Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear
  • Patent number: 8349499
    Abstract: An electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery, including a lithium salt, an organic solvent, lithium bis(oxalato)borate (LiBOB), and at least one kind of tris(trialkylsilyl)borate represented by following Chemical Formula 1. In the above Chemical Formula 1, R1 to R9 are the same as described in the detailed description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mi-Hyeun Oh, Jin-Sung Kim, Na-Rae Park, Su-Hee Han, Jin-Hyunk Lim
  • Patent number: 8348429
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, an optical coherence tomography instrument comprises an eyepiece for receiving at least one eye of a user is provided; a light source that outputs light that is directed through the eyepiece into the user's eye; an interferometer configured to produce optical interference using light reflected from the user's eye; an optical detector disposed so as to detect said optical interference; and electronics coupled to the detector. The electronics can be configured to perform a risk assessment analysis based on optical coherence tomography measurements obtained using the interferometer. An output device can be electrically coupled to the electronics, and may be configured to output the risk assessment to the user through the output device. The optical coherence tomography instrument can be self-administered, and the eyepiece can be a monocular system or a binocular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Doheny Eye Institute
    Inventors: Alexander C. Walsh, Paul G. Updike, Srinivas R. Sadda
  • Patent number: 8349512
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-MEA test station capable of simultaneously testing and activating a plurality of MEAs and a multi-MEA test method using the same. The multi-MEA test station includes a chamber capable of receiving a plurality of MEAs; a first multi cell body including a first channel for supplying an oxidant to a cathode electrode of the MEA, and a second multi cell body including a second channel for supplying fuel to an anode electrode of the MEA; a pressing means closely adhering the first multi cell body, the second multi cell body and the MEA positioned therebetween by applying force in a direction that the first multi cell body and the second multi cell body are opposed to each other; a reactant supply means for supplying the oxidant to the first channel and supplying the fuel to the second channel; and a multi-loader controlling the environment of a test and activation on the plurality of MEAs and performing the test and the activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chan Gyun Shin
  • Patent number: 8350302
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display apparatus is disclosed. The organic light emitting display apparatus includes: a substrate, a seal facing the substrate, bonded to the substrate, a display area disposed on the substrate configured to produce an image, a pad area disposed on the substrate, present on at least one side of the display area, an insulating layer directly extending from the display area, formed on the pad area, a first adhesive layer surrounding the display area, which bonds the substrate to the seal, and comprising an organic material, and a second adhesive layer insulated from the pad area by the insulating layer, disposed outside the first adhesive layer, which bonds the substrate to the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-Young Lee, Jong-Hyuk Lee, Yoon-Hyeung Cho, Min-Ho Oh, Byoung-Duk Lee, So-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 8349492
    Abstract: The negative electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a current collector and a negative active material layer disposed on the current collector. The negative active material layer includes a metal-based negative active material and sheet-shaped graphite and has porosity of 20 to 80 volume %. The negative electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery can improve cell characteristics by inhibiting volume change and stress due to active material particle bombardment during charge and discharge, and by decreasing electrode resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Min Lee, Goo-Jin Jeong, Min-Seok Sung, Yong-Mook Kang, Wan-Uk Choi, Sung-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 8349642
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for treating a metal oxide layer deposited on a substrate. The method comprises the step of applying a substantially atmospheric plasma process at a relatively low temperature. Preferably, the temperature during the plasma process is lower than approximately 180° C. Further, the atmospheric plasma process can be applied in a plasma chamber comprising H2 gas and He gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Joop Van Deelen, Paulus Willibrordus George Poodt
  • Patent number: 8351054
    Abstract: An apparatus detecting the position of the functional layer of the electrode plate includes a first electrode plate sensor disposed at a side of a material to sense start points of electrode plates continuously formed on the material at uniform intervals, a second electrode plate sensor disposed at an other side of the material to sense a length of the electrode plate, a functional layer sensor provided behind the first electrode plate sensor and the second electrode plate sensor above a material traveling direction to sense position and length of the functional layer formed on the electrode by sensing a difference in color, and a controller feeding back a feedback result indicating whether the functional layer is correctly coated through values sensed by the first electrode plate sensor, the second electrode plate sensor, and the functional layer sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: So-Il Moon, Jee-Sang Hwang, Su-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8350978
    Abstract: An LCD includes: a first substrate; first, second, and third gate lines extending along a first direction, formed over the first substrate and being parallel with each other; data lines insulated from the first gate line, the second gate line, and the third gate line and extending along a second direction that intersects the first direction; first, second, and third thin film transistors connected with the first gate lines, the second gate line, the third gate line, respectively and connected with the data lines; a passivation layer covering the first thin film transistor, the second thin film transistor, and the third thin film transistor; and first, second, and third pixel electrodes formed over the passivation layer and connected with the first thin film transistor, the second thin film transistor, and the third thin film transistor, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seok-Je Seong, Ji-Eun Lee
  • Patent number: 8352306
    Abstract: Lead distribution systems and methods distribute consumer business leads received from lead sources for routing to one or more destinations that use the leads and/or forward the leads to another destination. A quality level is assessed for each lead source, based in part on a percentage of leads from the source that result in a desired business transaction with the ultimate user of the lead. The system identifies a set of most profitable destinations for each lead, while maintaining a desired overall quality level and flow rate of leads routed to each destination. Adjusting the quality ratings of the lead sources may advantageously be used to affect the placement of their leads with destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Autobytel Inc.
    Inventors: C. Michael Rose, Peter D. Mathews, Jeffrey E. Sward, Glenn R. Dunkle, John L. Dohoney, Glenn S. Davis
  • Patent number: 8349543
    Abstract: A pattern-forming method, including: forming a first resist film by applying a first chemically amplified resist composition onto a support, forming a plurality of resist patterns by selectively exposing and then developing the first resist film, forming a plurality of coated patterns by forming a coating film composed of a metal oxide film on the surface of each resist pattern, forming a second resist film by applying a second chemically amplified resist composition onto the support having the coated patterns formed thereon, and selectively exposing and then developing the second resist film, thereby forming a pattern composed of the plurality of coated patterns and a resist pattern formed in the second resist film onto the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Matsumaru, Ryoji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Ogata
  • Patent number: 8348910
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for cleansing wounds (5) in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing (2) and wound exudate from the dressing are moved by a device (18) (which may be a single pump or two pumps) for moving fluid through a flow path (6, 7, 9, 10) which passes through the dressing with a means for providing simultaneous aspiration and irrigation of the wound, and means for supplying thermal energy to the fluid in the wound. The former provides a desired balance of fluid at a controlled nominal flow rate that removes materials deleterious to wound healing, while distributing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing over the wound bed. The latter maintains a temperature at the wound bed under the wound dressing at a level that promotes wound healing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Patrick Lewis Blott, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Julian Lee-Webb, Derek Nicolini, Clare Green, Robin Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 8352261
    Abstract: A communication system includes at least one transmitting device and at least one receiving device, one or more network systems for connecting the transmitting device to the receiving device, and an automatic speech recognition (“ASR”) system, including an ASR engine. A user speaks an utterance into the transmitting device, and the recorded speech audio is sent to the ASR engine. The ASR engine returns intermediate transcription results to the transmitting device, which displays the intermediate transcription results in real-time to the user. The intermediate transcription results are also correlated by utterance fragment to final transcription results and displayed to the user. The user may use the information thus presented to make decisions as to whether to edit the final transcription results or to speak the utterance again, thereby repeating the process. The intermediate transcription results may also be used by the user to edit the final transcription results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canyon IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: James Richard Terrell, II, Marc White
  • Patent number: 8352433
    Abstract: A modular computer storage system and method is provided for managing and directing data archiving functions, which is scalable and comprehends various storage media as well as diverse operating systems on a plurality of client devices. A client component is associated with one or more client devices for generating archival request. A file processor directs one or more storage devices, through one or more media components, which control the actual physical level backup on various storage devices. Each media component creates a library indexing system for locating stored data. A management component coordinates the archival functions between the various client components and the file processor, including setting scheduling policies, aging policies, index pruning policies, drive cleaning policies, configuration information, and keeping track of running and waiting jobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Crescenti, Srinivas Kavuri, David Alan Oshinsky, Anand Prahlad
  • Patent number: 8351591
    Abstract: The present invention provides flexible call processing. For example, a call processor system can receive an inbound call intended for a called party and place an outbound call to the called party. The call processing system can provide the called party with a call transfer option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Callwave Communications LLC
    Inventors: Leland W. Kirchhoff, David S. Trandal, Colin Kelley, David J. Brahm, Robert F. Smith, David Frank Hofstatter, Robert A. Dolan
  • Patent number: 8352615
    Abstract: A system and method for management and processing of resource requests is provided. A content delivery network service provider determines a class associated with a set of client computing devices and monitors resources requests for the determined class. The content delivery network service provider then identifies at least one cache component for providing additional content, such as advertisement content or other additional content provided in anticipation of future resource requests, to client computing devices as a function of the determined class. In other embodiments, instead of cache components, the content delivery network service provider identifies a second set of client computing devices as a function of the determined class for providing the additional content information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, David R. Richardson, Bradley E. Marshall, Christopher L. Scofield
  • Patent number: 8350902
    Abstract: A system and method of providing composite real-time dynamic imagery of a medical procedure site from multiple modalities which continuously and immediately depicts the current state and condition of the medical procedure site synchronously with respect to each modality and without undue latency is disclosed. The composite real-time dynamic imagery may be provided by spatially registering multiple real-time dynamic video streams from the multiple modalities to each other. Spatially registering the multiple real-time dynamic video streams to each other may provide a continuous and immediate depiction of the medical procedure site with an unobstructed and detailed view of a region of interest at the medical procedure site at multiple depths. A user may thereby view a single, accurate, and current composite real-time dynamic imagery of a region of interest at the medical procedure site as the user performs a medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Inneroptic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharif A. Razzaque, Kurtis P. Keller, Andrei State, Caroline K. Green, Jeremy D. Ackerman
  • Patent number: 8350320
    Abstract: A memory array with staggered local data/bit lines extending generally in a first direction formed in an upper surface of a substrate and memory cell access transistors extending generally upward and aligned generally atop a corresponding local data/bit line. Selected columns of the memory cell access transistors are sacrificed to define local data/bit access transistors which are interconnected with overlying low resistance global data/bit lines. The global data/bit lines provide selectable low resistance paths between memory cells and sense amplifiers. The sacrificed memory cell access transistors and staggered local data/bit lines provide increased footprints for sense amplifiers to facilitate increased circuit integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard Forbes
  • Patent number: 8350399
    Abstract: A microturbine system provided with a first and a second blade wheel, at least one nozzle for spouting a pressure medium onto the first blade wheel for driving this wheel, wherein the first blade wheel is configured for transferring pressure medium received from the nozzle to the second blade wheel for driving the second blade wheel, the arrangement being such that the first and second blade wheel are rotatable in opposite directions under the influence of the pressure medium, and a first and second electricity generator, respectively, coupled to the first and second blade wheel, respectively. Also included is the method for generating electricity using the microturbine system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bepart B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Post
  • Patent number: D673760
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tod's S.p.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Della Valle, Andrea Vico
  • Patent number: D673761
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tod's S.p.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Della Valle, Andrea Vico