Patents Represented by Attorney Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
  • Patent number: 8350305
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device is provided. The solid-state imaging device includes: pixels arrayed; a photoelectric conversion element in each of the pixels; a read transistor for reading electric charges photoelectrically-converted in the photoelectric conversion elements to a floating diffusion portion; a shallow trench element isolation region bordering the floating diffusion portion; and an impurity diffusion isolation region for element isolation regions other than the shallow trench element isolation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuichiro Itonaga, Yu Oya
  • Patent number: 8348063
    Abstract: The invention relates to a backflush device (6) for a filter system (1) for removing impurities from a fluid, the backflush device (6) serving to backflush a filter body (3) in the filter system separating the clean side (5) from the inlet side (4), and comprising at least one backflush nozzle (7) for applying a rinse medium to the filter body (3), said nozzle comprising at least one opening (8) through which the rinse medium flows in a flow direction (9) during backflushing and exits the backflush nozzle (7). In order to improve the effectiveness of the backflushing, the at least one opening is designed as a slit opening (8) extending transverse to the flow direction (9) in a straight line having a constant cross-sectional profile (16) comprising a nozzle segment (17) expanding the flow direction (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Pracher, Albert Schick, Dietrich Stötzer
  • Patent number: 8348581
    Abstract: A carrier for engaging a panel and a method of making a carrier for engaging a panel are disclosed. The carrier generally includes a base portion, an attachment member disposed on the base portion which is operable to engage a panel, and a springbar disposed on the base portion. The method generally includes forming a base portion, forming an attachment member, and forming a springbar on the base portion. The attachment member cooperates with the base portion to define a maximum panel thickness, and the springbar engages panels having a thickness less than or equal to the maximum panel thickness to provide tension between the base portion and a panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sika Technology AG
    Inventors: Michael C. Niezur, Robert B. Davis
  • Patent number: 8350972
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a display apparatus has a pixel array section including: pixel circuits which are each provided with a driving transistor and an electro-optical device and are laid out to form a matrix; and a draw wire provided in each of the pixel circuits to serve as a wire connecting the driving transistor to a power-supply providing line, wherein the resistance of the draw wire is relatively large in the pixel circuit close to a source applying a power-supply voltage to the power-supply providing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Taneda, Katsuhide Uchino, Yukihito Lida
  • Patent number: 8349638
    Abstract: To provide a solid-state imaging device able to improve light transmittance of a transparent insulation film in a light incident side of a substrate, suppress the dark current, and prevent a quantum efficiently loss, wherein a pixel circuit is formed in a first surface of the substrate and light is received from a second surface, and having: a light receiving unit formed in the substrate and for generating a signal charge corresponding to an amount of incidence light and storing it; a transparent first insulation film formed on the second surface; and a transparent second insulation film formed on the first insulation film and for retaining a charge having the same polarity as the signal charge in an interface of the first insulation film or in inside, thicknesses of the first and second insulation film being determined to obtain a transmittance higher than when using only the first insulation film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Kanbe, Takayuki Ezaki
  • Patent number: 8350476
    Abstract: A short arc type discharge lamp comprises a pair of electrodes, at least one of which has an electrode main body portion and an axis portion and/or a taper portion formed between the electrode main body portion and the axis portion, wherein in the at least one of the electrodes, the axis portion has an outer diameter smaller than that of the electrode main body portion, and at least one groove extending in an axis line direction of the electrode is formed in the electrode main body portion, the axis portion or the taper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirohisa Ishikawa, Hiroyoshi Kitano, Nobuhiro Nagamachi, Toyohiko Kumada, Takashi Yamashita, Michiko Morooka
  • Patent number: 8350565
    Abstract: Provided is a magnetoimpedance (MI) sensor having a high magnetic sensor sensitivity and a wide measurement range. The MI sensor comprises an MI element, an electric current supply unit and a signal processing circuit. The MI element comprises a magnetosensitive wire formed of an amorphous soft magnetic alloy having zero magnetostriction, and a detection coil provided around the magnetosensitive wire with an electric insulator disposed therebetween, thereby detecting voltage generated at the detection coil and corresponding to an external magnetic field upon application of a high frequency electric current to the magnetosensitive wire. The electric current supply unit supplies the high frequency electric current to the MI element. The signal processing circuit processes an output signal from the detection coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Aichi Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Honkura, Michiharu Yamamoto, Norihiko Hamada, Akihiro Shimode
  • Patent number: 8347826
    Abstract: A water tube WT of a heat exchanger B includes a helical tube body 5 which includes a plurality of loops 50 arranged in the axial direction. At least one of the loops 50 includes an inclined tube portion which is inclined with respect to the axial direction and a non-inclined tube portion extending perpendicularly to the axial direction. The inclined tube portion is provided at each of opposite end regions s2a and s2b in a width direction crossing the axial direction, whereas the non-inclined tube portion is provided at an intermediate region S1 in the width direction. With this structure, the pitch p2 of the loops 50 is reduced. Therefore, by increasing the number of loops 50, high heat exchange efficiency is achieved without considerably increasing the size of the helical tube body 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Noritz Corporation
    Inventor: Keiichi Amada
  • Patent number: 8350941
    Abstract: An A/D converter includes: a first comparator that compares an input signal, with a first reference signal which is a ramp wave having a predetermined polarity, and that when the input signal matches the first reference signal, reverses an output signal thereof; a second comparator that compares the input signal, with a second reference signal which is a ramp wave having a different polarity from the first reference signal, and that when the input signal matches the second reference signal, reverses an output signal thereof; and a counter capable of counting up so as to measure the comparison times taken by the first comparator and second comparator, wherein when either of the output signal of the first comparator and the output signal of the second comparator is first reversed, the counter ceases a counting action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Manabu Kukita
  • Patent number: 8350786
    Abstract: Driving a display apparatus by performing write processing for applying an auxiliary video signal to a corresponding data line, then, applying a video signal, instead of the auxiliary video signal, to the corresponding data line, and in a state where a predetermined drive voltage is applied from a power supply portion to one area of the source and drain areas of a drive transistor, applying a voltage based on the auxiliary video signal and a voltage based on the video signal from the corresponding data line to the gate electrode of the drive transistor through a write transistor which is turned on in response to a scanning signal from the corresponding scanning line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Yamashita, Takao Tanikame, Katsuhide Uchino
  • Patent number: 8342695
    Abstract: A discharge lamp lighting apparatus comprises a discharge lamp and a power supply the discharge lamp can be switched between a steady power lighting mode, which drives the discharge lamp by an alternating current in which first and second polarities are repeated by turns, and a low power lighting mode, which drives the discharge lamp at 50% or less of the alternating current of the steady power lighting mode, and the alternating current comprises a first time unit, which has a time width t1, and second time unit, which has a time width t2, that are repeated by turns to drive the discharge lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuji Hirao, Masaaki Uehara, Atsushi Imamura, Koji Yamada, Hirohisa Iwabayashi
  • Patent number: 8345027
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image display device for displaying input image data on a display section formed by arranging pixel circuits in a form of a matrix by driving the pixel circuits by a signal line driving circuit and a scanning line driving circuit via a signal line and a scanning line of the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuru Asano
  • Patent number: 8344971
    Abstract: An image display device includes a display portion formed by disposing pixel circuits in a matrix, and a signal line driving circuit and a scanning line driving circuit for driving the pixel circuits through signal lines and scanning lines of the display portion. The pixel circuit includes at least: a light emitting element; a drive transistor for current-driving the light emitting element by a drive current corresponding to a gate-to-source voltage thereof; a hold capacitor composed of either one capacitor or a plurality of coupling capacitors for holding therein the gate-to-source voltage; and a write transistor adapted to be turned ON/OFF in accordance with a write signal outputted from the scanning line driving circuit, thereby setting a voltage developed across terminals of the hold capacitor at a voltage of corresponding one of the signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuru Asano
  • Patent number: 8345430
    Abstract: An IC card includes a frame of a rectangular border-shape, a printed circuit board, and one pair of shells. The printed circuit board is disposed on an interior portion of the frame and equips an electronic component. The one pair of shells cover the area surrounded by the frame with both faces of the shells, and constitute an outer shell of the IC card. One of the shells has a plurality of intermittent bent pieces on a periphery thereof. The bent pieces face an edge portion of the frame. The bent pieces establish one pair of hook pieces which protrude from a plate thickness surface (a flat side) on a front end portion thereof. Ultrasonic vibration is applied to a front end portion of the bent pieces while an edge portion of the frame is subjected to pressure, joining the bent pieces to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Tochi, Masaki Tsujimoto
  • Patent number: 8345032
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a display apparatus including a pixel matrix section including pixel circuits laid out to form a pixel matrix to serve as pixel circuits each having an electro optical device, a signal writing transistor, a signal storage capacitor, and a device driving transistor, and a power-supply section configured to change a power-supply electric potential appearing on a power-supply line for providing a driving current flowing to the device driving transistor from one level to another in order to control transitions from a light emission period of the electro optical device to a no-light emission period of the electro optical device and vice versa, and stopping an operation to assert the power-supply electric potential on the power-supply line during a portion of the no-light emission period of the electro optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masatsugu Tomida, Mitsuru Asano
  • Patent number: D673522
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshimune Iijima
  • Patent number: D673927
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Otani, Asami Yamagishi, Takeshi Miyazaki, Kiyoshi Oota, Yosuke Shimizu, Daisuke Ishii
  • Patent number: D673986
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach
    Inventor: Andreas Harder
  • Patent number: D674148
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Michael J. Brown
  • Patent number: RE43912
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit able to reduce a load of layout design when arranging switches in a power lines for preventing leakage current and able to reduce the influence of a voltage drop occurring in the switches on a signal delay, wherein a plurality of groups of power lines are arranged in stripe shapes, power is supplied to circuit cells by a plurality of groups of branch lines branching from the groups of power lines, power switch cells arranged in the groups of branch lines turn on or off the supply of power to the circuit cells, the power switch cells are arranged dispersed in the area of arrangement of the circuit cells, and the supply of power by the power switch cells is finely controlled for every relatively small number of circuit cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromi Ogata