Patents Represented by Attorney Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8344183
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for synthesizing polyoxymethylene dimethyl ethers by ionic liquid catalysis. The method comprises synthesizing polyoxymethylene dimethyl ethers by using a functional acidic ionic liquid as catalyst and using methylal and trioxymethylene as reactant under a relative mild reaction condition. The invention has advantages of high catalyst activity and reaction conversion, simple reaction process, high operationability and controllability, as well as good product distribution and high raw material utilization ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Jing Chen, Heyuan Song, Chungu Xia, Xinzhi Zhang, Zhonghua Tang
  • Patent number: 8343526
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for conducting assays of samples, such as whole blood, that may contain cells or other particulate matter. Also disclosed are systems, devices, equipment, kits and reagents for use in such methods. One advantage of certain disclosed methods and systems is the ability to rapidly measure the concentration of an analyte of interest in blood plasma from a whole blood sample without blood separation and hematocrit correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Meso Scale Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Billadeau, Jeff D. Debad, Eli N. Glezer, Jonathan K. Leland, Charles A. Wijayawardhana
  • 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: 8345512
    Abstract: A capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (cMUT) device, comprising: a cMUT formed on a semiconductor substrate; a DC high-voltage generation unit that is provided on the semiconductor substrate and that is for generating a DC high-voltage signal to be superposed on a driving signal for the cMUT; a driving signal generation unit that is provided on the semiconductor substrate and that is for generating the driving signal; and a superposition unit that is provided on the semiconductor substrate and that is for branching the DC high-voltage signal output from the DC high-voltage generation unit and for superposing one of the branched DC high-voltage signals on the other of the branched DC high-voltage signals via the driving signal generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Olympus Medical Systems Corp., Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Adachi, Katsuhiro Wakabayashi, Kosei Tamiya, Masaaki Amikura, Kazuya Matsumoto, Ryo Ohta, Mamoru Hasegawa, Hiroshi Ito
  • 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: 8347259
    Abstract: Critical circuit blocks are identified in a chip design layout, and are marked by a marker layer identifying a marked region. Multiplicate layers are generated for each critical circuit block within each marked region. Each multiplicate layer includes a different type of variant for each identified critical circuit block. The different types of variants correspond to different types of optimization goals to address different issues in circuit performance. Circuit simulation is performed with each type of variants in combination with adjacent circuit blocks as provided in original design. In each marked region, the results of the circuit simulations are evaluated to determine an optimal type among the variants. The optimal type is retained in each marked region, thereby providing a chip design layout in which various marked regions can include different types of variant circuit blocks to provide local circuit optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pavan Y. Bashaboina, James A. Culp
  • Patent number: 8344286
    Abstract: A method of enhancing the quality of laser ablation by controlling the laser repetition rate during the ablation process, wherein the method enhances the quality of laser ablation of a photomask in order to improve the optical quality thereof. Also provided is a system employing the method of enhancing the quality of laser ablation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter P. Longo, Alfred Wagner
  • Patent number: D673472
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Muneki Sugita