Patents Represented by Law Firm Birch, Stewart, Kolasch and Birch
  • Patent number: 8348572
    Abstract: A hole-forming and thread-forming screw for screwing into a sheet piece, including a slotted screw head for accommodating a tool, a threaded shank and a tapering hole-forming part having outer sides with a continuous convex-shaped curve along an entire length thereof, ribs running like threads along the hole-forming part being provided. The hole-forming part ends in a rounded, blunt end piece, and the rounded ribs, which chiplessly displace the material of the sheet part, are situated symmetrically opposite one another and have a pitch that is a multiple of the thread pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: EJOT GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heinrich Friederich, Michael Achenbach, Eberhard Christ
  • Patent number: 8348108
    Abstract: A dispenser for a refrigerator including a pushing member formed in a planar shape and configured to be movable in a back and forth direction, a switch configured to be operated by a pushing force applied to be parallel with the pushing member, and a motion conversion unit cooperating with the motion of the pushing member to enable the switch to be pushed, wherein the motion conversion unit includes an oblique member configured to be protruded obliquely from one side of a rear surface of the pushing member, and a transfer member coming in contact with the oblique member and the switch and having one side fixed to be rotatable in parallel with the pushing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dae-Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 8348006
    Abstract: A structure for mounting ancillaries on a vehicle wherein one end of a first bracket in a plate form extends downwardly and is fixed to a body frame and the other end of the first bracket supports a reservoir. In addition, the first bracket supports the regulator in the proximity of the reservoir. The reservoir attached to the forward end of the first bracket functions as a deadweight which, because of the inertia of the deadweight, suppresses the vibrations of the forward end of the first bracket due to vehicle traveling and engine rotation. Thus, this structure suppresses and attenuates the vibration of the regulator attached to the first bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hirukawa, Taeko Togawa
  • Patent number: 8351460
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a control method for a Digital Video Recorder (DVR). In the method, a protocol script map table, including command packet information and management information for parsing the command packet information, is newly defined. Whenever a camera using a new protocol is added to the DVR system, a script table for the new protocol is prepared based on the newly defined table, and is copied to a predetermined area of system memory via a data port, such as a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port, and a running main application creates a command packet for controlling the newly connected camera with reference to the prepared script table. Thus, a surveillance camera can be added to a digital video recording system without interrupting a surveillance function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jin Mo Park
  • Patent number: 8347680
    Abstract: A lock and key combination is disclosed, offering a large number of codes. The combination includes a lock (200) of the kind comprising a housing having a cylindrical bore, a cylindrical key plug (202) and a number of locking pins (205a-205g) in a row along a key plug axis for locking the key plug against rotation in the cylindrical bore, and a key (100) of the kind comprising a longitudinally extending, substantially flat key blade (102), with at least two longitudinally extending formations. The key blade comprises an upper edge portion having a first code pattern (103) and a lower, massive portion having a second code pattern (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Winloc AG
    Inventor: Bo Widén
  • Patent number: 8348648
    Abstract: In a single screw compressor, gates (51) of gate rotors (50) are to be engaged with spiral grooves (41) of a screw rotor (40). In each spiral groove (41) of the screw rotor (40), an area extending from a start point of the spiral groove (41) to a position in a compression stroke is a suction-side portion (45), and the remaining portion (portion up to a terminal point of the spiral groove (41)) is a discharge-side portion (46). In the discharge-side portion (46), a clearance between a wall surface (42, 43, 44) therein and the gate (51) is substantially “0 (zero).” A clearance between the wall surface (42, 43, 44) in the suction-side portion (45) and the gate (51) is wider than that between the wall surface (42, 43, 44) in the discharge-side portion (46) and the gate (51), and is gradually narrowed from the start point toward the terminal point in the spiral groove (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Harunori Miyamura, Tadashi Okada, Takayuki Takahashi, Kaname Ohtsuka, Toshihiro Susa, Hiromichi Ueno, Takanori Murono
  • Patent number: 8348013
    Abstract: An exhaust device of an internal combustion engine for reducing exhaust sound and for suppressing the occurrence of a torque valley. A sound-deadening and pressure-dissipating device connected to the downstream end of an exhaust pipe includes a spherical member having an opening portion opening toward a downstream edge of the exhaust pipe. Exhaust gas from the exhaust pipe is reflected by an inner spherical surface of the spherical member to reduce exhaust pressure in the spherical member and then is discharged from the opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Uneta, Taichi Honda, Tomoya Matsuo, Yoshihisa Hirano
  • Patent number: 8349165
    Abstract: Soluble nickel and tin contained in a coating layer are eluted into an aqueous solution by bringing a cathode coated with a nickel-tin alloy into contact with an aqueous solution of an alkali metal hydrogen carbonate such as sodium hydrogen carbonate, thereby reducing the amounts of these metals eluted during electrolysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tokuyama Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Tanaka, Kenji Aoki
  • Patent number: 8348304
    Abstract: An airbag jacket activating system includes radio communications transceivers configured to make RF communications and LF communications, respectively. An acceleration sensor configured to detect acceleration of a motorcycle. An update unit configured to update an LF communications ID, to code the updated LF communications ID together with an RF communications ID, and to transmit the coded updated LF communications ID and the coded RF communications ID to an airbag jacket through RF communications. An update unit configured to store the updated LF communications ID in a case where the LF communications ID is received together with the RF communication ID. A control unit configured to cause the coded RF communications ID and an ignition signal to be transmitted through the RF communications, and to cause the LF communications ID and the ignition signal to be transmitted through the LF communications when the acceleration exceeds a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kojima, Sumitaka Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8351881
    Abstract: Disclosed are an addition circuit that makes it possible to add two vector signals in a high-frequency region, a power amplifier circuit using the same, and a transmission device and communication device using the power amplifier circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Fukuoka, Akira Nagayama
  • Patent number: 8349537
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photosensitive ink which can form a coated film that is excellent in insulation properties, heat resistance, low warping, low elasticity and adhesion with the substrate, when used as an ink for screen printing, and with which clogging of the screen, bleeding, blur, chipping and the like are unlikely to occur even when the screen printing is repeatedly carried out, so that which has an excellent ease of handling in printing. The ink composition comprises 100 parts by weight of an organic solvent-soluble polyimide block copolymer(s), and 1 to 100 parts by weight of a photoacid generator(s). The polyimide block copolymer(s) and the photoacid generator(s) are dissolved in an organic solvent. The polyimide block copolymer(s) contain(s) in its molecular skeleton a diamine having a siloxane bond, and an aromatic diamine having a hydroxyl group(s) and/or carboxyl group(s) at ortho-position with respect to an amino group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: PI R&D Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Maw Soe Win, Toshiyuki Goshima, Sigemasa Segawa, Shintaro Nakajima, Eika Kyo, Yoshikazu Nishikawa, Shuzo Waki
  • Patent number: 8352787
    Abstract: A plant control system includes a process computer (1) managing a plant, a PLC (2) interposed between the process computer (1) and equipment (3) of the plant, and a general-purpose PC (7) executing arithmetic processing based on arithmetic data received from the PLC (2) and transmitting arithmetic result data thereof to the PLC (2). The functions are divided such that sequential control logic is executed by the PLC (2) and complicated arithmetic processing is executed by the general-purpose PC (7), and the arithmetic result data outputted from the general-purpose PC (7) always passes through the PLC (2) so that consistency of the arithmetic result data is checked in the PLC (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Takeo Hoshino, Kenji Sorao
  • Patent number: 8351904
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a communication unit configured to provide a communication function including at least one of an outgoing communication function and an incoming communication function, a controller configured to acquire surrounding data including at least one of image data or sound data corresponding to a surrounding of where the communication function is performed, and to match the acquired surrounding data with communication information indicating a first party of the outgoing function or a second party of the incoming communication function, and a display unit configured to display a communication history including the communication information matched with the surrounding data. In addition, the controller is further configured to acquire the surrounding data selectively based on a) a manual operation of the terminal or b) automatically without user intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyung Jin Kim, Jee Young Chun, Sae Kyu Park, Yong Man Park, Ji Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 8349885
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for preserving cells, tissues and organs, comprising as an active ingredient indole and indazole compounds of formula (1), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or isomer thereof, which are effective for preventing injury of organs, isolated cell systems or tissues caused by cold storage, transplant operation or post-transplantation reperfusion; a preservation method; and a preparation method of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Life Sciences Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon Ha Kim, Hyoung Jin Kim, Chul Woong Chung, Heui Sul Park, Hyo Shin Kwak, Sung Ho Kim, Jin Gu Park
  • Patent number: 8349743
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabricating a light emitting device. The method includes forming an oxide including gallium aluminum over a gallium oxide substrate, forming a nitride including gallium aluminum over the oxide including gallium aluminum and forming a light emitting structure over the nitride including gallium aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Tae Moon
  • Patent number: 8351475
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laser device. The laser device includes a pulse generator which irradiates a laser beam between a high reflector mirror and an output coupler mirror to amplify and resonate the laser beam, a pulse output section which receives a laser beam pulse amplified and resonated through the output coupler mirror to output the laser beam pulse, and a Q switch which moves backward or forward in a direction perpendicular to a path of the laser beam formed between the pulse generator and the high reflector mirror. The output coupler mirror includes first and second mirrors provided on a base plate. Positions of the first and second mirrors are selectively changed as the Q switch moves backward or forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Jawon Medical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wonhee Park
  • Patent number: 8350051
    Abstract: A process for producing an ?-hydroxyketone compound, which comprises subjecting an aldehyde compound to a coupling reaction in the presence of an alkoxyimidazolidine compound represented by the formula (1) wherein R1? and R2? independently represent a hydrogen atom, etc., R3? and R4? independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, etc. and R5? represents an alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventor: Koji Hagiya
  • Patent number: 8349952
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball which is excellent in abrasion-resistance and durability. The golf ball of the present invention comprises a cover using a cover composition containing thermoplastic polyurethane (A) and a polyisocyanate mixture (B) in which a urethane prepolymer (b-1a) having at least two isocyanate groups or a polyisocyanate (b-1b) having at least three isocyanate groups is dispersed in a thermoplastic resin (b-2) which does not substantially react with the isocyanate groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Tarao
  • Patent number: 8349247
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steel plate cooling method, in controlled cooling of thick-gauge steel plate, which uniformly cools steel plate over its entire length and eliminates plate warping, that is, a method of conveying and cooling the top and bottom surfaces of steel plate in a high temperature state after hot rolling while constraining the high temperature rolled steel plate by a plurality of sets or top and bottom draining rolls, wherein cooling nozzles having a large number of nozzle openings and individually or simultaneously spraying the two fluids of air and water are used to cool the steel plate, the cooling method of steel plate characterized by giving a stable pattern by driving out air trying to invade the path of flow reaching the front end of the cooling apparatus when the water which is fed is low in amount or low in pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventor: Hironori Ueno
  • Patent number: D674068
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungho Baek, Hyein Jung, Joogyeom Kim, Gangui Cho