Patents Represented by Attorney The Marbury Law Group, PLLC
  • Patent number: 8349681
    Abstract: Monolithic, three dimensional NAND strings include a semiconductor channel, at least one end portion of the semiconductor channel extending substantially perpendicular to a major surface of a substrate, a plurality of control gate electrodes having a strip shape extending substantially parallel to the major surface of the substrate, the blocking dielectric comprising a plurality of blocking dielectric segments, a plurality of discrete charge storage segments, and a tunnel dielectric located between each one of the plurality of the discrete charge storage segments and the semiconductor channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Johann Alsmeier, George Samachisa
  • Patent number: 8350400
    Abstract: The ribbon drive generation apparatus is comprised of a ribbon-like curved shape, composed either of metal or other suitable material, attached to a containment tube, peripheral rings, shaft, or porous central tube, with the complete apparatus being contained in a tube having a constant diameter for the length of the tube. The ribbon can be peripherally mounted to the containment tube and optionally to a central porous tube. In this form the containment tube rotates and can form part of a rotor for a generator apparatus. The optional central porous tube can also be used as a bearing surface or, if attached to the inside edge of the ribbon, a power take-off shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: HydroCoil Power, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan B. Rosefsky
  • Patent number: 8350146
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device may be provided. The photovoltaic device may include a first energy absorbing surface and a second energy absorbing surface being substantially parallel to the first energy absorbing surface. The photovoltaic device may include a third energy absorbing surface being substantially perpendicular to the first energy absorbing surface and the second energy absorbing surface. Each of the first energy absorbing surface, the second energy absorbing surface, and the third energy absorbing surface may be configured to convert energy from photons into electrical energy. The photons may be impinging one or more of the first energy absorbing surface, the second energy absorbing surface, and the third energy absorbing surface. The first, second, and the third energy absorbing surfaces may be oriented in manner to cause the photons to bounce between two or more of the first energy absorbing surface, the second energy absorbing surface, and the third energy absorbing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventor: William Judson Ready
  • Patent number: 8350249
    Abstract: A semiconductor device, such as an LED, includes a plurality of first conductivity type semiconductor nanowire cores located over a support, a continuous second conductivity type semiconductor layer extending over and around the cores, a plurality of interstitial voids located in the second conductivity type semiconductor layer and extending between the cores, and first electrode layer that contacts the second conductivity type semiconductor layer and extends into the interstitial voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: GLO AB
    Inventor: Patrik Svensson
  • Patent number: 8350251
    Abstract: An opto-electric structure includes a plurality of nano elements arranged side by side on a support layer, where each nano element includes at least a first conductivity type semiconductor nano sized core, and where the core and a second conductivity type semiconductor form a pn or pin junction. A first electrode layer that extends over the plurality of nano elements and is in electrical contact with at least a portion of the second conductivity type semiconductor, and a mirror provided on a second conductivity type semiconductor side of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: GLO AB
    Inventors: Truls Lowgren, Ghulam Hasnain
  • Patent number: 8351243
    Abstract: A nonvolatile memory device with a first conductor extending in a first direction and a semiconductor element above the first conductor. The semiconductor element includes a source, a drain and a channel of a field effect transistor (JFET or MOSFET). The nonvolatile memory device also includes a second conductor above the semiconductor element, the second conductor extending in a second direction. The nonvolatile memory device also includes a resistivity switching material disposed between the first conductor and the semiconductor element or between the second conductor and the semiconductor element. The JFET or MOSFET includes a gate adjacent to the channel, and the MOSFET gate being self-aligned with the first conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SanDisk 3D LLC
    Inventors: Andrei Mihnea, George Samachisa
  • Patent number: 8344361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nanoscaled electronic devices with a vertical nanowire as a functional part. Contacts are arranged on the nanowire at different parts of the nanowire, for example drain and source contacts. In connection to the nanowire contacts are external electrodes, that connect at different levels, as seen from the substrate, of the device. The external electrodes are elongated, and typically and preferably stripe-like. According to the invention a first external electrode, or contacts, associated with contact(s) at a first part of the nanowire, and a second external electrode, associated with contact(s) at a second part of the nanowire are arranged in a cross-bar configuration. The cross-bar configuration minimizes the overlay of the external electrodes, hence, parasitic capacitances and current leakage can be reduced, and the performance of the device improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: QuNano AB
    Inventors: Lars-Erik Wernersson, Tomas Bryllert, Erik Lind, Lars Samuelson
  • Patent number: 8344241
    Abstract: Nanostructures and photovoltaic structures are disclosed. A nanostructure according to one embodiment includes an array of nanocables extending from a substrate, the nanocables in the array being characterized as having a spacing and surface texture defined by inner surfaces of voids of a template; an electrically insulating layer extending along the substrate; and at least one layer overlaying the nanocables. A nanostructure according to another embodiment includes a substrate; a portion of a template extending along the substrate, the template being electrically insulative; an array of nanocables extending from the template, portions of the nanocables protruding from the template being characterized as having a spacing, shape and surface texture defined by previously-present inner surfaces of voids of the template; and at least one layer overlaying the nanocables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Q1 Nanosystems Corporation, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Ruxandra Vidu, Brian Argo, John Argo, Pieter Stroeve, Jie-Ren Ku
  • Patent number: 8341785
    Abstract: A crib rail bumper is formed with a cushioning pad, a fabric cover dimensioned to encompass the pad, and reversible fastening means on opposite sides of the cover for securing the cover and pad to the crib rail. The reversible fastening means is preferably a reversible zipper. The crib rail bumper is compressible along the length dimension so as to encompass crib rails of varying lengths. The cushioning pad has a major length dimension, a minor width dimension, and a thickness dimension, the dimensions being selected for encompassing a crib rail. The reversible fastener allows multiple bumpers to be attached together to encompass wide rails or a plurality of rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Go Mama Go Designs LLC
    Inventors: Georgia G. Fiebrich, Catherine N. Hall
  • Patent number: 8342229
    Abstract: A method of making a sputtering target includes providing a backing structure, and forming a die cast copper indium gallium sputtering target material on the backing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: MiaSole
    Inventors: Abdelouahab Ziani, Daniel R. Juliano
  • Patent number: 8339862
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, it is provided: a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device comprising: a plurality of bit lines arranged in a first direction; a plurality of source lines arranged in the first direction, the plurality of source lines being parallel to the plurality of bit lines, the plurality of source lines being distinct from the plurality of bit lines; a plurality of memory gate lines arranged in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; a plurality of memory cells arranged in a matrix, each of the plurality of memory cells including a p type MIS nonvolatile transistor having a first terminal, a second terminal, a channel between the first terminal and the second terminal, a gate insulation film formed on the channel, a gate electrode connected to one corresponding memory gate line of the plurality of memory gate lines, and a carrier storage layer formed between the gate insulation film and the gate electrode, the first terminal being connected to one correspo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Genusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Natsuo Aiika, Shoii Shukuri, Satoshi Shimizu, Taku Ogura
  • Patent number: 8338214
    Abstract: A sputtering target includes at least one metal selected from copper, indium and gallium and a sodium containing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: MiaSole
    Inventors: Daniel R. Juliano, Robert Tas, Neil Mackie, Abdelouahab Ziani
  • Patent number: 8340197
    Abstract: A Direct Spatial Antenna Modulation (DSAM) antenna structure makes use of the instantaneous electromagnetic field state of a radiating antenna structure to achieve direct modulation of a transmitted signal within the antenna. In contrast to existing amplitude and phase-only based digital modulation techniques, this innovative technique utilizes an inherent spatial modulation component, mapping data spatially to different locations in the antenna structure, where each location has different transmitting and receiving properties. This spatial component of the modulation can enable, for example, a unique increase in data transmission speed in a fixed spectral bandwidth with no increase in bit error rate over current phase and amplitude only modulation techniques. Additionally, the DSAM antenna structure affords important benefits in reduced hardware complexity, reduced supply current consumption, and relaxed amplifier linearity requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Invertix Corporation
    Inventors: Brecken H. Uhl, Arthur D. Hurtado, Daniel A. Law
  • Patent number: 8341664
    Abstract: A method and system for providing selective advertising on a television channel is accomplished by downloading appropriate advertisements from an advertising server to a subscriber's set top box over an out-of-band channel. The set top box monitors for events. When an event occurs, the set top box signals the head-end to download ads to the set top box. The ads may be selected using demographic or common channel preference pattern information associated with the set top box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Road Runner HoldCo LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Nicholson, Barrie A. Saunders
  • Patent number: 8341242
    Abstract: A system and method for determining entitlement to content residing on a server. A subscriber computing device operated by a subscriber generates a request for access to a requested content residing on a content access provider server. The subscriber has an account with a multi-channel video program distributor (MVPD) and the account comprises subscription information indicative of the services provided by the MVPD to the subscriber. The content request is received by the content access provider and forwarded to an entitlements server. The entitlement determines whether the subscriber is entitled to receive the requested content based on the subscription information and sends an access granted message to the content access provider server when the subscriber is entitled to receive the requested content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dillon, Peter Stern, Jon Putsch, Matthew Mayers
  • Patent number: 8335174
    Abstract: A system and method for registering network information strings. An information string server device receives a request to register a network information string from a computing device. The network information string may be included in a message broadcast by a string broadcast station. The information string server device determines whether the network information string has been previously registered with the information string server device. The information string server device stores the network information string in a record of an information string datastore when the network information string has not been previously registered with the information string server device. A registration acceptance message may be sent by the information string server device to the computing device when the network information string has not been previously registered with the information string server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Radius Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Stillman Bradish, Scott A. Smith
  • Patent number: 8333919
    Abstract: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) includes a cathode electrode, an anode electrode, and a solid oxide electrolyte located between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode. The cathode electrode is a porous ceramic layer infiltrated with a cathode catalyst material, and the anode electrode is a porous ceramic layer infiltrated with an anode catalyst material, and the electrolyte is a ceramic layer having a lower porosity than the anode and the cathode electrodes. A ceramic reinforcing region may be located adjacent to the riser opening in the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Bloom Energy Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Couse
  • Patent number: 8333874
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a system and method that co-locates in a small flexible, configurable system and multi-level substrate sampling, rapid analysis, bio-sample storage and delivery functions to be performed on living tissues or matter obtained from living organisms. The types of the sampling may include chemical, biochemical, biological, thermal, mechanical, electrical, magnetic and optical sampling. In general, the analysis performed at the point of sampling measures the sample taken and records its value. The bio-sample storage function encapsulates a small sample of analyte and preserves it for subsequent examination or analysis, either on the organism by the system or at a remote location by an independent analysis system. Once stored, the sample can provide a record of a biological state at the precise time of sampling. The delivery at the point of sampling can include chemical, biochemical, biological, thermal, mechanical, electrical, magnetic and optical stimuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Flexible Medical Systems, LLC
    Inventor: John Frederick Currie
  • Patent number: RE43871
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a system and method for identifying co-channel interference in a radio network. In an exemplary method according to the present invention, a first stream of transmission data having a first received signal frequency at a first reception location for a first period of time is received. Further, the first signal frequency of the first stream of transmission data is identified. Then the transmission data is correlated against a signal template to identify a first FCCH burst frame. Then, first FCCH time data corresponding to the first FCCH burst frame is identified and the signal frequency of the first stream of transmission data and the first FCCH time data is compared to a reference file to determine one or more probable transmission cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: PCTEL, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan David Sanders, Perry Simon Linder Lewars, Dhaval Dave
  • Patent number: D673624
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Epoch Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiro Kasahara