Patents Represented by Law Firm Birch, Stewart, Kolasch and Birch
  • 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: 8351718
    Abstract: An image data processing apparatus including: a compression processing section that divides image data into a plurality of partial data in a prescribed size, generates link information showing a mutual arrangement of each of the divided partial data, and generates compressed partial data by compressing each of the divided partial data; a plurality of expansion sections that expand the compressed partial data respectively; a data controller that assigns each of the compressed partial data to any one of the expansion sections, and operates the expansion sections to expand the compressed partial data substantially simultaneously; and an image data storage section that stores each of the expanded partial data, wherein the data controller determines an area of the image data storage section, in which each of the expanded partial data ought to be stored, and an output order of the stored partial data, based on the link information and the prescribed size of the partial data, so as to restore the original image data
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Maeda
  • Patent number: 8350901
    Abstract: A brightness image is produced from a frame image input from a scope and a high brightness pixel group including pixels next to one another, of which the brightness values exceed a predetermined value, and of which the number exceeds a predetermined value, is detected. Only when the pixel group is detected, a microcomputer performs light amount adjustment. When no high brightness pixel group is detected any more, a brightness blurred image is produced from the brightness image. If the value of a pixel forming the brightness blurred image is greater than or equal to a predetermined value, the value is replaced with zero. If the value is less than or equal to a predetermined value, the value is replaced with a greater value as the value is smaller. Then, brightness conversion is performed on the brightness image by adding the brightness blurred image after replacement to the brightness image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujinon Corporation
    Inventor: Kazunori Abe
  • 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: 8351707
    Abstract: Line images in horizontal and vertical directions are detected from input image data, and an intersection of the line images is calculated. the calculated intersection is regarded as a feature point of input image data. Thus, it is possible to easily and promptly extract, from image data, a feature point that allows specifying the image data appropriately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Sakamoto, Hiroki Yoshino
  • Patent number: 8351347
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for transmitting a sounding reference signal from to a base station in a radio communication system. More specifically, the method comprises the steps of: transmitting a periodic sounding reference signal to a base station; receiving a transmission instruction for an additional sounding reference signal from the base station; multiplexing said periodic sounding reference signal and said additional sounding reference signal along a frequency axis or a time axis; and transmitting said multiplexed periodic sounding reference signal and said additional sounding reference signal to said base station. Said multiplexing step is characterized by multiplexing said periodic sounding reference signal and said additional sounding reference signal along a frequency axis or a time axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Min Seok Noh, Jae Hoon Chung, Yeong Hyeon Kwon
  • Patent number: 8349867
    Abstract: A kind of quinoline compounds as formula A, pharmaceutical accepted solvates, optical isomers or polymorphisms thereof. The intermediates of formula D. in which, R1, R2 and R3 is independently H, halo or the subustitents of formula H, in which, R is H, halo, C1˜C4alkyl, C1˜C4alkoxyl. The preparation methods and the uses for the manufacture of a medicament of inhibiting the HMG CoA reductase and treating the diseases relating to the high blood fat. Compared with the fluvastatin, rosuvatatin, pitavastatin disclosed in the prior arts, present quinoline compounds have better activity of inhibiting HMG CoA reductase. Present quinoline compounds can be used for treating the diseases relating to the high blood fat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Shanghai Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry
    Inventors: Zhengyan Cai, Weicheng Zhou, Qun Hao
  • 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: 8350088
    Abstract: To provide a gelling agent containing a fluoroalkyl derivative, a small amount of which can gelatinize or solidify various organic solvents. The gelling agent for organic liquids contains a fluoroalkyl derivative represented by the following formula: wherein each of m, n and x is a positive integer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: National University Corporation Yamaguchi University
    Inventors: Hiroaki Okamoto, Yuki Morita
  • Patent number: 8351015
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid crystal display panel and a method for testing the same. The liquid crystal display panel includes at least one testing signal supply line having first and second horizontal portions spaced from each other for applying a testing signal to the liquid crystal display panel, first and second electrolytic corrosion blocking patterns connected to ends of the first and second horizontal lines respectively on a substrate and isolated from each other for prevention of transmission of the electrolytic corrosion from the first horizontal portion to the second horizontal portion, and a connection pattern formed of a material resistant to the electrolytic corrosion for connecting the first horizontal portion to the second horizontal portion, electrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Ho Yoon, Dae-Young Seok
  • 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: 8350026
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds of general formula (I) wherein W, D, E, G, J, L, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and Y are as defined herein, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, hydrates, or solvates thereof, for use—alone or in combination with one or more other pharmaceutically active compounds—in therapy, for treating diseases associated with deregulated angiogenesis, such as cancer and skin and eye diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Leo Pharma A/S
    Inventors: Jakob Felding, Xifu Liang, Anne Marie Horneman, Tina Dahlerup Poulsen, Jens Christian Højland Larsen
  • Patent number: 8350965
    Abstract: A portable terminal device includes: an operation part 7 including operation keys 71 that are two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix form; an image enlarging part 91 that, in a state where a plurality of enlargement target areas 93 are preliminarily set as partial areas of an image, generates an enlarged image by, on the basis of an operation of any of the operation keys 71, enlarging an image within an enlargement target area 93 preliminarily related to the operation key 71; a display image generating part 92 that generates a display image including the image in a normal or an enlargement browsing mode generates a display image including the enlarged image; and a display part 5 that displays the display image. The respective enlargement target areas 93 respectively correspond in an arrangement order to the operation keys 71, and form overlap areas with their adjacent enlargement target areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Mohri, Kei Okuda
  • 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: 8351009
    Abstract: A display panel is connected to a wiring-mounted board on which a signal supply wiring that supplies wiring supplies signals for driving the display panel is mounted. The wiring-mounted board has (i) first and second wires extending toward the display panel, and (ii) first and second terminals that are connected to the first and second wires, respectively. The display panel has a first short-circuit wire that is connected to the first and second wires at a connecting part of the display panel and the wiring-mounted board, so as to short-circuit the first and second wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Wakita, Seiji Muraoka, Hidetaka Mizumaki
  • Patent number: 8350800
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Byunghyun An, Minchul Kim, Hoon Hur, Bupsung Jung, Seungse Kim, Myounghwa Ko
  • 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: 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: 8348601
    Abstract: When changing a nozzle blade angle by rotating a drive ring, a contact load generated between an inner circumferential surface of the drive ring and an outer circumferential surface of a mount can be reduced, allowing the drive ring to rotate smoothly and reducing the amount of wear and a driving force. It is also possible to reduce an impact force, such as engine vibrations, generated at the drive ring when an external force acts, reducing the risk of damage. A plurality of notches (19) are provided at an inner rim of the drive ring (14), and, among inner circumferential surfaces (14a, 14b, 14c, 14d, 14e, 14f, 14g, and 14h) located between the notches (19), when a driving force for rotating the drive ring (14) is applied, the inner diameters of the inner circumferential surfaces (14e, 14f, 14g, and 14h) where the contact load with the outer circumferential surface of a mount becomes large are made larger than the outer diameter of the outer circumferential surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Hayashi, Yasuaki Jinnai, Hiroshi Suzuki, Yuki Ishii
  • Patent number: 8348233
    Abstract: A butterfly valve comprises a valve body, a seat ring mounted on a flow passage of the valve body, a disc rotatably mounted to the valve body and configured to open and close the flow passage by being attached to the seat ring; and a driving device configured to linearly move and rotate the disc so as to prevent interference between the disc and the seat ring when the flow passage of the valve body is open and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seokwang Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoon-Chul Kim