Patents Represented by Attorney Sheldon & Mak
  • Patent number: 8008767
    Abstract: The invention offers technology for suppressing damage to semiconductor devices due to temperature changes. When flip-chip mounting a silicon chip on a buildup type multilayer substrate having a structure with a thinned core, a core having a small coefficient of thermal expansion is used in the multilayer substrate, and the coefficient of thermal expansion and glass transition point of the underfill are appropriately designed in accordance with the thickness and coefficient of thermal expansion of the core. By doing so, it is possible to relieve stresses inside the semiconductor package caused by deformation of the multilayer substrate due to temperature changes, and thereby to suppress damage to the semiconductor package due to temperature changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Bakelight Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Wada, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Hirose, Teppei Itoh, Kenya Tachibana
  • Patent number: 8002566
    Abstract: A self-locking electrical connector has (a) a first shell body for receiving a first set of contacts; (b) a clamping ring for holding the first set of contacts in engagement with a second set of contacts; (c) a multiplicity of first detent members; (d) a multiplicity of second detent members; and (e) biasing means for holding the first and second detent members in facing engagement. The biasing means includes at least one spring washer, an end cap and a retaining ring retained within the clamping ring. The at least one spring washer is disposed between the detent members and the end cap. The end cap is axially movable by a force applied by the retaining ring between (i) a non-mated position wherein the at least one spring washer applies less than a desired amount of force to the detent members, and (ii) a mated position wherein the at least one spring washer applies a precise amount of desired force to the detent members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: HiRel Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick B. B. Baumann, Ramon A. Figueroa
  • Patent number: 7992549
    Abstract: A method of operating an internal combustion engine comprises the steps of (a) pressurizing a liquid fuel to a pressure above 150 psig; (b) heating the liquid fuel to a temperature above 500° F. to produce a heated liquid fuel; (c) suddenly reducing the pressure of the heated liquid fuel sufficiently to vaporize the heated liquid fuel to form a vaporized hot fuel; (d) combining the vaporized hot fuel with oxygen to form a vaporized hot fuel/oxygen mixture; (e) introducing the vaporized hot fuel/oxygen mixture into the internal combustion engine; and (f) combusting the vaporized hot fuel/oxygen mixture within the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Casey Loyd
  • Patent number: 7989735
    Abstract: Apparatus for heating hair clips having a heatable member comprises a base, a heating structure, and means for providing electricity to the heating structure. The heating structure can comprise an elongated electrical heater having opposed sides, a plurality of thermally conductive heating elements in pairs on each side of the electrical heater, and a thermal insulator between the heating elements separating the heating elements from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventors: David Richmond, Howard Richmond, Henry K. Yu, Matthew W. Tivnon, Craig R. Steele
  • Patent number: 7984774
    Abstract: A quick-recharging energy feeding system is described, for a transport vehicle with electric traction, performed in every foreseen stop of the vehicle by means of a connection that can be directly and automatically performed next to such stop, through a road bed, comprising at least one recharging subsystem arranged on the vehicle and at least one stationary system cooperating with the recharging subsystem for transmitting electric energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Sequoia Automation S.R.L.
    Inventor: Massimo Ippolito
  • Patent number: 7985365
    Abstract: A method of creating a functional utility-surface on a thermoset composite component, including the steps of: fixing the position of a cured thermoset polymer composite component, the thermoset polymer composite component having a thermoplastic polymer surface layer attached to at least a portion of one surface thereof, the thermoset polymer composite component being fixed in position to allow access to the thermoplastic polymer surface layer; and shaping the thermoplastic polymer surface to form a functional utility-surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures Limited
    Inventors: Rowan Johnson Paton, Paul Falzon, Andrew Beehag
  • Patent number: 7972573
    Abstract: A reactor suitable for the continuous oxidizing of an organic material in a supercritical water oxidation process, the reactor includes (a) a reactor body with reactor walls; (b) and a threaded reactor upper plug; and (c) a cylindrical liner attached solely to the threaded reactor upper plug, such that, when the threaded reactor upper plug is removed from the reactor, the reactor liner is consequently and simultaneously removed from the reactor as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Parsons Corporation
    Inventors: John Scott, James Osterloh
  • Patent number: 7970233
    Abstract: A method for distorting a digital image comprising receiving the coordinates of one or more than one image reference point defined by a user within the digital image, receiving one or more than one spatial offset assigned by the user and associated with the coordinates of the one or more than one defined image reference point, providing a mixing function algorithm embodied on a computer-readable medium for distorting the digital image, calculating an offset matrix by applying the mixing function algorithm based on the one or more than one spatial offset and the coordinates of the one or more than one defined image reference point; and distorting the digital image by application of the offset matrix. A graphic tag may be associated with each of the defined image reference points and displayed over the digital image, and the assignment of the spatial offset may be accomplished by movement of the graphic tag with the pointing device. Abstract image reference points may be used to limit distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Nik Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Nils Kokemohr
  • Patent number: 7953637
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for graphically displaying media buying options (4) is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a cost attribute and an exposure attribute for each media buying option and displaying a plot (1) of available media buying options (4), wherein the media buying options (4) are plotted against a first axis (1B) corresponding to said cost attribute and a second axis (1A) corresponding to said exposure attribute. In another embodiment the method includes calculating or retrieving from memory two or three attributes of each media buying option (4) to be displayed and graphically plotting in a plot (1) each media buying option (4) against said two or three attributes, wherein at least one of said attributes is an exposure attribute and updating the plot when a variable affecting the value of the exposure attribute of one or more media buying options (4) is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Schel Software Limited
    Inventor: Stuart Charles Lewis
  • Patent number: 7949179
    Abstract: The present invention is a system for determining the three dimensional shape of an object, having a first measuring means for measuring a first distance and direction from a fixed first observation point to a first group of measurement points on an object, and a second measuring means for measuring a second distance and direction from a movable second observation point to a second group of measurement points on the aforementioned object, at least one point among said second group of measurement points being the same measurement point as at least one point among the aforementioned first group of measurement points, and said second group of measurement points including at least one measurement point not included in the aforementioned first group of measurement points, and further being provided with a calculating means for calculating the traveling velocity vector of the second observation point from the measurement results concerning the aforementioned same measurement point due to the first and second measur
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Katsushi Ikeuchi, Kazuhide Hasegawa, Tomohito Masuda
  • Patent number: 7939739
    Abstract: A page turner apparatus includes a book holder assembly, one or more page turning assemblies and a driver. Each page turning assembly includes a rotator portion and a page retention portion and is laterally movable and rotatable. The page retention portion includes a page retaining arm which is rotated to the right of an axis of rotation when the page turning assembly is moved to the right and rotated to the left of the axis of rotation when the page turning assembly is moved to the left. The driver is adapted to laterally move the at least one page turning assembly and, at the same time, rotate each page retaining arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: PageFlip, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali M. Sadegh, George Wolberg
  • Patent number: 7933840
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention enhances the security of electronic signatures during transmission. A peripheral device, which may be located remotely and separate from a host processing system, captures the signature. The peripheral device then binds the signature to the particular transaction record and transmits it to the host processing system. The host processing system validates or confirms the received signature before accepting the transaction. Binding the signature and record data together at the point-of-use reduces the likelihood that someone may be able to hack into the transmission medium, encrypted or not, and obtain the raw signature data. By binding or associating the signature and transaction record data together at the point-of-use, each transaction has a unique key, further foiling attempts at hacking. In various implementations, rather than associating the whole signature with the transaction record data, signature sample points or segments are encrypted with transaction record data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Topaz Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony E. Zank
  • Patent number: 7927477
    Abstract: A precision flow controller is capable of providing a flow rate less than 100 microliters/minute and varying the flow rate in a prescribed manner that is both predictable and reproducible where the accuracy and precision of the flowrate is less than 5% of the flow rate. A plurality of variable pressure fluid supplies pump fluid through a single outlet. Flowmeters measure the flow rates and a controller compares the flow rates to desired flowrates and, if necessary, adjusts the plurality of variable pressure fluid supplies so that the variable pressure fluid supplies pump fluid at the desired flow rate. The variable pressure fluid supplies can be pneumatically driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: AB Sciex LLC
    Inventors: Phillip H. Paul, Jason E. Rehm, Don W. Arnold
  • Patent number: D633947
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: Usman M. Awan
  • Patent number: D634133
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Bexco Enterprises, Inc. (Texas Corporation)
    Inventor: Daniel Daryan Fong
  • Patent number: D636598
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Savannah Marketing Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Keng-Wen Tseng, Yi-Chin Lin
  • Patent number: D637348
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Caldo Caldo LLC
    Inventors: David Richmond, Howard Richmond, Henry K. Yu, Matthew W. Tivnon, Jefferson H. McCrory, Linda Flowers
  • Patent number: D639207
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Danisi Engineering S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giacomo Danisi
  • Patent number: D640171
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Danisi Engineering S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giacomo Danisi
  • Patent number: D640886
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Virco Mfg. Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Glass, Robert Mills