Patents Represented by Attorney Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
  • 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: 8348891
    Abstract: To perform treatment by readily introducing a device causing minimal invasion even where approach from the body surface is difficult, a medical device includes a guide that is inserted into a lumen; a first balloon at a distal end of the guide, connected to a first flow path extending to a proximal end of the guide; a second balloon on the guide, separated from the first balloon on the proximal-end side and connected to a second flow path extending to the proximal end of the guide; a third balloon extending along the guide from a point between the first balloon and the second balloon to the proximal end and having a port for supplying or discharging fluid at the proximal end; and a cleansing flow path having a discharge port between the first balloon and the second balloon and extending to the proximal end of the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Michihiro Sugahara
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8344089
    Abstract: The present invention relates to branched polydimethylsiloxane-polyoxyalkylene copolymers, to a process for preparing them and to their use as anti-misting additives in silicone release coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH
    Inventors: Julia Frey, Rene Haensel, Ingrid Eissmann
  • Patent number: 8343766
    Abstract: A method for the transient transformation of a living biological cell having an intact cell membrane defining an intracellular domain, and an apparatus for the transient transformation of biological cells. The method and apparatus include introducing a compartmentalized extracellular component fixedly attached to a cellular penetrant structure to the intracellular domain of the cell, wherein the cell is fixed in a predetermined location and wherein the component is expressed within in the cell while being retained within the compartment and wherein the compartment restricts the mobility and interactions of the component within the cell and prevents transference of the component to the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: UT-Battle, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy E. McKnight, Anatoli V. Melechko, Michael L. Simpson
  • Patent number: 8342528
    Abstract: A new card game and method of play is provided. The card game includes a means for making at least one proposition related to the value of a single card to be revealed from a 36-card deck of cards and a means for representing the deck of thirty-six cards. The deck of thirty-six cards includes (a) one card of a first value, (b) two cards of a second value, (c) three cards of a third value, (d) four cards of a fourth value, (e) five cards of a fifth value, (f) six cards of a sixth value, (g) five cards of a seventh value, (h) four cards of an eighth value, (i) three cards of a ninth value, (j) two cards of a tenth value, and (k) one card of an eleventh value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Guy Porto
  • Patent number: 8341834
    Abstract: A method of producing a land grid array (LGA) interposer structure, including an electrically insulating carrier plane, and at least one interposer mounted on a first surface of said carrier plane. The interposer possesses a hemi-toroidal configuration in transverse cross-section and is constituted of a dielectric elastomeric material. A plurality of electrically-conductive elements are arranged about the surface of the at least one hemi-toroidal interposer and extend radically inwardly and downwardly from an uppermost end thereof into electrical contact with at least one component located on an opposite side of the electrically insulating carrier plane. A plurality of slots are formed in the sidewall of said interposer for the venting of gases and pressure therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gareth G. Hougham, Brian S. Beaman, Evan G. Colgan, Paul W. Coteus, Stefano S. Oggioni, Enrique Vargas
  • Patent number: 8346669
    Abstract: A method and system for reselling an object in a client-server environment is disclosed. The method and system also enables a user using a client device can order an object, order a customized object, order a composite object, and order a customized composite object. The system includes an object order form handler, an object order handler, a view objects handler, a reseller form handler, a reseller handler, a reseller permission handler, an add object handler and a server database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Peter K. Malkin
  • Patent number: 8343069
    Abstract: There is provided an in-vivo information acquisition apparatus capable of detecting high-accuracy in-vivo information substantially at the same time in a plurality of different examination sites in a body cavity and an in-vivo information acquisition apparatus system capable of introducing a plurality of in-vivo information acquisition apparatuses into a patient at the same time. The in-vivo information acquisition apparatus includes a specimen-collecting section for collecting a specimen at an examination site in a body cavity, a specimen-evaluating section for evaluating the specimen collected by the specimen-collecting section and outputting an evaluation result, a labeling section having identification information unique to the in-vivo information acquisition apparatus, a communication section for receiving a signal transmitted from the outside and for transmitting to the outside the evaluation result output by the specimen-evaluating section, and a power supply section for supplying electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Uchiyama, Hironobu Takizawa, Ryo Karasawa
  • Patent number: 8347019
    Abstract: A design structure including universal peripheral processor architecture on an integrated circuit (IC) includes a first data bus and a second data bus communicating with first and second ternary content addressable memory (TCAM) devices configured as state machines. First and second processors are coupled to the first bus interface logic and the second bus interface logic. First and second data storage devices communicate with the first and second processors and are coupled to the first and second data buses and communicate with each other. The TCAM devices are configured as state machines and are coupled to and adapted to interface with the processors, the data storage devices, and the bus interface logic using predefined protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Serafino Bueti, Kenneth Joseph Goodnow, Todd Edwin Leonard, Gregory John Mann, Jason Michael Norman, Clarence Rosser Ogilvie, Peter Anthony Sandon, Charles S. Woodruff
  • Patent number: 8343838
    Abstract: A structure and method of fabricating a semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) such as a strained Si n-MOSFET where dislocation or crystal defects spanning from source to drain is partially occupied by heavy p-type dopants. Preferably, the strained-layer n-MOSFET includes a Si, SiGe or SiGeC multi-layer structure having, in the region between source and drain, impurity atoms that preferentially occupy the dislocation sites so as to prevent shorting of source and drain via dopant diffusion along the dislocation. Advantageously, devices formed as a result of the invention are immune to dislocation-related failures, and therefore are more robust to processing and material variations. The invention thus relaxes the requirement for reducing the threading dislocation density in SiGe buffers, since the devices will be operable despite the presence of a finite number of dislocations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Steven J. Koester