Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
  • Patent number: 8337614
    Abstract: The surface of a gallium nitride single crystal substrate is processed, e.g., comprising steps by planarizing the top side and the bottom side of a gallium nitride original substrate positioned on a support bed; radiating light having wavelengths ranging from 370 to 800 nanometers (nm) onto the planarized gallium nitride original substrate; measuring transmittance of the gallium nitride original substrate; and confirming whether the transmittance is within the range of 65 to 90%. A gallium nitride single crystal substrate obtained through the method of processing the surface has high transmittance ranging from 65 to 90% measured using light having wavelengths of 370 to 800 nm. The thickness ratio (DLa/DLb) of the damage layers on the both sides of the gallium nitride single crystal substrate can be obtained within the range of 0.99 to 1.01.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Suk Jeong, Ki Soo Lee, Kyoung Jun Kim, Ju Heon Lee, Chang Uk Jin
  • Patent number: 8336064
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic apparatus including a main body portion, a tray main body, a tray auxiliary portion, a first top panel, and a second top panel. The tray main body is capable of being taken into and out of the main body portion and includes a mounted portion, a drive portion, an optical system, and a first store portion. The tray auxiliary portion includes a second store portion that is integrated with the first store portion of the tray main body to form a space capable of storing the optical disc mounted on the mounted portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromasa Masuda
  • Patent number: 8335426
    Abstract: To allow AV data created after the start of recording until the end of recoding to be easily continuously recorded and reproduced for a long time as a file. A stream of which AV data have been multiplexed is recorded to a file in the unit of a packet. When the file size exceeds 2 GB with the next packet that is recorded, record control is performed such that the time of the last end of audio data of the current file matches the time of the beginning of audio data of the next file to which the stream is recorded, the current file is closed, and seamless connection that denotes that the closed file and the next file to which the stream is recorded are connected such that audio data do not overlap is set. A file is newly created and the stream is continuously recorded thereto. The recording of the file is stopped according to a stop operation. When the recording is performed for a long time, a file is automatically divided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yukio Isobe, Kenichiro Aridome, Naoki Morimoto, Atsushi Mae, Tetsuhiro Maeda
  • Patent number: 8333766
    Abstract: An external fixation system comprising: first and second planar at least part-circular ring elements, the first ring element having a circumferential track extending along the part-circular circumference thereof; a plurality of struts each having a first and second end, the first end of each strut coupled to the first ring by a first connector and the second end of each strut coupled to a second ring by a second connector, the first connector including a spherical joint; the second connector non-rotatably coupled to the second ring, the strut second end being coupled to the second connector by a U-joint; shuttles mounted on the track of the first ring for movement there along with one shuttle coupled to each strut; and means for controlling the angular position of each strut second end and means for controlling the position of each shuttle along the circumferential track on the first ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Stryker Trauma SA
    Inventors: Adam John Edelhauser, Richard J. Tomasheski
  • Patent number: 8333805
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a femoral component for use in connection with knee anthroplasty. The implant includes a support having a contoured inner bone engaging surface, and a shell affixed to the support. The shell has an outer surface spaced so as to provide an articulation surface for engaging the tibia that substantially replicates the shape of a femoral condyle, and an inner surface for receiving an outer surface of the support. The support bone engaging surface is structured to mate with a prepared surface of the distal femur and the support spaces the shell outer surface at a predetermined distance from the prepared surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Philip F. Williams, III, Christopher DeMaria, Edward J. Laganis, Anthony J. La Rosa
  • Patent number: 8334921
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image-effect determination unit configured to determine, on the basis of an environmental information item at a time of capture of an image data item, the environmental information item being associated with the image data item, a dynamic image effect in which, when the image data item is displayed, a visual change is generated for the displayed image data item; and a display control unit configured to control, for display of the image data item, a display operation so that the dynamic image effect which has been determined by the image-effect determination unit is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yosuke Hiratsuka
  • Patent number: 8334621
    Abstract: An electronic equipment includes: a data transmission unit that transmits or receives content data to or from an external equipment; a power supply turned-on information acquisition unit that acquires power supply turned-on information concerning the external equipment; an information-on-manipulation acquisition unit that acquires information on a power supply turning-on manipulation; and a power supply state control unit that controls a power supply state into any of an off state, a standby state, and an on state, wherein when the power supply turned-on information concerning the external equipment with the power supply state set to the off state is acquired, the power supply state control unit changes the power supply state to the standby state; and when the information on the power supply turning-on manipulation with the power supply state set to the standby state is acquired, the power supply state control unit changes the power supply state to the on state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Goto, Yuko Uchiumi
  • Patent number: 8333609
    Abstract: A plurality of audio signal output terminals corresponding to individual channels of an audio-signal output apparatus are respectively disposed in correspondence with actual positions of a plurality of speakers disposed in correspondence with plural channels. Those audio signal output terminals provided for plural channels of the audio signal output apparatus are arranged to enable an user to discern individual audio signal output terminals by a color. Connecting cables are also provided with specific coloration corresponding to the colors provided for individual audio signal output terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Sato, Kim Hung Tae, Takashi Seki
  • Patent number: 8334492
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel array unit; a vertical scan unit reading out analog pixel signals from the pixel array unit; an AD conversion unit provided each column for converting the analog pixel signals read out from the pixel array unit into digital data; a data memory unit having a data holding circuit that holds the digital data; a transfer driving unit driving a signal line for data transfer based on data of the data holding circuit; a signal amplification unit receiving the data of the data holding circuit and performs signal amplification; a potential fixing unit fixing an input terminal and/or internal wiring of the signal amplification unit to a predetermined potential; a drive power supply unit on/off-controlling power supply; a scan unit controlling the transfer driving unit to transfer the data to the signal amplification unit; and a drive control unit controlling entire operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Shikanai
  • Patent number: 8334192
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a gallium nitride (GaN) substrate provides a GaN thick film without causing bending and cracks which may occur in a growing process. To this end, a nitride embedding layer having a plurality of voids therein is embedded between a GaN layer and a base substrate. The method includes preparing a base substrate, growing, on the base substrate, the nitride embedding layer having a plurality of indium-rich parts at a first temperature, and growing a GaN layer on the nitride embedding layer at a second temperature higher than the first temperature so as to metallize the indium-rich part to form a plurality of voids in the nitride embedding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeong Sik Lee
  • Patent number: 8334070
    Abstract: Provided is an electrode material, which contains an electrode active material, comprising a clay mineral in an amount of the range of 5% by weight or less based on the total weight of the electrode material for increasing the mechanical strength of the electrode material and improving the impregnation ability of an electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Heon Ryu, Songhun Yoon, HanHo Lee, Eun Ju Lee
  • Patent number: 8335852
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a contact destination information registration method employed in a network system including nodes and employing a distributed hash table. When registering contact destination information corresponding to a predetermined node address in the table, the node first performs a first operation of looking up a value associated with a key corresponding to the node address in the table, and, if no such value is found, registering provisional contact destination information in the table so as to be associated with the key and acquiring a registration time of the provisional information, but, if any such value is found, acquiring a registration time of that value, and then performs a second operation of registering the true contact destination information in the table, if the registration time of the value associated with the key in the table coincides with the registration time acquired by the first operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiro Hokimoto
  • Patent number: 8334882
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display apparatus realizing an improved view angle characteristic of luminance and higher response speed. A sub-pixel group is provided with a plurality of sub-pixels. At the time of display driving on liquid crystal elements of each pixel, space-divisional-driving which allows each of the first and the second sub-pixels to be driven separately is performed. By the space-divisional-driving, fluctuations in the gamma characteristic in the case of seeing a display screen from an oblique direction are effectively dispersed, and the view angle characteristic of luminance improves. Area of the first sub-pixel is set to be smaller than whole area of the sub-pixel group. As a result, the drive voltage to be applied to the first sub-pixel at the time of lower gray level becomes high, and response speed improves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hidefumi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8333411
    Abstract: This invention relates to an electrically controlled lock assembly (1) including a housing (10) and a retainer (6) mounted on the housing for movement relative thereto between an open and closed position. The lock assembly also includes locking means (12) including a detent (21) that when retained in an active position stops the retainer from moving relative to the housing. The lock assembly also includes an electrical actuator (14) being operable to cause the (10) retaining means to adopt a locked or released condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: David Blanch
  • Patent number: 8332507
    Abstract: An approach to determine the service demand of various resources of any individual server (present in a cluster of servers), given the overall transaction throughput and utilization values of these resources, in case of a network load balanced scenario is disclosed. The method proposes a quantitative approach to calculate the transaction throughput of each network load balanced server from the overall transaction throughput, obtained from any commercial performance testing tool. The individual transaction throughputs are calculated using monitored values of network related performance counters of each server and the load balancer obtained from performance testing. Service demands of the resource can be computed using the Utilization law of Queuing Theory once the throughput of that server and utilization of that resource is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Infosys Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Sachin Ashok Wagh, Vikas Gupta
  • Patent number: 8329875
    Abstract: Provided is a monoclonal antibody, or an antigen binding fragment thereof, which binds specifically to an epitope within the sequence KPGAKKDTKDSRPKL (Sequence ID No. 2) of AGR2. Such monoclonal antibodies are of prognostic and diagnostic utility in the investigation of cancer, particularly metastatic cancer. The antibodies described may also be used in prognosis or diagnosis of inflammatory diseases. Also provided are kits and solid supports comprising such antibodies, as well as the therapeutic use of antibodies of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: The University Of Liverpool
    Inventors: Roger Barraclough, Dong Liu Barraclough, Philip Rudland
  • Patent number: 8331288
    Abstract: A method for delivering location based information in wireless zone is disclosed. All the location based information is stored in the access point itself thus eliminating the need for backend server. Access point has the intelligence to deliver information in customized to each requesting device's display capability. To provide seamless access to local information the user will get a default web page once the device connects to access point and tries to access internet. This web page will act as a gateway to all the location based information available in the access point. Along with location based information advertisements can also be delivered to the end user in a very cost effective and targeted manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Infosys Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Karthikeyan Balaji Dhanapal, Puneet Gupta, Karthik G. V
  • Patent number: 8332025
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for determining the condition of selected regions of epithelial and stromal tissue. A plurality of electrodes are used to measure surface and transepithelial electropotential of tissue, especially breast tissue, as well as surface electropotential and impedance at one or more locations and at several defined frequencies, particularly low frequencies. An agent may be introduced into the region of tissue to enhance electrophysiological response characteristics. Measured and derived electrical properties facilitating diagnosis include DC potential, impedance, subepithelial resistance, epithelial resistance, capacitance, characteristic frequency, depression angle and transepithelial potential. Ambient and varying pressure measurements applied to epithelial tissue are also used for diagnosis. Improved diagnosis of tissue condition can be made based on the electrical properties and tissue electrophysiological response to altered ion transport and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Epi-Sci, LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Davies, Mary K. Davies, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8330272
    Abstract: A packaged microelectronic element includes a microelectronic element having a front surface and a plurality of first solid metal posts extending away from the front surface. A substrate has a major surface and a plurality of conductive elements exposed at the major surface and joined to the first solid metal posts. In particular examples, the conductive elements can be bond pads or can be second posts having top surfaces and edge surfaces extending at substantial angles away therefrom. Each first solid metal post includes a base region adjacent the microelectronic element and a tip region remote from the microelectronic element, the base region and tip region having respective concave circumferential surfaces. Each first solid metal post has a horizontal dimension which is a first function of vertical location in the base region and which is a second function of vertical location in the tip region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Tessera, Inc.
    Inventor: Belgacem Haba
  • Patent number: 8330874
    Abstract: A video signal conversion device performs the process of: selecting a selected video signal out of two or more video signals input; recognizing the signal type of the selected video signal; converting, in accordance with the result of recognition, the selected video signal into a display signal format suitable for a display section and supplying it to the display section; selecting a target video signal from a group of unselected video signals not including the selected video signal, and recognizing the signal type of the target video signal; generating a piece of video information from the result of recognition and storing the piece of video information in a storage section; and reading out, when accepting a switching instruction that instructs to select another video signal as a selected video signal, a piece of video information corresponding to it from the storage section and converting it into the format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shuzo Yamamoto