Patents Represented by Attorney Pillsbury Winthrop LLP
  • Patent number: 7109253
    Abstract: A metal conductor is provided with a cured coating of about 2.5 ?m to about 500 ?m thickness, which cured coating has a dielectric dissipation factor (60 Hz, 24° C.) of lower than about 0.05 and is a radiation-cured coating formulated from components comprising: a) an acrylate functional urethane oligomer having a hydrocarbon backbone; b) one or more mono- or polyfunctional diluents; and optionally, c) one or more light sensitive radical generating compounds. The invention further provides a radiation-curable coating composition for coating a metal conductor. Also disclosed is a method of making a metal conductor provided with a cured coating of about 2.5 ?m to about 500 ?m thickness, which cured coating has a dielectric dissipation factor (60 Hz, 24° C.) of lower than about 0.05.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: DSM N.V.
    Inventors: Vadim V. Krongauz, Stephen C. Lapin, Anthony J. Tortorello
  • Patent number: 7070682
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for performing gel protein extractions and methods of using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Inventors: Cheng Lee, Don DeVoe
  • Patent number: 7054697
    Abstract: A data arranging method for linear PCM data, which allows both low-class and high-class machines to easily perform a reproduction process and can cope with multiple channels. Data having a structure in which each sample data of 20 bits or 24 bits of individual channels is separated to a main word consisting of 16 bits and an extra word consisting of 4 or 8 bits, a collection of 2n-th main words of the individual channels is arranged, a collection of (2n+1)-th main words of the individual channels is then arranged, a collection of 2n-th extra words of the individual channels is then arranged, and a collection of (2n+1)-th extra words of the individual channels is then arranged, is recorded on a recording medium or transferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hirohisa Nishiwaki, Hideki Mimura, Sigeru Todokoro
  • Patent number: 7054075
    Abstract: The invention provides an optical apparatus enabling diopter adjustment, etc. to be achieved using, for instance, a reflection type variable-optical property optical element or a variable-optical property mirror but without recourse to any mechanical moving part. The variable-optical property mirror 9 comprises an aluminum-coated thin film 9a and a plurality of electrodes 9b. Via variable resistors 11 and a power source switch 13 a power source 12 is connected between the thin film 9a and the electrodes 9b, so that the resistance values of the variable resistors 11 can be controlled by an operating unit 14. The shape of the thin film 9a as a reflecting surface is controlled by changing the resistance value of each variable resistor 11 in response to a signal from the operating unit 14 in such a manner that the imaging capability of the variable mirror is optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kimihiko Nishioka, Tetsuhide Takeyama, Tetsuo Nagata, Kazuhito Hayakawa, Toshiyuki Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 7037796
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, more particularly to a method of forming a spacer on side-walls of a titanium polycide gate. The method for manufacturing the semiconductor device is as follows. There is provided a semiconductor substrate in which a gate oxide layer, a polysilicon layer, a titanium silicide layer and a patterned hard mask layer are sequentially formed. Herein, the titanium polycide gate is fabricated by an etching step employing the patterned hard mask. Afterward, the substrate is thermal-treated at temperature of 700˜750° C. according to a gate re-oxidation process, thereby forming a re-oxidation layer on side-walls of the gate and on the substrate surface. Next, an oxide layer for spacer is deposited on the resultant at process temperature of 350˜750 C., and a nitride layer is deposited on the oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronic Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Se Aug Jang, Tae Kyun Kim
  • Patent number: 7033589
    Abstract: Methods for inhibiting production of IgE in a human subject with an IgE-mediated allergic disorder by administering anti-CD23 antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Biogen Idec MA Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell E. Reff, William S. Kloetzer, Takehiko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7033444
    Abstract: An electrode structure used in a plasma processing apparatus which performs a predetermined process on an object (W) to be processed by using a plasma in a process chamber (26) in which a vacuum can be formed. An electrode unit (38) has a heater unit (44) therein. A cooling block (40) having a cooling jacket (58) is joined to the electrode unit (38) so as to cool the electrode unit. A heat resistant metal seal member (66A, 66B) seals an electrode-side heat transfer space (62, 64) formed between the electrode unit and the cooling block. Electrode-side heat transfer gas supply means (94) supplies a heat transfer gas to the electrode-side heat transfer space. Accordingly, a sealing characteristic of the electrode-side heat transfer space does not deteriorate even in a high temperature range such as a temperature higher than 200° C. and, for example, a range from 350° C. to 500° C., and the heat transfer gas does not leak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Komino, Yasuharu Sasaki, Kyo Tsuboi, Hideaki Amano
  • Patent number: 7026158
    Abstract: The invention relates to an isolated polynucleotide comprising a polynucleotide sequence chosen from the group consisting of a) polynucleotide which is identical to the extent of at least 70% to a polynucleotide which codes for a polypeptide which comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No. 2, b) polynucleotide which codes for a polypeptide which comprises an amino acid sequence which is identical to the extent of at least 70% to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No. 2, c) polynucleotide which is complementary to the polynucleotides of a) or b), and d) polynucleotide comprising at least 15 successive nucleotides of the polynucleotide sequence of a), b) or c), and a process for the fermentative preparation of L-amino acids using coryneform bacteria in which at least the mikE17 gene is present in attenuated form, and the use of polynucleotides which comprise the sequences according to the invention as hybridization probes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Degussa AG
    Inventors: Mike Farwick, Klaus Huthmacher, Walter Pfefferle
  • Patent number: 7022601
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device is disclosed wherein a WSiN layer is deposited in a contact hole as a barrier metal using an ALD process. A tungsten layer is deposited on the WSiN layer in the nucleation stage thereof. Then, using a CVD process, the contact hole is completely filled with a tungsten layer. The WSiN layer is continuously and uniformly deposited in the contact hole having high aspect ratio, and the tungsten layer in the nucleation stage can be continuously and uniformly deposited on the WSiN layer, thus completely filling the contact hole with a tungsten layer deposited by the CVD process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: DongbuAnam Semiconductor Inc.
    Inventors: Byung Hyun Jung, Dae Heok Kwon
  • Patent number: 7018356
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adjusting the contents of a needle-less injector that contains an injectable product are described. A needle-less injector includes an adjustment switch in mechanical contact with the driver of a needle-less injector. A user may displace the adjustment switch to expel air or gas contained in the product section of the needle-less injector prior to administration of a needle-less injection with the same. The adjustment switch may alternatively or additionally be used to expel at least a portion of the injectable product contained in the needle-less injector to reduce the volume of the product to be injected with the needle-less injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventors: Roger R. Wise, Seth D. Levy
  • Patent number: 7016397
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of processing multipath-propagated components of a signal in a communications system. In the method, a signal transmitted on the radio channel of the communications system is received in a RAKE receiver and an impulse response of the radio channel is formed. In the method, one or more taps having the highest signal energy in the impulse response are located and matched to a short matched filter. A weighting value for the impulse response is calculated on the basis of the one or more taps in the matched filter and a deviation between the weighting value and the center point of the matched filter is compared with a threshold value set for the deviation. The matched filter is moved toward the deviation when the deviation exceeds the threshold value set for the deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventor: Jaakko Vihriälä
  • Patent number: 7016594
    Abstract: A simple and robust heat actuated steering device for use with mirrors and other optical components of optical telecommunications equipment is described, together with systems which implement such devices. The device uses differential heating between two legs of a flexured mount to allow tilting that can be used to steer an optical beam. Disturbances in the optical alignment, caused by temperature changes, of an optical device containing this component can be compensated by measuring the device temperature and using this to determine a command signal, for example as provided through a lookup table, to correct for device misalignment. Techniques for calibrating the device and establishing the correction data are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Lightconnect, Inc.
    Inventors: Asif A. Godil, Eric K. Gustafson, Rajeev Patil, Timothy D. Stowe
  • Patent number: 7012311
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a Si crystal having a crystal surface in the vicinity of a (111) surface, and an insulation film formed on said crystal surface, at least a part of said insulation film comprising a Si oxide film containing Kr or a Si nitride film containing Ar or Kr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignees: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Tadahiro Ohmi, Shigetoshi Sugawa, Katsuyuki Sekine, Yuji Saito
  • Patent number: 7002101
    Abstract: Method of cutting a glass piece along a predetermined cutting line. One and the same beam of laser rays, focused by a focusing device, travels along the predetermined cutting line during at least one marking step and during at least one heating step, the focusing device being an adjustable focusing device which, during a marking step, focuses the beam of laser rays substantially on the predetermined cutting line and which, during a heating step, ensures that the focal point of the beam is appreciably distant from the predetermined cutting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Georges Cuvelier
  • Patent number: 6993730
    Abstract: This invention determines whether two circuit models have equivalent functionality. The method allows very fast comparison between two circuits taking advantage of previous work done. Whenever an apparatus associated with the method solves a problem, it stores information that learned during the solution of the problem, in a database. If the apparatus is presented with a new problem of determining equivalence between two portions of two circuits, it checks if it has seen sub-circuits similar to either of the two pieces before. If it has, it uses the knowledge cached during the previous checks to make the new check easier. Checking equivalence of two circuit models involves checking equivalence of many pairs of sub-parts. Even when the subsequent comparisons involve different circuits, it is possible to take advantage of the information acquired during previous equivalence checks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Tempus Fugit, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Higgins, Vigyan Singhal, Adnan Aziz
  • Patent number: 6990050
    Abstract: An optical disk recording and reproducing apparatus operates in a read mode for controlling a laser driver to maintain a laser power at a target read level so as to read a signal from an optical disk, and operates in a write mode for controlling the laser driver to alternate the laser power between a target write level and a target bottom level comparative with the target read level so as to write a signal into the optical disk. In the write mode, a value obtained by sampling and holding the bottom level is set as the target value of a bottom level, and a bottom level control signal is outputted according to a difference between this target value and the detected value of the bottom level. Thus, the laser power control can be performed without any errors being generated even if an offset has occurred in the detected bottom power. Thus, the bottom laser power can be maintained constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Shiozaki, Tomoaki Hirai
  • Patent number: 6987015
    Abstract: An isolated polynucleotide containing a polynucleotide sequence selected from the following group: a) a polynucleotide which is at least 70% identical to a polynucleotide which codes for a polypeptide containing the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2, b) a polynucleotide which encodes a polypeptide which contains an amino acid sequence which is at least 70% identical to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2, c) a polynucleotide which is complementary to the polynucleotides of a) or b), and d) a polynucleotide containing at least 15 successive nucleotides of the polynucleotide sequence of a), b) or c), a process for the fermentative production of L-amino acids with amplification of the pfkA gene and use as primer or hybridisation probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Degussa AG
    Inventors: Bettina Möckel, Walter Pfefferle
  • Patent number: 6987278
    Abstract: In a lithographic apparatus using exposure radiation of a relatively short wavelength, e.g. 157 or 126 nm, a laminar flow of N2 is provided across parts of the beam path in or adjacent to moving components of the apparatus. The laminar flow is faster than the maximum speed of the moving components and the diffusion rate of air thereby minimizing the contamination of the N2 by mixing with air. Laminar flow may be ensured by providing partitions to divide the beam path into separate spaces, by covering rough or non-planar surfaces in components on or adjacent to the laminar flow and by providing aerodynamic members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventor: Erik R. Loopstra
  • Patent number: 6987556
    Abstract: Alignment to buried marks is carried out by using electromagnetic radiation to induce waves in the layers covering the buried layer. The acoustic or thermal waves cause reflectivity changes and displacements in the surface whose position and/or time dependence reveals the true position of the buried alignment mark. The buried alignment mark may be revealed by mapping the thickness of covering layers in its vicinity, e.g. by measuring the time dependence of the decay of a standing wave induced in the covering layers or by measuring the delay time of echoes of a travelling wave created at interfaces between different ones of the covering layers. Alternatively, a travelling wave can be created over the whole area of the mark so that echoes off the top and bottom of the buried mark carry positive and negative images of the mark; these cause reflectivity differences and displacements when they reach the surface which can be aligned to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Maurits van der Schaar, Irwan D. Setija, Everhardus C. Mos
  • Patent number: RE39037
    Abstract: A pair of elastic strips are provided in order to hold sheet material to be measured in thickness. Each of the elastic strips includes of one or more elastic films. Ends of the elastic strips are supported by support portions, and the other ends of the elastic strips are provided with respective coils, opposed to push each other, and kept in contact with each other. When the sheet material is held between support portions, the inductances of the coils are changed and the thickness of the sheet material is detected as an electric signal representative of the changed inductance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masao Obama, Tadashi Tsukahara