Patents Represented by Attorney Husch Blackwell Sanders
  • Patent number: 7881568
    Abstract: An interconnect element incorporates a plurality of smaller, substantially identical, interconnect modules. Multiple identical elements can in turn be combined to form larger interconnect networks. Signal paths in the elements can be implemented with optical fibers or electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Tellabs Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip J. Lin
  • Patent number: 7871936
    Abstract: A reduction in contaminating impurities in a TFT, and a TFT which is reliable, is obtained in a semiconductor device which uses the TFT. By removing contaminating impurities residing in a film interface of the TFT using a solution containing fluorine, a reliable TFT can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaya Kadono, Shunpei Yamazaki, Yukio Yamauchi, Hidehito Kitakado
  • Patent number: 7846013
    Abstract: The invention relates to a combine with a cleaning device (1), having a screening device (2) with at least one screen (2A, 2B) in which the harvested products conveyed to the thresher and to the separation device are cleaned and at least one adjustable blower (3) for exposing the screening device (3) to an air flow. The width of the openings of the sifting device (2) and the revolutions of the blower (3) can be mechanically regulated by at least one regulation organ. According to the invention, at least one sensor (4) is provided whose measuring signal (S/4) directly or indirectly indicates a quantity of harvested products loaded on the combine, especially on the cleaning device. Optimal regulation of the cleaning device, especially the width of the openings of the screen, is performed by an adjusting organ (20A, 20B) depending on the signal (S/4) of the sensor (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Claas Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Norbert Diekhans
  • Patent number: 7830750
    Abstract: A system and method for calibrating an acoustic detector. The method includes the steps of simultaneously transmitting an acoustic signal and an electromagnetic signal to an acoustic detector, receiving both signals, calculating a timing difference between the reception of the acoustic signal and electromagnetic signal, and setting a first time threshold used to determine if a glass panel is broken using the calculated difference and storing the first time threshold. A sensitivity level is also set based upon the determined timing difference. A unique key signature in the acoustic signal and electromagnetic signal is detected and matched with a stored signature to determine whether the signals are from a calibration signal. The timing difference is only calculated if both signals are calibration signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Richard A. Smith
  • Patent number: 7821065
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a semiconductor device having high operation characteristic and reliability. The measures taken are: A pixel capacitor is formed between an electrode comprising anodic capable material over an organic resin film, an anodic oxide film of the electrode and a pixel electrode above. Since the anodic oxide film is anodically oxidized by applied voltage per unit time at 15 V/min, there is no wrap around on the electrode, and film peeling can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Murakami, Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Mitsuaki Osame, Yukio Tanaka, Yoshiharu Hirakata
  • Patent number: 7814188
    Abstract: A wireless communications system incorporates a plurality of synchronized wireless units. Each unit minimizes energy requirements by entering a low current, inactive, state between synchronizing signals. The unit automatically enters an active state prior to receipt of the next synchronizing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Tice, Mark C. Bohanon
  • Patent number: 7807103
    Abstract: A method of determining allergen activity in dust comprises: providing a dust sample; extracting from the dust sample at least one breakdown component or proteins or peptides; reacting the extracted at least one breakdown component with a colorimetric amine detection reagent such as TNBSA; and quantitatively measuring the intensity of any resulting coloration. The allergen activity may be gauged by the intensity of coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Life Safety Distribution AG
    Inventor: Ramin Pirzad
  • Patent number: 7807483
    Abstract: An object is to provide a display device that can be manufactured by improvement of use efficiency of a material and simplification of a manufacturing process. A light absorbing layer is formed, an insulating layer is formed over the light absorbing layer, the light absorbing layer and the insulating layer are selectively irradiated with laser light, an irradiated region in the insulating layer is removed to form an opening in the insulating layer, and a conductive film is formed in the opening so as to be in contact with the light absorbing layer. The conductive film is formed in the opening so as to be in contact with the light absorbing layer, which is exposed, so that the light absorbing layer and the conductive layer can be electrically connected with the insulating layer interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Koichiro Tanaka, Hironobu Shoji, Hirotada Oishi
  • Patent number: 7809963
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for controlling power consuming devices within a user space. The method includes the steps of providing a plurality of power control devices where each power control device of the plurality of power control devices controls a power consuming device within the user space, a base station controlling a power level of the power controlling devices in accordance with a set of parameter provided by a user of the user space, a solar detector detecting a solar input proximate the user space and the base station adjusting a power level of the power control devices in accordance with the detected solar input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: William E. Dorn
  • Patent number: 7804402
    Abstract: Regional physical information can be entered along with automatically sensed ambient condition information into regional monitoring system. Alarm decision processing can be adjusted in accordance therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Lang, Timothy A. Rauworth
  • Patent number: 7804467
    Abstract: In an active matrix EL display device, pixels which are suitable for a constant current drive are structured. The pixel includes a first switch which has one end connected to a source signal line and the other end connected to a current-voltage conversion element, a second switch which has one end connected to the current-voltage conversion element and the other end connected to a voltage holding capacitor and to a voltage-current conversion element, and a pixel electrode connected to the current-voltage conversion element and to the voltage-current conversion element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Koyama
  • Patent number: 7804552
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a pixel structure capable of shielding light between a TFT and a pixel without using a light shielding mask (black matrix) in an electro-optical display device. The present invention has a feature in that, as one of means for shielding light, a lamination film consisting of two colored layers (a lamination layer of a red-colored layer and a blue-colored layer) is formed on an opposing substrate as a light shielding portion so as to overlap with a TFT formed on a device electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yuugo Goto, Hideki Katsura
  • Patent number: 7803545
    Abstract: Heteroduplex band resolution is found to be improved by modifying the induced heteroduplex generator (IHG) molecule such that the identifier is spaced apart from the nucleotide position immediately adjacent to the site of the polymorphism which is to be genotyped. Unexpectedly, it is found that, when such modified IHG molecules are used, the resolution of the induced heteroduplexes is significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: IHG Pharmaco Limited
    Inventor: Louise Anne Tilley
  • Patent number: 7800114
    Abstract: Manufacture of TFTs corresponding to various circuits makes structures thereof complex, which involves a larger number of manufacturing steps. Such an increase in the number of the manufacturing steps leads to a higher manufacturing cost and a lower manufacturing yield. In the invention, a high concentration of impurities is doped by using as masks a tapered resist that is used for the manufacture of a tapered gate electrode, and the tapered gate electrode, and then the tapered gate electrode is etched in the perpendicular direction using the resist as a mask. A semiconductor layer under the thusly removed tapered portion of the gate electrode is doped with a low concentration of impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoru Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7801892
    Abstract: Provided is a keyword advertising system extracting search listings in response to a search request, the system comprising: an interface receiving bid price information corresponding to a keyword from an advertiser; a search information database storing search listings associated with the advertisers in association with each of the received bid price information; a ranking module generating a search result list by referring to the search information database, in response to a search request from a searcher; and a search results providing module providing the searcher with the generated search result list; wherein the ranking module generates the search result list by performing the steps of: identifying a keyword received from the searcher in association with the search request; selecting N of search listings from the at least one search result listing corresponding to the identified keyword, based on the bid price information; and ordering the selected search listings in order of click through rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: NHN Business Platform Corporation
    Inventors: Woo Sung Lee, Ra Young Yang
  • Patent number: 7793742
    Abstract: A ground engaged vehicle includes a front portion and a rear portion joined by an articulation. The articulation rotates around a longitudinal axis. An engine drives a hydrostatic pump which drives four hydrostatic motors, each of the hydrostatic motors in operative engagement with one of four wheels. The wheels are on wheel mounts, each of the wheel mounts having a vertical axis around which one of the four wheels with one of the hydrostatic motors is turnable. A steering system turns the two wheels of the front portion in a first direction and the two wheels of the rear portion in an opposite direction. The steering system is powered by the hydrostatic pump. A pedal control system has a first pedal controlling driving the vehicle in a forward direction and a second pedal controlling driving the vehicle in a rearward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Cool2, Inc.
    Inventors: David Donaldson, John LaReau
  • Patent number: D624004
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Swiss Cargo Industries S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Farber
  • Patent number: D630156
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Swiss Cargo Industries S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Farber
  • Patent number: D630157
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Swiss Cargo Industries S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Farber
  • Patent number: D631195
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Tenacta Group S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pier Giorgio A. Tedioli