Patents Represented by Attorney Sughrue Mion, PLLC
  • Patent number: 8348102
    Abstract: A fluid product dispensing device has a reservoir containing fluid and dispenser head with a dispensing orifice. The reservoir moves relative to the dispenser head to cause dispensation. The reservoir is moved by a lateral actuator that pivots in relation to the dispenser head which in turn pivots an actuator link that is located in the middle of the lateral actuator which in turn is in contact with the reservoir itself. As the lateral actuator moves, the actuator link pivots and moves the reservoir closer to the dispensing head, which causes dispensation as desired by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tebro S.A.
    Inventor: Guiseppe Stradella
  • 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: 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: 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: 8349425
    Abstract: A biaxially stretched polyester bottle of which a central part of a bottle body portion satisfies at least either (1) that an elongation in the circumferential direction is larger than an elongation in the longitudinal direction in the tensile test at room temperature or (2) that an orientation parameter in the circumferential direction is smaller than an orientation parameter in the longitudinal direction in the Raman spectrometry. Despite the body portion having an average thickness as small as 250 ?m or less, the bottle has a drop impact resistance while exhibiting excellent appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Fujikawa, Kouji Maeda, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • 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: 8348095
    Abstract: A dose counter for a fluid dispenser device, said counter including a first rotary counter element (410) forming a units wheel, and a second rotary counter element (420) forming a tens wheel, said first counter element (410) co-operating with an actuator member (430) that is adapted to cause said first counter element (410) to turn each time said actuator member (430) is actuated, said first rotary counter element (410) including means (418, 419) that are adapted to cause said second counter element (420) to turn on every tenth actuation of said actuator member (430), said actuator member (430) including an opening that is mounted in rotary manner on said pivot pin (461), a substantially rigid and substantially rectilinear tab (431) extending radially from said opening, said tab (431) co-operating with the first counter element (410) on each actuation, said tab (431) being extended on the other side of said pivot pin by a substantially rigid and substantially rectilinear portion, that is itself connected to a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventors: Antoine Laut, Lila Graine
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8351834
    Abstract: A conveying device includes: a rotating roll; a conveying belt that rotates, nipping a conveyed member between the conveying belt and the rotating roll; and a pressing member that is disposed at the inner periphery of the conveying belt and pressing the conveying belt towards the rotating roll. The pressing member includes an opposing face formed with a pressure point where the pressing force of the conveying belt towards the rotating roll is greatest, and an inclined face that is formed at the belt rotation direction upstream side relative to the pressure point. The inclined face inclines at an angle relative to a parallel line such that the inclined face separates away from the rotating roll, and the parallel line being parallel to a tangent to the rotating roll outer peripheral surface and passing through the pressure point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Yagi, Yasuki Tanaka, Yukihiro Ichiki
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8350060
    Abstract: A drug effective for the treatment and prevention of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety and related ailments thereof, depression, bipolar disorder and epilepsy. The drug antagonizes the action of group II metabotropic glutamate receptors and shows high activity in oral administration A 2-amino-bicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-2,6-dicarboxylic ester derivative represented by formula [I] [wherein R1 and R2 are identical or different, and each represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-10alkyl group or the like; X represents a hydrogen atom or a fluorine atom; Y represents —OCHR3R4 or the like (wherein R3 and R4 are identical or different, and each represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-10alkyl group or the like; and n represents integer 1 or 2)], a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof or a hydrate thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Taisho Pharamceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akito Yasuhara, Kazunari Sakagami, Hiroshi Ohta, Atsuro Nakazato
  • Patent number: D674066
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Geberit International AG
    Inventors: Daniel Iranyi, Tom Stäubli, Arno Lenzi, Nico Spinelli