Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Ostrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen, LLP
  • Patent number: 7540976
    Abstract: A sputtering target for fluorescent thin-film formation comprising a matrix material and a luminescent center material, wherein said matrix material has a chemical composition represented by the following formula (1), and simultaneously satisfies conditions represented by the following inequalities (2) to (5). MIIvAxByOzSw ??(1) 0.05?v/x?5 ??(2) 1?y/x?6 ??(3) 0.01?z/(z+w)?0.85 ??(4) 0.6?(v+x+3y/2)/(z+w)?1.5 ??(5) wherein MII represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Zn, Cd and Hg, A represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba and rare earth elements, B represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Al, Ga and In, and v, x, y, z and w each represent numerical values satisfying the conditions specified in the inequalities (2) to (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Ifire IP Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Yano, Tomoyuki Oike, Naruki Kataoka, Masaki Takahashi, Yukio Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 7542258
    Abstract: An overcurrent protection circuit for a power switching transistor wherein the power switching transistor has a control electrode and two main electrodes, the circuit comprising a circuit including a protection switch for sensing the rate of change of voltage with respect to time at one of the main electrodes of the power switching transistor and for controlling the protection switch to remove a control signal to the control electrode of the power switching transistor to turn off the power switching transistor if the rate of change exceeds a predefined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Richard L. Black
  • Patent number: 7541285
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus performs a chemical solution process in a chemical solution process room that is partially formed within a chamber. During the chemical solution process, the substrate processing apparatus seals the chemical solution process room, and measures the pressure within the chemical solution process room, and controls the pressure within the chemical solution process room, based on a measured value. Irrespective of location environment of the substrate processing apparatus, the chemical solution process room can be controlled to a predetermined pressure. The substrate processing apparatus also permits efficient pressure control with respect to a minimum required amount of region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Abiko, Toshio Hiroe
  • Patent number: 7540080
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for mounting a light emitting element, enabling positioning on an object with precision with reference to the optic axis of a light emitting element, and mounting the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeki Fukunaga
  • Patent number: 7537148
    Abstract: A bonding apparatus such as an ultrasonic transducer is provided that comprises an oscillation amplification device having a longitudinal axis and a substantially triangular cross-sectional area on a plane that is orthogonal to the longitudinal axis. An ultrasonic driver is coupled to the oscillation amplification device at a first position along the longitudinal axis and a bonding tool is mounted to the oscillation amplification device at a second position along the longitudinal axis spaced from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Srikanth Narasimalu, Sathish Kumar Balakrishnan, Chee Tiong Lim
  • Patent number: 7536929
    Abstract: Method for producing a spindle nut of a ball screw, by provided the circumference of the nut with at least one through-opening for receiving a deflecting piece for balls of the ball screw. A hole punch arranged in the spindle nut and operable to punch out the through-opening from radially inward to radially outward through the casing of the spindle nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: INA-Schaeffler, KG
    Inventors: Jürgen Osterlänger, Rudolf Bauer, Torsten Keller
  • Patent number: 7537390
    Abstract: A rolling bearing arrangement comprising at least two annular rows of bearing rolling bodies, a first inner ring and a second inner ring next to and coaxial with the first inner ring and a snap ring connecting the inner rings to one another. The snap ring has a radially inwardly projecting first engagement element at the first inner ring and a radially outwardly projecting second engagement element at the second inner ring. Radial depressions in the first and second inner rings receive respective engagement elements. The first engagement element engages into the first depression radially in the direction toward the axis of rotation of the rolling bearing arrangement. The second engagement element engages into the second radial depression radially away from the axis of rotation. Free inner spacing inside each inner ring, with one inner spacing nearer to the axis of rotation than the other inner spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: FAG Kugelfischer AG
    Inventors: Johannes De Boer, Bernhard Wilm
  • Patent number: 7538474
    Abstract: A system and method for Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) device characterization. The system comprising a stimulator for stimulating the device to generate phonons in the device; a detector for detecting the generated phonons; a converter for converting the phonons into a signal representative of displacement of a MEMS component of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: National University of Singapore
    Inventor: Wai Kin Wong
  • Patent number: 7537724
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cooling plate made of copper or a low-alloy copper alloy for metallurgic furnaces provided with high-strength sheet steel on the outside of the furnace. Said cooling plate has at least one, preferably at least two, coolant channels which extend inside the cooling plate, whereby coolant tube pieces used for feeding the coolant and discharging said coolant extend through the high-strength sheet steel of the furnace and are guided in an outer direction. Retaining tubes are arranged on the cooling plate and are provided with retaining disks which are arranged outside the high-strength sheet steel of the furnace and which fix the cooling plate in the direction of the inside of the furnace. The retaining tubes and retaining disks are preferably made of steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Vai Metals Technologies GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Stastny, Herbert Scharinger, Walter Rainer Kastner
  • Patent number: 7536054
    Abstract: There are provided an image compression device, method, and program, a compression code data encoding device, method, and program, and a decoding device, method, and program. The image compression device includes: means for dividing the entire image into blocks, calculating an inclined plane or an outer edge inclined plane for calculating a parameter specifying the inclined plane or the outer edge inclined plane for approximating the respective blocks from the block pixel values, calculating an error amount or a difference value to calculate a difference between the inclined plane or the outer edge inclined plane and the respective pixel values, and calculating an encoding correction amount of each block; and encoding portion for reversibly encoding the parameter specifying the inclined plane or the outer edge inclined plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Banno, Makoto Ikarashi
  • Patent number: 7533695
    Abstract: A control valve for a device for changing the control times of an internal combustion engine, having a substantially hollow-cylindrical valve housing, a control piston which is arranged within the valve housing and can be displaced axially, a pressure medium connection, two operating connections, and at least one tank connection. The operating connections, the pressure medium connection and the tank connection are formed as radial connections. It is possible for the operating connections to be connected to the pressure medium connection and the tank connection by axial displacement of the control piston within the valve housing. The operating connections are arranged adjacently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Ina-Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Andreas Strauss, Andreas Röhr, Jens Hoppe
  • Patent number: 7533637
    Abstract: Method for cooling in a motor vehicle comprising: cooling at least the vehicle engine by a liquid-based cooling system in which coolant is cooled by air in a first heat exchange element which is by the vehicle radiator; heating the cab of the motor vehicle by heating air by using a coolant in a separate second cab exchange element and supplying the heated air to the cab by a fan. The second cab heat exchange element is arranged in a separate cooling configuration by which coolant in the second heat exchange element is cooled by air which is thereafter supplied to spaces other than the cab. There are also devices for accomplishing such cooling, such heating, such heat exchange and such supplying of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Scania CV AB (publ)
    Inventor: Pehr Söderberg
  • Patent number: 7535262
    Abstract: A circuit configuration which includes an input circuit referenced to one ground voltage and an output circuit referenced to another ground voltage capacitively coupled to the input circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: International Rectifier Corporation
    Inventor: Edgar Abdoulin
  • Patent number: 7534075
    Abstract: A tool is proposed for metal-cutting machining of bore surfaces with at least one cutter insert (1s, 1?s; 1u, 1?u, 1?u) which is let into the end face (41) of the tool (10) and at least one cutter insert (1s, 1?s; 1u, 1?u, 1?u) which is let into the circumferential face (43) of the tool (10), said cutter inserts (1s, 1?s; 1u, 1?u, 1?u) having at least two geometrically defined cutting edges. Said tool is characterized by the fact that one of the cutting edges of the cutter inserts is embodied as a roughing cutting edge (17, 17?) and the other cutting edge of the cutter inserts is embodied as a finishing cutting edge (19, 19?), and in that the cutting edges are arranged on the two ends of a side edge (15, 15?) of the cutter inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Mapal Fabrik für Präzisionswerkzeuge Dr. Kress KG
    Inventors: Dieter Kress, Friedrich Häberle
  • Patent number: 7534666
    Abstract: A process for forming an NPT IGBT in a thin N type silicon wafer in which the bottom surface of a thin silicon wafer (100 microns thick or less) has a shallow reduced lifetime region in its bottom formed by a light species atom implant to a depth of less than about 2.5 microns. A P+ transparent collector region about 0.5 microns deep is formed in the bottom of the damaged region by a boron implant. A collector contact of Al/Ti/NiV and Ag is sputtered onto the collector region and is annealed at 200° C. to 400° C. for 30 to 60 minutes. A pre-anneal step before applying the collector metal can be carried out in vacuum at 300° C. to 400° C. for 30 to 60 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: International Rectifier Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Francis, Chiu Ng
  • Patent number: D592605
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shuji Iekura
  • Patent number: D592850
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Fobus International Ltd.
    Inventor: Chanan Har Shen
  • Patent number: D592979
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Jacob & Company Watches, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Arabo
  • Patent number: D593198
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Ferton Holding S.A.
    Inventors: Alexander Neumeister, Christiane Bausback, Matthias Fischer
  • Patent number: D593456
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kaoru Sasaki, Satoshi Yoshida, Satoshi Harizuka