Patents Represented by Attorney Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
  • Patent number: 8325568
    Abstract: Provided is a thermally-assisted magnetic recording head with improved light density of near-field light (NF-light) with which a medium is irradiated. The head comprises: a magnetic pole; a waveguide for propagating light for exciting surface plasmon; a surface plasmon generator provided between the magnetic pole and the waveguide, coupled with the light in a surface plasmon mode, and emitting NF-light; and a clad portion provided at least between the waveguide and the surface plasmon generator and comprising a transition region in which a refractive index decreases along a direction from the waveguide toward the magnetic pole. The provision of the clad portion including the transition region enables improvement of the light density of NF-light due to the convergence of surface plasmon excited in the surface plasmon generator to predetermined locations, while avoiding the problem of temperature rise due to reduction of the volume of surface plasmon generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Komura, Tsutomu Chou, Koji Shimazawa
  • Patent number: 8325920
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system are directed towards employing transferable entitlements using EMMs for enabling a purchase of content using a mobile device, and redeeming for access the content using a different network device. An existing billing infrastructure may be used during a purchase transaction to identify the purchasing device. Upon billing authorization, a transferable EMM (XEMM) may be sent to the purchasing device. The purchasing device may then provide the XEMM to another network device. The other network device may send the XEMM to a redeeming service when requesting access to the content. Upon authorization, an EMM with an access key to the content may be sent to the other network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Reza P. Rassool, Glenn A. Morten
  • Patent number: 8323684
    Abstract: The invention relates to a TTS with backing layers that guarantee a high wear comfort and that facilitate application in regions of the human body that are subject to great mechanical loads, especially the large joints of the extremities. The inventive backing layers overcome the disadvantages with respect to reduced absorption of the active substance by the skin that are typically associated with such backing layers. The inventive systems are preferably used for the local of systemic administration of anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving active substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventors: Stefan Bracht, Christoph Schmitz
  • Patent number: 8321465
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the provision of data for transmission and/or storage, the transmission and storage of data, and, more particularly, to data coding for transmission and/or storage and to decoding of received and/or accessed or retrieved coded data. In an embodiment of the invention, data is assembled into coded data structures comprising a plurality of fields that, e.g., may contain actual or implied field values, and data associated therewith that relates to the plurality of fields. Encoding and decoding of the data may take place with reference to one or more associated data models, and a coded data structure according to this embodiment may contain content only (field values and data identifying the structure). This allows for a reduction in size of the data structure as compared to, e.g., a data structure comprising program code or all data needed to describe the data in the data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Bloomberg Finance L.P.
    Inventors: Emanuel Farber, Scott Halstead, Michael J. Hardin, Paul Crispin Williams
  • Patent number: 8317514
    Abstract: Device for difficult intervention in a closed enclosure, including a duct, a first end of which is intended to penetrate within the chamber, the duct being furthermore connected: to a pressure reduction device, the function of which is to lower the pressure within the enclosure; to an outlet duct for extracting the sucked-up material; and to a duct connected to a device for suddenly relieving the pressure and to an opening in the device for bringing the end of the duct into contact with the external air when the pressure within the enclosure reaches a value below a certain threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: David Weill
  • Patent number: 8320468
    Abstract: A picture decoding method and apparatus for encoding a video signal. The method includes performing an encoding process on the video signal to generate a bit stream compatible with MPEG 1 moving picture video standard. The method further includes controlling the encoding process so as to generate the bit stream which includes, in a previous picture header, an extension start code indicating the beginning of extension data added when a picture header includes control data that is newly added in MPEG 2 standard format and the extension data, and does not include, in a current picture header, the extension start code and the extension data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Motoki Kato
  • Patent number: 8320294
    Abstract: The inventive method makes it possible to communicate in a network comprising wireless nodes provided with communications means enabling to communicate through a wireless channel and wire nodes provided with communication means enabling to communicate through a wire channel. Said method is characterised in that the wire node repeats a message received exclusively through a wireless channel if a signal acknowledging the message reception is not received, wherein the transmission of said acknowledgement signal is generated in a first time slot upon the reception of the signal though a wire channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Somfy SAS
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Orsat
  • Patent number: 8317701
    Abstract: A device and method are presented for use in non-invasive measurement of a patient's intra-ocular pressure (IOP). The device comprises a probe unit comprising a flexible membrane which is to be brought into contact with a patient's eyelid thereby enabling a contacting region of the membrane to match a shape of the eyelid defined by the shape of the patient's cornea. The device is configured to enable controllably varying application of force to the membrane against the eyelid and to enable illumination of the membrane at least within the contacting region thereof, the deformation of the illuminated membrane affecting detected light returned from the membrane, thereby enabling identification of a condition of applanation of a desired area of the membrane by identifying desired data indicative of the detected light and allowing the IOP measurement upon identifying said condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: A.T.I.- Advanced Medical Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Abraham Livne, Ilan Ron
  • Patent number: 8317303
    Abstract: A liquid-droplet jetting apparatus includes a pressure-applying mechanism and a channel unit. The channel unit has a stacked body made of a plurality of metal plates. A plurality of pressure chambers arranged in a row in one direction, a plurality of manifolds which are arranged to be mutually adjacent and which extend in the one direction, and a plurality of communication channels each communicating one of the pressure chambers with one of the manifolds are formed in the stacked body. Here, the communication channels have channel resistances which are same. It is possible to divide the manifold into a plurality of divided manifold portions, and the construction of the channel unit as a whole can be made compact while suppressing the variation in jetting characteristic, thereby making the size of the liquid-droplet jetting apparatus to be small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8320745
    Abstract: A recording apparatus is disclosed which records at least either a video or an audio signal of a broadcast program in accordance with reservation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kensuke Ohnuma, Hideki Asazu, Takehisa Souraku, Yuji Murakami
  • Patent number: 8320469
    Abstract: A picture decoding method and apparatus for encoding a video signal. The method includes performing an encoding process on the video signal to generate a bit stream compatible with MPEG 1 moving picture video standard. The method further includes controlling the encoding process so as to generate the bit stream which includes, a picture coding type in a previous picture header, an extension start code indicating the beginning of extension data added when a picture header includes control data that is newly added in MPEG 2 standard format in the previous header, the extension data in the previous header, and the picture coding type in a current picture header, and does not include the extension start code in the current picture header and the extension data in the current picture header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Motoki Kato
  • Patent number: 8320730
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an I/O device capable of collectively managing and easily editing AV data recorded by a plurality of video cameras with transfer bit rate between devices kept constant, and an I/O management system. The I/O management system according to the present invention comprises: a storage device having a non-linear accessible recording medium; a control unit for controlling output of externally supplied data with respect to the storage device, or input of data from the storage device; and one or more I/O device having a record information management unit for managing, through a file system, record information acquired at the time when data is recorded onto the recording medium, and controls input of data from the storage device on the basis of the record information managed by a file system at the time of reproduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Morishima, Yoshinori Koishikawa, Ryo Abiko
  • Patent number: 8321897
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling the transmission of contents among a plurality of audio/video (AV) devices by using a general purpose network In case of transmitting the contents held in a first device (source) to a second device (sink) by way of a designated transmission path, information relating to the transfer protocol for transmitting the contents is added to each content when the contents information held in the first device is disclosed to a controller on the network. Transmission management is performed based on the information on the transfer protocol added to each content when starting transmission of the contents between the first device and the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Sato, Tatsuya Igarashi, Yukihiko Aoki, Takuro Noda, Hisato Shima
  • Patent number: 8321677
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system are directed towards generating a public/private key pair prior to registration. The generation of the public/private key pair is performed by the entity to which the key pair is to be associated. The entity may then complete n application. The entity may then employ the generated public/private key pair to digitally sign the application. In one embodiment, the public key is provided with the application to a registration authority. Upon request, the public key and at least some of the application information may be provided to requester for use in identification, authentication, integrity, and/or non-repudiation of the registered entity. In another embodiment, the registration authority or other entity may verify the identity of the registering entity using the application. In one embodiment, the registration authority may select to digitally sign the application to indicate that the information has been verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn A. Morten
  • Patent number: 8320740
    Abstract: To improve the convenience of a record medium and allow a reproduction process to be more easily performed than before. When a reproduction process 123 that reproduces material data recorded on a disc 32 is executed, a disc information file management section 63 references a reproduction history of a disc information file held in a disc information file hold section 52 and starts reproducing material data from a position according to the reproduction history. When the reproduction process is completed, the disc information file management section 63 updates the reproduction history of the disc information file held in the disc information file hold section 52. A disc information file record control section 82 records the updated disc information file on the disc 32.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisao Tanaka, Masaki Hirose, Takayoshi Kawamura, Hiroshi Saitou, Yoshiho Gotoh, Tatsushi Bannai
  • Patent number: 8317288
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus which discharges a liquid in each of continuing discharge opportunities includes: a discharge head discharging the liquid from nozzles; a controller controlling the discharge head to discharge the liquid from the nozzles; a duty detecting section detecting a value of a duty which is a ratio of a discharge amount of the liquid discharged from the discharge head with respect to a maximum discharge amount of the liquid to be discharged from the discharge head in each of the discharge opportunities; and a wait time determining section determining whether a wait time, in which the liquid is not discharged, is provided after each of the discharge opportunities, based on the values of the duties detected by the duty detecting section in past continuing discharge opportunities including the last discharge opportunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirotake Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8320074
    Abstract: A magnetic head which includes a core, a coil wound on the core, terminals to which ends of the coil are connected. The magnetic head also includes a substrate on which mounted are a demodulating electronic component for demodulating an analog output signal output from the terminals to create a digital demodulated signal, and an encrypting electronic component for encrypting the demodulated signal to create an encrypted signal. A cable electrically connects the demodulating electronic component and the terminals. A case body stores the core, the coil, the terminals, and the cable. The demodulating electronic component is mounted on one side of the substrate, and the encrypting electronic component is mounted on the other side of the substrate. The substrate is fixed to the case body so that the demodulating electronic component is placed inside the case body while the encrypting electronic component is placed outside the case body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiro Shiomi, Kazunori Takahashi, Shigeo Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8313879
    Abstract: A full-color toner set including a yellow component, a cyan component, and a magenta component, wherein in each of the color components, resin fine particles are added to a surface of base particles. Further, the yellow component may include a monoazo pigment serving as a colorant in the base particles. In addition, the following formulae (1) and (2) may be satisfied, where the amount of addition of the resin fine particles based on 100 parts by mass of base particles in the yellow component is represented by Wy, the amount of addition of the resin fine particles based on 100 parts by mass of base particles in the cyan component is represented by Wc, and the amount of addition of the resin fine particles based on 100 parts by mass of base particles in the magenta component is represented by Wm, Wy>Wc??(1) Wy>Wm??(2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Koji Kuramashi
  • Patent number: 8315454
    Abstract: The present invention provides a robot apparatus that can perform appropriate actions in accordance with the ambient conditions, and a method of controlling the behavior of the robot apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Fumihide Tanaka, Hiroaki Ogawa, Hirotaka Suzuki, Osamu Hanagata, Tsutomu Sawada, Masato Ito
  • Patent number: 8315704
    Abstract: Methods of applying a stimulus to a stimulation site within the neck or head of a patient include implanting a distal portion of one or more leads adjacent to the stimulation site, forming a loop with a proximal portion of the one or more leads, and securing the distal and proximal portions of the one or more leads to one or more securing sites with one or more securing devices. The distal portion of the one or more leads includes a number of electrodes disposed thereon that are configured to deliver the stimulus to the stimulation site. Systems for applying a stimulus to a stimulation site within the neck or head of a patient include one or more leads having a number of electrodes disposed on a distal portion thereof and one or more securing devices configured to secure the one or more leads to one or more securing sites. The distal portion of the one or more leads is implanted adjacent to the stimulation site and the electrodes are configured to deliver the stimulus to the stimulation site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Kristen N. Jaax, Todd K. Whitehurst