Patents Represented by Attorney Sughrue Mion, PLLC
  • 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: 8352151
    Abstract: An electric current supply control apparatus for a glow plug, and glow plug and the electric current supply control apparatus connected to the glow plug. In a transition state in which the load acting on an engine increases such as at the time of acceleration (S14: YES), an instruction signal which instructs increasing of an EGR amount is transmitted to an ECU (S18). Further, electric current is supplied to a heat generation resistor of a glow plug through resistance PI control (S20), whereby the temperature of the heat generation resistor is stably maintained at a target temperature, and stability of combustion is enhanced. Thus, even at the time of acceleration, generation of NOX can be suppressed effectively by increasing the EGR amount without lowering the engine output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Okinaka, Toshiyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8350018
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Haemophilus parasuis polynucleotides produced by recombinant technology. It also relates to polypeptides that are expressed by said polynucleotides and also to a vaccine against H. parasuis that comprises said polypeptides. In another aspect, the invention also relates to the use of polynucleotides to determine if a strain of H. parasuis is virulent or avirulent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fundacio Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal
    Inventors: Albert Bensaid, Sonia Pina Pedrero, Raquel Rivas Adan, Simone Oliveira, Enric Espuña Maso, Carmen Herrero Molina
  • 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: 8348735
    Abstract: Provided is a game machine allowing a game player to give an instruction to perform predetermined game processing to the game machine and an instruction of the condition of when the predetermined game processing is started. The game machine performs game processing at given time intervals, updates one or more game-related parameters, and causes the update to be reflected on a game screen. A storage unit (50) stores a parameter condition representing the condition of parameters in correspondence with each of a plurality of items of operation information indicating details of an operation for making the game machine execute given game processing. A judging unit (56) judges whether or not the one or more parameters satisfy the parameter condition corresponding to operation information indicating details of a game player's operation. A game processing executing unit (58) starts executing the given game processing in accordance with a judgment made by the judging unit (56).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadakatsu Izumi, Shin Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 8352756
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a volatile storing unit, a nonvolatile storing unit, a processing control unit, a transfer unit and a power controlling unit. The processing control unit controls image processing and writes a result of the control as history information into the volatile storing unit. The transferring unit transfers the history information from the volatile storing unit to the nonvolatile storing unit. The power controlling unit transfers the history information to the transferring unit transfer when detecting an abnormality of the processing control unit based on a communication with the processing control unit, and stops a supply of a power after a passage of a certain time since the detection of the abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhito Konno
  • Patent number: 8349164
    Abstract: The present invention provides a conductive diamond electrode structure for use in electrolytic synthesis of a fluorine-containing material with a fluoride ion-containing molten salt electrolytic bath, which comprises: a conductive electrode feeder; and a conductive diamond catalyst carrier comprising a conductive substrate and a conductive diamond film carried on a surface thereof, wherein the conductive diamond catalyst carrier is detachably attached to the conductive electrode feeder at a portion to be immersed in the electrolytic bath. Also disclosed is an electrolytic synthesis of a fluorine-containing material using the conductive diamond electrode structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Permelec Electrode Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuneto Furuta, Setsuro Ogata, Masaharu Uno
  • Patent number: 8351805
    Abstract: A power saving processing apparatus that includes a processing unit, an output unit and a transition unit is provided. The processing unit is configured to transition from a first state where power is supplied to a second state where power supply is restricted, executes a first process required for such transition before transition from the first state to the second state, and executes a second process to output a first signal after executing the first process. The output unit outputs a second signal after receiving the first signal output from the processing unit, and outputs the second signal when not receiving the first signal output from the processing unit within a predetermined time period after a predetermined time after the first process starts. The transition unit transitions the processing unit to the second state after receiving the second signal output from the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nakaminato, Tsuyoshi Horikawa
  • 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: 8352694
    Abstract: Provided is a method of controlling memory access. In a system including a first layer element executed in a privileged mode having a first priority of permission to access the entire region of a memory and second and third layer elements executed in an unprivileged mode having a second priority of permission to access a partial region of the memory, the method of controlling memory access determines whether the memory is accessible for each page that is an address space unit, based on which mode a layer element currently accessing the memory is executed in between the privileged mode and the unprivileged mode; and determines whether the memory is accessible based on which one of the first, second and third layer elements corresponds to a domain currently being attempted to be accessed from among a plurality of domains of the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-kwan Heo, Chan-ju Park, Sang-bum Suh, Joo-young Hwang, Jae-min Ryu
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 8349879
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound represented by the formula which is useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of diseases related to the action of melatonin, or a salt thereof and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Osamu Uchikawa, Tatsuki Koike, Yasutaka Hoashi, Takafumi Takai
  • Patent number: 8350036
    Abstract: The present invention relates to chemical compounds with anti-cancer and anti-parasite activity. The invention relates, above all, to novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives with specific cytotoxic activity towards human cancer cells and protozoan cells capable of causing parasitic diseases in humans. The invention further relates to chemical compounds to be administered especially to humans and in particular for therapeutic use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Universidade Do Porto
    Inventors: Anabela Cordeiro Da Silva, Joana Alexandra Pinto Da Costa Tavares, Paul Kong Thoo Lin
  • 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: 8350516
    Abstract: A control device controls a switching operation of a switching element such that an AC voltage allowing an AC motor to output torque in accordance with a torque command value is applied to a coil winding of each phase. The control device sets a gate resistance variably between a first pulse voltage at the time of reversal of polarity of the AC voltage and a remaining pulse voltage, in a drive circuit for turning on/off the switching element in response to a switching control signal. By making longer a time period for the first pulse voltage at the time of reversal of polarity to rise, occurrence of partial discharge in a gap between coil windings of respective phases is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeto Takeuchi, Tomotsugu Taira
  • Patent number: 8350426
    Abstract: A voltage regulator negative electrode terminal is mounted to an axially outer end surface of a rear bracket so as to be in a state of electrical connection with the rear bracket by fastening a flange portion to a mounting pedestal of the rear bracket using a voltage regulator fixing second screw. A screw loosening restricting lug is disposed so as to project from a floor portion of a protective cover so as to face the voltage regulator fixing second screw so as to have a predetermined clearance in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori Tanaka, Kyoko Higashino
  • 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