Patents Represented by Attorney SNR Denton US LLP
  • Patent number: 8348655
    Abstract: An optical molding apparatus molds an optically molded product by stacking cured layers. Each cured layer is formed by emitting light according to cross-sectional-shape data of the optically molded product onto a surface of photo-curable resin. The optical molding apparatus includes an exposing unit and an exposure control unit. The exposing unit performs exposure on the photo-curable resin for each of small work areas that are defined by dividing an overall work area, which is where an optical molding operation is performed, into a plurality of areas. The exposure control unit controls an exposure condition of the exposing unit for each of the small work areas and allows the exposure to be performed collectively on multiple layers' worth of the photo-curable resin in a predetermined one of the small work areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Kuzusako, Nobuhiro Kihara, Katsuhisa Honda
  • Patent number: 8350127
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated S080136 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar S080136, to the plants of soybean S080136, to plant parts of soybean cultivar S080136, and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar S080136 with itself or with another soybean variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to soybean cultivars, or breeding cultivars, and plant parts derived from soybean variety S080136, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar S080136, and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants, and plant parts produced by crossing the cultivar S080136 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: M.S. Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Drew Russell Ivers
  • Patent number: 8348055
    Abstract: A musical instrument carrying case and stand is disclosed. The carrying case and stand includes a case having a top side, a bottom side, a back side, and a front side having a vertical slit and a horizontal slit that collectively define a first flap and a front panel and a support element that is pivotally attached to the back side of the case to pivot between a first position in which the element is substantially parallel to the back of the case and a second position in which the element supports the case when the musical instrument is removed from the case. Additional embodiments may include first and second members attached to the back of the case where an end of the support element is pivotally attached between the first and second members, so that the element supports the case when the musical instrument is removed from the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Peter Loban
  • Patent number: 8350349
    Abstract: Provided is a solid-state imaging device including a first photoelectric-conversion-portion selectively receiving a first wavelength light in incident light and performing photoelectric conversion; and a second photoelectric-conversion-portion selectively receiving a second wavelength light which is shorter than the first wavelength, wherein the first photoelectric-conversion-portion is laminated above the second photoelectric-conversion-portion in an imaging area of a substrate so that the second photoelectric-conversion-portion receives the light transmitting the first photoelectric-conversion-portion, wherein a transmitting portion is formed in the first photoelectric-conversion-portion so that the second wavelength light transmits the second photoelectric-conversion-portion more than other portions, and wherein the transmitting portion is formed to include a portion satisfying the following Equation within a width D defined in the direction of the imaging area, a refraction index n of a peripheral portion
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Toda
  • Patent number: 8350128
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated S080103 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar S080103, to the plants of soybean S080103, to plant parts of soybean cultivar S080103, and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar S080103 with itself or with another soybean variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to soybean cultivars, or breeding cultivars, and plant parts derived from soybean variety S080103, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar S080103, and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants, and plant parts produced by crossing the cultivar S080103 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: M.S. Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Stephen L. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8350335
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device that includes forming a dummy gate insulating film and a dummy gate electrode on a semiconductor substrate having a channel-forming region. An etching treatment including a first treatment of treating the surface of the exposed surface of the insulating layer with an etching gas containing ammonia and hydrogen fluoride and a second treatment of decomposing and evaporating the product formed in the first treatment are included in removal step of the dummy gate insulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8349936
    Abstract: Heat- and light-stabilized polyamide compositions contain a stabilization system that includes copper oxide and KBr, and have an excellent preservation of color and of the mechanical properties thereof after exposure to heat or to light; these compositions are especially useful for producing shaped articles in the automotive field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventor: Nicolangelo Peduto
  • Patent number: 8350129
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated 06332236 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 06332236, to the plants of soybean cultivar 06332236, to the plant parts of soybean cultivar 06332236, and to methods for producing progeny of soybean cultivar 06332236. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. The invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars, and plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 06332236. The invention also relates to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines, or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 06332236, and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants, and plant parts produced by crossing cultivar 06332236 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Monsanto Technology LLC, Stine Seed Farm, Inc.
    Inventor: William H. Eby
  • Patent number: 8350255
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a thin film transistor includes the steps of covering a gate electrode patterned on a substrate with a gate insulating film, forming an organic semiconductor layer and an electrode film on the gate insulating film in that lamination order, and forming a negative type photoresist film on the substrate provided with the organic semiconductor layer and the electrode film and forming a resist pattern, which serves as a mask for forming a source-drain by etching the electrode film, through back surface exposure from the substrate side by using the gate electrode as a light-shielding mask and the following development treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumasa Nomoto, Mao Katsuhara, Akira Yumoto
  • Patent number: 8351007
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device with enhanced brightness through improving a partial structure for applying potential to a pixel electrode is provided. The liquid crystal display device includes: a pixel electrode with a plurality of openings; an opposite electrode disposed to face the pixel electrode with an insulating layer in between; a liquid crystal layer disposed on an opposite side of the pixel electrode from the opposite electrode; a selection line utilized to select a pixel; a thin film transistor disposed on the opposite side of the opposite electrode from the pixel electrode as to drive the pixel and utilizing a part of the selection line as a gate thereof; and an interlayer conductor connecting between the thin film transistor and the pixel electrode. The opposite electrode has an opposite electrode hole which allows the interlayer conductor to pass therethrough, and the opposite electrode hole partly overlaps the selection line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kanaya, Daiki Nakajima, Keiichi Yagi
  • Patent number: 8350133
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the corn variety designated CV108997. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CV108997, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CV108997 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to corn seeds and plants produced by crossing plants of variety CV108997 with plants of another variety, such as another inbred line. The invention further relates to the inbred and hybrid genetic complements of plants of variety CV108997.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Lubich
  • Patent number: 8350893
    Abstract: A three-dimensional imaging apparatus 101 for generating an image of a three-dimensional object 111 is disclosed. The 3D-imaging apparatus 101 has two sets 103a, 103b of reflective elements 105, an image-capturing device 107 and a processor. The image-capturing device 107 is for capturing two images using rays emitted from the object 111 and reflected from each of the two sets 103a, 103b of reflective elements 105. The processor is arranged to identify a plurality of sets of matching points in the respective captured images, each set of the matching points having been generated by the respective rays emitted by a single corresponding element of the object 111. For each set of the matching points identified in the respective captured images, the processor is arranged to determine a location of the corresponding element of the object 111. Thus, a three-dimensional image of the object 111 can be generated by the processor using the determined locations of a plurality of elements of the object 111.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Chao Hsu Lee, Jin Xu, Jian Zhang
  • Patent number: 8346678
    Abstract: Described herein is an enabling product that facilitates implementation of an m-commerce business solution. According to an embodiment of the present invention an m-commerce solution includes: a content provider or merchant site that provides products and goods to be purchased; a payment system allowing online authorization of funds to purchase the goods; and a wireless network for all customer interactions. Embodiments described herein perform at least one of the following three functions: 1) protocol conversions; 2) customer information reposing, and 3) payment authorization system interfacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Citicorp Development Center, Inc.
    Inventors: Grigor Markarian, Ramadurai Vaidyanathan, Arun Ahuja, Albert Cohen, Anand Tata
  • Patent number: 8343793
    Abstract: A solid state imaging device including: a plurality of sensor sections formed in a semiconductor substrate in order to convert incident light into an electric signal; a peripheral circuit section formed in the semiconductor substrate so as to be positioned beside the sensor sections; and a layer having negative fixed electric charges that is formed on a light incidence side of the sensor sections in order to form a hole accumulation layer on light receiving surfaces of the sensor sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yuko Ohgishi
  • Patent number: 8344219
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH105639. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH105639, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH105639 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH105639.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Marvin L. Boerboom
  • Patent number: 8344204
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH457359. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH457359, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH457359 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH457359.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Eichelberger, Christopher S. Eichhorn, Charles T. Foresman, Robert J. Getschman, Gregory J. Holland, Roderick D. Lee, Daniel J. Lubich, W. Richard Peterson, Duane A. Potrzeba, Laron L. Peters, Hector Ramirez De Leon, Gary R. Stangland, Walter L. Trevisan
  • Patent number: 8344220
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH115012. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH115012, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH115012 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH115012.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Fufa H. Birru, Richard G. Stelpflug
  • Patent number: 8344218
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH607207. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH607207, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH607207 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH607207.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Daniel J. Lubich
  • Patent number: D673871
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: De Beers Centenary AG
    Inventor: Costantino Papadimitriou
  • Patent number: D673872
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: De Beers Centenary AG
    Inventor: Costantino Papadimitriou