Patents Represented by Law Firm Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack
  • Patent number: 8344180
    Abstract: Disclosed are compound having NPY Y5 receptor antagonistic activity of formula (I): or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein R1 is optionally substituted lower alkyl, R2 and R8 are each independently hydrogen or lower alkyl, X is optionally substituted cycloalkylene, or —NR2—X— may be a group of the formula: wherein a group of the formula: is piperidinediyl, piperazinediyl, pyridindiyl, pyrazinediyl, pyrrolidinediyl or pyrrolediyl, U is a bond, lower alkylene or lower alkenylene, Y is —OCONR7—, —CONR7— or —CSNR7—, R7 is hydrogen or lower alkyl, Z is optionally substituted carbocyclyl, or optionally substituted heterocyclyl, W is —S(?O)n-, n is 2, provided that Z is not carbocyclyl substituted with non-halogeno lower alkoxy, and provided that 5-Methyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-thiazolo[5,4-c]pyridine-2-carboxylic acid [2-[(5-chloro-1H-indole-2-carbonyl)-amino]-5 -(N?,N?-dimethyl-hydrazinocarbonyl)-cyclohexyl]-amide and 5-Methyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-thiazolo[5,4-c]pyridine-2-carboxylic acid [
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoki Kouyama
  • Patent number: 8345404
    Abstract: A conductive layer mainly made of gold is formed on an upper surface of an insulating substrate. Plural electrodes facing each other via a gap is formed by forming the gap in the conductive layer. An overvoltage protective layer covering the gap and a portion of each of the plurality of electrodes is formed. This method can provide the gap with a narrow width precisely, and thereby, provide an electrostatic (ESD) protector with a low peak voltage, stable characteristics of suppressing electrostatic discharge, and a high resistance to sulfidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Nozoe, Takeshi Iseki, Takashi Morino, Hideaki Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 8345169
    Abstract: In a signal transmitter and a signal receiver, a multiplexing part multiplexes a video signal and a time-base-compressed audio signal on the basis of a multiplexing control signal to transmit the multiplexed signal through a data line in the signal transmitter. Further, a demultiplexing part demultiplexes a video/audio multiplexed signal received through the data line into the original video signal and audio signal by a demultiplexing control signal in the signal receiver. According to the so-configured signal transmitter and signal receiver, it is possible to realize a signal transmission system compliant with the DVI standard, in which the audio signal as well as the video signal can be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu Suzuki, Toshiro Nishio
  • Patent number: 8344558
    Abstract: A power supply control method of a production system including a first unit and a second unit includes: starting power supply for operation of the second unit in accordance with a signal acquired according to an operation status of the first unit (S41); starting the operation by the second unit after the start of the power supply (S44); acquiring stop time information indicating time from when the operation ends to when a next operation of the second unit starts (S22); determining, based on the acquired stop time information, whether or not to stop the power supply after the started operation ends (S24); and stopping the power supply when it is determined to stop the power supply (S48).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tomotaka Nishimoto, Kouichi Yabuki, Ikuo Yoshida, Hiroyuki Kondo
  • Patent number: 8342202
    Abstract: A pipe coupling member for high-pressure fluid such as liquefied hydrogen includes a seal ring having a highly effective sealing function to prevent leakage of the fluid. The seal ring (72) is set in a seal ring setting space (39) defined by a second radial surface (36) and a seal ring setting surface (38) of a first tubular member (20), a forward end surface of a second tubular member (22), and the outer peripheral surface of a valve seat member (24). A forward end portion of the second tubular member (22) is provided with a communication hole (84) radially penetrating the forward end portion. The pressure of the high-pressure fluid on the downstream side of a valve seat surface (52) causes a fluid path in the second tubular member to be communicated with the sealing ring setting space (39) via the communication hole (84) and via a gap between the seal ring setting surface (38) and the outer peripheral surface of the forward end portion of the second tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Nitto Kohki Co., Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takuya Nishio, Kunihiko Goto, Kazunori Aoki, Osamu Yamamoto, Kazuyoshi Tashiro, Goro Suzuki, Shinichi Nomura, Kosei Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8342303
    Abstract: A check valve, a retainer and a washer are secured to a valve body by inserting a pin therethrough and staking a distal end portion of the pin to form a staked portion. A restraining member is interposed between the washer and the staked portion. The fit clearance between the restraining member and the shank of the pin is set smaller than the fit clearance between the check valve, the retainer and the washer on the one hand and the shank of the pin on the other. Thus, when the distal end portion of the pin is staked, the deformation of the shank of the pin is restrained by the restraining member that defines a small clearance between the same and the pin. Therefore, it is possible to suppress the enlargement in diameter of a portion of the pin where the check valve is fitted and hence possible to prevent deformation of the check valve. Thus, stable valve characteristics can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Maeda
  • Patent number: 8346542
    Abstract: An audio signal band expanding apparatus (100a) includes a harmonic generator (3) that receives an input audio signal having a predetermined band and generates, based on the input audio signal, harmonic signals, and an adder (2) that adds the harmonic signals generated by the harmonic generator (3) to the input audio signal. The harmonic generator (3) simulates the input-output characteristics of a predetermined amplifier or that of a device to generate the harmonic signals from the input audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuya Iwata
  • Patent number: 8340869
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a contact-position-dependent type operational intention determining unit that detects a change in posture of a rider using posture sensors for a backrest disposed in areas of a backrest with which left and right shoulder blades of the rider come into contact, and thereby determines whether there is an operational intention of the rider; and a left-right amount-of-change comparison type turn intention determining unit that determines, only when it is determined that there is an operational intention, whether there is a left or right turn intention of the rider from a difference between sensor output values located left-right symmetrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yumi Wakita, Yumiko Kato, Mizuho Sakakibara, Kenichi Inoue
  • Patent number: 8336716
    Abstract: A parts feeding apparatus feeds projection bolts into a receiving hole in an electrode and includes an excessively long parts detecting device which detects projection bolts having excessively long shanks. The excessively long parts detecting device has a pass control member fixed between a pair of plates of the delivery section for engaging an excessively long shank and a control plate which prevents the projection bolt having the excessively long shank from projecting upward so as to lock the projection bolt in cooperation with the pass control member. A feed rod advances to a predetermined position at which the shanks of the projection bolts are inserted into the receiving hole, and a spacing between the holding head and a receiving hole when the feed rod is in the predetermined position is set to prevent projection bolts having an excessively short shank from reaching the receiving hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Yoshitaka Aoyama
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Aoyama, Shoji Aoyama
  • Patent number: 8338757
    Abstract: A cooking device includes a control mode switch selecting a control mode for controlling a heating operation; a setting switch for selecting a set value in each control mode; a heating control unit for controlling a heating unit based on the control mode and the set value inputted through the control mode switch and the setting switch; and a selection switch for selecting the operation mode. The operation modes include a first operation mode in which all of the plurality of control modes are set to be selectable and a second operation mode in which only part of the control modes are set to be selectable. The heating control unit disables at least one control mode switch when the second operation mode is selected by the selection switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Keiko Isoda, Hideaki Kobayashi, Yoshiaki Ishio, Hidekazu Suzuki, Taihei Oguri
  • Patent number: 8338622
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound represented by wherein each symbol is as defined in the specification, a salt thereof and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Shizuo Kasai, Masahiro Kamaura, Nobuo Cho
  • Patent number: 8336311
    Abstract: A low-pressure-vapor-recovery turbine generator that effectively recovers low-pressure steam emitted from a high-pressure-side steam turbine to generate electric power is provided. A low-pressure-vapor-recovery turbine that recovers low-pressure steam emitted from a high-pressure-side steam turbine and is rotationally driven, a generator that generates electric power with a rotational output of the low-pressure-vapor-recovery turbine, and a condenser that condenses into liquid exhaust steam from the low-pressure-vapor-recovery turbine are provided. The low-pressure-vapor-recovery turbine, generator, and condenser are installed in a portable outer casing that can be transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Ogino, Keiichi Meguro, Kohei Higaki, Akira Miki
  • Patent number: 8339733
    Abstract: A base member on which a plurality of components are mounted includes a base main body, a coating formed on a surface of the base main body, and a display portion formed by a contrast between the coating and the surface of the base main body. The display portion displays a state by which it is determined whether or not the base main body has been machined in accordance with a corresponding machining program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Taizo Ikegawa, Shoichi Yoshikawa, Toshiyuki Ninomiya, Hiroshi Nasu
  • Patent number: 8337267
    Abstract: There are provided an organic electro-luminescence device with filters and a method for repairing the same which are capable of reducing variations in conditions for leak-light transmission during leak-light detection and conditions for transmission of laser light used for repairing, depending on respective types of filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Noriyuki Suzuki, Shinsuke Komatsu, Akihisa Nakahashi
  • Patent number: 8337594
    Abstract: The present invention describes the use of isostructural zeolites with rho zeolitic structure in processes of adsorption and separation of the various components of natural gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientficas (CSIC), Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV)
    Inventors: Avelino Corma Canos, Miguel Palomino Roca, Fernando Rey Garcia, Susana Valencia Valencia
  • Patent number: 8341409
    Abstract: A content server apparatus (10) includes: a unique information holding unit (103) which holds unique information of an on-vehicle player apparatus (20), a content obtaining unit (101) which obtains a content from outside, an encrypting unit (104) which encrypts the obtained content, prior to a transmission request from the on-vehicle player apparatus (20), onto an encrypted content using the unique information, a storing unit (105) which stores the encrypted content, and a transmitting unit (107) which transmits the stored encrypted content in response to the transmission request from the on-vehicle player apparatus (20). The on-vehicle player apparatus includes a storage medium (208) which stores the received encrypted content, and a decrypting unit (209) which decrypts the stored encrypted content in response to a reproduction request given from outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Itani, Yuji Mizuguchi
  • Patent number: 8338652
    Abstract: The present invention provides a simple and efficient process for producing 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene(HFC-1234yf), the process being useful for industrial production. More specifically, the present invention relates to: a process for producing 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, comprising the steps of: (I) reacting a compound expressed by Formula (1): CF3CF2CH2X??(1) wherein X represents Cl, Br or I, with a base to produce a compound expressed by Formula (2): CF3CF?CHX??(2) wherein X is the same as above; and (II) reducing the compound expressed by Formula (2) with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst to produce 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junpei Terada, Takuji Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8340316
    Abstract: The directional microphone device according to the present invention solves a problem of increase in thermal noise (problem of decrease in sensitivity) that occurs at the time of directivity synthesis. The directional microphone device includes: a plurality of microphones which have directional and non-directional characteristics; a control unit which generates an output signal using signals outputted from each of the plurality of microphones; and an output unit which outputs the output signal generated by the control unit. The control unit generates the output signal such that a nearly non-directional directivity and a high sensitivity are obtained in small amplitude range of the output signal, and a directivity and a low sensitivity are obtained in large amplitude range of the output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Takeo Kanamori
  • Patent number: 8337125
    Abstract: A system with a container (1) and a tool holder (20) having two ends (21, 22). One of the ends of the tool holder is adapted to be secured to a machine tool and the other end is adapted for attaching a cutting edge or a cutting edge carrying unit. The tool holder includes an internal cavity (23) surrounded by a cavity wall. The cavity accommodates the container. One end of the cavity is adapted for connection to a supply for a cooling medium and the other end is connected to an outlet for cooling medium. The cavity furthermore includes an opening (25) for installation of the container. At least one gap for leading the cooling medium is formed between the container and the cavity wall. The container can be installed in a machine tool, and the container can be used to accommodate one or several sensors for measuring parameters or for receiving a damping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Teeness ASA
    Inventors: Anders Digernes, Audun Skjellnes, Olav Risstad, Thomas Jensen, Einar Sundseth, Knut S. Stokland
  • Patent number: D673072
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Swarovski Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Adela Hodzic