Patents Represented by Attorney Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.
  • Patent number: 8342859
    Abstract: An electronic component includes: a first substrate having a through-hole; a second substrate opposite the first substrate; a sealing member surrounding a sealing space formed between the first substrate and the second substrate; a functional element having at least a part thereof disposed in the sealing space, and a through-electrode filling the through-hole, the through-hole penetrating the first substrate. The sealing member includes an elastic core part on the first substrate. A metal film is on a surface of the core part and is bonded to the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8345847
    Abstract: A call hibernation method may include releasing resources allocated to a first call between a calling party and a called party in response to a hibernate message from the called party. The hibernate message may indicate to hibernate the first call, and/or the hibernate message may include reestablishment information for reestablishing communication between the calling party and the called party. A second call may be established between the calling party and the called party in response to a deactivate-hibernated message from the called party. The deactivate-hibernated message may indicate the called party desires to reestablish communication with the calling party, and/or the deactivate-hibernated message may include at least a portion of the reestablishment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Sriram Munjurpattu Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 8344684
    Abstract: The circuit structured to drive a motor is provided. The circuit includes: a division signal generator that generates a division signal dividing each of a high level period and a low level period of a binary position signal representing a relative position of a magnetic coil to a permanent magnet into a preset number of multiple divisions; a pulse width setter that sets a pulse width for PWM control corresponding to each of the multiple divisions represented by the division signal; and a PWM signal generator that performs PWM control with the set pulse width, thereby generating a PWM signal as a driving signal for driving the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kesatoshi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8344274
    Abstract: A position locking device is disclosed for a draw-out circuit breaker. In at least one embodiment, the position locking device includes a screw rod, a catching plate, a positioning plate, a locking plate, and a push rod. The screw rod has key ways. The catching plate has a catching plate hole and a protrusion that can be inserted into the key ways. Positioning notches for limiting OFF, TEST, and ON positions of the circuit breaker are formed on the top surface of the positioning plate, and corresponding protruding platforms are disposed on the bottom surface. One end of the locking plate bears against the bottom surface of the positioning plate, and the other end is locked to or unlocked from an outward protruding platform of the catching plate. One end of the push rod passes through the catching plate hole, and has an inclined surface. When the push rod is pushed, the inclined surface makes the catching plate leave the key ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jian Sheng Bi, Yong Qing Ma
  • Patent number: 8346050
    Abstract: A recording medium includes a data area storing at least one text subtitle stream, each text subtitle stream including a style segment defining a group of region styles and a plurality of presentation segments, at least one of the plurality of presentation segments containing first and second regions of text which are linked to first and second region styles selected from the group of region styles, respectively, wherein the first and second region styles define a same text flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kang Soo Seo, Jea Yong Yoo, Byung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8345758
    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, and the selected list 0 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 0 motion vector of the co-located block. The 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 0 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 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Byeong Moon Jeon
  • Patent number: 8346146
    Abstract: A belt driving device including a rotatable seamless belt wound around rotatable driven rollers and one or multiple rollers, and a driven roller unit including the rotatable driven rollers. The driven roller unit includes a detection roller rotatably driven, a surface of which contacts an inner surface of the belt to slide in a direction of a rotary shaft thereof when shifting occurs on the belt in a width direction thereof; a correction roller rotatably driven, a rotary shaft of which is rotatably supported to displace around any single point on the rotary shaft thereof while a surface thereof contacts the inner surface of the belt; and a conversion unit to convert displacement of the detection roller in the direction of the rotary shaft of the detection roller into angular displacement of the correction roller in a direction of rotation of the correction roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masamichi Yamada
  • Patent number: 8345928
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for localizing, in relation to a mark located at a ground level, a surveying instrument having a housing including at least one camera. In at least one embodiment, the method includes aligning the vertical rotational axis of the surveying instrument with the mark using a pointing device; capturing an image of the ground below the housing with the camera arranged in a known camera position and orientation, wherein the camera position is eccentric to the rotation center of the surveying instrument; identifying an object point corresponding to the mark in the captured image; measuring image coordinates of the object point in the captured image; and determining the height of the rotation center of said instrument above the ground based on the image coordinates and camera calibration data. Furthermore, a surveying instrument for performing at least one embodiment of the method is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Trimble AB
    Inventor: Set Svanholm
  • Patent number: 8343831
    Abstract: In a semiconductor device, the semiconductor device may include a first active structure, a first gate insulation layer, a first gate electrode, a first impurity region, a second impurity region and a contact structure. The first active structure may include a first lower pattern in a first region of a substrate and a first upper pattern on the first lower pattern. The first gate insulation layer may be formed on a sidewall of the first upper pattern. The first gate electrode may be formed on the first gate insulation layer. The first impurity region may be formed in the first lower pattern. The second impurity region may be formed in the first upper pattern. The contact structure may surround an upper surface and an upper sidewall of the first upper pattern including the second impurity region. Accordingly, the contact resistance between the contact structure and the second impurity region may be decreased and structural stability of the contact structure may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kang-Uk Kim, Jae-Man Yoon, Yong-Chul Oh, Hui-Jung Kim, Hyun-Woo Chung, Hyun-Gi Kim
  • Patent number: 8342623
    Abstract: Methods of adjusting ink ejection characteristics of an inkjet printing apparatus and driving the inkjet printing apparatus are provided. A method of adjusting ink ejection characteristics of an inkjet printing apparatus may include adjusting at least one of a voltage and an application duration of a driving signal applied to a plurality of piezoelectric actuators that provide ejection pressures to a plurality of nozzles so that volumes of a plurality of ink droplets ejected from the plurality of nozzles are uniform, and displacing an application starting time of the driving signal applied to the plurality of piezoelectric actuators so that the plurality of ink droplets ejected from the plurality of nozzles reach a printing medium at a same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-ki Hong, Jae-woo Chung, Joong-hyuk Kim
  • Patent number: 8344801
    Abstract: A power amplifier (PA) adjustably operable between two classes of operation. The range of operation lies in a range of operation between a conventional, linear, conjugately matched Class AB characteristic amplifier and a higher efficiency switching Class E characteristic amplifier. A circuit topology having a push-pull configuration that allows a Class E characteristic of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Owen, Yogendra K. Chawla
  • Patent number: 8346256
    Abstract: A method of provisioning multicast services is provided. In an example, the method includes forming a plurality of multicast groups, each of the plurality of multicast groups associated with one of a plurality of first channel quality ranges. A request for a multicast service and an indicator (e.g., a channel quality indicator (CQI)) indicating a channel quality of a mobile unit are received from the mobile unit. The mobile unit is assigned to one of the plurality of multicast groups based on the indicated channel quality and the plurality of first channel quality ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Stefan Brueck, Mirko Schacht, Hans Peter Schefczik
  • Patent number: 8343440
    Abstract: A cancer cell separating apparatus includes: a flow channel including an antibody fixation area having antibodies which bind specifically to cancer cells fixed thereon, wherein the cancer cells and non-cancer cells are separated using a difference in velocity of movement between the cancer cells and the non-cancer cells in cell slurry introduced into the flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Satomi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 8342795
    Abstract: A support member for a compressor having a shell may include a hub receiving a load from the compressor, at least three spokes radially extending from the hub, and at least three attachment locations attaching the at least three spokes to the shell. The support member may further include at least one connecting portion extending between at least two of the at least three spokes to transmit a load between the at least two spokes, whereby the at least one connecting portion is spaced apart and separated from the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Hodapp
  • Patent number: 8343061
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining a central aortic pressure waveform. The method includes: measuring two or more peripheral artery pressure waveforms; analyzing the signals so as to extract common features in the measured waveforms; and determining an absolute central aortic pressure waveform based on the common features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Ramakrishna Mukkamala, Gokul Swamy, Qi Ling, Tongtong Li
  • Patent number: 8342507
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes an attraction belt, multiple rollers, a charging device, and a contacting and separating device. The attraction belt is arranged to face the upper surface of a stacked sheet stack. The multiple rollers stretch the attraction belt with tension. The charging device charges a surface of the attraction belt. The contacting and separating device causes the attraction belt to come into contact with and separate from the sheet stack, with different tensions set for the attraction belt at a contact position in contact with the uppermost sheet of the sheet stack and the attraction belt at a separation position separate from the sheet stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Takahashi, Yoshikuni Ishikawa, Manabu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 8345461
    Abstract: A ferroelectric capacitor includes: a ferroelectric film, and a lower electrode and an upper electrode interposing the ferroelectric film, wherein the ferroelectric film includes a first ferroelectric layer of ferroelectric material having a perovskite type crystal structure expressed by a general formula ABO3 formed by a metal organic chemical vapor deposition method, a second ferroelectric layer of ferroelectric material in which a part of B site element in ferroelectric material having a perovskite type crystal structure expressed by a general formula ABO3 is replaced with Nb, and a third ferroelectric layer of ferroelectric material having a perovskite type crystal structure expressed by a general formula ABO3 formed by a sol-gel method, which are sequentially laminated from the side of the lower electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Masahisa Nawano
  • Patent number: 8342835
    Abstract: A seal ring whose abutment joint portion is opened is fitted into an annular gap while the abutment joint portion is substantially closed. The annular gap is formed between an inner circumferential surface of a hole portion provided in an outer circumferential jig and an outer circumferential surface of an inner circumferential jig disposed in the hole portion, and has a heating region and a cooling region. The seal ring is passed through the heating region and then passed through the cooling region in the annular gap. The outer circumferential jig and the inner circumferential jig are maintained at a constant temperature higher than a glass transition temperature of a resin material for the seal ring in the heating region, and maintained at a constant temperature lower than the glass transition temperature of the resin material for the seal ring in the cooling region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nok Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukushima, Toshiyuki Kido, Toshihiro Amano, Takahiro Saeki
  • Patent number: D673505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Matoba, Shunsuke Akahori
  • Patent number: D673509
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Peter Vanderheyden, Cyril Adair Keilers, Anthony William Gatica, Mark William Foohey, Hector Rodriguez, Vincent Lam