Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Foley & Lardner
  • Patent number: 8350367
    Abstract: Described herein are semiconductor device packages with EMI shielding and related methods. In one embodiment, a semiconductor device package includes: (1) a substrate unit including a grounding element disposed adjacent to a periphery of the substrate unit; (2) a semiconductor device disposed adjacent to an upper surface of the substrate unit; (3) a package body disposed adjacent to the upper surface and covering the semiconductor device; and (4) an EMI shield disposed adjacent to exterior surfaces of the package body and electrically connected to a connection surface of the grounding element. A lateral surface of the package body is substantially aligned with a lateral surface of the substrate unit, and the connection surface of the grounding element is electrically exposed adjacent to the lateral surface of the substrate unit. The grounding element corresponds to a remnant of a grounding via, and provides an electrical pathway to ground electromagnetic emissions incident upon the EMI shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Tsung Chiu, Chih-Pin Hung, Jui-Cheng Huang
  • Patent number: 8350392
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip, and an encapsulation resin which covers and encapsulates the semiconductor chip, the semiconductor chip having a recess formed in the surficial portion thereof; the recess having, on the deeper side than a predetermined portion thereof, a portion having a larger width than the predetermined portion has; and the encapsulation resin being anchored in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotomo Yanagisawa, Kinya Otani
  • Patent number: 8349873
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compounds of formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters, and prodrugs thereof which are inhibitors of Factor Xa. The present invention is also directed to intermediates used in making such compounds, pharmaceutical compositions containing such a compound, methods to prevent or treat a number of conditions characterized by undesired thrombosis and methods of inhibiting the coagulation of a blood sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Yonghong Song, Zhaozhong J. Jia, Anjali Pandey, Robert M. Scarborough, Carroll Scarborough, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8352142
    Abstract: A brake control apparatus includes: a master cylinder; a wheel cylinder; a hydraulic pressure source; a control valve arranged to increase or reduce the pressure of the wheel cylinder; an outside gate valve arranged to connect or disconnect between the master cylinder and the wheel cylinder; a brake operation sensing section configured to sense a driver's brake operation; and a control unit configured to control the hydraulic pressure source, the control valve, and the outside gate valve, to perform an automatic-brake pressure-increasing control to control the outside gate valve in a valve closing direction, to drive the hydraulic pressure source, and thereby to increase the pressure of the wheel cylinder in accordance with a vehicle condition, and to increase a driving quantity of the hydraulic pressure source when the brake operation is sensed during the automatic-brake pressure-increasing control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichiro Nishida
  • Patent number: 8352728
    Abstract: A method for using a network appliance to efficiently buffer and encrypt data for transmission includes: receiving, by an appliance via a connection, two or more SSL records comprising encrypted messages; decrypting the two or more messages; buffering, by the appliance, the two ore more decrypted messages; determining, by the appliance, that a transmittal condition has been satisfied; encrypting, by the appliance in response to the determination, the first decrypted message and a portion of the second decrypted message to produce a third SSL record; and transmitting, by the appliance via a second connection, the third record. Corresponding systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Josephine Suganthi, Tushar Kanekar, Sivaprasad Udupa
  • Patent number: 8349892
    Abstract: Moderate moisture levels, such as greater than 3% but no greater than 7%, may be beneficial for solid formulations of certain prostacyclin analogs. Accordingly, a solid formulation containing a prostacyclin analog may be packaged inside a pharmaceutical packaging with such amount of a desiccant or a drying agent that after the storage the solid formulation may have a moderate level of moisture in it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: United Therapeutics Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Phares
  • Patent number: 8349619
    Abstract: The invention relates to various methods of detecting and analyzing protein interactions in a cell, which methods involve the appearance of a specific protein interaction being converted to a permanent detection signal by means of providing, in a manner dependent on said protein interaction, a recombinase activity or protease activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sygnis Bioscience GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Moritz Rossner, Rico Laage, Klaus-Armin Nave, Sylvia Gruenewald
  • Patent number: 8348272
    Abstract: A paper sheet counting apparatus includes a hopper; a transport mechanism that feeds the paper sheets to a transport path one by one, and transports the paper sheets along the transport path; a sensing unit including a counting sensor for counting the paper sheets; and a stacker. The transport mechanism includes a drive roller constituting an inside of a turn portion for changing a direction of the transport path; pinch rollers that biases the paper sheet against the drive roller; and a turn guide plate arranged between the pinch rollers to guide the paper sheet along an outer periphery of the drive roller. The turn guide plate is formed such that a front edge of the paper sheet transported to the turn portion is guided to a contact portion between a pinch roller arranged on a downstream side and the drive roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Sato, Toshihiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8349712
    Abstract: The invention inter alia relates to a method of fabricating a layer assembly comprising the steps of: arranging a first layer on top of a carrier; arranging a second layer on top of the first layer; locally modifying the material of the buried first layer and providing at least one modified section in the first layer, wherein the modified material changes or induces mechanical strain in a portion of the second layer which is arranged above the at least one modified section; after locally modifying the material of the buried first layer, depositing a third material on top of the second layer, at least one characteristic of the third material being sensitive to the local mechanical strain in the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Technische Universitat Berlin
    Inventors: André Strittmatter, Andrei Schliwa, Tim David Germann, Udo W. Pohl, Vladimir Gaysler, Jan-Hindrik Schulze
  • Patent number: 8352624
    Abstract: A system for and method of rapidly streaming data to one or more client devices, such as personal computers (PC's) from a server employing virtual disk emulation and broadcasting or multicasting of data residing on a network server. In some embodiments, the streamed data includes files necessary to boot and configure the one or more client devices, the data including hibernation, O/S and application files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Myron Zimmerman, Robert Lusinsky, Gint Burokas, Mike Garelick, Marc Sandusky, Kenny Bunch
  • Patent number: 8350118
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a mouse model for allergic diseases such as atopic dermatitis, and a dermatitis mouse model with impaired skin-barrier function. The present inventors found out that a mouse that has been caused to completely lose the function of expressing profilaggrin protein and filaggrin protein by entirely or partially disrupting the endogenous gene encoding filaggrin by a genetic mutation such as deletion or replacement, can be used as a mouse model for allergic diseases or atopic dermatitis wherein the skin-barrier function has been impaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Keio University
    Inventors: Masayuki Amagai, Akiharu Kubo, Keisuke Nagao
  • Patent number: 8347755
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus includes a drive member, a driven member, and an at least partially flexible transmission coupled to the drive member and the driven member. The flexible transmission is configured to cause movement of the driven member in response to movement of the drive member. The flexible transmission includes a first tension element having a first portion coupled to the drive member, a second portion coupled to the driven member, and an intermediate portion between the first portion and the second portion. The transmission apparatus also includes an adjustment member that engages the intermediate portion of the first tension element. The adjustment member is configured to be adjusted to vary a tension force applied to the first tension element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mako Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Richard P. Bennett, Peter Ebbitt, Hyosig Kang, James Polselli, Brian D. Schmitz
  • Patent number: 8347526
    Abstract: A shoe includes a first plate and a second plate that are located in a forefoot portion of the shoe between an upper and an outsole of the shoe, and one or more springs for biasing the first plate and the second plate apart from each other. A device for a shoe includes a first plate and a second plate that are installable in a forefoot portion of the shoe, and an energy return member positioned between the first plate and the second plate. A method of using a shoe includes applying, with a foot, a force on at least one of two plates that is positioned in a forefoot portion of a shoe, so as to move the two plates together and increase a loading of a spring, and launching the foot due to the two plates being moved apart by the spring as the foot is being lifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Athletic Propulsion Labs LLC
    Inventors: Mark Goldston, Adam Goldston, Ryan Goldston, Jon Bemis
  • Patent number: 8352606
    Abstract: A method and system for assigning access control levels when granting access to resources includes a client node, a collection agent, and a policy engine. The client node requests access to a resource. The collection agent gathers information about the client node. The policy engine receives the gathered information and assigns one of a plurality of levels of access responsive to application of a policy to the received information and transmits the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricky Gene Braddy, Timothy Ernest Simmons, Aaron David Cockerill
  • Patent number: 8350863
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improving resource utilization when remoting three dimensional graphics commands that are generated by an application executing on a local computing machine. An agent that executes on a local computing machine intercepts a first call to a drawing library. The application generates this first call to request information from the drawing library. The agent further transmits a first frame that is generated by the application, to a remote computing machine, and prevents a return of the first call to the requesting application until the agent receives a notification indicating either the first frame was transmitted to the remote computing device or the first frame was rendered. Upon receiving such a notification, the agent permits the return of the first call to the requesting application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Corbett, Julian Petrov, Juan Rivera
  • Patent number: 8352342
    Abstract: A method, system and program product, the method accessing, one or more electronic databases, comprising: aggregated account information for one or more FDIC-insured and interest-bearing aggregated deposit accounts held in one or more deposit institutions, in a program; and client account information; determining or having determined or accessing a fee tier from among a plurality of fee tiers for the respective client account; allocating, funds of the client accounts to one or more of the aggregated deposit accounts based on one or more criteria, wherein some of the client accounts in a plurality of different fee tiers are allocated to the same aggregated deposit account; determining or having determined a total interest amount for the respective client account for a period, based, at least in part, on interest earned by the one or more amounts, Ani, of the respective client account held in each of the one or more aggregated deposit accounts holding funds of the respective client account; calculating or havin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, II, David Gareis
  • Patent number: 8352049
    Abstract: A system for monitoring an industrial process and taking action based on the results of process monitoring. Actions taken may include process control, paging, voicemail, and input for e-enterprise systems. The system includes an input module for receiving a plurality of parameters from a process for manufacture of a substance or object. The system also includes a library module. The library module includes a plurality of computer aided processes. Any one of the computer aided processes is capable of using each of the plurality of parameters to compare at least two of the plurality of parameters against a training set of parameters. The training set of parameters is generally predetermined. The computer aided process is also capable of determining if the at least two of the plurality of parameters are within a predetermined range of the training set of parameters. Additionally, the system includes an output module for outputting a result based upon the training set and the plurality of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Smiths Detection Inc.
    Inventors: Chang-Meng B. Hsiung, Bethsabeth Munoz, Ajoy Kumar Roy, Michael Gregory Steinthal, Steven A. Sunshine, Michael Allen Vicic, Shou-Hua Zhang
  • Patent number: 8351333
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed towards a remote access architecture for providing peer-to-peer communications and remote access connectivity. In one embodiment, the remote access architecture of the present provides a method for establishing a direct connection between peer computing devices via a third computing device, such as a gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Goutham P. Rao, Robert Rodriguez, Eric Brueggemann
  • Patent number: 8347756
    Abstract: A transmission includes a drive member, a driven member having a connection mechanism, and an at least partially flexible transmission coupled to the drive member and the connection mechanism of the driven member and configured to cause movement of the driven member in response to movement of the drive member. The connection mechanism is configured to be adjusted to vary a tension force applied to the flexible transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Richard P. Bennett, Peter Ebbitt, Hyosig Kang, Brian D. Schmitz
  • Patent number: 8351217
    Abstract: A wiring board of the present invention comprises a plurality of device formation areas each for mounting a semiconductor chip thereon, and two or more slits formed in an area which comes into contact with a molding die when the wiring board is placed in a cavity of the molding die for forming a sealant to collectively cover the plurality of device formation areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Elpida Memory, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuji Watanabe