Patents Represented by Attorney Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8348045
    Abstract: The device for transporting flat objects from an output unit to an input unit has a conveyor belt with several pairs of flaps to transport flat objects in suspended fashion. A feed unit serves to convey the flat objects into the flaps from below. Each flap has a first side piece and a second side piece, which define an intermediate space for holding an edge section of the flat object. The first side pieces and the second side pieces of the flaps of each pair of flaps face each other. Each flap can be pivoted between an open position for picking up and releasing the flat object and a closed position for transporting the flat objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Rodi
  • Patent number: 8348546
    Abstract: A method for transferring a barrier includes providing a barrier having first and second sides and a plurality of barrier modules connected end-to-end, driving a transfer vehicle along a path on the first side of the barrier, wherein the vehicle is supported entirely by a support surface on the first side of the barrier and is free of any engagement with the support surface on the second side of the barrier. The transfer vehicle includes a barrier transfer device with a support disposed above the barrier and a carriage coupled to the support. The method further includes sequentially engaging the plurality of barrier modules with the carriage, sequentially moving the plurality of barrier modules in a lateral direction with the carriage, and sequentially releasing the plurality of barrier modules from the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Energy Absorption Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Welch, Douglas E. Wilkinson, Patrick A. Leonhardt, Michael H. Oberth, Barry D. Stephens, Sean Thompson, Donald L. Crothers
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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