Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt
  • Patent number: 8350297
    Abstract: A compound semiconductor device is comprised of: a compound semiconductor layer including a first active layer and a second active layer forming a hetero junction with the first active layer so as to naturally generate a two-dimensional carrier gas channel in the first active layer along the hetero junction; a first electrode formed on the second active layer; a second electrode in ohmic contact with the first active layer and isolated from the first electrode; and a channel modifier for locally changing a part of the first active layer under the channel modifier into a normally-off state, the channel modifier being formed on the second active layer so as to enclose but be isolated from the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sanken Electric Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Nobuo Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8351845
    Abstract: A data receiving and recording method and data receiver are provided for receiving data coded by a predetermined method and copyright information attached to the data. While recording the received data on a predetermined recording medium, the copyright information is recorded into a predetermined area of the recording medium. Preferably, the data consists of audio data of the song, lyrics data of the song and image data relating to the song and the copyright information is allotted respectively to the audio data, lyrics data and image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro Tsutsui, Susumu Nagano, Yasushi Katayama
  • Patent number: 8352416
    Abstract: According to embodiments, a diagnostic report search supporting apparatus and a diagnostic report searching apparatus each have a report registering part, a structuring processing part, a related-term analyzing part, a counting part, and a keyword extracting part. The structuring processing part extracts terms from a sentence written in a diagnostic report, and classifies the terms into predetermined kinds. The related-term analyzing part generates combinations each composed of two or more terms based on the plurality of terms having been extracted. The counting part counts the existence number of same combinations in the plurality of combinations, and extracts combinations whose existence numbers are a predetermined number or more. The keyword extracting part extracts a combination including a desired keyword, and extracts a term other than the desired keyword as a related keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Yamagishi, Hikaru Futami, Kenichi Niwa
  • Patent number: 8351565
    Abstract: A CT value of an image within a region of interest is calculated with time. While the calculated CT value does not exceed a predetermined threshold value, a reconstruction mode used when an image is reconstructed from projection data is set to half reconstruction. On the other hand, while the calculated CT value exceeds a predetermined threshold value, the reconstruction mode is set to segment reconstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Masaharu Tsuyuki, Miwa Okumura, Yasuko Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 8349207
    Abstract: A chemical mechanical polishing aqueous dispersion includes (A) colloidal silica having an average particle size calculated from the specific surface area determined by the BET method of 10 to 60 nm, (B) an organic acid having two or more carboxyl groups and one or more hydroxyl groups in one molecule, and (C) a quaternary ammonium compound shown by the following general formula (1), wherein R1 to R4 individually represent hydrocarbon groups, and M? represents an anion, the chemical mechanical polishing aqueous dispersion having a pH of 3 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: JSR Corporation
    Inventors: Taichi Matsumoto, Tomikazu Ueno, Michiaki Andou
  • Patent number: 8352596
    Abstract: A switcher, residing in a memory, detects a connectable network when a terminal is powered on. When a network is detected, a communication unit issues a message to a processor. The processor detects whether the terminal has ever been connected to the detected network and whether the profile of the network is registered. If the processor determines that the profile of the network is registered, a connection to the network is established in accordance with the profile. If the processor determines that no profile of the network is registered, a new profile of the network is produced, and then registered. The present invention is applicable to personal computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Toru Konishi
  • Patent number: 8351470
    Abstract: A signal receiver including an input that receives a plurality of signals from a respective plurality of channels; a multiplexer unit that receives the plurality of signals from the input and that selects, in a time-division manner, one of the plurality of signals; and at least one phase difference detector that receives the selected signal from the multiplexer unit, a number of the at least one phase difference detectors being less than a number of the plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Awata, Hideki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8349513
    Abstract: A polymer electrolyte membrane comprising as a main ingredient a block copolymer which comprises, as its constituents, a polymer block (A) having as a main unit an aromatic vinyl compound unit and a polymer block (B) forming a flexible phase, and has ion-conducting groups on the polymer block (A), said aromatic vinyl compound unit being such that the hydrogen atom bonded to the ?-carbon atom is non-replaced or replaced with an alkyl group or an aryl group optionally having substituent(s), and at least one of hydrogen atoms directly bonded to the aromatic ring is replaced with an alkyl group; and a membrane electrode assembly and a polymer electrolyte fuel cell both of which uses it. The polymer block (A) can have a restraining phase, and/or can be cross-linked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ono, Shinji Nakai, Hiroyuki Ogi, Takeshi Nakano
  • 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: 8350312
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a stacked structure that is formed by laminating a first insulating film, first conductive layer, second insulating film and second conductive layer on a semiconductor substrate and in which the first and second conductive layers are connected with a via electrically, an interlayer insulating film formed to electrically separate the second conductive layer into a first region including a connecting portion with the first conductive layer and a second region that does not include the connecting portion, a first contact plug formed on the first region and a second contact plug formed on the second region. An isolation insulating film is buried in portions of the substrate, first insulating film and first conductive layer in one peripheral portion on the second region side of the stacked structure and the second contact plug is formed above the isolation insulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shoko Kikuchi, Takafumi Ikeda, Kazuhiro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8350353
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a silicon carbide semiconductor device is provided that includes a step of forming in a surface of a silicon carbide wafer of first conductivity type a first region of second conductivity type having a predetermined space thereinside by ion-implanting aluminum as a first impurity and boron as a second impurity; a step of forming a JTE region in the surface of the silicon carbide wafer from the first region by diffusing the boron ion-implanted in the first region toward its neighboring zones by an activation annealing treatment; a step of forming a first electrode on the surface of the silicon carbide wafer at the space inside the first region and at an inner part of the first region; and a step of forming a second electrode on the opposite surface of the silicon carbide wafer. Thereby, a JTE region can be formed that has a wide range of impurity concentration and a desired breakdown voltage without increasing the number of steps of the manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichiro Tarui
  • Patent number: 8348194
    Abstract: A device intended for a hold that can receive containers and luggage simultaneously. The hold includes a freight loading system including rollers defining a rolling surface on which a container can move with the movement of the rollers. The device includes a unit including conveyor belts disposed longitudinally in the hold one after the other such as to extend over at least part of the length of the hold. Each conveyor belt includes an upper section configured to receive an object to be moved and each conveyor belt can move between a first raised position in which the upper section of the belt is located above the rolling surface defined by the rollers of the freight loading system and a second position in which the upper section of the belt is located below the rolling surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventor: Bernard Guering
  • Patent number: 8349911
    Abstract: Production of a composition based on silanes for the scratch-resistant, hydrophobic, aqueous coating of metals, plastics, chemical products, ceramic materials, concrete and glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventor: Adolf Kuehnle
  • Patent number: 8348662
    Abstract: A candle having a body of a meltable fuel and a planar wick. When lit, the candle provides a unique flame formation, usable in a variety of decorative applications. The wick can be configured to evenly deplete the meltable fuel, while allowing for candles having relatively large and unique body configurations. The body of candle and/or the wick may include scented oil to promote the release of fragrance upon heating. The wick preferably is formed of wood, thereby providing an acoustic contribution to ambiance and improved combustion that generates less soot than conventional cotton wick candles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lumetique, Inc.
    Inventor: DayNa M. Decker
  • 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: 8348795
    Abstract: It is provided a control device for a power transmission device including a regenerative electric motor via a stepped shifting mechanism, wherein when a shift of the stepped shifting mechanism is performed in a regenerative state of the electric motor, the control device for a power transmission device increases an input shaft rotation speed of the stepped shifting mechanism through hydraulic control before a shift ending period, and, in the shift ending period, restrains an increase of the input shaft rotation speed through the hydraulic control and controls an input shaft rotation speed of the stepped shifting mechanism with the electric motor to be a target rotation speed after the shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenta Kumazaki, Tooru Matsubara, Atsushi Tabata
  • Patent number: 8352200
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a filter used for filtering a fluid in an aircraft engine. The system includes a pressure sensor acquiring over time a differential pressure of the fluid through the filter; a computer for computing a normalized differential pressure under reference conditions by normalizing the measured differential pressure according to conditions for exploiting the fluid; a memory for storing a predetermined reference clogging curve describing a time-dependent change of the normalized differential pressure depending on a pollutant mass injected into the filter. The computer can estimate the pollutant mass injected into the filter by projecting a current value of the normalized differential pressure onto the reference clogging curve; and can generate from the estimated pollutant mass a set of signatures defining the condition and the time-dependent change of clogging of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Snecma
    Inventors: Pascal Christophe Contini, Xavier Flandrois, Maxime Forte, David Hadida
  • Patent number: 8348728
    Abstract: A grinding wheel having a grindstone portion formed on a core includes slippery fluoroplastic coating films that prevent attachment of foreign matter, the coating films being provided on the portions of the core, with which portions the foreign matter can be brought into contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Ido, Toshio Maruyama, Shoichi Sano
  • Patent number: 8350270
    Abstract: A silicon carbide MOSFET that exhibits a high source-to-drain withstand voltage and that involves a smaller difference between gate-to-drain capacitance achieved in an activated state and gate-to-drain capacitance achieved in a deactivated state. A silicon carbide drift layer of a first conductivity type is provided on a silicon carbide substrate of a first conductivity type; a pair of base regions are provided in a surface layer portion of the silicon carbide drift layer and exhibit a second conductivity type; a pair of source regions are provided in interiors of surface layer portions of the pair of base regions and exhibit a first conductivity type; and semi-insulating regions are provided between the silicon carbide substrate and the pair of base regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shoyu Watanabe, Shuhei Nakata, Kenichi Ohtsuka
  • Patent number: RE43917
    Abstract: A recording and reproducing apparatus has a communicating unit, a reading unit, a storing unit, a control unit, and an output unit. The communicating unit transmits and receives data to/from an information center in which a plurality of additional information have been stored. The reading unit reads out recorded data from a recording medium on which a plurality of data and index data of a plurality of data have been recorded. The data read out from the recording medium by the reading unit is stored in the storing unit. The control unit reads out the additional information corresponding to the recording medium from which the data is read out by the reading unit from the information center by the communicating unit and writes the read-out additional information into the storing unit as additional data of the recording medium which is read out by the reading unit. The output unit outputs the data stored in the storing unit and the additional data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kissei Matsumoto, Han Min-Jae, Takuya Kaeriyama, Tsutomu Imai, Seiichi Jinbo