Patents Represented by Attorney Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
  • Patent number: 8336632
    Abstract: A method and a system are provided for a direct drive pump for use in pumping fluids and/or quasi-fluids from one location to another. In the direct drive pump, bearings or bushings are optimally spaced, taking into account various operational considerations such as load, path, pressure, and tension. Further, bearings or bushings are coupled to the drive string, thus assisting in more efficient installation and de-installation. The bearings or bushings are not fixed to the production casing or drive tube. In embodiments, the drive tube can be vented, and the production fluid can be used as a lubricant for the system bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Harrier Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Bruce Morrow, Raymond Witten
  • Patent number: 8337437
    Abstract: A system made up of methods and techniques designed to improve the body's postural alignment, joint range, muscle hydration, bone density, and overall musculoskeletal health. The system combines a series of exercises designed to lengthen and strengthen muscles, fascial and myofascial tissue. The system is used in combination with a vibrating roller device, which can also be used with a head cradle. The application of the vibrational motion to the body in combination with the techniques described herein work to stimulate fascial tissue and confer benefits on the user which will improve the overall quality of life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Sue Hitzmann
  • Patent number: 8339719
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical apparatus allowing images in multiple directions to be simultaneously taken with simple construction using a prism optical system yet with high definitions even at wide angles of view. Specifically, the invention provides an optical apparatus using a prism optical system which has three optical surfaces: a first surface having transmission, a second surface having internal reflection plus transmission and a third surface having reflection and is formed of a medium having a refractive index of 1.3 or greater and in which light enters the medium through the first surface, is totally reflected at the second surface, and then reflected at the third surface 13, and finally leaves the medium this time through the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Takayoshi Togino
  • Patent number: 8336651
    Abstract: A state estimation value indicating a battery state is successively calculated from time to time according to a battery model capable of dynamically estimating the internal state of the secondary battery by using an inspection value of a sensor group indicating the secondary battery behavior. By using the sate estimation value at each moment estimated by the battery model expression at each predetermined cycle, an I/O-enabled time is predicted when a predetermined power is continuously inputted (charged) or outputted (discharged) from the current moment. A load operation instruction of the secondary battery is set so as to avoid overcharge and over-discharge of the secondary battery according to the operation request to the load and by considering the predicted characteristics between input/output power and input/output-allowed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Nishi, Tomokazu Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 8339714
    Abstract: A zoom lens comprising, in order from an object side thereof, a first lens group of positive refracting power, a second lens group of negative refracting power, an aperture stop, a third lens group of positive refracting power, a fourth lens group of negative refracting power, and a fifth lens group of positive refracting power. Upon zooming from the wide-angle end to the telephoto end, at least the first lens group and the aperture stop remain fixed in position, the second and third lens groups move in the optical axis direction, and the separation between each of the lens groups and the aperture stop changes. Upon focusing from a focusing-on-infinity state to a close-range-focusing state, the fourth lens group moves in the optical axis direction, with satisfaction of the following: ?0.36<f4/f1<?0.05??(1A), where fl and f4 are the focal lengths of the first and fourth lens groups, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Tochigi, Kazuteru Kawamura, Yasuharu Yamada
  • Patent number: 8339303
    Abstract: An integrated circuit allows for the isolation of the input of an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) from a summing-node (SNS) algorithm. The integrated circuit contains a gating device that is controlled by bits of a flash analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to gate input samples to sub-ranges that are used by the SNS algorithm. A single sub-range is chosen to be used by the SNS algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmed Mohamed Abdelatty Ali, Huseyin Dinc, Paritosh Bhoraskar
  • Patent number: 8340817
    Abstract: There is provided a legged robot that performs motion by changing a joint angle, which includes a section of generating a center-of-gravity trajectory of the legged robot based on a trinomial equation obtained by discretizing a ZMP equation and a target ZMP, a section of calculating time-varying data of a target value of the joint angle based on the generated center-of-gravity trajectory, and a section of rotating a joint of the legged robot based on the calculated time-varying data of a target value of the joint angle, wherein the ZMP equation involves an angular momentum according to a center-of-gravity velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daisaku Honda, Keisuke Suga, Ryosuke Tajima
  • Patent number: 8336640
    Abstract: The invention is based on a hand-held power tool, in particular a cordless screwdriver, having a drivable output shaft, a supporting element, and a roller bearing unit that is provided to transmit a supporting force of the output shaft to the supporting element. According to the invention, the output shaft and/or the supporting element constitutes at least one roller element running surface of the roller bearing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Dietmar Saur
  • Patent number: 8340864
    Abstract: There is provided a vibration damping control device which suppresses pitching and bouncing vibration of a vehicle through a drive output control based on a wheel torque estimated value estimated with a wheel speed, etc., which device uses the estimated value of a wheel torque while taking into account conditions where no good estimation of the wheel torque is executable. The vibration damping control device comprises a wheel torque estimated value acquisition portion which acquires a wheel torque estimated value; and a driving torque control portion which controls a driving torque of the vehicle to suppress pitching or bouncing vibrational amplitudes based on the wheel torque estimated value, wherein the absolute value or the sign of the wheel torque estimated value is corrected in accordance with the degree of a slip of the wheel or the direction of movement of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kaiji Itabashi, Takashi Saito
  • Patent number: 8338040
    Abstract: A fuel cell system in which excess water vapor or nitrogen gas is prevented from remaining inside the fuel cell in intermittent operation. The fuel cell system includes an estimation unit that estimates a water vapor amount and a nitrogen gas amount at a plurality of predetermined positions inside the electrolyte membrane and the reaction gas flow channel of at least one unit cell of the fuel cell stack; and an operation control unit that compares, during an operation stop of intermittent operation, the water vapor amount and/or the nitrogen gas amount at each of the predetermined positions with a threshold for each of the predetermined positions, and supplies a gas to the reaction gas flow channel and discharges water vapor and nitrogen gas from inside the fuel cell when the water vapor amount and/or the nitrogen gas amount exceeds the threshold at at least one of the positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsusue
  • Patent number: 8339126
    Abstract: A position-measuring device includes a measuring standard, on which at least one graduation track is applied, and a support member. Disposed on the support member is at least one exciter winding through which an excitation current is able to be conducted in order to generate an electromagnetic field, as well as at least one detector system for scanning the electromagnetic field, The position-measuring device further includes a capacitor which, together with the exciter winding, forms an LC oscillating circuit, an evaluation element and a switching element that is switchable by the evaluation element. The measuring standard and the support member are disposed in a manner allowing movement relative to each other, and in response to a movement of the measuring standard relative to the support member, the electromagnetic field is able to be influenced by the at least one graduation track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Izak, Johann Oberhauser, Robert Noichl
  • Patent number: 8338478
    Abstract: The invention concerns novel derivatives of 3,3-diphenyl-propylamines, methods for their preparation, pharmaceutical compositions containing the novel compounds, and the use of the compounds for preparing drugs. More particularly, the invention relates to novel prodrugs of antimuscarinic agents with superior pharmacokinetic properties compared to existing drugs such as oxybutynin and tolterodine, methods for their preparation, pharmaceutical compositions containing them, a method of using said compounds and compositions for the treatment of urinary incontinence, gastrointestinal hyperactivity (irritable bowel syndrome) and other smooth muscle contractile conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: UCB Pharma GmbH
    Inventors: Claus Meese, Bengt Sparf
  • Patent number: 8336382
    Abstract: An acceleration sensor is described that has a base substrate, a first electrode structure situated in stationary fashion relative to the base substrate, a sensor element having a first electrode area, and a spring device having at least one spring element. Via the spring element, the sensor element is coupled to the base substrate so that the sensor element is deflected relative to the base substrate as the result of an acceleration acting on the sensor element, thus changing the distance between the first electrode structure and the first electrode area. The sensor element and the first electrode structure are situated at least partially one over the other and are formed from a common functional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Classen, Arnd Kaelberer, Patrick Wellner, Dietrich Schubert, Lars Tebje
  • Patent number: 8340194
    Abstract: Disclosed is an exemplary video coder and video coding method according to an embodiment of the present invention. The exemplary video coder includes a scheduler, a plurality of processors and a multiplexer. The scheduler can examine processing units in an input buffer to determine an order for the processing unit to be coded by a processor. If the processing unit under examination depends on a processing unit not yet processed, the processing unit under examination can be merged with other processing units, if any, that share a similar dependency. If the processing unit under examination does not depend on any processing units not yet processed, it can be sent to a next available processor for coding. When a processing unit is sent to a processor, any merged processing units that depend on sent processing unit can also be sent to a next available processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jochen Christian Schmidt, Paul Seung Ho Chang, Chris Yoochang Chung, Christian Luc Duvivier, Ionut Hristodorescu, Hsi-Jung Wu, Dazhong Zhang, Xiaosong Zhou
  • Patent number: 8333113
    Abstract: An acceleration sensor includes a substrate and a first mass element, which is connected to the substrate in such a way that the first mass element is rotatable about an axis, the first mass element being connected to a second mass element in such a way that the second mass element is movable along a first direction parallel to the axis, and the first mass element being connected to a third mass element in such a way that the third mass element is movable along a second direction perpendicular to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Classen, Lars Tebje
  • Patent number: 8334689
    Abstract: An inductive displacement or rotational angle sensor including at least one electrical coil which is provided with turns, and an influencing element which interacts with said coil and produces a different inductance of the least one coil as a function of its position, characterized in that at least two separate coils which are arranged coaxially with respect to a coil axis and have an axial interspacing are provided, it being possible for the influencing element to enter said interspacing with a degree of overlap, which is dependent on its position, with the magnetic fields which are generated by the coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Knorr-Bremse Systeme Fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Feucht, Ulrich Guecker, Friedbert Roether, Falk Hecker
  • Patent number: 8334179
    Abstract: A semiconductor system is described, which is made up of a highly n-doped silicon substrate and a first n-silicon epitaxial layer, which is directly contiguous to the highly n-doped silicon substrate, and having a p-doped SiGe layer, which is contiguous to a second n-doped silicon epitaxial layer and forms a heterojunction diode, which is situated above the first n-doped silicon epitaxial layer and in which the pn-junction is situated within the p-doped SiGe layer. The first n-silicon epitaxial layer has a higher doping concentration than the second n-silicon epitaxial layer. Situated between the two n-doped epitaxial layers is at least one p-doped emitter trough, which forms a buried emitter, a pn-junction both to the first n-doped silicon epitaxial layer and also to the second n-doped silicon epitaxial layer being formed, and the at least one emitter trough being completely enclosed by the two epitaxial layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ning Qu, Alfred Goerlach
  • Patent number: 8333950
    Abstract: A method of producing lithium metal oxides can include mixing lithium salt and a metal oxide to form a composition, heating the composition in a first reactor, transferring the composition to a second reactor, and passing the composition through the second reactor to anneal the composition to form lithium metal oxides. The second reactor can be a fluidized bed reactor. The lithium metal oxide can have an average crystal size of between about 5 microns and about 20 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Horst Krampitz, Michael Fooken, Wilhelm Sellmann
  • Patent number: 8335729
    Abstract: An exposure management system may include customizable pricing and delivery components interfacing with existing organizational systems and third party systems. The pricing component may enable an organization to enter variable pricing terms, such as customizable pricing formulas that depend on a published price averaged over time. Data used in the pricing formulas and terms may be obtained electronically from various sources. The delivery component may enable the exposure management system to measure risks associated with split or periodic deliveries. The delivery component may also interface with existing systems, such as ERP, CRM, and inventory management systems, to verify that deliveries actually occurred. Methods and devices are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Aniket Kulkarni, Rajesh Balaram, Vinodh Ar
  • Patent number: 8334534
    Abstract: A sensor includes at least one micro-patterned diode pixel that has a diode implemented in, on, or under a diaphragm, and the diaphragm in turn being implemented above a cavity. The diode is contacted via supply leads that are implemented at least in part in, on, or under the diaphragm, and the diode is implemented in a polycrystalline semiconductor layer. The diode is implemented by way of two low-doped diode regions or at least one low-doped diode region. At least parts of the supply leads are implemented by way of highly doped supply lead regions of the shared polycrystalline semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Reinmuth, Neil Davies, Simon Armbruster, Ando Feyh