Patents Represented by Attorney Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8351657
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method, which comprises the capturing of image data representing a physical object using an electronic device. First visual objects are determined in the image data. Second objects are determined among the first visual objects. Position information is determined for the second visual objects within the physical object. Third visual object are obtained based on the position information from object data storage. The third visual objects are matched to the first visual objects and differences between third visual objects and the first visual object are indicated to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Kaj Makela, Jukka Nurminen, Olli Immonen, Petteri Saarinen, Panu Vartiainen
  • Patent number: 8349432
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a ceramic block formed by combining a plurality of honeycomb fired bodies together with an adhesive layer interposed between the plurality of honeycomb fired bodies. The plurality of honeycomb fired bodies each has cell walls extending along a longitudinal direction of the honeycomb fired bodies to define cells. The honeycomb fired bodies adjacent to each other via said adhesive layer each have at least one projected portion on the opposing side faces. The projected portions formed on the honeycomb fired bodies overlap each other when seen from an end face of the honeycomb structure and the projected portions formed on the adjacent honeycomb fired bodies abut each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takehiro Higuchi
  • Patent number: 8349124
    Abstract: A sealing material for a honeycomb structure includes inorganic fibers, oxide sol, and inorganic particles. The inorganic fibers include at least one of an alkali metal compound, an alkaline earth metal compound and a boron compound. The sealing material has a pH of at least about 4 and at most about 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Mizuno, Akikazu Miyata, Yosuke Fuchi
  • Patent number: 8348323
    Abstract: A rear vehicle body structure includes a rectangular frame, a box-shaped section, a spare-tire storage section, a peripheral flange, and a reinforcing member. The rectangular frame has a substantially rectangular shape in a plan view and includes left and right rear frames and front and rear cross members so as to contain a spare tire. The box-shaped section has a substantially rectangular bottom so as to be placed in the rectangular frame. The spare-tire storage section is provided in the box-shaped section and has an opening at an upper part of the box-shaped section to receive the spare tire. The peripheral flange projects outward from the upper part so as to be attached to the rectangular frame. The reinforcing member extends along the bottom in a front-rear direction of a vehicle body and is laid between the front and rear cross members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihito Funakoshi
  • Patent number: 8352078
    Abstract: A robot system includes at least one robot, robot controllers configured to control the robot, and pendants. The robot controllers include robot group control units each having an operating mode storage unit to store operating mode information to select a robot. The pendants include an enabling device to turn on and off drive power to the robot. The robot group control units are connected via an enable-link-signal line. Each robot group control unit is configured to output an enable link signal by operating the enabling device included in a corresponding pendant to transmit the enable link signal via the enable-link-signal line to all of the robot group control units. Each robot group control unit is configured to output a drive-power-on enable signal to turn on and off drive power to the robot in accordance with the enable link signal and the operating mode information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventor: Yuki Kiyota
  • Patent number: 8351228
    Abstract: A voltage conversion circuit with reduced power consumption can be used for a power supply device (100). The power supply device (100) is composed of a power supply circuit (3) including an alternating power supply (1) and a rectifying circuit (2); a voltage conversion circuit (6) including a plurality of capacitors (4) and a switching circuit (5); and a load circuit (7). The voltage conversion circuit (6) is connected between the power supply circuit (3) and the load circuit (7). The alternating power supply (1) is connected to a switching circuit (5) of the voltage conversion circuit (6) without having the rectifying circuit (2) in between. An output voltage (potential fluctuation: a potential difference generated in the signal waveform of the power supply voltage) from the alternating power supply (1) prior to rectification is applied to the switching circuit (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Izumi
  • Patent number: 8351994
    Abstract: A wireless terminal device having network access is disclosed. Selection of menus is simplified by allowing selection of more than one input such as direct touching of the screen, virtual keyboards or roller buttons. A focus marker in the form of a border around a field may be used to limit the area of selection. An object menu icon is visible without needing a right click of a mouse to make selection of the menu easier. The selection of options is localized and parsed at the network server before a response to the user selection is sent back to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Tapio Mansikkaniemi, Charlotta Willstedt, Marcus Davidsson, Samu Paajanen
  • Patent number: 8351863
    Abstract: The invention relates to a switching device for the alternate connection of at least one first test port or of a second test port to a measuring-device connection, where the measuring-device connection provides at least one test-signal input. The test-signal input is connected to a first signal path and to a second signal path, where the first signal path is connected alternately to the first or to the second test port, and the second signal path is connected at least to the respectively other test port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gottfried Holzmann, Werner Mittermaier, Thomas Lutz
  • Patent number: 8351042
    Abstract: An information acquiring device has a light source which emits light of a predetermined wavelength band; a projection optical system which projects the light emitted from the light source toward the target area with a predetermined dot pattern; and a light receiving element which receives reflected light reflected on the target area for outputting a signal. In this arrangement, the projection optical system projects the light toward the target area in such a manner that a dot of a reference pattern of the light to be received by the light receiving element has a pitch equal to or larger than 2.5 pixels at least in an alignment direction in which the light source and the light receiving element are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsumi Umeda
  • Patent number: 8350518
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a series-connected multi-level matrix converter includes each voltage commanding device provided for each of single-phase matrix converters to generate a voltage reference to each of the single-phase matrix converters. The series-connected multi-level matrix converter includes the single-phase matrix converters. Each of the single-phase matrix converters includes a snubber circuit and a DC voltage detecting section configured to detect a DC voltage of the snubber circuit to output a DC voltage detection value. ADC over-voltage detector is configured to output a DC over-voltage signal when the DC voltage detection value exceeds a set voltage value. A voltage modifying device is, when the DC over-voltage signal is outputted, configured to decrease the voltage reference to a corresponding single-phase matrix converter among the single-phase matrix converters based on a deviation between the DC voltage detection value and the set voltage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Yozo Ueda, Kenichi Imanishi, Ryuji Suenaga
  • Patent number: 8348020
    Abstract: An elevator control device includes a vector controller that calculates a voltage command required for driving an elevator cage, a carrier frequency switch circuit that outputs a carrier frequency signal, and a power converter that performs PWM control based on the voltage command and the carrier frequency signal, generates an AC power and supplies the AC power to an AC motor. The carrier frequency switch circuit changes the carrier frequency signal when a torque command for driving the AC motor reaches a torque limit value. Thus, it is possible to continuously operate an elevator without causing damage to a switching element of the power converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ohya, Masashiro Tanaka, Yoichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8350436
    Abstract: An outer-rotor salient-pole concentrated winding motor includes a salient-pole concentrated winding stator and a rotor. The salient-pole concentrated winding stator includes stator core, coils and insulators. The stator core has a plurality of teeth that extend outward in a radial direction of the stator. Each of the insulators includes a projecting engaging portion and a recessed engaging portion. The projecting engaging portion projects outward in the circumferential direction. The recessed engaging portion is formed so that an outer separation wall of the insulator is recessed inward in the circumferential direction. The projecting engaging portion and the recessed engaging portion of adjacent insulators engage with each other when the teeth are inserted into the insulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta Sakane, Ken Kitaori
  • Patent number: 8351619
    Abstract: There is provided an auditory sense correction device capable of adding favorable loudness characteristics to an output sound without depending on sound source characteristics of an audio signal even when a high-frequency band or a low-frequency band of the audio signal has already been subjected to loudness correction. The auditory sense correction device 1 includes: a loudness processing section 2 which applies loudness processing to audio signals on a frequency band basis, a gain calculation section 4 which calculates a level difference between a signal level of each frequency band and signal level of original frequency band; and gain setting section 5 which applies a correction gain of each frequency band to the audio signal of each frequency band that has been subjected to loudness processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8348005
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a motor, a multi-stage gear transmission, and an actuator. The engine has a crankshaft, a crankcase, and a cylinder. The motor is provided on the crankshaft. Through the multi-stage gear transmission, an output of the crankshaft is changed to be used for traveling of the vehicle. The actuator is configured to automatically shift the multi-stage gear transmission and is provided in the crankcase in proximity to the motor. A radius from a center line of the cylinder to a part of the actuator farthest from the center line is shorter than a radius from the center line to a part of the motor farthest from the center line. The actuator has a width less than a width of the motor in a direction perpendicular to the crankshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaoru Hanawa, Takashi Tsutsumizaki
  • Patent number: 8352895
    Abstract: Worst case performance of an SRAM cell may be simulated more accurately with less intensive computations. An embodiment includes determining, by a processor, a process corner G of an SRAM cell, having pull-down, pass-gate, and pull-up devices, process corner G being defined as the worst performance of the cell when only global variations of parameters of the SRAM cell are included, setting each of the pull-down, pass-gate, and pull-up devices at process corner G, performing, on the processor, a number of Monte Carlo simulations of the SRAM cell devices around process corner G with only local variations of the parameters, generating a normal probability distribution for Iread based on the local Monte Carlo simulations around process corner G, extrapolating the worst case Iread from the normal probability distribution of Iread to define a process corner SRM representing a slowest SRAM bit on a chip, and validating an SRAM cell based on the SRM corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventors: Vineet Wason, Kevin J. Yang, Sriram Balasubramanian, Lingquan Wang, Varsha Balakrishnan, Juhi Bansal, Zhi-Yuan Wu, Karthik Chandrasekaran, Arunima Dasgupta
  • Patent number: 8345268
    Abstract: A beam irradiation device includes a photodetector which receives servo light and outputs a detection signal depending on a light receiving position of the servo light, and a signal processing section which obtains the light receiving position based on the detection signal. In the above arrangement, the signal processing section has an A/D conversion circuit which converts the detection signal into a digital signal, and an error signal adjusting circuit which converts an error component signal to be outputted from the photodetector when the photodetector is not irradiated by the servo light, into a signal within a processable range of the A/D conversion circuit, and supplies the converted signal to the A/D conversion circuit. A first digital signal derived from the detection signal is corrected with a second digital signal derived from the error component signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamaguchi, Yoshiaki Maeno, Hiroyuki Mutou
  • Patent number: 8345189
    Abstract: A diffractive display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, first illuminating means, second illuminating means, and an optical material layer. The optical material layer includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a first diffraction display section in which first refractive index isotropic regions and first refractive index anisotropic regions are inclined with respect to the output surface of the first substrate. The second portion includes a second diffraction display section in which second refractive index isotropic regions and second refractive index anisotropic regions are inclined with respect to the output surface of the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Koishi
  • Patent number: 8344567
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine includes a flange provided at one end of a hollow frame in an axial direction; a rotor including a shaft, the shaft being rotatably supported by the flange; and a stator fixed to an inner section of the frame, the stator surrounding the rotor. The rotor includes a first rotor core and a second rotor core arranged in the axial direction and having recesses formed in the axial direction, and a rotor-core space defined by the recesses that are formed in the first rotor core and the second rotor core and that face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventor: Yasuaki Kamiki
  • Patent number: 8345528
    Abstract: An optical pickup device includes an objective lens portion which converges laser light at a first focal point and a second focal point; an actuator which positions the first focal point or the second focal point on a recording layer in a disc; an astigmatism element which sets a first focal line position and a second focal line position of the laser light reflected on the disc away from each other in a propagating direction of the laser light; a spectral element which disperses four light fluxes obtained by dividing the laser light reflected on the disc in four from each other; and a photodetector having a sensor group which receives the four light fluxes dispersed by the spectral element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Nagatomi
  • Patent number: 8344353
    Abstract: A light emitting diode having a transparent substrate and a method for manufacturing the same. The light emitting diode is formed by creating two semiconductor multilayers and bonding them. The first semiconductor multilayer is formed on a non-transparent substrate. The second semiconductor multilayer is created by forming an amorphous interface layer on a transparent substrate. The two semiconductor multilayers are bonded and the non-transparent substrate is removed, leaving a semiconductor multilayer with a transparent substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Epistar Corporation
    Inventors: Min-Hsun Hsieh, Kuen-Ru Chuang, Shu-Wen Sung, Chia-Cheng Liu, Chao-Nien Huang, Shane-Shyan Wey, Chih-Chiang Lu, Ming-Jiunn Jou