Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 7874208
    Abstract: An improved flow measuring device, such as a mass flow meter or mass flow controller, providing a high turn-down ratio as compared to prior art devices. In accordance with various embodiments of the invention, a flow sensor includes a sensor flow path that includes one or more restrictions configured to provide the sensor flow path with a non-linear relationship between a pressure drop across the sensor flow path and the flow of fluid through the flow sensor conduit. Such a flow sensor preferably achieves a high turn-down ratio by way of a variable bypass ratio that is directly proportional to the sensor tube mass flow rate so that the turn-down ratio of the mass flow controller will be ideally proportional to the square of the turndown achievable by the flow sensor conduit fluid sensing portion alone. In some embodiments, the restriction can be employed as a part of a fluid seal having an orifice and disposed between a flow sensor portion of a flow meter and a bypass portion of the flow meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Brooks Instrument, LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Redemann, Chiun Wang, Thomas Owen Maginnis
  • Patent number: 7840982
    Abstract: A system and method using digital technologies to deliver a live-video-all-call bulletin over a local area network (LAN) in a facility, e.g., a school. The live video overrides all the facility's video-player devices by pausing them. Once the live-feed-video presentation is over, the system returns all of the facilities video players to the same state of operation each was in before the all-call presentation began.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Embarq Holding Company, LLC
    Inventor: Steve B. Owens
  • Patent number: 7838652
    Abstract: The present invention provides polynucleotide molecules comprising a rice actin 1 promoter and a promoter enhancer useful for expressing transgenes in plants. The present invention also provides expression constructs containing the polynucleotide molecules useful for expressing transgenes in plants. The present invention also provides transgenic plants and seeds containing the polynucleotide molecules useful for expressing transgenes in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Timothy W. Conner, Stanislaw Flasinski, Sheng Z. Pang, Jinsong You
  • Patent number: 7829766
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated PM 2141 B2RF. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety PM 2141 B2RF. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the cotton variety PM 2141 B2RF and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety PM 2141 B2RF with itself or another cotton variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Gary Rea, Douglas Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 7829768
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of the tomato variety designated EX01419137. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato variety EX01419137 and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing a plant of tomato variety EX01419137 with itself or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of a plant of tomato variety EX01419137 including the fruit and gametes of such plants. The invention also relates to tomato variety CHI 14-2079. The present invention is also directed to tomato variety CHD 14-2080.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Frantz
  • Patent number: 7829690
    Abstract: Non-coding regulatory element polynucleotide molecules isolated from a nopaline synthase gene and vitopine synthase gene of Agrobacterium vitis are useful for expressing transgenes in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Susan J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7830436
    Abstract: A pre-amplifier (column region unit) of a solid-state imaging device includes a pixel-signal controller. The pixel-signal controller, for each vertical signal line, detects the level of each pixel signal independently by a pixel-signal detector on the output side of a pixel-signal amplifier, and sets a gain independently to the pixel-signal amplifier according to the level of the signal. At a subsequent stage of the solid-state imaging device, an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter and a signal extending unit are provided. The A/D converter digitizes a pixel signal, and the digitized pixel signal is corrected by a gain set to the pixel-signal amplifier with reference to a classification signal from the pixel-signal detector, so that the dynamic range of signals of one screen is extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Sumi, Nobuo Nakamura, Shoji Kawahito
  • Patent number: 7829767
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 04Q035. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 04Q035. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the cotton variety 04Q035 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 04Q035 with itself or another cotton variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Richard Leske
  • Patent number: 7826004
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid crystal display device that includes a liquid crystal panel in a vertically aligned liquid crystal mode, a backlight source placed at the back of the liquid crystal panel to emit white light to the liquid crystal panel, and an optical film placed between the liquid crystal panel and the backlight source and containing dichroic dye aligned in a substantially perpendicular direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Maeda, Toyokazu Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 7826995
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for testing an integrated circuits on devices including a plurality of electrical subassemblies including a plurality of pattern generator, driver, and power boards divided into physical zones with each physical zone including one pattern generator board, at least one driver board, and at least one power board connected to one another; and a configuration file having information representing flow of current through the electrical subassemblies connected to one another in an interconnection scheme, wherein the electrical subassemblies are organized into at least one logical zone, and wherein the logical zone comprises a plurality of pattern generators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Aehr Test Systems
    Inventor: Thomas T. Maenner
  • Patent number: 7826049
    Abstract: An inspection system can support operation in multiple states. For instance, when inspecting an article, such as a semiconductor wafer, the tool can switch between imaging multiple locations using respective detectors to another operating state wherein multiple detectors operating in multiple imaging modes inspect a single location. An inspection system may combine the use of multiple detectors for multiple locations and the use of multiple viewing angles or modes for the same locations and thereby achieve high throughput. The different imaging modes can comprise, for example, different collection angles, polarizations, different spectral bands, different attenuations, different focal positions relative to the wafer, and other different types of imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Applied Materials South East Asia Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Dov Furman, Ehud Tirosh, Shai Silberstein
  • Patent number: 7826977
    Abstract: Systems and methods for high-speed image scanning are disclosed herein One aspect of the invention is directed to a method for high speed image scanning. The method for high speed image scanning includes adjusting an object using a positioning element; directing a portion of an image of the object toward a sensor by positioning a first mirror relative to the object, and by positioning a second mirror relative to the object and the first mirror; controlling the positioning element, the position of the first mirror and the position of the second mirror using a processor; and detecting the portion of the image of the object using the sensor positioned relative to the first mirror and the second mirror. In accord with this method, the first mirror directs the portion of the image of the object in a first direction and the second mirror directs the portion of the image of the object in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Guy Garty, Gerhard Randers-Pehrson, David J. Brenner, Oleksandra V. Lyulko
  • Patent number: 7824810
    Abstract: An electrolytic solution capable of inhibiting self-discharge even under the high temperatures and a battery using the electrolytic solution are provided. A spirally wound electrode body in which a cathode and an anode are wound with a separator in between and spirally wound is included inside the battery can. An electrolytic solution is impregnated in the separator. The electrolytic solution contains ethylene sulfite, vinylene carbonate, LiPF6, and a light metal salt such as lithium difluoro[oxalato-O,O?]borate in a given range. Thereby, the self-discharge can be inhibited even under the high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsaku Ugawa, Yoshikatsu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7825626
    Abstract: A device integrated charger and holder for wireless headsets are provided in the illustrative embodiments. An electronic device integrated holder and charger includes a first holder built into the electronic device to hold an object. A second holder is built into a wireless headset to couple to the first holder. A first set of contacts is accessible from the first holder and is configured to provide electrical power. A second set of contacts is accessible from the second holder and configured to receive electrical power from the first set of contacts when the second holder is coupled to the first holder. A method for holding and charging a device includes fastening a wireless headset to an electronic device, providing electrical power from the device to the wireless headset, and charging a power source in the wireless headset using the electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Embarq Holdings Company LLC
    Inventor: Steven E. Kozisek
  • Patent number: 7825300
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 04T067. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 04T067. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the cotton variety 04T067 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 04T067 with itself or another cotton variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence P. Burdett
  • Patent number: 7824668
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions for attracting stink bugs, which include at least one pheromone and at least one synergist. The synergist is a naturally-occurring phytochemical compound. The pheromone is preferably methyl (2E,4Z)-decadienoate, ethyl (2E,4Z)-decadienoate, methyl (2Z,4E)-decadienoate, or methyl (2E,4E)-decadienoate and the synergist is preferably geraniol. The invention also provides traps containing the composition for attracting stink bugs, and methods for attracting, capturing, killing or sterilizing stink bugs using the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Cotton Incorporated
    Inventor: Gerald H. McKibben
  • Patent number: 7825303
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 04Y288. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 04Y288. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the cotton variety 04Y288 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 04Y288 with itself or another cotton variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Curtis Williams
  • Patent number: 7825301
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 02Z89. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 02Z89. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the cotton variety 02Z89 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 02Z89 with itself or another cotton variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Cynthia C. Green, Dawn E. Fraser
  • Patent number: D626663
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Krestmark Industries, L.P.
    Inventor: Ronald Lee Stephens
  • Patent number: D627803
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: David Jebb