Patents Represented by Attorney Squire Sanders (US) LLP
  • Patent number: 8350541
    Abstract: There is provided a control circuit including a sampling controller configured to sample an output voltage of a power converter at an appropriate time slot by opening a control loop. A soft-start circuit configured to enable soft-starting of an internal soft-start reference voltage to start from the sampled output voltage and to control the internal soft-start reference voltage to a predetermined target value in order to pre-charge the output voltage close to an input voltage level, or to continue charging the output voltage to a predetermined output voltage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Martti Ojanen, Janne Tiisanoja
  • Patent number: 8349392
    Abstract: A printed material as an embodiment of the invention comprising; a substrate; partition walls for partitioning the surface of the substrate into a plurality of regions; and an ink film formed by printing method using a printing apparatus in the plurality of regions, in which the partition wall comprises an ink repellent material containing a resin binder and an ink repellent agent, and the ink repellent agent is a compound having a site showing a compatibility with the resin binder and a site having an ink repellency, the critical surface tension of the partition wall is from 24 to 30 mN/m, and the number average molecular weight of the ink repellent agent is from 40,000 to 100,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Miura, Daisuke Koiso
  • Patent number: 8351884
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program for controlling diversity reception in a radio receiver are provided. The radio receiver is configured to either activate or disable the diversity reception according to an application type of an application requesting transfer of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Harri Posti, Risto Timisjärvi
  • Patent number: 8352273
    Abstract: There is provided a device for performing interaction between a user and a machine. The device includes a plurality of domains corresponding to a plurality of stages in the interaction. Each of the domains has voice comprehension means which understands the content of the user's voice. The device includes: means for recognizing the user's voice; means for selecting a domain enabling the best voice comprehension results as ht domain; means for referencing task knowledge of the domain and extracting a task correlated to the voice comprehension result; means for obtaining a sub task sequence correlated to the extracted task; means for setting the first sub task of the sub task sequence as the sub task and updating the domain to which the sub task belongs as the domain; means for extracting a behavior or sub task end flag correlated to the voice comprehension result and the subtask; and means for causing the machine to execute the extracted behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mikio Nakano
  • Patent number: 8349520
    Abstract: This invention discloses a catalyst layer which is formed at first incorporating sulfonated amorphous carbons and later the sulfonated amorphous carbons are removed. In addition, said sulfonated amorphous carbons show 13C NMR spectrum which has chemical shifts indicating carbons of a condensed aromatic 6-membered ring to which sulfonic groups are attached and are not attached respectively, and a powder X-ray diffraction spectrum which has a peak corresponding to the carbon's (002) plane at 5-30 degrees of half-value width (2?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kohei Shiramizu
  • Patent number: 8349389
    Abstract: A stent fixture for supporting a stent during the application of a coating substance is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Harold, Antonio Garcia, Andrew Tochterman
  • Patent number: 8350442
    Abstract: To provide a power plant which makes it possible to make the power plant more compact in size, reduce manufacturing costs thereof, and improve the degree of freedom in design. The power plant 1 comprises an engine 3, and first and second rotating machines 10 and 20, and drives front wheels 4 by motive power from these. The first rotating machine 10 includes first and second rotors 14 and 15, and a stator 16, and is configured such that a ratio between the number of armature magnetic poles generated in the stator 16, the number of magnetic poles of the first rotor 14, and the number of soft magnetic material cores 15a of the second rotor 15 becomes 1:m:(1+m)/2 (m?1.0).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigemitsu Akutsu, Satoyoshi Oya, Kota Kasaoka, Noriyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 8351423
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for page-mode messaging. The method includes determining whether a page-mode message exceeds a predetermined size limit. The method further includes sending, using a terminal, the page-mode message using a session-mode messaging mechanism when it is determined that the page-mode message exceeds the predetermined size limit, with an indication indicating that a session-mode is for the page-mode message. Further, the method includes applying, using the terminal, a session description protocol to initiate a session in the session-mode messaging mechanism, and adding, using the terminal, the indication to a header of a session initiation message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Arto Leppisaari, Jari Mutikainen, Pekka Kuure, Adamu Haruna
  • Patent number: 8349350
    Abstract: A polymer coating for medical devices based on a polyolefin derivative. A variety of polymers are described to make coatings for medical devices, particularly, for drug delivery stents. The polymers include homo-, co-, and terpolymers having at least one olefin-derived unit and at least one unit derived from vinyl alcohol, allyl alcohol and derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Dirk Pacetti
  • Patent number: 8349388
    Abstract: A stent mounting device and a method of coating a stent using the device are provided. The mandrel is made from or is coated with a hydrophobic or hydrophilic material, depending on the type of coating composition that is employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip S. Yip, Fuh-Wei Tang, Anthony Andreacchi
  • Patent number: 8350988
    Abstract: The present invention provides an anti-glare film which has <1> sufficient anti-reflection properties, <2> a high level of contrast and <3> strong antifouling properties. A surface of an anti-glare layer of the anti-glare film of the present invention has a concave-convex structure, an arithmetic mean roughness (Ra) according to JIS B0601-1994 in the range of 0.02-0.2 ?m when a cut-off wavelength (?c) is 0.8 mm, and a surface free energy in the range of 15-25 mN/m. In addition, a haze of the anti-glare layer of the anti-glare film of the present invention is in the range of 1.0-5.0%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kae Tochigi, Yusuke Tochigi, Yasushi Yabuhara
  • Patent number: 8352897
    Abstract: A pin placement determining method includes calculating a waveform deterioration amount of wires from a noise amount of the wires and wiring loss of the wires, the wires being coupled to a connector on a printed board, comparing the calculated waveform deterioration amount of the wires to an evaluation criteria, evaluating the wires in which the waveform deterioration amount exceeds the evaluation criteria, and replacing corresponding pins of the connectors to which the wires that have been evaluated as exceeding the evaluation criteria are coupled with replacement pins of connectors that have a low noise amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Daita Tsubamoto
  • Patent number: 8343529
    Abstract: An implantable drug delivery medical device with alternating hydrophilic and amphiphilic polymer layers and methods of using for the treatment of vascular disease are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Syed F. A. Hossainy, Mikael O. Trollsas, Lothar W. Kleiner
  • Patent number: 8343969
    Abstract: This invention relates to a bromo-phenyl substituted thiazolyl dihydropyrimidine, its preparation method and use as a medicament for treating and preventing hepatitis B infections. The invention also relates to a composition comprising the dihydropyrimidine, one or more antiviral agents and, optionally, an immunomodulator for treating and preventing HBV infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sunshine Lake Pharma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Siegfried Goldman, Jing Li, Yi Song Liu
  • Patent number: 8342724
    Abstract: A rear combination lamp includes a reflector 102, a tail lamp bulb 82 and a tail/stop lamp bulb 83 attached to the reflector 102, and a lens 91 disposed rearward of the bulbs 82, 83 and attached to a tail lamp reflector portion 103. When the rear combination lamp is attached to a motorcycle, the lens 91 is provided to be inclined obliquely rearwardly and upwardly. An upper half portion of the lens 91 is formed to have a cut-lens portion 92, as a uniform-light-emission design surface, processed with projections and depressions in a vehicle width direction. A lower half portion of the lens 91 is formed to have a clear lens portion 93, as a clear lens surface, disposed frontward, in a vehicle body, of an extension line 132 of the cut-lens portion 92.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Hotei, Satoshi Kogo, Hayato Ohashi
  • Patent number: 8345541
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an S-CSCF receiving a terminating request associated with a called user and executing services for the called user. The S-CSCF determines an indication in Session Case indicating originating services handling in call forwarding situation, and based on this executes a subset of services for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks Oy
    Inventors: Alexander Milinski, Jiadong Shen, Jozsef Varga
  • Patent number: 8344936
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose systems and methods for providing an avionics overlay data link. Through embodiments of the present invention, existing ATC (or other) modulated signals using existing frequencies (or other frequencies) may be utilized to transmit (e.g., from an aircraft transponder) additional information in a manner that does not render the transmitted signal unrecognizable by legacy ATC equipment. In various embodiments, legacy equipment may demodulate and decode information that was encoded in the transmitted signal in accordance with preexisting standard modulation formats, and updated equipment can also extract the additional information that was overlaid on transmitted signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems LLC
    Inventor: Gregory T. Stayton
  • Patent number: 8345662
    Abstract: A method of providing content attributing during an ongoing conversation includes receiving an assignment of an attribute to a selected portion of content from the ongoing conversation, and asynchronously delivering the selected portion to selected recipients based on the attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Tarkiainen, Jan Blom, Petri Piippo, Jyri Virtanen
  • Patent number: 8343003
    Abstract: A joint driving apparatus for a robot comprises an oscillating internally meshing reduction mechanism, a center shaft member, a ring portion, and an oil seal disposed between the ring portion and the center shaft member. The oscillating internally meshing reduction mechanism is fixed to a first member and rotates the second member relatively with respect to the first member. An output member is arranged at the side of an external gear in an axial direction so as to output a relative rotation of an internal gear with the external gear. The center shaft member is fixed to the output member, and has a shaft portion extending up to the side opposite to the external gear in the axial direction of the output member. The ring portion is integrally formed with the first member and faces to the shaft portion of the center shaft member. The oil seal is disposed between the ring portion and the shaft portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Tamenaga
  • Patent number: 8343568
    Abstract: A stent fixture for supporting a stent during formation of a coating is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yung-Ming Chen, Allan Bradshaw, Philip C. Foreman, Greg Teaby