Patents Represented by Attorney Brinks Hofer Gilson and Lione
  • Patent number: 8350731
    Abstract: A complex-operation input device having an operable knob held in a rotatable and slidable manner includes a rotation sensor that detects rotation of the operable knob on the basis of displacement of a second detected portion, and a slide sensor that detects sliding of the operable knob on the basis of displacement of a first detected portion. The direction in which the second detected portion moves with the sliding of the operable knob is substantially orthogonal to a rotation axis about which the operable knob rotates. The slide sensor is disposed such that, when the operable knob is slid, the slide sensor detects the sliding before the rotation sensor detects the displacement of the second detected portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoaki Kato, Takashi Uenomachi, Shingo Ebinuma
  • Patent number: 8349877
    Abstract: Ternary fungicidal compositions comprising as active components 1) boscalid, 2) chlorothalonil and 3) at least one active compound III, selected from groups A) to F): A) azoles; B) strobilurins; C) carboxamides; D) heterocyclic compounds; E) carbamates; F) other fungicides; in a synergistically effective amount, methods for controlling phytopathogenic harmful fungi using compositions of boscalid, chlorothalonil and at least one active compound III, the use of boscalid and chlorothalonil with at least one active compound III for preparing such compositions, and also agents and seed comprising such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Horst Dieter Brix, Daniel Ebersold, Martin Semar, Jens Bruns, Michael Vonend
  • Patent number: 8348073
    Abstract: A mobile lift crane includes a carbody made from two side members and two end cross members connected to each other with a carbody connection that can be disconnected such that the side members and end cross members can be individually transported between job sites and reassembled at a new job site. Preferably the two side members are interchangeable with each other when making the carbody, and the two end cross members are also interchangeable with each other. Further, each of the side members and end cross members preferably has a section of a roller path and section of a ring gear attached to them while being transported and assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Manitowoc Crane Companies, LLC
    Inventors: Bronson E. Foust, David J. Pech
  • Patent number: 8348987
    Abstract: A circumferentially and longitudinally continuous scoring structure having a diameter in an initial unrestrained state that is smaller than a deflated diameter of the balloon is disposed around an outer surface of the balloon in an expanded configuration. The scoring structure continually exerts a radially inward compressive force against the balloon such that when the balloon is expanded from a deflated configuration to an inflated configuration, the scoring structure expands in a radially outward direction and remains in continuous compressive contact with at least a portion of the balloon as the balloon unfolds. The scoring structure may be entirely free of attachment to the balloon and catheter, and may extend substantially a length of a working region of the balloon. The scoring structure may include a plurality of circumferentially compressible members connecting longitudinal members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Elizabeth A. Eaton
  • Patent number: 8352404
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of determining an allocation plan for a cargo stowage problem of allocating a set of cargo items to a set of cargo item positions of a vessel, each cargo item position being suitable for receiving a cargo item. The method comprises constructing an expression indicative of one or more constraints to be satisfied by said allocation plan, constructing a cost function indicative of a cost of an updated allocation plan relative to a current allocation plan of said cargo stowage problem, iteratively updating a current allocation plan from an initial allocation plan to an updated allocation plan so as to decrease said cost function under said one or more constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S
    Inventors: Nicolas Guilbert, Benoit Paquin
  • Patent number: 8350987
    Abstract: A backlight unit adapted to enhance brightness and reduce manufacturing time and costs is disclosed. The backlight unit includes a bottom cover with an opened upper surface, a plurality of light emission diodes arranged on an inner edge of the bottom cover, a light guide plate disposed parallel to the plurality of light emission diodes, and a diffusion sheet disposed on the light guide plate. The diffusion sheet is provided to have an overlapped area with a support main which is combined with the bottom cover. Also, a reflection material layer is formed on an upper surface of the diffusion sheet corresponding to the overlapped area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Hoon Yang, Yeoun Jei Jung
  • Patent number: 8351609
    Abstract: One or more rights objects (RO) files may be used for storing RO's preferably in the protected area available only to authenticated users. A RO navigation file is stored preferably in an unprotected public area containing status bits, where each status bit identifies whether a location in a RO file contains a valid RO or not. Preferably, there is a one-to-one correspondence between the location for a RO in a RO file and a location in the RO navigation file for the status bit which identifies whether its corresponding location in the RO file contains a valid RO or not. Whether a particular location in a RO file contains a valid RO or not can be found by checking its corresponding status bit in the RO navigation file. By finding out whether a particular location in a RO file contains a valid RO or not in this manner, it is possible to delete ROs without having to go through an authentication process. The process of finding an empty slot in the RO file for storing a new RO is also simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Oktay Rasizade, Bahman Qawami, Fabrice Jogand-Coulomb, Robert C. Chang, Farshid Sabet-Sharghi
  • Patent number: 8350827
    Abstract: A touch-sensing display screen includes an upper transparent substrate, a lower substrate opposite the upper substrate, and a backlight unit having an infrared light source configured to radiate infrared light through the upper substrate in a first direction. A transparent window is disposed in alignment with the infrared light source and between the upper and lower transparent substrates. A portion of the infrared light radiated in the first direction is reflected back through the upper substrate and through the transparent window in a second direction by an object touching a surface of the upper transparent substrate. A pixel thin-film transistor on the lower substrate is configured to activate a pixel electrode, and an infrared light-sensing thin-film transistor is configured to sense the infrared light received through the upper substrate in the second direction, and output an infrared light-sense signal in response thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In Jae Chung, In Ho Ahn, Sang Hyuck Bae
  • Patent number: 8352257
    Abstract: The present system proposes a technique called the spectro-temporal varying technique, to compute the suppression gain. This method is motivated by the perceptual properties of human auditory system; specifically, that the human ear has higher frequency resolution in the lower frequencies band and less frequency resolution in the higher frequencies, and also that the important speech information in the high frequencies are consonants which usually have random noise spectral shape. A second property of the human auditory system is that the human ear has lower temporal resolution in the lower frequencies and higher temporal resolution in the higher frequencies. Based on that, the system uses a spectro-temporal varying method which introduces the concept of frequency-smoothing by modifying the estimation of the a posteriori SNR. In addition, the system also makes the a priori SNR time-smoothing factor depend on frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: QNX Software Systems Limited
    Inventors: Phil A. Hetherington, Xueman Li
  • Patent number: 8350439
    Abstract: This motor includes a stator whereupon a plurality of magnetic poles are arranged at first prescribed intervals on the outer circumference section, and a rotor which is rotatively arranged on the outer circumference of the stator by having a prescribed space in between and has permanent magnets magnetized to different polarities at second prescribed intervals. The magnetic pole of the stator forms an extending section which extends from a magnetic pole base section in a direction parallel to the permanent magnet, and the extending length of the extending section in the direction parallel to the permanent magnet is same as that of the magnetic pole base section in the direction parallel to the permanent magnet or shorter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Murakami, Atsuyoshi Koshiba, Koji Kadowaki, Haruki Kato, Yasuo Kunishige
  • Patent number: 8347743
    Abstract: A specimen processing device comprising: first and second units for processing specimens; a conveyance unit for conveying a specimen rack in a first direction from a first position where the specimen is retrieved by the first unit to a second position where the specimen is retrieved by the second unit, and a second direction opposite to the first position; a detector common to the first and second units for executing a detection process with respect to the sample containers; and a conveyance controller controlling the conveyance unit to convey some sample containers of the detected sample containers executed with the detection process to the first position, and to convey the other sample containers of the detected sample containers to the second position, the some sample containers and the other sample containers being held by a common rack, is disclosed. A specimen processing method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Hamada, Takaaki Nagai, Masaharu Shibata
  • Patent number: 8349256
    Abstract: A blood cell analyzer comprising: a detector for detecting predetermined component of leukocytes contained in a specimen; and a controller, including a memory under the control of a processor, the memory storing: correlation information relating to the correlation between leukocyte distribution data and either stab neutrophil or segmented leukocyte classification data; and instructions enabling the processor to carry out operations, comprising: (a) obtaining leukocyte distribution data of a subject based on the detection results of the detector; (b) obtaining the stab neutrophil or segmented leukocyte classification data based on the correlation information and the leukocyte distribution data of the subject; and (c) outputting the obtained stab neutrophil or segmented leukocyte classification data. A blood cell analyzing method and a computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromi Kataoka, Shoichiro Asada, Tetsuro Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8350062
    Abstract: The present invention provides bistramide analogs useful for treating various types of cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Sergey A. Kozmin, Syed Rizvi
  • Patent number: 8351906
    Abstract: A calling method for the video phone, includes: playing a Multimedia Ring Back Tone for a calling terminal via a first bearer of video phone established between a Multimedia Ring Back Tone server and the calling terminal; establishing a second bearer of video phone between a called terminal and the Multimedia Ring Back Tone server upon detecting that the called terminal answers the call; and performing a video phone communication between the calling terminal and the called terminal via the first bearer and the second bearer established. Another calling method for the video phone, comprises: playing a Multimedia Ring Back Tone for the calling terminal by the Multimedia Ring Back Tone server via a third bearer of video phone established with the calling terminal; establishing a fourth bearer of video phone between the calling terminal and the called terminal, and performing the video phone communication between the calling terminal and the called terminal via the fourth bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian Yang, Guoqiao Chen, Lei Wang
  • Patent number: 8348916
    Abstract: An individual package is provided to allow a tampon with an applicator to be handled easily. An individual package includes: a tampon including an applicator having an external cylinder and an internal cylinder, and an absorbent body housed so as to be pushed out from the applicator; and a flat bag formed by a predetermined sheet member in a elongated shape. The flat bag includes an unsealable portion formed on one side of the flat bag so as to enable the tampon to be removed therefrom; and a lid portion which is openable and closable in a longitudinal direction of the flat bag. The lid portion is disposed so as to cover the unsealable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Kaori Fujikawa, Hideki Kondo, Hitoshi Watanabe, Masashi Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 8351677
    Abstract: Remote deposit of checks can be facilitated by a financial institution. A customer's general purpose computer and image capture device may be leveraged to capture an image of a check and deliver the image to financial institution electronics. Additional data for the transaction may be collected as necessary. The transaction can be automatically accomplished utilizing the images and data thus acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Charles Lee Oakes, III, Randy Ray Morlen, R. Bharat Prasad Nuggehalli, Greg Alan Harpel, Michael Frank Morris
  • Patent number: D673911
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Tanabe, Masahiko Morisaki, Masatomo Kumashiro
  • Patent number: D674077
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Miyake
  • Patent number: D674085
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Soichiro Fujioka, Mizuho Sakakibara, Tohru Nakamura
  • Patent number: D674094
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takano, Masakazu Mori