Patents Represented by Attorney Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
  • Patent number: 8343039
    Abstract: A capsule medical device includes a capsule casing that contains an illumination board, an imaging board, a transmission board, and a control board on which functional components are mounted, and a sheet-like battery that supplies power to the functional components. The sheet-like battery is rolled up to be a pole shape and located between cutout parts of the imaging board, the transmission board, and the control board and the inner wall of the capsule casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Hidetake Segawa, Ayako Nagase, Hironao Kawano, Seiichiro Kimoto
  • Patent number: 8343038
    Abstract: A power supply starter (51) provided with a magnetic body (51e) is mounted on an inner lid portion (42) while a sterilizing sheet (43) is opened for enabling application of a magnetic field from outside of the inner lid portion (42) (inside of the inner lid portion (42)) by the magnetic body (51e), and therefore, the start to drive respective functions of the capsule endoscope (2) is prevented until the magnetic field is applied from outside, and thereby, the start to drive the respective functions of the capsule endoscope can be performed with arbitrary timing and the consumption of power accumulated within the capsule endoscope can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Hidetake Segawa
  • 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: 8343819
    Abstract: An electrical device is provided that in one embodiment includes a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate having a semiconductor layer with a thickness of less than 10 nm. A semiconductor device having a raised source region and a raised drain region of a single crystal semiconductor material of a first conductivity is present on a first surface of the semiconductor layer. A resistor composed of the single crystal semiconductor material of the first conductivity is present on a second surface of the semiconductor layer. A method of forming the aforementioned electrical device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce B. Doris, Kangguo Cheng, Ali Khakifirooz, Ghavam G. Shahidi
  • Patent number: 8343765
    Abstract: A gene injection apparatus for injecting a gene into a cell held on a substrate, includes a needle unit. The needle unit includes a fine needle to be inserted into the cell immersed in a culture medium in which the gene is dispersed, and a flexible support part configured to hold the fine needle, the flexible support part being flexing when the fine needle is pressed onto the substrate. The gene injection apparatus further includes a drive unit configured to push down the flexible support part toward the substrate, further from a position where a tip of the fine needle contacts the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Kiyohiko Tateyama
  • Patent number: 8345090
    Abstract: A fluoroscopy apparatus includes an illumination portion irradiating an observation target with illumination light; a fluorescence image acquisition device acquires fluorescence emitted from an observation target to acquire a fluorescence image; a fluorescence image-acquisition optical system forms an image of the observation target using the fluorescence; a reference-light image acquisition device acquires returning light from the observation region to acquire a reference image; a reference-light image-acquisition optical system forms an image using the returning light; and an image correction section corrects the fluorescence image by the reference image, wherein the product of an pixel density of the reference-light image acquisition device and the image-forming magnification of the reference-light image-acquisition optical system is less than the product of the pixel density of the fluorescence image acquisition device and the image-forming magnification of the fluorescence image-acquisition optical syste
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Watanabe, Yasushige Ishihara
  • Patent number: 8344004
    Abstract: The invention relates to cyclic N-[1,3,4]-thiadiazol-2-yl-benzene sulfonamides and to their physiologically acceptable salts and physiologically functional derivatives showing PPARdelta or PPARdelta and PPARgamma agonist activity. What is described are compounds of the formula I, in which the radicals are as defined, and their physiologically acceptable salts and processes for their preparations. The compounds are suitable for the treatment and/or prevention of disorders of fatty acid metabolism and glucose utilization disorders as well as of disorders in which insulin resistance is involved and demyelinating and other neurodegenerative disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Karl Schoenafinger, Stefanie Keil, Matthias Urmann, Hans Matter, Maike Glien, Wolfgang Wendler, Ulrike Wendler, legal representative
  • 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: 8345437
    Abstract: A connection structure for connecting a wiring board to a to-be-connected body having electric contacts, the wiring board including: a base having board-side contacts provided on its facing surface that is to face the to-be-connected body; and a cover film which covers the facing surface except the board-side contacts and a non-covered partial region of the facing surface, the connection structure including: conduction portions formed of electrically conductive resin, for bonding the electric contacts and the board-side contacts to permit electrical conduction therebetween; and a reinforcement portion formed of the same resin as the conduction portions and disposed at a position which is different from positions of the conductive portions and at which the reinforcement portion extends across both of a surface of the cover film and a surface of the non-covered partial region of the base, the reinforcement portion bonding the to-be-connected body and the wiring board for reinforcing connection therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kubo, Yuji Shinkai
  • Patent number: 8347039
    Abstract: A stream prefetch engine performs data retrieval in a parallel computing system. The engine receives a load request from at least one processor. The engine evaluates whether a first memory address requested in the load request is present and valid in a table. The engine checks whether there exists valid data corresponding to the first memory address in an array if the first memory address is present and valid in the table. The engine increments a prefetching depth of a first stream that the first memory address belongs to and fetching a cache line associated with the first memory address from the at least one cache memory device if there is not yet valid data corresponding to the first memory address in the array. The engine determines whether prefetching of additional data is needed for the first stream within its prefetching depth. The engine prefetches the additional data if the prefetching is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Boyle, Norman Christ, Alan Gara, Robert Mawhinney, Martin Ohmacht, Krishnan Sugavanam
  • 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: 8346595
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for carbon management for sourcing and logistics. In one embodiment, the method comprises using a computer for quantifying both a cost and a carbon impact of one or more logistics policies relating to a manufacturing process; and minimizing the cost and carbon impact using a defined equation including a first component representing a transportation cost, and a second component representing a carbon cost. In an embodiment of the invention, the quantifying includes using an analytics engine to quantify the cost and carbon impact. The analytics engine may include a shipment analysis module to calculate an optimal transportation policy, a sourcing analysis module for testing alternate sourcing options, a scenario analysis module to find an optimal order frequency, and a sensitivity analysis module to test the impact of various changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mondhar Ben-Hamida, Chad Boucher, Paolina Centonze, Mary E. Helander, Kaan K. Katircloglu, Karthik Sourirajan
  • 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: 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: 8343043
    Abstract: An endoscope includes: a distal end portion provided at a distal end of an insertion portion; a front-view observation window for observing an insertion direction of the distal end portion, which is provided facing toward the insertion direction; a lateral-view observation window for observing a circumferential direction of the distal end portion, which is formed along the outer circumferential lateral surface and has a lateral observation field of view; a light-emitting member having an emission end surface for emitting light in a distal end direction of the distal end portion; a groove portion formed on the outer circumferential lateral surface of the distal end portion so as to be longer than the emission end surface of the light-emitting member along the circumferential direction of the outer circumferential lateral surface of the distal end portion and opposed to the emission end surface, on a proximal end side with respect to the lateral-view observation window; a plurality of particles for scattering l
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Seigo Kase, Yasuhito Kura, Yuji Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 8343836
    Abstract: A recessed gate FET device includes a substrate having an upper and lower portions, the lower portion having a reduced concentration of dopant material than the upper portion; a trench-type gate electrode defining a surrounding channel region and having a gate dielectric material layer lining and including a conductive material having a top surface recessed to reduce overlap capacitance with respect to the source and drain diffusion regions formed at an upper substrate surface at either side of the gate electrode. There is optionally formed halo implants at either side of and abutting the gate electrode, each halo implants extending below the source and drain diffusions into the channel region. Additionally, highly doped source and drain extension regions are formed that provide a low resistance path from the source and drain diffusion regions to the channel region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brent A. Anderson, Andres Bryant, Edward J. Nowak
  • 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: 8340708
    Abstract: A portable telephone according to this invention includes a housing (10) which incorporates a display unit and a receiving speaker (6), a first sound emission portion (8) and a second sound emission portion (9) which guide an output sound from the receiving speaker to the outside of the housing, a sound guide hole (26) which communicates the first sound emission portion and the second sound emission portion, and a screen (12) which protects the display unit. The first sound emission portion is formed at a position opposing an output sound generating main surface (6a) of the receiving speaker, and the second sound emission portion is formed at a portion adjacent to the position opposing the output sound generating main surface. The sound guide hole is formed by covering a groove (23), formed on the housing to connect the first sound emission portion to the second sound emission portion, with the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Fukazawa, Hiroshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8337395
    Abstract: There is provided an endoscopic system. The system comprises a flexible endoscope insertable into a first tubular organ from a natural opening of a human body. The system further comprises an opening member which forms on a wall part of the first tubular organ an opening used to insert the endoscope into an abdominal cavity from the first tubular organ in the body, an anastomosing member which is able to anastomoses the first tubular organ with a second tubular organ in the abdominal cavity, and a cutting member with which the second tubular organ is able to be cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Olympus Corporation, Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Keita Suzuki, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Yoshio Onuki, Satoshi Miyamoto, Masahiro Ishikawa, Anthony Nicholas Kalloo, Sergey Veniaminovich Kantsevoy, Pankaj Jay Pasricha, Sydney Sheung Chee Chung
  • Patent number: D673471
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki Miyawaki