Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Young and Thompson
  • Patent number: 8348343
    Abstract: A method for controlling the kinematics of a seat having movable portions and actuators for moving the movable portions between an initial position and a final position, at least one movable portion including a specific point, including the steps of establishing, for the specific point, an authorized travel conduit between the initial position and the final position, delimited by two lateral boundaries, calculating the current position of the specific point, establishing a target direction for the specific point that is suitable for moving the specific point in the conduit from the lateral boundaries and the current position, and modifying the direction of the specific point by controlling the actuators in order to force the specific point to move in the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Precilec
    Inventor: Loic Thoreux
  • Patent number: 8348074
    Abstract: A connector by which data signals are conducted between data communication networks separately installed in coupled rail vehicles, includes a contact holder arranged to be seated in a train coupler connection block; a metal contact housing arranged for insertion in a forward end of the contact holder, and a metal contact member seated in the contact housing, the contact member extending through the contact housing to a conductor termination seated in a rear end of the contact holder. A connection block in a train coupler, wherein a multiplicity of connectors are arranged in the front of the connection block and adapted for mating with connectors of a corresponding connection block for electrically connecting rail vehicles that are interconnected by the train coupler, and wherein at least some of the connectors are effective for conducting signals at 100 MHz frequency range via electromagnetically shielded contacts, is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dellner Couplers AB
    Inventors: Tommy Dahlstrom, Anders Westman
  • Patent number: 8351553
    Abstract: In a MIMO receiving apparatus, the signals of single carriers transmitted from a plurality of transmission antennas are received by a plurality of reception antennas (1-1 through 1-N) and then separated according to frequency ranges. In this MIMO receiving apparatus, interference replicas of the antennas are eliminated from the received signals (by subtractor 54) before equalizing the two-dimensional frequency ranges, and non-distortion signal replicas are added (by a demodulating part 55) to the signals from which the interference replicas of the antennas have been eliminated after equalizing the two-dimensional frequency ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shousei Yoshida, Masayuki Kimata
  • Patent number: 8352065
    Abstract: A method for generating a trimming setpoint for an ophthalmic lens for it to be mounted in a surround of a spectacle frame, includes: a) acquiring the shape of a first longitudinal profile of the surround, b) constructing, on a two-dimensional projection of the first longitudinal profile, at least two predetermined geometrical figures, by adjusting their dimensions to those of the two-dimensional projection, c) calculating differences between the two-dimensional projection of the first longitudinal profile and each of the predetermined geometrical figures, d) from the target geometrical figures, each of which has an associated trimming parameter, selecting the target geometrical figure that is closest to the first longitudinal profile according to the differences, e) calculating the trimming setpoint according to the shape of the first longitudinal profile and the trimming parameter associated with the selected target geometrical figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventors: Frédéric Dubois, David Freson, Eric Belloni
  • Patent number: 8351094
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a transparent plate for mounting a sheet, a sheet cover having a light reflecting plate for reflecting light passing through the transparent plate, a storage unit for storing first profile information involving plural darkness data of reflection light from the light reflecting plate detected by an image sensor in advance when a speed of closing the sheet cover is changed variously without the sheet mounted on the transparent plate, and for storing second profile information involving plural darkness data of reflection light detected by the image sensor when the sheet is mounted on the transparent plate and the sheet cover is closed, and a control unit for comparing the first profile information with the second profile information stored in the storage unit, and for determining that a sheet is mounted on the transparent plate when there is a predetermined difference therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Access Technica, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Iwaki
  • Patent number: 8349649
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first interposer provided with a first chip first interconnection; a first chip arranged to contact the first interposer in one surface of the first chip; a second interposer arranged to contact the other surface of the first chip and provided with a first chip second interconnection; and a second chip group mounted on the second interposer. The first chip has a circuit forming surface on which a circuit element is formed, as one of the surfaces of the first chip, and the first chip first interconnection and the first chip second interconnection are electrically connected with the circuit element. A through electrode is formed to pass from the one of the surfaces of the first chip to the other surface, and one of the first chip first interconnection and the first chip second interconnection is electrically connected with the circuit element through the through electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichiro Kurita
  • Patent number: 8349709
    Abstract: A method of layout of pattern includes the following processes. A graphic data of a first wiring in a first area of a semiconductor wafer is extracted. The first area is a semiconductor chip forming area. The first area is surrounded by a scribed area of the semiconductor wafer. The first area includes a second area. The second area is bounded with the scribed area. The second area has a second distance from a boundary between the semiconductor chip forming area and the scribed area to an boundary between the first area and the second area. A first dummy pattern in the first area is laid out. The first dummy pattern has at least a first distance from the first wiring. A second dummy pattern in the second area is laid out. The second dummy pattern has at least the first distance from the first wiring. The second dummy pattern has at least a third distance from the first dummy pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Elpida Memory, Inc.
    Inventors: Michio Inoue, Yorio Takada
  • Patent number: 8348462
    Abstract: Optic group for a lighting system including a plurality of solid state light sources, includes a plurality of optics each positionable in proximity of at least a correspondent solid state light source, a planar housing matrix of the plurality of optics for facilitating assembly of the lighting system. The assembling method includes sequentially: a) rotating at least a first asymmetric optic with respect to a third axis, parallel to a longitudinal axis of at least a correspondent solid state light source, at a first predetermined angle measured with respect to an axis orthogonal to the third axis, so as to lead the first asymmetric optic in a first configuration which is rotated with respect to the third axis and centered over the correspondent housing; b) coupling the first asymmetric optic to a correspondent housing of the planar housing matrix, and maintaining the same in the first rotated configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Khatod Optoelectronic Srl
    Inventors: Giuseppe Vasta, Luca Meneghetti
  • Patent number: 8349881
    Abstract: Methods for preserving technical products such as fuels and lubricants with a microbicidal composition. The composition is made up of at least one formaldehyde donor compound and at least one antioxidant. The antioxidant is either a gallic ester, a phenol derivative, a L-ascorbic acid, including salts and derivatives thereof, a tocopherol or one of its associated derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Air Liquide Sante (International)
    Inventors: Ralf Gradtke, Wolfgang Beilfuss, Klaus Weber, Wolfgang Siegert
  • Patent number: 8347771
    Abstract: An assembly of fibrous support preforms that makes it possible to obtain a composite-material part that includes a space (30) that originates from the assembly in which a long-member profile (32) of organic or inorganic fibers is housed and whose purpose is to fill the space (30), is characterized in that the long-member profile includes at least one metal fiber that extends over the entire length of the profile (32) so as to ensure the function of a marker that can be detected by detection element (38) that emit waves that can be modified by the marker (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventor: Olivier Legathe
  • Patent number: 8350054
    Abstract: An optical filter containing at least one naphtholactam derivative represented by general formula (I), wherein X is oxygen or sulfur; R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, and Y are each hydrogen, halogen, nitro, cyano, aldehyde, carboxyl, hydroxyl, —NRR?, organosilyl, optionally substituted C1-C30 alkyl, optionally substituted C6-C30 aryl, or optionally substituted C7-C30 arylalkyl; and R and R? are each hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-C30 alkyl, or optionally substituted C6-C30 aryl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Adeka Corporation
    Inventors: Yukiko Mae, Mitsuhiro Okada
  • Patent number: 8348690
    Abstract: A bayonet connecting element and a process for the production of such a connecting element (1) for an electrical or optical connector, according to which a body (2), with a general hollow cylindrical shape, is produced, includes the following additional stages: a) a through bore (12) is made by piercing a wall (5) of the body of the connecting element from the outer surface (10) of the wall; b) the outer surface of the wall around the bore is machined in such a way as to hollow out a flat surface (11) around the bore; c) a lug (4) is inserted into the bore, from the outer surface of the wall, in such a way that a head (8) of the lug is projecting from the outer surface of the wall of the connecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Souriau
    Inventors: Patrick Allain, Alain Hamon
  • Patent number: 8351134
    Abstract: A filter, to be disposed concentrically with an optical axis of an imaging lens, capable of accurately controlling light transmission variation characteristics and effectively providing an apodization effect or a peripheral light intensity correction effect. The filter includes opaque dots disposed according to a honeycomb arrangement from a central portion toward a peripheral portion so as to have, at least partially, a Gaussian distribution like dot density and is structured to satisfy Condition Expression (1) given below when a size of the dots is taken as d. 0.003 mm?d?0.010 mm??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Shinohara
  • Patent number: 8349803
    Abstract: The present invention concerns the use, in a cosmetic composition, of an effective quantity of active principle originating from flax (genus Linum) to activate cytochrome c and to stimulate the functions of the mitochondria. The active principle originates from the hydrolysis of flax proteins and contains principally polypeptides or peptides. It can be used alone or in association with at least one other active principle. The invention further relates to a method of cosmetic treatment intended to protect the skin and the appendages from external aggressions and to combat against cutaneous ageing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Dal Farra, Nouha Domloge, Jean-Marie Botto
  • Patent number: 8349295
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for multicomponent surface modified aerosol particle production suitable for, for instance, therapeutic, cosmetic or diagnostic use in which an aerosol containing an active agent is introduced in an aerosol reactor together with a surface agent or surface agent source and/or precursor and wherein the surface agent and/or surface agent precursor is volatilizable. The surface agent vapor saturation ratio is elevated so to cause it to nucleate from the gas phase. Reactor conditions are maintaining such that the active agent remains in the condensed phase and provides a surface for the surface agent to deposit on the active agent containing aerosol particle thus producing surface modified aerosol particles. The method can be used for batch or continuous production. Particles made according to the method and powders and dispersions containing the particles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Teicos Pharma Oy
    Inventors: David P. Brown, Esko I. Kauppinen, Anna Lahde, Janne Raula
  • Patent number: 8350535
    Abstract: A battery charging and electrical energy delivery system (25) that allows for separation of charging of a battery (23) and delivery of electrical energy to a first set of consumers (24). The battery may be charged via a first path (29) for connecting the battery with an energy source (22), while electrical energy may be supplied via a second path (30) (separate from the first path) from the energy source to the first set of consumers. The first set of consumers may also be powered by the battery via third path (31) e.g. if the energy source is off. A control unit (32) is adapted to control the supply of electrical energy along the first, second and third paths in response to a detected state of the energy source. A battery operated system (21a) including the battery charging and electrical energy delivery system (25) is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CTEK Sweden AB
    Inventor: Börje Maleus
  • Patent number: 8351000
    Abstract: An optical film comprising a thermoplastic resin, which is such that the slow axis direction in the film plane differs from the film tilt direction and the birefringence of a sliced section of the film that contains the tilt direction and the thickness direction in the plane varies in the thickness direction of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Zemin Shi
  • Patent number: D673767
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Go Forwards Co Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Beau O'Donohue, Haydn James Gunstone
  • Patent number: D673883
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Look Cycle International
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Hillairet, Pierre-Yves Facomprez
  • Patent number: D674156
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Peach Teats Limited
    Inventor: Robert Dymock McIntyre