Patents Represented by Attorney Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Patent number: 8351822
    Abstract: One end of the cover unit of a printer is supported freely rotatably on the device case, and a rotating shaft is disposed with both ends supported freely rotatably on the distal end. A right pressure lever and an operating lever are supported on the right end of the rotating shaft, and a left pressure lever is supported on the left end. When the operating lever rotates, the right and left pressure lever rotate in the same direction through an intervening rotation transfer member extending widthwise to the device. When the operating lever rotates when the cover is closed, the left pressure lever contacts the device case before the right pressure lever . The right and left pressure lever are set so that their rotational positions are the same when the cover starts to rise due to deformation of the rotation transfer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 8349400
    Abstract: Methods of making porous composite materials are provided. These methods involve providing a sintered porous first polymeric material, providing a solution containing a second polymeric material dissolved in a solvent, and, depositing the solution onto the sintered porous first polymeric material to form a precipitated porous second polymeric material wherein a portion of the second polymeric material is fused to the sintered, porous first polymeric material by at least one direct physical bond, and the second polymeric material is in at least some of the pores of the first polymeric material. In some methods, the first polymeric material and the second polymeric material are soluble in the same solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Porex Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Ramsey, Jerry Dean Raney, Jacob Shorr, Guoqiang Mao
  • Patent number: 8348402
    Abstract: A fluid supply device, a printing device, and a control method for a fluid supply device can desirably supply a fluid while maintaining good throughput, and can reduce device size and cost with a simple construction. The inkjet printer has an expansion mechanism that enables an ink refill operation in which a movable member expands an ink chamber by moving a piston that moves in contact with a regulator panel disposed to the main device side and supplies ink from an ink cartridge, a comparison means that determines whether or not the amount of ink left in the ink cartridge is less than a specified value, and a CPU that sets a long time mode in which the ink refill operation time is long when the amount of ink left in the ink cartridge is less than the specified value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Susumu Taga
  • Patent number: 8352193
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for deriving the sequence of an oligomer. In one exemplary method for deriving the sequence of a polypeptide, a predetermined set of mass/charge values for amino acid sequences is stored. An abundance value from mass spectrum data for each mass/charge value in the predetermined set is determined to produce a plurality of abundance values. A first ranking, based on the plurality of abundance values, is calculated for each sequence of a set of amino acid sequences having a first number of amino acids. A second ranking, based on the plurality of abundance values, for each sequence of a set of amino acid sequences having a second number of amino acids is calculated. A cumulative ranking, based on the first ranking and the second ranking, is calculated for each sequence of a set of amino acid sequences having at least the second number of amino acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Target Discovery, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke V. Schneider, Michael P. Hall, Robert Petesch
  • Patent number: 8352475
    Abstract: A flexible and extensible architecture allows for secure searching across an enterprise. Such an architecture can provide a simple Internet-like search experience to users searching secure content inside (and outside) the enterprise. The architecture allows for the crawling and searching of a variety of sources across an enterprise, regardless of whether any of these sources conform to a conventional user role model. The architecture further allows for security attributes to be submitted at query time, for example, in order to provide real-time secure access to enterprise resources. The user query also can be transformed to provide for dynamic querying that provides for a more current result list than can be obtained for static queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Sachin Bhatkar, Meeten Bhavsar, Mark Davis, Joaquin Delgado, Cindy Hsin, Muralidhar Krishnaprasad, Hui Ouyang
  • Patent number: 8348171
    Abstract: A smart card inlay and method for assembling the same are provided. The method includes attaching a first trace to a substrate, attaching a second trace to the substrate, attaching an antenna wire to the substrate, coupling a first end of the antenna wire to a first area of the first trace, and coupling a second end of the antenna wire to a first area of the second trace. A second area of the first trace and a second area of the second trace are configured to be coupled to an integrated circuit (IC) or IC module, and the first area of the first trace is located away from the second area of the first trace and the first area of the second trace is located away from the second area of the second trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Amadeo, Jose Flores, Robert Kraft
  • Patent number: 8350356
    Abstract: An anti-fuse apparatus includes a substrate of a first conductivity type and a well region of a second conductivity type formed in the substrate. A junction between the well region and the substrate is characterized by a breakdown voltage higher than a predetermined voltage. The apparatus includes a contact region of the second conductivity type within the well region. The apparatus also includes a channel region and a drain region within the substrate. A gate dielectric layer overlies the channel region and the contact region. A first polysilicon gate, the drain region, and the well region are associated with an MOS transistor. The apparatus also includes a second polysilicon gate overlying the gate dielectric layer which overlies the contact region. The contact region is configured to receive a first supply voltage and the second polysilicon gate is configured to receive a second supply voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Shanghai) Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Xu
  • Patent number: 8349172
    Abstract: A filter and pump unit is proposed for the filtering out of particles from a fluid, there being a filter housing (2) which bounds a filter space (3) and has an inlet (21) and also an outlet (22) for the fluid to be filtered as well as a filter element (4) provided in the filter space (3), the filter element demarcating an inlet region (31) from an outlet region (32) of the filter space (3), with the inlet region (31) communicating with the inlet (21) and the outlet region (32) communicating with the outlet (22), there also being an impeller (5) which, as part of a rotary pump, can pump the fluid from the inlet region (31) through the filter element (4) into the outlet region (32), characterized in that a flow connection (6) is provided between the outlet region (32) and the impeller (5) so that at least a part of the fluid can flow back from the outlet region (32) to the impeller (5). Furthermore, a method for the filtering out of the particles from a fluid is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Levitronix Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Reto Schoeb
  • Patent number: 8351414
    Abstract: Wireless communication with a communicating apparatus that is a limited band terminal capable of receiving only part of frequencies. A frequency channel allocating section allocates frequency channels, a terminal reception quality information processing section calculates an optimal modulation rate and required transmit power for each subcarrier, a subcarrier power control section controls a level of transmit power for each subcarrier, and a determining section checks a reception bandwidth of a communicating apparatus, while determining whether the communicating apparatus is a full band terminal capable of receiving all the frequency channels in the system band or a limited band terminal capable of receiving only part of frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Kashiwagi, Yasuhiro Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8352368
    Abstract: A method and system for making a payment is disclosed. In the method, a Payor can specify an account from which to withdraw funds for the payment and specify an activation code necessary to activate the payment. The payment can be sent to a Payee in the form of a pre-paid transaction account. The account will not be activated unless the Payee provides the activation code. Funds can be withdrawn from the account specified by the Payor either in full at the time the payment is made or are withdrawn as the Payee uses the transaction account to access the funds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Mark Carlson, Surendra Keshan
  • Patent number: 8349004
    Abstract: A set formed of a scleral buckle and an encircling band is provided for use in connection with retinal detachment surgery to enable the implantation of both the scleral buckle and encircling band free of any suture. A self-assembling scleral buckle-encircling band combination is secured in place by surface scleral tunnels operative as belt loops to enable the securing of a scleral buckle and encircling band on the eyeball to exert an intended indentation effect for treatment of retinal detachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Yau Wing Vincent Lee, Shun-Chui Dennis Lam, Ta Li David Liu, Chi Lai Li
  • Patent number: 8350393
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to assembly techniques. According to the present invention, the alignment and probing techniques to improve the accuracy of component placement in assembly are described. More particularly, the invention includes methods and structures to detect and improve the component placement accuracy on a target platform by incorporating alignment marks on component and reference marks on target platform under various probing techniques. A set of sensors grouped in any array to form a multiple-sensor probe can detect the deviation of displaced components in assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wintec Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kong-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 8348377
    Abstract: A storage device electrically connected to a host circuit includes a data receiving unit, determination unit, and a data transmitting unit. The data receiving unit receives data including first data which are to be written in a memory array and second data which are generated based on the first data from the host circuit. The determination unit determines consistency between the first data and the second data. The data transmitting unit transmits a result of the determination to the host circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Patent number: 8351877
    Abstract: A high performance and cost effective method of RF-digital hybrid mode power amplifier systems with high linearity and high efficiency for multi-frequency band wideband communication system applications is disclosed. The present disclosure enables a power amplifier system to be field reconfigurable and support multiple operating frequency bands on the same PA system over a very wide bandwidth. In addition, the present invention supports multi-modulation schemes (modulation agnostic), multi-carriers and multi-channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dali Systems Co. Ltfd.
    Inventors: Wan Jong Kim, Kyoung Joon Cho, Shawn Patrick Stapleton
  • Patent number: 8348704
    Abstract: Receptacle connectors and male plug connectors having a reduced size in at least one direction can be provided. One example reduces height by not including a center contact tab or tongue, but instead places contacts on an insulator that is adjacent to a bottom portion of the receptacle. Another example may reduce width by reducing contact pitch, and may use a particular shape of contact to achieve good signal quality. Receptacle connectors and male plug connectors can also provide support for one or more new high-speed communication standards, such as USB 3.0 and DisplayPort. Methods can provide one or more standardized connector components to speed connector design and manufacture of new electronic devices such as media players, thus reducing their time to market.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Sloey, S. Brian Lynch, Stephen Paul Zadesky
  • Patent number: 8351883
    Abstract: A method for communicating data using a “burst protocol” includes enabling power to transmitters and receivers when needed to balance power consumption with latency and unscheduled communication. A transmitter transmits a plurality of packets indicative of substantially the same payload. Power then may be disabled to the transmitter. A first predetermined time is determined to enable a receiver. A second predetermined time is determined to disable the receiver. Power then may be enabled to the receiver based on the first predetermined time. The payload is output in response to receiving one or more of the plurality of packets. Power to the receiver is disabled based on the second predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Krueger, Gregory Lydon
  • Patent number: 8348364
    Abstract: A fluid supply device, a printing device, and a method of cleaning a printing device are disclosed. A fluid supply device includes a main tank, a fluid chamber, a fluid-discharging head, a movable carriage, an expansion mechanism that expands the fluid chamber to draw fluid from the main tank, a suction mechanism, a remaining fluid detection unit, a comparison unit that compares the remaining fluid volume in the main tank with a specified value, and a setting unit that sets a cleaning mode. The expansion mechanism is actuated via a movement of the movable carriage. The setting unit sets a first cleaning mode in which a first amount of fluid is vacuumed from the nozzle or a second cleaning mode in which a second amount of fluid is vacuumed from the nozzle that is less than the first amount. The cleaning mode is selected in response to the amount of fluid remaining in the main tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Susumu Taga
  • Patent number: 8348415
    Abstract: A recording paper transportation path structure suppresses sagging of the recording paper fed from the nipping part of a pair of rollers to the platen surface of a vacuum platen, and can prevent a drop in paper feed precision. In a roll paper printer 1, the recording paper fed through the nipping part 52 of a paper feed roller 22 and a paper pressure roller 23 is fed along the contact plane P2 of the outside surface of the rollers 22 and 23 toward the platen surface 8a of the vacuum platen 8 at a slightly lower position. An inclined surface part 12b that slopes along the contact plane P2, an up-lifting surface part 12c that slopes down, and a protruding surface part 12d are formed contiguously to the upstream side at the upstream end part 8b of the platen surface 8a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Norio Nagata
  • Patent number: 8349574
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of measuring and/or quantifying the presence and/or amount of Her-3 and/or Her-3 in a complex in a sample. The invention also provides antibodies specific for Her-3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
    Inventors: Michael Bates, Ali Mukherjee, Gordon Parry, Jeff Sperinde, Jennifer W. Cook, Gundo Diedrich, Laurie Goodman, Stephen J. Williams
  • Patent number: D673830
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lee Valley Tools, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven K. Jones, Brent K. Hyde, Brian Ebbinghaus, Terry R. Saunders