Patents Represented by Attorney Hiscock & Barclay LLP
  • Patent number: 8350369
    Abstract: Provided is a high power semiconductor package including: an insulation substrate having first and second surfaces opposite to each other; an interconnection patterns formed on the first surface of the insulation substrate, the interconnection patterns including a plurality of first dimples; a power control semiconductor chip mounted on the first surface of the insulation substrate, the power control semiconductor chip electrically connected with the interconnection patterns; and an encapsulation member encapsulating the insulation substrate, the interconnection patterns, and the power control semiconductor chip and exposing at least a portion of the second surface of the insulation substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fairchild Korea Semiconductor, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keun-hyuk Lee, Seung-won Lim, Sung-min Park, Taek-keun Lee
  • Patent number: 8349717
    Abstract: A semiconductor device, such as a LDMOS device, comprising: a semiconductor substrate; a drain region in the semiconductor substrate; a source region in the semiconductor substrate laterally spaced from the drain region; and a drift region in the semiconductor substrate between the drain region and the source region. A gate is operatively coupled to the source region and is located offset from the drain region on a side of the source region opposite from the drain region. When the device is in an on state, current tends to flow deeper into the drift region to the offset gate, rather than near the device surface. The drift region preferably includes at least first and second stacked JFETs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Cai
  • Patent number: 8343439
    Abstract: The present invention provides an assay device for performing an assay on a liquid sample using a detection conjugate capable of binding to an antigen and containing a label, said device comprising a substrate having a substrate surface, wherein the surface comprises projections substantially perpendicular to said surface, said projections having a height, diameter and distance capable of generating lateral capillary flow of a fluid in said passage, said surface comprising a sample addition zone, a reaction zone and an absorbing zone, said zones being connected by at least one fluid passage, wherein said device has a first functionality verifying feature located between the sample addition zone and the reaction zone, and a second functionality verifying feature located within the absorbing zone, and both functionality verifying features being features capable of undergoing a detectable change when contacted by the sample, said assay device further comprising at least one alignment verification zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: AMIC AB
    Inventors: Per Ove Öhman, Ib Mendel-Hartvig, Tomas Lindström
  • Patent number: 8337901
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method for the production of cellulose sulfate which is completely water-soluble and has an adjustable solution viscosity in aqueous solution, which qualifies the produced sodium cellulose sulfate (SCS) as auxiliary material with ideal biological compatibility for biological and medical applications, in particular it is suitable for the encapsulation and immobilization of biological objects, e.g. tissue, cells, microorganisms, enzymes or viruses in microcapsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Ziel Biopharma Ltd., Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Oliver Hauser, Steffen Fischer, Kay Hettrich, Wolfgang Wagenknecht
  • Patent number: 8337597
    Abstract: A moisture diversion system for a gas turbine inlet. The moisture diversion system comprises a housing that is operably connected with a gas turbine and defines an opening through which air flows to the gas turbine. A hood is attached to the housing adjacent the opening. The hood has a surface disposed at an acute angle relative to horizontal. A device is disposed relative to the hood to separate moisture from air flowing through the device. Separated moisture is directed onto the hood. A gutter is disposed adjacent an edge of the hood to collect moisture from the hood. A conduit is fluidly connected with the gutter to conduct water away from the gutter and the opening in the housing to inhibit separated moisture from re-entering the air flow through the opening to the gas turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rahul Jaikaran Chillar, Adil Ansari
  • Patent number: 8330218
    Abstract: Provided are a semiconductor device and a method of fabricating the semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Fairchild Korea Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-ho Park, Hyi-Jeong Park, Hye-mi Kim, Chang-Ki Jeon
  • Patent number: 8329542
    Abstract: An MOS-bipolar hybrid-mode LDMOS device has a main gate input and a control gate input wherein the device operates in an MOS mode when both gate inputs are enabled, and operates in a bipolar mode when the main gate input is enabled and the control gate input is disabled. The device can drive the gate of a power MOSFET to deliver the high current required by the power MOSFET while in the bipolar mode, and provide a fully switching between supply voltage and ground to the gate of the power MOSFET while in the MOS mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Cai
  • Patent number: 8323585
    Abstract: A fluid aspirating/dispensing member includes a sample cavity for sample acquisition and a sealable cavity that, once sealed, permits the separation of particles from the remainder of a fluid sample within the sample cavity after centrifugation or other separation means. The fluid aspirating/dispensing members, either individually or as part of an array, increase the efficiency of sample processing before analysis by a clinical analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Heavner
  • Patent number: 8324042
    Abstract: Complementary RF LDMOS transistors have gate electrodes over split gate oxides. A source spacer of a second conductivity type extends laterally from the source tap of a first conductivity type to approximately the edge of the gate electrode above the thinnest gate oxide. A body of a first conductivity type extends from approximately the bottom center of the source tap to the substrate surface and lies under most of the thin section of the split gate oxide. The source spacer is approximately the length of the gate sidewall oxide and is self aligned with gate electrode. The body is also self aligned with gate electrode. The drain is surrounded by at least one buffer region which is self aligned to the other edge of the gate electrode above the thickest gate oxide and extends to the below the drain and extends laterally under the thickest gate oxide. Both the source tap and drain are self aligned with the gate side wall oxides and are thereby spaced apart laterally from the gate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Cai
  • Patent number: 8314499
    Abstract: Disclosed are semiconductor die packages, systems, and methods therefor. An exemplary package comprises a patterned conductive layer having a first surface, a second surface, and a first thickness between its first and second surfaces; a semiconductor die disposed over the first surface of the patterned conductive layer and electrically coupled thereto; a plurality of conductive bodies disposed at the second surface of the patterned conductive layer and electrically coupled thereto, each conductive body having a thickness that is greater than the first thickness; and a body of electrically insulating material disposed on the semiconductor die and a portion of the first surface of the patterned conductive layer. A further embodiment farther comprises a second semiconductor die disposed over the second surface of the patterned conductive layer and electrically coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Yong Liu
  • Patent number: 8308355
    Abstract: The present invention provides a platform for a manufacturer of reusable medical apparatuses to provide timely post-sale service for replaceable parts. In one embodiment, the probe assembly of an electronic thermometer has a connector that is equipped with a memory device, e.g., EEPROM, that stores a variety of probe-specific service information including usage count of the probe, probe warranty information and error codes. The user can plug the connector, e.g., through an adapter module, to a local computer's USB port and submit the stored service information to a website maintained by the probe manufacturer to check up and get service for the specific probe in a timely fashion. Automatic alert for replacement probe orders depending on the amount of usage, automatic generation of RMA numbers when the probe warranty is determined to be in effect, and automatic service calls for malfunctioning thermometers can all be accomplished accordingly without the need for manual record-keeping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Lane, Tyson B. Whitaker, Matthew J. Kinsley, Craig M. Meyerson, Scott A. Martin, Ray D. Stone, David E. Quinn
  • Patent number: 8308069
    Abstract: A method of operating an optical reading device for collecting and processing indicia data comprising the steps of: converting light with an image sensor into output signals representative of an image in a field of view (FOV) of the image sensor; user programming a processor to search the output signals according to a search strategy; searching the output signals for an information bearing indicia (IBI) within the FOV according to the user programmed search strategy; and, decoding information contained in the IBI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Paul Barber, Robert M. Hussey
  • Patent number: 8302868
    Abstract: A method for collecting and processing information bearing indicia (IBI) comprising the steps of: converting light reflected off an IBI into IBI signals representative of the IBI; running at least one signal process for processing the IBI signals on a first processor if the IBI is of a first type; and running at least one signal process for processing the IBI signals on a second processor if the IBI is of a second type, wherein the first processor and second processor are configured to run in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Samek, James A. Nahill
  • Patent number: 8303678
    Abstract: An air intake filter system for a gas turbine. The air intake filter system comprises a housing connectable with a gas turbine for fluid communication with the gas turbine. A frame is located within the housing. A filter assembly comprises a flange connectible with the frame to mount the filter assembly. The flange has a portion contained in a first plane that is adapted to extend in a substantially vertical direction when mounted in the frame. A filter portion is attached to the flange for filtering air therethrough that is communicated to the gas turbine. The filter portion includes filter media capable of separating moisture from air flowing through the filter portion. A moisture resistant first end is attached to the flange and filter portion. The first end has a portion contained in a second plane that extends at an acute angle relative to the first plane. The first end is adapted to form a drain surface to direct moisture away from the interior of the filter assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Richard P. Steele, Stephen Cromwell
  • Patent number: 8304896
    Abstract: An embedded die package includes a carrier with an electrical device in the cavity of the carrier, a first dielectric layer covering the sides and top of the electrical device except for vias over selected bonding pads of the electrical device, a plurality of metal conductors, each of which is in contact with at least one of the vias, one or more additional dielectric layers lying over the metal conductors and the first dielectric layer, wherein a top layer of the one or more dielectric layers has openings with metalization underneath coupled to at least one of the metal conductors, and solder bumps protruding from each of the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Luke England
  • Patent number: 8296754
    Abstract: An indicia reader with a user perceptible indicator of a software upgrade having an imaging reader assembly, an electronics assembly, a housing, wherein one of the electronics assembly and the housing produces a user perceptible indicator in response to a software upgrade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy R. Fitch
  • Patent number: D669379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Edward McDonald, Mykhaylo Barsukov
  • Patent number: D670072
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Bari Boot Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Joseph Debellis
  • Patent number: D673273
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Scanflex Healthcare AB
    Inventors: Claes Wahlström, Tobias Malm
  • Patent number: D673274
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Scanflex Healthcare AB
    Inventors: Claes Wahlström, Tobias Malm