Patents Represented by Attorney Sughrue Mion, PLLC
  • Patent number: 8351077
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit, a search unit, a determination unit, a conversion unit and an output unit. The receiving unit receives a command for forming an image. The search unit searches for color designation information that designates specific color information and is included in the received command. The determination unit determines a type of the color information designated by the color designation information found by the search. The conversion unit converts the color designation information into information conforming to a common expression rule, based on a conversion rule that is set for each type of the color information. The output unit outputs the information obtained by the converting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Nishide
  • Patent number: 8349278
    Abstract: Apparatus (1) for withdrawing respective liquid samples from vials (2) which are closed by closure caps (4) includes a plurality of racks (7) for accommodating the vials (2). A device (10) including a housing (25) is slideably carried on a gantry (9) which in turn is slideably carried on guide tracks (12) to provide two degrees of movement of the device (10) for selective alignment of the device (10) with the vials (2). An abutment member (43) is driven vertically by a second gearwheel (51) by a drive shaft (27) through a first gearwheel (40) and a dog clutch (52). A cannula which is secured within a first gear rack (33) is driven vertically by the first gearwheel (40). On engagement of the abutment member (43) with the closure cap (4) of the selected vial (2), the clutch (52) decouples the second gearwheel (51) from the first gearwheel (40) so that the cannula (28) is urgeable through the closure cap (4) into the vial (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: TCOAG Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Ronan Patrick O'Caoimh, James Walsh, Brendan Kevin Farrell, Rory Peter Nealon, Josef Georg Hubert Wiehe
  • Patent number: 8349941
    Abstract: The invention relates to a specific and novel use of a molding compound having the following constituents: (A) between 30 and 100 wt. % of a polyamide mixture containing (A1) between 50 and 95 wt. % of an aliphatic, partially crystalline homopolyamide or copolyamide or a mixture of such polyamides, and (A2) between 5 and 50 wt. % of a transparent homopolyamide or copolyamide or a mixture of such polyamides; and (B) between 0 and 70 wt. % of filling and reinforcing materials, and optionally auxiliary materials and additives. According to the invention, the molding compound can be used to produce a molded part for drinking water, especially a container or a line, in which, depending on the use, at least some regions of the processed molding compound are essentially directly exposed to the drinking water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: EMS-Patent AG
    Inventor: Georg Stoppelmann
  • 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: 8351956
    Abstract: A method for redirecting communication requests made by user equipment (6,8) to an access point (2) in a cellular communication system is disclosed. The access point (2) has a shorter communication range than a macrocell in the system. The method comprises the steps of; sending a communication request from user equipment to the access point (2); determining whether the access point (2) has reached a maximum capacity; sending a communication rejection signal to the user equipment (6,8) if the access point (2) has reached maximum capacity; and redirecting the communication request into the macrocell in which the access point (2) is positioned wherein the macrocell and femtocell operate at the same frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Ajay Vachhani
  • Patent number: 8351502
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adaptively selecting a context model for entropy coding and a video decoder are provided. A method of coding a residual prediction flag indicating whether residual data for an enhancement layer block of a multi-layered video signal is predicted from residual data for a lower layer block corresponding to the residual data for the enhancement layer block includes the steps of calculating the energy of the residual data for the lower layer block, determining a coding method for the residual prediction flag according to the energy, and coding the residual prediction flag using the determined coding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bae-keun Lee, Kyo-hyuk Lee, Sang-chang Cha, Woo-jin Han
  • Patent number: 8352647
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a user position information obtaining unit and an input availability control unit. The user position information obtaining unit obtains user position information corresponding to a position of a user. The input/output availability control unit control an availability of information between an input/output unit and a storage unit disposed at a position away from the user based on the obtained user position information, input/output unit being configured to receive information from the storage unit or being configured to output information to the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Maezawa
  • Patent number: 8349535
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition includes (A) a resin containing the repeating units of formulae (I), (II) and (III) that when acted on by an acid, becomes soluble in an alkali developer, and (B) a compound that when irradiated with actinic rays or radiation, generates a fluorine-containing acid, wherein each of R1 independently represents a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted methyl group, R2 represents a halogen atom, an optionally substituted alkyl group, an optionally substituted cycloalkyl group, an optionally substituted aryl group or an optionally substituted aralkyl group, and n is an integer of 0 to 5, provided that when n is 2 or greater, multiple R2s may be identical to or different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kana Fujii, Takamitsu Tomiga, Toru Tsuchihashi, Kazuyoshi Mizutani, Jiro Yokoyama, Shinichi Sugiyama, Shuji Hirano, Toru Fujimori
  • Patent number: 8349448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet including: a laminated structure in which a light-shielding layer, a white or silver layer, and a colored layer are laminated in this order; and at least one pressure-sensitive adhesive layer as at least one surface layer, in which at least one surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet has L* of 30 or more and C* of 3 or more, L* representing a luminosity and C* representing a chromaticness, and in which the pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet as a whole has a transmittance of a light having a wavelength of 550 nm of 0.3% or less. The pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet of the invention is excellent in light-shielding property irrespective of the thinness thereof as well as in decorativity due to the surface thereof that is colored with a bright color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Yokoyama, Shinji Inokuchi
  • 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: 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: 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: 8349420
    Abstract: A sealed packing body comprising a packing body made from a laminated material and a sealing member for sealing the packing body; wherein the laminated material includes a base material layer, a thermoplastic resin layer containing an iron powder, and a thermoplastic resin layer which permits a laser beam to pass through, at least the surface of the sealing member which comes in contact with the packing body comprising a thermoplastic resin which permits the laser beam to pass through; and the surfaces of the packing body and the sealing member coming in contact are sealed together by laser welding. It is, therefore, allowed to effectively utilize the iron powder that has, heretofore, been utilized as an oxygen absorber of the packing containers and to efficiently conduct the laser welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Shinozaki, Shoichi Inaba, Yoshiaki Shinagawa, Jiro Iida
  • Patent number: 8349992
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermosetting resin having a benzoxazine ring structure represented by the following formula (I): wherein X is a residue of a diol compound having a molecular weight or a number average molecular weight in terms of polystyrene measured by GPC of 5,000 or less; Y is a residue of a diamine compound; and n is an integer of 2 to 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Eguchi, Kazuo Doyama
  • Patent number: 8349212
    Abstract: A white light emitting device capable of expanding the wavelength range of a blue LED used for realizing white light. The white light emitting device according to the present invention includes a blue LED and a mixture of orange phosphor and green phosphor disposed above the blue LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chul Soo Yoon, Jong Rak Sohn, Il Woo Park
  • Patent number: 8352345
    Abstract: In order to allow a user to quickly select a stock name with a stock price transition of a desired pattern from among a large number of stock names, a stock name search device includes: a similarity calculation unit (60) for calculating a similarity between a stock price transition handwritten-inputted by the user and each of stock price transitions of a plurality of stock names; a stock name list generation unit (66) for selecting some of the plurality of stock names based on the similarity and generating a list of the selected stock names; and an output unit (68) for outputting information concerning the selected stock names.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Noriaki Okamura
  • Patent number: 8348658
    Abstract: A Blow-mold assembly for the manufacturing of containers, comprising: A mold having a sidewall defining a mold cavity and provided with a channel for the circulation of a heating or cooling fluid, said channel having, on an outer face of the mold, an fluid inlet port and a fluid outlet port; A plug provided with a fluid supply line and a fluid discharge line; Wherein said mold and said plug are provided with complementary connection elements configured to provide removable connection of the plug to the mold with simultaneous connection of the supply line to the inlet port and connection of the discharge line to the outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sidel Participations
    Inventor: Daniel Dagorn
  • Patent number: 8349997
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a block copolymer which comprises two or more blocks composed of aromatic units having different basic structures from each other and has a high molecular weight, a narrow chain length distribution and a narrow molecular weight distribution. Also disclosed is a block copolymer produced by the method. The method for producing a block copolymer comprises the step of sequentially reacting two or more aromatic compounds which are selected from aromatic compounds represented by a specific general formula and are different in the group Ar, in the presence of a nickel complex containing a phosphine compound represented by a specific general formula or a palladium complex containing a phosphine compound represented by a specific general formula to thereby form blocks comprising the aromatic compounds sequentially, wherein the two or more aromatic compounds are reacted in descending order of parameter of aromatic ring charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Tsutomu Yokozawa, Hideyuki Higashimura, Tomohisa Temma
  • Patent number: 8349683
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a capacitor comprising, as one electrode, an electric conductor having formed on the surface thereof a dielectric layer and, as the other electrode, a semiconductor layer formed on the electric conductor by energization using the electric conductor as the anode, wherein fine protrusions are formed on the dielectric layer before energization; a capacitor produced by the method thereof having a good capacitance appearance factor and a low ESR; and an electronic circuit and an electronic device using the capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventor: Kazumi Naito
  • Patent number: 8348706
    Abstract: A power contact includes a base, a mating conductor including a mating portion electrically mating with a mating power contact and an opposite mounting portion, and a fixing member for fixing the mating conductor and the base together. The base defines a mounting hole extending along a first direction and a fixing hole in communication with the mounting hole and extending along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The mounting portion is inserted into the mounting hole, and defines an opening hole extending along the second direction. The fixing member is inserted into the opening hole and the fixing hole to fix the mating conductor and the base together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Hung-Chi Tai, Yung-Ghih Hung, Chun-Jen Cheng