Patents Represented by Attorney Sughrue Mion, PLLC
  • Patent number: 8349500
    Abstract: There are provided a solvent for dissolving an electrolyte salt of lithium secondary battery comprising at least one fluorine-containing solvent (I) selected from the group consisting of a fluorine-containing ether, a fluorine-containing ester and fluorine-containing chain carbonate, 1,2-dialkyl-1,2-difluoroethylene carbonate (II) and other carbonate (III), a non-aqueous electrolytic solution comprising the solvent and an electrolyte salt, and a lithium secondary battery using the non-aqueous electrolytic solution. The solvent for dissolving an electrolyte salt provides a lithium secondary battery being excellent particularly in discharge capacity, rate characteristic and cycle characteristic and has enhanced incombustibility (safety) and the non-aqueous electrolytic solution comprises the solvent and an electrolyte salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Meiten Koh, Hideo Sakata, Hitomi Nakazawa, Akiyoshi Yamauchi, Akinori Tani
  • Patent number: 8351631
    Abstract: Provided is an enclosure including a rear chamber, a speaker unit chamber disposed adjacent to the rear chamber and connected to the rear chamber such that air flows between the speaker unit chamber and the rear chamber, a front chamber disposed adjacent to the speaker unit chamber and connected to the speaker unit chamber such that air flows between the speaker unit chamber and the front chamber, and a duct having a first side connected to the front chamber such that air flows between the front chamber and the duct and a second side opened to the outside, wherein the rear chamber, the speaker unit chamber, the front chamber, and the duct are disposed between a first plate and a second plate that are spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyeong-tae Lee, Jong-bae Kim
  • Patent number: 8348694
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device into which a card having a connection terminal is inserted. The electronic device includes a circuit board; a card connector which is mounted at a circumference of the circuit board and includes a signal terminal; and a card guiding unit which guides the card during insertion of the card to couple the connection terminal and the signal terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-il Kah
  • Patent number: 8350999
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid-crystal display device comprising a front-side polarizing element, a rear-side polarizing element, a liquid-crystal cell, a front-side retardation region, and a rear-side retardation region composed of one or more retardation layers disposed between the rear-side polarizing element and the liquid-crystal cell wherein retardation along the thickness direction of the front-side retardation region and the rear-side retardation region, Rthfront (?), and Rthrear (?), and the internal haze of the front-side retardation region and the rear-side retardation region, Hzfron and Hzrear, satisfy the following formula (1) or (2): Rthfront (?)>Rthrear(?), and Hzfront<Hzrear, ??(1) Rthfront (?)<Rthrear (?), and Hzfron>Hzrear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 8351064
    Abstract: An image output instruction apparatus includes an output condition reception section and an output instruction section. The output condition reception section receives, for each predetermined range of a document to be output, a setting of an output condition concerning an image output process. The output instruction section provides a first output instruction to a first image forming apparatus based on the output conditions for the respective predetermined ranges received by the output condition reception section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime Kajiyama
  • Patent number: 8350104
    Abstract: To provide a method for catalytically cracking waste plastics wherein the efficiency in decomposition is high; even polyethylene composed of linear chain molecules difficult in decomposition is decomposable at a low temperature and decomposed residue is hardly produced; the process is simple since dechlorination can be achieved at the same time with catalytically cracking waste plastics in one reaction vessel; and oil fractions can be recovered at 50% or more on a net yield basis. The method for catalytically cracking waste plastics of the present invention has a constitution in which waste plastics are loaded as a raw material into a granular FCC catalyst heated to a temperature range from 350° C. to 500° C. inside a reaction vessel, thereby decomposing and gasifying the waste plastics in contact with the FCC catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement of Industry, Science and Technology
    Inventors: Kaoru Fujimoto, Xiaohong Li
  • Patent number: 8351709
    Abstract: A projection height measuring method measures the height of a projection having a conical shape, formed on the surface of a workpiece. The area having the projection is imaged at an angle of depression. A projection area is extracted by classifying an area in the image into a bright area, a dark area and an intermediate area. From these, an area composed of the bright area and the dark area indicates the projection area, and the intermediate area indicates the work area. The length of the bottom surface diameter the length of a generatrix of the projection area are determined. The height of the projection is calculated based on the two lengths and the angle of depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenta Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8349467
    Abstract: The present invention provides metal nanowires including at least silver, and a metal other than silver, wherein the metal other than silver has a standard electrode potential more positive than the standard electrode potential of silver, and the metal nanowires have a long-axis length of 1 ?m or more and a short-axis length of 300 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Naoi
  • Patent number: 8347707
    Abstract: Provided is a flow rate measuring apparatus which suppresses deformation of a base main body due to vibration of a pipe so as to be able to reduce occurrence of disconnection of wires due to the vibration of the pipe. The flow rate measuring apparatus includes a bonding portion (16) corresponding to a deformation suppression portion provided between an inner wall surface (17a) of a flange (17) of a base (11) and an outer circumferential wall surface (6a) of a cover (6) covering a circuit board (5), which is opposed to the inner wall surface (17a), for connecting the flange (17) and the cover (6) to suppress the deformation of a base main body (32) of the base (11) due to vibration of an intake pipe (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Uramachi, Koji Tanimoto, Yuji Ariyoshi, Masahiro Kawai, Shinichiro Hidaka, Naoyuki Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 8352698
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a memory that stores a process identifier for identifying a process uniquely, a virtual address which is an address of a memory space available in the process, a physical address corresponding to the virtual address, and a continuous memory capacity assigned to the process so as to be associated with each other; and a memory capacity setting section that, when changing a process to an executable state, sets the continuous memory capacity to be stored in the memory. The memory capacity setting section determines the continuous memory capacity based on: a memory capacity that the process requires; a memory capacity of an unused continuous region in a physical memory; and a memory capacity based on restriction of memory size dependent on a central processing unit in a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Higuchi, Yuki Tsuchitoi, Masafumi Ono
  • Patent number: 8350593
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor chip operating at a first power supply voltage and a second semiconductor chip operating at a second power supply voltage lower than the first power supply voltage to supply the second power supply voltage to the first semiconductor chip. The semiconductor chips according to the present invention are conveniently used for fabrication of the semiconductor device. The first semiconductor chip includes an output circuit including a first transistor and a second transistor, interconnected in series and turned on or off complementarily. The output circuit outputs a signal to a first external output terminal. The first semiconductor chip also includes a third transistor connected in series with the first and second transistors and having a gate electrode connected to a second output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoaki Isozaki
  • Patent number: 8349749
    Abstract: An optical glass having a refractive index nd of 1.70 or greater and an Abbé number of 50 or greater. Given as mole percentages, it comprises: B2O3 (20 to 80 percent), SiO2 (0 to 30 percent), Li2O (1 to 25 percent), ZnO (0 to 20 percent), La2O3 (4 to 30 percent), Gd2O3 (1 to 25 percent), Y2O3 (0 to 20 percent), ZrO2 (0 to 5 percent), MgO (0 to 25 percent), CaO (0 to 15 percent), and SrO (0 to 10 percent), with the combined quantity of the above components being 97 percent or greater. The molar ratio of {ZnO/(La2O3+Gd2O3+Y2O3)} is 0.8 or less and the molar ratio of {(CaO+SrO+BaO)/(La2O3+Gd2O3+Y2O3)} is 0.8 or less. Ta2O5 may be incorporated as an optional component, with the molar ratio {(ZrO2+Ta2O5)/(La2O3+Gd2O3+Y2O3)} being 0.4 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8351339
    Abstract: A method for Bluetooth on-demand routing, and network formation, and a communication method of a Bluetooth group ad hoc network. With respect to a Bluetooth network system that has a source node, a destination node and a plurality of independent nodes, the method includes the forward and the backward path set-up steps. In the forward path set-up step, the source node sends out a route request message, thus setting up multi forward paths towards the source node and the destination node. In the backward path set-up step, the destination node in receipt of the route request message sends out a route reply message to the source node through one of the set forward paths, thus setting up a backward path. Through the set backward path, a route is formed as the most suitable path between the source node and the destination node to save battery power and provide broader bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bin Zhen, Myung-jong Lee
  • Patent number: 8352985
    Abstract: Provided are method of storing broadcast contents, a method of displaying stored broadcast contents and an apparatus therefor. In method of storing the broadcast contents by analyzing the received broadcast contents, grouping the contents that are similar to each other, and arranging the contents sequentially in time, the method includes classifying a broadcasting signal received from an external broadcast contents provider into an unit segment of a first item, determining at least one keyword representing the first item that is classified into the unit segment, storing the first item as a sub-ordinate item of a first sub contents group according to the determined keywords, and arranging the first sub contents group including the stored first item sequentially in time, so that the progress of specific broadcast contents can be easily identified by each time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-ho Ryu, Hee-seon Park, Il-hwan Choi, Yoon-hee Choi, Dong-joon Hyun
  • Patent number: 8350177
    Abstract: An electric discharge machining device that performs processing by applying a voltage pulse to space between the processing electrode and the workpiece and suitably switching the polarity of the voltage pulse attains both desired processing accuracy and desired controllability. The electric discharge machining device is provided with the first to fourth switching elements. The controlling unit that controls these switching elements, when setting a period time in which the first switching element is turned on, a period of time in which the fourth switching element is in an on-state in the same period, and, when setting a period time in which the second switching element is turned on, a period of time in which the third switching element is in an on-state in the same period so that a desired voltage pulse is applied to the space between the processing electrode and the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Hashimoto, Koichiro Hattori, Takashi Yuzawa, Yoshikazu Ukai
  • Patent number: 8351860
    Abstract: Provided are a communication method and apparatus for communicating between remote devices, in which a first device determines whether a second device is located within a second distance in which the second device can communicate with the first device via a third device and a fourth device which are remote devices relaying communication between the first and second devices, and then communicates with the second device according to the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pil-seung Yang, Bo-hyun Kyung
  • Patent number: 8351401
    Abstract: A code sequence transmission method capable of improving system throughput and user throughput by improving power utilization efficiencies of a control channel and a data channel including a plurality of signals having different required qualities is provided. In a mobile station, a bit sequence of a TFCI is transmitted within one frame a plurality of times repeatedly, the bit sequence of each TFCI is multiplied by one bit of a bit sequence of an SI, a multiplication result is transmitted. It is thereby possible to transmit both the TFCI and the SI without providing a signal field of the SI in each frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Nahoko Kuroda, Jinsock Lee
  • Patent number: D673993
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromi Yanagi, Makoto Isozaki
  • Patent number: D674081
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Teijin Pharma Limited
    Inventors: Keiko Omura, Shinya Fujimoto, Akito Nishijima
  • Patent number: RE43913
    Abstract: There is provided a simple and easy method of preparation of a positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous secondary battery which comprises a compound comprising lithium, nickel and manganese and having a layered structure. Said method comprises firing a mixture of (1) at least one member selected from the group consisting of dinickel trioxide and boron compounds and (2) one or more metal compounds comprising lithium, nickel and manganese as their metal elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kenji Nakane, Hiroshi Inukai