Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt
  • Patent number: 8348602
    Abstract: A turbine ring sector is disclosed. The turbine ring sector includes a wall bounding an aerodynamic flowpath in which gases flow from the upstream region toward the downstream region, and a multiperforated plate, situated on the opposite side of the aerodynamic flowpath with respect to the wall. The multiperforated plate includes a bottom and side walls. The distance between the wall of the ring sector and the bottom of the multiperforated plate defines a gap which is progressive in an axial direction, from the upstream region toward the downstream region. The value of the gap situated at the upstream region is below the value of the gap situated at the downstream region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Snecma
    Inventors: Erwan Daniel Botrel, Claire Dorin
  • Patent number: 8349495
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode containing a lithium-titanium composite oxide and a lithium-absorbing material in a weight ratio falling within the range defined in formula (1) given below, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The lithium-absorbing material has a lithium absorption potential nobler than a lithium absorption potential of the lithium-titanium composite oxide. 3?(A/B)?100??(1) Where A denotes the weight (parts by weight) of the lithium-titanium composite oxide, and B denotes the weight (parts by weight) of the lithium-absorbing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroki Inagaki, Hideaki Morishima, Norio Takami
  • Patent number: 8352238
    Abstract: A method for integration of a GPS emulator in a simulation environment includes operating a computer adapted for using a simulation timer and configured to receive a signal of x_PPS type. For each pulse detected on the x_PPS signal, a counter is updated with a number of detected pulses and a value of the simulation timer is stored. A given simulation time moment is evaluated according to the detected and counted number of pulses, a current value of the simulation timer, and the stored value of the simulation timer. A related device and computer readable medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventor: Patrice Casse
  • Patent number: 8352743
    Abstract: At user registration, a client device obtains a signature for a user ID, a password, and a public key by using a private key, and sends user information that includes the signature and the above-described information items to a service providing apparatus. The service providing apparatus verifies the signature by using the public key and stores the user information by which the password and the public key are associated with each other. When a request for a service is made, the client device allows authentication processing by sending to the service providing apparatus an authentication response that includes the user ID together with password authentication information, a signature for a challenge sent from the service providing apparatus, or a signature for the password and the challenge, irrespective of whether the authentication method for the service is password authentication, public key authentication, or public-key-and-password combination authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Yukio Tsuruoka, Shingo Orihara, Kei Karasawa, Kenji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8352650
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a first unit having a first power switch for turning on/off a data processing part, a hard disk drive device, a power supply part and the electronic apparatus, a second unit that is separated from the first unit, is supplied with the power from the power supply part in the first unit, and has a drive device of a detachable recording media and a second power switch having the same function as that of the first power switch, and a cable for communicating data between the first unit and the second unit and supplying power from the power supply part of the first unit to the second unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Kurosu, Katsunori Kitaru, Takayuki Momose, Akira Inoue, Sumio Otsuka, Masazumi Kaino, Masao Araya, Norio Kobayashi
  • 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: 8349961
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of vinylaromatic (co)polymers grafted on an elastomer comprising a rigid matrix consisting of vinylaromatic polymers or copolymers and of an elastomeric phase dispersed in the matrix in form of particles with a strictly bimodal distribution which comprises the functionalization of a first elastomeric fraction by means of a catalytic system containing a stable free radical initiator and subsequently the polymerization of the thus obtained mixture also in presence of a second non functionalized elastomeric fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Polimeri Europa S.p.A.
    Inventors: Leonardo Chiezzi, Luca Monti, Aldo Longo
  • Patent number: 8351764
    Abstract: A network system includes a terminal apparatus, a recording apparatus, and a network. The recording apparatus includes a record-scheduling-state storing section that stores data of a record scheduling state of a program and a record-scheduling-state providing section that transmits the data of the record scheduling state stored in the record-scheduling-state storing section through the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Kinoshita, Takashi Kanao, Hiroyuki Chiba, Tsuyoshi Homma, Hirofumi Kouda
  • Patent number: 8351005
    Abstract: The TFT substrate having a transparent conductive film pattern configuring a terminal that can be connected from outside and a first line extending from the terminal; a metal film that is removed from over the terminal and formed on the transparent conductive film pattern on the inside thereof; and an insulating film covering the metal film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Masami Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8349022
    Abstract: A two-part hair dye composed of a first part containing an alkali agent, a second part containing hydrogen peroxide, and a non-aerosol foamer container for discharging a liquid mixture of the first part and the second part in the form of a foam, the liquid mixture containing the following components (A) and (B): (A) a polymer or copolymer containing 70% or more mole fraction of diallyldimethyl quaternary ammonium salt monomer, and (B) an N-acylamino acid salt, an N-acyl-N-alkylamino acid salt, or an ether carboxylic acid salt, wherein, an equivalent ratio of the anion site of the component (B) to the cation site of the component (A) (anion/cation) is more than 1, and a viscosity of the liquid mixture at 25° C. is 1 to 300 mPa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Iijima, Naohiro Ando, Takashi Matsuo, Yuko Nobuto
  • 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: 8349720
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory includes a memory cell string having a plurality of memory cell transistors connected in series, a selection gate transistor connected in series with one end of the memory cell string, and having a gate electrode provided on a gate insulating film on a semiconductor substrate, and an element isolation insulating layer which is provided in the semiconductor substrate. The gate electrode includes a first gate electrode provided on the gate insulating film, a first and second insulating films provided on the first gate electrode, and a second gate electrode provided on the second insulating film and the element isolation insulating layer, and electrically connected to the first gate electrode. An first upper surface portion of the element isolation insulating layer below the second gate electrode is leveled with an upper surface of the first gate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Mutsuo Morikado
  • Patent number: 8349476
    Abstract: To provide a process to improve acid resistance of a glass substrate for an information recording medium. A process for producing the glass substrate for an information recording medium, includes processing a glass formed into a plate by a float process, a down-draw method or a press method, wherein, in cooling the glass at the last step the glass has a temperature of at least its strain point, the time during which the glass temperature is at least its strain point and at most a temperature where the glass viscosity is 1010dPa·s is at least 13 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Jun Endo, Tetsuya Nakashima
  • Patent number: 8347610
    Abstract: An exhaust emission control device has a particulate filter 5 and a selective reduction catalyst 6 arranged side by side. An S-shaped communication passage 9 is arranged for introduction of exhaust gas 3 from a rear end of the filter 5 to a front end of the adjacent catalyst 6 in a forward fold-back manner and with a urea water addition injector 11 arranged midway of the passage 9. In order to satisfactorily disperse the urea water with enhanced mixing with the exhaust gas 3 even if the flow rate is increased, slits 12 are formed in circumferentially spaced positions on a rear end of a mixing pipe 9B constituting an upstream portion of the communication passage 9 so as to introduce the exhaust gas 3. A downstream end 9a of a gas gathering chamber 9A is connected to the rear end of the mixing pipe 9B such that the slits 12 are encased and the rear end of the mixing pipe 9B is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hino Motors, Ltd.
    Inventor: Minoru Kowada
  • Patent number: 8350976
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes an array substrate, a counter substrate and a liquid crystal layer having liquid crystal molecules interposed therebetween. The liquid crystal molecules are aligned in a direction normal to a surface of the substrates under a condition where no electrical voltage is supplied between a picture electrode and a counter electrode. An alignment control device is provided at the counter substrate and configured to control the alignment of the liquid crystal molecules under a condition where an electric field is applied between the picture electrode and the counter electrode. A scanning line crossing a pixel is divided into first and second segments. The array substrate includes a connecting element to connect the first and second segments opposite the alignment control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Display Central Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Harada, Hiroyuki Kimura
  • Patent number: 8347995
    Abstract: A motor vehicle including a structure including a bottom and which bears a motor powered by a removable power supply battery, the structure further including an element for receiving the battery and an attachment mechanism for attaching the battery onto the receiving element. The receiving element and the attachment mechanism are adapted to enable installation of the battery in the receiving element from the underside of the structure by an upward movement towards the structure, and removal of the battery under the structure by a downward movement in a direction opposite to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Renault S.A.S.
    Inventor: Jose Fernandez-Mateo
  • Patent number: 8349134
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing paper, board and cardboard of high dry strength by separately adding a polymer comprising vinylamine units and a polymeric anionic compound to a paper pulp, dewatering the pulp and drying the paper products, which comprises using as polymeric anionic compound at least one copolymer obtainable by copolymerizing (a) at least one N-vinylcarboxamide of the formula in which R1 and R2 are H or C1- to C6 alkyl, (b) at least one monoethylenically unsaturated monomer comprising acid groups, and/or the alkali metal, alkaline earth metal or ammonium salts thereof, and if appropriate (c) other monoethylenically unsaturated monomers, and if appropriate (d) compounds having at least two ethylenically unsaturated double bonds in their molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Anton Esser, Hans-Joachim Haehnle, Martin Ruebenacker, Norbert Schall, Jacques Dupuis, Josef Neutzner, Manfred Niessner, Berthold Sturm
  • Patent number: 8349206
    Abstract: A process to lubricate a refrigerator preferably having a sliding portion which is made of an engineering plastic material, or provided thereon with an organic coating film or an inorganic coating film is provided. The process includes contacting sliding parts of the refrigerator with a refrigerating machine oil composition having a base oil containing a polyvinyl ether and/or a polyoxyalkylene glycol derivative as a main component and having a kinematic viscosity of 1 to 8 mm2/s as measured at 40° C. The refrigerating machine oil composition has a low viscosity, an improved energy saving performance, a good sealability and an excellent compatibility with a refrigerant and, therefore, the process can be suitably used in various refrigerating application fields, in particular, in closed-system refrigerators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masato Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8349090
    Abstract: A process for removing carbonaceous deposits on surfaces of catalysts and plant parts by treating the deposits with a superheated stream of steam admixed at least temporarily with an oxygenous gas is provided, which involves, in each case monitoring the offgas CO2 content after condensation of the steam, at a temperature of at least 300° C.: (a) treating the carbonaceous deposits with superheated steam at a temperature of at least 300° C. until the CO2 content of the offgas has exceeded a maximum; (b) then, with further supply of superheated steam, commencing oxygen supply, the amount of oxygen supplied being adjusted such that the CO2 content in the offgas decreases further until it has fallen to a value of <1% by volume; and then (c) ending the supply of superheated steam and passing an oxygenous gas over remaining amounts of carbonaceous deposits until the deposits have been virtually removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Manfred Winter, Hagen Weigl, Andreas Kramer
  • 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