Patents Represented by Attorney Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
  • 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: 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: 8344358
    Abstract: A graphene-based field effect transistor includes source and drain electrodes that are self-aligned to a gate electrode. A stack of a seed layer and a dielectric metal oxide layer is deposited over a patterned graphene layer. A conductive material stack of a first metal portion and a second metal portion is formed above the dielectric metal oxide layer. The first metal portion is laterally etched employing the second metal portion, and exposed portions of the dielectric metal oxide layer are removed to form a gate structure in which the second metal portion overhangs the first metal portion. The seed layer is removed and the overhang is employed to shadow proximal regions around the gate structure during a directional deposition process to form source and drain electrodes that are self-aligned and minimally laterally spaced from edges of the gate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Phaedon Avouris, Damon B. Farmer, Yu-Ming Lin, Yu Zhu
  • 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: 8343037
    Abstract: An endoscope apparatus including an insertion portion for insertion into a body cavity; an image-acquisition unit disposed at a tip thereof that acquires an image of the inside of the body cavity; an insertion-length measuring unit disposed at a base end of the insertion portion that measures an insertion length of the insertion portion inside the body cavity; a storage unit that stores the image acquired by the image-acquisition unit in association with the insertion length measured by the insertion-length measuring unit; a following decision unit that determines whether insertion movement at the tip follows insertion movement at the base end; and a correcting unit that corrects the insertion length of the insertion portion associated with the acquired image to cancel a change in the insertion length measured in a non-following period on the basis of the result of that determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushige Ishihara
  • Patent number: 8342624
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording head having: a discharge port; an actuator; and a driving circuit that selectively supplies to the actuator a discharge driving signal which includes at least one of discharge pulse signals, and a non-discharge driving signal which includes at least one of non-discharge pulse signals. The recording apparatus further includes: a transport unit; an image recording control unit; a signal number calculating unit that calculates the number of non-discharge driving signals; and a non-discharge driving control unit that controls the driving circuit to supply the number of non-discharge driving signals calculated by the signal number calculating unit, wherein the signal number calculating unit calculates the number of non-discharge driving signals such that the sum of the number of correction pulses and the total number of non-discharge pulse signals supplied to the actuator within the predetermined period is equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihumi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8345091
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes: an actuator having an SMA wire and driving a moving member for moving a lens; an output control circuit; a detection circuit; and a CPU. The CPU outputs a driving signal to the output control circuit, on a basis of an instruction to move the lens, and on the basis of a position of the moving member corresponding to a resistance value detected by the detection circuit. In response to a moving instruction to move the lens from a far-point position to a near-point position, the CPU outputs the driving signal so that a current for moving the moving member from the far-point position to a position beyond the near-point position is passed through the SMA wire to heat the SMA wire. The CPU then performs preheating control, holding constant current transition control, and reheating control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Shoichi Amano, Takayuki Yabuki, Yutaka Fujisawa
  • 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: 8343769
    Abstract: An immersion solution for a microscope, the immersion solution including a metal-halogeno complex anion containing bromine or iodine and one or more types of metal elements M selected from Sn, In, Bi, Sb, Zn and Al, and an imidazolium cation, a pyridinium cation, a pyrrolidinium cation or an ammonium cation. The immersion solution includes an ionic liquid that transmits light having a predetermined wavelength, has a refractive index of no less than 1.60 and is used for a fluorescence microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kinoshita, Atsushi Niwa, Masahiro Sato
  • Patent number: 8346766
    Abstract: In a computerized data mining context, user input relating to positive and negative information is incorporated into node proximity measurements on a weighted, directed graph. Random walk results are updated without a full matrix inversion by using selective update to a low rank approximation and to inversion results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hani T. Jamjoom, Huiming Qu, Hanghang Tong
  • Patent number: 8343034
    Abstract: The electric medical instrument fitting is attached to a medical instrument holding device. The electric medical instrument fitting includes a fitting body, drive units for a plurality of second medical instruments, and an intermediate member. The fitting body has a fitting portion that enables attachment/detachment of a first medical instrument which can be arranged with an observation device and provided with channel holes for inserting treatment instruments, or which is provided with an observation device. The drive units for the second medical instruments can each be detachably connected with each second medical instrument provided with an insertion portion to be inserted into each channel hole, with a treatment portion being provided on the side of a distal end thereof. Each of the drive units for the second medical instruments is provided with a joint driver, an advancing/retreating driver and a rotation driver, for changing the position and the posture of the treatment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Kimihiko Naito, Kazuo Banju
  • Patent number: 8347001
    Abstract: Performance counters may be operable to collect one or more counts of one or more selected activities, and registers may be operable to store a set of performance counter configurations. A state machine may be operable to automatically select a register from the registers for reconfiguring the one or more performance counters in response to receiving a first signal. The state machine may be further operable to reconfigure the one or more performance counters based on a configuration specified in the selected register. The state machine yet further may be operable to copy data in selected one or more of the performance counters to a memory location, or to copy data from the memory location to the counters, in response to receiving a second signal. The state machine may be operable to store or restore the counter values and state machine configuration in response to a context switch event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Valentina Salapura, Robert W. Wisniewski
  • 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: 8343818
    Abstract: A method of forming an electrical device is provided that includes forming at least one semiconductor device on a first semiconductor layer of the SOI substrate. A handling structure is formed contacting the at least one semiconductor device and the first semiconductor layer. A second semiconductor layer and at least a portion of the dielectric layer of the SOI substrate are removed to provide a substantially exposed surface of the first semiconductor layer. A retrograded well may be formed by implanting dopant through the substantially exposed surface of the first semiconductor layer into a first thickness of the semiconductor layer that extends from the substantially exposed surface of the semiconductor layer, wherein a remaining thickness of the semiconductor layer is substantially free of the retrograded well dopant. The retrograded well may be laser annealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Huilong Zhu, Zhijiong Luo, Qingqing Liang, Haizhou Yin
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8345284
    Abstract: An information processing system comprises a device with which network settings are associated, information processing devices connected to the device via a network, a registration unit in which identification information (specifying each information processing device storing the network settings of the device and controlling it using the network settings) is registered, a change information generating unit which generates change information (for incorporating a change in the network settings associated with the device into the network settings stored in each information processing device) upon a change in the network settings associated with the device, a first transmission unit which transmits the change information to each information processing device specified by the identification information registered in the registration unit, and an addition unit which additionally registers identification information specifying an information processing device in the registration unit upon installation of an applica
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiro Fujishita
  • Patent number: 8346343
    Abstract: A medical-device magnetic guiding position detecting system that can prevent a decrease in the strength of a position detecting magnetic field in an operating area of a medical device is provided. The medical-device magnetic guiding position detecting system includes a medical device that is disposed in the body of a subject and that includes at least one magnet and a circuit including an internal coil, a first magnetic field generating unit for generating a first magnetic field in the operating area of the medical device, position detecting means for detecting an induction magnetic field induced in the internal coil due to the first magnetic field, and at least one pair of opposing coils for generating a second magnetic field that acts on the at least one magnet. The opposing coils forming each of the at least one pair are independently driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Olympus Corporation, Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kimura, Akio Uchiyama, Ryoji Sato
  • 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: D673472
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Muneki Sugita