Patents Represented by Attorney Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.
  • Patent number: 8351507
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the method includes selecting a list 0 motion vector of the co-located block in a first reference picture if the co-located block has the list 0 motion vector and a list 1 motion vector. The first reference picture is a type of reference picture permitted to be located temporally before or after the current picture. The method further includes deriving at least one motion vector of the bi-predictive block by applying a bit operation to the selected list 0 motion vector. The bit operation includes 8 bits right shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Byeong Moon Jeon
  • Patent number: 8347897
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for hot and cold processing (1), the apparatus comprising: a heat pump (74) configured to pump heat from a first part of the heat pump to a second part of the heat pump, thereby cooling the first part of the heat pump for cold processing (73); a first heat sink (72) arranged to be in thermal contact with the second part of the heat pump such that heat may be transferred from the second part of the heat pump to the first heat sink and thereby cool the second part of the heat pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hot-Stixx Limited
    Inventors: Roger Sydney Benest, Richard Gilmore
  • Patent number: 8347776
    Abstract: A gun mount for mounting a weapon to a vehicle includes a weapon mount plate defining a planar surface. First and second side plates are oriented at an angle to the weapon mount plate planar surface. Front and rear plates are perpendicular to the weapon mount plate and the first and second side plates supporting the weapon mount plate and fixed to the first and second side plates. A male tab extends from both the first and second side plates. A female slot is created in individual ones of both the front and rear plates. The female slot is aligned to slidably receive the male tab with a male tab freely extending portion extending beyond the female slot. A tab weld joint created at the freely extending portion of the male tab fixes the first and second side plates to the front and rear plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Milton Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Frey, Richard J. Nowicki
  • Patent number: 8349227
    Abstract: A motheye mold fabrication method of at least one embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of: (a) preparing an Al base in which an Al content is less than 99.99 mass %; (b) partially anodizing the Al base to form a porous alumina layer which has a plurality of very small recessed portions; (c) after step (b), allowing the porous alumina layer to be in contact with an etchant which contains an anodic inhibitor, thereby enlarging the plurality of very small recessed portions of the porous alumina layer; and (d) after step (c), further anodizing the Al base to grow the plurality of very small recessed portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ichiro Ihara
  • Patent number: 8350457
    Abstract: A spark plug includes a housing, a center electrode, a ground electrode, and a pre-chamber cup. The housing is configured to thread into a spark-plug hole in an engine. The center electrode extends axially from a center of the housing. The ground electrode extends radially inward from the housing. The pre-chamber cup is attached to the housing. The housing defines a gas thread cavity that extends radially at least partially through the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Thomas, Jeongung Hwang, Nicholas C. Polcyn
  • Patent number: 8351817
    Abstract: A cooling device includes a cooling roller having a dual tube structure including an inner tube disposed inside an outer tube, an outside flow passage and an inside flow passage in which a cooling medium flows, and an opening that allows the outside flow passage to communicate with the inside flow passage, a cooling medium transport unit, and a rotating tube joint unit mounted to one end side of the cooling roller. One end of the outer tube is coaxially rotatably fitted to a first fitting section of the rotating tube joint unit. One end of the inner tube is coaxially fitted into and rotatably or fixedly supported to a second fitting section of the rotating tube joint unit, and the other end is coaxially fitted into and rotatably or fixedly supported to a fitting section on the other end of the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Saitoh, Satoshi Okano, Tomoyasu Hirasawa, Shingo Suzuki, Kenichi Takehara, Yasuaki Iijima, Takayuki Nishimura, Hiromitsu Fujiya, Keisuke Yuasa
  • Patent number: 8349647
    Abstract: A TFT includes a zinc oxide (ZnO)-based channel layer having a plurality of semiconductor layers. An uppermost of the plurality of semiconductor layers has a Zn concentration less than that of a lower semiconductor layer to suppress an oxygen vacancy due to plasma. The uppermost semiconductor layer of the channel layer also has a tin (Sn) oxide, a chloride, a fluoride, or the like, which has a relatively stable bonding energy against plasma. The uppermost semiconductor layer is relatively strong against plasma shock and less decomposed when being exposed to plasma, thereby suppressing an increase in carrier concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-kwan Ryu, Tae-sang Kim, Jang-yeon Kwon, Kyung-bae Park, Kyung-seok Son, Ji-sim Jung
  • Patent number: 8351503
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the method includes selecting one motion vector of the co-located block in a first reference picture as the motion vector for deriving the motion vector of the bi-predictive block. A first temporal distance is derived from a difference between a current picture and a first reference picture. The current picture includes the bi-predictive block. A second temporal distance is derived from a difference between the first reference picture and a second reference picture. The selected motion vector is scaled based on the first and second temporal distances, and the motion vector of the bi-predictive block is derived based on the scaled motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Byeong Moon Jeon
  • Patent number: 8348632
    Abstract: A compressor shaft has a fluid inlet that leads into a fluid inlet tube, is perpendicular to a longitudinal hole in the length of the shaft. An intermediate inlet into the longitudinal hole is located between the fluid inlet and an outlet at an end of the longitudinal hole. A drive plate mounted to the compressor shaft has a protruding drive arm, which uses a holding mechanism to connect to a swash plate. At certain swash plate angles, the intermediate inlet is covered and sealed by the swash plate, or uncovered. The drive arm defines an internal bore and a through slot. At opposite ends, the bore merges into the longitudinal hole and open into the through slot. The holding mechanism and/or swash plate guide covers the bore in the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Craig Soliz, Christopher Carleton Bartholomew
  • Patent number: 8350162
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connection structure for a circuit board using a solder bump to arrange circuit boards. The circuit board connection structure includes a solder bump prepared on one of two circuit boards and a perforated part formed at the other of the circuit boards to receive the solder bump. Facing both circuit boards towards each other and inserting the solder bump into the perforated part, the circuit boards are desirably arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Tae Kim, Tae Sang Park, Young Jun Moon, Soon Min Hong, Hyo Young Shin
  • Patent number: 8347978
    Abstract: A driving tool having a driver, a power source, a sensor and a controller. The power source selectively provides an input to the driver to cause the driver to translate along an axis. The sensor senses a condition in the power source that is indicative of a level of kinetic energy of an element in the power source and generates a sensor signal in response thereto. The controller is coupled to the power source and the sensor and is responsive to the sensor signal for deactivating the power source to inhibit the power source from providing the input to the driver when the level of kinetic energy of the element in the power source is below a predetermined threshold. A method for operating a driving tool is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Forster, Craig A. Schell, Paul Gross, Charles L. Bradenbaugh, IV, Nathan Cruise, Erik Ekstrom
  • Patent number: 8350922
    Abstract: A method to create a video sequence of a plurality of resultant images is disclosed. The video sequence is produced from images originating from a rolling shutter acquisition sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
    Inventors: Emmanuel Pierre Aimé D'Angelo, Pierre Vandergheynst
  • Patent number: 8351256
    Abstract: A memory system and a nonvolatile memory device therein are disclosed. The memory system comprises a memory device outputting a plurality of analog signals during a read operation, a converter to convert the plurality of analog signals into binary data, and a memory controller to operate an error correction operation on the binary data. The error correction operation uses a soft decision algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Rak Son, Jaehong Kim, Junjin Kong
  • Patent number: 8350158
    Abstract: Example embodiments are directed to a tape wiring substrate including a film having an upper surface including a chip mounting area, the chip mounting area further including an inner area and a peripheral area, the film further including a lower surface, and vias penetrating the film, the vias being located in the inner area, an upper metal layer on the upper surface of the film and connected to electrode bumps of a semiconductor chip, and a lower metal layer on the lower surface of the film. Example embodiments are directed to a tape wiring substrate including a film having an upper surface including a chip mounting area, a lower surface, and vias penetrating the film, an upper metal layer on the upper surface of the film and connected to electrode bumps of a semiconductor chip, and a lower metal layer on the lower surface of the film, the vias being located outside of the chip mounting area. Example embodiments are directed to packages including tape wiring substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yechung Chung, Chulwoo Kim, Eunseok Song, Kyoungsei Choi
  • Patent number: 8350894
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for performing stereoscopic imaging. The method may involve obtaining a first image of a scene, at a first time, using a camera disposed on a platform, where the distance between the camera and the scene is changing. The camera may be used to obtain a second image of the scene, at a second time, with one of the first and second images being larger than the other. One of the images that is larger than the other may be resized so that the sizes of the two images are substantially similar. Both of the images may be rotated a predetermined degree so that the images form a stereo pair that may be viewed with a stereoscope viewing component or made into an anaglyph for viewing with an anaglyph viewing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert W. Turner, David W. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8352732
    Abstract: This invention relates to a transmission method for conditional access content, in which said content is broadcast in the form of data packets (DP). These data packets contain at least one marker having a known value and a useful part (PL). This method includes the following steps: extraction of said marker (Mc) from the data packet (DP) and replacement of this marker with an encryption key identification information (PAR); encryption of said useful part (PL) by an encryption key (K1) that can be identified by said encryption key identification information (PAR); formation of an encrypted data packet containing at least said encryption key identification information (PAR) and the encrypted useful part (PLK1); transmission of said encrypted data packet to at least one receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nagra France SAS
    Inventor: Thierry Lelegard
  • Patent number: 8351838
    Abstract: An image bearing member-protecting agent which is supplied to an image bearing member for protecting the image bearing member, the image bearing member-protecting agent including a fatty acid metal salt and an inorganic lubricant, wherein the image bearing member-protecting agent is formed by compression molding of powder containing at least the fatty acid metal salt and the inorganic lubricant, and wherein the image bearing member-protecting agent satisfies the relation 1.0<A/B, where A denotes a density at end portions in the longitudinal direction of the image bearing member-protecting agent and B denotes a density at a central portion in the longitudinal direction of the image bearing member-protecting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taichi Urayama, Hiroshi Nakai, Kunio Hasegawa, Shinya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8351943
    Abstract: In response to a determination that a received pilot signal identification is not present in a current neighbor list of a mobile station, a network controller identifies one of a plurality of sectors associated with the missing pilot signal identification that is a most likely handoff candidate. In one embodiment, the most likely handoff candidate is determined as the sector that is closest to the mobile station. When the most likely candidate is identified, a handoff may be initiated between the mobile station and the identified sector. The handoff may be accomplished by activating a traffic channel for the mobile station in the identified sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Vladan Jovanovic
  • Patent number: 8352546
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided for notifying a user having an association with a plurality of computing devices. A notification service is configured to receive notifications intended for the user and forward the notifications to one or more of the computing devices associated with the user. The notification service may determine a present location of the user and select a computing device to send the notification in accordance with the present location of the user. The notification service may also identify one of the computing devices that is currently being interacted with by the user from amongst the computing devices associated with the user and send the notification to the identified computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Morgan Francois Stephan Dollard
  • Patent number: 8347452
    Abstract: A vehicle vacuum cleaning system may have a portable vacuum module that employs a vacuum module case, a vacuum fan within the interior of the vacuum module case and a vacuum fan drive shaft coupled to the vacuum fan. The vacuum module attaches and detaches to an HVAC module within the vehicle. The HVAC module may utilize an HVAC case, an electric motor within the HVAC case, an HVAC fan drive shaft coupled to the electric motor and an HVAC fan coupled to the HVAC fan drive shaft. The vacuum fan drive shaft is adapted to receive rotational energy from the HVAC fan drive shaft, either directly or through an auxiliary shaft. The vacuum module may employ gears to increase the speed and drawing force of the vacuum fan. A debris receptacle is detachable to the vacuum module. The HVAC fan drive shaft ultimately drives the vacuum fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Maehata, Delomer Gosioco