Patents Represented by Attorney Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Patent number: 8351936
    Abstract: A communication terminal apparatus that exhibits a shorter time period required until a start of communication and causes the throughput in the wireless communication system to be less reduced. In this apparatus, when the number, N, of retransmissions notified by a response determining part (107) is zero, a subchannel-to-be-used selecting part (108) selects a subchannel, among others, which exhibits the highest order one of the reception qualities of the subchannels notified by a reception quality determining part (106), and then notifies the selected subchannel to a subchannel allocating part (113).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiko Nishio
  • Patent number: 8351385
    Abstract: It is possible to provide a radio communication base station device, a radio communication terminal device, and a response signal allocation method which perform D-ACK and P-ACK resource allocation while maintaining a high use efficiency of the upstream line control channel of PUCCH or the like. When a plurality of CCE are allocated upon PDCCH transmission, PUCCH resources corresponding to odd CCE numbers are allocated for D-ACK and PUCCH resources corresponding to even CCE numbers are allocated for P-ACK among a plurality of CCE numbers which can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Daichi Imamura, Akihiko Nishio, Seigo Nakao, Sadaki Futagi, Tomofumi Takata
  • Patent number: 8347449
    Abstract: A windscreen wiper device comprising an elastic, elongated carrier element, as well as an elongated wiper blade of a flexible material, which can be placed in abutment with a windscreen to be wiped, which wiper blade includes opposing longitudinal grooves on its longitudinal sides, in which grooves spaced-apart longitudinal strips of the carrier element are disposed, wherein neighboring ends of said longitudinal strips are interconnected by a respective connecting piece, which windscreen wiper device comprises a connecting device for an oscillating wiper arm, as well as a spoiler, a special feature of which is that the spoiler as a separate constructional element is detachably connected to the wiper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul S.A.
    Inventors: Sophie Genet, Pierre Henin, Xavier Boland
  • Patent number: 8352973
    Abstract: According to the slot-in type disk apparatus, the discharge slider 106 is constituted by a main discharge slider 106 and a sub-discharge slider 106, first load means 106C and second load means 106X, 106Y are given to the main discharge slider 106 and the sub-discharge slider 106, when a load in a direction in which the disk is pushed in is applied to the discharge lever 100 when the disk is discharged, a load caused by the second load means 106X, 106Y is applied to the main discharge slider 106 and the sub-discharge slider 106, and load caused by the first load means 106C is after the load caused by the second load means 106X, 106Y is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Kengo Masaoka
  • Patent number: 8350123
    Abstract: The present invention provides transgenic cover crop plants which after harvest degrade the hemicellulose and cellulose therein to fermentable sugars which can further be fermented to ethanol or other products. In particular, the transgenic plants comprise cellulase, hemicellulase and optionally ligninase genes from microbes operably linked to a DNA encoding a signal peptide which targets the fusion polypeptide produced therefrom to an organelle of the plant, in particular, the chloroplasts. When the transgenic plants are harvested, the plants are ground to release the hemicellulase and cellulase which then degrade the hemicellulose and cellulose of the transgenic plants to produce the fermentable sugars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventor: Masomeh B. Sticklen
  • Patent number: 8351864
    Abstract: A wireless terminal capable of securing the number of station units capable of simultaneous communication with one unit of access point, reducing power consumption, and ensuring stable communication quality. In the wireless terminal (100), an interference determining section (109) determines whether or not an interference wave is at a predetermined level or more on the basis of the RSSI and SNR of the received signals which are calculated by an RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) calculating section (104) and SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) calculating section (105) and the presence/absence of a demodulation error notified from a demodulation section (108). A number-of-retransmission upper limit setting section (113) sets the upper limit of the number of retransmission smaller than when the interference wave is at the predetermined level or lower if the interference wave is at the predetermined level or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuru Sato
  • Patent number: 8347842
    Abstract: A coolable piston includes an annular wall extending between a crown and a lower distal end. First and second shoulders are provided in the wall. The first shoulder extends between first and second inner diameters of the wall. The second shoulder extends between the second and a third inner diameter. A collar is provided on the lower distal end of the wall and flanged over to project radially inwardly. An annular rib depends from the crown, with an annular cavity provided between the rib and the wall. An annular channel is formed in the rib. A ring member at least partially closes the cavity. The ring member is supported against axial movement by an inner periphery of the ring member being received in the annular channel. A locking ring is disposed in the collar against the second shoulder and supports an outer periphery of the ring member against axial movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Sadowski, Michael L. Mickelson
  • Patent number: 8348338
    Abstract: A vehicle seat having a seat with an upper seatback and a headrest including various electronic components. A connector sleeve is configured to fit within a guide sleeve on the seat to allow an electrical connector extending from the headrest to be easily and efficiently connected to an opposing electrical connector extending from the seat during assembly. The connector may be configured to maintain electrical connection between the connected electrical connectors when a removal force is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Mark E. Galecka, Joseph Michael Kish, Eric B. Michalak, Jeffrey C. Vincent
  • Patent number: 8349032
    Abstract: Fuel oxygenates comprised of fatty acid or fatty acid ester derivatives which have been reacted with ozone; a base; and a lower alkanol (1 to 8 carbon atoms) are described. The oxygenates comprise ester groups at a point of cleavage by the ozone which provide oxygen in the oxygenate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Bioplastic Polymers and Composites, LLC
    Inventors: Ramani Narayan, Daniel Graiver, Kenneth W. Farminer
  • Patent number: 8341801
    Abstract: A windscreen wiper device comprising a carrier element, as well as a wiper blade which includes opposing longitudinal grooves on its longitudinal sides, in which grooves spaced-apart longitudinal strips of the carrier element are disposed, wherein neighboring ends of the longitudinal strips are interconnected by a respective connecting piece, wherein at least one connecting piece comprises engaging members engaging around the longitudinal strips so that the strips are mounted in grooves formed by the engaging members wherein the strips and the connecting piece are slidably connected by means of a snap connection, wherein the snap connection comprises laterally extending means on the strips, and wherein the laterally extending means comprise at least one protrusion extending laterally from an interior edge of each strip, the protrusion being located within the outer contour of each strip and between stops on the connecting piece, with the special feature that the grooves of the wiper blade each comprise a stop
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul S.A.
    Inventor: Eric Coos
  • Patent number: 8346412
    Abstract: The inventive flight control assisting device comprises first means (4) for determining the actual aircraft flight conditions, second means (5) for determining, with the aid of said actual flight conditions and a predetermined pattern, a minimum approaching distance corresponding to a minimum distance between projections on the horizontal plane of the aircraft actual position and a touch-down point when said aircraft moves downwards and decelerates according to an optimised approach in such a way that stabilised approaching conditions are attained, and display means (7) for displaying at least said minimum approaching distance on a navigation screen (9) in the form of a first circular arc focused on a position relative to the aircraft which displays the touch-down position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Isabelle Lacaze, Vincent Foucart, Jean-Louis De Menorval, Didier Zadrozynski, Frédéric Lemoult, Joëlle Barthe, Sébastien Lhote, Irène Hoste Ventos
  • Patent number: 8346464
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and device for aiding ground navigation of an aircraft on an airport in which a current position and current heading of the aircraft are determined by a set of information sources. A first determination unit determines, according to the determined current position and current heading, and according to information obtained from an airport database, a current traffic lane on which the aircraft is situated, and parameters relating to a next intersection of the current traffic lane. Parameters relating to the next intersection include the position of the next intersection; and the distance between the next intersection and the current position of the aircraft. A head-up display unit overlays, on an environment in front of the aircraft, a first symbol illustrating the determined current traffic lane and a set of second symbols illustrating the determined parameters of the next intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Adrien Gauffriau, Eric Albert
  • Patent number: 8342535
    Abstract: A non-contact labyrinth seal assembly, bearing assembly therewith, and method of construction thereof, has an outer rigid carrier and an inner sleeve. The carrier has an outer cylindrical flange and a radially inwardly extending leg and the sleeve has a cylindrical wall and a radially outwardly extending flange. A body is attached to at least one of the leg and the flange, wherein the body provides, at least in part, a purely non-contact labyrinth passage extending between the carrier and the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: The Timken Company, Federal-Mogul Corporation
    Inventors: Scott B. Lattime, Kevin M. Dillon, Alicia Black, Richard Borowski, Roger Trentman, Stephen E. Brister, Carl F. Meadows, Brian M. Hupp, David G. Toth
  • Patent number: 8343370
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a PTFE seal element and rotary shaft seal assembly therewith. The method includes providing a PTFE seal element and a vacuum chamber having electrodes therein. Next, placing the PTFE seal element on one electrode and drawing a vacuum pressure in the chamber and introducing a first process gas into the chamber. Further, applying a high frequency signal to the electrodes and producing a discharge plasma and etching and chemically modifying a surface of the PTFE seal element with the discharge plasma. Then, purging the vacuum chamber with a second process gas and restoring the vacuum chamber to an atmospheric pressure. Thereafter, rinsing the seal element and applying an adhesion promoter to the etched and chemically modified surface. Lastly, attaching the etched and chemically modified surface of the PTFE seal element to the carrier by molding an elastomeric material between the seal element and the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Corporation
    Inventors: Richard E. Dewald, Bhawani S. Tripathy
  • Patent number: 8342727
    Abstract: A molded lamp socket. The molded lamp socket includes a lamp base body molded from a first plastic material providing a socket cavity with an opening for receiving a lamp bulb. The molded lamp socket also includes a lead extending from a first contact portion disposed in the socket cavity to a second contact portion spaced from the socket cavity. The molded lamp socket also includes a mounting body molded from a second plastic material providing a plug cavity encircling the second contact portion. The mounting body is overmolded with respect to the lamp base body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Ignition Company
    Inventors: Robert H. Owen, Sr., John A. Forish
  • Patent number: 8342769
    Abstract: A pivot socket includes a housing with an inner surface providing a cavity extending between a substantially closed end and an open end. A cartridge bearing is received in the cavity with a spring disposed between the closed end and the cartridge bearing. The cartridge bearing has an inner surface with a cylindrical portion and conical portion converging inwardly from the cylindrical portion. The cylindrical portion houses a tapered bearing for relative axial movement therewith. A stud having opposite first and second tapered surfaces diverging away from one another is received in the cartridge bearing, with the first tapered surface engaging the tapered bearing for relative sliding movement therewith and the second tapered surface engaging the conical portion of the cartridge bearing for relative sliding movement therewith, thereby causing the relative axial movement between the tapered bearing and the cartridge bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: James J. Elterman, George R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8345562
    Abstract: A spatial multiplex number controlling method and others wherein streams can be separated for each of receivers and the transmission efficiency can be improved. In a receiving apparatus, a PER is calculated from a history of CRC test results per stream multiplex number. A reception quality and an offset corresponding to the calculated PER are fed back to a transmitting apparatus. The transmitting apparatus assigns, based on the fed-back reception quality and offset, the streams, thereby controlling the stream multiplex number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Hoshino, Ryohei Kimura, Yasuaki Yuda, Tomohiro Imai, Kenichi Miyoshi, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 8345678
    Abstract: A technique for flexibly performing processes depending on the type of a path for providing an additional service when there are a plurality of paths for providing additional services for the same session between terminals communicating with each other over a network is disclosed. According to the technique, when a mobile terminal (MN 100) establishes a QoS path using NSIS to a corresponding node (CN 124) on different types of data communication paths, a signaling message including information (MIE) representing the path type is created and transmitted. Each node (QNE) with an NSIS QoS function, which has received the message, identifies a plurality of QoS paths by comparing the MIE, a session identifier and a flow identifier, and performs processing of the QoS paths according to control information (CI) from MNs or/and the policy which the QNE has.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hong Cheng, Pek Yew Tan, Takako Hori, Toyoki Ue
  • Patent number: D673586
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Trynex International
    Inventors: Charles Truan, Everett Hughes, Greg Neilson
  • Patent number: D673587
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Trynex International
    Inventors: Charles Truan, Everett Hughes, Greg Neilson