swirlers for fuel injectors and combustor domes and cone-shaped swirlers so manufactured are disclosed. The disclosed conical swirlers feature cut-through slots on a cone-shaped body. The contour and spacing of the slots are configured and arranged to accommodate a wide range of requirements for fluid flow areas and swirl strengths. Preferably, the cone-shaped swirlers can be manufactured by wire EDM processing. More preferably, multiple cone-shaped swirlers can be manufactured simultaneously by nesting swirler blanks in a stack and wire EDM processing the stack as a unit. The cone-shaped pinwheel swirler fits well into various fuel injector heads, enabling the injectors to reduce the frontal surface area and flat area for minimal potential of carbon formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Delavan Inc
    Inventors: Chien-Pei Mao, John Short
  • Patent number: 8349097
    Abstract: A dezincification-resistant copper alloy and a method for producing a product containing the same are proposed by the present invention. The dezincification-resistant alloy of the present invention contains 59.5 to 64 wt % of copper (Cu); 0.1 to 0.5 wt % of bismuth (Bi); 0.08 to 0.16 wt % of arsenic (As); 5 to 15 ppm of boron (B); 0.3 to 1.5 wt % of tin (Sn); 0.1 to 0.7 wt % of zirconium (Zr); less than 0.05 wt % of lead (Pb); and zinc (Zn) in balance. The dezincification-resistant copper alloy of the present invention has excellent casting properties, good toughness and machinability, and can be corrosion-resistant. Thus, the alloy can reduce dezincification on the surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Modern Islands Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen Lin Lo, Xiao Rong Fang
  • Patent number: 8348426
    Abstract: An optical image measurement device is configured to form a tomographic image at each of a plurality of cross sections of a measurement object, and the optical image measurement device comprises: an image processor configured to execute an arithmetic operation based on a tomographic image at one cross section of the plurality of cross sections and another tomographic image at each of one or more cross sections other than the one cross section, thereby forming a new tomographic image at the one cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon
    Inventors: Hisashi Tsukada, Hiroyuki Aoki, Yasufumi Fukuma, Tsutomu Kikawa
  • Patent number: 8347939
    Abstract: A corrosion resistant intruder screen has a frame including elongate frame members (3) with a mesh (4) clamped to frame members (3). The frame members (3) each have a first holding channel (50) formed therein and a clamping portion (6) spaced from the first holding channel (50). Clamping members (7) co-act with fastening means (8) to clamp the mesh (4) between the clamping members (7) and the clamping portions (6) with leveraged clamping action. The screen includes covers (54) which are configured to be clipped to the frame members (3) and which each have a second holding channel (60) formed therein. The screen further includes a sealing assembly comprising first sealing members (51) and second sealing members (61).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: IPH Internationanl Pty. Ltd
    Inventors: Steven Brabeck, Peter Bouma
  • Patent number: 8349905
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a proton-conducting polymer and uses thereof and, more particularly, a hydrocarbon-based proton-conducting polymer derived from a monomer having a multi-naphthyl group and comprising a plurality of acid groups on the side chain of the repeating unit, an electrolyte membrane comprising the polymer, a membrane-electrode assembly comprising the electrolyte membrane, and a fuel cell comprising the membrane-electrode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Inchul Hwang, Nak Hyun Kwon, Young Taek Kim, Dong Il Kim, Ju Ho Lee, Jang-Bae Son
  • Patent number: 8352598
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of providing a completely automated public turing test to tell a computer and a human apart (CAPTCHA) based on image. The method comprises the steps of: storing a plurality of randomly-selected images by session when a request for a web page is received from a user client; providing the web page and a session ID to the user client; generating a test image by mixing the plurality of images when a request for a test image corresponding to the session ID is received from the user client; transmitting the generated test image to the user client; receiving at least one of first identification information inputted by the user about the test image from the user client; and comparing the first identification information with second identification information included in Meta information of the test image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Inha-Industry Partnership Institute
    Inventors: DeaHun Nyang, Jeonil Kang
  • Patent number: 8348133
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a vehicle floor production system, in which a carrier is moved through a loop formed by a return line provided at the top of the system and a welding line provided at the bottom, and the carrier is horizontally moved by the frictional force of a horizontal movement driving means. Preferred systems can reduce the manufacturing cost and required installation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: In Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 8349809
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for reducing expression of a target gene in a cell, involving contacting a cell with an isolated double stranded nucleic acid (dsNA) in an amount effective to reduce expression of a target gene in a cell. The dsNAs of the invention possess a single stranded extension (in most embodiments, the single stranded extension comprises at least one modified nucleotide and/or phosphate back bone modification). Such single stranded extended Dicer-substrate siRNAs (DsiRNAs) were demonstrated to be effective RNA inhibitory agents compared to corresponding double stranded DsiRNAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Bob Dale Brown
  • Patent number: 8348033
    Abstract: The impact absorbers having different lengths are formed by providing notches in one of opposed surfaces on front end side in a collision direction of a square pipe having a square in cross section. The three impact absorbers are disposed in a width direction while two impact absorbers are disposed in a height direction such that directions of the notches differ from each other, and the impact absorbers are disposed in integrally welded to form the impact-absorbing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Sharyo, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kentaro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8350082
    Abstract: This process for producing fluorine-containing compounds includes liquid-phase fluorination by introducing a raw material compound and fluorine gas into a solvent to replace hydrogen atoms in the raw material compound with fluorine atoms. More specifically, the process for producing fluorine-containing compounds includes (1) promoting fluorination by dissolving the raw material compound in anhydrous hydrofluoric acid and introducing into a liquid-phase fluorination solvent, or (2) promoting fluorination by dissolving the raw material compound in a perfluoro compound having a plurality of polar groups in a molecule thereof and introducing into a liquid-phase fluorination solvent. According to these processes, a fluorination reaction can be carried out at high yield and without containing hardly any isomers while using a hydrocarbon compound as is for the raw material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Mitsubishi Materials Electronic Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Kurumaya, Tsunetoshi Honda, Kota Omori
  • Patent number: 8352454
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for performing data searches in response to a user request. The system has an application server that is configured to receive user requests, to send search requests based on the user requests, and to communicate with a plurality of search provider systems. The search provider systems each have searchable data and are configured to receive the search requests from the application server and generate search results in response to the search request. A rules manager resides on the application server and is configured to identify a set of search provider systems to send the search request to based on the user request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Travelport Development LLC
    Inventors: David Alan Falk, Kevin Richard Bess, Gregory Douglas Fast
  • Patent number: 8351812
    Abstract: A printing control system includes: operation means configured to enter a first printing condition including information on the number of page images to be printed on one printing sheet and the total number of page images to be printed; display means; and control means. The control means compare ratios of reduction in the usage of printing sheets provided by the one or more second printing conditions to a preset threshold value, and sets the first printing condition as the final printing condition when the ratios of reduction in the usage of printing sheets provided by the one or more second printing conditions are less than the threshold value while causing the display means to display the one or more second printing conditions when the ratios of reduction in the usage of printing sheets provided by the one or more second printing conditions are not less than the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masanori Matsumoto, Tsutomu Yoshimoto, Tomoko Toizumi
  • Patent number: 8343447
    Abstract: A hydrometallurgical process for a nickel oxide ore comprising obtaining an aqueous solution of crude nickel sulfate by high pressure acid leaching of a nickel oxide ore; obtaining a zinc free final solution by sulfurization of the solution; obtaining a waste solution; and scrubbing hydrogen sulfide gas from an exhaust gas. The process is characterized by at least one of the following operations: Adjusting the total volume (m3) of a sulfurization reactor to a ratio of 0.2-0.9 (m3/kg/h) relative to the input mass (kg/h) of the nickel to be introduced to the reactor; and/or subjecting the waste solution and the exhaust gas to countercurrent contact, then introducing the exhaust gas back to the scrubber and charging the waste solution from the scrubber into the sulfurization reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Shibayama, Yoshitomo Ozaki, Osamu Nakai
  • Patent number: 8345276
    Abstract: A printing system and a printing method are provided that automatically determine a preferentially executed print job to perform printing when a requested number of prints exceeds an upper limit value of permitted number of prints. The printing system and method include a user terminal, a print apparatus, a manager terminal, and a management server connected to a network, and an upper limit value of permitted number of prints is set thereon for each user. The printing management server includes a print number calculating portion that calculates the printable number of sheets from the remainder of the permitted number of prints of a user and the number of prints necessary for a plurality of print job requests from the user, and a print job determining portion that automatically determines a prioritized print job if the printable number of sheets is insufficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiharu Kurozasa
  • Patent number: 8342436
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pulverizing screw, a pulverizing casing and a pulverizer having the same. The pulverizing screw includes a rotating shaft and a drive blade which extends from the rotating shaft in a spiral shape. The drive blade rotates in the pulverizing casing in such a manner as to maintain a predetermined distance between the drive blade and the inner surface of the pulverizing casing to prevent the drive blade from being impeded by the inner surface of the pulverizing casing. The drive blade extends from a first end of the rotating shaft in a spiral shape surrounding the rotating shaft in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction and is connected to a second end of the rotating shaft. The pulverizing casing comprises a spherical body having a space therein. The pulverizing screw is installed in the spherical body so as to be rotatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Woongjin Coway Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Gu Sim, Dong Hun Lee, Sang Jun Jee
  • Patent number: 8345040
    Abstract: A display state of input data and a setting dialog on a display screen is determined to display the setting dialog at an appropriate position based on a determination result. An information processing system includes a scanner apparatus for inputting data and a PC for displaying input data input by the scanner apparatus on a display screen of a large-sized display. The PC includes a display control portion for displaying the input data and the setting dialog for setting document reading conditions relating to the input data on the display screen, and a display state determining portion for determining a display state of the input data and the setting dialog. The display control portion controls a display position of the setting dialog based on a determination result by the display state determining portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Awata
  • Patent number: 8342959
    Abstract: A server for facilitating real-time betting, wherein the server communicates with clients via a distributed computing network. The server includes a memory storing an operating system, an instruction set, event data related to a sporting event, gambler data related to gamblers participating in a competition based upon the sporting event and site data related to electronic pages associated with the real-time para-mutuel betting. A processor runs the instruction set and communicates with the memory and the distributed computing network. The processor is operative to enroll the gamblers by presenting betting rules associated with the sporting event, collect wagering from the gamblers, accept predictions for discrete events within the sporting event from each gambler and determine a first winner of the competition based upon the predictions. Applications include lotteries with entries received from mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Clayton R. Mahaffey, Guy Mahaffey
  • Patent number: D673984
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Riley Power Inc.
    Inventors: William Schmitz, Daniel P. Smith, Craig A. Penterson, Richard N. DuVerger, Qingsheng Lin