Patents Represented by Attorney Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
  • 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: 8349698
    Abstract: An integrated semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same includes leaving one part of a semiconductor layer so that an inclined surface is formed on a trench when forming the trench on a SOI wafer. A thick silicon oxide film (second insulation film) is formed along this incline surface. This thick silicon oxide film prevents oxygen entering a boundary surface between an insulation layer and the semiconductor layer of the SOI wafer within the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Aoki, Eiichi Kikkawa
  • Patent number: 8350160
    Abstract: A structure includes a conductive film (12) provided in an underlying layer (10); and a carbon nanotube bundle (20) including a plurality of carbon nanotubes each having one end connected to the conductive film (12), wherein, at other end side of the carbon nanotube bundle (20), at least carbon nanotubes allocated at outer side of the carbon nanotube bundle (20) extend with convex curvatures toward the outside of the carbon nanotube bundle (20), and the convex curvatures of the carbon nanotubes allocated at the outer side of the carbon nanotube bundle are larger than those of inner side of the carbon nanotube bundle (20), and diameters of the carbon nanotube bundle (20) decrease toward the other end of the carbon nanotube bundle (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tadashi Sakai, Naoshi Sakuma, Masayuki Katagiri, Mariko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8348282
    Abstract: A tool clamping device includes: a tool holder having a two-face restraint portion constituted by a tool taper portion and a tool end surface; a spindle having a spindle taper portion facing the tool taper portion and a spindle end surface facing the tool end surface, wherein the tool holder is clamped to the spindle by performing an operation to pull the tool holder in toward the spindle; and a clamping unit housed in the spindle, wherein, when the tool end surface is in contact with the spindle end surface and the tool taper portion is fitted into the spindle taper portion, a gap is formed between the tool taper portion and the spindle taper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuro Furuhata, Yuichi Miura
  • Patent number: 8351149
    Abstract: When inserted in the slot 150 of the storage unit main body 100, the cartridge-type HDD 200a is situated with the slight clearance between the protrusion 164 of the slot 150 and the upper surface of the cartridge-type HDD 200a. In addition, the protrusion 166 of the slot 150 is loosely fitted in the recess 216 of the cartridge-type HDD 200a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Buffalo Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Kouyama, Satoru Goto, Takayuki Kakuta, Hiroaki Kawasaki, Takashi Ishidoshiro
  • Patent number: 8349529
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photoconductor including a conductive substrate and a photoconductive layer thereover, wherein the photoconductive layer contains a charge generation agent and a charge transport agent represented by General Formula (A-I), (B-I) or (C-I), and an amine compound represented by General Formula (II): where R1-3 each represent hydrogen, halogen or (un)substituted C1-6 alkyl, and n is 1 or 2, where R1-2 each represent C1-6 alkyl and R3-6 each represent hydrogen, halogen or (un)substituted C1-6 alkyl, where R8-33 each represent hydrogen, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, or (un)substituted phenyl, and may be identical or different, where A and B each represent a group represented by formula (i) or (ii), and may be identical or different: —CH2X??formula (i) —CH2CH2Y??formula (ii) where X and Y each represent an (un)substituted aromatic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Shimoyama, Takaaki Ikegami, Eiji Kurimoto, Kohsuke Yamamoto, Tetsuya Sakuma, Toshihiko Koizumi, Hajime Suzuki, Hideki Nakamura
  • 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: 8349977
    Abstract: Preparation of high-reactivity isobutene homo- or copolymers with a content of terminal vinylidene double bonds per polyisobutene chain end of at least 50 mol % and a polydispersity of preferably 1.05 to less than 3.5, by polymerizing isobutene or an isobutene-comprising monomer mixture in the presence of an aluminum trihalide-donor complex effective as a polymerization catalyst or of an alkylaluminum halide-donor complex, especially of an aluminum trichloride-donor complex, said complex comprising, as the donor, an organic compound with at least one ether function or a carboxylic ester function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hannah Maria Koenig, Klaus Muelbach, Matthias Kiefer, Sergei V. Kostjuk, Irina Vasilenko, Alexander Frolov
  • Patent number: 8348255
    Abstract: A disc holding apparatus including a plurality of movable holding claws, which have a holding section abutting to the outer circumference of a wafer having a notch and are arranged in the circumference direction of the wafer. The wafer is held by having each holding section on the inner edge side of each movable holding claw abut to the outer circumference of the wafer, thereby, at the time of detecting the notch by a sensor including a light source and a light receiving section, even when one of the holding sections abuts to the outer circumference of the wafer at a part where the notch exists, light from the light source is permitted to enter the light receiving section through the notch without being blocked by the holding section. Even when the wafer is held at the part where the notch exists, the wafer is not required to be correctly held again and throughput is improved with a shortened process time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Is Technology Japan, Inc., Raytex Corporation
    Inventor: Teruyoshi Munakata
  • Patent number: 8347745
    Abstract: A method of counting and analyzing an alloy by image analysis. The method includes a) preparing a sample of the alloy; b) determining inclusion detection thresholds by observation, with magnification, of at least one field of the sample; c) detecting inclusions of the sample as a function of the threshold defined in b), and counting the inclusions; d) acquiring images of each of the inclusions detected in c) and determining a size of each of the inclusions; e) determining the chemical composition of each of the detected inclusions by chemically analyzing each of them; and f) making a map of the sample from the images acquired in d), the map showing spatial distribution of the inclusions, in which each of the detected inclusions is represented by a graphics element, a size of the graphics element being proportional to the size of the inclusion, and a color of the graphics element being correlated to the chemical composition of the inclusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: William Beya, Marie Cuoco, Marie-Noelle Hinard, Beatrice Peltier
  • Patent number: 8348353
    Abstract: A brake control device that controls braking forces applied to wheels to stabilize the behavior of a vehicle turning a corner, and includes a turning condition detection unit detecting a turning condition of the vehicle; a braking amount setting unit setting braking amounts for the respective wheels based on the turning condition detected by the turning condition detection unit; a brake control unit applying braking forces to the wheels according to the braking amounts set by the braking amount setting unit; and a road surface friction coefficient estimation unit estimating a road surface friction coefficient of the road on which the vehicle is running. The braking amount setting unit changes upper limits of the braking amounts for the respective wheels according to the road surface friction coefficient when the vehicle is in a center differential lock mode or a direct four-wheel drive mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Yamada, Yasushi Kobayashi, Tatsushi Takasu, Kota Shimoga
  • Patent number: 8348468
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a light emitting device in which a semiconductor laser diode is used as a light source to emit visible light in a wide range. The light emitting device includes a semiconductor laser diode that emits a laser beam; and a luminescent component that is provided while separated from the semiconductor laser diode and absorbs the laser beam to emit the visible light. In the light emitting device, the luminescent component includes an optical path through which the laser beam is incident to a center portion of the luminescent component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasushi Hattori, Shinji Saito, Shinya Nunoue, Masaki Tohyama
  • Patent number: 8349471
    Abstract: A high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet with improved TS-EL balance, springback value, workability and shape freezing properties having: a steel content including 0.10-0.20 mass % C, 0.5-2.5 mass % Si, 0.5-2.25 mass % Mn, and 0.01-0.10 mass % Al; a structure comprising (A) a mother phase structure of ferrite and (B) a second phase structure of retained austenite optionally including martensite; and satisfying the following expressions (1) and (2): (Vf×V?×C?×dis)/dia?300??(1), dis?1.0 ?m??(2); where Vf (%) is the volume fraction of the ferrite, V? (%) is the volume fraction of the retained austenite, C? (mass %) is the carbon content in the retained austenite, dis (?m) is the shortest distance between the second phase structures, and dia (?m) is the average grain size of the second phase structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michitaka Tsunezawa, Yuichi Futamura, Masaaki Miura
  • Patent number: 8347914
    Abstract: System for filling a tank comprising a pipe head and a fill pipe extending between the pipe head and the tank. The pipe head comprises a chamber with an inlet opening that connects to the atmosphere and an outlet opening that connects to the fill pipe and a stopper being movable between open and closed positions to open or close the access to the fill pipe, the head inlet and outlet openings being sized and arranged to allow introduction of a filling nozzle into the fill pipe through the pipe head when the stopper is in its open position. The fill pipe comprises or is preceded by a local restriction designed so that the cross section of the passage for the nozzle is substantially reduced to the outer diameter of the nozzle. A degassing connection links the fill pipe and the pipe head outside of its outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (Société Anonyme)
    Inventors: Hervé Runarvot, Patrick Ganachaud, Mickaël Charrier
  • Patent number: 8349397
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of plastic lens includes the steps of: preparing a first liquid containing at least one metal oxide and a second liquid containing at least one organosilicon compound; manufacturing a hard coat liquid by mixing the first liquid and the second liquid so that the mass ratio of the solid content of the first liquid to the solid content of second liquid falls within a range of 45/55 to 65/35; and coating the hard coat liquid on a plastic lens substrate to form a hard coat film and then curing the hard coat film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kojima, Tsuyoshi Sakurazawa, Minoru Ito
  • Patent number: 8350958
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: plurality of control units configured to control an imaging function; a requesting unit configured to request execution of start-up processing of a plurality of the control units; a detecting unit configured to detect movement to be applied to a device main unit; and a start-up control unit configured to cause, upon the detecting unit detecting particular movement in a power-off state wherein the movement of the device main unit externally appears to be stopped, each of a plurality of the control units to start the start-up processing still in the power-off state, and upon execution of the start-up processing being requested from the requesting unit, cause a plurality of the control units to start reception of an imaging command according to the states of the start-up processing of a plurality of the control units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Manabu Niizato
  • Patent number: 8351574
    Abstract: An X-ray diagnosis apparatus includes a display-image creating unit that creates a display image from three-dimensional medical image data such that a display image of three-dimensional medical image data substantially matches up with an anatomical structure on an acquired image by the X-ray diagnosis apparatus. Moreover, the X-ray diagnosis apparatus includes a display-image changing unit that changes a display image so as to maintain consistency of an anatomical structure in accordance with change in acquiring conditions by the X-ray diagnosis apparatus. Furthermore, the X-ray diagnosis apparatus includes a display unit that displays a display image that is at least one of created and changed by at least one of the display-image creating unit and the display-image changing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hisato Takemoto, Hajime Yoshida, Satoru Ohishi
  • Patent number: 8349455
    Abstract: Glass comprising, as represented by mole percentage based on the following oxides, from 50 to 75% of SiO2, from 1 to 15% of Al2O3, from 6 to 21% of Na2O, from 0 to 15% of K2O, from 0 to 15% of MgO, from 0 to 20% of CaO, from 0 to 21% of ?RO (wherein R is Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba and/or Zn), from 0 to 5% of ZrO2, from 1.5 to 6% of Fe2O3, and from 0.1 to 1% of Co3O4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yuki Kondo, Hiroyuki Ohkawa, Makoto Sano, Kazutaka Hayashi, Shusaku Akiba
  • 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: 8350507
    Abstract: A rotary electric machine controller including a current detector detecting rotary electric machine currents generated in a rotary electric machine, a position estimation mechanism outputting an estimated position in accordance with the rotary electric machine currents; a controller outputting voltage commands in accordance with the estimated position; a pulse-width modulator outputting logic signals which are pulse-width modulated in accordance with the voltage commands and with a switching cycle used for pulse-width modulation control; and a voltage application mechanism applying AC voltages for driving the rotary electric machine in accordance with the logic signals. The voltage commands output by the controller are obtained by superimposing, on fundamental voltages for driving the rotary electric machine, position detection voltages which each have a cycle equal to m times of the switching cycle and which are different in phase among respective phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Ito, Yoshihiko Kimpara, Tetsuya Kojima