Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Ostrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen, LLP
  • Patent number: 7572085
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for upper connection connecting two terminal endpieces (9, 10) of two submarine fluid transporting pipelines (2, 4) used in offshore hydrocarbon exploitation, a riser supported by at least one buoyant element (6) and a second pipe connecting the riser to a production and/or storage installation located at the surface, the device comprising an intermediate linking pipe (8) mounted mobile relative to the terminal endpieces of the riser and the second pipe between an operational position wherein it is connected at its two ends to said endpieces of the riser (2) and the second pipe (4) and an intervening position wherein its ends are disconnected from said endpieces (9, 10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Technip France
    Inventor: Ange Luppi
  • Patent number: 7573436
    Abstract: An electrical control device for controlling the status of a controlled electrical device, the electrical control device comprising a power conducting semiconductor device for controlling the status of the controlled electrical device; a control circuit; a transmitter and/or receiver in communication with the control circuit; and an antenna coupled to the transmitter and/or receiver; the antenna adapted to receive a first signal at a specified frequency from a remote control device and/or transmit a second signal at a specified frequency to a remote control device; wherein the transmitter is operable to couple the first signal from the antenna to the control circuit for remotely controlling the controllably conductive device and/or couple the second signal from the control circuit for providing a status of said controlled electrical device, the antenna comprising a first loop of conductive material having a capacitance and an inductance; the capacitance and the inductance forming a circuit being resonant at t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer L. Webb, Stephen S. Thompson, Gregory S. Altonen, Stuart DeJonge, Edward M. Felegy, Jr., Siddharth P. Sinha
  • Patent number: 7568606
    Abstract: A bonding apparatus is provided which includes a device handler for handling electronic devices, the bonding apparatus including a bonding tool at which the electronic devices are locatable for bonding. A storage assembly is provided for storing multiple electronic devices and a conveying track is further provided for conveying electronic devices towards and away from the bonding tool. The device handler includes a rotary platform for holding an electronic device, and which is operable between an orientation wherein the rotary platform is aligned with the conveying track for transferring an electronic device between the rotary platform and the conveying track, and another orientation wherein the rotary platform is aligned with the storage assembly for transferring an electronic device between the rotary platform and the storage assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Yam Mo Wong, Keng Yew James Song, Ka Shing Kenny Kwan
  • Patent number: 7568842
    Abstract: A meter bearing with a recess located at the periphery of at least one of the bearing rings. Expansion-measuring strips are disposed in the recess and conducting paths and electronic modules are arranged on a supporting material and evaluate and transmit the output signals of the expansion-measuring strips. The expansion-measuring strips are connected to the electrical conducting paths which extend to the electronic modules. In order to reduce the space required for such a measuring and evaluation system in a meter bearing, the expansion-measuring strips are placed below and/or above the radial plane of the supporting material and of the conductor paths and electronic modules located thereupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Sven Gempper, Joachim Hering, Stefan Gl├╝ck, Alfred Pecher, Jens Heim, Timo Schmidt, Stefan Scharting, Edgar Streit
  • Patent number: 7566995
    Abstract: A load control device for controlling the amount of power delivered to an electrical load from an AC power source comprises a touch sensitive device having a touch sensitive front surface responsive to a point actuation. The front surface is adapted to be provided in an opening of a faceplate such that the front surface of the touch sensitive actuator extends through the opening at a distance equal to or greater than the depth of the faceplate. According to the present invention, the operational area of the front surface is maximized to substantially the entire area of the front surface. Further, a minimum magnitude of a force of each of the point actuations is substantially equal at each of the respective positions on the front surface of the touch sensitive actuator, such that the front surface provides a substantially uniform force profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Jeremy Nearhoof, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: 7566141
    Abstract: A flashlight in accordance with an embodiment of the present application includes an LED light source, a lens positioned opposite the LED light source, a convex mirror positioned substantially in a center of the inner surface of the lens, wherein light from the LED light source is reflected off the convex mirror back toward the LED light source and a concave mirror positioned opposite the convex mirror to reflect the light from the convex mirror as a wide diameter beam of light out of the flashlight through the lens. The convex mirror maybe replaced by a substantially flat, mirrored section of the lens if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: K-Rain Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Carl L. C. Kah, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7567046
    Abstract: An object of the present invention to accurately and reliably detect rotational positions of a rotor irrespective of noise overlapping inductor voltage. Employed for accomplishing the aforementioned object in the present invention is a motor-driving device for rotating and driving a rotor by supplying predetermined drive signals to stator coils each corresponding to each phase of a DC brushless motor, the device comprising: a drive-signal-generating unit for generating the drive signals by switching direct current power based on a pulse-control signal; and a control-signal-generator unit for generating the pulse-control signal that controls the drive-signal-generating unit by intermittently generating the pulse-control signal; and for detecting the rotational position and the rotational velocity of the rotor based on inductor voltage obtained from the stator coils in a period in which generation of the pulse-control signal is suspended in each phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Narifumi Tojima, Takashi Majima, Mitsunao Sakamoto, Tetsuya Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 7566137
    Abstract: An illumination maintenance system for maintaining a desired illumination profile in a space throughout at least a portion of a day, the space being illuminable by both daylight and electric light, the system comprising a sensor for sensing an illumination level in at least a portion of the space; a plurality of dimmable electric lamps providing the electric light to supplement the daylight illumination of the space, the electric lamps arranged in one or more zones in the space, the zones defining predefined volumes of the space, each zone having at least one lamp; a control system controlling the dimming levels of the plurality of electric lamps, the at least one lamp of each zone being controlled to a dimming level to achieve a desired illumination level in the respective zone according to the desired illumination profile and compensate for the daylight illumination in the space throughout at least the portion of the day; wherein the dimming level of each lamp is selected by the control system from one of a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Dragan Veskovic
  • Patent number: 7566555
    Abstract: A method of expressing a protein having an unnatural amino acid integrated thereinto comprising expressing (A) a mutant tyrosyl tRNA synthase that is derived from Escherichia coli-origin tyrosyl tRNA synthase and has an elevated specificity for an unnatural tyrosine derivative compared with the specificity for tyrosine, (B) a suppressor tRNA originating in an eubacterium belonging to the genus Bacillus, Mycoplasma or Staphylococcus which is capable of binding to the above tyrosine derivative in the presence of the above mutant TyrRS, and (C) a desired protein gene having a nonsense mutation at a desired site in animal cells to thereby incorporate the above tyrosine derivative into the nonsense mutation site in the above protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignees: Riken, Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Yokoyama, Mikako Shirouzu, Ayako Sakamoto, Kensaku Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 7562663
    Abstract: A mixing valve assembly 42 is communicated with a dedicated tank 51D, storing therein a compatibilizer D, via an inlet valve 43 and is also communicated with dedicated tanks 51A-51C via three injection valves, the tanks storing therein auxiliaries A-C respectively. A chemical formulation is prepared by selectively injecting any one(s) of four chemical agents into the mixing valve assembly 42 by way of on-off control of the inlet valve 43 and the injection valves and blending together the injected chemical agents. Then, the chemical formulation is pumped into SCF by a high-pressure pump 45 such that the SCF and the chemical formulation are mixed together to form a process fluid. Thus, the number of components of a high-pressure portion can be reduced to achieve a cost reduction of an apparatus. Furthermore, a pipe line for pumping the chemical agents is simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Muraoka, Tomomi Iwata, Kimitsugu Saito, Masahiro Yamagata, Hisanori Oshiba, Shogo Sarumaru
  • Patent number: 7565233
    Abstract: A method for regulating during driving the air resistance to a leading and at least one following vehicle, whereby the distance of the leading vehicle from the following vehicle is detected and the magnitude of a wake formed behind the leading vehicle is regulated according to the detected distance in order to optimize the overall air resistance to the leading and the following vehicle. Also a device and a computer program and a computer program product for implementing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Scania CV AB (publ)
    Inventor: Ola Logdberg
  • Patent number: 7564227
    Abstract: A power supply adapted to be coupled in series electrical connection between an AC voltage source and an electrical load for generating a DC voltage, the power supply comprising an energy storage capacitor, the DC voltage produced across the capacitor; a charging circuit adapted to be coupled in series electrical connection between the source and the load and to conduct a load current from the source to the load, the charging circuit coupled to the energy storage capacitor for charging the energy storage capacitor; a controllably conductive device coupled in parallel electrical connection with the charging circuit and having a control input for rendering the controllably conductive device conductive, the controllably conductive device adapted to carry the load current from the source to the load when the controllably conductive device is conductive; and a triggering circuit coupled to the control input of the controllably conductive device for causing the controllably conductive device to become conductive wh
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron Dobbins, Russell Weightman, David Perreault, James P. Steiner, Chen Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 7563323
    Abstract: A substrate treating apparatus is capable of promptly heating substrates after exposure, and avoiding an adverse thermal influence on an exposing apparatus. A developing block includes heating modules for heating exposed substrates. An interface block is interposed between the heating modules and the exposing apparatus to isolate the exposing apparatus from the thermal influence of the heating modules. The interface block has a transport mechanism for transporting the substrates to the heating modules, whereby the exposed substrates are promptly transferred to the heating modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Hashinoki, Satoshi Yamamoto, Yasufumi Koyama
  • Patent number: D596876
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Okamura Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihide Oshinomi, Takanari Negoro
  • Patent number: D596877
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Okamura Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihide Oshinomi, Takanari Negoro
  • Patent number: D596878
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Okamura Corporation
    Inventor: Kunihide Oshinomi
  • Patent number: D596881
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Okamura Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Kitada
  • Patent number: D597345
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Okamura Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihide Oshinomi, Takanari Negoro
  • Patent number: D597449
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeki Nagao
  • Patent number: D597892
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Seiko Andoh