Patents Represented by Law Firm Luedeka & Neely
  • Patent number: 8350379
    Abstract: A wire bond design integrated circuit with a substrate having a front side and an opposing back side. Circuitry is disposed on the font side. Electrically conductive vias are disposed through the substrate from the front side to the back side, and are electrically connected to the circuitry such that the electrically conductive vias provide power and ground services only for the circuitry. Bonding pads are disposed on the front side, and are electrically connected to the circuitry such that the bonding pads provide signal communication only for the circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Qwai H. Low, Chengyu Guo
  • Patent number: 8348539
    Abstract: A writing pen, including a writing pen portion; a ferro rod positionable to extend from the writing pen portion; and a striker portion positionable to extend from the writing pen portion to substantially conceal the ferro rod, The striker portion has one or more striker members which may be struck against the ferro rod for generating sparks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Taylor Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Jiun-Yu Chu, Morgan Taylor
  • Patent number: 8349778
    Abstract: The present invention provides an additive composition comprising (a) at least one ash-containing phosphorus compound prepared by a primary or secondary alcohol or mixtures thereof, and (b) a salt of at least one hydrocarbylamine and at least one hydrocarbyl acid phosphate. Further, the present invention provides a lubricating composition comprising (a) at least one ash-containing phosphorus compound prepared by a primary or secondary alcohol or mixtures thereof, and (b) a salt of at least one hydrocarbylamine and at least one hydrocarbyl acid phosphate, and methods of use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Afton Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory H. Guinther, John T. Loper, Roger M. Sheets
  • Patent number: 8345243
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a metrology target for determining a relative shift between two or more successive layers of a substrate may comprise; an first structure on a first layer of a substrate and an second structure on a successive layer to the first layer of the substrate arranged to determine relative shifts in alignment in both the x and y directions of the substrate by analyzing the first structure and second structure overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Ghinovker, Vladimir Levinski
  • Patent number: 8337626
    Abstract: A method of removal of beryllium contamination from an article is disclosed. The method typically involves dissolving polyisobutylene in a solvent such as hexane to form a tackifier solution, soaking the substrate in the tackifier to produce a preform, and then drying the preform to produce the cleaning medium. The cleaning media are typically used dry, without any liquid cleaning agent to rub the surface of the article and remove the beryllium contamination below a non-detect level. In some embodiments no detectible residue is transferred from the cleaning wipe to the article as a result of the cleaning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald F. Simandl, Scott M. Hollenbeck
  • Patent number: 8336012
    Abstract: A method for reducing a timing violation in a negative slack path from an integrated circuit design, by identifying the negative slack path in the integrated circuit design with a processor, and then identifying positive slack paths by determining timing slack for the paths that are disposed before and after the negative slack path. A prediction is made as to whether margin can be obtained from the positive slack paths by performing additional timing optimization on the positive slack paths, and it is determined whether that margin is sufficient to reduce the timing violation to at least a desired level. If the margin is sufficient, then additional timing optimization is performed on the positive slack paths, and the margin is used to manipulate the clock skew and reduce the timing violation on the negative slack path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Randall P. Fry, Michael A. MInter
  • Patent number: 8334513
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for enhancing inspections using cameras through in-field displays and performance calculations. A field transportable apparatus typically includes a camera and programmable device having memory and logic. Generally the apparatus includes an interactive user interface suitable for displaying images and prompting response and accepting input from the camera operator in the field during an inspection. An operator may designate at least one thing of interest on a displayed infrared image; and the programmable device may uses an understood aspect of the object in the intended function to determine a performance characteristic of the object. An output display may be used to report the performance characteristic to the operator in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: CSI Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Earl Garvey, III, Robert Darrell Skeirik
  • Patent number: 8334243
    Abstract: A crankcase lubricant composition, method for improving the soot or sludge handling capability of a crankcase lubricant composition and a method of operating an engine on a crankcase lubricant composition. The lubricant composition includes a base oil and a reaction product of mono-succinimide dispersant and an acidic compound containing two or more pyrrole groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Afton Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Guevremont, Jason A. Lagona
  • Patent number: 8333945
    Abstract: A method for making a self-dispersing cerium oxide nanoparticles additive for lubricants, a lubricant composition containing the nanoparticles and a method for reducing boundary friction using the nanoparticles. The nanoparticles are made by an improved process of reacting a mixture of organo-cerium salt, fatty acid, and amine in the substantial absence of water and organic solvent at a temperature ranging from about 150° to about 250° C., the improvement comprising reacting the organo-cerium salt, fatty acid and amine in a molar ratio ranging from about 1:1:1 to about 1:2:2 in the reaction mixture to provide the reaction product comprising from about 20 to about 40% by weight of the nanoparticles in a substantially organic medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Afton Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Jeffrey McLaughlin, Naresh Mathur
  • Patent number: 8329663
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for the treatment and elimination of chronic intracellular infections in cells or organisms. The compositions may include one or more acidic substances and one or more antimicrobial substances, administered in combination or separately. The methods may include administering an amount of one or more such compositions to an infected cell or organism for a period of time ranging from days to years, until the infection is substantially eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Paul Griffin
  • Patent number: 8329265
    Abstract: A durable and wear resistant synthetic sports transition turf field having at least two strips with a plurality of fibrillated polypropylene strands tufted within a backing material. The strands are tufted in a wide variety of pile heights, patterns, gauges, and stitch patterns depending upon end use. The backing material consists of at least two layers of a woven material, with the bottommost one coated with a secondary coating used to contain the ends of the plurality of strands. The strips are placed onto a shock layer and coupled together using a hook and loop fastening system. The field is covered with an infill preferably consisting of resilient particles. The field is easily installed and removed and is ideal for use in indoor, multiuse sports and entertainment facilities that require a multitude of different flooring surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Astroturf, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Cook
  • Patent number: 8330947
    Abstract: A surface inspection system includes a beam source subsystem, a beam scanning subsystem, a workpiece movement subsystem, an optical collection and detection subsystem, and a processing subsystem. The optical collection and detection system features back collectors disposed in the back quartersphere, outside the incident plane, for collecting light scattered from the surface of the workpiece. The back collectors are disposed at a relative minimum in the portion of scattered light attributable to haze relative to the portion of scattered light attributable to defect scatter portion, or, alternatively, at a relative minimum in the Rayleigh scatter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Earl Bills, Neil Judell, Klaus Reinhard Freischlad, James Peter McNiven
  • Patent number: 8330372
    Abstract: A rapidly twisted electromagnetic accelerating structure includes a waveguide body having a central axis, one or more helical channels defined by the body and disposed around a substantially linear central axial channel, with central portions of the helical channels merging with the linear central axial channel. The structure propagates electromagnetic waves in the helical channels which support particle beam acceleration in the central axial channel at a phase velocity equal to or slower than the speed of light in free space. Since there is no variation in the shape of the transversal cross-section along the axis of the structure, inexpensive mechanical fabrication processes can be used to form the structure, such as extrusion, casting or injection molding. Also, because the field and frequency of the resonant mode depend on the whole structure rather than on dimensional tolerances of individual cells, no tuning of individual cells is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Yoon W. Kang, Aly E. Fathy, Joshua L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8328850
    Abstract: The immobilization device for a connecting rod (2) in an osseous anchoring element (3) of a rachidian implant (4) comprises an osseous anchoring implant (3) comprising retaining means (14, 15) adapted to deform elastically under a pressure force F and a blocking element (5) comprising on the one hand lugs (33, 34) which coact with the retaining means (14, 15) to permit the securement of the blocking element (5) on the osseous anchoring element (3), and on the other hand, a tightening screw (31) permitting immobilizing in rotation and in translation the connecting rod (2) between the osseous anchoring element (3) and the blocking element (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Choice Spine, LP
    Inventors: Pierre Bernard, Tiphaine Leport, Jean-Yves Leroy, Pascal Rokegem, Guy Viart, Arnaud Pommier
  • Patent number: 8323077
    Abstract: A blade sharpening assembly generally including a pair of clamping members disposable in coextensive relationship, each providing end portions for receiving a blade therebetween with a cutting edge thereof disposed beyond the ends thereof; means interengaging the clamping members functional as a fulcrum in permitting the end portions to displace in clamping a blade therebetween; means interconnecting the clamping members for angularly displacing the clamping members about the fulcrum; a guide member pivotally connected to a second end portion of each of the clamping members, pivotal between a first position disposed coextensively with a connected clamping member, and a second position at an angle relative to the connected clamping member, alignable with the guide member of the other of the clamping members, when the clamping members are disposed in coextensive; means interconnectable between the guide members when the guide members are disposed in alignment for releasably retaining the guide members in alignm
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Taylor Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Keith Michael Nakoff
  • Patent number: 8325334
    Abstract: An apparatus for inspecting an edge of a substrate. A light source produces a light beam, and a two-dimensional beam deflector receives the light beam and creates a semi-annular scanning beam. A first flared parabolic surface receives the semi-annular scanning beam and directs the semi-annular scanning beam onto the edge of the substrate, thereby creating specularly reflected light from the edge of the substrate. A second flared parabolic surface receives and directs the specularly reflected light to a detector. The detector receives the directed specularly reflected light and produces signals. An analyzer analyzes the signals and detects defects at the edge of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Mahendra P. Ramachandran, Steven W. Meeks, Alireza S. Moghadam, Hung P. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8316595
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention described herein pertain to a collapsible staircase comprising a plurality of tread assemblies. Each tread assembly is disposed adjacent to at least one of another of the tread assemblies and includes a tread plate and a first and a second telescoping support member attached to a rear surface of the tread plate. The first and second telescoping support members of each tread assembly are operable to slideably engage the telescoping support members of the adjacent tread assemblies for adjusting a height of the staircase and for defining a substantially fixed angle between the tread plates of each of the tread assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Tyrus S. Burford, Evan T. Quinley
  • Patent number: 8317735
    Abstract: A foot support having straps which receive the calcaneous and wrap around the midfoot in a tensioned state for stabilizing the rearfoot and the midfoot to avoid excessive inversion and eversion of the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen M. Clements, Autry O. V. DeBusk, Michael D. Modglin, John H. Krusenklaus
  • Patent number: 8318250
    Abstract: Anchored nanostructure materials and methods for their fabrication are described. The anchored nanostructure materials may utilize nano-catalysts that include powder-based or solid-based support materials. The support material may comprise metal, such as NiAl, ceramic, a cermet, or silicon or other metalloid. Typically, nanoparticles are disposed adjacent a surface of the support material. Nanostructures may be formed as anchored to nanoparticles that are adjacent the surface of the support material by heating the nano-catalysts and then exposing the nano-catalysts to an organic vapor. The nanostructures are typically single wall or multi-wall carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC
    Inventors: Roland D. Seals, Paul A. Menchhofer, Jane Y. Howe, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: D671685
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Team Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Clark F. Bow