Patents Represented by Attorney Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
  • Patent number: 8324919
    Abstract: The contact assembly having a contact member with a contact tip positioned within holes in a test socket or probe plate wherein the contact tip or the hole in the probe plate or test socket has a cam surface to provide lateral movement of the contact tip across a surface of a test location during compression of the contact member to induce scrubbing on the surface of the test site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Chabineau-Lovgren, Steve B. Sargeant, Mark A. Swart
  • Patent number: 8322944
    Abstract: A modular trench drain system with sloping overlay rails. A non-sloping section of trench drain is transformed into a sloping trench drain by installing sloping overlay rails. The overlay rails rest on the top of the upper edge of the sidewalls and may have a ledge which allows grating, which spans across the channel, to rest on top. The modular channel sections may be held together and in place by a channel bracket with holes for accepting support rods which further secure the channels in place before and after the concrete has been poured and cured around the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Josam Company
    Inventors: Barry J. Hodgekins, Craig Swider, Jason Jacobs, Peter Lenk, Wolfgang Strandl, Brian Tubaugh
  • Patent number: 8325110
    Abstract: A plasma display panel having a power supply unit connected to a scan driver without a bootstrap circuit. The driver includes a power supply unit supplying a first output voltage of a first level and has a pair of output terminals, a scan driving unit comprising a first driving switch controlling the connection of one of output terminals of the power supply unit to the electrodes of the plasma display panel and a second driving switch controlling the application of a second output voltage of a second level to the electrodes of the plasma display panel, and a third driving switch that controls the connection of a power input terminal of the second output voltage of the second level to the electrodes of the plasma display panel by being connected between the power input terminal of the second output voltage of the second level and the second driving switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bong-Eun Yoon, Sang-Min Nam, Jung-Pil Park
  • Patent number: 8318363
    Abstract: A reformer for a fuel cell and a fuel cell system including the same are shown. The reformer includes a heat source for providing heat to evaporate a mixed fuel and having a predetermined flow path length through which the mixed fuel passes and a catalyst layer lining the internal surface of the flow path, and a reforming reactor for generating hydrogen gas from the mixed fuel through a chemical catalytic reaction by the heat and having a predetermined flow path length through which the mixed fuel passes and a catalyst layer lining the internal surface of the flow path. Either the heat source, or the reforming reactor, or both are formed from an alloy of a barrier layer forming metal and a mechanical strength enhancing metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyun-Jeong Lim
  • Patent number: 8320902
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting a preferred connection point from a choice of one or more available connection points in a wireless communication network. The system and method include: determining a link quality for the one or more available connection points; establishing a connection to a first connection point when there is no existing established connection, the first connection point offers a desired service, and the link quality for the first connection point exceeds a first threshold value, wherein a service priority is considered in determining the link quality of the first connection point; maintaining the established connection to the first connection point when the link quality exceeds a second threshold value; and making eligible the established connection to the first connection point for preemption by a second connection point, when the link quality for the first connection point is less than the second threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kapsch Trafficcom AG
    Inventors: John Thomas Moring, Dmitri Khijniak, Justin Paul McNew
  • Patent number: 8318344
    Abstract: A negative electrode for a lithium battery includes an active material layer and a current collector. The active material layer has a plurality of crystal grains and the plurality of crystal grains include a plurality of pores. A first pore of the plurality of pores has a first length and a second length, the first length being the maximum length orthogonal to the current collector and the second length being the maximum length orthogonal to the first length, and the first length is greater than the second length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Beom-Kwon Kim, Kyu-Nam Joo, Jae-Myung Kim, So-Ra Lee, Jong-Hee Lee, Young-Su Kim, Deok-Hyun Kim, Gu-Hyun Chung
  • Patent number: 8321265
    Abstract: A method for collecting tolls for location usages of an on-board unit, which has a unit identifier in a road toll system and a mobile telecommunications identifier in a mobile telecommunications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kapsch Trafficcom AG
    Inventors: Roland Aschenbrenner, Thomas Aschenbrenner, Christian Goldmann
  • Patent number: 8316607
    Abstract: A suspended metal ceiling system having a grid of support members suspended from a structural ceiling and a plurality of ceiling panels positioned on the grid of the support members having a locking mechanism for connecting the ceiling panels to the grid actuatable from a side wall of the ceiling panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ceilings Plus
    Inventors: Lester Eisner, Tom Peterson, Albert Kiechle, James Langan
  • Patent number: 8319758
    Abstract: An interface system capable of reducing or minimizing an electromagnetic interference. The interface system includes a serializing unit for receiving first data having a plurality of bits and second data having a plurality of bits, and for serially outputting the plurality of bits of the received first data and second data as 2 bits; a transmission circuit for generating 4 voltage levels in accordance with the 2 bits supplied from the serializing unit; a receiving circuit for recovering the 2 bits using the voltage levels supplied from the transmission circuit; and a deserializing unit for recovering the first data and the second data while sequentially storing the 2 bits supplied from the receiving circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Suk-ki Kim, Sung-ha Kim, Young-kwon Jo
  • Patent number: 8318336
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly having positive and negative electrodes and a separator interposed between the positive and negative electrodes. Each of the positive and negative electrodes has an active material coated part and an active material uncoated part. A case receives the electrode assembly, the case being provided with an opening through which the electrode assembly is inserted therein. A cap plate is coupled to the opening. An electrode terminal is coupled to a through-hole formed on the cap plate and protrudes out of the case. A current collector has a flange part with a cross-sectional area greater than the through-hole and a contacting part which connects the current collector to the active material uncoated part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong-Sam Kim
  • Patent number: 8319319
    Abstract: A semiconductor package and mounting method of improving reliability by strengthening adhesive strength of both a printed circuit board and a surface mounting package, includes a chip pad on which a semiconductor device is disposed, and lead terminals, wherein at least one of the chip pad and the lead terminals have a plurality of grooves. Accordingly, in comparison with a typical package, since a plurality of grooves are formed on both a chip pad and lead terminals of a package adhering to a printed circuit, an adhesive area of both the package and the cream solder is widened so that the shearing strength may be improved and greater solder joint reliability can be acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-Cheol Jang
  • Patent number: 8318379
    Abstract: A membrane-electrode assembly for a mixed reactant fuel cell and a mixed reactant fuel cell system including the same. In one embodiment of the present invention, a membrane-electrode assembly for a mixed reactant fuel cell includes an anode catalyst layer, a cathode catalyst layer, a polymer electrolyte membrane disposed between the anode catalyst layer and the cathode catalyst layer, an electrode substrate disposed on at least one of the anode catalyst layer or the cathode catalyst layer, and an oxidant supply path penetrating the polymer electrolyte membrane, the anode catalyst layer, the cathode catalyst layer, and the electrode substrate and adapted to supply an oxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan Kwak, Alexey AlexandrovichSerov, Myoung-Ki Min, Si-Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 8318521
    Abstract: A top emission organic light emitting display and a method of manufacturing the same. The organic light emitting display includes a substrate, a plurality of thin film transistors (TFT) on the substrate, a plurality of first electrodes coupled to the plurality of TFTs, auxiliary electrodes having a mesh structure defining areas where the plurality of first electrodes are located, a pixel defining layer on a substantially entire area of the substrate and patterned to expose the first electrodes and the auxiliary electrodes, an organic light emission layer on the substantially entire area of the substrate including the exposed first electrodes and auxiliary electrodes, and second electrodes on the organic light emission layer. Steps are formed at lower parts of the auxiliary electrodes, and the second electrodes are coupled to the auxiliary electrodes through contact regions in which the auxiliary electrodes are exposed due to the steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Chol Bang, Mi-Sook Suh
  • Patent number: 8319713
    Abstract: A pixel capable of compensating for deterioration of an organic light emitting diode includes an organic light emitting diode. A pixel circuit includes a first transistor controlling an amount of current supplied from a first power supply to the organic light emitting diode corresponding to a data signal. A compensating unit controls a voltage of a gate electrode of the first transistor to compensate for deterioration of the organic light emitting diode. The compensating unit includes a second transistor coupled between the gate electrode of the first transistor and the organic light emitting diode and turned off during a period of the supply of the data signal to the pixel circuit, and a feedback capacitor coupled between the second transistor and the organic light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-Moo Choi
  • Patent number: 8319716
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) and method for driving the LCD using one or more polarity inversion methods is provided. In one embodiment, the invention relates to a method of driving an LCD comprising a liquid crystal panel partitioned by a plurality of gate lines and data lines and including a plurality of liquid crystal cells arranged in a matrix and auxiliary lines adjacent to and parallel to the gate lines, the auxiliary lines coupled with the plurality of liquid crystal cells, the method including supplying an auxiliary voltage that increases from a low level to a high level on a first pair of auxiliary lines adjacent to each other for a jth frame period, supplying an auxiliary voltage that decreases from a high level to a low level on a second pair of auxiliary lines adjacent to each other for the jth frame period, supplying the auxiliary voltages at levels opposite to the levels of the jth frame period on the first and second pairs of auxiliary lines in a (j+1)th frame period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shawn Kim, Chul-Woo Park, Sam-Ho Ihm, Mitsuru Fujii, Jin-Woo Park
  • Patent number: 8314753
    Abstract: A plasma display device having a first diode with an anode coupled to an electrode. A first switch is coupled between a cathode of the first diode and a first voltage source that supplies a first voltage. A first inductor and a second switch are coupled in series between a power recovery capacitor and the cathode of the first diode, and a third switch is coupled between the anode of the first diode and a second voltage source that supplies a second voltage lower than the first voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joo-Yul Lee
  • Patent number: 8315370
    Abstract: A system for scheduling resources and rules for routing includes a server connected to a network, a scheduling application executable from the server, and at least one programmable software agent for scheduling routing rules. The scheduling application receives statistics about forecast arrival rates for incoming interactions and current resource availability data and schedules resources and routing rules according to the forecast requirements the software agent propagating the portion of scheduling relative to the routing rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan McCord
  • Patent number: 8314785
    Abstract: A plasma display device includes a plasma display panel, a chassis base and circuit board assemblies mounted on the chassis base. The plasma display panel includes: a front substrate, a rear substrate, and a plurality of electrodes between the front and rear substrates; and an electrode pattern formed on the rear substrate and separate from the plurality of electrodes. The chassis base is adjacent the rear substrate. The electrode pattern is configured for transmitting power and signals utilized to drive the plurality of electrodes from at least one of the plurality of circuit board assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Won Kim, Seung-Hun Chae
  • Patent number: 8313539
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of preparing a negative electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery. The steps include vacuum-drying a negative electrode precursor, the negative electrode precursor comprising a negative active material and an aqueous binder. The steps may further include vacuum-drying a lithium cell battery that includes a vacuum-dried negative electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Jun Kim, Jae-Hou Nah
  • Patent number: 8314818
    Abstract: A light emitting device and a driving method thereof, and a method for reducing motion blur and flicker phenomena of a display is provided. A light emitting device for providing light to a display that displays images is provided. The device includes: a display unit that includes scan lines, column lines, and light emission pixels, the scan lines respectively applied with first scan signals and second scan signals during one frame period; a local brightness controller that generates a dimming signal having brightness information of the light emission pixels, generates motion flag signals having motion information corresponding to the light emission pixels, and generates ratio control signals having division information of the dimming signal according to the motion flag signals; and a controller that divides the dimming signal into first divided dimming data and second divided dimming data according to the ratio control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mun-Seok Kang