Patents Represented by Attorney Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
  • Patent number: 8348473
    Abstract: An illumination optical system includes a prism disposed on an incident optical axis and a lens that is disposed between the light source and an incident surface of the prism or between an emitting surface of the prism and an illuminated object, at least one of the reflection surfaces being a transmission/reflection surface. Additionally, an illumination optical system includes a prism having a surface that is disposed so as to obliquely intersect with an incident optical system, that transmits a part of the entering light to be emitted therefrom, and that deflects at least part of the rest of the light in a direction that intersects with the incident optical axis to be emitted therefrom. Furthermore, an illumination optical system has a rod lens that is disposed so that a longitudinal direction thereof is inclined with respect to an incident optical axis is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Yuji Kamo, Hideyasu Takato, Tsutomu Sasamoto
  • Patent number: 8350626
    Abstract: An amplifier circuit can include a first supply terminal to receive a first reference voltage; a second supply terminal to receive a second reference voltage; a first pair of circuit paths extending between the first and second supply terminals and including a respective output terminal, the first pair of circuit paths including a first pair of transistors, each having a gate connected to a respective one of the input terminals and a source connected to the first supply terminal, and a second pair of transistors, each having a gate connected via a first impedance to a gate of a respective first transistor, and a source coupled to the second supply terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Hajime Shibata
  • Patent number: 8349506
    Abstract: The fuel cell system includes a storage portion, a fuel cell, a fuel supply portion, a hydrogen circulation system and a boil-off gas supply portion. The storage portion stores liquid hydrogen. The fuel cell uses hydrogen gas as fuel gas. The fuel supply portion provides hydrogen gas to an anode of the fuel cell. The hydrogen gas is generated caused by a vaporization of liquid hydrogen stored in the storage portion. The hydrogen circulation system includes the anode of the fuel cell. The boil-off gas supply portion provides boil-off gas generated in the storage portion to the hydrogen circulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Nonobe
  • Patent number: 8347789
    Abstract: A transport system, including a rail system and carriages movably disposed thereon, the rails being encompassed by a primary conductor system to which at least one secondary coil, included by the carriage, is inductively coupled for the contactless transfer of electrical energy and/or information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sew-Eurodrive GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Konstantin Wolf, Josef Schmidt, G√ľnter Becker, Leobald Podbielski
  • Patent number: 8350953
    Abstract: In an image pickup apparatus which includes a photoelectric conversion cell group in which, a plurality of photoelectric conversion cells which convert an optical image formed by an optical system to an electrical signal, are arranged two-dimensionally, at least some photoelectric conversion cells from among the plurality of photoelectric conversion cells are formed to output an image signal and a signal for ranging, and areas of a photoelectric conversion regions of photoelectric conversion cells which output the image signal, including the photoelectric conversion cells which output the image signal and the signal for ranging having the same spectral sensitivity of light received, in the photoelectric conversion cell group are substantially same, and the photoelectric conversion cells are arranged such that, for at least two photoelectric conversion cells which are necessary for ranging, a distance between centers of gravity of areas of the photoelectric conversion region of the photoelectric conversion cel
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Goto
  • Patent number: 8348355
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for switching two backup valves in a rear axle module of an electronic brake system of a utility vehicle is provided, in which the circuit arrangement includes a switch at which pulse width modulation for controlling magnetic fields of inductors of the two backup valves is applied, and a diode for a slow discharge of the two backup valves in correlation with a predetermined operating state of the two backup valves, in which the diode is connected in parallel with two branches, each containing an inductor of the two backup valves, of the circuit arrangement, and in which the diode switches the two backup valves simultaneously in correlation with the predetermined operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Knorr-Bremse Systeme Fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Feucht
  • Patent number: 8352963
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method can include executing a first application in stateful manner, wherein the first application executes continuously while receiving a sequence of a plurality of inputs from a user; and, in response to each of at least some of the plurality of inputs at the first application, executing a second application in a stateless manner by an execution controller, wherein the stateless execution can include the execution controller instructing the second application to execute an ordered stack of action scripts, the second application initiating and executing the ordered stack of action scripts, and the second application terminating upon completion of the executing of the ordered stack of action scripts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Jens Boeckenhauer, Holger Bohle
  • Patent number: 8349481
    Abstract: A power storage apparatus has a power storage element including an electrolyte layer and a plurality of electrode elements stacked with the electrolyte layer interposed between them, and a case accommodating the power storage element and a heat exchange medium for use in heat exchange with the power storage element. The power storage element has an opening portion passing through the power storage element and extending from one end face to the other end face of the power storage element in a stacking direction. A top-face portion of the case located above the power storage element includes an inclined surface inclined with respect to the stacking direction in the power storage element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8350520
    Abstract: A system and method for a self-charging battery cell are provided in which beta emissions from a Strontium-90 source are obtained by a sensor device and converted into electric energy. In embodiments, a scintillation device is used to intake emissions from a Strontium-90 source, and consequently emit a light or plurality of light flashes. A sensor device, e.g., a photodiode, is utilized to convert the light or plurality of light flashes into electric voltage, current and/or energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Ismail Kazem
  • Patent number: 8348004
    Abstract: A method for generating a triggering signal for a pedestrian protection device in which sensor data are ascertained and analyzed. After a collision with an object has been recognized, features are generated from the sensor data, which are analyzed for ascertaining an object mass and/or an object hardness, the triggering signal for the pedestrian protection device being generated if the ascertained object mass and/or the ascertained object hardness is/are within a triggering range which represents a collision with a pedestrian.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Mack
  • Patent number: 8352817
    Abstract: A method for testing a memory and a control device having means for a memory test. A destination address of the memory is selected in the process, dependent addresses of the memory are determined from the destination address, and user data at the destination address and the dependent addresses are backed up. Furthermore, the destination address and the dependent addresses are described by test patterns, via which a signature is formed. The backed-up user data of the destination address and the dependent addresses are then restored. Finally, the determined signature is compared with the known setpoint value. In the event of a deviation between the signature and the setpoint value, suitable protective mechanisms are initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus-Peter Mattern, Carsten Gebauer, Harald Tschentscher
  • Patent number: 8347497
    Abstract: In a processing method for processing a cylinder block, a finish processing for the cylinder bore is performing, by pressing the portion of the bolt phase for fastening the cylinder head on the cylinder portion outer peripheral surface forming the inside surface of a water jacket, on the condition that the rigidity of the pressed portion on the cylinder portion toward the pressure from the side of the cylinder bore (the surface pressure from the grinding stones by honing process) is enhanced compared with the other portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Harada, Kazuhiro Asayama
  • Patent number: 8350378
    Abstract: A diode, e.g., a press-fit power diode for a rectifier in a motor vehicle, includes a semiconductor chip which is connected to a head wire and a base via solder layers. A plastic sheathing, which is situated at least in the chip area and includes a plastic sleeve, enables a hard casting compound to be used and establishes a mechanical connection between the base and the head wire and forms a housing together with the base. An undercut, which extends into the casting compound, and a gap between the sleeve and the edge of the base achieve a compact design. Bevels provided on both sides enable the diode to be pressed into the rectifier from two sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Spitz, Alfred Goerlach, Karin Hamsen, Jochen Dietrich
  • Patent number: 8350857
    Abstract: In a method for representing an object in a display, lines together with length information, starting point information and direction information are stored with regard to the object. The representation of the object is generated by a display of the directly adjacent, parallel lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Weigand, Joachim Kuehnemann
  • Patent number: 8347603
    Abstract: A method for metering a reagent which an emission control device situated in the exhaust duct of an internal combustion engine requires for removing at least one exhaust gas component from the exhaust gas and a device for executing the method are described. The fluid level of the reagent stored in a reagent tank is measured. The measured change in the fluid level is compared to at least one measure for the change in the fluid level calculated as a function of consumption. An error signal is output when the comparison result exceeds a predefined threshold value. This approach enables reliable information to be provided about the fluid level of the reagent in the reagent tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Wickert, Torsten Handler, Michael Gerlach
  • Patent number: 8348677
    Abstract: In a slip-ring unit for electrically connecting two components that are rotatable relative to each other, one component is arranged as a first cable, which has a core and a shield. The slip-ring unit includes first, second and third brush elements as well as first, second and third slip bodies. The first slip body has an opening extending through it axially, through which a first cable extends for transmitting the voltage applied on the core. The second brush element is additionally disposed at a radial offset with respect to the third brush element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: LTN Servotechnik GmbH, MD Elektronik GmbH
    Inventors: Ludwig Angerpointner, Norbert Friese
  • Patent number: 8352154
    Abstract: In a control unit, a method, a computer program and a computer program product for operating an internal combustion engine in the context of a combined direct and manifold injection, fuel is injected by at least one first injection valve into an induction manifold and/or by at least one second injection valve directly into a combustion chamber for combustion. In at least one predefined operating state of the internal combustion engine, fuel is only injected by the at least one first injection valve into the induction manifold for a predetermined number of successive combustion cycles. In a subsequent combustion cycle, fuel is injected by the at least one first injection valve into the induction manifold and by the at least one second injection valve directly into the combustion chamber or only by the at least one second injection valve directly into the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Mallebrein, Michael Frank, Alexander Schenck Zu Schweinsberg, Helerson Kemmer, Wolfgang Samenfink
  • Patent number: 8351124
    Abstract: In the visual display device of the present invention, the first reflection plane 11 is so disposed as to face the eye point 4 in order of an optical path of reverse tracing that extends from the eye point 4 to the two-dimensional image displaying plane 3; the second reflection plane 21 is so disposed as to face the two-dimensional image displaying plane 3, and an optical axis connecting the first reflection plane 11 to the eye point 4 is so disposed as to cross an optical axis connecting the second reflection plane 21 to the two-dimensional image displaying plane 3; both the first and second reflection planes 11 and 21 have positive power; and diopter difference S of the position of a virtual image associated with diopter is substantially equal to that of the position of a virtual image associated with convergence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Takayoshi Togino
  • Patent number: 8352106
    Abstract: In a method for operating a power-branching hybrid drive having at least one first and one second electric machine coupled via a transmission, as well as having an internal combustion engine which outputs a torque MVM, the electric machines and the internal combustion engine acting together, having their drives connected, the first electric machine is rotation speed-regulated, the second electric machine is torque-controlled, and the internal combustion engine is operated in a rotation speed-regulated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Patent number: 8350215
    Abstract: A thermopile sensor for detection of infrared radiation in a measurement wavelength range having a sensor substrate in which a cavity is formed, a diaphragm formed on the sensor substrate above the cavity, at least one thermopile structure formed in, on, or below the diaphragm, having at least one thermopile pair of mutually contacted thermopile legs, where the two thermopile legs are made of doped semiconductor materials having different Seebeck coefficients, and at least one insulating intermediate layer formed between the thermopile legs. A layer system having at least the two thermopile legs and at least the insulating intermediate layer is formed above the lower cavity and has multibeam interference for IR radiation in the measurement wavelength range, absorbing a portion of the IR radiation and at least partially reducing the reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Nicolaus Ulbrich