Patents Represented by Attorney Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
  • Patent number: 8336239
    Abstract: The field of the present invention relates to an identification assembly, and in particular, to a clasp device for securing to an identification wristband, and to a wristband and clasp assembly. In one embodiment, a identification assembly for a patient includes a band with first and second opposite ends and first and second opposite edges and a width measured between the first and second edges. The identification assembly also includes a clasp secured to the band. The clasp has a first section having an inside surface and an outside surface; a second section having an inside surface and an outside surface, the inside surface of the second section facing the inside surface of the first section; and a protrusion extending from one of the first or the second section to engage the other of the first or the second section to secure the first and second sections together in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: St. John Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McDermott, Adam Preisach, Andrew Bishop, Tracey Carpentier, Karen Joseph
  • Patent number: 8334649
    Abstract: An evaporation mask, a method of manufacturing an organic electroluminescent device using the evaporation mask, and an organic electroluminescent device manufactured by the method are provided. The evaporation mask is formed of a thin film and is drawn taut by application of tension. The evaporation mask includes at least one mask unit, the mask unit including a plurality of main apertures, and a plurality of first dummy apertures formed adjacent to outermost ones of the main apertures in a direction in which tension is applied to the evaporation mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Shigemura, Chang Ho Kang
  • Patent number: 8333762
    Abstract: An irrigated ablation catheter provides improved distribution of irrigation fluid across its tip electrode surface resulting in improved cooling and flushing of blood and proteins from the tip region. An axially directed flow of irrigation provides improved heat transfer from the tip electrode to the irrigation fluid allowing for a cooler tip electrode and larger lesions. The irrigation fluid is introduced to the catheter with improved flow by means of a standard constant flow pump. A lumen or tube within a shaft of the catheter transfers the irrigation fluid to a proximal end of the tip electrode where it exits the catheter via a flow directing member mounted on the tip electrode. In one embodiment, the flow directing member is a thin walled tube that surrounds the proximal end of the tip electrode and directs the irrigation fluid distally along an outer surface of the tip electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Mest, Jeffrey William Schultz
  • Patent number: 8334975
    Abstract: A three-channel spectrometer including: a beamsplitter element that receives an incident radiation and transmits a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion of the incident radiation, a first slit that receives the first portion and transmits a first slit output radiation of a first wavelength range; a second slit that receives the second portion and transmits a second slit output radiation of a second wavelength range; a third slit that receives the third portion of the incident radiation and transmits a third slit output radiation of a third wavelength range; a common optical form that receives and collimates the first, second, and third slit output radiation; and a dispersive element that receives and reflects the collimated first, second, and third slit output radiation from the optical form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Lacy G. Cook
  • Patent number: 8334855
    Abstract: An electronic pen for detecting a touch location on a display panel by detecting infrared rays generated by the display panel, the electronic pen including an infrared sensor that detects the infrared rays and generates a detection signal; an amplifying unit that amplifies the detection signal; a low pass filter that filters high-frequency elements from the amplified detection signal; and a location detecting unit that detects the location on the display panel touched by the electronic pen based on the filtered detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Im-Su Choi, Hyun-Chul Do
  • Patent number: 8335247
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for measuring a phase shift between a first and a second signal, comprising the steps of shifting the first signal in frequency by an offset frequency, superposing the frequency-shifted first signal and the second signal, determining an envelope signal of the superposed signal, and measuring a phase shift of the envelope signal at the offset frequency, or a multiple thereof, with respect to the phase of the offset frequency, wherein the phase shift is measured by determining a Fourier coefficient of the envelope signal at the offset frequency and extracting its phase. The invention further relates to an apparatus implementing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Kapsch Trafficcom AG
    Inventor: Holger Arthaber
  • Patent number: 8334809
    Abstract: An electronically scanned array antenna. The novel antenna includes a first planar array of antenna elements and one or more side planar arrays of antenna elements, each side array adjacent to the first array and tilted at a predetermined angle relative to the first array. In an illustrative embodiment, the antenna also includes a plurality of transmit/receive modules, each module coupled to one antenna element. Each transmit/receive module includes phase shifters for varying the relative phases of the antenna elements to form a desired overall beam pattern, and a low noise amplifier and high power amplifier for amplifying signals received and transmitted by the antenna element, respectively. In an illustrative embodiment, a processor provides individual phase and channel enable control signals for independently controlling the phase shifters and amplifiers, respectively, of each module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Richard W. Nichols, James S. Mason, Gilbert M. Shows, Joel C. Roper, Raymond D. Eppich, Gustavo A. Burnum, Ike Chang
  • Patent number: 8333237
    Abstract: A wellhead assembly is provided including a casing and a tubular member mounted over the casing. A flange extends from the tubular member. A generally elongated annular member is provided in the tubular member. The generally elongated annular member has a first end portion above the tubular member and second end portion below the first end portion. A hanger may be suspended within the tubular member. In such case, a seal may be formed between the elongate annular member and the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Seaboard International Inc.
    Inventors: Rex E. Duhn, Robert K. Meek
  • Patent number: 8334063
    Abstract: A secondary battery capable of being formed to be relatively small by reducing the sizes of internal devices and compactly locating the internal devices. Accordingly, the volume of the secondary battery is reduced and the capacity thereof is maintained, thereby increasing the capacity density of the secondary battery. In one embodiment, the secondary battery includes a bare cell having a cap plate and a protection circuit module on the bare cell and including a printed circuit board surface-contacting the cap plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nohyun Kwag, Youngcheol Jang, Kyungwon Seo, Jaeyoung Ha
  • Patent number: 8334824
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display having a DC-DC converter with freewheel diodes replaced by switches integrated into a switching controller. This way, power consumption is reduced by truly shutting down a current path when the DC-DC converter does not operate, and the size and weight of the DC-DC converter may be reduced. One embodiment of the DC-DC converter has a boost converter with a first switch coupled to a power supplier and a second switch, functioning as a freewheel diode, coupled to an organic light emitting display panel, and an inverter with a third switch coupled to the power supplier and a fourth switch, functioning as a freewheel diode, coupled to the organic light emitting display panel. A switching controller is coupled to the boost converter and the inverter. The second and fourth switches, which function as the freewheel diodes, are integrated into the switching controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sungcheon Park
  • Patent number: 8330662
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for determining parameters for an array are described. An exemplary embodiment of a method determines a set of parameters for an antenna array including multiple array elements, the array being fed by a feed array including a plurality of feed elements. The embodiment of the method includes measuring a plurality of bistatic ranges Rijk through different signal path combinations, each signal path combination from a feed element “i,” to an array element “j,” and to a feed element “k”. The measuring includes radiating energy from feed element “i”, and reflecting some of the radiated energy from array element “j” back to feed element k of the feed array. The measured bistatic ranges are processed to solve for the set of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: A. Vince Mrstik
  • Patent number: 8330685
    Abstract: In an organic light emitting diode display, a plurality of sub-pixels sharing a select scan line that extends in a row direction forms a unit pixel, and the plurality of sub-pixels are arranged in a column direction in the unit pixel. A field is divided into a plurality of subfields, and corresponding one of the plurality of sub-pixels emits light in each of the plurality of subfields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Chon Park, Won-Kyu Kwak, Yang-Wan Kim
  • Patent number: 8331627
    Abstract: A method and system for generating an entirely well-focused image of a three-dimensional scene. The method comprises the steps of a) learning a prediction model including at least a focal depth probability density function (PDF), h(k), for all depth values k, from historical tiles of the scene; b) predicting the possible focal surfaces in subsequent tiles of the scene by applying the prediction model; c) for each value of k, examining h(k) such that if h(k) is below a first threshold, no image is acquired at the depth k? for said one tile; and if h(k) is above or equal to a first threshold, one or more images are acquired in a depth range around said value of k for said one tile; and d) processing the acquired images to generate a pixel focus map for said one tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Wei Xiong, Qi Tian, Joo Hwee Lim
  • Patent number: 8331582
    Abstract: The invention relates to adaptive directional systems, and more particularly to a method and apparatus for producing adaptive directional signals. The invention may be applied to the provision of audio frequency adaptive directional microphone systems for devices such as hearing aids and mobile telephones. The method involves constructing the adaptive directional signal (46) from a weighted sum of a first signal (42A) having an omni-directional polar pattern and a second signal (42B) having a bi-directional polar pattern, wherein the weights are calculated to give the combined signal a constant gain in a predetermined direction and to minimize the power of the combined signal. The method has particular application in producing signals in digital hearing aids, the predetermined direction being in the forward direction with respect to the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Wolfson Dynamic Hearing Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Brenton Robert Steele
  • Patent number: 8330361
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to an OLED display. The OLED display according to exemplary embodiments of the present invention includes: a substrate; a plurality of pixel electrodes on the substrate; a pixel defining layer on the substrate and having a plurality of openings exposing the plurality of pixel electrodes; a plurality of organic emission layers on corresponding pixel electrodes of the plurality of pixel electrodes; a sealing member including a plurality of concave lens containers and covering the plurality of organic emission layers and the pixel defining layer; and at least one condenser in the plurality of lens containers. The at least one condenser is configured to form a condensing area on the pixel defining layer for each of the plurality of lens containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eun-Ah Kim
  • Patent number: 8328288
    Abstract: A detent fitting for locking two vehicle parts comprises a first vehicle part, a second vehicle part which is arranged pivotably about a rotational axis with respect to the first fitting part and three locking pawls which are arranged displaceably on the first fitting part, the locking pawls being designed and provided to be brought into engagement with a toothing of the second fitting part for locking the first fitting part with respect to the second fitting part and to be brought out of engagement with the toothing of the second fitting part for releasing the locking. Each locking pawl is associated with a free-pivoting section on the second fitting part, the locking pawl interacting with the free-pivoting section when turning the second fitting part relative to the first fitting part and the free-pivoting section being designed and provided to prevent an engagement of the locking pawl with the toothing of the second fitting part in a predefined angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Coburg
    Inventors: Frank Fassbender, Oliver Steffen
  • Patent number: D672122
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: IMPO International, LLC
    Inventor: H. Rodney Beckett
  • Patent number: D672833
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Douglas F. Donnelly
  • Patent number: D672834
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Douglas F. Donnelly
  • Patent number: D672835
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Douglas F. Donnelly