Patents Represented by Attorney Ostrolenk, Faber, LLP
  • Patent number: 8349884
    Abstract: The present invention relates N-cycloalkyl-N-bicyclicmethylene-carboxamide, thiocarboxamide or N-substituted carboximidamide derivatives of formula (I) wherein A represents a carbo-linked, 5-membered heterocyclyl group, T represents O or S, Z1 represents a C3-C7-cycloalkyl group, X represents N or a CZ7 and Y1, Y2, Z2, Z3, L1 and L2 represent various substituents, their process of preparation, the preparation of intermediate compounds, their use as fungicide active agents, particularly in the form of fungicide compositions and methods for the control of phytopathogenic fungi, notably of plants, using these compounds or compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Jurgen Benting, Peter Dahmen, Philippe Desbordes, Stephanie Gary, Pierre Genix, Benoit Hartmann
  • Patent number: 8351695
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus converts a color image signal into a luminance signal and a color signal in a predetermined color space (111), and performs tone conversion processing on the luminance signal on the basis of a predetermined tone conversion characteristic (112). A function for chroma correction processing is then set using the luminance signal, the tone conversion-processed luminance signal, a maximum value of the luminance signal in the color space, and a luminance value when a maximum chroma is indicated in a hue region to which the color image signal belongs, as parameters (113), whereupon chroma correction processing is performed on the color signal using the luminance signal, the tone conversion-processed luminance signal, and the set function (114).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Takao Tsuruoka
  • Patent number: 8348651
    Abstract: A facility that is especially suited for the freezing of juices and similar products, which includes a cooling tank that supplies the product by means of an impelling pump to a freezing chamber that receives a supply of a liquefied gas at a temperature of around ?140° C., preferably nitrogen, and pressurized air through an electro-valve to transform the juice into micro-drops or pellets and to freeze the droplets or the pellets inside the freezing chamber, which then exit the chamber through one or more dispensing valves, said freezing not affecting the original characteristics of the juice, in terms of its vitamin, protein and enzyme content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Victorino Juan Mata
  • Patent number: 8348947
    Abstract: A treatment system that applies energy to a living tissue to treat the same, the treatment system includes a sealing member which joins desired sealed regions of at least two living tissues when the energy is applied to the living tissues in a state where the desired regions are sealed, a maintaining member which maintains living tissues near the sealed regions in a contact state when the energy is applied to the living tissues in a state where the tissues near the regions sealed by the sealing member are in contact with each other, at least one first control section which controls an output of the energy that is applied to the sealing member, and at least one second control section which controls an output of the energy that is applied to the maintaining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Takashino, Koji Iida, Toru Nagase
  • Patent number: 8348510
    Abstract: A soft sided insulated container assembly has a first insulated container portion and a second insulated container portion. The second insulated container portion can be collapsed to a flat position, and secured in place. Either of the container portions may have a liner. The liner in the first container portion may be a substantially rigid liner. The assembly may have a lifting member. In one example the second portion may be hingedly mounted to the first portion, and the lifting member may be mounted such that when the assembly is lifted, the hinge is in an up-and-down orientation. In another embodiment, the lifting member may be eccentrically mounted, such that the assembly may possibly sit more comfortably against a carrier's hip. The first container portion may have an auxiliary opening or door, and that door may be more easily opened than the main access of the first insulated container portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: California Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Melvin S. Mogil
  • Patent number: 8351066
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display section, a storage section, and a continuation reception section. The display section displays a plurality of setting items, and the setting items relate to only one of the plurality of functions. The storage section stores a single or plurality of groups of setting items relating to a function in a time-series manner. The continuation reception section receives an option of whether or not the provided function is continuously executed. When receiving the option, the continuation reception section causes the display section to display the group of the setting items and to display the history data in a list to select one from the single or plurality of groups of the setting items. When receiving the option for not continuously executing the provided function, the continuation reception section initializes setting of the provided function and clears all the history data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kenta Toyamasaki
  • Patent number: 8352400
    Abstract: A system and method of predicting items likely to appeal to a user, based on data received from a remote site. One or more local systems are provided, along with a remote system, said local systems communicating with said remote system over a network connection. Each local system maintains a set of characterized items. A local processor predicts an appeal of an item to a user based on the comparison with the set of characterized items with, e.g., user preferences. The user may interact through graphical user interface. At least one user-preference predictive algorithm may be employed to present items predicted to appeal to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Steven M. Hoffberg, Linda I. Hoffberg-Borghesani
  • Patent number: 8348856
    Abstract: A biopsy device, comprising a flexible coaxial structure, comprising an obturator within a sheath, the obturator being adapted to be displaced with respect to the sheath along the coaxial axis by a force applied at a proximal end; a disruptor, at a distal end of the obturator, adapted to disrupt a tissue surface to free cells therefrom, having a first position covered within the sheath and a second position freely extending beyond the sheath; an element, having a fixed position on the obturator, and a close clearance with respect town inner surface of the sheath, such that a retraction of the obturator within the sheath causes an associated change in pressure in a space between the obturator distal to the element and the sheath, to thereby draw fluid proximate to an end of the sheath within the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Zanetta Malanowska-Stega, Giuseppe DelPriore
  • Patent number: 8345089
    Abstract: To acquire much accurate image information having no noise, without increasing load in the post-processing of the image information, a receiving apparatus 3 includes: a synchronization signal detector 34 that detects a horizontal synchronization signal and a vertical synchronization signal; an image processor 35 that performs an image generation process of each frame based on the horizontal synchronization signal and the vertical synchronization signal detected by the synchronization signal detector 34; and an image deletion controller 36a that controls to delete an image of the current frame, when a horizontal synchronization signal within one frame detected by the synchronization signal detector 34 is not continuously detected by a first predetermined number or more, or when a horizontal synchronization signal within one frame detected by the synchronization signal detector 34 is not continuously detected by a second predetermined number or more, or when a vertical synchronization signal detected by the syn
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Shigemori, Ayako Nagase
  • Patent number: 8343892
    Abstract: A fungicidal composition comprising at least a pyridylmethylbenzamide derivative of general formula (I) and a chloronitrile derivative which is chlorothalonil; in a compound (I)/chlorothalonil weight ratio of from 0.005 to 1. Method for preventively or curatively combating the phytopathogenic fungi of crops by using this composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer SAS
    Inventors: Marie-Pascale Latorse, Richard Mercer, Thomas Wegmann
  • Patent number: 8342294
    Abstract: The invention relates to an overspeed detection mechanism in lift apparatuses, safety device acting against overspeed and a lift apparatus, which detection mechanism can be assembled on a sheave or on the elevator car. It incorporates a wheel rotating according to the speed of the car and has pivoting arms swinging through the centrifugal force during the rotation of the wheel. It has magnetic means associated to the pivoting arms causing an attraction maintaining the position of the pivoting arms until the centrifugal force exceeds the attraction of the magnetic means. It incorporates a stop, belonging to a part external to the wheel against which the pivoting arm comes into contact when the centrifugal force generated on the pivoting arm due to the overspeed of the elevator car exceeds the attractive force of the magnetic means, starting the braking of the car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Orona, S. Coop.
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Madoz Michaus, Anartz Alonso Maritxalar, Felix Martinez Noguera
  • Patent number: 8342298
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting device for connection between a brake disc and a hub. The brake disc is fitted on the hub via splined connection with recesses on the brake disc and protrusions on the hub. The connecting device is made of non-rusting material and intended to be fitted between a side surface of a recess and an adjacent side surface of a protrusion. According to the invention, the connecting device has two mutually abutting layers. These are connected to one another and separable from one another by only an axial relative movement between the layers. The invention also relates to a method for fitting a brake disc on a hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Scania CV AB (Publ)
    Inventors: Torvald Ilg, Rolf Fredriksson
  • Patent number: 8344807
    Abstract: A distributed low noise amplifier (DLNA) comprises at least a first amplifier part 30.1 providing a first path 36.1 form an input of the amplifier to an output of the amplifier and a second amplifier part 30.2 providing a second path 36.2 from the input to the output. Each of the first and second paths being associated with a respective and different change in phase. The difference being larger than degrees in a noise suppression band to cause a phase difference between noise generated by the amplifier arrangement propagating along the first and second paths and destructive interference of the noise before the output of the DLNA, thereby to suppress noise in the noise suppression band. The respective gains of the amplifier parts 30.1 to 30.n may decrease in a direction from the input of the amplifier to the output thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: North-West University
    Inventors: Barend Visser, Petrus Paulus Kruger, Ocker Cornelius De Jager
  • Patent number: 8342248
    Abstract: An apparatus for venting an annular space between a liner and a pipeline of a subsea riser used for conveying hydrocarbons, the apparatus comprising a permeate recovery device for recovering permeate passing through the liner into the annular space. The permeate recovery device includes a first vent port in a wall of the pipeline at or adjacent a lower region of the pipeline and communicating with a permeate recovery line defining a flow path between the annular space and a permeate collection vessel. A one-way valve is associated with the permeate recovery line for preventing flow from the permeate recovery line into the annular space. A gaseous permeate recovery line connected to a second vent port at an upper region of the pipeline defining a flow of gaseous permeate from the annular space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Technip France SA
    Inventors: Scott Hall, Sylvain Denniel, Jeroen Remery
  • Patent number: 8339510
    Abstract: A vibrating device includes a vibrator having a dust-screening member which is shaped like a plate as a whole and has at least one side that is symmetric with respect to a symmetry axis, and a vibrating member secured to the dust-screening member and configured to produce, at the dust-screening member, vibration having a vibrational amplitude perpendicular to a surface of the dust-screening member, and a hold and support member configured to hold and support the vibrator to a fixed member. The hold and support position by the hold and support member is arranged at position along a circle or ellipse concentric to the centroid of the vibrator such that peak ridges of the vibration having a vibrational amplitude perpendicular to the surface of the dust-screening member form closed loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Olympus Corporation, Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventor: Takashi Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 8336150
    Abstract: Provided is a treatment tool including: an elongated member which is formed of a flexible material and includes first and second terminals; a first body portion which is fixed to the first terminal so as to function in a target; a handle portion which is provided in the second terminal and is provided with a rotating holding portion holding the elongated member so as to be rotatable about the axis of the elongated member; and a second body portion which is attached to the handle portion so as to function in a target and is rotated relative to the elongated member when rotating the handle member relative to the elongated member. The treatment tool is capable of performing a cleaning treatment or the like while curtailing extraneous matter from being scattered in the vicinity thereof and reducing contamination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Tabuchi
  • Patent number: 8338004
    Abstract: The present invention provides a magnetic tunnel junction structure, including a first magnetic layer having a fixed magnetization direction and a second magnetic layer having a reversible magnetization direction. A non-magnetic layer is formed between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer and a third magnetic layer allows the magnetization direction of the second magnetic layer to be inclined with respect to a plane of the second magnetic layer by a magnetic coupling to the second magnetic layer with a vertical magnetic anisotropic energy thereof larger than a horizontal magnetic anisotropic energy thereof. A crystal-structure separation layer is formed between the second magnetic layer and the third magnetic layer for separating a crystal orientation between the second and the third magnetic layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Kyung Ho Shin, Byoung Chul Min
  • Patent number: 8336757
    Abstract: A bonding apparatus for conducting bonding on substrates comprises a first substrate holding device for clamping a first substrate during bonding and a second substrate holding device for clamping a second substrate during bonding. Each substrate holding device is operative to move sequentially between its respective onloading position for receiving substrates, bonding position whereat substrates are bonded and offloading position whereat bonded substrates are removed from the substrate holding device. A first actuator is operative to drive the first substrate holding device along a first feeding path from its onloading position to its bonding position and from its offloading position to its onloading position along a first return path. A second actuator is operative to drive the second substrate holding device along a second feeding path from its onloading position to its bonding position and from its offloading position to its onloading position along a second return path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ASM Assembly Automation Ltd
    Inventors: Man Chung Ng, Wing Fai Lam, Chung Wai Ku
  • Patent number: 8339048
    Abstract: A hybrid light source comprises a discrete-spectrum lamp (for example, a fluorescent lamp) and a continuous-spectrum lamp (for example, a halogen lamp). A control circuit individually controls the amount of power delivered to the discrete-spectrum lamp and the continuous-spectrum lamp in response to a phase-controlled voltage generated by a connected dimmer switch, such that a total light output of the hybrid light source ranges throughout a dimming range. The discrete-spectrum lamp is turned off and the continuous-spectrum lamp produces all of the total light intensity of the hybrid light source when the total light intensity is below a transition intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Newman, Jr., Keith Joseph Corrigan, Aaron Dobbins, Mehmet Ozbek, Mark S. Taipale, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: 8339770
    Abstract: A capacitor having a high degree of electric strength, a high electrostatic capacity, and a low ESR, which can be readily downsized, is provided. The capacitor according to the present invention includes an anode made of porous valve metal, a dielectric layer formed by oxidizing the surface of the anode, and a solid electrolyte layer formed on the surface of the dielectric layer. The solid electrolyte layer includes a ? conjugated conductive polymer, a polyanion, and an ion-conductive compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Yoshida, Tailu Ning, Hironao Fujiki, Mitsuaki Negishi