Patents Represented by Attorney McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • 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: 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: 8350791
    Abstract: In displaying image data received from a camera module on a display device such as a view finder, image data having a size suited for display from an image size conversion circuit is displayed via line memories included in a signal-for-display generation circuit. Vertical synchronization in an image data storage including these line memories is established by initializing a reading address in accordance with a frame head pixel indication and a reading completion indication of one line in the line memories. It is possible to reduce power consumption of an image display system for displaying an image of a imaging subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Takahashi, Soichi Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Maruyama
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8350619
    Abstract: A current-mode filter includes a first, a second, and a third transistor having the same channel polarity. The drain of the first transistor is connected to the source of the second transistor functioning as a gate grounded circuit. The drain of the second transistor is connected to the gates of the first and third transistors. A first and a second capacitive element are connected to the gate and drain of the first transistor. The current source supplies a bias current to each of the first and second transistors. The drain of the first transistor is used as an input terminal. An output signal is extracted from a drain current of the third transistor. Therefore, only one transconductance adjustment circuit is enough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Morikawa
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8350655
    Abstract: Axisymmetric solid of revolution derivable from section at FIG. 5 is generally toroidal with electric current(s) in windings 110, 160 preferably flowing circumferentially along major circle(s) during power coupling device operation. Current(s) in windings 110, 160; current(s) in half-shields 120, 170; and the volume of space swept out by shield airgap(s) 101 emerge from plane of paper perpendicularly at FIG. 5 but as these emerge therefrom they curve to follow toroidal major circle(s). Cores 115, 165 preferably shunt and align magnetic flux such that magnetic field lines escape therefrom primarily only in region(s) of core airgap(s) and such that magnetic flux loops lie in planes of toroidal minor circle(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventor: John M. Dobbs
  • Patent number: D673807
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: WKI Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Grider, Karl Ludeman, Tania Aldous, Dan Streng
  • Patent number: D673808
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: WKI Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Grider, Karl Ludeman, Tania Aldous, Dan Streng