Patents Represented by Attorney Gibson & Dernier LLP
  • Patent number: 8353054
    Abstract: A method for protection of a chip card from unauthorized use includes: inputting a first identification into a chip card terminal, producing a cipher of at least one first communication parameter using a first symmetric key derived from the first identification, a protected first communication channel being definable between the chip card terminal and the chip card, using the communication parameter, transmitting the cipher via a predefined communication channel from the chip card terminal to the chip card, attempting to decrypt the cipher using a second symmetric key by means of the chip card, the result of decryption only being the first communication parameter if the first symmetric key is identical to the second symmetric key so that the protected first communication channel can only be defined between the chip card terminal and the chip card if the first identification is correct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bundesdruckerei GmbH
    Inventors: Kim Nguyen, Frank Byszio
  • Patent number: 8345228
    Abstract: A measuring device for quantitative determination of optical characteristic values for detecting photo- and/or electrochemical decomposition reactions taking place on surfaces of photocatalytically active substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Frank Neumann, Thomas Neubert, Michael Vergöhl
  • Patent number: 8346994
    Abstract: A memory access control apparatus receives from a DMA requestor an access request command, which contains an IOID, for a DMA address space that is a memory area used for a DMA transfer, and determines whether the access is permitted or not and executes the access if it is permitted. The operating system on the PU sets in MMU the correspondence relationship between the logical address space of a user process and the DMA address space. When the user process instructs to access the DMA address space by specifying a logical address, the MMU translates the logical address into a physical address of the DMA address space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Katsushi Otsuka
  • Patent number: 8342443
    Abstract: A wing-engine combination includes: a wing with a main wing and an engine with a premixing chamber, a combustion chamber and a hot-air space, which includes: an engine bleed-air duct, which extends along the wingspan direction and along the leading edge of the main wing, including an engine bleed-air inlet device that is coupled to an engine hot-air space, and including an engine bleed-air outlet device having a discharge orifice on the main wing or a connecting part for coupling the engine bleed-air duct to a consumer of the engine bleed-air, an ambient-air duct, which extends along the engine bleed-air duct, including an ambient-air inlet device which is arranged on an aircraft component of the aircraft, which aircraft component faces the intended flow-around direction of the aircraft and includes an aperture for letting ambient air into the ambient-air duct, and including an ambient-air outlet device with a passage between the ambient-air duct and a premixing chamber of the engine so that the arrangement i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Sten Gatzke
  • Patent number: 8341135
    Abstract: It is necessary to create a new information search service system for differentiating reliable contents from unreliable contents. An information search provision apparatus for acquiring a search conditional statement, matching the search conditional statement and providing contents, as the search results, comprises: a collecting unit which collects contents to be evaluated, posted on a web page via a network at a predetermined time; and a reliability controlling unit which increases or decreases the reliability degree of the contents to be evaluated, depending on whether the contents to be evaluated were collectable by the collecting unit. Accordingly, the contents to be evaluated may be evaluated in terms of reliability degree, depending on whether it is possible to collect the contents to be evaluated, as a result, reliable contents can be separated from unreliable contents, and is thus an information search service which is highly convenient to users may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Interman Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Uetabira, Mitsugu Uetabira
  • Patent number: 8337263
    Abstract: An insulation displacement connector having two deformable tangs forming a receiving pocket in which a wire may be placed, the deformable tangs adapted to be curled around the wire to create a secure connection that is resistant to disconnection by movement. Also disclosed is a method for creating the secure connection. A solenoid assembly that employs the disclosed insulation displacement connector that reduces the risk of a disconnection is also described. Also disclosed is a device that secures wires to the disclosed insulation displacement connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Anthony Freakes
  • Patent number: 8334986
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for measuring thickness of a thin film include: obtaining a high-speed thickness measurement of a thin film using a laser projection system and detector array, obtaining thickness measurements of the thin film at one or more locations using a single-point measurement apparatus and determining the accuracy of the high-speed measurement values by comparing them to one or more of the absolute thickness values of the film as measured by the single-point measurement apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Johannes Moll
  • Patent number: 8335580
    Abstract: In a music selection mode, a reproduction object deciding unit in an audio reproducing apparatus selects a plurality of pieces of candidate music from music data stored in a storage unit and has a reproducing unit reproduce them simultaneously. An assigned position deciding unit controls an audio processing unit in such a manner as to assign the sound images of the pieces of candidate music respectively to different positions. An input by which one unit of sound is selected from among a plurality of sounds that a user hears from the different positions is entered to an input unit. Then the reproduction object deciding unit determines that music data corresponding to the sound has been selected. This causes a changeover to a normal mode and the selected music data only is reproduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Nozomu Ikeda, Kosei Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8332499
    Abstract: A virtual space management system includes: a plurality of space management servers for respectively managing a plurality of partial spaces obtained by dividing a virtual space; and a communication control server for relaying communication between at least one of the plurality of space management servers and a user terminal. Each space management server executes a process relating to a transition in which a position in the virtual space associated with the user terminal transitions from inside a partial space managed by another space management server to inside a partial space managed by the local space management server. The communication control server maintains communication connection with the user terminal during execution of the process relating to the transition, and changes a transmission destination of data received from the user terminal to the local space management server managing the partial space to which the transition has been made according to the transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kazushi Yoshida, Akihito Nagata, Shinichiro Mikami, Juichi Takahashi, Christopher Jimison, Johnnemann Winthrop Nordhagen, David Peter Goodenough
  • Patent number: 8331701
    Abstract: A compression format identifying unit identifies the compression format of image data stored in a main memory. A transfer function determining unit determines a transfer function in accordance with the compression format of a tile image thus identified. A convolution operation unit subjects a modification request signal and the transfer function thus determined to convolution operation so as to generate a modification direction signal. A read ahead processor reads a tile image from the main memory using the modification request signal, decodes the image, and writes the decoded image in a buffer memory. A display image processor generates a display image using the modification direction signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Ohba, Hiroyuki Segawa, Tetsugo Inada, Hirotoshi Maegawa
  • Patent number: 8308773
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pedicle screw. By changing the structure of a threaded portion of a locking bolt engaged with a head of the pedicle screw and forming a groove on the locking bolt, the threaded portion is pressed in a fastening direction of the locking bolt, so that when a head of the pedicle screw is fastened to the locking bolt, a fixation cap is not released by the force applied from the head expanding towards an outside, and thus the locking bolt is easily fastened to the head of a screw body, thereby improving an inefficiency factor such as delay of surgical operation time due to release or interference of the fixation cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Medyssey Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong Wuk Jang
  • Patent number: 8308225
    Abstract: An automotive front support beam for use in an automotive front carrier, wherein the automotive front support beam comprises a top piece and a bottom piece, wherein the top piece and the bottom piece are fastened together and enclose a hollow space and wherein the top piece and the bottom piece are molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Faurecia Interior Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Owen, David I. Allott
  • Patent number: 8298090
    Abstract: An attachment includes an attached portion that is attachable to, and detachable from, the outer circumferential surface of a game controller and a grip to be held by a user. The attached portion is formed such that the front end thereof is positioned further rearward than the light emitting part when the attached portion is attached to the game controller. According to the attachment, it is possible to prevent deterioration in recognition of the light emitting part by the image capturing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kouichi Kazama, Ryo Fukikoshi, Sayuri Goto
  • Patent number: 8292331
    Abstract: A sleeve-shaped anchoring element for pipe couplings sealing pipes, with an essentially cylindrical housing and a sealing element of rubber-elastic material that is arranged in the housing. The anchoring element is arranged in the housing and has individual longitudinal supports connected to each other by means of deformable webs and having a C-shaped longitudinal section. Ends of the longitudinal supports are configured as limbs angled radially inwards. Free ends of the limbs can be brought into engagement with at least one of the pipes when the pipe coupling is clamped. Only one single web is provided between two adjacent longitudinal supports, and the two webs of a longitudinal support are arranged offset with respect to each other in the axial direction for connection to the adjacent longitudinal supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Straub Werke AG
    Inventor: Damir Sudar
  • Patent number: 8295509
    Abstract: In a user terminal, a reproducing unit reads out from a music file memory unit a music file selected and input by a user and reproduces the music file. In a normal reproduction, an output unit outputs the reproduced sound as an audio. When a notification information reception unit receives information that needs to be noticed such as an e-mail or a phone call, a notification information analysis unit analyzes the setting of the information or notification sound and determines the degree of importance. A frequency band allocation unit selects from allocation patterns of frequency bands stored in an allocation information memory unit a pattern for the music and for the notification sound according to the degree of importance and the frequency band of the notification sound. An audio processing unit extracts and synthesizes the components of the frequency bands allocated to music and the notification sound, and the output unit outputs accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Kosei Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8296854
    Abstract: The invention relates to a chip card having a first user function, whereby the first user function may be reset to a “first use” status by entering a code (B, C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Bundesdruckerei GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Byszio
  • Patent number: 8295564
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for marking a location in a medical image, including: providing a first marker within a first medical image, which shows an object, at a first location, determining a second location, which corresponds to the first location, within a second medical image showing the same object, marking the second location with a second marker, which is different to the first marker, and presenting the first medical image, the first marker, the second medical image and the second marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventor: Horst Hahn
  • Patent number: 8292737
    Abstract: The present invention provides a game system using LEDs in a controller 20. In a game system of the present invention, an image pickup apparatus captures the controller. The controller includes multiple input units for making an operation input to advance a game, and multiple LEDs for indicating a controller number set for the controller in a game application executed. A game apparatus accepts an operation input provided to the controller and reflects the operation input in the processing of a game application, acquires a captured image from the image pickup apparatus, acquires the position of the controller in the captured image based on the position of the LED in the captured image and reflects the acquired position information in the processing of the game application, and generates an image signal showing the result of application processing performed based on the operation input and acquired position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Teiyu Goto, Katsu Saito, Akio Ohba, Hiroyuki Segawa
  • Patent number: 8295821
    Abstract: A system and method for switching a voice call from an Instant Messaging (IM) based voice network to a cellular voice network. A telephone adapted to switch a voice call from an Instant Messaging (IM) based voice network to a cellular voice network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: TP Lab Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Shin Cheung Simon Chiu
  • Patent number: 8289722
    Abstract: In order to provide an electronic apparatus capable of smooth operation of a press button, an electronic apparatus includes: an outer panel having a hole in which a press button is fitted and a circuit board placed on a back side of the outer panel; a stopper restricted from moving in the thickness direction of the outer panel is formed between the press button and the circuit board; the stopper is brought into contact with the flange portion formed on an edge of the press button when the press button has moved in the thickness direction of the outer panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Takayuki Furubo