Patents Represented by Law Firm Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack
  • Patent number: 8347507
    Abstract: A method for assembling a roller bearing having rollers and spacers interposed between the adjacent rollers includes alternately disposing, along the inner circumference of an outer ring, the rollers and the spacers. Two spacers are then placed along inner portions of rolling contact surfaces of the rollers having been disposed. The last roller is then inserted toward the outer ring so that the spacers placed on both sides are allowed to slide, whereby the last roller is mounted on the inner circumference of the outer ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: NTN Corporation
    Inventor: Takuya Ozu
  • Patent number: 8347470
    Abstract: Portable robot for carrying out the drilling process in the assembly of aeronautical components which are secured on a support known as a stand. The robot comprises a displaceable platform in order to permit it to be located close to the stand, and an arm, which supports a frame comprising a beam intended to support a drilling head that can be displaced in the three axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations, S.L.
    Inventors: Javier Gonzalez Sáinz, Juan Ramón Astorga Ramírez, Agustin J. Sáenz Fernández, Valentin Collado Jiménez
  • Patent number: 8351231
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a power converter with an arm including switching devices connected in parallel, realizing long lifespans of switching devices. An inverter includes an upper and a lower arm, and gate drive circuits each driving the corresponding arm according to a gate control signal Gup_s indicating ON/OFF periods. Each arm includes switching devices connected in parallel. Each gate drive circuit includes: a switching gate control circuit 230u bringing a switching device 210u into conduction at the beginning of the ON period and bringing the same out of conduction within the ON period; and a conduction gate control circuit 231u bringing switching devices 211u and 212u within a period from when the switching device 210u is brought into conduction until the same is brought out of conduction, wherein the switching device 210u has a lower parasitic capacitance than the switching devices 211u and the 212u.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Masaki Tagome
  • Patent number: 8349736
    Abstract: A base conductive member is formed on a surface and in a hole section of a substrate, and a resist is formed on a part of the base conductive member in which a conductive layer is not to be formed. The conductive layer is formed on a part except for the part in which the resist has been formed, and a mask metal is formed on the conductive layer. Then, the resist is removed, and the base conductive member is etched using the mask metal as a mask to form the conductive layer into a predetermined shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Muragishi, Kai Takayuki, Saito Daishiro, Daisuke Yamamoto, Takeshi Koiwasaki
  • Patent number: 8351516
    Abstract: As shown in FIG. 7, a data receiver receives video data and audio data together with a frequency division parameter N that depends on the pixel clock of the video data and the sampling frequency of the audio data, and a count value CTS that is obtained by counting the period of the audio clock that has been subjected to frequency division by the frequency division parameter N, with the pixel clock, which are transmitted from a data transmitter, and subjects the pixel clock to frequency division by the count value CTS, phase-control the divided clock (s501) in accordance with a phase comparison clock (s505) that is obtained by dividing an audio clock (s403) oscillated from a VCO (504) by the frequency division parameter N, thereby generating an audio clock (s403). Accordingly, the data transmitter and the data receiver can satisfactorily implement multiplexing of audio data and video data, and transmission of the multiplexed data using an existing DVI cable, with a simple structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Ejima
  • Patent number: 8349479
    Abstract: A battery mounting mechanism includes a terminal connector, a first stopper, a second stopper, and a release button. The first stopper is disposed movably in the Z axis direction with respect to the terminal connector. The second stopper is disposed on the opposite side of the terminal connector with respect to the first stopper, and is disposed movably in the Z axis direction with respect to the terminal connector. The release button is arranged to release the restriction of the first battery or the restriction of the second battery by the first stopper, and arranged to drive the first stopper and the second stopper in the Z axis direction with respect to the terminal connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Okita, Naritoshi Kagaya
  • Patent number: 8351356
    Abstract: A data communication system for starting transmission and reception of target data for processing upon recognition that switching between communication modes is completed. The data communication system includes a master communication device and a slave communication device that continuously perform, at a time of switching from half-duplex communication to full-duplex communication, (i) a handshake using a directional control code indicating the switching and a preamble code indicating completion of the switching and (ii) a handshake using the preamble code and an acknowledge code indicating receipt of the preamble code, whereby each of the devices recognizes that the switching between communication modes by the opposite device is completed and starts transmission and reception of the target data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Nishioka, Hiroshi Suenaga, Tsutomu Sekibe, Isao Kato, Tadashi Ono, Hideyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 8351958
    Abstract: To provide a mobile device which can accurately identify a location of the mobile device in relation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Mototaka Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 8349387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for production of a coated preparation, characterized by coating a core material with a coating solution, the core material comprising an active ingredient, the coating solution comprising a) a resin composition obtained by copolymerization of polyvinyl alcohol having an average polymerization degree of 1300 or less, and at least one polymerizable vinyl monomer in a weight ratio of 6:4 to 9:1, b) water, and c) an organic solvent. The method for production make it feasible to efficiently coat a preparation such as a tablet, a granule, and a fine granule, etc. (a pharmaceutical drug, an animal drug, an agricultural chemicals, a fertilizer, or a food product) with the coating solution comprising a) the composition comprising the polyvinyl alcohol copolymer as the main component, b) water, and c) the organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Funaki, Tatsumori Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8352098
    Abstract: A flight control system according to the present invention includes a first sensor, a flight control computer, a link mechanism, a separation unit, and a second sensor detecting a force transmitted from the first control lever to the link mechanism. The first sensor detects a force applied from an outside to a first control lever. The flight control computer determines whether or not sticking arises in the first control lever on the basis of the force detected by the first sensor and the force detected by the second sensor, and outputs a separation command to the separation unit when determining that the sticking arises. The separation unit disconnects the link mechanism on the basis of the separation command to separate a connection between the first control lever and the second control lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiko Sataka
  • Patent number: 8348283
    Abstract: A suspension control apparatus selectively performs at least one of: compression-stroke control performed when a wheel load is increased, for setting a damping-force characteristic of at least one of damping-force variable dampers, which is provided on a side of at least one wheel whose wheel load is to be increased among a plurality of wheels, to a hard side in an early stage of a compression stroke and switching the damping-force characteristic to a soft side in a latter stage of the compression stroke; extension-stroke control performed when the wheel load is increased, for setting the damping-force characteristic to the soft side in an early stage of an extension stroke and switching the damping-force characteristic to the hard side in a latter stage of the extension stroke; compression-stroke control performed when the wheel load is reduced, for setting the damping-force characteristic of at least one of the damping-force variable dampers, which is provided on a side of at least one wheel whose wheel loa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naofumi Harada, Yoichi Kumemura, Tatsuya Gankai
  • Patent number: 8349373
    Abstract: This invention relates to a dietary supplement for use in a weight loss program, which alleviates insulin resistance in the presence of the metabolic syndrome. The dietary supplement includes, in combination, berberine, banaba leaf extract, and inositol. Also provided is a method of treatment in a weight loss program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Conrad Anton Smith
  • Patent number: 8348400
    Abstract: When liquid materials are fed to inkjet heads, fluid pressures are equalized so that a gas does not remain in liquid feed pipe lines. Separate liquid feed pipe lines (3) for feeding the liquid material, each of which communicates with each of a plurality of inkjet heads (4), are each connected to a common liquid feed pipe line (2) which stores one kind of the liquid material and communicates with an ink tank (1). Separate gas flow pipe lines (19), each of which is capable of feeding a gas and communicates with a connection portion between the common liquid feed pipe line (2) and each of the separate liquid feed pipe lines (3), with each of the inkjet heads (4), or with both the connection portion and each of the inkjet heads (4), are each connected to a bypass pipe line (18a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Ishiihyoki
    Inventors: Teruyuki Nakano, Yasuhiro Kozawa
  • Patent number: 8347622
    Abstract: A master cylinder includes a bottomed cylindrical cylinder body, a piston formed into a bottomed cylindrical shape by a forging method and slidably disposed in the cylinder body, and a spring assembly including a spring urging the piston toward an opening side of the cylinder body. A length of a spring of the spring assembly is determined by a retainer which can abut against an inner bottom portion of the piston. An annular groove is formed on the outermost side of the inner bottom portion of the piston by the forging method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takato Ogiwara, Takayuki Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 8350916
    Abstract: To provide an image processing device that calculates a parameter used for correcting large video jitter with high accuracy even when the accuracy of a sensor for measuring a movement of a photographing device is low. The image processing device includes: a constraint condition generating unit (130) that generates a constraint condition using sensor information such that a parameter value falls within a range; and a parameter calculating unit (140) that calculates the parameter according to the constraint condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Ohmiya, Masayuki Kimura, Hitoshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 8349549
    Abstract: Provided are: a resist surface modifying liquid which is used as a surface treatment liquid of a resist film prior to a post exposure baking (PEB) step, and which can inhibit occurrence of defects of the resist film by reducing water repellency; and a method for forming a resist pattern using the same. A resist surface modifying liquid which is used as a surface treatment liquid prior to a post exposure baking (PEB) step of a resist film, the resist surface modifying liquid containing an acidic compound, and at least one of an alcohol-based solvent represented by a certain general formula and an ether-based solvent represented by a certain general formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Maemori, Tomoya Kumagai
  • Patent number: 8349447
    Abstract: An inorganic fine particle layer containing inorganic fine particles and a binder component is formed on a surface of a substrate by chemical bonding. The inorganic fine particles are coated with silane monomer each having an unsaturated bond. The content of the binder component is in the range of 0.1% by mass to 40% by mass to the content of the inorganic fine particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: NBC Meshtec, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsuruo Nakayama, Youhei Jikjhara, Yasuyoshi Watanabe, Nobukazu Motojima
  • Patent number: 8351115
    Abstract: A complex type microscopic device includes a slider unit moving a stage, an optical microscope, a scanning electron microscope with an electron axis intersecting with an optical axis of the optical microscope, an optical measurement/observation unit having a magnification between those of the scanning electron microscope and the optical microscope and co-using an objective lens with the optical microscope, and a control unit controlling the entire device, and a display unit having a display screen. During display of a low-magnification optical microscopic image, the control unit controls the display unit to display, on the image, a representation to designate an area to be observed at a magnification of the optical measurement/observation unit, and to display, on the image, another representation to designate an area to be observed at a magnification of the scanning electron microscope during display of a high-magnification optical microscopic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha TOPCON
    Inventors: Hisashi Isozaki, Fumio Ohtomo, Kazuo Nunokawa
  • Patent number: D673875
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Swarovski Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Clemens Neuner
  • Patent number: D673876
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Swarovski Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christian Ehrenstrasser