Patents Represented by Attorney Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8340501
    Abstract: A video signal input-output circuit and a recording-reproduction apparatus in which a digitally compressed video signal input in packet form can be recorded and reproduced efficiently and in stable fashion. In this apparatus, a clock reference is detected from a packet signal containing the clock reference and a digitally compressed video signal, a time stamp for a packet is generated using a clock signal in phase with the clock reference and added to the particular packet, and the packet signals with the time stamp added thereto are recorded closely to each other in a data storage element such as a magnetic recording medium. At playback, the packet interval is output by being restored to the original length on the basis of the time stamp added to the packet in store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroo Okamoto, Kyoichi Hosokawa, Hitoaki Owashi, Hiroaki Tachibana, Takaharu Noguchi
  • Patent number: 8341140
    Abstract: A configuration management system for a storage system including a host computer, a storage device providing a storage area for data processed by the host computer, and a communication network connecting the host computer and the storage device communicatively is disclosed. The configuration management system comprises a system condition table storing a system condition, a storage configuration table storing storage configuration information, a performance table storing a performance condition indicating a storage performance. searching the system condition table is searched using the required system condition and the performance table is searched using the required performance condition. If the storage system satisfying the required conditions fails to be extracted, content of the required system condition is changed and searching of the system condition table and the performance table is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuji Nagahori, Takashi Watanabe, Shiori Inoue
  • Patent number: 8335348
    Abstract: A method of tracking an object that appears in a plurality of image frames is provided. The method includes (a) dividing an identified object of one of the plurality of image frames into a plurality of object segments and (b) tracking a location of each of the plurality of object segments in the image frame. The method also includes (c) estimating at least one of scale and orientation of the object using the location of each of the plurality of object segments and (d) obtaining position of the object using the estimated scale and orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    Inventors: V. Srikrishnan, Tadinada Nagaraj, Subhasis Chaudhuri
  • Patent number: 8335254
    Abstract: Integrated imaging and GPS network monitors remote object movement. Browser interface displays objects and detectors. Database stores object position movement. Cameras detect objects and generate image signal. Internet provides selectable connection between system controller and various cameras according to object positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Lot 3 Acquisition Foundation, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis S. Fernandez, Irene Y. Hu
  • Patent number: 8335994
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing content (e.g., such as web content) to a computing device are disclosed. An example method for providing web content includes receiving, from a first computing device, a request for the web content and determining a device type of the first computing device. The example method further includes retrieving the web content and modifying the web content based on the device type. The example method still further includes providing the modified web content to the first computing device for display on the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Salmon Alagnak LLC
    Inventor: Andrew So
  • Patent number: 8334144
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a system for guiding chemiluminescence and a system for preventing a variation in dark currents. The apparatus includes a first light shielding BOX having a sample container holder and a shutter unit therein, the shutter unit including a top plate which is partly formed by a movement of a plate member, and a second light shielding BOX having a photodetector therein. While a measurement is not implemented, the shutter unit is closed to block entrance of stray light to the photodetector, and while a measurement is implemented, the plate member is moved to open the shutter unit, and the tip of the photodetector is inserted into a through hole formed in the top plate, so that the distance between the bottom of the sample container and a sensitive area of the photodetector is reduced to several millimeters or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Noda, Satoshi Ozawa, Masahiro Okanojo, Kenko Uchida
  • Patent number: 8335805
    Abstract: A universal data management interface (UDMI) system includes a processing system generates a visual interface through which a user can access, manage, and manipulate data on plural different types of remote databases. The UDMI connects to multiple standard database management systems and to allow multiple users to access, manage, and manipulate data within each of the multiple standard database management systems. The UDMI also allows multiple virtual databases that reside in a single database to be available as a network service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Crucial Apex Communications LLC
    Inventor: Jasmin Cosic
  • Patent number: 8333562
    Abstract: A steam turbine rotor blade has a profile and a cover integrally formed on and at an end of the profile, the leading edge of the cover formed on the profile and the trailing edge of a cover formed on an adjacent preceding profile being in contact and connected with each other by the torsional return force produced during rotation. The cover formed on the profile is provided with a radially-formed stepped portion at the trailing edge, the stepped portion having a height large than the thickness of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunio Asai, Takeshi Kudo, Tateki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8332444
    Abstract: A user provides an annotation, such as text or graphics, in relation to a resource available on a computer network. The annotation is automatically stored and/or retrieved without requiring separate action from the user to accomplish the storage or retrieval. An annotation interface may receive the annotation from the user. The annotation is then stored in association with the user and the network address of the resource. The user's annotation may be later retrieved and displayed to the user based on the network address of the resource. In one specific embodiment, a browser toolbar receives and displays user annotations associated with Web sites or Web pages to which the user has navigated. Preferably, the annotation interface remains available to the user throughout the time in which the resource is provided. Further controls may enable the user to make an annotation publicly available to others, and to receive annotations from others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Ophivain Applications NY L.L.C.
    Inventors: Udi Manber, Jonathan Leblang, Colin Saunders, Matthew Amacker
  • Patent number: 8332582
    Abstract: A storage system including a storage device which includes media for storing data from a host computer, a medium controller for controlling the media, a plurality of channel controllers for connecting to the host computer through a channel and a cache memory for temporarily storing data from the host computer, wherein the media have a restriction on a number of writing times. The storage device includes a bus for directly transferring data from the medium controller to the channel controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Nakamura, Kazuhisa Fujimoto, Akira Fujibayashi
  • Patent number: 8332602
    Abstract: There is disclosed a data storage system used in a computer environment where there are plural host computers and plural storage array controllers. When a remote copy is made while assuring the order of writing across plural storage array controllers, one of the host computers gains copy information about all the storage array controllers associated with the remote copy as a representative. The representative one of the storage array controllers collects and stores copy statuses which are individually managed by the storage array controllers for which a remote copy is made. The host computer gains the copy statuses from the representative controller using an instruction to gain the copy statuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Maki, Masahide Sato, Katsuhisa Miyata, Kenta Ninose
  • Patent number: 8330113
    Abstract: A collimator, a radiological imaging apparatus and a nuclear medicine diagnosis apparatus which are able to improve the sensitivity are provided. The radiological imaging apparatus has a collimator 11 disposed to oppose a radiological detection device 12 and having through-holes 11a for passing to the radiological detection device 12 gamma rays in a specified direction out of those radiated from an object to be examined. The collimator 11 is produced by mutually coupling a plurality of metal tubular members 11A each having the through-hole 11a with the help of a bonding agent S in alignment with a plurality of detectors 12a constituting the radiological detection device 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Cable Mec-Tech, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuneaki Kawaguchi, Masatoshi Tanaka, Shigeru Kimura, Katsutoshi Tsuchiya, Masami Murayama, Junichi Katogi
  • Patent number: 8331088
    Abstract: In a storage device accommodating a plurality of memory devices in a general-purpose chassis provided from both of the surface sides thereof, a cooling device is provided on the front of the memory devices. This cooling device is allowed to freely move to leave available the area in front of the memory devices, thereby enabling maintenance and replacement of the memory devices from the both surface sides of the chassis. With such a storage device of a type using a general-purpose chassis, and inserting therein a plurality of memory devices from the both surface sides thereof, even if a cooling device is located on the front of the chassis, the memory devices can be subjected to maintenance and replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Miyamoto, Shinichi Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 8332658
    Abstract: A computer system in which an encryption-decryption process performed by one encryption-decryption module can be moved to another without stopping the process for a read/write request from a host computer. The computer system has a host computer, and a storage system for storing encrypted data. The storage system provides a storage area for accepting access from the host computer. In performing a process for changing the data encrypted and stored by the destination source, the move destination encrypts the data decrypted by the move source which further encrypts and stores the data encrypted by the move destination, and after all data is stored, the move source decrypts and stores the further encrypted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoko Mikami, Nobuyuki Osaki, Yuri Hiraiwa
  • Patent number: 8329479
    Abstract: An information managing method for managing information, based upon an electronic message containing apparatus information or event information transmitted from a substrate processing apparatus, comprises: storing the apparatus information of the substrate processing apparatus at the transmission time of the electronic message containing the apparatus information in a first apparatus information storage unit; when the electronic message containing the event information is transmitted, comparing conditions for accumulating the event information and the apparatus information; and when the conditions coincide with each other, storing the apparatus information in a second apparatus information storage unit in association with time when the event information has been generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Kokusai Electrical Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhide Asai, Hiroyuki Iwakura, Toshiro Koshimaki, Kayoko Yashiki
  • Patent number: 8321193
    Abstract: An integrated circuit including an I/O register, wherein based on the behavior level design data, I/O register access information is generated. Then, based on the I/O register access information and association of an SW address with an HW address, address map information is generated. The SW address being used when the processor device accesses the I/O register, and the HW address being used when the user logical circuit accesses the I/O register. Based on the behavior level design data and the address map information, behavior level design data is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shuntaro Seno
  • Patent number: 8320432
    Abstract: A device and method for precoding vectors in a communication system is provided. A transmitter may precode a data vector using information regarding a communication channel prior to transmitting the data vector. The transmitter may precode the data vector in a manner that reduces an energy value of a resulting transmit data vector so as to minimize interference in a received signal at a receiver. The transmitter may perturb entries of the data vector one-by-one in an iterative fashion until a minimum in an energy value of the transmit data vector is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore
    Inventors: Ananthanarayanan Chockalingam, Balaji Sundar Rajan, Saif Khan Mohammed
  • Patent number: 8315982
    Abstract: In a state where the migration source NAS apparatus is continuously operated, a migration processing program confirms the update date and time of files stored in the migration source NAS apparatus, and migrates only the files that were not updated from a specific time to the start date and time of migration processing. Or, the migration processing program migrates the files stored in the migration source NAS apparatus sequentially from the oldest file. The migration performance is calculated based on the capacity and migration time of the migrated files, and the time required for migrating the non-migrated files is calculated based on the size and migration performance of the non-migrated files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Ueoka
  • Patent number: 8314484
    Abstract: In a structure of a semiconductor device, a Si chip and a metal leadframe are jointed by metallic bond via a porous joint layer made of high conductive metal, having a three-dimensional network structure and using Ag as a bonding material, and a film containing Zn oxide or Al oxide is formed on a surface of a semiconductor assembly contacting to a polymer resin. In this manner, by the joint with the joint layer having the porous structure mainly made of Ag, thermal stress load of the Si chip can be reduced, and fatigue life of the joint layer itself can be improved. Besides, since adhesion of the polymer resin to the film can be enhanced by the anchor effect, occurrence of cracks in a bonding portion can be prevented, so that a highly-reliable Pb-free semiconductor device can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoichi Kajiwara, Shigehisa Motowaki, Kazutoshi Ito, Toshiaki Ishii, Katsuo Arai, Takuya Nakajo, Hidemasa Kagii
  • Patent number: RE43835
    Abstract: A tabulating system and method analyzes content posted and/or queried by an online community. The content can be searched based on a search filter executed at defined intervals, and the system can also reach through to locate and extract content from other remote systems. Community postings and queries can be tabulated to determine “hot topics” of interest to the community, to enhance the appeal and stickiness of a website. Furthermore, subscribers can also formulate and define their own custom searches to be run on their behalf to identify the existence of particular content on the website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Maquis Techtrix LLC
    Inventors: Timothy O. Knight, J. Nicholas Gross