Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt
  • Patent number: 8347807
    Abstract: A dashboard indicator module including a rotating actuator including a hollow output shaft controlling movement of an indicator with a light conducting path, connected to a light source, diffusing a light at an angle, and a reduction gear set. The external diameter of the conducting path is between 2.6 and 5.5 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sonceboz SA
    Inventors: Daniel Sigg, Corinne Zuppigger-Lachat
  • Patent number: 8350566
    Abstract: In a magnetic particle imaging apparatus that forms an image of a distribution of magnetic particles based on changes in a magnetic flux generated by magnetization of the magnetic particles, modulation coils that magnetize magnetic particles present in a field free area by applying a modulation magnetic field to the field free area, and detection coils are disposed such as to suppress an influence caused by a magnetic flux of the modulation magnetic field applied by the modulation coils and included in a detected magnetic flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeharu Ohyu, Motoji Haragashira, Yasuo Sakurai
  • Patent number: 8349943
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nonaqueous pigment dispersant containing a copolymer having: (a) a constituent unit derived from a nitrogen atom-containing polymerizable macromonomer having an ethylenic unsaturated double bond at one terminal, and (b) a constituent unit derived from a monomer unit having an ethylenic unsaturated double bond, being copolymerizable with the nitrogen atom-containing polymerizable macromonomer of constituent (a), and a pigment dispersion composition containing the dispersant, a pigment and a nonaqueous solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ishikawa, Kazuo Kuwahara, Hiromi Nambu, Akito Itoi, Yukihiro Fukuyama, Yuki Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 8349370
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bloat controlling agent for a ruminant, comprising cashew nut shell liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: National University Corporation Hokkaido University
    Inventors: Yasuo Kobayashi, Kyo Nagashima, Masami Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 8349452
    Abstract: Microcapsules, comprising (A) in the range from 50 to 95 parts by weight, lipophilic core material which has a solid/liquid phase transition in the temperature range from ?20 to 120° C., (B) in the range from 4 to 50 parts by weight, capsule wall, and (C) in the range from 0.01 to 10 parts by weight, at least one colored or color-imparting substance selected from oil-soluble dyes and oil-soluble brighteners, where data in parts by weight are based on the total weight of the microcapsules in question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Marc Rudolf Jung, Juergen Reichert
  • Patent number: 8348974
    Abstract: A spinning solution composition which provides regenerated silk fiber that exhibits a strength and elongation close to those of natural silk fiber, is rapidly degradable in vivo, and can be caused to have ability to gradually release a drug to prevent inflammation; a process for producing such regenerated silk fiber by use of the composition; and regenerated silk fiber obtained through the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: National University Corporation Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
    Inventor: Tetsuo Asakura
  • Patent number: 8350892
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup unit configured to convert an image input through a lens system into image data, a stitching unit configured to generate a panoramic image from a plurality of the image data items of images captured during a time period from when a panoramic image capture is started to when the panoramic image capture is ended, an imaging direction detecting unit configured to detect an imaging direction during the time period from when a panoramic image capture is started to when the panoramic image capture is ended, a clock unit configured to detect image capture time information regarding image capture times of the panoramic image, and a recording unit configured to record, in association with the panoramic image generated by the stitching unit, the image capture time information detected by the clock unit and the imaging direction detected by the imaging direction detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8349622
    Abstract: A magneto-resistive element according to an aspect of the present invention includes a free layer whose magnetized state changes and a pinned layer whose magnetized state is fixed. The free layer comprises first and second ferromagnetic layers and a non-magnetic layer which is arranged between the first and second ferromagnetic layers. An intensity of exchange coupling between the first and second ferromagnetic layers is set so that an astroid curve in a hard axis direction opens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Sumio Ikegawa, Masahiko Nakayama, Tadashi Kai, Eiji Kitagawa, Hiroaki Yoda
  • Patent number: 8348354
    Abstract: A vehicle braking system including an input piston and a pressure piston that are moveably supported within a cylinder. The input piston is allowed to depress the pressure piston and is connected to the a brake pedal. Pressure chambers to the front and to the rear of the input piston are communicated through a communication passage such that the control hydraulic pressure in accordance with the operation amount to the brake pedal is applied to the second pressure chamber via first and second linear valves. The control hydraulic pressure in accordance with the operation amount to the brake pedal that has been transmitted to the pressure piston through the input piston is regulated by a pressure regulating valve so as to be applied to the second pressure chamber. The braking hydraulic pressure may be output from the pressure chambers, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Isono, Yasuji Mizutani
  • Patent number: 8349751
    Abstract: A glass composition for substrates having good polishability while securing characteristics for FPD substrates, especially for PDP substrates, from which a glass substrate having excellent polishing workability and productivity can be obtained, is provided. A glass composition for substrates, which is characterized by comprising, as represented by mass % based on oxides, from 55 to 75% of SiO2, from 5 to 15% of Al2O3, from 0 to 4% of MgO, more than 5.5% and at most 12% of CaO, from 5 to 18% of SrO, from 0 to 13% of BaO, from 0.5 to 6% of ZrO2, from 0 to 10% of Na2O, from 0 to 15% of K2O, from 6 to 20% of Na2O+K2O, from 17 to 25% of MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO, and from 15 to 25% of CaO+SrO, as a glass matrix composition; and having a glass transition point of at least 600° C., an average thermal expansion coefficient of from 75×10?7 to 90×10?7/° C. within a range of from 50 to 350° C., and an abrasion resistance of at least 98.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kensuke Nagai, Tetsuya Nakashima
  • Patent number: 8348339
    Abstract: A seat for reducing looseness of a seated posture in the entirety of the body. In connection with a load peak position of the pelvis of a seated occupant as detected by a pelvis displacement sensor disposed in the seat cushion of a seat, a control device compares an initial peak position and a peak position after displacement. At the same time, the control device detects a shoulder blade position from load distribution of the chest of the seated occupant, detected by a chest displacement detecting sensor disposed in the upper portion of a seat back, and compares an initial position detected in advance and an after-displacement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiko Onuma, Terumitsu Ozawa
  • Patent number: 8349944
    Abstract: The invention concerns a polymer dispersion free of water and volatile organic solvent for preparing a lubricating composition for glass yarns and for finishing glass yarns and assembling glass yarns, in particular for grids and fabrics. The dispersion comprises the product of polymerization of a vinyl monomer in the presence of a free radical initiator in a reactive organic dispersion medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Adfors
    Inventors: Gerard Riess, Christelle Delaite, Kamal Hariri, Patrick Moireau
  • Patent number: 8351541
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus communicates data bits on a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol. The data processing apparatus comprises a parity interleaver operable to perform parity interleaving on Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) encoded data bits obtained by performing LDPC encoding according to a parity check matrix of an LDPC code including a parity matrix corresponding to parity bits of the LDPC code, the parity matrix having a stepwise structure, so that a parity bit of the LDPC encoded data bits is interleaved to a different parity bit position. A mapping unit maps the parity interleaved bits onto data symbols corresponding to modulation symbols of a modulation scheme of the OFDM sub-carrier signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mathew Paul Athol Taylor, Samuel Asanbeng Atungsiri, Takashi Yokokawa, Makiko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8349361
    Abstract: The present invention provides rapid disintegrating tablets in oral cavity having a shortened disintegration time in oral cavity as well as a sufficient hardness with compared to rapid disintegrating tablets of the prior art. The above objective is solved by a composition for rapid disintegrating tablets in oral cavity, wherein components (a) to (c) are contained in such manner that (a) saccharides consisting of a combination of mannitol and xylitol is 40 to 90 parts by weight; (b) the inorganic excipient is 1 to 30 parts by weight; and (c) the disintegrating agent is 5 to 40 parts by weight, provided that the total amount of (a), (b) and (c) is 100 parts by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Tanaka, Yoshiro Nagai, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Tadashi Fukami, Terumasa Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 8351501
    Abstract: An image decoding method is for decoding a bit stream in an image decoding apparatus. The method includes receiving the bit stream and a weight parameter that is added to a luma quantization parameter by an addition operation. The method also includes decoding, in a decoding unit in the image decoding apparatus, the bit stream and generating a chroma component of quantized coefficients. In addition, the method includes performing, in a dequantization unit in the image decoding apparatus, dequantization on the chroma component of quantized coefficients using the chroma quantization parameter calculated on the basis of a luma quantization parameter weighted by the weight parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazushi Sato, Osamu Sunohara, Teruhiko Suzuki, Peter Kuhn, Yoichi Yagasaki, Kuniaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8350314
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, comprising a plurality of memory strings, each of the memory strings being constituted with a plurality of electrically erasable memory cells being serially connected each other, the memory strings comprising: a columnar semiconductor layer perpendicularly extending toward a substrate; a plurality of conductive layers being formed in parallel to the substrate and including a first space between a sidewall of the columnar semiconductor layers; and characteristic change layer being formed on the sidewall of the columnar semiconductor layer faced to the first space or a sidewall of the conductive layer faced to the first space and changing characteristics accompanying with applied voltage; wherein the plurality of the conductive layers have a function of a relative movement to a prescribed direction for the columnar semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kidoh, Masaru Kito, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Hideaki Aochi, Yasuyuki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8351122
    Abstract: An illumination arrangement for a projection system is proposed including a light source device and a light collecting, integrating and redirecting device. The light source device comprises at least one solid state light source device. The light collecting, integrating and redirecting device comprises at least one light integrating device, which is adapted to directly receive and to integrate at least a part of primary illumination light generated by and emitted from at least one associated of at least one sold state light source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Teijido, Frederic Ludley
  • Patent number: 8351708
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storing unit that stores information concerning model feature points and model feature quantities at the model feature points, a first acquiring unit that acquires an input moving image, a first feature-point extracting unit that extracts input feature points for recognizing an action from the input moving image, a first feature-quantity extracting unit that extracts input feature quantities at the input feature points, a feature-quantity comparing unit that compares the input feature quantities and the model feature quantities and generates candidate corresponding feature point pairs, a posture estimating unit that removes outliers from the candidate corresponding feature point pairs, estimates postures of models on the input moving image, and obtains a recognition corresponding feature point pair group corresponding to the postures, and a recognition-result generating unit that generates a recognition result on the basis of the recognition corresponding feature
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8349155
    Abstract: A cation exchange membrane which shows suppressed deterioration of the strength of the membrane in the upper portion of an electrolytic cell when the membrane is employed in the electrolytic cell and used for a long term, which can perform electrolysis with good production efficiency, and which can be produced simply with low cost; its production process and; such an electrolytic cell; are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kazuo Umemura, Hiromitsu Kusano
  • Patent number: 8352977
    Abstract: The characteristic playback domain of an AV stream is to be reproduced simply and reliably without complicating the management. As marks representing characteristic points of an AV stream, a mark of the type indicating a point and a mark of the type indicating a section (duration) are provided. The mark of the type indicating a point designates a point with a time stamp corresponding to a preset playback timing of the AV stream. The mark of the type indicating a section specifies the domain based on the time stamp of the playback start point of the preset playback domain of the AV stream and on the duration as from the playback start point until the playback end point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Motoki Kato, Masanobu Nakamura, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Tomotaka Yagi, Declan Patrick Kelly, Wilhelmus Jacobus van Gestel