Patents Represented by Attorney Husch Blackwell LLP Welsh Katz
  • Patent number: 7881939
    Abstract: A system for monitoring conditions associated with an individual in a region includes at least one speech input transducer and speech processing software coupled thereto. Results of the speech processing can initiate communications with a displaced communications device such as a telephone or a computer to provide a source of feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Lee D. Tice
  • Patent number: 7879257
    Abstract: An organic-inorganic hybrid material comprising a metal oxide and a chelating ligand is synthesized. The function of a coloring property, a light-emitting property, or semiconductivity of the organic-inorganic hybrid material can be controlled by chelating ligand. The organic-inorganic hybrid material is prepared by sol-gel method using sol which includes a metal alkoxide and/or a metal salt and a functional chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Harue Nakashima, Ryoji Nomura
  • Patent number: 7879693
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for activating impurity element added to a semiconductor and performing gettering process in shirt time, and a thermal treatment equipment enabling to perform such the heat-treating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 7880019
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a noble anthracene derivative, a light emitting element with a high luminous efficiency, and further a light emitting element with a long lifetime. It is another object to provide a light emitting device and electronic device with a long lifetime by using the light emitting element. An anthracene derivative represented by General Formula (1) is provided. Since the anthracene derivative represented by General Formula (1) has a high luminous efficiency, when the anthracene derivative is used for a light emitting element, the light emitting element can have a high luminous efficiency. Further, when the anthracene derivative represented by General Formula (1) is used for a light emitting element, the light emitting element can have a long lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Egawa, Harue Osaka, Sachiko Kawakami, Satoko Shitagaki
  • Patent number: 7876859
    Abstract: The invention provides a semiconductor device with high yield by reducing an effect of variations in characteristics of a semiconductor element. Further, by reducing an effect of variations in characteristics of a semiconductor element to improve productivity, an inexpensive semiconductor device can be provided. Further, an inexpensive semiconductor device can be provided by forming a semiconductor device in a large amount over a large substrate such as a glass substrate and a flexible substrate. A semiconductor device of the invention includes a demodulation signal generating circuit and an antenna or a wire for connecting the antenna. The demodulation signal generating circuit includes a demodulation circuit and a correction circuit. The correction circuit corrects a first demodulation signal generated from the demodulation circuit and generates a second demodulation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kato, Yutaka Shionoiri
  • Patent number: 7876413
    Abstract: A height difference under a sealant is reduced in a case where lines are present under the sealant. There is provided a substrate having an active matrix display circuit and peripheral driving circuits, a counter substrate having a counter electrode provided on the substrate in a face-to-face relationship therewith, a sealant provided between the substrate and the counter substrate such that it surrounds the active matrix display circuit and peripheral driving circuits, a liquid crystal material provided inside the sealant, a plurality of external connection lines provided on the substrate under the sealant with a resin inter-layer film interposed therebetween for electrically connecting the active matrix display circuit- and peripheral driving circuits to circuits present outside the sealant and an adjustment layer provided in the same layer as the plurality of external connection lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Hirakata, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 7874527
    Abstract: A rail fastening apparatus fastens an inner stock rail in a railway slide chair assembly. The apparatus includes a base plate. The base plate has on one face a rail seat region on which the inner stock rail sits when the slide chair assembly is in use. A resilient rail fastening clip restrains the inner stock rail. A locating means locates the rail fastening clip in a first position. A loading means vertically deflects the clip so as to produce a load in a toe portion of the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignees: Pandrol Limited, VAE Eisenbahnsysteme GmbH, VAE GmbH, BWG GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: John Phillip Porrill, David Ronald Seeley, Heinz Ossberger, Josef Leitner, Hans-Ulrich Dietze, Hubertus Höhne
  • Patent number: 7875879
    Abstract: A substrate including a semiconductor layer, where characteristics of an element can be evaluated with high reliability, and an evaluating method thereof are provided. A substrate including a semiconductor layer of the invention has a closed-loop circuit in which an antenna coil and a semiconductor element are connected in series, and a surface of an area over which the circuit is formed is covered with an insulating film. By using such a circuit, a contactless inspection can be carried out. Further, a ring oscillator can be substituted for the closed-loop circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsunenori Suzuki, Satoshi Seo, Sachiko Kawakami
  • Patent number: 7875542
    Abstract: It is required that a line width of a wiring is prevented from being wider to be miniaturized when the wiring or the like is formed by a dropping method typified by an ink-jetting method. The invention provides a method for narrowing (miniaturizing) a line width according to a method different from a conventional method. One feature of the invention is that a plasma treatment is performed before forming a wiring or the like by a dropping method typified by an ink-jetting method. As the result of the plasma treatment, a surface for forming a conductive film is modified to be liquid-repellent. Consequently, a wiring or the like formed by a dropping method can be miniaturized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Maekawa, Koji Muranaka
  • Patent number: 7867907
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method by which a thin film process can be conducted simply and accurately without using resist. Further, the present invention provides a method of manufacturing semiconductor devices at low cost. A first layer is formed over a substrate, a peeling layer is formed over the first layer, the peeling layer is selectively irradiated with a laser beam from the peeling layer side to reduce adhesiveness of a part of the peeling layer. Next, the peeling layer in the part with reduced adhesiveness is removed, and the left portion of the peeling layer is used as a mask to selectively etch the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihisa Shimomura, Hidekazu Miyairi, Yasuhiro Jinbo
  • Patent number: 7868324
    Abstract: By doping an organic compound functioning as an electron donor (hereinafter referred to as donor molecules) into an organic compound layer contacting a cathode, donor levels can be formed between respective LUMO (lowest unoccupied molecular orbital) levels between the cathode and the organic compound layer, and therefore electrons can be injected from the cathode, and transmission of the injected electrons can be performed with good efficiency. Further, there are no problems such as excessive energy loss, deterioration of the organic compound layer itself, and the like accompanying electron movement, and therefore an increase in the electron injecting characteristics and a decrease in the driver voltage can both be achieved without depending on the work function of the cathode material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Nishi, Satoshi Seo
  • Patent number: 7864945
    Abstract: A method is provided for distribution and assignment of calls to an agent that has confirmed its current availability status. In one embodiment an agent is selected by the system and prompted for its current availability. If the agent is available, the call is routed to the agent. If the agent is not available the system selects another agent and the process is repeated. Then, a call is assigned to an available agent based on current availability information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Aspect Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Peters
  • Patent number: 7864823
    Abstract: A laser irradiation apparatus is provided in which the occurrence of adverse effects on an object to be irradiated with a laser beam due to the difference in the polarization state between pulsed laser beams can be prevented or significantly reduced when the pulsed laser beams emitted from two laser light sources are guided to pass through the same optical path for irradiation of an object to be irradiated with the pulsed laser beams. The laser irradiation apparatus is provided with a first laser light source 3, a second laser light source 4, an optical path combining optical member 7 which guides the pulsed laser beams emitted from the first laser light source 3 and the second laser light source 4 to pass through the same optical path, and a polarization control member 9 which controls polarization state of the pulsed laser beam from the optical path combining optical member 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryusuke Kawakami, Norihito Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 7865467
    Abstract: A method of accessing program meta-data is disclosed. The method includes receiving a plurality of program meta-data virtual containers, at least one of the virtual containers comprising normalized program meta-data of programs having instances in a plurality of time windows, receiving an input indicating a selected time window, the input at least one of comprises and refers to a time-window identifier identifying the selected time window, and using the time-window identifier to filter the plurality of virtual containers, so as to obtain a subset of the program meta-data which corresponds to the selected time window. Related apparatus and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: NDS Limited
    Inventors: Ian Bastable, Ian Parsons
  • Patent number: 7861795
    Abstract: An implement apparatus includes a hitch frame, center frame section, and right and left wing sections pivotally attached to the center section. An actuator pivots the center frame section upward about the hitch frame axis at the rear of the hitch frame to raise the frame sections upward and rearward from a horizontal aligned operating position, where front ends of the frame sections are forward of the hitch frame axis, to a raised position where the frame sections are oriented vertically. Working members mounted to the frame sections forward of the hitch frame support the apparatus on the ground in the operating position, move upward off the ground in the raised position. Transport wheels rearward of the hitch frame axis are above the ground in the operating position, and move down to support the apparatus in the raised position, where wing sections can pivot rearward to the transport position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Peter Dillon
  • Patent number: 7864169
    Abstract: In an active matrix panel, a pixel matrix which includes a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of source lines, and thin film transistors is formed on a first transparent substrate. A second transparent substrate is formed opposite to the first transparent substrate. A liquid crystal material is disposed between the first and second transparent substrates. A gate line driver circuit and a source line driver circuit are formed by a P-type, an N-type, a complementary type thin film transistors (including silicon film) or the like on the first transparent substrate. Also, a data processing circuit for performing mask processing or the like is formed by the thin film transistors or the like on the first transparent substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidehiko Chimura
  • Patent number: 7863047
    Abstract: New intracorporeal photodynamic medicaments and certain medical uses and methods for use of such photodynamic medicaments for treatment of disease in human or animal tissue are described, wherein a primary active component of such medicaments is a halogenated xanthene or halogenated xanthene derivative. In preferred embodiments, such medicaments are used for treatment of a variety of conditions affecting the skin and related organs, the mouth and digestive tract and related organs, the urinary and reproductive tracts and related organs, the respiratory tract and related organs, the circulatory system and related organs, the head and neck, the endocrine and lymphoreticular systems and related organs, various other tissues, such as connective tissues and various tissue surfaces exposed during surgery, as well as various tissues exhibiting microbial or parasitic infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Provectus Pharmatech, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Craig Dees, Timothy C. Scott, Eric A. Wachter, Walter G. Fisher, John Smolik
  • Patent number: D631217
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventor: Danny Lavy
  • Patent number: D631237
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventors: Roger Genuin, Alessandro Genuin
  • Patent number: D632654
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Davidson, Bojana Vojinovic, Luis Arturo Quevedo Sierra