Patents Represented by Attorney Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
  • Patent number: 8351672
    Abstract: A combined X-ray and laser 3D imaging system for food safety inspection, which uses a 3D laser subsystem to get accurate depth information, which is further combined with an x-ray image to achieve accurate physical contamination detection in poultry and other meat products. A unique calibration model is used to calibrate the x-ray and laser 3D imaging systems at the same time. And a nested multi-thread software structure is implemented to prevent data conflict and ensure fully use of system resources during the physical contamination detection of the poultry and other meat products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Industry Vision Automation Corp.
    Inventors: Yang Tao, Xin Chen, Hansong Jing, Bin Zhu, Fenghua Jin
  • Patent number: 8348823
    Abstract: A disposable device for the continuous centrifugal separation of a physiological fluid includes: a fixed axial element; a centrifugation chamber that can rotate around the axis of the element; an inlet channel for the blood to be centrifuged, whose dispensing port is close to the base of the chamber; and an outlet passage for a separated constituent, whose inlet port is close to the other end of the chamber in a concentrated area of one of the separated constituents having the lowest mass density in order to remove it continuously. The chamber takes the form of a long tube. The fixed axial element includes a second outlet passage for a second separated constituent, whose inlet port is close to the end of the chamber opposite the base in a concentrated area of the second separated constituent having the highest mass density in order to remove it continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Jean-Denis Rochat
  • Patent number: 8347845
    Abstract: In an engine oil filter system in which: a filter-attachment base is joined to one side surface of an engine; and an oil filter which filters lubricating oil supplied to the engine from an oil pump is attached to the filter-attachment base, an oil cooler for cooling down the lubricating oil transferred between the engine and the oil filter is formed integrally with the filter-attachment base. Accordingly, it is possible to provide an inexpensive engine oil filter system which includes an oil cooler constituted by utilizing a filter-attachment base, and which thus eliminates the need to modify an oil filter and also the need to form, on an engine, an attachment portion to which the oil cooler is exclusively attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Ogawa, Kentaro Sugimura, Hiroaki Hasebe, Kouhei Arakawa
  • Patent number: 8350351
    Abstract: A semiconductor light receiving device includes: a first semiconductor light receiving element that is provided on a semiconductor substrate and has a mesa structure having an upper electrode to be coupled to an electrode wiring of a mounting carrier and a lower electrode; a first mesa that is provided on the semiconductor substrate and has an upper electrode coupled electrically to a lower electrode of the first semiconductor light receiving element with a wiring provided on the semiconductor substrate; and a second mesa that is provided on the semiconductor substrate and has an upper electrode that has a same electrical potential as the upper electrode of the first semiconductor light receiving element when coupled to the electrode wiring on the mounting carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuji Koyama
  • Patent number: 8348496
    Abstract: Mainspring for a mechanism driven by a motor spring, especially for a timepiece, formed from a ribbon of metallic glass material. This ribbon is monolithic and has a thickness of greater than 50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rolex S.A.
    Inventors: Dominique Gritti, Thomas Gyger, Vincent Von Niederhausern
  • Patent number: 8350391
    Abstract: The sheet structure includes a plurality of linear structure bundles including a plurality of linear structures of carbon atoms arranged at a first gap, and arranged at a second gap larger than the first gap, a graphite layer formed in a region between the plurality of linear structure bundles and connected to the plurality of linear structure bundles, and a filling layer filled in the first gap and the second gap and retaining the plurality of linear structure bundles and the graphite layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Daiyu Kondo, Taisuke Iwai, Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, Ikuo Soga
  • Patent number: 8349595
    Abstract: [PROBLEMS] To provide a fat-and-oil in which the content of docosahexaenoic acid is increased. [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] A process for producing highly unsaturated fatty acids comprising culturing a stramenopile capable of producing highly unsaturated fatty acids in a culture medium containing an inhibitor for fatty acid desaturases; fats-and-oils in which the content of highly unsaturated fatty acids, particularly docosahexaenoic acid produced by the relevant method, is increased. A method for enhancing the productivity of highly unsaturated fatty acids in stramenopiles, comprising culturing a stramenopile in a culture medium containing an inhibitor for fatty acid desaturases; stramenopiles having the enhanced productivity of highly unsaturated fatty acids, generated by the relevant method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: University of Miyazaki, Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hayashi, Sanae Nakajima, Naoki Nagano, Yosuke Taoka
  • Patent number: 8349536
    Abstract: A dithiane derivative, having a structure expressed by the following general formula 1: where R1 is —H, or —CH3, a polymer containing a monomer unit containing the dithiane derivative, a resist composition containing the polymer, and a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device using the resist composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Koji Nozaki
  • Patent number: 8349722
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes the steps of: preparing an underlying structure having a silicon carbide layer covering a copper wiring, and growing silicon oxycarbide on the underlying structure by vapor deposition using, as source gas, tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane, carbon dioxide gas and oxygen gas, a flow rate of said oxygen gas being at most 3% of a flow rate of the carbon dioxide gas. The surface of the silicon carbide layer of the underlying structure may be treated with a plasma of weak oxidizing gas which contains oxygen and has a molecular weight larger than that of O2 to bring the surface more hydrophilic. Film peel-off and cracks in the interlayer insulating layer decrease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
    Inventors: Tamotsu Owada, Shun-ichi Fukuyama, Hirofumi Watatani, Kengo Inoue, Atsuo Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8349483
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate, a separator, and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution. The separator is constituted of a polyolefin microporous membrane constituted of two or more layers of stacked film containing polyethylene and polypropylene, one or both of the surface layers has a polypropylene mixture proportion exceeding 50% by mass and contains inorganic particles, and the nonaqueous electrolytic solution contains a dinitrile compound expressed by CN—(CH2)n—CN (where n?1 and n is an integer). Thus, the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery that even when stored at high temperature in a charged state is not prone to positive electrode degradation and has a large post-high temperature storage capacity recovery rate and good cycling characteristics can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriko Yamashita, Masato Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 8350853
    Abstract: When an interpolation point is interpolated using a curve/curved surface, represented by control points, such as a B-Spline curve/curved surface or a subdivision surface, interpolation processing is performed in such a way that a moving vector for moving each control point is calculated using position information on interpolation points constituting the point group, as well as vector information on the unit direction vector that is set for each interpolation point, and the control point is moved in the movement direction and for the movement amount of this moving vector. By, repeating the generation step of a curve/curved surface that interpolates the interpolation point and the movement step of the control point, the position of a new control point is found that fits the curve/curved surface to the positions and the unit direction vectors of the point group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: National University Corporation Yokohama National University
    Inventors: Takashi Maekawa, Shu-Ichi Gofuku, Shigefumi Tamura
  • Patent number: 8345599
    Abstract: The present application describes, inter alia, novel techniques to perform pre-evaluations of multiple Wi-Fi Access Points (AP) and Access Networks (AN). A pre-evaluation determines whether or not an AP is connected to the Internet and measures the path performance that the AN, via that particular AP, can offer between the mobile device and a pre-specified Internet host. In addition, the invention also discloses methods to determine whether the AN requires a user to actively authenticate themselves through a redirect log-on page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Telcordia Technologies, Inc., Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: David Famolari, Kyriakos Manousakis, Kaustubh Sinkar
  • Patent number: 8342221
    Abstract: An apparatus for jointing of cord fabric performed when cord fabric for topping is alternately drawn from two supply positions for continuous supply. When drawing to supply of the cord fabric on one side, a start end portion of the cord fabric on other side is locked to hold by a locking pin of a jointing holder, and is set to a jointing mounting portion in a state where an unvulcanized jointing rubber member is pasted thereto. When a final end of the cord fabric on the one side comes closer, a finish end portion thereof is pasted to the start end portion of the cord fabric held by the holder by interposing the rubber member therebetween. The finish end portion and the start end portion are squeezed for joint from upper and lower sides by press members. Thereafter, the holder is removed, and the cord fabric on the other side is drawn to supply continuously to the cord fabric on the one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Takatsuka, Taizo Yamamoto, Makoto Koumo, Yu Hatayama
  • Patent number: 8344735
    Abstract: The solid electrolytic capacitor includes a solid electrolyte type capacitor element including a dielectric layer intervening between an anode section and a cathode section, and an insulating substrate. The insulating substrate includes a first surface on which the capacitor element is mounted and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The first surface is provided thereon with a first anode layer to which the anode section is electrically connected and a first cathode layer to which the cathode section is electrically connected. The second surface is provided thereon with a second anode layer electrically connected to the first anode layer and a second cathode layer electrically connected to the first cathode layer. Here, a pad member with electrical insulation property projects on the first surface of the insulating substrate, and the first anode layer is formed on a tip end surface of the pad member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keiko Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8343694
    Abstract: A photomask blank has a resist film comprising (A) a base resin, (B) an acid generator, and (C) a basic compound. The resist film further comprises (D) a polymer comprising recurring units having a side chain having a fluorinated hydrocarbon group which contains a carbon atom to which a hydroxyl group is bonded and vicinal carbon atoms bonded thereto, the vicinal carbon atoms having in total at least two fluorine atoms bonded thereto. Addition of polymer (D) ensures uniform development throughout the resist film, enabling to form a resist pattern having high CD uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuji Koitabashi, Satoshi Watanabe, Takanobu Takeda, Keiichi Masunaga, Tamotsu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8343055
    Abstract: An FSK modulator 20 applies FSK modulation processing to an RF wave supplied from an RF wave oscillator 22, by means of frequency shift keying (FSK) based on a periodical signal sequence supplied from a pattern generator 24, to thereby generate an FSK continuous wave. The continuous wave output from the FSK modulator 20 is delayed in delay circuits 26I and 26Q and is then supplied, as a reference signal, to each of mixers of a receiving mixer 30. Each of the delay circuits 26I and 26Q delays the continuous wave by a delay amount in accordance with a depth of a target position and outputs a delayed reference signal. Thus, demodulation processing is performed with a correlation between a reception signal from the target position and the reference signal being enhanced, and Doppler information from the target position is selectively extracted by a Doppler information analyzing unit 44.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanori Kunita
  • Patent number: 8346687
    Abstract: An SV reduction method for multi-class SVMs is provided with which a number of SVs contained in the multi-class SVMs can be reduced without becoming trapped in a local minimum optimization solution and the reduction of the SVs can be performed at high precision and high speed. The method includes a step of selecting, from a plurality of initially present support vectors, support vector pairs zi, zj (i, j=1, 2, . . . , NS); a step of preparing a single-variable objective function with a single global maximum and determining a maximum value k of the objective function; and a step of applying the maximum value k to the support vector pairs zi and zj to determine a temporary vector Ztemp[i] of small classification errors; and the support vector pairs zi, zj are represented by the temporary vector Ztemp[i].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: KDDI Corporation
    Inventors: Duc Dung Nguyen, Kazunori Matsumoto, Yasuhiro Takishima
  • Patent number: 8341906
    Abstract: The present invention provides a monopole tower having a tower supporting structure in which the outer dimension of a tower shell is the maximum dimension by eliminating a base plate which extends toward the outside of the tower shell. In a monopole tower provided upright on a foundation B, a lower end side of the tower 2 comprised a tower-side coupling member in a range equal to or less than outside diameter of a tower shell 21. In a space comprising a foundation-side coupling member provided on the foundation B, the foundation-side coupling member and the tower-side coupling member are coupled by welding, a bolt using a splice plate, or a rivet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime Murata
  • Patent number: 8344419
    Abstract: An AlN layer (2), a GaN buffer layer (3), a non-doped AlGaN layer (4a), an n-type AlGaN layer (4b), an n-type GaN layer (5), a non-doped AlN layer (6) and an SiN layer (7) are sequentially formed on an SiC substrate (1). At least three openings are formed in the non-doped AlN layer (6) and the SiN layer (7), and a source electrode (8a), a drain electrode (8b) and a gate electrode (19) are evaporated in these openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Toshihide Kikkawa
  • Patent number: D673904
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Yanegijutsukenkyujo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shuichi Kobayashi