Patents Represented by Attorney Brinks Hofer Gilson & 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: 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: 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: 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: 8350046
    Abstract: A process for preparing arylcarboxamides of the formula (I) where Ar=a mono- to trisubstituted phenyl, pyridyl or pyrazolyl ring, where the substituents are selected from halogen, C1-C4-alkyl and C1-C4-haloalkyl; M=thienyl or phenyl, which may bear a halogen substituent; Q=direct bond, cyclopropylene, fused bicyclo[2.2.1]heptane or bicyclo[2.2.1]heptene ring; R1=hydrogen, halogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkoxy, mono- to trisubstituted phenyl, where the substituents are selected from halogen and trifluoromethylthio, or cyclopropyl; by reacting an acid chloride of the formula (II) with an arylamine (III) in a suitable nonaqueous solvent, wherein, in the absence of an auxiliary base, a) the acid chloride (II) is initially charged, b) a pressure of from 0 to 700 mbar is established, c) the arylamine (III) is metered in an approximately stoichiometric amount and d) the product of value is isolated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wolfgang Reichert, Christopher Koradin, Sebastian Peer Smidt, Volker Maywald, Bernd Wolf, Michael Rack, Thomas Zierke, Michael Keil
  • Patent number: 8350909
    Abstract: A process is repeated in which N state vectors each including, as elements, the position of a camera with respect to a vehicle, the posture of the camera, the width of a lane where the vehicle is driving, and the orientation of the vehicle with respect to the lane are changed according to a predetermined dynamics model, a reference state vector representing the positions of edges of lane marks included in an image captured by the camera is generated when each of the changed state vectors is true, considering the positions of edges of lane marks in the image as an observation vector, the degree of match between the reference state vector and the observation vector is calculated as the weight of the state vector, a weighted average vector of the state vectors is calculated, and N state vectors are resampled on the basis of the calculated weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Daishi Mori
  • Patent number: 8349688
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory transistor includes an island-shaped semiconductor having a source region, a channel region, and a drain region formed in this order from the Si substrate side, a floating gate surrounding the outer periphery of the channel region with a tunnel insulating film interposed therebetween, a control gate surrounding the outer periphery of the floating gate with an inter-polysilicon insulating film interposed therebetween, and a control gate line connected to the control gate and extending in a predetermined direction. The floating gate extends to regions below and above the control gate and to a region below the control gate line. The inter-polysilicon insulating film is interposed between the floating gate and the upper surface, lower surface, and inner side surface of the control gate and between the control gate line and a portion of the floating gate that extends to the region below the control gate line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Unisantis Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Fujio Masuoka, Hiroki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8348638
    Abstract: A compressor has a hermetic container filled with a lubricant and accommodates an electric element provided with a stator and a rotor and a compressing element, wherein the compressing element includes a shaft, a cylinder block, a piston, a connection mechanism, a bearing, and a thrust ball bearing provided between the rotor and a bearing end surface as an end surface of the bearing, and wherein the thrust ball bearing includes a plurality of balls, a holder portion for holding the balls, upper and lower races disposed on and beneath the balls, a rotation regulation portion for regulating a rotation of the lower race, and a thrust surface provided at the bearing end surface so as to contact with a lower surface of the lower race.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Kiwamu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8349737
    Abstract: A method of forming a pattern includes forming a photoresist pattern on a substrate, forming a first material layer on substantially an entire surface of the substrate including the photoresist pattern, heat-treating the substrate including the first material layer and the photoresist pattern, and forming the pattern by removing the photoresist pattern and the portion of the first material layer on the photoresist pattern. A method of manufacturing an array substrate includes forming a pixel region bounded by gate and data lines, and a thin film transistor; an insulating layer is selectively removed to form a passivation layer using a photoresist pattern as an etching mask; a transparent conductive layer is formed on substantially the entire substrate, and the substrate is heat treated. The photoresist pattern and the portion of the transparent conductive layer on the photoresist pattern are removed by a stripping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong-Ju Lim
  • Patent number: 8348988
    Abstract: An endoluminal prosthetic device for placement in a body lumen is formed by stitching stents to a graft. A first or anchoring stent is used for securing a graft made of biocompatible material that forms at least one lumen. There is also a second stent. The first and second stents each include a plurality of struts and apices between the struts. At least two of the apices in each of the first and second stents are secured to the graft by stitches. A running suture links at least one stitch of the first stent and one stitch of the second stent. The running suture linking the first stent and the second stent adds strength to the stitches and better secures the first stent to the device. The endoluminal prosthetic device may be used in an aortic vessel to treat stenoses or aneurysms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ashvin Lad, Michael P. DeBruyne, Thomas A. Osborne
  • Patent number: 8350258
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode display and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The organic light emitting diode display includes a first substrate, an organic light emitting diode that is positioned on the first substrate and includes a first electrode, an organic layer having at least a light emitting layer, and a second electrode, an organic buffer layer that is positioned on an entire surface of the organic light emitting diode and has a hydroxy group or an amide group, a sealant positioned on an entire surface of the organic buffer layer, and a second substrate positioned on the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeongdae Seo, Jeongwon Lee
  • Patent number: 8351678
    Abstract: Images from checks may be compared with each other to detect a twice-deposited or represented check. An image of a check may be parsed into regions or tiles, for example. In an implementation, values for regions or tiles over a predetermined area (e.g., an area from a character in the magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) line at the bottom of the check to the dollar sign symbol) may be compared. In an implementation, a virtual overlay of two check images may be performed and a correlation may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Reynaldo Medina, III
  • 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: 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: 8351585
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for implementing a Multimedia Ring Back Tone (MRBT) service are provided. The method includes: receiving a call request originated by a calling terminal; parsing a tone playing policy specifying whether to play a caller tone or a callee tone or whether to filter a tone; performing caller tone media negotiation or callee tone media negotiation, or performing no tone negotiation according to the parsing result; and playing the caller tone or the callee tone to the caller, or playing no tone. With the technical solution of the present invention, the caller tone service can be implemented in the IMS domain. Whether a caller tone or a callee tone is played to the caller is determined according to a preset policy. Furthermore, the tone filtering service is also implemented. This gives a user freedom in experiencing the MRBT service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lingyan Wu, Yuan Bao, Guojun Xu, Haoyu Wang, Shanyang Ke, Sichen Wang, Ruinan Sun
  • Patent number: 8351343
    Abstract: A data recognition system for a wireless device that includes a storage module that stores a first hash value and a processing module that generates a second hash value based on an incoming data stream received by the wireless device and detects a change in the incoming data stream based on a comparison between the first hash value with the second hash value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Joachim Schmalz, Manfred Kunz
  • 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: 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: 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: D674077
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Miyake