Patents Represented by Attorney Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
  • Patent number: 8345741
    Abstract: A receiving apparatus is disclosed. A digital tuner section selects a modulation signal having a predetermined frequency from a radio wave of a digital television broadcast, demodulates the modulation signal, and outputs a resultant transport stream. A separation section separates the transport stream into a video stream and an additional stream. A decoder decodes the video stream and outputs a picture signal. The picture processing section performs a predetermined picture process for the picture signal. A control section obtains program information containing information about a picture signal type of a program that is broadcast from the additional data and creates a program information database based on the program information. A storage section stores the program information database. The control section controls the picture process based on the picture signal type obtained with reference to the program information database in parallel with processes of the digital tuner section and the separation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki Fukano
  • Patent number: 8343929
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of treating a neoplasm using a neurotoxin, preferably botulinum toxin. Neurotoxin administered around a neoplasm acts to decrease the contractile forces of the muscles surrounding a neoplasm which normally squeeze neoplastic cells through efferent channels leaving the neoplasm to distant sites. The present invention also provides a method of administering botulinum toxin at sites distant from the neoplasm, thereby enhancing cellular and humoral immunologic functions, which further contribute to neoplastic cell death. Following administration of botulinum toxin around or distant to a neoplasm as described herein, local, regional, and distant spread of neoplastic cells is reduced or eliminated. Immunomodulation with botulinum toxin is also valuable in treating other diseases that may or may not be associated with cancers, such as viral-induced growths, viral conditions, fungal disease, chronic wounds, graft versus host disease, autoimmune disease, and HIV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Toxcure, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Shaari
  • Patent number: 8341296
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for providing persistence in network access, by enhancing the likelihood that a gateway that is employed by a server array controller to send a client's message to a resource in another network outside of a local network behind the server array controller, is the same gateway employed by the resource for a responding message. In one embodiment, an outbound gateway is selected based on load-balanced gateways that have been enabled for automatic mapping of a source address to an available corresponding global Internet Protocol address. In another embodiment, multiple server array controllers are employed in a multi-active mode that enables multiple network address translation tables to be available in the event of a failover of one or more of the server array controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: F5 Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Roderick Masters
  • Patent number: 8340506
    Abstract: A system and method for processing image signals, including a signal dividing unit for dividing input image signals per frame into a first plurality of sub-blocks with a second plurality of the sub-blocks being included in the horizontal direction and each of the sub-blocks having the height equal to that of at least one macro-block, a recording unit for recording thus divided input image signals, a third plurality of encoding units each for encoding the divided and recorded input image signals in units of sub-block to be outputted as an encoded stream with the number of the encoding units equal to that of the sub-blocks in the horizontal direction, a further recording unit for recording the encoded stream in units of sub-block, and a stream conversion unit for outputting a video stream after rearranging the order of the encoded and recorded stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kaoru Urata
  • Patent number: 8340782
    Abstract: An implantable lead includes a lead body. A plurality of conductors are disposed within the lead body and electrically couple at least one electrode to at least one terminal. At least one of the conductors includes a plurality of units. Each of the units includes a first conductor segment extending along the lead body from a beginning point to a first position, a second conductor segment extending from the first position to a second position, and a third conductor segment extending along the elongated member from the second position to an endpoint. The conductor segments are arranged so as to form alternating single-coil regions and multi-coil regions. At least one support element is disposed along at least a portion of at least one of the single-coil regions and is configured and arranged to increase the stiffness of the at least one of the single-coil regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Anne Margaret Pianca, Joshua Dale Howard
  • Patent number: 8339910
    Abstract: The present invention is a dubbing device for dubbing data from a portable first recording medium such as a CD-DA (compact disc digital audio) to a second recording medium such as a hard disk drive (HDD), in which dubbing to the second recording medium with a large capacity is automatically carried out when reproducing data from the first recording medium. When data is reproduced from the first recording medium, database means is searched on the basis of identification information for the first recording medium and execution control of dubbing is performed in accordance with the result of search for recording history information. For example, whether or not data to be reproduced from the first recording medium has been already recorded on the second recording medium is discriminated, and dubbing is carried out if the data to be reproduced data has not been recorded on the second recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shigetaka Kudo
  • Patent number: 8338546
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polythiophene-based conductive polymer composition having high conductivity, transparency, waterproof property and durability, and a polymer membrane prepared by using the same. In particular, the present invention relates to a polythiophene-based conductive polymer composition comprising an aqueous solution of a polythiophene-based conductive polymer, an alcohol-based organic solvent, an amide-based organic solvent or an aprotic highly-dipolar solvent, a melamine resin and a binder selected among a polyester, a polyurethane resin and an alkoxy silane in a predetermined mixed ratio. The membrane prepared using the same has a high conductivity of less than 1 k?/m2 and a high transparency of higher than 95%, thus being applicable to of an anti-static film, a film for touch panel, a film for higher or lower electrode, a film for inorganic EL and a film for display electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SKC Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Hwan Kim, Dae Gi Ryu, Yong Lae Yi, Jong Ho Park
  • Patent number: 8336992
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a liquid discharge head which reciprocates in a first direction on a predetermined plane, which discharges liquids, and which has connecting ports arranged in a second direction; liquid supply sources which store the liquids; and flexible tubes which are arranged in a state of being bent and each of which constructs a part of a liquid flow passage, and first ends of the tubes are connected to the connecting ports; the tubes are arranged in a third direction intersecting the predetermined plane at fixed portions of the tubes; and each of the tubes has an external shape of which cross section perpendicular to an extending direction of the tube is elliptical; and at least at one of the first end and the fixed portion, a major axis direction of the cross section is the third direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kosuke Nukui
  • Patent number: 8341753
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus are arranged to enable loading of an application, such as a game application, prior to a formal release date of the application. An end-user is provided components of the application either over a network, CD, DVD, or the like. At least one component of the application is encrypted. The end-user may register with an application provider. At a pre-defined time, such as a release date for the application, a decryption key is made available to the end-user. The decryption key may be employed to decrypt the encrypted component(s) of the application, such that the application may be readied for execution. In addition, bug fixes, additions, or the like, may also be pre-loaded to release of the application, thereby ensuring that the end-user has the most current application configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventors: Derrick Jason Birum, Erik Axel Johnson, Christopher Richard Newcombe
  • Patent number: 8338332
    Abstract: Herbicide combinations (A)+(B), if appropriate in the presence of safeners, with an effective content of (A) broad-spectrum herbicides from the group (A1) glufosinate (salts) and related compounds (A2) glyphosate (salts) and related compounds such as sulfosate, (A3) imidazolinones such as imazethapyr, imazapyr, imazaquin, imazamox or their salts and (A4) herbicidal azoles from the group of the protoporphyrinogen oxidase inhibitors (PPO inhibitors) and (A5) the hydroxybenzonitriles and (B) herbicides from the group consisting of (B0) one or more structurally different herbicides from the abovementioned group (A), (B1) foliar- and soil-acting herbicides which are effective against monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous harmful plants, (B2) predominantly foliar-acting herbicides which are effective against dicotyledonous harmful plants, (B3) predominantly foliar-acting herbicides which are effective against monocotyledonous harmful plants, and (B4) foliar- and soil-acting herbicides which are effective against
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Hacker, Hermann Bieringer, Lothar Willms
  • Patent number: 8340230
    Abstract: A receiving device includes: a noise detecting means for detecting a noise, which is contained in a received signal, using the received signal which has undergone clock synchronization processing: a phase error detecting means for detecting a phase error of the received signal using the received signal which has undergone clock synchronization processing; and a calculation means for calculating a phase correction value on the basis of the phase error detected by the phase error detecting means, wherein, when the noise is detected by the noise detecting means, the calculation means modifies a parameter to be employed in the calculation of the phase correction value so as to decrease the phase correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Hirayama, Yoshifumi Aoki, Atsushi Makita, Hideyuki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8339508
    Abstract: A device and methods are provided for low-light imaging enhancement by a digital imaging device. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting an image associated with ambient lighting of a scene, detecting an image associated with artificial lighting of the scene, aligning the image associated with ambient lighting relative to the image associated with artificial lighting based on a motion parameter of ambient lighting image data and artificial lighting image data, and calculating data for a combined image based on aligned ambient lighting image data and artificial lighting image data, wherein image data for the combined image is selected to maximize an objective quality criterion of the combined image. The method may further include determining an image parameter based on ambient lighting image data, blending image data associated with the artificial lighting and the combined image based on the image parameter to generate a tone rendered image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: CSR Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Noam Levy
  • Patent number: 8334355
    Abstract: Silicone-polyether block copolymers prepared by organomodification of branched polysiloxanes having terminal and/or lateral SiH functions or linear polysiloxanes having lateral and/or terminal SiH functions by means of polyethers or polyether mixtures, characterized in that the polyethers used have a polydispersity Mw/Mn in the range from 1.0 to 1.5 and/or ratios Mn/MWIN and Mw/MWIN in the range from 0.7 to 1.3, their preparation and use and also polymer articles produced therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH
    Inventors: Frauke Henning, Wilfried Knott, Frank Schubert, Roland Hubel, Christian Eilbracht
  • Patent number: 8334987
    Abstract: A camera-integrated VTR system including a printer embodying a data processing device of the invention is provided, wherein various external data supplied from an external device and internal data generated or recorded internally are enabled to be exchanged selectively, easily and directly between respective components of the system without use of any additional component therebetween so as to be printed instantaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Komatsu, Seiichi Morikawa, Yukihiro Kato, Keikichi Chiba, Junya Ishihara, Yoshinari Higuchi, Hajime Ishimitsu, Toshimitsu Kubodera, Masato Yamaguchi, Yoichi Miyajima, Hiroyuki Ohyama
  • Patent number: 8334929
    Abstract: A signal processing apparatus, comprising: an input section; a storage section; first and second signal processing sections; and a control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Matsunaka
  • Patent number: 8335746
    Abstract: A method and system for automated bargaining is disclosed. The method and system are used in testing non-equal values in normal rounds for satisfaction of a condition. If the condition is not satisfied in the normal rounds, power round values are tested for satisfaction of a power round condition. If the power round condition is satisfied, a binding bargained payment is calculated. Additional options involve an automated facilitator, windfalls to initiators, automatic payment initiation, multiparty aggregation and automatic agreement document generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Cybersettle Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Burchetta, Charles S. Brofman
  • Patent number: 8333460
    Abstract: A droplet ejecting apparatus, including: a droplet ejecting head including a cavity unit with pressure chambers and a piezoelectric actuator; and a voltage application device, the actuator including: first active portions; second active portions; a first potential electrode which is constantly given a first potential by the voltage application device; a second potential electrode which includes second branch portions respectively corresponding to the second active portions and a second trunk portion that connects the second branch portions and which is constantly given a second potential different from the first potential by the voltage application device; and individual electrodes to each of which the first and second potentials are selectively given at a connection portion thereof by the voltage application device, wherein the connection portion is disposed so as to overlap the second trunk portion as seen in a superposition direction in which the cavity unit and the actuator are superposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshitsugu Morita
  • Patent number: D672975
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Gamma & Bross S.p.A.
    Inventor: Karim Rashid
  • Patent number: D672976
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Nicole Migeon
  • Patent number: RE43873
    Abstract: An object detecting device for detecting an object in a given gradation image. A scaling section generates scaled images by scaling down a gradation image input from an image output section. A scanning section sequentially manipulates the scaled images and cutting out window images from them and a discriminator judges if each window image is an object or not. The discriminator includes a plurality of weak discriminators that are learned in a group by boosting and an adder for making a weighted majority decision from the outputs of the weak discriminators. Each of the weak discriminators outputs an estimate of the likelihood of a window image to be an object or not by using the difference of the luminance values between two pixels. The discriminator suspends the operation of computing estimates for a window image that is judged to be a non-object, using a threshold value that is learned in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Hidai, Kohtaro Sabe, Kenta Kawamoto