Patents Represented by Attorney Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
  • Patent number: 8349840
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heterocyclic compound represented by the general formula (1): The compound of the present invention has a wide treatment spectrum for mental disorders including central nervous system disorders, no side effects and high safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamashita, Nobuaki Ito, Shin Miyamura, Kunio Oshima, Jun Matsubara, Hideaki Kuroda, Haruka Takahashi, Satoshi Shimizu, Tatsuyoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8349859
    Abstract: A compound of the following formula: wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, T, U, V, X, Y, Z, G, and Z are defined herein. It also discloses a method of treating an angiogenesis-related disorder, e.g., cancer or age-related macular degeneration, with such a compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hutchison Medipharma Enterprises Limited
    Inventors: Wei-Guo Su, Hong Jia, Weihan Zhang, Yumin Cui, Xiaoqiang Yan, Yongxin Ren, Jifeng Duan, Yang Sai
  • Patent number: 8350803
    Abstract: A display apparatus (1) comprises a matrix display device (DD) with pixels (10) wherein particles (14) move in a fluid (13) between electrodes (6, 6?, 7). An optical state of the pixels (10) is defined by a value of a drive voltage (VDi) and a duration (Di) of a drive period (TDi) during which the drive voltage (VDi) is present across the pixel (10). A DC-balancing circuit (3) controls the amplitudes of the drive voltages (VDi) and/or durations (Di) of drive periods (TDi) to obtain a substantially zero time-average value (N) across each pixel (10) or across each sub-group of pixels. This control of the amplitude of the drive voltages (VDi) and/or the duration (Di) of the drive periods (TDi) allows minimizing the image retention, without requiring reset pulses causing all pixels (10) to become temporarily white or black.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Mark Thomas Johnson
  • Patent number: 8352552
    Abstract: A user of a handheld communication device selects in a foreground process portions of an electronic document. In a background process a new document is prepared that comprises the selected portions. The user selects the address for forwarding the new document, and the new document gets sent in a background process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Leila Kaghazian
  • Patent number: 8349585
    Abstract: The present invention provides and includes monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) preferentially selective for HER2 antigens, hybridoma lines that secrete these HER2 antibodies or antibody fragments, and the use of such antibodies and antibody fragments to detect HER2 antigens, particularly those expressed by cancer cells. The present invention also includes antibodies that are specific for or show preferential binding to a soluble or secreted form of HER2. The present invention also includes an antibody or antibody fragment that is capable of reducing the activity of HER2 in at least one form, including a soluble form or a secreted form. The present invention further includes chimeric antibodies, processes for producing monoclonal and chimeric antibodies or monoclonal or chimeric antibodies, and their therapeutic uses, particularly in the detection of cancer most preferentially in human breast, stomach, and colon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Alper Biotech, LLC
    Inventor: Özge Alper
  • Patent number: 8347851
    Abstract: When a control valve allows communication through a fuel drain channel, fuel flows into an inner control chamber from an outer control chamber through a communication channel and flows out to a fuel tank. The fuel flow through the communication channel generates a differential pressure between inner control pressure and outer control pressure. Thus, an outer differential pressure immediately after an outer valve opening time can be set small, restraining an increase in the unburnt HC content of exhaust gas at low load, which could otherwise result from a high rising speed of an outer needle valve immediately after the outer valve opening time. An inner differential pressure immediately after an inner valve opening time can be set large, restraining an increase in the smoke content of exhaust gas, which could result from a low rising speed of an inner needle valve immediately after the inner valve opening time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumihiro Okumura, Shigeo Nomura
  • Patent number: 8348804
    Abstract: A power train is provided having a power source for generating a power output. The power train also has a power storage device for storing and distributing power. The power train further has a controller configured to cause the distribution of power from the power storage device for assisting the power source when the rate of fuel entering the power source is above a threshold fuel rate. The threshold fuel rate is a fuel rate at which, assisting the power source increases the efficiency of the power train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: William Henry Lane, Barry Mei, Michael John Barngrover, Baojun Peter Si
  • Patent number: 8351684
    Abstract: A terrain mapping system is disclosed. The system has at least one sensor configured to gather a plurality of current points defining a current surface of a site and a database containing a plurality of previously-gathered points defining a previous surface of the site. The system also has a controller in communication with the at least one sensor. The controller is configured to compare a height of at least one of the plurality of the current points to a height of a corresponding at least one of the plurality of previously-gathered points and to determine if an update to the database is warranted based on the comparison. The controller is further configured to update the database if it is determined that an update is warranted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Clar, Yifeng Lin, Adam J. Gudat, Kenneth L. Stratton
  • Patent number: 8351034
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for detecting the widths of a plurality of laminar layers formed in a channel includes performing at least the steps of: detecting optical information generated from a reference substance contained in a laminar flow; and calculating the width of the laminar flow, based on the optical information detected in the optical information detecting step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masataka Shinoda
  • Patent number: 8348800
    Abstract: A vehicle power transmission device includes: an input shaft; a planetary gear type speed reducer disposed concentrically to the input shaft to reduce and output rotation input to the input shaft; and a differential gear device disposed adjacently to the input shaft in a shaft center direction, the differential gear device being rotationally driven by the speed reducer to transmit a drive force to a pair of axles disposed on the shaft center while allowing a rotational difference between the axles, the speed reducer including a sun gear that is fit with a shaft end portion of the input shaft in a relatively non-rotatable manner, the sun gear being prevented from relatively moving toward the differential gear device by an annular snap ring fit and attached to an annular snap ring groove formed on an outer circumferential surface of the shaft end portion of the input shaft on the differential gear device side of the sun gear, the differential gear device including a differential case having a cylindrical end po
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Tanaka, Rikiya Kubo, Yoshihiko Sasaki, Hiroshi Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8352138
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission is provided having a driven element. The continuously variable transmission also has a first operator input device configured to transmit a first displacement signal corresponding to a displacement of the first operator input device. The continuously variable transmission further has a second operator input device configured to transmit a second displacement signal corresponding to a displacement of the second operator input device. In addition, the continuously variable transmission has a third operator input device configured to transmit a transmission operating mode request. Furthermore, the continuously variable transmission has at least one sensor configured to sense at least one parameter indicative of an operating condition of the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Kristofor Lee Dahl, Richard George Ingram, Michael Anthony Spielman, Jr., Alberto Martinez, Jr., Yaang Zhao, Ellen Jean Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8349103
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of making a laminated nonwoven fabric wherein the nonwoven fabric is a laminated one formed by integrating, through compressive bonding, a stacked nonwoven fabric structure comprising an upper and a lower thermoplastic synthetic filamentary fiber layer that have a fiber diameter from 7 pm or more to 20 pm, and an intermediate layer composed of thermoplastic synthetic fine fibers that have a fiber diameter of 5 pm or less, the laminated nonwoven fabric having an intimately mixed structure in which a portion of the fine fibers is intruded into at least one face side of the filamentary fiber layers with an intrusion index of 0.36 or more to bond, surround or interlace the filamentary fibers, a basis of weight of from 10 g or more to 250 g/m2, and a bulk density of 0.20 g/cm3 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuji Suzuka, Mitsuji Nakakita
  • Patent number: 8347991
    Abstract: The present invention provides track assemblies and a method that allow bringing the contact patch towards the inside (the outside) of the suspension arm, by providing a asymmetric track assembly, either by lowering at least one inside (outside) support wheel relative to the remaining support wheels, or by using a belt that comprises, transversally, at least one first profile on the outer (inner) side thereof lower than a second profile on an inner side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Camoplast Solideal, Inc.
    Inventors: Jérémie Zuchoski, Denis Boisvert
  • Patent number: 8349484
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for stacking a high-power lithium battery, and the object of the present invention is to provide a process for stacking a high-power lithium battery, with lowered the error rate and minimized open circuit voltage drop of the battery. The process for stacking a high-power lithium battery according to the present invention is characterized by a process for preparing a lithium battery comprised of anodes (100), separators (300) and cathodes (200), which comprises the steps of a) providing the anode (100) attached to the separator (300); b) providing the cathode (200) attached to the separator (300); and c) alternately stacking the anodes (100) attached to the separator (300) and the cathodes (200) attached to the separator (300) to form a stack cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yurim Do, Jeonkeun Oh, Jae-Myoung Lee
  • Patent number: 8351940
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting cells in a mobile telecommunications system, the system comprising a network of a plurality of cells of a Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems (UMTS) and a network of a plurality of cells of a second Radio Access Technology (RAT), the method comprising, at a user equipment device: when in UMTS mode, flagging in a neighboring cell list stored on the user equipment device information for a cell of a second RAT which is known to be unsuitable for selection. Information from the neighboring cell list information for the flagged cell may be removed, in particular for a limited period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Gideon Roberts, Robert Harrison, Richard George, Gjalt Gerrit De Jong
  • Patent number: 8350994
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display consistent with the present invention comprises an insulating substrate having a signal line and a scan line. The scan line forms a crossing pattern with the signal line. A switching device is connected to the signal line and the scan line. An interlayer insulating film is formed on top of the signal line, the scan line, and the switching device. A pixel electrode is formed on the interlayer insulating film and connected to the switching device. A trench is formed in a part of the interlayer insulating film where the pixel electrode is not formed. Finally, a black matrix is formed in a predetermined part of the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Woong-Kwon Kim
  • Patent number: 8352255
    Abstract: A high quality speech is reproduced with a small data amount in speech coding and decoding for performing compression coding and decoding of a speech signal to a digital signal. In speech coding method according to a code-excited linear prediction (CELP) speech coding, a noise level of a speech in a concerning coding period is evaluated by using a code or coding result of at least one of spectrum information, power information, and pitch information, and various excitation codebooks are used based on an evaluation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Tadashi Yamaura
  • Patent number: 8352747
    Abstract: Software self-checking mechanisms are described for improving software tamper resistance and/or reliability. Redundant tests are performed to detect modifications to a program while it is running. Modifications are recorded or reported. Embodiments of the software self-checking mechanisms can be implemented such that they are relatively stealthy and robust, and so that they are compatible with copy-specific static watermarking and other tamper-resistance techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: William G. Horne, Lesley R. Matheson, Casey Sheehan, Robert E. Tarjan
  • Patent number: 8349385
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sweet that has a long shelf life and is provided in the form of a soft, creamy, shape-retaining, and foamed mass comprising milk components, edible fats, sugar and/or sugar substitutes, and water. At least one portion of the edible fat is provided in a crystallized form at ambient temperature. The inventive sweet does not contain any lactose crystals that can be perceived by the consumer. The milk protein content amounts to 5.5 to 20% by weight while the fat-free dry milk content ranges between 14 and 55% by weight and the degree of denaturation of the whey protein amounts to ?10%. The inventive sweet is characterized by the fact that the crystallized and non-crystallized edible fat agglomerates have a volume-related particle size D50.3 of 3.5 to 18 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Soremartec SA
    Inventor: Salvatore Venneri
  • Patent number: D673888
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamada, Yoshikazu Shouji, Junichi Toura