Patents Represented by Law Firm Birch, Stewart, Kolasch and Birch
  • Patent number: 8344211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated nucleic acid molecules and their corresponding encoded polypeptides. The present invention further relates to the uses of these nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides. For example, the nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides could be used in making enzymes or used to make plants, plant cells, plant materials or seeds of a plant having such modulated growth or phenotype characteristics that are altered with respect to wild type plants grown under similar conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolai Alexandrov, Vyacheslav Brover, Maxim Troukhan
  • Patent number: 8345621
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of transmitting signals for segmented access in a communication system is disclosed. The method for transmitting signals from a user equipment in a communication system includes the steps of selecting a predetermined channel structure depending on location of the user equipment among available channels defined differently depending on the location of the user equipment within a cell, and transmitting signals using the selected channel structure. Also, a method for transmitting signals using sequences allocated differently depending on location of a user equipment within a cell is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yeong-Hyeon Kwon, Seung Hee Han, Hyun Hwa Park, Dong Cheol Kim, Hyun Woo Lee, Min Seok Noh, Dragan Vujcic
  • Patent number: 8342282
    Abstract: Disclosed is a motorcycle fitted with a canister. A canister (55) is disposed along the body frame (20) at a position outside the body frame and closer to the body frame than the tip end of a tandem step (54R).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kuramochi, Hikaru Yokomura, Yuji Tsujimoto, Koichi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8345163
    Abstract: Motion blur at a pixel of interest in a video signal is corrected adaptively by detecting a motion vector of the pixel of interest, estimating the direction and magnitude of the motion blur from the motion vector, and filtering the video signal at the pixel of interest. The filtering process uses the pixel values of the pixels in a neighborhood of the pixel of interest, clipped so that they do not differ too greatly from the pixel value of the pixel of interest, and low-pass filtering coefficients selected according to the estimated direction and magnitude. The filtered value is used to calculate a gain factor for correcting the pixel value of the pixel of interest. The strength of the correction is adjusted according to the difference between the pixel value of the pixel of interest and the mean pixel value in its vicinity. The adjustment and clipping prevent overcorrection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Fujiyama, Yoshiki Ono
  • Patent number: 8345303
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus has a function of printing pieces of image data to be printed arranging them on one printing paper sheet. In a preview display screen of the image processing apparatus, when a specific piece of image data is selected by a user's operation from a plural piece of image data, the specific piece of image data is displayed being distinguished. Pieces of image data in the same shooting orientation as that of the specific piece of image data are searched for and their display is similarly varied. At this time, when rotation of the images is selected using a dialogue, the orientation of the pieces of image data is rotated at once by 180°. Thereby, the orientations of pieces of image data shot in a portrait-like posture may easily be adjusted to be the same and their images may be printed according to the preview display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 8345109
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a MOS image sensor that shoots an image of a subject, and a control unit that selects one of plural shutter drive modes and drives the MOS image sensor in the selected shutter drive mode. The control unit analyzes a through image of a subject that is obtained by the MOS image sensor before main shooting (step S3) and performs the selection automatically based on a result of the analysis (steps S6, S9, and S10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo Takane
  • Patent number: 8343960
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel 1,4-diaza-bicyclo[3.2.2]nonyl pyrimidine derivatives and their use in the manufacture of pharmaceutical compositions. The compounds of the invention are found to be cholinergic ligands at the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and modulators of the monoamine receptors and transporters. Due to their pharmacological profile the compounds of the invention may be useful for the treatment of diseases or disorders as diverse as those related to the cholinergic system of the central nervous system (CNS), the peripheral nervous system (PNS), diseases or disorders related to smooth muscle contraction, endocrine diseases or disorders, diseases or disorders related to neuro-degeneration, diseases or disorders related to inflammation, pain, and withdrawal symptoms caused by the termination of abuse of chemical substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Neurosearch A/S
    Inventors: Dan Peters, Daniel B. Timmermann, Elsebet Ostergaard Nielsen, Gunnar M. Olsen, Tino Dyhring, Jeppe Kejser Christensen, John Paul Redrobe, Jens Damsgaard Mikkelsen
  • Patent number: 8347336
    Abstract: A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 8345968
    Abstract: An encoding device includes a color component separating unit for separating an input bit stream for the respective color components, a block dividing unit for dividing an input color component signal into blocks to generate a signal of an encoding unit area, a predicted image generating unit for generating a predicted image for the signal, a determining unit for determining a prediction mode used for encoding according to a prediction efficiency of the predicted image, a prediction error encoding unit for encoding a difference between the predicted image corresponding to the prediction mode determined by the determining unit and the input color component signal, and an encoding unit for variable length-coding the prediction mode, an output from the prediction error encoding unit, and a color component identification flag indicating the color component to which the input bit stream belongs as a result of the color component separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Sekiguchi, Shuichi Yamagishi, Yoshimi Moriya, Yoshihisa Yamada, Kohtaro Asai, Tokumichi Murakami, Yuichi Idehara
  • Patent number: 8343943
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cancer sensitizer comprising glucosamine, a glucosamine derivative, or a salt thereof. When administered to patients with cancer, the cancer sensitizer functions to sensitize cancer cells to anticancer agents without producing side effects, thereby increasing the therapeutic efficiency of chemotherapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: National Cancer Center
    Inventors: Soo Youl Kim, Dae Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 8344400
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a light emitting device package. The light emitting device package comprises: a body comprising a multilayer cavity; a light emitting device in the cavity; a first phosphor layer sealing the light emitting device and comprising a first phosphor; and a second phosphor layer comprising a second phosphor on the first phosphor layer, the second phosphor and the first phosphor having a difference in the specific gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Choong Youl Kim, Hyeong Seok Im, Joong In An
  • Patent number: 8342100
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gas generator including a combustion chamber formed inside a housing having a gas discharge port, a disk-shaped gas generating agent stacked and loaded or a single tubular gas generating agent loaded in the combustion chamber in the axial direction of the housing, an igniter disposed inside the combustion chamber to enclose the igniter and fixed to a bottom surface of the housing by a fixing member, the fixing member including a fixing portion for the igniter and a plurality of elastic rod-like gas generating agent support portions extending in the radial direction of the housing from the fixing portion, the gas generating agent support portions abutting against a surface of the gas generating agent opposing the bottom surface of the housing, and the gas generating agent being pressed and fixed between the gas generating agent support portions and a top surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamazaki, Naoki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8347216
    Abstract: A mobile terminal for providing a video sharing function in a multi-party call state and its video sharing method are disclosed. When a video sharing menu is selected while a user is performing individual call communication or multi-party call communication, one or a plurality of video share keys in relation to a user selected for video sharing are displayed, so that the user can select a desired one of the displayed video share keys to share video with the selected user. In addition, a video share authority change key is disposed on the screen of a terminal set as a video share authority (chief authority) change target, so that a corresponding terminal can select the video share authority change key during individual or multi-party video sharing to acquire the authority of video sharing (chief authority) from a terminal currently having the authority of video sharing, thus perform bi-directional video sharing in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyun-Bin Shin, Eun-Woo Cho, Young-Soo An
  • Patent number: 8344090
    Abstract: Methods for preparing functionalized polyvinylpyrrolidones with polymerizable functions. Also, amphipathic polydimethylsiloxane-PVP block copolymers, such as and (meth)acrylated and (meth)acrylamide-functionalized polyvinylpyrrolidone compounds, such as The block copolymers are useful as biomaterial components in biomedical devices. They provide improved wettability, lubricity, and material compatibility to the biomedical device, e.g., ophthalmic lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: James Parakka, Keith R. McCrea, Robert S. Ward
  • Patent number: 8342286
    Abstract: In a normally-open type clutch structure operatively connected to a vehicle which includes an engine, a drive wheel driven by the engine, and an automatic transmission arranged between the engine and the drive wheel. A clutch operating mechanism is provided having an actuator for engaging or disengaging a clutch connected to the automatic transmission. The clutch operating mechanism performs a control so as to bring the clutch into an engaged state when the actuator is operated, and clutch operating mechanism operates the clutch so as to bring the clutch into a disengaged state when the actuator is not operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tsukada, Takashi Ozeki
  • Patent number: 8346309
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a case forming an outer appearance of the mobile terminal, a window formed at one surface of the case, a touch sensor located at the window, the touch sensor being configured to detect a touch input through the window, at least one pattern formation unit disposed in the case, the at least one pattern formation unit being configured to project a light pattern in one direction when the touch sensor is activated, and a path variation unit configured to vary the direction of the projected light such that the projected light pattern is directed toward the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dong-Youp Han, Young-Woo Yang
  • Patent number: 8345310
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided with a halftone frequency determining section for determining a halftone frequency of an input image data including a plurality of color components. The halftone frequency determining section includes: a threshold value setting section for setting a threshold value for a segment block that is consisting of a plurality of pixels, the threshold value being for use in binarization; a threshold value adjusting section for adjusting the threshold value according to input image data in order to remove an influence of an unnecessary color component; a maximum transition number averaging section for averaging maximum transition numbers of the binary data according to the adjusted threshold value in order to obtain a maximum transition number average; and a halftone frequency estimating section for estimating the halftone frequency from the maximum transition number average. With this, it is possible to determine the halftone frequency accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasushi Adachi
  • Patent number: 8344952
    Abstract: A portable terminal with an antenna for receiving broadcast signals, includes an antenna module having a chip antenna patterned on a dielectric chip so as to define a physical length of the antenna module that enables the chip antenna to operate within a broadcast band, and a conductive plate connected to the chip antenna and having an area such that conductive plate leads a main radiation of the antenna module on the broadcast band, whereby the physical length of the antenna module can be reduced as short as possible by employing the chip antenna. Accordingly, the chip antenna facilitates making the antenna module and the portable terminal be smaller in size. Also, the chip antenna is configured to lead a main radiation on the conductive plate, thereby increasing radio reception quality and improving radio performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyung-Hack Yi, Dong-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 8345571
    Abstract: A method for transmitting channel information and a mobile communication terminal are disclosed. The method for transmitting channel information includes requesting, by a mobile station (MS) through a random access channel (RACH), a base station (BS) to allocate a resource for transmitting channel information, if it is determined that transmission of a channel status of a downlink channel is necessary as a result of monitoring the channel status, and transmitting, from the MS through the RACH to the BS, the channel information which is updated according to the channel status if the resource allocation is completed. Therefore an existing control channel can be efficiently used, without adding a new control channel for channel quality identifier (CQI) transmission by a mobile station or modifying the configuration of a transmitting stage. Further, signal interference for the existing channels can be prevented when generating a scheduling request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yeong Hyeon Kwon, Seung Hee Han, Hyun Woo Lee, Jin Sam Kwak, Dong Cheol Kim, Min Seok Noh
  • Patent number: D673524
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sennheiser Communications A/S
    Inventor: Jörg Brennwald