Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear
  • 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: 8348489
    Abstract: The present invention introduces a new class of thin doubly collimating light distributing engines for use in a variety of general lighting applications, especially those benefiting from thinness. Output illumination from these slim-profile illumination systems whether square, rectangular or circular in physical aperture shape is directional, square, rectangular or circular in beam cross-section, and spatially uniform and sharply cutoff outside the system's adjustable far-field angular cone. Field coverage extends from +/?5- to +/?60-degrees and more in each meridian, including all asymmetric combinations in between, both by internal design, by addition of angle spreading film sheets, and angular tilts. Engine brightness is held to safe levels by expanding the size of the engine's output-aperture without sacrifice in the directionality of illumination. One form of the present invention has a single input light emitter, a square output aperture and the capacity to supply hundreds of lumens per engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Holman, Matthew B. Sampsell
  • Patent number: 8351908
    Abstract: A system is disclosed in which a wireless device is monitored and maintained over a network. One embodiment of the system comprises a wireless device including: a service to maintain data objects, provide messaging capability, and provide data access capability on behalf of a user of the wireless device; and a rules engine communicatively coupled to the service to execute a set of rules transmitted to the wireless device from a server, the set of rules to instruct the rules engine to gather information related to the wireless device and to take action on the wireless device based on the gathered information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Good Technology Software, Inc
    Inventors: Sathyanarayana Pattavayal Bhat, Vinay Shashikumar Badami, Benson Wei-Ming Tse
  • 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: 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: 8352635
    Abstract: A method includes, in a network of interconnected computer system nodes, receiving a request from a source system to store data, directing the data to a computer memory in conjunction with its geolocation, geolocation enabling selecting nodes that are proximate to each other or a user to increase speed and efficiency, and continuously forwarding the data from one computer memory to another computer memory in the network of interconnected computer system nodes in conjunction with their geolocations without storing on any physical storage device in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tajitshu Transfer Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Edward Merritt
  • 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: 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: 8351237
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a ferroelectric random access memory comprising a first buffer, a second buffer, a third buffer, a first controlling unit, a second controlling unit, a memory cell array, a sense amplifier circuit, and a third controlling unit. The first buffer outputs a first signal changed from a first value to a second value based on notification of power-down. The second buffer stops supply of inner clock signal with the change of the first signal from the first value to the second value. The third buffer receives an address signal corresponding to data to be read or written. The first controlling unit receives a command signal. The second controlling unit generates a basic signal that has a third value when the command signal indicates a bank active command and has a fourth value when the command signal indicates a precharge command and the first signal has the second value. The sense amplifier circuit reads data via a pair of bit lines from the memory cell corresponding to the address signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Ryousuke Takizawa
  • Patent number: 8352614
    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: 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: 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: 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: 8350042
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds and methods of synthesis of Formula I for the development of antiviral drugs for the treatment of HCV infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Thomas C. Hermann, Maia Carnevali
  • Patent number: 8347480
    Abstract: A comestible product sheeter is configured to provide enhanced access to the rollers and other components of the roller assembly. The one or more frame members of the roller assembly are configured to support the rollers at different vertical locations. Enhanced access is provided to both the rear and front rollers of the roller assembly by supporting one of the rollers in a cantilever configuration. The roller assembly may also be provided with a pivotally mounted cutting roller support arm to further improve access to the rollers and other components of the roller assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: J.C. Ford Company
    Inventors: Scott D. Ruhe, Peter A. Scherz
  • 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: 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: D673759
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tod's S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sylvie Bourdin, Andrea Della Valle
  • 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: D673973
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Steffen Vance, Jasdeep Singh Chugh, Feridoon Malekzadeh, Valerie Lynn Goulart, Jupiter Macleod Barton, Jared T. Benson, Christian Robertson, Shilpa R. Shah, Gabriel J. White, Gordon Kar Kee Kam