Patents Represented by Attorney Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
  • Patent number: 8340174
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image processing device for coding image data, which is divided by a given pixel count into macroblocks, on a macroblock-by-macroblock basis, the image processing device including: a quantization section configured to quantize image data on a macroblock-by-macroblock basis; a detection section configured to detect a macroblock containing a given color pixel from the image data; and a control section configured to control the quantization section, the control section including a distance calculation section configured to calculate the distance between a given image position in a picture of the image data and an image position in the macroblock detected by the detection section, and a bitrate control section configured to control the quantization section so that a higher bitrate is assigned with decreasing distance calculated by the distance calculation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Wada, Takao Nozawa
  • Patent number: 8340662
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and a system for implementing communications between multiple subnets covered by one physical Mobile Switching Center (MSC) and an MSC. The method includes the steps of: mapping one physical MSC to multiple logical MSCs, i.e. multiple virtual MSCs, and assigning a virtual MSC number to each virtual MSC, and setting relationship(s) between location area(s) covered by the virtual MSC and the virtual MSC number of each virtual MSC; transmitting location information of a terminal with the virtual MSC number during communications to implement communications among multiple subnets. During communication, since the terminal location is transmitted according to the virtual MSC number, it is possible to differentiate the terminals located in different subnets covered by a physical MSC, therefore the roaming and handover of the terminal between the subnets can be implemented; and the roaming limitation also can be implemented through the MSC List and VLR List.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xuzu Shu
  • Patent number: 8340907
    Abstract: A slippage condition response system for a first machine of a plurality of machines is disclosed. The response system may have a sensing system configured to sense a parameter indicative of a slippage condition of the first machine. Additionally, the response system may have a locator configured to sense a parameter indicative of a location of the first machine. The response system may also have a transmitter. In addition, the response system may have a controller, which may be in communication with the sensing system, the locator, and the transmitter. The controller may be configured to monitor the location of the first machine. The controller may also be configured to monitor the parameter indicative of a slippage condition of the first machine. Additionally, the controller may be configured to transmit to an offboard system at least one location where the first machine experienced a slippage condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Lee Stratton, Brian Mintah, Gary Edward Hull, James Decker Humphrey, Bryan J. Everett
  • Patent number: 8340345
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preventing fratricide including an emitter that emits a signaling code at a wavelength, the signaling code representing a coded message; a receiver that captures an image of a field of view including the emitter and generates image information corresponding to the captured image; a translation system that: receives the image information, and decodes the coded message from the image information; and a output device that outputs the decoded message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cejay Engineering, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Haynes, Stuart M. Jenkins, Michael P. Thomas
  • Patent number: 8341101
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for correlating two items of interest, based on a plurality of data items and characteristics. The data items may include objective and quantitative data, as well as subjective and qualitative data. In one implementation, the relationship of an individual to a metric is determined. The system, apparatus, and methods may store characteristics describing individuals generally, along with metrics relevant to an organization; receive a plurality of data items; extract information associated with the individual from the data items; determine a number of relationships between the data items, individuals, metric, and characteristics; and use the relationships to determine an overall relationship between the individual and the metric, based on the data and characteristics. In addition, related groups of characteristics may be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Adam Treiser
  • Patent number: 8337948
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a film-formed body wherein a second film is formed by suppressing influence of existence/absence of a first film, at the time of forming the second film by making fine particles collide and deposited on a second film forming surface on a substrate whereupon the first film has been already formed. A film-formed body is provided with a foil-like substrate having a first film-forming surface and a second film-forming surface; a first film formed on a part of the first film-forming surface; and a second film formed at least on a part of the second film-forming surface. The first film includes an overlapping section which overlaps with the second film when viewed in the thickness direction of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirokazu Kawaoka
  • Patent number: 8340497
    Abstract: Disclosed is a recording apparatus to record data in a recording medium. The apparatus includes: an input portion to input moving picture data; an encode portion to encode the moving picture data input by the input portion; a storage portion which uses a first storage area to store frame image data, i.e., data for any frame image contained in the moving picture data encoded by the encode portion and uses a second storage area to store the moving picture data except the frame image data; a recording portion to record the moving picture data stored by the storage portion in the recording medium; a decode portion to decode the moving pictured at a encoded by the encode portion; and a thumbnail image generation portion to generate a thumbnail image based on the frame image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masayuki Kuwata
  • Patent number: 8338052
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a composite electrolyte membrane including: a first folding process of folding a laminate (10A) obtained by laminating and integrating an electrolyte sheet (11) having an electrolyte as an electrolyte layer and a reinforcing sheet (12) having a porous polymer material as a reinforcing layer, so that a part of a surface of the laminate (10A) lies on another part of the surface; an impregnation process of impregnating the electrolyte of the folded laminate (10B) into the reinforcing layer; and a hydrolysis process of hydrolyzing the electrolyte impregnated in the laminate (10C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8341264
    Abstract: A method of presenting advertising to viewers in a computer network environment includes monitoring a viewer's interactions with an associated computer system, and adjusting a timing of displayed advertisements on the viewer's associated computer system based on one or more of the viewer's monitored interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Harry W. Morris, David Lowell Lippke, Bob Watkins, Eric Bosco, Colin Steele
  • Patent number: 8339461
    Abstract: A signal converting apparatus includes the following elements. A converting section converts an input signal into output signals on the basis of the values of reference parameters, serving as references of a plurality of parameters for signal conversion, and the values of newly proposed parameters. An evaluation input receiving section receives an evaluation input indicating the selection of either the output signal based on the values of the reference parameters or the output signal based on the values of the newly proposed parameters. A parameter updating section linearly changes the values of the newly proposed parameters when the evaluation input indicates the selection of the output signal based on the values of the newly proposed parameters, and nonlinearly changes the values of the reference and newly proposed parameters when the evaluation input indicates the selection of the output signal based on the values of the reference parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Michel Xavier
  • Patent number: 8338051
    Abstract: This invention relates to an electrode catalyst for a fuel cell comprising catalyst metal particles of noble metal-base metal-Ce (cerium) ternary alloy carried on carbon materials, wherein the noble metal is at least one member selected from among Pt, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag and Au, the base metal is at least one member selected from among Ir, Co, Fe, Ni and Mn, and the relative proportion (i.e., the molar proportion) of noble metal:base metal:Ce (cerium) is 20 to 95:5 to 60:0.1 to 3. The electrode catalyst for a fuel cell inhibits deterioration of an electrolyte membrane or an electrolyte in an electrode catalyst layer, improves durability, and, in particular, improves the capacity for power generation in the high current density region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Cataler Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takahashi, Yosuke Horiuchi, Takahiro Nagata, Tomoaki Terada, Toshiharu Tabata
  • Patent number: 8340979
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing benefits include providing a graphical user interface, such as a web browser, to a benefit recipient for accessing at least account information concerning at least one benefit type. The benefits processing system may receive a request from the benefit recipient through the graphical user interface for displaying the at least account information concerning the at least one benefit type. The benefits processing system may then display the at least account information through the graphical user interface concerning the at least one benefit type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ACS State & Local Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Zou, Josh A. Wiles, Pasquale Solitro, Zheng Zhu
  • Patent number: 8340875
    Abstract: A hydraulic system for lifting a work tool of a mobile machine is disclosed. The hydraulic system may have a pump, a lift actuator, a lift valve arrangement, and a lift sensor configured to generate a first signal indicative of an actual lift velocity. The hydraulic system may also have a tilt actuator, a tilt valve arrangement, and at least one operator interface device movable to generate a second signal indicative of a desired lift velocity and a third signal indicative of desired tilt velocity. The hydraulic system may further have a controller configured to command the lift valve arrangement to meter pressurized based on the second signal, command the tilt valve arrangement to meter pressurized fluid based on the third signal, and command the tilt valve arrangement to meter pressurized fluid and maintain a desired tilt angle of the work tool during lifting based selectively on the first and second signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron R. Shatters, Steven C. Budde, John T. Reedy, Robert E. Stone
  • Patent number: 8341555
    Abstract: An image managing apparatus includes a storage part, an input part, a grouping-processing part, a representative image extraction part, a folding-button preparing part, a folding-screen preparing part and an output part. An image is stored in the storage part. A user's instruction is input by the input part. The grouping-processing part is configured to classify images displayed on a screen into a group for display based on the instruction. The representative image extraction part is configured to extract an image in the group as a representative image of the group. The folding-button preparing part is configured to generate a folding button for displaying the representative image of the group on the screen. The folding-screen preparing part is configured to generate an image-listing screen (“folding screen)”) on which the representative image of the group and an ungrouped image are displayed when the folding-button displayed on the screen is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Ayatsuka, Yukiko Sakata, Junichiro Sakata, Nariaki Satoh
  • Patent number: 8341748
    Abstract: A method for detecting breaks in a border of a network is disclosed. The method may include monitoring network regulation and shaping traffic passing through the border. The method may also include providing, by a first confederate server on a first side of the border, a first connection request to a second confederate server on a second side of the border. Further, the method may include providing, by the second confederate server on the second side of the border, a second connection request to the first confederate server on the first side of the border. The method may also include executing a network diagnostic command if one or more of the first or second connection request is granted. Further, the method may also include copying any outputs of the network diagnostic command to a file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Traenkenschuh, Terry E. Jones, Richard V. Rosetto
  • Patent number: 8340755
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electric field control device that can transmit a quasi-electrostatic field more efficiently. There is provided an electric field control device that applies electric fields to an electric field application subject, which includes a first electrode and a second electrode that generate the electric fields, a frame that is arranged around the first electrode and second electrode, and is connected to the first electrode and second electrode, an opening that is formed at one end of the frame, and an output unit that outputs a first signal to the first electrode, and outputs a second signal to the second electrode, wherein, when the electric fields are generated from the first electrode and second electrode, the output unit outputs the second signal to the second electrode so that the potential of the frame is not changed temporally and made constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kiyoaki Takiguchi
  • Patent number: 8335924
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for embedding information in software and/or other electronic content such that the information is difficult for an unauthorized party to detect, remove, insert, forge, and/or corrupt. The embedded information can be used to protect electronic content by identifying the content's source, thus enabling unauthorized copies or derivatives to be reliably traced, and thus facilitating effective legal recourse by the content owner. Systems and methods are also disclosed for protecting, detecting, removing, and decoding information embedded in electronic content, and for using the embedded information to protect software or other media from unauthorized analysis, attack, and/or modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: William G. Home, Umesh Maheshwari, Robert E. Tarjan, James J. Horning, W. Olin Sibert, Lesley R. Matheson, Andrew K. Wright, Susan S. Owicki
  • Patent number: 8333528
    Abstract: A pin joint includes a pin having a longitudinal axis. A bushing for use with a lateral pin retention system may be positioned around the pin. The bushing includes an arc groove disposed radially about an outer surface of the bushing. A retaining plug for use with the lateral pin retention system includes an engagement head shaped to engage the arc groove and may be attachable to a linkage of a machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Oertley, Michael T. James
  • Patent number: 8334392
    Abstract: This application relates to a process for the production of (2R)-dihydroartemisinic acid or (2R)-dihydroartemisinic acid esters from artemisinic acid or artemisinic acid esters, respectively, by diimine hydrogenation of the exocyclic CC-double bond, and use of said process in the production of the antimalarial drug artemisinin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Volker Kraft, Gerhard Kretzschmar, Kai Rossen
  • Patent number: 8334365
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses albumin fusion proteins. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the albumin fusion proteins of the invention are also encompassed by the invention, as are vectors containing these nucleic acids, host cells transformed with these nucleic acids vectors, and methods of making the albumin fusion proteins of the invention and using these nucleic acids, vectors, and/or host cells. Additionally the present invention encompasses pharmaceutical compositions comprising albumin fusion proteins and methods of treating, preventing, or ameliorating diseases, disorders or conditions using albumin fusion proteins of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Human Genome Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. Rosen, David W. LaFleur