Patents Represented by Attorney K&L Gates, LLP
  • Patent number: 8349236
    Abstract: Disclosed are a polyethylene microporous film and a method of preparing the same. The polyethylene microporous film, which has a laminated structure comprising B layer/A layer/B layer, prepared by melt-mixing a polyethylene and an aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent together at controlled mixing ratios to separately form an A layer and a B layer having different porosities, and then coextruding the A and B layers, thus exhibiting excellent mechanical properties, such as strength and elongation, and high-temperature stability. Therefore, the polyethylene microporous film is suitable for use in a rechargeable battery separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toray Advanced Materials Korea Inc.
    Inventor: Chang Ho Suh
  • Patent number: 8350231
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an optical measurement apparatus including at least: a flow channel through which samples flow; a first light radiation section; a first opto-electrical conversion section; a first analog-to-digital conversion section; a second light radiation section; a second light detection section; a second opto-electrical conversion section; an amplification section; and a second analog-to-digital conversion section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yosuke Muraki
  • Patent number: 8351603
    Abstract: A random number generating device includes: a random number generator configured to have a plurality of random number generating elements that generate a random number in response to supply of a spin-injection current; and a temperature controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Oishi, Yutaka Higo, Hiroshi Kano, Masanori Hosomi, Hiroyuki Ohmori, Kazutaka Yamane, Kazuhiro Bessho
  • Patent number: 8349489
    Abstract: The invention provides a cathode active material that includes: a particle containing a cathode material capable of absorbing and releasing an electrode reactive material; and a film that is disposed at least partially to the particle and contains a metal salt represented by a formula (1). (R1 represents a (a1+b1+c1) valent group and M1 represents a metallic element. a1, d1, e1 and n each represent an integer of 1 or more and b1 and c1 each represent an integer of 0 or more. However, b1 and c1 satisfy (b1+c1)?1.), a cathode therewith and a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Morita, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Masayuki Ihara, Shunsuke Saito
  • Patent number: 8351010
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a liquid crystal module having a liquid crystal display panel, and a backlight unit disposed on a back surface of the liquid crystal display panel. The liquid crystal display panel has a flexible printed wiring circuit substrate for a liquid crystal display panel. The backlight unit has a light guiding plate, a light emitting diode for emitting a light, a flexible printed wiring circuit substrate for a light emitting diode, and a case in which the light guiding plate and the flexible printed wiring circuit substrate for a light emitting diode are accommodated. The flexible printed wiring circuit substrate for a liquid crystal display panel extends along a side surface of the case. The flexible printed wiring circuit substrate for a light emitting diode has a derivation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Koyama, Hideo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8350985
    Abstract: An electro-optic apparatus includes: an electro-optic panel; and a holding member configured to hold at least the electro-optic panel, in which the holding member includes a shoulder configured to support at least part of a peripheral edge of the electro-optic panel, and the shoulder does not support the electro-optic panel in at least an area of a part of a corner and a proximity thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuya Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8350232
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a microparticle analysis device including: a light source configured to irradiate a microparticle with light; an acousto-optic modulator configured to diffract fluorescence generated from the microparticle due to the light irradiation; a slit configured to allow transmission of only diffracted light in a diffraction center wavelength region among diffracted light beams from the acousto-optic modulator; and a detector configured to detect the diffracted light in the diffraction center wavelength region transmitted through the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukumoto, Mitsuru Toishi
  • Patent number: 8349802
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for contributing to the treatment of cancers, especially ovarian tumors, are disclosed. The methods and compositions utilize an endothelin B agonist (ETB) to enhance the delivery and resulting efficacy of chemotherapeutic agent(s) (e.g., cisplatin and/or cyclophosphamide).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Gulati, Guru Reddy, Luigi Lenaz
  • Patent number: 8351055
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a display apparatus including an input/output section for displaying an image as well as detecting a light beam representing an input received from an external source and is capable of handling inputs received from the external source as inputs destined for a plurality of points on a display screen. The apparatus further includes a target generation section configured to generate information on a target located on the display screen to represent a series of inputs received from the external source on the basis of a timewise or spatial relation between input portions located on the display screen as portions receiving inputs from the external source. The apparatus still further includes an event generation section configured to recognize an event representing a change of a state of the target on the basis of the information on the target and generate information on the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoichi Tsuzaki, Kazunori Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Harada, Mitsuru Tateuchi, Takeru Tamayama
  • Patent number: 8350281
    Abstract: A display device includes: an optical cavity portion; and a light emitting layer, wherein a peak wavelength of an internal emission spectrum of the light emitting layer is identical to a peak wavelength of a multiple interference filter spectrum of the optical cavity portion, and wherein a color shift ? uv of white light in the display device at a viewing angle of 60° is less than or equal to 0.015. A method of adjusting a color shift of white light in a display device includes: setting a peak wavelength of a multiple interference filter spectrum obtained by an optical cavity portion in the display device equal to a peak wavelength of an internal emission spectrum of a light emitting layer in the display device; and adjusting a position of the light emitting layer in a thickness direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiro Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8347556
    Abstract: A spectator venue having a performance area and spectator area is disclosed. The spectator area is generally divided into to portions, a stationary seating area and a dynamic seating area, both of which overlook the performance area. In the performance area, a spectator event occurs, such as a sports game or music concert. In the dynamic seating area, a plurality of seats are provided on a series of dynamic seating platforms. The dynamic seating platforms move along a track to various viewing locations during the course of the spectator event to provide multiple vantage points of the performance area from each seat. The distance and timing of movement of the dynamic seating platforms is based on various criteria, including occurrences during the spectator event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas R. Stelmaszek, Shin Takeda
  • Patent number: 8348871
    Abstract: An apparatus for dry hydro-therapy body massage of a user in a seated position includes a housing structure having a user support surface wherein an upper body portion and a lower body portion of a user are supported in relative angular relation, and a fluid spray arrangement interiorly within the housing structure for directing a fluid stream at the user support surface for imparting a massaging effect through the support surface to the upper body portion and lower body portion of the user. The fluid spray arrangement is movable for travel along the user support surface in a first path of travel generally along the upper body portion of the user and a second path of travel angularly relative to the first path of travel generally along the lower body portion of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: JTL Enterprises Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy S. Elliott, Paul J. Lunter
  • Patent number: 8349902
    Abstract: The invention relates to pharmacology, medicine and oncology, in particular, to a class of chemical compounds, the structure of which corresponds to formula (I) and which can be used in pharmaceutical compositions for preventing and treating an extended range of oncological diseases, including, in the form of an anti-tumoral preparation and a preparation which is used for combined therapy of oncological diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitotech SA
    Inventors: Vladimir P. Skulachev, Maxim V. Skulachev
  • Patent number: 8350448
    Abstract: An actuator includes: an ion conductive polymer layer including an ion conductive polymer; a pair of electrode layers disposed on both surfaces of the ion conductive polymer layer; and an ionic liquid contained in the ion conductive polymer layer and the electrode layers; wherein the electrode layers contain at least an ion conductive polymer and carbon powder, and kinds of carbon powders included on an inside and an outside of the electrode layers are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Nagai, Masayuki Sugasawa, Kazuomi Murakami
  • Patent number: 8349174
    Abstract: A fuel-cell powered medical fluid processing machine or dialysis machine is disclosed. The machine is intended for remote or rural areas where standard household or utility power is not available or is subject to interruption. The fuel cell is powered by hydrogen or other source of protons, or may instead be powered by methanol or ethanol, such as a direct methanol fuel cell. The fuel cell may be operated directly, as in powering a portable, wearable dialysis device, or may be operated indirectly, to generate and store power in an electric power storage device of the medical fluid or dialysis device. The medical fluid processing machine or dialysis machine may include circuitry allowing for use by household or utility power while also including a fuel cell for use when other power is not available. A catalytic heater may be used to warm the dialysis fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: John A. Bedingfield, Richard E. Kienman, Brian C. Lauman
  • Patent number: 8350927
    Abstract: An image-data processing apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes: an image memory for storing image data; a plurality of processing sections each configured to output image data to be stored in the image memory, receive image data read out from the image memory and carry out image processing determined in advance on the received image data; and a memory control section configured to receive a write or read request from each of the processing sections and control a write access to store image data in the image memory in accordance with the write request and a read access to read out image data from the image memory in accordance with the read request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kaimi, Tohru Kurata, Kimitaka Wada
  • Patent number: 8348872
    Abstract: In an apparatus for dry hydro-therapy body massage comprising a housing structure having a user support surface and a fluid spray arrangement interiorly within the housing structure for directing a fluid stream at the user support surface for imparting a massaging effect through the support surface to the body of a user thereon, a control device is disposed within the housing structure between the fluid spray arrangement and the user support surface for altering directional flow of the fluid stream relative to a selected portion of the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: JTL Enterprises Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Lunter, Timothy S. Elliott
  • Patent number: 8350816
    Abstract: A display device of the invention includes a display panel 10 and a touch panel 22. A detector circuit 50 has switches 411 and 412. Switches 411 and 412 are alternately turned on and off repeatedly in the setting period. Touch detection is performed during a counting period that follows the setting period on the basis of required time until a voltage at the node reaches a reference voltage while the switch 411 is turned off and switch 412 is turned on. Common voltage changes in the setting period while switch 411 is turned off and switch 412 is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yosuke Toyoshima
  • Patent number: 8350969
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided and includes a first IC having an internal configuration section, a nonvolatile memory, and an interface section. The electronic apparatus also includes a second IC having a signal processing section, and a correction-data supplying section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihisa Hyakudai, Mitsuru Ikeda, Norihiro Murayama, Kazuya Nakamura, Masatomo Miyashita, Kohei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8348164
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a communication unit for transmitting a carrier wave having a predetermined frequency and making noncontact communication with an information processing terminal, a 2-dimensional code reader unit for reading a 2-dimensional code recording therein processing information on processings to be executed by the information processing terminal, a 2-dimensional code analysis unit for analyzing the 2-dimensional code reader in the 2-dimensional code reader unit and acquiring the processing information from the 2-dimensional code, and a processing unit for generating processing execution information for causing the information processing terminal to execute a predetermined processing based on an analysis result by the 2-dimensional code analysis unit and causing the communication unit to transmit the processing execution information to the information processing terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: FeliCa Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakamura, Shuichi Sekiya, Hiroyuki Nagasawa