Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch
  • Patent number: 8351518
    Abstract: To enable shared control information to be demodulated without requiring advance information on a MIMO block or non-MIMO block prior to demodulation of the shared control information of the block, and further enable the shared control information to be demodulated early. A wireless transmitting apparatus which performs wireless transmission in MIMO or non-MIMO for each radio frame comprised of a block or a plurality of blocks, and has mapping sections (110-1 to 110-n) that perform mapping of pilot signals to perform propagation path estimation, specific data, and user data, where the mapping sections perform mapping so that the specific data is transmitted in non-MIMO in the block or the radio frame transmitted in MIMO, and that an antenna that transmits the specific data is beforehand associated with an antenna that transmits a pilot signal to perform propagation path estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidekazu Tsuboi, Yasuhiro Hamaguchi, Yasuyuki Kato, Waho Oh
  • Patent number: 8349293
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of metal nanoparticles for the preparation of a composition for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease by MRI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Guerbet
    Inventor: Claire Corot
  • Patent number: 8348719
    Abstract: Embodiments of a polisher for chemical mechanical planarization. The polisher includes a polishing pad structure containing a first reactant therein, and a second reactant in a polishing environment over the polishing pad structure. The first reactant and the second reactant react endothermically upon contact when polishing a wafer surface between the polishing pad structure and the polishing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Hsien Lu, Liang-Guang Chen, Tien-I Bao, Shau-Lin Shue
  • 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: 8351335
    Abstract: Intelligent hotspot connection systems and methods are provided. The intelligent hotspot connection system includes a storage unit, a wireless connection unit, and a processing unit. The storage unit includes a hotspot information database recording at least one property for each of a plurality of hotspots, and a hotspot preference database recording at least one preference inclination, respectively defining a reference weight for the property and signal strength. The processing unit detects the signal strength of the respective hotspots via the wireless connection unit. The processing unit obtains the preference inclination, and calculates a score for the respective hotspots according to the preference inclination, the property and signal strength of the respective hotspots. The processing unit selects and automatically connects to the hotspot with the highest score via the wireless connection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Institute for Information Industry
    Inventors: Yu-Fan Lin, Fu-Shan Fang, Cheng-Chun Lin, Yi-Yao Tseng, Hung-Jui Wang
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8348786
    Abstract: An iron-type golf club head is assembled from a front component (4) made of a metal material having a specific gravity ?1, a rear component (5) made of a fiber reinforced resin having a specific gravity ?2 lower than the specific gravity ?1, a toe-side component (6) made of a metal material having a specific gravity ?3 higher than the specific gravity ?1, and a heel-side component (7) made of a metal material having a specific gravity ?4 higher than the specific gravity ?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SRI Sports Limited
    Inventor: Takashi Nakano
  • Patent number: 8351135
    Abstract: An imaging lens includes: a first lens with a meniscus shape having a concave surface facing an object side; a second positive lens; a third negative lens with a meniscus shape having a convex surface facing an image side; and a fourth negative lens. The first to fourth lenses are arranged in this order from the object side. The imaging lens is configured such that a normal line of an object-side surface of the fourth lens at a point where the outermost light beam of an on-axis light flux passes intersects the optical axis on the image side of the object-side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Masao Mori
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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