Patents Represented by Attorney Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.
  • Patent number: 8347702
    Abstract: A testing machine tests the durability of backer pads on the track shoe assembly and the surface of the road wheel. The test machine utilizes two eccentric drives to move a section of a road wheel to simulate actual vehicle conditions. A positioning system positions the track shoe assembly with respect to the road wheel to adjust the loading between the two components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Pullman Company
    Inventor: Kenneth A. McGill
  • 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: 8350873
    Abstract: A method of controlling a vehicle navigation system may entail inquiring if the navigation system is displaying a road map in a first map scale on a display, inquiring if a scrolling feature was used to pan the road map in the first map scale on the display to a specific scrolled point, concluding that the scrolling feature was used, calculating a detail road display area based on the specific scrolled point of the display; loading detailed road link data in a second map scale from memory of the navigation system, the detailed road link data corresponding in actual geographic area to the detail road display area, converting the detailed road link data from the second map scale to the first map scale to create converted detail road link data, and displaying the converted detail road link data together with the road map in the first map scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Naohiro Sakashita
  • 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: 8350854
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are disclosed for visualizing a tomographic volume data record of an object volume. In at least one embodiment of the method, the gradient magnitude is additionally determined for each voxel of the volume data record and an at least two-dimensional transfer function is provided which assigns a color value and an opacity value to each combination of gradient value and scalar of the voxel. Here, at least the opacity value and the color value are modulated by the gradient value. The transfer function is applied to the previously determined gradient values and scalar values and the volume data record is displayed with the respective color and opacity values of the voxels by way of a volume rendering technique. The method permits an improved recognizability of structures, in particular in volume data records from medical imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Stefan Röttger
  • Patent number: 8352045
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a device for stimulating living tissue, comprising an array of stimulating microelectrodes that are placed in a defined configuration side by side and able to be selected by applying an electrical signal for stimulation by one of the microelectrodes. According to the disclosure, an additional conducting surface for application against the living tissue, is provided in the vicinity of a defined plurality of sections for local application of microelectrodes, connecting structures being provided for electrical connection between the zones, and the additional conducting surface being also connected to a lead and being formed so as to ensure local stimulation via a microelectrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Group Ecole Superieure d'Ingenieurs en Electronique et Electrotechnique, Universite de Bordeaux 1
    Inventors: Sébastien Joucla, Blaise Yvert, Lionel Rousseau
  • 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: 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: 8350247
    Abstract: A resistive random access memory (RRAM) having a solid solution layer and a method of manufacturing the RRAM are provided. The RRAM includes a lower electrode, a solid solution layer on the lower electrode, a resistive layer on the solid solution layer, and an upper electrode on the resistive layer. The method of manufacturing the RRAM includes forming a lower electrode, forming a solid solution layer on the lower electrode, forming a resistive layer on the solid layer and forming an upper electrode on the resistive layer, wherein the RRAM is formed of a transition metal solid solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myoung-jae Lee, Young-soo Park, Ran-ju Jung, Sun-ae Seo, Dong-chul Kim, Seung-eon Ahn
  • Patent number: 8350262
    Abstract: A nonvolatile memory device having self-presence diode characteristics, and/or a nonvolatile memory array including the nonvolatile memory device may be provided. The nonvolatile memory device may include a lower electrode, a first semiconductor oxide layer on the lower electrode, a second semiconductor oxide layer on the first semiconductor oxide layer, and/or an upper electrode on the second semiconductor oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myoung-Jae Lee, In-Kyeong Yoo, Eun-Hong Lee, Jong-Wan Kim, Dong-Chul Kim, Seung-Eon Ahn
  • Patent number: 8347835
    Abstract: A cam bearing cap may include a first bearing cap region, a pump mounting region, an oil inlet, and an oil outlet. The first bearing cap region may extend over and secure a first camshaft to an engine assembly. The pump mounting region may extend from the first bearing cap region and may have a secondary oil pump mounted thereto. The oil inlet may extend through the pump mounting region and may provide communication between the secondary oil pump and an oil supply. The oil outlet may extend through the pump mounting region and may provide communication between the secondary oil pump and a hydraulically actuated engine component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Jack Gallon, David R. Staley
  • Patent number: 8351252
    Abstract: The data read circuit includes a variable current generation circuit and a data sensing circuit. The variable current generation circuit is configured to generate a variable current that varies in response to an external temperature. The data sensing circuit is configured to sense and amplify data on a bit line connected to a non-volatile memory cell according to the variable current and to configured to output the sensed and amplified data. The data sensing circuit controls a margin for sensing the data according to the variable current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hoe Ju Chung
  • 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: 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: 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: 8350435
    Abstract: An interior permanent magnet machine has non-contiguous, non-magnetic radial slots between the magnets and the cylindrical periphery and the magnets have non-magnetic radial end slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Keith I. Hoemann, Todd A. Walls
  • Patent number: 8351505
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the method includes selecting a list 1 motion vector of the co-located block in a first reference picture if the co-located block only has the 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, and the selected list 1 motion vector points to a second reference picture, which is a reference picture of the first reference picture. The method further includes deriving the list 0 and list 1 motion vectors of the bi-predictive block based on the selected list 1 motion vector of the co-located block. This deriving includes deriving a first temporal distance from a difference between the current picture and the first reference picture, deriving a second temporal distance from a difference between the first reference picture and the second reference picture, and scaling the selected list 1 motion vector of the co-located block based on the first and second temporal distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Byeong Moon Jeon
  • Patent number: 8351830
    Abstract: A belt conveying device includes an endless belt stretched by a plurality of rollers; a drive unit that is connected to one of the plurality of rollers and drives the roller; a plurality of belt velocity detectors that are arranged at a plurality of locations along a belt width direction perpendicular to a moving direction of the endless belt and detect conveyance velocities of the endless belt; and a belt-inclination calculating unit that calculates an inclination of the endless belt in the moving direction from a difference between conveyance velocities of the endless belt detected by the plurality of belt velocity detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Koichi Kudo, Hideaki Kibune, Takuro Kamiya, Junya Takigawa, Hiroaki Takagi, Yuichi Hirose, Kazuya Nagao, Toshihiro Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8350992
    Abstract: A polarization element includes: a substrate; a plurality of thin metal wires provided to the substrate in a striped manner; and a plurality of protruding sections made of metal provided to each of the thin metal wires, and arranged in a longitudinal direction of the thin metal wire at a pitch shorter than a wavelength of incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Sawaki
  • Patent number: 8351504
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the method includes selecting a list0 motion vector of a co-located image block in a reference picture for the bi-predictive image block as a motion vector for deriving motion vectors of the bi-predictive image block regardless of whether the co-located block includes a list1 motion vector. At least one motion vector of the bi-predictive block is derived by applying a bit operation to the selected motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Byeong Moon Jeon