Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Griffin & Szipl, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8348881
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for injecting a solid medicine (10) comprising a body (2) inside which moves along a general forward moving axis (X-X) a bevelled (34) needle (4) wherein is introduced the medicine (10), said injection device (1) further comprising retaining means for preventing the medicine from falling (10) prior to being injected. The invention is characterized in that the medicine (10) is retained through an elastic deformation imparted to the needle (4) by the retaining means or by an elastic deformation of the retaining means themselves, or still by the combined flexibility of those two means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Société de Conseils de Recherches et d'Applications Scientifiques (S.C.R.A.S) SAS
    Inventors: Christophe Aubert, Roland Cherif-Cheikh, Thierry Rimlinger, Fabrice Bonacci, Serge Barneaud
  • Patent number: 8349700
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device 1, comprising a first step of providing a photosensitive adhesive (insulating resin layer 7) on a board 3 which has a connecting terminal, a second step of patterning the photosensitive adhesive by light exposure and development so that openings 13 are formed where the connecting terminal is exposed, a third step of filling the openings 13 with a conductive material to form a conductive layer 9, and a fourth step of directly bonding a semiconductor chip 5 having a connecting electrode section to the photosensitive adhesive while electrically connecting the connecting terminal of the board 3 and the connecting electrode section of the semiconductor chip 5 via the conductive layer 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Masuko, Takashi Kawamori, Kazuyuki Mitsukura, Shigeki Katogi
  • Patent number: 8345824
    Abstract: An X-ray waveform is generated by validating detection data corresponding to when an X-ray (4) is generated at a collision point (9) among X-ray detection data and invalidating other data. For example, when laser light (3) is pulse laser light and an electron beam (1) is a continuous electron beam or a pulse-like electron beam having a pulse width equal to or greater than that of the pulse laser light, the X-ray waveform is generated by detecting the laser light (3) and multiplying the X-ray detection data by laser light detection data after making time axes coincident with respect to the collision point (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: IHI Corporation, The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nose, Daisuke Ishida, Namio Kaneko, Yasuo Sakai, Mitsuru Uesaka, Fumito Sakamoto, Katsuhiro Dobashi
  • Patent number: 8339904
    Abstract: The micro-mechanical part, for example a horological movement part, includes a silicon core (1) all or part of the surface (3) of which is coated with a thick amorphous material (2). This material is preferably silicon dioxide and has a thickness which is five times greater than the thickness of native silicon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse
    Inventors: René Rappo, Marc Lippuner, Lionel Paratte, Thierry Conus
  • Patent number: 8340749
    Abstract: A cardiac disease treating system has an input part for inputting a patient's indexes of kinetics of blood circulation including at least heart rate, a cardiac oxygen consumption calculation monitor unit for calculating the estimated value of said patient's amount of cardiac oxygen consumption based on the indexes of kinetics of blood circulation input from the input part, and a cardiac oxygen consumption curtailment unit for comparing the heart rate input from the input part and the critical heart rate minimizing the estimated value of amount of cardiac oxygen consumption calculated by the cardiac oxygen consumption monitor unit and controlling the patient's heart rate in conformity with the results of this comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Japan Health Sciences Foundation, FUJIKIN Incorporated
    Inventors: Masaru Sugimachi, Kazunori Uemura, Atsunori Kamiya, Kenji Sunagawa, Michio Yamaji
  • Patent number: 8336461
    Abstract: Building on a modular construction of a hand grenade (10), the invention provides a module (1) that can be integrated in the hand grenade (10) and can be equipped with a hollow charge insert (3) in order to act as an armor-penetrating part. The module (1), including the hollow charge insert (3), can be fixed (mounted, screwed, clipped, etc.) at the bottom end of the hand grenade (10) and is attached to the armored element. In the simplest form, the hand grenade (10) is put down, in the case of side walls possibly hung on, and the hand grenade (10) is attached so that the hollow charge insert (3) can exert an adequate effect on the target medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition Arges GmbH
    Inventor: Arnulf Reinmüller
  • Patent number: 8337075
    Abstract: A chronograph includes a chronograph train, means for coupling the train and a device for controlling the coupling means, which includes: a pivotably mounted shuttle, a first angular sector provided with two notches defining first and second stable angular positions, and a second angular sector that includes cut out portions, an elastic member cooperating with the notches to keep the shuttle in one of the stable positions, and a push-piece cooperating with the cut out portions to pivot the shuttle, via a first application of pressure, from the first stable position to the second stable position, and via a second application of pressure, from the second stable position to a third intermediate angular position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse
    Inventors: Werner Haenzi, Jean-Luc Helfer, Antonio Merino, Patrick Moller
  • Patent number: 8335347
    Abstract: The optical recognition system determines the position and/or movement of an object (3) on a positioning device (2). The positioning device includes means (20, 21, 22) for driving the object in rotation and/or along a curvilinear or rectilinear path. The optical recognition system includes optical detection means, such as a digital camera (6), for detecting the position or orientation of the object, and a data processing station (7) for data supplied by the detection means. A certain number of different figures or references are distributed over the external surface of the object. The arrangement of each figure on the external surface of the object enables the detection means, associated with the data processing station, to determine the position or orientation of the object on the positioning device. The figures are formed by circular barcodes (10), wherein each circular barcode defines a precise position of the object (3) on the positioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Matthieu Grange, Arnaud Casagrande
  • Patent number: 8328115
    Abstract: This wicking apparatus includes a liquid reservoir, a wick holder, and a wick. The wick holder has a top part for fitting on the reservoir neck and a bottom part for insertion into the reservoir opening, the top part being plate-formed with a central opening, and with two peripheral projections that are spaced apart and that extend downward from the plate towards the reservoir body, projections for contacting inner and outer walls of the reservoir neck, and a second projection for contacting an outer wall of the reservoir neck, the bottom part having wick supporting arms that extend downwards and have flexible end portions projecting inwardly towards the center of the reservoir opening. The wick is step-shaped with a larger diameter part, and a smaller diameter part; the interface between them defines a shoulder which is supported and held in place by the flexible end portions of the supporting arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: EP Systems SA
    Inventors: Amir Feriani, Joseph Hess
  • Patent number: 8328413
    Abstract: The timepiece includes a chronograph whose hands are driven by a first gear train (4), which in turn drives a first resonator (5) and a watch whose hands are driven by a second gear train (8) independent of the first gear train, wherein the second gear train in turn drives a second resonator (9). The first (4) and second (8) gear trains are driven from a single energy source (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Montres Breguet S.A.
    Inventors: Dominique Lechot, Alain Zaugg
  • Patent number: 8328103
    Abstract: A transponder circuit includes an antenna for receiving radio frequency signals and an extraction unit for extracting therefrom energy for the transponder circuit, a non volatile memory unit, a control logic unit that activates a received energy evaluation unit when a write operation is received. The evaluation unit is arranged directly at the antenna to provide the control logic unit with a signal representative of the status of energy available in the antenna indicating whether the available energy is greater than a minimum level for ensuring a proper write operation or not, wherein the control logic unit is arranged for performing, or not performing, the write operation. The evaluation unit includes a resistive divider including a set of resistors or a programmable current source and rectifier means on each connector of the antenna for simulating a write operation in the memory and energy recoverable by the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: EM Microelectronic-Marin S.A.
    Inventor: Christian Lamothe
  • Patent number: 8322914
    Abstract: The invention relates to an overcoil balance spring (1) including a hairspring (3) formed in a single silicon part, coaxially with a collet (5), the balance spring including a silicon terminal curve (7) and a silicon elevation device (9) between the outer coil (15) of said hairspring and said terminal curve so as to form a Breguet® overcoil balance spring. According to the invention, the elevation device (9) has a cross-shaped mechanical fastener (17) including at least two opposite arms (12, 12?, 14, 14?), which cooperate with clamping means (23, 25) respectively secured to the terminal curve (7) and the outer coil (15) of said hairspring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Montres Breguet SA
    Inventors: Christophe Bifrare, Alain Zaugg, Pierre Cusin
  • Patent number: 8323943
    Abstract: The screening method for an anticancer drug comprises selecting a compound which blocks the kinase activity of TNIK, or blocks the combination of TNIK with ?-catenin/TC4 transcription complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: National Cancer Center
    Inventors: Tesshi Yamada, Miki Shitashige, Setsuo Hirohashi
  • Patent number: 8305848
    Abstract: A timepiece movement comprising a coupling mechanism including first and second coupling wheel sets, whereby the rotation of the first coupling wheel set causes the second coupling wheel set to rotate, whereby the coupling mechanism is a centrifugal coupling mechanism including an inertial click secured to the hub of the first coupling wheel set, and meshing with stop members secured to the second coupling wheel set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Born, Cédric Nicolas
  • Patent number: 8302807
    Abstract: A fitting part includes a support part fastenable to the vessel wall of a boiling or frying vessel and comprises a grip part fastenable to the support part and fixed with a latching device, and a manual actuation element provided on the latching device for unlatching the latching device from a latched position, wherein a latching nib is provided on the support part and is gripped from behind by a complementarily formed latching projection of the grip part during downwardly direction tilting motion and fixes the grip part in position on the support part, wherein a motion guide element with a motion guide surface is provided on the actuation element, and the motion guide surface inclines at an acute angle obliquely against a linear travel path and glides on the contact area when the actuation element is displaced along the travel path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Heinrich Baumgarten KG Spezialfabrik für Beschlagteile
    Inventor: Rolf-Günter Baumgarten
  • Patent number: 8307143
    Abstract: There is provided an interface card system for SD bus control. The interface card system for SD bus control includes a CPU bus interface 11a and/or an SD bus interface 11b, a host interface module 16 connected to the interfaces which interprets an SD command and controls operation of the whole of the interface card system, first and second internal SD host engines 15a and 15b which function as a host controller, first and second selectors 14a and 14b respectively connected to the internal SD host engines which each select a path for data or a command, first and second SD bus interfaces 13a and 13b respectively connected to the selectors, and a data pass-through control section 17 connected to the SD bus interfaces connected to the selectors which allows an SD command and data to pass through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: d-broad, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Hirayama, Hiroto Yoshikawa, Yoshihiro Ueda, Osamu Mikami
  • Patent number: 8304160
    Abstract: A photosensitive resin composition for an interlayer insulating film or a protective film of a substrate for circuit formation, which includes a polymer (a) having a structural unit shown by the formula (A) and a compound (b) which generates a radical when irradiated with active rays and has a structure shown by the following formula (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Dupont Microsystems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomonori Minegishi, Rika Nogita, Dai Kawasaki, Keiko Suzuki, Taku Konno
  • Patent number: 8304687
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laser spot welding process for executing a spot weld in two successive steps, namely a first step of preparing the surface state of the material to be welded and a second step of welding as such. The luminous energy (BR) reflected by the weld region of the material is measured in real time during the first step and then processed by a controller circuit (37) connected to a control circuit (30) of the laser source (31). In this way, the characteristics (LM) of the laser beam are adjusted in real time as a function of the measurements effected to allow effective control of the quality of the weld obtained, and in particular of its dimensions. The invention also relates to a welding device for implementing this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Lasag AG
    Inventors: Simone Amorosi, Ronald Gianotti, Hans Peter Schwob, Thomas Sidler, Christian Wissing
  • Patent number: 8300143
    Abstract: Image quality degradation due to external light irradiated to an edge section of a transparent cover of a solid-state imaging device and external light propagating in the cover is prevented with a simple structure. A glass cover 60 formed to cover the whole surface of an imaging region 26 of a solid-state imaging element 10 is constituted by a transmission section 60a corresponding to the imaging region 26, and an edge section 60b that surrounds the transmission section 60a outside the transmission section 60a. The edge section 60b of the cover 60 is selectively removed around a periphery of the edge section 60b, thereby forming a frustum-shaped part whose cross-sectional area decreases monotonously from its exit side to its incidence side in the cover 60. An optical function film 63 having an optical absorption, reflection, or scattering action is formed on an outer face of the frustum-shaped part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Manabu Bonkohara
  • Patent number: 8297161
    Abstract: Flare munition for battlefield illumination is provided that includes: (a) at least one electrical flare body; (b) an electrical energy source connectable with the flare body; and (c) an electrical or electronic control device for connecting the electrical flare body with the source of energy during a specified time interval. The flare munition can be fired from a weapon or can be launched as a bomb and allows safe and simple subsequent recovery of the corresponding flare body because no pyrotechnic flare charge is used. Instead, an electrical flare body is used that emits light in the visible and/or infrared wavelength range depending on its intended purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastian Münzner