Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Birch, Stewart, Kolasch and Birch, LLP
  • Patent number: 8350503
    Abstract: An n-phase brushless motor device is provided. The device includes a magnet for magnetic pole position detection having a number of poles twice as many as that of a rotor and fixed to a face perpendicular to a rotation axis of the rotor; n main Hall elements arranged opposite to the magnet, for detecting a magnetic pole position of the rotor; n sub Hall elements arranged in such a way as to have an offset in a direction of a periphery with respect to the main Hall elements, for detecting the magnetic pole position; and a control unit for counting “2” according to a change in an output pattern of the main Hall elements, for counting “1” when the output pattern is the same as that of the sub Hall elements at a predetermined timing, and for controlling a rotation of the rotor according to these counted values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Kawamura, Aya Nishikawa
  • 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: 8349763
    Abstract: A carbon monoxide reduction catalyst for smoking articles includes particles, 90% by volume or more of which have a particle diameter within a range of 1 to 100 ?m. Each particle includes a transition metal oxide generated by heating a transition metal salt of an organic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Kazunori Sugai, Yasunobu Inoue, Kiyohiro Sasakawa, Mitsuru Kondo, Tsutomu Sakai, Sadako Imai, Fumiko Murata
  • Patent number: 8351757
    Abstract: Even when a communication state between a tuner device and a display device is deteriorated, a television broadcast receiving device enables a user to view broadcast. The television broadcast receiving device of the present invention has a tuner section that receives a digital broadcast signal, selects the digital broadcast signal to decode the digital broadcast signal, generates video data including a video signal and an audio signal, and converts the video data into processed video data suitable for wireless communication, and a display section that receives the processed video data from the tuner section through wireless communication, and displays a video based on the processed video data. The tuner section has a recording/playback section that records and reads the video data in and from a predetermined recording section according to a change in state of the communication with the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Tsunashima, Hideki Kawano, Tetsuro Shida
  • 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: 8347704
    Abstract: The detection apparatus includes means for detecting rotation speed information of the respective wheels of a vehicle; means for estimating, a frequency characteristic of the wheel rotation speed information; and means for determining, based on the estimated frequency characteristic, a tire having a decreased air pressure. The frequency characteristic estimate means includes, to a time-series signal including the wheel rotation speed information: means for time-series estimating a third order or more linear model parameter; means for generating pseudo input data; means for estimating, based on the estimated linear model parameter and the pseudo input data, output data to a linear model; means for identifying, based on the pseudo input data and the estimated output, a linear model parameter for which the order is reduced to a second order; and means for estimating, based on the identified parameter for which the order is reduced to the second order, a resonance frequency of a tire torsional direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kawasaki
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8351937
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with wireless devices to be connected with the mobile terminal, a display unit configured to display information about the wireless devices, an input unit configured to input search information including at least one of a distance range to search for the wireless devices and a type of the wireless devices, and a controller configured to control the wireless communication unit to search for the wireless devices based on the input search information and to control the display unit to display responding wireless devices that responded to the search by the wireless communication unit according to the input search information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dong-Hyun Lee
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8350982
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device. The display device comprises a liquid crystal panel, a backlight assembly disposed below the liquid crystal panel, a frame receiving at least a part of the liquid crystal panel and the backlight assembly, and a chassis disposed at the frame. At least a part of the chassis is inserted into the frame, so that the strength of the frame and the chassis can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Ho Choi, Han Young Kim
  • Patent number: 8351734
    Abstract: In an X-Y conversion chart, a threshold Th is defined as Y=0, that is, defined on the X axis, a range from ?Th to +Th is defined as a range in which smoothing processing is performed, and a range outside ?Th to +Th is defined as a range in which sharpening processing is performed. Among equations denoted by Y1 and Y2 expressed by two linear straight lines, intersections of both the equations Y1 and Y2 are set to the maximum value and the minimum value of an X-Y conversion equation in this case. The threshold is expressed by an intersection of Y2 and the X axis. This algorithm is formed by three factors of: a coefficient ? indicating the strength of smoothing; a coefficient ? indicating the strength of sharpening; and a threshold Th on the X axis for determining switching between the smoothing processing and the sharpening processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Otsuka, Osamu Manba, Yasufumi Hagiwara, Daisuke Koyama
  • Patent number: 8351214
    Abstract: This publication discloses an electronics module comprising an insulating-material layer having two opposite surfaces, and at least one microcircuit embedded to the insulating-material layer. The microcircuit has a first contact surface comprising first contact terminals, from which the microcircuit is electrically connected to first conductor structures in the form of a patterned first conductor layer contained on first surface of the insulating-material layer, and a second contact surface opposite to the first contact surface, in which there is at least one second contact terminal, from which the microcircuit is electrically connected to second conductor structures contained in the form of a patterned second conductor layer on second surface of the insulating-material layer. According to the invention there is provided a local adhesive layer between the component and the first contact surface and first conductor layer, the adhesive layer filling the space between the component and the first conductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Imbera Electronics Oy
    Inventors: Risto Tuominen, Antti Iihola
  • 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: 8349475
    Abstract: A magnetic tape produced by cutting a magnetic sheet with a wide breadth into a tape having a predetermined width using a cutting device, in which the magnetic sheet has a magnetic layer containing magnetic powder and a binder formed on one surface of a non-magnetic substrate having a thickness of 4 ?m or less, and a center line average height (Ra) along a roughness curve of a cut edge of the magnetic tape is from 0.08 to 0.25 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsutaro Inoue
  • 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: 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