Patents Represented by Attorney Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
  • Patent number: 8345412
    Abstract: A wrist band for holding a portable electronic device, namely an Apple® iPod® Nano™ device, having a display screen and control buttons. The wrist band includes a band portion for engaging with a user's wrist, and a case portion formed of soft and pliable material with a cavity sized to receive and retain the electronic device, a perimeter rim with button controllers that are aligned with the control buttons of the electronic device, and a retainer to retain the electronic device in place in the cavity. The case portion includes an earphone jack aperture and a jack clip which is detachably attachable with the earphone jack aperture, and which jack clip is adapted to be inserted into the earphone jack aperture and block a jack plug of the portable electronic device when in a first position, and which is adapted to be removed from the earphone jack aperture and the jack plug of the portable electronic device when in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hex Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Maravilla, Anthony T. Valladares
  • Patent number: 8346598
    Abstract: Apparatus for personalization and registration of vehicle devices of different types in a road toll system, comprising: for each type of vehicle device, a respective personalization module that is configured to write personalization data into a vehicle device of this type and generate the associated registration data, which contains the personalization data, an interface module common to all personalization modules that is configured to receive their registration data and, following a release request, send it to a registration database of the road toll system, and a testing unit that reads out the personalization data of a personalized but not yet registered vehicle device, checks the registration data generated by the responsible personalization module for agreement of the personalization data contained therein with the read-out personalization data, and if it agrees, sends a release request with respect to this registration data to the interface module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kapsch Trafficcom AG
    Inventors: Albert Hafenscher, Jasja Tijink, Oliver Nagy
  • Patent number: 8342136
    Abstract: An apparatus for imaging an animal includes a first mounting surface, a bed sized to support the animal and releasably secured to or integral with the first mounting surface. The apparatus also includes a plurality of straps, each having a first end in a fixed position relative to the bed and a second end for tightening around a limb of the animal. A method for in-vivo imaging of an animal includes providing an animal that has limbs, providing a first mounting surface, and providing a bed removably secured to or integral with the mounting surface and sized to support the animal as well as being coupled to a plurality of straps. The method also includes placing the animal on the bed between the plurality of straps and tightening at least two of the plurality of straps around at least two of the limbs such that the animal is substantially secured in place relative to the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Arion-Xenofon Hadjioannou, David B. Stout, Robert W. Silverman
  • Patent number: 8346628
    Abstract: A search based call back request system enables a user to request a follow up contact from a seller. The system provides search functionality and stores seller information such that when search results appear for sellers that have requested to offer call back service to a buyer, the system formats the search results screen to include a call back request indicator for the seller. The system includes functionality for the user to enter custom call back data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sosbuzz, Inc.
    Inventor: Raffi Sosikian
  • Patent number: 8343651
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a plurality of secondary batteries fixed in a frame to be enclosed by an outer frame. The battery pack includes at least first and second battery cells having an electrode terminal and a frame surrounding a periphery of the first and second battery cells. The frame has at least one opening corresponding to the electrode terminal of the first and second battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Ho Park, Seok Koh
  • Patent number: 8343638
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode is disclosed, and includes a light-efficiency-improvement layer containing a compound represented by Formula 1:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Gak Yang, Hee-Yeon Kim, Jae-Yong Lee, Jong-Hyuk Lee
  • Patent number: 8343641
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode plate, second electrode plate and separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate wound such that the separator defines an inner circumference of the electrode assembly. A can is provided for receiving the electrode assembly through a can opening and a cap assembly is provided for covering the can opening. An electrically conductive plate is on the inner circumference of the electrode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sooyeon Maeng, Jinha Jun
  • Patent number: 8343786
    Abstract: The described technology relates generally to an OLED display and manufacturing method thereof. The OLED display includes a substrate, a thin film transistor on the substrate and including a semiconductor layer, a gate electrode, a source electrode, and a drain electrode, and an organic light emitting element coupled to the thin film transistor and including a pixel electrode, an organic emission layer, and a common electrode, wherein the semiconductor layer is formed of a polycrystalline silicon layer, and remnants and contaminants at a surface of the polycrystalline silicon layer are reduced or eliminated through an atmospheric pressure plasma treatment. The semiconductor layer is formed of a polycrystalline silicon layer where remnants and contaminants at the surface thereof are reduced or eliminated through an atmospheric pressure plasma treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Chul Pyo
  • Patent number: 8345021
    Abstract: A touch screen panel provided in an image display device. The touch screen panel includes a transparent substrate; a plurality of first sensing patterns on the transparent substrate and coupled to each other along a first direction; a first insulating film on the first sensing patterns; and a plurality of second sensing patterns on the first insulating film and coupled to each other along a second direction crossing the first direction, the second sensing patterns being alternately arranged with the first sensing patterns to not overlap with the first sensing patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Hyeog Jung, Jin-Guen Kim
  • Patent number: 8338000
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a heterocyclic compound and an organic light-emitting device including the heterocyclic compound. The organic light-emitting devices using the heterocyclic compounds have high-efficiency, low driving voltage, high luminance and long lifespan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon-Hyun Kwak, Seok-Hwan Hwang, Young-Kook Kim, Hye-Jin Jung, Jong-Hyuk Lee, Jin-O Lim, Hyung-Jun Song
  • Patent number: 8336775
    Abstract: An aerospace-ground integration testbed may include a truth data scheme, a common sensor adaptor, a common sensor framework, a visualization scheme and a communications scheme. The truth data scheme may generate truth data configured to provide data of at least one of threats, terrain, targets and offensive and defensive systems. The common sensor adaptor may provide sensed data generated from at least the truth data. The common sensor framework may provide modeled sensed data generated from at least the truth data utilizing sensor models. The visualization scheme may generate visual data to be displayed from the sensed data and the modeled sensed data. The communications scheme may provide communication and testbed messaging infrastructure between the truth data scheme, the common sensor adaptor, the common sensor framework, and the visualization scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Joanne E. Wood, Rickford B. Still, Janet L. H. Housley, Russell W. Lai
  • Patent number: 8338696
    Abstract: A benzoindole-based compound represented by Formula 1 below, a dye including the benzoindole-based compound, and a dye-sensitized solar cell including the dye: is prepared at a low cost, has a high molar absorption coefficient, and high photoelectron conversion efficiency, as compared to a conventional ruthenium dye. The benzoindole-based dye is an organic dye including an N-aryl electron donor and an acidic functional group an electron acceptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byong-cheol Shin, Ji-won Lee, Moon-sung Kang, Jaejung Ko, Duckhyun Kim
  • Patent number: 8338031
    Abstract: Provided are a cathode and a lithium battery including the cathode. The cathode includes a cathode active material that includes an oxide represented by the following Formula 1: LixNi0.5+y(Mn1-z1-z2Mz1Moz2)0.5?yO2,??<Formula 1> wherein 0.9<x<1.2, ?0.02<y<0.2, 0.001<z1<0.5, 0.001<z2<0.5, and M is a metallic atom having an oxidation number of +2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyu-sung Park
  • Patent number: 8339047
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrode for a plasma generator for generating plasmas at atmospheric pressure or near-atmospheric pressures by means of excitation using microwaves. The invention provides an electrode made of a sheet metal strip (1), in the longitudinal direction of which at least one slot (2) is introduced at a length that is one time or multiple times that of a quarter of the wavelength of the open-circuit voltage of the microwave such that at least two partial electrodes (3) are formed, wherein the voltage supply line is provided on the partial electrodes (3) in the region of the closed slot end or ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Forschungsverbund Berlin E.V.
    Inventors: Roland Gesche, Andreea Cristina Andrei, Stephan Buchholz, Silvio Kuehn
  • Patent number: 8337764
    Abstract: A recess waveguide microwave chemical plant for production of ethene from natural gas and a process for production of ethene using the plant. The plant includes a recess waveguide, a mode transducer and coupling orifice plate, an adjustable short-circuiting plunger, and a chemical reactor; wherein with the recess waveguide as a main body, the mode transducer and coupling orifice plate is at the left side of the recess waveguide, the adjustable short-circuiting plunger is at the right side of the recess waveguide, and the chemical reactor is across the recess waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Hongsheng Yang, Dekun Sun
  • Patent number: 8337036
    Abstract: A light for headgear includes a shroud plate having a shell configured to receive a goggle mount, the shell having a periphery generally conforming to a contour of the headgear; and a lighting system on the shell having at least one light. The light further includes a power unit electrically coupled to the lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Norotos, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald R. Soto, Jonathon R. Prendergast, Charles Royston Patton, III
  • Patent number: 8338021
    Abstract: A battery module including a plurality of rechargeable batteries including a case and terminals protruding outside of the case; a first connecting member electrically connecting first terminals of neighboring rechargeable batteries and including a fuse unit configured to disconnect the first terminals of the neighboring rechargeable batteries when an overcurrent is generated; a plurality of second connecting members electrically connecting second terminals of the neighboring rechargeable batteries to terminals of connected rechargeable batteries; and a shorting member configured to generate a short circuit by connecting neighboring second connecting members to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SB LiMotive Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Eun Cheon, Tatsuya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8340274
    Abstract: A system for routing an interaction has a queue for staging the interaction, a router running a routing strategy for routing the interaction, and a number of object models maintained for a number of agents, the object models defining one or more agent skills, the values of the object models dynamically affected by real-time bio-metrics of the agents obtained through ongoing monitoring of voice and input actions of the agents. The routing strategy routes the interaction based on comparison of the dynamically-affected skill values of the agents, as evidenced in the object models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Oleg Saushkin
  • Patent number: 8336948
    Abstract: A method of attaching a glass window to an auto soft top by positioning a ring around a window opening in the soft top and wrapping an edge of the window opening around at least a portion of the ring. An adhesive is positioned between the edge portion of the ring and the soft top and the glass window is positioned over the ring and secured thereto by an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: GAHH, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Brown, Neshan Markarian, John Bath
  • Patent number: 8338832
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device, which may maximize aperture ratio of a pixel while also reducing the perception of a dark spot when a sub-pixel is partially short-circuited. The organic light emitting display device includes a plurality of pixels having sub-pixels. Some of the sub-pixels may have a thin organic emission layer which makes them likely to short-circuit across the thin organic emission layer. These sub-pixels are formed as divided sub-pixels including at least two drive transistors and operate such that even if one part of the divided sub-pixel has a short circuit, the other part will continue to emit light. Accordingly, while luminance is reduced as a result of short circuiting, a completely dark spot will not appear in the place of the pixel including the short circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eun Ah Kim