Patents Represented by Attorney Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
  • Patent number: 8346071
    Abstract: A camera system includes a detection unit that detects fitting errors of a camera as displacement quantities in a first direction, a second direction and an optical axis rotating direction of an image picked up by the camera, a selection unit that selects a rotation correcting quantity corresponding to the displacement quantity in the optical axis rotating direction from plural rotation correction maps prepared in advance, a computation unit that computes the correcting quantities in the first direction and the second direction respectively based on the detected displacement quantities in the first direction and the second direction using linear equations; and a correction unit that corrects the displacements in the first direction, the second direction and the optical axis rotating direction of the picked up image based on the selected rotation correcting quantity and the computed correcting quantities in the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Higashibara, Daisuke Sugawara, Kazuhiko Sakai, Akihiro Kanaoka
  • Patent number: 8344272
    Abstract: A chair-based scale for weighing a person in a seated position is disclosed. The scale includes a system for electronically displaying data and other information. In one embodiment, the chair-based scale is a stand-alone scale, and in other embodiments, it communicates with a remote computer. According to one embodiment, the chair comprises a collapsible chair. A collapsible chair provides certain advantages, such as lower manufacturing and shipping costs, and ease of shipping to and storage and use at a user location (e.g., a patient's home or apartments), or a health care facility. According to an embodiment of the invention, the collapsible chair may be a folding chair, e.g., of the deck chair or director chair type. According to one embodiment, the chair comprises a protective cover that is movable to prevent loading of a load sensor in a non-weighing condition of the chair. In another embodiment, the chair is provided with wheels and e.g., is of the transport type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ideal Life, Inc
    Inventors: Harvey Goldberg, Ki Kwan Chu, Jason Goldberg
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8333326
    Abstract: In a decoding section of a stacked barcode reader, the brightness values of multiple pixels configuring image data are used to calculate multiple line widths of the bars and the spaces of the stacked barcode. Based on the evaluation value of the frequency distribution of multiple line widths, a priority order of T-sequence is determined. According to this priority order, the T-sequence is measured and the code word corresponding to the T-sequence is obtained. With this, the priority order of the T-sequence is determined based on the evaluation value (such as the maximum value, variance, etc.) of the frequency distribution of the line widths of the bars and the spaces that configure the stacked barcode increasing reading performance of the barcode reader on a stacked barcode while reducing the number of errors in all the decoded code words, despite the level of the resolution of the image pickup optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nakamura
  • 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: 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: 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: 8335570
    Abstract: An implantable lead has an inner core, a plurality of coiled conductor guides, and a plurality of conductors. The inner core defines a plurality of lumens. Each coiled conductor guide defines a plurality of helical lumens. Each coiled conductor guide is disposed in a coiled arrangement over a portion of the inner core. Each of the conductors electrically couples at least one electrode to at least one terminal. At least one of the conductors includes a plurality of units. Each unit includes a first conductor segment extending along the inner core from a beginning point to a first position, a coiled conductor segment disposed at least partially in one of the lumens of the coiled conductor guides and extending from the first position to the second position, and a second conductor segment extending along the inner core from the second position to an endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Lee McDonald
  • 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