Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP
  • Patent number: 8349534
    Abstract: A positive resist composition including: a polymeric compound (A1) having a structural unit (a0) that contains a “cyclic group containing —SO2—” on the side chain terminal, and a structural unit (a1) derived from an acrylate ester containing an acid dissociable, dissolution inhibiting group; an acid generator component (B); and a fluorine-containing resin component having a structural unit (f1) represented by general formula (f1-0): wherein R represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group of 1 to 5 carbon atoms or a halogenated alkyl group of 1 to 5 carbon atoms; Q0 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group having a fluorine atom; and RX0 represents an acid dissociable, dissolution inhibiting group-containing group which may contain a fluorine atom, with the provision that at least one fluorine atom is contained in formula (f1-0).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kurosawa, Hiroaki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8348770
    Abstract: A device for facilitating the scoring of a fencing match can include a box having first and second fencing cord inputs, an optional third input for connection of the fencing piste, a standardized general-purpose computer output, a power source, and a processing module. The processing module can be in communication with the inputs, outputs, and power source. Further, the processing module can be configured to iteratively apply power to at least a portion of the first fencing cord input and at least a portion of the second fencing cord input at different times. The processing module can also be configured to check for fencing-relevant completed circuits between the fencing cord inputs. Even further, the processing module can output raw data regarding the completed circuits through the standardized general-purpose computer output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey Shawn Hart
  • Patent number: 8348544
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting device for the connection between a brace and a formwork girder. The device incorporates respective arms (3) which terminate at one of their ends in hooks (4) which can be coupled on a first flange of the brace (1) and has flat extensions (6) extending from tubular portions (5) intended to rest on a lower projection of the formwork girder (2). It also has parallel rods (7) located with an inclination opposite to that of the arms (3) traversing the tubular portions (5), which are linked by a connecting bridge (9) traversed by a screw (10), the adjustment of which determines the movement of a clamp (11) assembled on the rods (7). The clamp is provided with locking means (12) which can be coupled to a second flange of the brace (1), opposite the first, in order to secure the connection between the brace (1) and the formwork girder (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ulma C Y E, S. Coop.
    Inventors: Ander Ollo Odriozola, Iban Lizarralde Aramburu
  • Patent number: 8350602
    Abstract: A reconfigurable semiconductor device is disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, a first insulating material formed on the substrate, two channels having different polarities, a plurality of terminal electrodes formed on the insulating material and coupled in common with the channels at their opposite ends, a second insulating material formed on the terminal electrodes, and a control gate formed on the second insulating material. The channels have different polarity and a charge storage layer is formed inside the second insulating material. The control gate is applied with a forward bias or a reverse bias and then the bias is cut off. The voltage-current characteristics of the semiconductor device are changed according to an electrical charge created in the charge storage layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seoul National University Research & Development Business Foundation
    Inventors: Seunghun Hong, Sung Myung, Kwang Heo
  • Patent number: 8352523
    Abstract: A data management system (DMS) includes a continuous real-time object store that captures all real-time activities, with associated object metadata information. The DMS is capable of reintroducing any point-in-time view of data ranging from a granular object to an entire file system. A set of algorithms (for creation of a file or directory, modification of a file or directory, deletion of a file or directory, and relocation/renaming of a file or directory) are used to generate and maintain a file system history in the DMS and to ensure that a latest version of a directory always refers to a latest version of its children until the directory changed. Any point-in-time recovery is implemented using the file system history in one of various ways to provide strong individual file integrity, exact point-in-time crash consistency, and/or recovery of last version of all files in the file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Quest Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Siew Yong Sim-Tang
  • Patent number: 8349163
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electroforming master comprises a patterns of protrusions and recesses formed on one major surface of an Si substrate having two major surfaces, corresponding to information for positioning of a read/write head (a preamble, address, and burst), recording tracks or recording bits. Impurity ions are doped in the surface of this patterns of protrusions and recesses. The impurity ion concentration distribution in the film thickness direction of the Si substrate has a peak in a portion from the patterns of protrusions and recesses surface to a depth of 40 nm in the film thickness direction. The impurity concentration of this peak is 1×1020 to 2×1021 ions/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Satoshi Shirotori, Akira Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Kamata, Masatoshi Sakurai
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 8352422
    Abstract: Stubbing systems and methods are provided for intelligent data management in a replication environment, such as by reducing the space occupied by replication data on a destination system. In certain examples, stub files or like objects replace migrated, de-duplicated or otherwise copied data that has been moved from the destination system to secondary storage. Access is further provided to the replication data in a manner that is transparent to the user and/or without substantially impacting the base replication process. In order to distinguish stub files representing migrated replication data from replicated stub files, priority tags or like identifiers can be used. Thus, when accessing a stub file on the destination system, such as to modify replication data or perform a restore process, the tagged stub files can be used to recall archived data prior to performing the requested operation so that an accurate copy of the source data is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Vijay H. Agrawal
  • Patent number: 8348877
    Abstract: Implants and methods for treating ocular disorders are provided. One method involves introducing an implant into an anterior chamber of an eye such that at least a distal end of the implant is temporarily in the anterior chamber. The implant is implanted into eye tissue adjacent the anterior chamber. A therapeutic agent is eluted from the implant into at least one of the anterior chamber, a physiologic outflow pathway of the eye, and a space adjacent a choroid of the eye. The therapeutic agent can be an antiproliferative agent, an anti-inflammatory drug, or a compound for treating glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The therapeutic agent can be contained within the implant or coated on the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dose Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Hosheng Tu, Barbara Niksch, David Haffner, Gregory Smedley, Olav B Bergheim, Morteza Gharib
  • Patent number: 8350352
    Abstract: A bipolar transistor comprising an emitter region, a base region and a collector region, and a guard region spaced from and surrounding the base. The guard region can be formed in the same steps that form the base, and can serve to spread out the depletion layer in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: William Allan Lane, Andrew David Bain, Derek Frederick Bowers, Paul Malachy Daly, Anne Maria Deignan, Michael Thomas Dunbar, Patrick Martin McGuinness, Bernard Patrick Stenson
  • Patent number: 8352220
    Abstract: Embodiments may include systems and methods to create and edit a representation of a worksite, to create various data objects, to classify such objects as various types of pre-defined “features” with attendant properties and layout constraints. As part of or in addition to classification, an embodiment may include systems and methods to create, associate, and edit intrinsic and extrinsic properties to these objects. A design engine may apply of design rules to the features described above to generate one or more solar collectors installation design alternatives, including generation of on-screen and/or paper representations of the physical layout or arrangement of the one or more design alternatives. Embodiments may also include definition of one or more design apertures, each of which may correspond to boundaries in which solar collector layouts should comply with distinct sets of user-defined design preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Wayne, Alexander Frumkin, Michael Zaydman, Scott Lehman, Jules Brenner
  • Patent number: 8349882
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition for external use, including: i) luliconazole represented by the following structural formula (1) and/or a salt thereof; and ii) one or two or more selected from N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, propylene carbonate, and crotamiton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd., Pola Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kobayashi, Akira Nozawa, Katsumasa Ariyoshi
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: D673809
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Stixtogo, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Burns
  • Patent number: D673958
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Incipio Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Andy Fathollahi