Patents Represented by Attorney McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • 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: 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: 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: 8350386
    Abstract: The present invention adds one or more thick layers of polymer dielectric and one or more layers of thick, wide metal lines on top of a finished semiconductor wafer, post passivation. The thick, wide metal lines may be used for long signal paths and can also be used for power buses or power planes, clock distribution networks, critical signal, and re-distribution of I/O pads for flip chip applications. Photoresist define electroplating, sputter/etch, or dual and triple damascene techniques are used for forming the metal lines and via fill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Megica Corporation
    Inventors: Mou-Shiung Lin, Jin-Yuan Lee
  • Patent number: 8349774
    Abstract: Provided are a mixed nano-lubricating oil and a method for preparing the same. The method for preparing a mixed nano-lubricating oil includes the steps of: (a) preparing a mixed solution by adding and mixing a nanopowder and a dispersant to a solvent and pulverizing the nanopowder to a primary particle level; (b) modifying the surface of the nanopowder; (c) substituting the solvent of the mixed solution to a lubricating oil; and (d) mixing at least two nano-lubricating oils prepared using physically and chemically different nanopowders. According to the present invention, it is possible to improve the wear resistance and the load resistance at the same time by mixing at least two kinds of lubricating oils having excellent wear resistance or load resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Electric Power Corporation
    Inventors: Cheol Choi, Je Myung Oh, Mi Hee Jung
  • Patent number: 8347572
    Abstract: A lightweight beam may have a triangular prism core and a triaxial fabric cover wrapped around the core, with at least one rod proximate an apex of the core. The rod may extend substantially parallel to a centerline of the core. Multiple lightweight beams may be joined to form a larger lightweight structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory Piedmont
  • 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: 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: 8347554
    Abstract: A hinge enabling a plurality of hold-stay members to automatically lock when the door is fully open, increasing the durability of the hinge, and enabling easy release of the hold-stay members. A hinge includes a one-side hinge plate, a plurality of opposing-side hinge plate portions provided along the lengthwise direction of the hinge plate and supported by it, and an open-angle limiting mechanism for stopping, at a specific angle, opening movement of the opposing-side hinge plate portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar SARL
    Inventors: Ryoji Uto, Takahiro Goto
  • 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: 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: 8351253
    Abstract: A tunnel magnetic resistive element forming a magnetic memory cell includes a fixed magnetic layer having a fixed magnetic field of a fixed direction, a free magnetic layer magnetized by an applied magnetic field, and a tunnel barrier that is an insulator film provided between the fixed and free magnetic layers in a tunnel junction region. In the free magnetic layer, a region corresponding to an easy axis region having characteristics desirable as a memory cell is used as the tunnel junction region. A hard axis region having characteristics undesirable as a memory cell is not used as a portion of the tunnel magnetic resistive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Hideto Hidaka
  • Patent number: 8351181
    Abstract: There is provided a chip type laminated capacitor including: a ceramic body formed by laminating a dielectric layer having a thickness equal to 10 or more times an average particle diameter of a grain included therein and being 3 ?m or less; first and second outer electrodes; a first inner electrode having one end forming a first margin together with one end surface of the ceramic body at which the second outer electrode is formed and the other end leading to the first outer electrode; and a second inner electrode having one end forming a second margin together with the other end surface of the ceramic body at which the first outer electrode is formed and the other end leading to the second outer electrode, wherein the first and second margins have different widths under a condition that they are 200 ?m or less.
    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, Young Hoon Song, Mi Hee Lee
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8350609
    Abstract: The present invention provides a semiconductor device in which an adjustable range of a resistance value of a variable resistance circuit is large. The semiconductor device has an output buffer including a plurality of sets of resistance elements and a plurality of sets of transistors, a plurality of replica circuits, and a plurality of sets of operational amplifiers, and drain currents of the plurality of sets of transistors are adjusted so that output impedances of the output buffer become predetermined values. Therefore, even in the case where the resistance values of the resistance elements largely fluctuate due to fluctuations in manufacture process and the like, the output impedances can be set to predetermined values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Araki, Atsuhiko Ishibashi
  • 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: 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