Patents Represented by Attorney Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
  • Patent number: 8338709
    Abstract: A flexible flat cable includes a plurality of conductors arranged parallel at predetermined intervals, an insulation layer covering both sides of each of the plurality of conductors, a nonwoven fabric layer on an outer surface of the insulation layer, and a shield layer on an outer surface of the nonwoven fabric layer. The nonwoven fabric layer includes a nonwoven fabric including a layer including a first fiber thread with a predetermined outer diameter and a second fiber thread with an outer diameter larger than that of the first fiber thread. A basis weight of the nonwoven fabric is 50 to 90 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable Fine-Tech, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Kodama, Nobuhito Akutsu, Hidenori Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8340565
    Abstract: An image forming device includes a frame having an opening, a cover for the opening, a drum unit, a belt unit and a pair of registration rollers. The drum unit has a plurality of photosensitive drums defining an axis and being juxtaposed in line in a direction orthogonal to the axis. The belt unit has a plurality of rollers and an endless belt mounted over the plurality of rollers. The drum unit is movable in a first direction and accessible through the opening. The pair of registration rollers nips the recording sheets to correct skew in the recording sheets and to convey each recording sheet toward the belt unit. The pair of registration rollers is disposed at a side opposite to the drum unit. The pair of registration rollers defining a nip point located at a position aligned with the belt unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Ikezaki
  • Patent number: 8336204
    Abstract: An interconnect structure including an alloy liner positioned directly between a diffusion barrier and a Cu alloy seed layer as well as methods for forming such an interconnect structure are provided. The alloy liner of the present invention is formed by thermally reacting a previously deposited diffusion barrier metal alloy layer with an overlying Cu alloy seed layer. During the thermal reaction, the metal alloys from both the diffusion barrier and the Cu alloys seed layer react forming a metal alloy reaction product between the diffusion barrier and the Cu seed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Chao Yang, Daniel C. Edelstein, Takeshi Nogami
  • Patent number: 8338952
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an interconnect structure for interconnecting a semiconductor substrate to have three distinct patterned structures such that the interconnect structure provides both a low k and high structural integrity. The method includes depositing an interlayer dielectric onto the semiconductor substrate, forming a first pattern within the interlayer dielectric material by a first lithographic process that results in both via features and ternary features being formed in the interconnect structure. The method further includes forming a second pattern within the interlayer dielectric material by a second lithographic process to form line features within the interconnect structure. Hence the method forms the three separate distinct patterned structures using only two lithographic processes for each interconnect level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew E. Colburn, Elbert Huang, Satyanarayana V. Nitta, Sampath Purushothaman
  • Patent number: 8340063
    Abstract: A wireless communication device communicable with a first type and a second type of networks based on a first type and a second type wireless setting data respectively, includes: an obtaining section obtaining an identifier of an access point when a detection section detects the disconnection with the second type network through a certain access point; and a trial section trying to connect with the second type network through the certain access point if at least one second type wireless setting data stored in the second storage includes the obtained identifier, and the trial section trying to connect with the first type network through the certain access point any of the second type wireless setting data stored in the second storage does not includes the obtained identifier but the first type wireless setting data stored in the first storage includes the obtained identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideki Nogawa
  • Patent number: 8337396
    Abstract: An encapsulated medical device system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a selector between a receiving device and a plurality of receiving antennas having their respective directionalities. The system selects and disconnects any receiving antenna subjected to the effect of a magnetic field used to guide a capsule endoscope, and captures information about the inside of a body from the appropriate receiving antenna thus selected. The system prevents an overload current caused by induced voltage from being applied to the receiving device. The system includes the function of preventing the overload current, caused by induced voltage arising from a sudden movement of the capsule endoscope or sudden change in magnetic field gradient, from being applied to a transmission circuit of the capsule endoscope and a receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kimura, Akio Uchiyama, Masatoshi Homan
  • Patent number: 8341254
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method and system for discovering of server devices. The system and method receive a list of known server devices. The system and method obtain middleware configuration data and/or log files for each of the known server devices in the list. The system and method derives dependencies on at least one other server device from the middleware configuration data and/or log files. The system and method determines whether the at least one other server device is a new server device not included in the list. Thus, the system and method discovers the new server device upon determining that the at least one other server device is not included in the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Murthy V. Devarakonda, Nikolai A. Joukov, Konstantinos Magoutis, Norbert G. Vogl
  • Patent number: 8341612
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for optimized, dynamic data-dependent program execution. The disclosed system comprises a statistics computer which computes statistics of the incoming data at the current time instant, where the said statistics include the probability distribution of the incoming data, the probability distribution over program modules induced by the incoming data, the probability distribution induced over program outputs by the incoming data, and the time-complexity of each program module for the incoming data, wherein the said statistics are computed on as a function of current and past data, and previously computed statistics; a plurality of alternative execution path orders designed prior to run-time by the use of an appropriate source code; a source code selector which selects one of the execution path orders as a function of the statistics computed by the statistics computer; a complexity measurement which measures the time-complexity of the currently selected execution path-order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dake He, Ashish Jagmohan, Jian Lou, Ligang Lu
  • Patent number: 8337804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the production of nanoparticulate metal(III) vanadates or vanadate/phosophate mixed crystals, comprising the reaction in a reaction medium of a reactive vanadate source and optionally a phosphate source dissolvable or dispersible in the reaction medium and of a reactive metal(III) salt dissolvable or dispersible in the reaction medium under heating, wherein the reaction medium contains water and a polyol in a volume ratio of 20/80 to 90/10, and the particles thereby obtained. The synthesis provides a high yield of metal(III) vanadate or vanadate/phosphate having a narrow particle size distribution. Doped embodiments thereof are distinguished by excellent luminescence properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Centrum fur Angewandte Nanotechnologie (CAN) GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Heidelberg, Christiane Meyer, Imke Kühl
  • Patent number: 8341398
    Abstract: There is provided a communication system in which a network device and an information processing device are communicatably connected to each other through a network. The network device comprises a certificate providing unit to transmit an electronic certificate to the information processing device through the network; and a printing unit configured to print an image of a public key corresponding to the electronic certificate. The information processing device comprises: a certificate reception unit to receive the electronic certificate from the certificate providing unit through the network; an image output unit to generate and output an image of the public key described in the received electronic certificate; and an installation unit configured to install the electronic certificate onto the information processing device in response to a fact that the generated image of the public key is output by the image output unit and a command for installation of an electronic certificate is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Ohara, Masafumi Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 8338265
    Abstract: A trench contact silicide is formed on an inner wall of a contact trench that reaches to a buried conductive layer in a semiconductor substrate to reduce parasitic resistance of a reachthrough structure. The trench contact silicide is formed at the bottom, on the sidewalls of the trench, and on a portion of the top surface of the semiconductor substrate. The trench is subsequently filled with a middle-of-line (MOL) dielectric. A contact via may be formed on the trench contact silicide. The trench contact silicide may be formed through a single silicidation reaction with a metal layer or through multiple silicidation reactions with multiple metal layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas D. Coolbaugh, Jeffrey B. Johnson, Peter J. Lindgren, Xuefeng Liu, James S. Nakos, Bradley A. Orner, Robert M. Rassel, David C. Sheridan
  • Patent number: 8338411
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the adenosine A3 receptor ligands of the general formula (I), within them favourably to the antagonists, to their salts, solvates, N-oxides and isomers, to the pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds of the general formula (I), their salts, solvates, N-oxides and isomers, to the use of the compounds of the general formula (I), their salts, solvates, N-oxides and isomers, to the preparation of the compounds of the general formula (I), their salts, solvates, N-oxides and isomers, as well as to the new intermediates of the general formula (II), (VI), (XI), (XII) and (XV), and to the preparation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Edit Susan, Kinga Boer, Zoltan Kapui, Geza Timari, Sandor Batori, Zoltan Szlavik, Endre Mikus, Judit Vargane Szeredi, Michel Finet, Katalin Urban Szabo, Tibor Szabo
  • Patent number: 8337885
    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 devices 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: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hironobu Takizawa, Akio Uchiyama, Hidetake Segawa, Masahiro Takata, Hideki Koyanagi
  • Patent number: 8340945
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method and system for joint modeling of a mean and dispersion of data. A computing system derives a loss function taking into account distributional requirements over the data. The computing system represents separate regression functions for the mean and the dispersion as stagewise expansion forms. At this time, the stagewise expansion forms include undetermined scalar coefficients and undetermined basis functions. Then, the computing system chooses the basis functions that maximally correlate with a corresponding steepest-descent gradient direction of the loss function. The computing system obtains the scalar coefficients based on a single step of Newton iteration. The computing system completes the regression functions based on the chosen basis functions and obtained scalar coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Ramesh Natarajan
  • Patent number: 8335030
    Abstract: A method of driving light controlling apparatus which includes a substrate, which has an aperture, a plurality of incident-light controlling unit which are displaced on the substrate, a plurality of driving unit which exert on the incident-light controlling unit, an aperture-displacing driving force which displaces the incident-light controlling unit to an aperture position, and a retracting-displacement driving force which displaces the incident-light controlling unit to a retracted position which is different from the aperture position, and in which, the incident-light controlling unit is displaced by the driving unit to the aperture position and the retracted position alternately, and incident light passing through the aperture is adjusted, and the displacement of each incident-light controlling unit to the aperture position is exclusive for the other incident-light controlling unit, includes a step of displacing the incident-light controlling unit, which includes a step of displacing a first incident-ligh
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Takayuki Ide
  • Patent number: 8334090
    Abstract: An inorganic electron beam sensitive oxide layer is formed on a carbon based material layer or an underlying layer. The inorganic electron beam sensitive oxide layer is exposed with an electron beam and developed to form patterned oxide regions. An ultraviolet sensitive photoresist layer is applied over the patterned oxide regions and exposed surfaces of the carbon based material layer, and subsequently exposed with an ultraviolet radiation and developed. The combined pattern of the patterned ultraviolet sensitive photoresist and the patterned oxide regions is transferred into the carbon based material layer, and subsequently into the underlying layer to form trenches. The carbon based material layer serves as a robust mask for performing additional pattern transfer into the underlying layer, and may be easily stripped afterwards. The patterned ultraviolet sensitive photoresist, the patterned oxide regions, and the patterned carbon based material layer are subsequently removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Fuller, Michael A. Guillorn, Balasubramanian S. Pranatharthi Haran, Jyotica V. Patel
  • Patent number: 8334711
    Abstract: A control circuit comprising an input-output unit that is connected to a signal line, which is connected to an external apparatus, and which is connected to a resistor that is one of a pull-up resistor and a pull-down resistor; a switching unit that switches a mode of the input-output unit to one of an input mode and an output mode, wherein the output mode includes an on-voltage output mode and an off-voltage output mode; an acquisition unit that acquires information regarding whether the resistor connected to the signal line is the pull-up resistor or the pull-down resistor, when the input-output unit is in the input mode; and a control unit that controls the input-output unit to switch to one of the on-voltage output mode and the off-voltage output mode based on the acquisition information acquired by the acquisition unit, when the input-output unit is in the output mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 8333449
    Abstract: A droplet ejection device includes a first determining unit that determines a first amount of liquid on an image pixel basis based on both a second amount and an ejection pattern both obtained from image data, actuator that ejects the first amount of the liquid, a second determining unit that determines a third amount of treating agent on an image pixel basis based on a difference between the first and second amounts, such that a density of the liquid corresponding to a combination of the first amount of the liquid and the third amount of the treating agent comes closer to a density of the liquid corresponding to the second amount of the liquid when there is a difference between the first and second amounts, and a treating-agent application member that applies the third amount of the treating agent to a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shunsuke Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8333689
    Abstract: A medical operation device is attachable to an insertion portion of a medical instrument for observation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Okamoto, Kazuo Banju
  • Patent number: D672742
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keita Katsuno