Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 8348892
    Abstract: Disclosed is an expandable transluminal sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, low cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion of at least a part of the distal end of the sheath to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The distal end of the sheath is maintained in the first, low cross-sectional configuration and expanded using a radial dilatation device. In an exemplary application, the sheath is utilized to provide access for a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure such as ureteroscopy or stone removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Onset Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jay Lenker, Edward J. Nance, Joseph Bishop, George F. Kick
  • Patent number: 8346608
    Abstract: A computer method and device for intercepting contracting client's sent electronic messages, scanning the message body content for key words, sending the key words to a remote central computer server which analyses the key words and enhances the message by attaching a relevant, contextual advertising tag line or image/banner/words/HTML/Flash, etc. to the electronic message, and transmitting the enhanced message to a receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Consallus Group L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jason Bosarge, Roger Little
  • Patent number: 8344470
    Abstract: Embodiments of MEMS devices comprise a conductive movable layer spaced apart from a conductive fixed layer by a gap, and supported by rigid support structures, or rivets, overlying depressions in the conductive movable layer, or by posts underlying depressions in the conductive movable layer. In certain embodiments, both rivets and posts may be used. In certain embodiments, these support structures are formed from rigid inorganic materials, such as metals or oxides. In certain embodiments, etch barriers may also be deposited to facilitate the use of materials in the formation of support structures which are not selectively etchable with respect to other components within the MEMS device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Sampsell, Clarence Chui, Manish Kothari, Mark W. Miles, Teruo Sasagawa, Wonsuk Chung, Ming-Hau Tung
  • Patent number: 8346330
    Abstract: A reflection-detector sensor position indicator comprises emitters that transmit light having a plurality of wavelengths. A detector outputs a sensor signal. At least one reflection detector outputs at least one sensor position signal. An attachment assembly attaches the emitters, the detector and the reflection detector onto a tissue site. A sensor-on condition indicates that the attachment assembly has positioned the emitters generally centered over a fingernail, the detector on a fingertip opposite the fingernail and the reflection detector over the fingernail. The sensor signal, in the sensor-on condition, is at least substantially responsive to the emitter transmitted light after attenuation by pulsatile blood flow perfused within a fingernail bed underneath the fingernail. The sensor position signal, in the sensor-on condition, is at least substantially responsive to the emitter transmitted light after reflection off of the fingernail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventor: Marcelo Lamego
  • Patent number: 8345518
    Abstract: High density-information storage is accomplished by the use of novel, near-field optical devices in combination with high-density storage media. The near-field optical devices are configured to focus light to nanoscale spot sizes and may employ negative index of refraction materials for focusing. The high-density storage media may include protein-based storage media, such as photochromic proteins, and high-coercivity magnetic storage media. Light energy provided the optical devices may enable exposed protein molecules to transition between stable molecular states that may be distinguished on the basis of their respective spectral maxima. Light energy provided by the optical device may also be used to heat localized regions of magnetic media to a selected temperature, effecting local changes in coercivity of the magnetic media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Sakhrat Khizroev, Rabee Ikkawi, Nissim Amos, Roman Chomko, Alexander Balandin
  • Patent number: 8343422
    Abstract: A water vapor plasma generating apparatus which is able to generate water vapor plasma stably is provided. By applying the water vapor plasma generated by the apparatus to an object to be treated, a sterilization and disinfection treatment can be performed. In addition, by applying the water vapor plasma generated by the apparatus to a substance containing an oily ingredient, an antioxidative treatment can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Chokichi Sato, Hisaharu Ohki, Toshihiko Hanai, Kenkichi Sato, Kunio Sato, Akio Koga, Akira Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8346048
    Abstract: A illumination device comprises a light guide having a first end for receiving light and configured to support propagation of light along the length of the light guide. A turning microstructure is disposed on a first side of the light guide configured to turn light incident on the first side and to direct the light out a second opposite side of the light guide, wherein the turning microstructure comprises a plurality of indentations. A cover is physically coupled to the light guide and disposed over the turning microstructure. An interlayer is between the cover and the light guide, wherein the interlayer physically couples the cover to the light guide. A plurality of open regions is between the interlayer and the plurality of indentations. Various embodiments include methods of coupling the cover to the light guide while preserving open regions between the cover and plurality of indentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ion Bita, Gang Xu, Kollengode S. Narayanan, Russell W. Gruhlke, Marek Mienko, Lai Wang
  • Patent number: 8344565
    Abstract: An actuator arrangement for the axial displacement of an actuation member by means of a drive force which is generated by an electric machine, in particular for a shift-clutch arrangement of a multi-step gear change transmission. The actuation member is mounted axially displaceably on a rotary shaft. The electric machine has a stator fixed to a housing and a rotor which is coupled to the actuation member and is arranged coaxially with respect to the actuation member. The rotor is coupled to the actuation member with a form fit in the axial direction. Here, the rotor or the actuation member has a radial projection which engages into a radial groove of the other part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: GETRAG Getriebe- und Zahnradfabrik Hermann Hagenmeyer GmbH & Cie KG
    Inventors: Mark Schweiher, Uli Christian Blessing, Thorsten Gatzka, Ulrich Knoedel
  • Patent number: 8344364
    Abstract: Provided are a nano semiconductor sheet, a thin film transistor (TFT) using the nano semiconductor sheet, and a flat panel display using nano semiconductor sheet. The nano semiconductor sheet has excellent characteristics, can be manufactured at room temperature, and has good flexibility. The nano semiconductor sheet includes: a first film and a second film disposed on at least one side of or inside of the first film, and includes a plurality of nano particles arranged substantially in parallel to each other. In addition, provided are a method of manufacturing a nano semiconductor sheet and methods of manufacturing a TFT and a flat panel display using the nano semiconductor sheet. The method of manufacturing a nano semiconductor sheet, includes: forming first polymer micro-fibers having a plurality of nano particles arranged substantially in parallel; preparing a first film; and arranging a plurality of the first micro-fibers on at least one side of or inside of the first film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Min Lee, Nam-Choul Yang
  • Patent number: 8344096
    Abstract: The phosphorus-containing polycarbonate polyol disclosed herein has a structural unit (I) represented by a formula: —OCOO— and a structural unit (II) represented by a residue A, wherein A denotes a n-valent residue in which n of alcoholic hydroxyl groups are removed from a phosphorus compound having at least n of alcoholic hydroxyl groups, in which n is an integer of 2 or larger, and wherein a terminal group of the polyol is a alcoholic hydroxyl group. The novel phosphorus-containing polycarbonate polyol, as a reactive flame-retardant agent, can provide flame-retardant properties easily to polyurethane or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Takasawa, Kosuke Fujiyama, Masahiro Naiki, Masahiko Watanabe, Yasuhiro Kawachi
  • Patent number: 8343653
    Abstract: A secondary battery according to the present invention includes a polymer cell in which insulating wing portions are provided on lead tabs and a top case assembled to the polymer cell and having an evasion portion to reduce interference with the insulating wing portions. A secondary battery can reduce interference which occurs between an insulating wing portion having an irregular shape. Further, as a result, it is possible to reduce the variance of the external dimension of an inner pack and achieve a more stable manufacturing process of the inner pack, and increase the reliability and competency of the inner pack to which the polymer cell is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Woon-Seong Baek
  • Patent number: 8347201
    Abstract: A reading method for a memory device with error-correcting encoding envisages the steps of: carrying out a first reading of a plurality of memory locations (A0, A1, . . . , ALS-1) to generate a first recovered string (S1), and performing a first decoding attempt using the first recovered string (S1). When the first decoding attempt fails, the memory locations are read at least one second time, and at least one second recovered string (S2-SN) is generated. On the basis of a comparison between the first recovered string (S1) and the second recovered string (S2-SN), a modified string (SM) is generated, in which erasures (X) are located, and at least one second decoding attempt is carried out using the modified string (SM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alessia Marelli, Valeria Intini, Roberto Ravasio, Rino Micheloni
  • Patent number: 8346338
    Abstract: Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor and detects signal artifacts that have higher amplitude than electronic or diffusion-related system noise. The system replaces some or the entire data stream continually or intermittently including signal estimation methods that particularly address transient signal artifacts. The system is also capable of detecting the severity of the signal artifacts and selectively applying one or more signal estimation algorithm factors responsive to the severity of the signal artifacts, which includes selectively applying distinct sets of parameters to a signal estimation algorithm or selectively applying distinct signal estimation algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul V. Goode, Jr., James H. Brauker, Apurv U. Kamath, James Patrick Thrower, Victoria Carr-Brendel
  • Patent number: 8345833
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to processing calls to busy telecommunications lines. In one embodiment, the presence of a subscriber accessing a computer network over a first telephone line via a first computer terminal is detected, wherein the subscriber also has a first telephone station connected to the first line. When a caller calls the first line and the first line is busy, the call is forwarded to a second telephone line associated with a call manager system. The call manager system determines when the subscriber is no longer accessing the computer network. At least partly in response to determining that the subscriber is no longer accessing the computer network, the call manager system transmits a text message to the caller, the message including the subscriber's phone number. The caller can then call back the first line using the transmitted phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Callwave Communications LLC
    Inventors: David S. Trandal, David J. Brahm
  • Patent number: D673397
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Scandinavian Business Seating AS
    Inventor: Peter Opsvik