Patents Represented by Attorney Sughrue Mion, PLLC
  • 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: 8349673
    Abstract: A method of producing a plurality of transistors each including a source/drain electrode pair comprising a conductor material and a channel comprising semiconductor material between the source and drain electrodes of said source/drain electrode pair; the method comprising (i) forming over a substrate at least a first layer of said conductor material or a precursor thereto and a second layer of said semiconductor material or a precursor thereto; and (ii) thereafter removing selected portions of at least said first and second layers so as to define at least two adjacent source/drain electrode pairs that are unconnected to each other within said first and second layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Plastic Logic Limited
    Inventors: Paul A. Cain, Carl Hayton, Anoop Menon, Thomas M. Brown
  • Patent number: 8352993
    Abstract: A method for providing viewing information is presented. The method includes displaying a call recipient list including at least one call recipient; and displaying a channel being viewed by each call recipient on the call recipient list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-hyun Park, Ji-eun Kim, Hyun-jin Kim, Sung-baik Jo, Il-kown Kim
  • 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: 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: 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: 8351351
    Abstract: Provided is a multimedia data generation method which includes allocating one or more pieces of image object information to each of a plurality of nodes, generating a scene tree by linking nodes according to correlation between the object information allocated to each node, and adding an event execution level attribute to each node, wherein the event execution level attribute determines whether to execute an event by using the image object information allocated to each node, thereby generating multimedia data in which the added event execution level attribute is represented with a scene description language and recorded on an area of a scene descriptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sun-hee Youm
  • Patent number: 8347846
    Abstract: A vehicle control system 10 includes a water pump 23 with an electromagnetic clutch, an oil relief device 25, an OCV 26, a water temperature sensor 31, and an ECU 11. The ECU 11 causes the electromagnetic clutch of the water pump 23 to be disengaged on the basis of the detection result detected by the water temperature sensor 31, and stops the coolant circulation. The ECU 11 instructs the OCV 26 to adjust the lubricant pressure to low by an oil relief device 25. The ECU 11 determines whether or not the adjustment of the lubricant pressure to low by the oil relief device 25 is stopped on the basis of the detection result detected by the water temperature sensor 31 when the engagement of the electromagnetic clutch of the water pump 23 continues for a given period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, Toshihisa Sugiyama, Katuhiko Arisawa, Kenichi Yamada, Kunihiko Hayashi, Akihito Hosoi, Syusaku Sugamoto
  • Patent number: 8350553
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to generate a reference voltage that is stable in relation to manufacturing process variations, by matching the operating regions of the MOSFETs contributing to generation of the reference voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: National University Corporation Hokkaido University
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hirose, Tetsuya Asai, Yoshihito Amemiya, Kenichi Ueno
  • 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: 8350306
    Abstract: A wiring substrate in which a capacitor is provided, the capacitor comprising a capacitor body including a plurality of dielectric layers and internal electrode layers provided between the different dielectric layers, wherein said capacitor body has, in at least one side face of said capacitor body, recesses extending in a thickness direction of said capacitor body from at least one of a first principal face of said capacitor body and a second principal face positioned on the side opposite to the first principal face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motohiko Sato, Kazuhiro Hayashi, Kenji Murakami, Motonobu Kurahashi, Yusuke Kaieda, Jun Otsuka, Manabu Sato
  • Patent number: 8350068
    Abstract: A process is described for the purification of estolides for subsequent use as lubricants. This purification process comprises the removal of free fatty acids present in the estolide by liquid-liquid extraction using an alcohol, preferably ethanol or methanol, as solvent, where the total acid number of the estolide after purification is less than 1 mg KOH/g of sample, which endows it with characteristics of oxidation stability suitable for its use as a lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.-Petrobras
    Inventors: Danielle de Oliveira Rosas, Bauer Costa Ferrera, Denise Diniz Leite
  • Patent number: 8350660
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrostatic discharge protector capable of taking measures for electrostatic discharge against electronic wiring boards having various designs freely, simply and easily, having excellent accuracy of regulating an operating voltage and capable of being downsized and decreased on its cost, and also provides a resin composition for a discharge gap capable of preparing the electrostatic discharge protector. The resin composition for filling a discharge gap of an electrostatic discharge protector comprises a resin having a urethane structure represented by the formula (1): wherein plural R's are each independently an alkylene group of 1 to 18 carbon atoms, X is a bivalent organic group and m and n are each independently an integer of 1 to 20. The electrostatic discharge protector is obtainable by filling the discharge gap with the resin composition. The discharge gap has a width of 2 to 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Mina Onishi, Yoshimitsu Ishihara
  • Patent number: 8351825
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided and includes: an image forming unit that forms an image on an image carrier with a transparent material and a coloring material; a controller that controls an order of an image forming with the transparent material and an image forming with the coloring material to be different between in an image portion and in a non-image portion in an image forming region on the image carrier; and a transferring unit that transfers the image formed on the image carrier onto a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Kimura, Tomoshi Hara, Masahiko Kubo, Toshihiro Matsumoto, Nobukazu Takahashi
  • 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: 8352471
    Abstract: The proximate data selecting unit (photographing time distance base proximate data selecting unit) selects, as a proximate photograph, a photograph having a photographing time satisfying constraint on a time distance from a determination time determined in each adjacent photographs block as a time block sandwiched by photographing times of two photographs adjacent to each other in a group of photographs aligned in the order of photographing based on time series photographing time information and outputs proximate data designation information for designating photographing time data of the proximate photograph. The group boundary determining unit detects a change of a photographing disposition in each adjacent photographs block by using photographing time data of a proximate photograph at a determination time in each adjacent photographs block which is designated by the proximate data designation information, thereby determining whether there exists a boundary of a group in each adjacent photographs block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Ryoma Oami
  • 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: 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: 8352820
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method of forming at least one ARQ PDU from an ARQ service data unit (SDU), the ARQ PDU comprising a header portion and a data portion, and the method including selective addition of a Length Indicator field to the said header portion responsive to the determination of the presence in the PDU of the last bit of an ARQ SDU and if a HARQ PDU is formed of a plurality of ARQ PDUs wherein the last of the ARQ PDUs is arranged not to include an LI within its header if it is found not to be carrying the last bit of the ARQ SDU and LI will be added to all other ARQ PDUs though they are not carrying last bit of ARQ SDU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Sreelakshmi Gollapudi
  • Patent number: 8347560
    Abstract: A modular assembly capable of converting from a shipping container configuration into a building unit, and from a building unit into a shipping container configuration. From the shipping container configuration, a plurality of frame panels and unit panels moveably connected to a frame of the modular assembly are selectively positioned to form the floors, walls, and ceilings of the building unit configuration thereby forming a living and/or commercial structure complete with electrical, water and sewage connections. The assembly may include an automated erection system, which may include a system of electric motors, gears, pulleys, cables, automated mechanical arms and electronic controls, located within the container structure of the modular assembly, and which interact with a plurality of frame panels and unit panels to deploy and retract the plurality of frame panels and unit panels for constructing the shipping container configuration and building unit configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Modular Container Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Janos B. Gyory, Istvan Gyory