Patents Represented by Attorney Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
  • 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: 8335591
    Abstract: A robot apparatus has a multi-link structure including a plurality of links and joints serving as link movable sections, and in which at least some of the links are driven by combination of position control and force control. The apparatus includes: position controller performing position control on the links, which are driven by position control and force control; position controller with force constraint placing the force control before the position control so as not to cause a magnitude of an external force to exceed a set value; force controller performing the force control on the links; and integrated force/position controller controlling driving of the joints by switching the position controller, the position controller with force constraint, and the force controller, and unifying the position control and the force control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Taro Takahashi
  • 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: 8333163
    Abstract: Mooring system for a tanker, i.e. a mooring of a conventional tanker to an installation with fixed orientation, wherein a conventional tanker (3) which is to be moored to the installation is arriving in a direction favorable to wind, current and waves. By mooring a conventional tanker (3) in four points (A, B, C, D) on a tanker (3), wherein the hawsers to the points (C, D) are connected on board a platform (1) and hawsers to the points (A, B) are connected to two separate buoys (4, 5) and then tightening/slackening the hawsers until the tanker (3) has arrived in the desired/correct position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sevan Marine ASA
    Inventor: Fredrik Major
  • Patent number: 8330879
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus includes a light source configured to emit light, at least one reflective liquid crystal device configured to generate an image by modulating a polarization of the light emitted from the light source and reflecting the light, an imaging lens configured to form a real image of the image generated by the reflective liquid crystal device, a quarter-wave plate disposed between the reflective liquid crystal device and the imaging lens, an image splitter configured to include at least one reflecting plane and spatially split the real image into at least two split real images by reflecting the real image on the reflecting plane, at least two projection lenses configured to form the split real images again on a screen, and a phase difference corrector configured to correct a phase difference between a p-polarized light and an s-polarized light generated by the reflecting plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Iwai, Hideki Yamamoto, Yuji Manabe
  • Patent number: 8330549
    Abstract: An oscillator circuit with a voltage booster includes separated coils to oscillate and boost the input direct current voltage. The two coils are wound in opposite directs and magnetically coupled to one another. One of the coils is in series with a capacitor to form a LC oscillator. The circuit enables changing the frequency of oscillation by changing the number of turns on the coil in series with the capacitor or by changing the value of the capacitor. The output voltage level can be changed by changing the number of turns on the remaining coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Global Ionics LLC
    Inventor: Yong Chen
  • Patent number: 8330309
    Abstract: Tubular induction motor with two directions of rotation contained in a tube of a tubular actuator designed to be installed in a building. The tubular induction motor includes a squirrel cage rotor supported by bearings and a stator including a stack of metal laminations forming a central bore and centered in the tube, wherein a support part of a bearing is centered in the central bore, wherein the bearing is of the plain and conductor type and wherein it is placed as close as possible to a short-circuiting ring of the rotor, preferably less than 2 mm, and preferably less than 1 mm away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Somfy SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Perret, Adrien Brondex
  • Patent number: 8330796
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement and a method for the recording and display of images of a scene and/or an object. They are suitable especially for the spatially perceived display of the recorded images. The problem of finding a new way of recording, with the least possible effort, images of real scenes or objects and subsequently displaying them three-dimensionally in two or more views by autostereoscopy is solved, according to the invention, in such a way that at least one main camera of a first camera type and at least one satellite camera of a second camera type are provided for the recording of images, with an image conversion device and a 3D image display device being arranged downstream of the cameras. The two camera types differ in at least one parameter; and a total of at least three cameras are provided. The invention also comprises a method for the transmission of 3D information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: 3D International Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Schmidt, Jens Meichsner, Ronny Billert
  • Patent number: 8331764
    Abstract: A recording/reproducing apparatus includes a synchronization signal generating part outputting a frame synchronization signal defining a period of a video frame; a timer part measuring a time during a period where a main power supply is being turned off; a time code production part generating a time code based on the frame synchronization signal; a time code storage processing part storing a time code value and time information output from the timer part, when main power supply is turned off; and a time code reconstruction processing part reconstructing the time code, when the main power supply is turned on, by stepping the time code value by an amount corresponding to a period where the main power supply is being turned off based on the time code value and the time information stored and time information at the time of turning on the main power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Myokan
  • Patent number: 8329708
    Abstract: Disclosed are a 1,3,6-substituted indole compound having inhibitory activity for protein kinases, a pharmaceutically acceptable thereof, and a pharmaceutical composition for prevention and treatment of diseases caused by abnormal cell growth including the compound as an active ingredient. Since the novel indole compound exhibits superior inhibitory activity for various protein kinases involved in growth factor signal transduction, it is useful as an agent for preventing or treating cancers caused by abnormal cell growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Tae Bo Sim, Young Jin Ham, Kyung Ho Yoo, Chang Hyun Oh, Jung Mi Hah, Hwan Kim, Hwan Geun Choi, Jung-Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 8332384
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for expressing a body of knowledge in standard or normalized terms. A topic hierarchy comprises topics related to the body of knowledge, with one or more topics comprising subtopics, and with subtopics themselves possibly comprising further subtopics. Principles are found within documents that are related to the body of knowledge, and standard terminology is selected to express those principles. Documents may be associated with the standard expressions corresponding to the respective principles found in the documents, and one or more of the standard expressions may be associated with at least one topic, subtopic, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Bloomberg Finance LP
    Inventor: Richard Douglas Kemp
  • Patent number: 8332779
    Abstract: There is provided a novel menu selection method in a mobile phone. Also provided is a cursor displaying method with which a user can intuitively recognize a moving direction and moving speed. In addition, a novel scrollbar with which the user can recognize, in a case of displaying menus beyond a display screen, a range currently displayed on a display screen among all the menus and a current cursor position within the menus displayed on the current display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hama, Tetsuya Kohno, Satomi Yonezawa, Ikuo Terado, Takamoto Tsuda, Katsunori Miura, Kazuhiro Kondo, Yukako Morimoto
  • Patent number: 8328364
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus includes an axial fan and a louver. The axial fan includes blades which are rotated to generate an airflow in an axial direction so that air is exhausted from a housing. The louver includes inclined plate portions which are inclined with respect to the axial direction, the inclined plate portions being arranged in a direction perpendicular to the axial direction at an airflow exit side of the axial fan, the louver being divided into a first area and a second area by a straight line which passes through an axial center of the blades, the inclined plate portions being inclined in different directions between the first area and the second area such that the inclined plate portions are inclined along the direction in which the blades are rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroko Fujibayashi, Hiroyuki Meguro, Kazuhiro Takai
  • Patent number: 8331666
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for reducing eye coloration artifacts in an image. In the system and method, an eye is detected in the image and a pupil color for the eye in the image and a skin color of skin in the image associated with the eye are determined. At least one region of artifact coloration in the eye in the image is then identified based on the pupil color and the skin color, and a coloration of the region is modified to compensate for the artifact coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: CSR Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Noam Levy, Meir Tzur
  • Patent number: 8332403
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus detecting a characteristic amount of a group of contents of a series configured of contents corresponding to episodes, the information processing apparatus including: a first generating means for detecting a characteristic amount in a time series of the contents corresponding to the episodes and generate a characteristic amount in the episode based on a detected result; a computing means for computing a representative value of the generated characteristic amount in the episode; a second generating means for arranging the computed representative values corresponding to the episodes in a time series and generate a characteristic amount in the series indicating a characteristic amount in a time series of the group of the contents of the series; and a database means for storing the generated characteristic amount in the series in a database in association with the group of the contents of the series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunji Yoshimura, Tatsuya Narahara, Hiroshige Okamoto, Kenichiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8332049
    Abstract: A multi-lead system includes a first lead and a second lead. The first lead includes a distal end and a first plurality of electrodes disposed along the distal end of the first lead. The first plurality of electrodes are configured and arranged in a first electrode axis. The second lead includes a distal end and a proximal end. A second plurality of electrodes is disposed along the distal end of the second lead. The second plurality of electrodes are configured and arranged in a second electrode axis. The second lead also includes at least one bend between the distal end and the proximal end to allow for linear alignment of the first electrode axis with the second electrode axis to form a combination electrode axis when the first lead and the second lead are implanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Anne Margaret Pianca, Andrew DiGiore
  • Patent number: 8329314
    Abstract: A component assembly for use in living tissue comprises: a ceramic part; a metal part, e.g., a titanium metal; and a palladium (Pd) interlayer for bonding said ceramic part to the metal part. By applying sufficient heat to liquify a palladium-titanium interface, the Pd interlayer is used to braze the ceramic part to the titanium part to yield a hermetic seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Tom Xiaohai, Michael S Colvin
  • Patent number: 8331959
    Abstract: A mobile communication terminal device includes: an operation unit registering information related to a predetermined region in which a user desires QoS guarantee; a sending unit sending the information related to the predetermined region registered in the operation unit and information that can identify a current position of the mobile communication terminal device; a receiving unit receiving QoS guaranteed data when the current position is in the predetermined region; and a control unit controlling a behavior of sending the information in the sending unit and a behavior of guaranteeing the QoS in the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Satofumi Tomioka
  • Patent number: RE43854
    Abstract: A video signal is processed to selectively permit copying by superposing in that portion of the video signal which does not contain useful picture information a copyright information signal indicative of whether the viewable picture that is displayed from the video signal is subject to copyright and a copy generation signal indicative of the number of successive generations of copies that can be made from the video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Kanota, Tadashi Ezaki, Teruhiko Kori, Satoshi Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: D672583
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Gamma & Bross S.p.A.
    Inventor: Rashid Karim