Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm McDermott, Will & Emery
  • Patent number: 8349201
    Abstract: A method of processing a SOI substrate to form a groove in the SOI substrate in which a silicon layer is stacked on both sides of an oxide layer is disclosed. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the method includes dividing a portion of the silicon layer, in which the groove is to be processed, into a plurality of unit portions, performing dry etching on certain portions of the plurality of divided unit portions such that the oxide layer is exposed and removing remaining portions of the plurality of divided unit portions by removing the oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Mo Yang, Jae-Woo Joung, Young-Seuck Yoo
  • Patent number: 8350687
    Abstract: Provided is a gauge device that can provide innovativeness to representation during an operation of effect creation, and can improve the marketability and designability. A gauge device 1 is configured to include a display section 2 that displays vehicle information by rotating a pointer needle on a display panel, and an operation section 3 for use to operate various types of functions of the display section 2. Control means is also provided for operating, in response to an input of a predetermined start signal, in a cooperative manner, first illumination means 2d provided for illuminating the display section 2 and second illumination means 3c provided for illuminating the operation section 3 to make those operate a predetermined operation of effect creation. The start signal is an input of turning on or off a power switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yousuke Maruyama, Masaki Yamazoe
  • Patent number: 8350360
    Abstract: A carbon nanotube (CNT) capacitor includes a CNT film and four terminals. The first terminal includes a first end electrode disposed at a first end of the CNT film. The second terminal includes a second end electrode disposed at a second end of the CNT film. The third terminal includes an upper electrode disposed above the CNT film. The fourth terminal includes a lower electrode disposed below the CNT film. A method of operating a CNT capacitor includes applying a first signal across the first and second terminals to switch a CNT film from a conductive state to a non-conductive state, and applying a second signal across the third and fourth terminals to store charge or to discharge charges in the CNT capacitor. A method of making a CNT capacitor includes providing four terminals and a CNT film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Quoc X. Ngo
  • Patent number: 8350332
    Abstract: A first and second gate electrodes are formed on a first and second active regions, respectively. The first and second gate electrodes have a first and second metal-containing conductive films, respectively. The first and second metal-containing conductive films are formed on the isolation region for segmenting the first and second active regions to be spaced apart from each other. A third metal-containing conductive film, which is a part of each of the first and second gate electrodes, is continuously formed from a top of the first metal-containing conductive film through a top of the isolation region to a top of the second metal-containing conductive film. The third metal-containing conductive film is in contact with the first and second metal-containing conductive films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Oosuka, Yoshihiro Sato, Hisashi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8350342
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a gate electrode provided on a semiconductor region with a gate insulating film being interposed therebetween, extension diffusion layers provided in regions on both sides of the gate electrode of the semiconductor region, a first-conductivity type first impurity being diffused in the extension diffusion layers, and source and drain diffusion layers provided in regions farther outside than the respective extension diffusion layers of the semiconductor region and having junction depths deeper than the respective extension diffusion layers. At least one of the extension diffusion layers on both sides of the gate electrode contains carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Taiji Noda
  • Patent number: 8349800
    Abstract: The present invention provides von Willebrand Factor-polymer conjugates and Factor VIII-polymer conjugates, each having a releasable linkage. Methods of making conjugates, methods for administering conjugates, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Nektar Therapeutics, Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Mary J. Bossard, Gayle Stephenson, Zhihao Fang, Harold Zappe, Stacy Mitchell, Ping Zhang, Friedrich Scheiflinger, Peter Turecek, Juergen Siekmann, Katalin Varadi, Herbert Gritsch
  • Patent number: 8351683
    Abstract: The invention is directed to find a false defect from defect candidates and obtain a threshold with which the false defect can be eliminated by the smallest number of review times. Defect candidates are reviewed and selected as a defect or a false defect. By deleting a defect candidate having a characteristic quantity equal to or less than that of the false defect from a map or displaying it in another sign, the false defect can be determined visually. Since the defect candidate having the characteristic quantity equal to or less than that of the selected false defect is deleted from the map or displayed in another sign, the defect candidates unnecessary to set a threshold are not reviewed. The number of defect candidates to be reviewed can be largely reduced as compared with that in the conventional technique. Further, by repeating the above work, the threshold is automatically calculated, and an inspection result map with the threshold is displayed, so that a re-inspection is unnecessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamashita, Norio Sakaiya, Kei Shimura, Masaaki Ito
  • Patent number: 8349161
    Abstract: Bubbles can be removed regardless of an individual difference of a pump to fill an electrophoresis medium into a capillary. Of flow passages formed between an inner side surface of a container for accommodating the electrophoresis medium and a side surface of a plunger, one of the flow passages causing an electrophoresis medium to be easily stagnant is formed to have the cross-sectional area larger than the cross-sectional area of the other flow passage on the opposite side. In other words, the flow passage portion causing the electrophoresis medium to be easily stagnant is formed in such a manner as to increase a flow amount of the electrophoresis medium. This can eliminate a region having an extremely small amount of electrophoresis medium flow in the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Gomi, Ryoji Inaba, Taro Nakazawa, Takeshi Ohura, Mari Kotoura
  • Patent number: 8350272
    Abstract: A semiconductor device which is designed based on RDR, suppresses the occurrence of a trouble at the boundary between an active region and a power wire and therearound and is small in size and highly integrated. The semiconductor device includes a first conductive impurity region for functional elements which is formed over the main surface of a semiconductor substrate and a second conductive impurity region for power potential to which power potential is applied in at least one standard cell. It also includes insulating layers which are formed over the main surface of the semiconductor substrate and have throughholes reaching the main surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a conductive layer for contact formed in the throughholes of the insulating layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuo Tsuboi, Masakazu Okada
  • Patent number: 8349610
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems effective to evaluate a physical or chemical property of a surfactant-treated biological fluid sample are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cantimer, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray F. Stewart, Kathryn M. Morton, Aaron Dickerman-Stewart, Nathan Mak
  • Patent number: 8348647
    Abstract: A scroll type compressor includes a fixed scroll having a suction opening, a movable scroll, a hermetically sealed container having an upper cap, and a suction pipe that penetrates through the upper cap and is engagedly fitted through an O ring in the suction opening of the fixed scroll at a lower portion thereof. The upper cap includes a pipe stand formed of iron at a suction-pipe penetrating portion thereof. The suction pipe comprises an iron lower suction member that is engagedly fitted in the suction opening of the fixed scroll and an O-ring groove in which the O ring is fitted, and a copper upper suction member that is joined to the lower suction member by brazing and engagedly fitted in the pipe stand. The upper suction member and the pipe stand are joined to each other by brazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Kiyokawa, Satoshi Iitsuka, Kazuyoshi Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8351182
    Abstract: An electric double layer capacitor includes a first collector, a first polarizable electrode layer provided on the first collector, a second collector, a second polarizable electrode layer provided on the second collector and facing the first polarizable electrode layer, a separator having an insulating property and provided between the first polarizable electrode layer and the second polarizable electrode layer, and a driving electrolyte impregnated in the first polarizable electrode layer and the second polarizable electrode layer. The polarizable electrode layers mainly contain activated carbon made from phenol resin, have a surface roughness not larger than 0.6 ?m, and have an electrode density ranging from 0.5 g/cm3 to 0.7 g/cm3. This electric double layer capacitor has characteristics deteriorating little even at low temperatures, thus having a reliability for a long time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Chiho Yamada, Eri Hirose, Yoshinori Takamuku, Hideki Shimamoto
  • Patent number: 8350531
    Abstract: A secondary battery charge control method includes: a charge control step of executing charging by supplying a charge current to a secondary battery; a charge information acquisition step of acquiring information relating to the charging executed in the charge control step; a storage step of storing the information acquired in the charge information acquisition step as charge data; and a charge inhibition determination step of determining whether to inhibit the charging in the charge control step on the basis of the charge data of a previous cycle that have been stored in the storage step when charging in the charge control step is started again after charging in the charge control step has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Naohisa Morimoto, Toshihiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 8349501
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including: an electrode group in which a positive electrode and a negative electrode are spirally wound with a separator interposed therebetween; and a non-aqueous electrolyte including a non-aqueous solvent and a lithium salt dissolved in the non-aqueous solvent, the positive electrode including a positive electrode material mixture layer containing a nickel-containing lithium composite metal oxide, wherein a product of A and B equals 150 to 350, A equals 15 to 20%, and B equals 8 to 25%, where A (%) represents a porosity of the positive electrode material mixture layer, and B (%) represents a volume percentage of ethylene carbonate in the non-aqueous solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Taniguchi, Kensuke Nakura, Takashi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8351180
    Abstract: There is provided a multilayer ceramic capacitor, including: a multilayer body in which a plurality of dielectric layers are stacked in a thickness direction; and inner electrode layers formed within the multilayer body and including first and second inner electrodes disposed to be opposed to each other; wherein a ratio (MA1/CA1) of MA1 to CA1 is between 0.07 and 0.20, wherein CA1 represents an area of the multilayer body in a cross section of the multilayer body taken in a length and thickness direction, and MA1 represents an area of a first margin part in the cross section of the multilayer body taken in the length and thickness direction, the first margin part being a portion of the multilayer body, other than a first capacitance forming part thereof in which the first and second inner electrodes overlap in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Ghyu Ahn, Byoung Hwa Lee, Min Cheol Park, Sang Soo Park, Dong Seok Park
  • Patent number: 8349287
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a positive electrode active material comprising a lithium-containing composite oxide containing nickel with an oxidation state of 2.0 to 2.5 and manganese with an oxidation state of 3.5 to 4.0, the oxidation state determined by the shifts of energy at which absorption maximum is observed in the X-ray absorption near-K-edge structures, and to a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same, the positive electrode active material being characterized in having a high capacity, a long storage life and excellent cycle life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Panasonic Corporation, Osaka City University
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ohzuku, Hiroshi Yoshizawa, Masatoshi Nagayama
  • Patent number: 8352976
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disc chucking apparatus having claws that horizontally move and provide elasticity to improve performance in centering and chucking a disc. The disc chucking apparatus includes: a centering base to which an inner circumferential surface of a disc is fixed; a plurality of chuck chips arranged at regular intervals along an outer circumferential surface of the centering base; and a plurality of elastic support parts disposed to be opposite to the chuck chips on the centering base, rotating horizontally when the disc is mounted, and pressing the inner circumferential surface of the disc in an outer diameter direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Viatcheslav Smirnov, Chang Keun Jun
  • Patent number: 8351783
    Abstract: The chromatic dispersion of an optical component is measured with high accuracy using a simple set-up, which includes a pump light source, a probe light source, and a measuring means. Pump light having a wavelength ?pump and probe light having a wavelength ?probe is propagated through an optical component, with the wavelength ?probe being apart from the wavelength ?pump by a given frequency. The generation efficiency of the idler light with respect to the wavelength ?pump is calculated by measuring the power of idler light having a wavelength ?idler output from the optical component, and by seeking the pump light wavelength for making the generation efficiency a local extreme value, the chromatic dispersion of the optical component is calculated from the result of calculation of phase mismatch among the pump light wavelength having such wavelength as sought, the corresponding probe light wavelength, and the corresponding the idler light wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Hirano, Toshiki Taru
  • Patent number: 8349398
    Abstract: An aerosol spray apparatus and a method of forming a film using the aerosol spray apparatus are disclosed. The aerosol spray apparatus in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: a carrier gas injection unit, which forms carrier gas by vaporizing liquefied gas and increases the pressure of the carrier gas; an aerosol forming unit, which forms an aerosol by mixing the carrier gas with powder; and a film forming unit, which sprays the aerosol in a normal pressure environment such that the film is formed on the surface of the board. The apparatus can perform a coating process with no restriction of the type and size of powder, simplify the process because the film can be formed in a normal temperature and pressure environment, and control a wide range of film thickness in a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Sung Choi, Kwang-Su Kim, Hoo-Mi Choi, Tae-Sung Kim, Mi-Yang Kim, Hyun-Ho Shin
  • Patent number: 8351187
    Abstract: A solid capacitor according to an aspect of the invention may include: a capacitor device having an anode lead wire extending from one side thereof; a case molding the capacitor device and exposing the anode lead wire to the outside thereof; cathode and anode lead frames exposed on the outside the case and electrically connected to the capacitor device; a reinforcement interposed in the case between the anode lead wire and the anode lead frame so as to support the capacitor device and electrically connecting the anode lead wire and the anode lead frame; and a resin shielding part applied to the exposed portion of the anode lead wire to prevent the infiltration of foreign substances through the anode lead wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Kwang Kim, Kwan Hyeong Kim, Chong Hoon Pak