Patents Represented by Attorney Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
  • Patent number: 8348964
    Abstract: This invention includes a clip having arms which grip living tissue, a press tube serving as a clamping member which is fitted and mounted on the clip to close the arms of the clip, a coupling member which can be inserted into the press tube and engages with the clip, and projections serving as lock portions which hold the arms of the clip in a closed state when the clip engages with the press tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Ko Kimura, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Takayuki Suzuki, Junichi Muramatsu, Tsukasa Kobayashi, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Patent number: 8349573
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to detection of occult blood. In particular, the present invention provides a device and methods for the simultaneous detection of hemoglobin and transferrin in fecal samples, which permit a more sensitive diagnosis of occult blood in fecal sample and a differential diagnosis of bleeding of the upper GI tract versus the lower GI tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: John Wan, Zhijing Wan
  • Patent number: 8349729
    Abstract: Each of a first substrate and a second substrate includes a surface having a diffusion resistant dielectric material such as silicon nitride. Recessed regions are formed in the diffusion resistant dielectric material and filled with a bondable dielectric material. The patterns of the metal pads and bondable dielectric material portions in the first and second substrates can have a mirror symmetry. The first and second substrates are brought into physical contact and bonded employing contacts between metal pads and contacts between the bondable dielectric material portions. Through-substrate-via (TSV) structures are formed through bonded dielectric material portions. The interface between each pair of bonded dielectric material portions located around a TSV structure is encapsulated by two diffusion resistant dielectric material layers so that diffusion of metal at a bonding interface is contained within each pair of bonded dielectric material portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karl W. Barth, Ricardo A. Donaton, Spyridon Galis, Kevin S. Petrarca, Shahab Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 8349347
    Abstract: A capsule medication administration system includes: a first capsule for internal body marking; a second capsule for medication; a marking device which makes a marking within a living body; a drug retention section which retains a drug; a release device which releases the drug; a detection device which detects the marking; a decision device which decides whether or not a marking which has been detected by the detection device is a specified marking; and a release control device which operates the release device, if it has been decided by the decision device that it is the specified marking; wherein the first capsule comprises the marking device. The second capsule comprises the drug retention section and the release device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hironobu Takizawa, Akio Uchiyama, Hidetake Segawa, Masahiro Takata, Hideki Koyanagi
  • Patent number: 8349756
    Abstract: A noble metal-containing titanosilicate material, characterized in that said material is represented with the oxide form of xTiO2.100SiO2.yEOm.zE, wherein x ranges from 0.001 to 50.0; (y+z) ranges from 0.0001 to 20.0 and y/z<5; E represents one or more noble metals selected from the group consisting of Ru, Rh, Pd, Re, Os, Ir, Pt, Ag and Au; m is a number satisfying the oxidation state of E. The crystal grains of said material contain a hollow structure, or a sagging structure. In said material, the synergistic effect between the noble metal and the titanosilicate are enhanced. As compared with the prior art, the selectivity, catalytic activity and stability of the reaction product are obviously increased in the oxidation reaction, e.g. the reaction for preparing propylene oxide by epoxidation of propylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, Sinopec
    Inventors: Min Lin, Chunfeng Shi, Jun Long, Bin Zhu, Xingtian Shu, Xuhong Mu, Yibin Luo, Xieqing Wang, Yingchun Ru
  • Patent number: 8350843
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a creation of a virtual hand, body part, or tool in a virtual environment, controlled by a new 3-D haptic interface for virtual environments. There is also the provision of a method and arrangement applicable to computer systems for creating a virtual environment, which facilitates a user to touch, feel, edit, and interact with data about the objects, surfaces, and textures in the environment. There is also a provision for multiple virtual hands operating in the same virtual world, so that users can work collaboratively in the virtual world; they can touch, feel and edit the data in the virtual world, including data about the other users' virtual hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bernice E. Rogowitz, Paul Borrel
  • Patent number: 8351069
    Abstract: An image processing device acquires image data of set document sheets in a single acquiring operation, extracts from the image data document images respectively based on the document sheets, specifies a position of each document image defined on the image data, provides each document image with a first identification based on the specified positions of the document images, inputs data for creating ancillary images, provides each ancillary image based on the input data with a second identification, identifies an ancillary images as being associated with one of the document images, based on the first and second identifications, generates one or more pages of composite data, each page of the composite data containing one or more combinations each of which includes one of the document images and an ancillary image identified as being associated with the one of the document images, and outputs each page of the composite data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiro Fujishita
  • Patent number: 8348835
    Abstract: A capsule-type endoscope includes an illumination board which is prepared to mount an illuminating electronic component necessary to illuminate a test region of a test subject with illumination light; an image sensor which has a light-receiving surface including an effective area and an ineffective area, the illumination light reflected from the test region being received to generate an image of the test region in the effective area, the ineffective area not contributing to the image generation; an imaging board which is arranged in parallel with the illumination board, the image sensor being mounted on the imaging board; and a component arrangement unit in which the illuminating electronic component is arranged, the illuminating electronic component being provided in an area on the illumination board, the area on the illumination board being obtained by projecting the ineffective area in the light-receiving surface of the image sensor to a direction orthogonal to the light-receiving surface of the image sens
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Noriyuki Fujimori
  • Patent number: 8350277
    Abstract: A light emitting element includes a semiconductor substrate, a light emitting part having a first and second conductivity type cladding layers and an active layer sandwiched between the cladding layers. A reflecting part is disposed between the substrate and the light emitting part. A current dispersing layer disposed on a side of the light emitting part opposite to the reflecting. The reflecting part has at least three pair layers of first and second semiconductor layers, the first semiconductor layer has a first thickness, the second semiconductor layer has a second thickness and a plurality of pair layers of the reflecting part have a different thickness to each other as values of the incident angle of light are different with respect to each pair layer. At least one pair layer is defined by the incident angle of light being not less than 50 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventor: Taichiroo Konno
  • Patent number: 8349715
    Abstract: A method of fabricating templated semiconductor nanowires on a surface of a semiconductor substrate for use in semiconductor device applications is provided. The method includes controlling the spatial placement of the semiconductor nanowires by using an oxygen reactive seed material. The present invention also provides semiconductor structures including semiconductor nanowires. In yet another embodiment, patterning of a compound semiconductor substrate or other like substrate which is capable of forming a compound semiconductor alloy with an oxygen reactive element during a subsequent annealing step is provided. This embodiment provides a patterned substrate that can be used in various applications including, for example, in semiconductor device manufacturing, optoelectronic device manufacturing and solar cell device manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
    Inventors: Maha M. Khayyat, Devendra K. Sadana, Brent A. Wacaser
  • Patent number: 8349603
    Abstract: A cantilever for measuring intra-cellular and inter-cellular microspaces of the present invention includes a support portion, a lever portion provided to the support portion so as to protrude therefrom, and a probe portion provided near a free end of the lever portion. The probe portion includes a conductive probe made of a carbon-based material, and an insulating film to coat a periphery of the conductive probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Olympus Corporation, Research Organization of Information and Systems
    Inventors: Yukihiro Aoki, Shinichi Shikata, Hiroshi Uetsuka, Chikashi Nakamura, Nobuo Shimamoto
  • Patent number: 8348828
    Abstract: A medical apparatus which is introduced into a body includes an image pickup unit that picks up an image of the interior of the body, a communication cable that sends/receives a signal to/from an external device, an electric terminal section disposed at an end section of the communication cable, a drip-proof cap attached so as to cover the electric terminal section, a locking section provided at the drip-proof cap that locks a puncture needle for pulling the communication cable introduced into the body out of the body, and a dissection section provided at the drip-proof cap that dissects a body wall tissue when the cable wire is pulled out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Daisuke Asada, Sho Nakajima, Hideaki Kinouchi, Nobuyoshi Yazawa
  • Patent number: 8351044
    Abstract: A spectral imaging apparatus includes: a spectral transmittance variable element having a spectral transmittance characteristics such that a transmittance periodically varies with wavelength and being capable of changing the variation period, for converting light from an object under observation into light having a plurality of peak wavelengths; a light extracting device for extracting, from the light having a plurality of peak wavelengths, light for imaging that contains a peak wavelength proximate to a predetermined command wavelength designated by a user and light for calibration that contains a peak wavelength other than the peak wavelength proximate to the command wavelength; an image sensor for capturing an image of the object under observation formed of the light for imaging; a detector for detecting, from the light for calibration, the peak wavelength other than the peak wavelength proximate to the command wavelength; and a control unit including, an operation processing section that calculates the pe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Matsumoto, Koki Morishita, Motohiro Mitamura
  • Patent number: 8351037
    Abstract: Programmable illuminators in exposure tools are employed to increase the degree of freedom in tool matching. A tool matching methodology is provided that utilizes the fine adjustment of the individual source pixel intensity based on a linear programming (LP) problem subjected to user-specific constraints to minimize the difference of the lithographic wafer data between two tools. The lithographic data can be critical dimension differences from multiple targets and multiple process conditions. This LP problem can be modified to include a binary variable for matching sources using multi-scan exposure. The method can be applied to scenarios that the reference tool is a physical tool or a virtual ideal tool. In addition, this method can match different lithography systems, each including a tool and a mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jaione Tirapu Azpiroz, Saeed Bagheri, Kafai Lai, David O. Melville, Alan E. Rosenbluth, Kehan Tian
  • Patent number: 8352920
    Abstract: An application builder system and methodology enables a user to create an application using a builder (“builder application”); interactively edit the builder application by adding and removing application objects; interactively edit the properties of the application objects, including a new property called “debug level”; interactively set values of parameters for a code generator, including the value of a new parameter called “debug level”; invoking the code generator to automatically generate application code; and running the resulting generated application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Danny Soroker, Netta M. Shani
  • Patent number: 8349765
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved carrier for an ethylene epoxidation catalyst, the carrier comprising alumina in combination with a stability-enhancing amount of mullite. The invention is also directed to an improved catalyst containing the improved carrier, as well as an improved process for the epoxidation of ethylene using the catalyst of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Scientific Design Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Serguei Pak, Andrzej Rokicki, Shuji Kawabata
  • Patent number: 8350229
    Abstract: A quantitative fluorescence image and appropriate brightness is acquired and observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8352355
    Abstract: Win probability estimation model that statistically computes the probability of winning a bid at a given price, and profit optimization models that compute the optimal price for a bid balancing the probability of winning a bid at a price with the profitability of the bid at the given price. In one stage, an expected profit margin of a product may be formulated as a function of its profit margin and win probability to compute its optimal profit margin. In another stage, an expected profit for one or more product accessories may be formulated as a function of the profit margin and their conditional win probability given the server win to compute their optimal profit margins. The conditional win probabilities for the product accessories may be modeled as a function of the utilities of the various purchase options that contain the product and that accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Markus R. Ettl, Karthik Sourirajan, Zhengliang Xue
  • Patent number: 8351803
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes: a printing section configured to perform duplex printing including printing N sheet on a first side thereof and subsequently printing M sheet on a second side thereof, wherein M is equal to or smaller than N, a suspension section which is configured to suspend the duplex printing in response to receiving a request for image adjustment during the duplex printing, while the sheet having the first face thereof printed is caused to stay in the image forming apparatus during the suspension, a correction section which is configured to update a correction data for image adjustment while the duplex printing is suspended by the suspension section, and a restarting section which is configured to restart the duplex printing suspended by the suspension section after the correction data has been updated by the correction section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masataka Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8348832
    Abstract: A viewer 4 as a compact display device displays a body cavity image picked up by a capsule endoscope 3. When a communication-cable connection detector 48 detects a communication cable connection between a receiving apparatus 2 and the viewer 4, a control unit 49 switch controls a changeover switch 44 based on this connection detection, thereby switching a display of an LCD 41 to a display of image data from wire. Next, information necessary for an examination such as image data is taken in from the receiving apparatus 2 via a communication cable 5, and is displayed in an LCD 41. With this arrangement, a display unit is not necessary in the receiving apparatus 2, and a circuit configuration becomes simple. The receiving apparatus can be made compact and light, and power consumption can be decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Shigemori