Patents Represented by Attorney Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
  • Patent number: 8329259
    Abstract: An electrostatic painting apparatus for electrostatically painting a door on a vehicle body. The painting apparatus uses a robot arm that opens/closes the door. A high voltage is applied to the robot arm and the amount of any current between an electrode pin on the robot arm and the door is measured to determine the positional relationship between the door and the robot arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinji Tani
  • Patent number: 8332092
    Abstract: A method for detecting the state of a vehicle tire and/or a roadway, in which at least one sensor, in particular an acceleration sensor, disposed in the tire interior generates a signal that is assigned to physical variables of the vehicle tire and/or the roadway. A tire state and/or characteristics of the roadway are/is determined on the basis of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Laermer, Thorsten Pannek
  • Patent number: 8332091
    Abstract: A method for operating a hybrid drive of a motor vehicle in particular. An internal combustion engine is connected to a generator via a force-conducting connection. In a learning mode, the generator is operated as a motor and drives the internal combustion engine. In this learning mode, a so-called zero quantity calibration is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Zeh, Holger Rapp, Thomas Pauer, Markus Rueckle, Werner Teschner
  • Patent number: 8329555
    Abstract: A method for producing a capping wafer for a sensor having at least one cap includes: production of a contacting via extending through the wafer, and, temporally subsequent thereto, filling of the contacting via with an electrically conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Reichenbach, Franz Laermer, Silvia Kronmueller, Andreas Scheurle
  • Patent number: 8332298
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium having instructions stored thereon to implement a method for risk exposure management allowing an exposure record to influence one or more risk exposures. In an embodiment, an exposure record is received, at least one data element of the received exposure record being mapped to one or more subexposures. At least one of the one or more subexposures are mapped to one of one or more exposure positions, wherein each exposure position corresponds to exactly one of the one or more risk exposures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Klaus Mueller, Reinhold Loevenich, Vinodh A R, Pankaj Jain
  • Patent number: 8332153
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computer-implemented software tool that is adapted to listen continuously to data streams from a drilling operation and to process the data to generate a situation description for a current drilling situation in a form useful for automated continuous matching with a set of past cases stored in a knowledge database. The invention implements a case-based reasoning (CBR) approach to match the current drilling situation as defined by the situation description with one or more stored past cases having a degree of similarity above a predetermined threshold level. Matching cases are displayed to the drilling engineer as symbols on a case “radar”, allowing the drilling engineer to retrieve and view the details of a past case and take appropriate action based on drilling advice provided within the past case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Verdande Technology AS
    Inventors: Agnar Aamodt, Pal Skalle, Odd Erik Gundersen, Frode Sormo, Jorgen Solstad
  • Patent number: 8332405
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to enable filtered searches of marketing-related data by extracting marketing project information, including marketing activities, promotions, and campaigns information from an existing marketing system database and restructuring the extracted information in a hierarchical series of selectable nodes. In an embodiment, some of the nodes may be grouped into time, accounts, products, agreements, or marketing plan tabs. In an embodiment, once one or more nodes are selected and a search is activated, the results may be presented in a list or Gantt chart. In an embodiment, the Gantt chart may be supplemented with additional information including additional date ranges, key performance indicators (KPIs), and/or trade spends. In an embodiment, this additional information may vary according to a user role and the nodes selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Timo Wagenblatt, Sandra Bicker, Susann Stieler, Martin Schrepp, Andreas Paffenholz
  • Patent number: 8332780
    Abstract: A method and system for displaying a drop down list box. The method and system may include associating a history record with a drop down list box. The method and system may also include associating a filter box with the drop down list box. the method and system may also include associating a unique identifier with each choice in the drop down list box. The method and system may also include associating a hierarchical structure containing more detailed information about choices in the drop down list box with the drop down list box. Finally, the method and system may include displaying the choices in the drop down list box to a user as a function of at least one of the associated history record, filter box, unique identifier, or hierarchical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Michael Danninger
  • Patent number: 8329351
    Abstract: There is provided a fuel cell system capable of suppressing the increase of a control error of a motor. The system includes a fuel cell which generates a power by an electrochemical reaction between a fuel gas and an oxidizing gas, a motor driven by the generated power of the fuel cell, and a control unit which controls the generation state of the fuel cell. The control unit performs high-potential avoiding control to prevent the total voltage of the fuel cell from exceeding a predetermined high-potential avoiding voltage threshold value. In a vehicle velocity region where the control switching of the traction motor is caused, the high-potential avoiding volume is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michio Yoshida, Kenji Umayahara
  • Patent number: 8332088
    Abstract: In a hybrid vehicle equipped with an EV switch and a cruise switch operated by the driver, an ECU detects on/off of the EV switch and on/off of the cruise switch, determines whether or not both the EV switch and the cruise switch are on, and if both of them are on, prohibits transmission of an EV travel control command to an inverter and an engine ECU and transmits a cruise travel control command thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kimio Saito
  • Patent number: 8331035
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes in order from an object side a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a negative refractive power. The fourth lens group includes an image forming optical system which comprises two lens components namely, a positive meniscus lens having a convex surface directed toward an image side, and a biconcave negative lens in order from the object side, or, one lens component in which, the positive meniscus lens having the convex surface directed toward the image side, and the biconcave negative lens are cemented, and the fourth lens group satisfies a predetermined conditional expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Toyoki Kon
  • Patent number: 8331918
    Abstract: A system and method concerning the field of call redirecting enables a second subscriber to keep incoming calls, which originate, e.g. from a fixed network connection of a first subscriber but are destined for a radio network connection of the second subscriber, in the fixed network so that they are redirected to a fixed network connection of the second subscriber. This method may result in eliminating network crossover costs that would accrue when using different communications networks for setting up calls. For utilizing the call redirecting function, the second subscriber shares in the saved network transition costs by receiving a bonus resulting from the saved network crossover costs. In order to simplify the utilization of the call redirecting function, a device is assigned to the second subscriber that, when activated, automatically initiates a control call for activating the switchover function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Franz Steimer, Jörg Schirrwitz
  • Patent number: 8329786
    Abstract: A film-forming binder polymer for a coating composition such as a paint, varnish or woodstain where the polymer is modified by the presence of bonded moieties derived from plant gum, particularly plant fibre gum obtainable from plant fibre, especially corn fibre gum and more particularly moieties derived from proteo-xylans and/or furanose. The modified binder polymer minimises the need to use coalescing solvents without producing poor dried paint coatings which fail the scrub resistance tests also improves the opacity of the dried coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Imperial Chemical Industries Limited
    Inventors: Glenn William Goodall, Philip Louis Taylor
  • Patent number: 8330351
    Abstract: An organic light emitting device comprising, an anode, a cathode, and an emissive layer, located between the anode and the cathode, of a host compound, a first compound capable of phosphorescent emission at room temperature, and a second compound capable of phosphorescent emission at room temperature is provided. At least 95 percent of emission from the device is produced from the second compound when an appropriate voltage is applied across the anode and cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Vadim Adamovich, Michael S. Weaver, Min-Hao Michael Lu
  • Patent number: 8330324
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for controlling drive patterns is disclosed. A digital engine for controlling drive patterns may include a profile controller to program characteristics of one or more drive patterns for one or more piezoelectric actuators. The digital engine may further include a register array to store profile information for the one or more drive patterns. Each drive pattern may comprise a plurality of pulses with each pulse having a slope. The digital engine may also include a digital pattern generator to generate the one or more drive patterns based upon the profile information stored in the register array. The digital engine may further include a slope shaping circuit to modify one or more signals based upon an input from the digital pattern generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Casey, Eoin Edward English, Christian Jimenez, Alberto Marinas
  • Patent number: 8323844
    Abstract: FC current control in a fuel cell operation system can be roughly divided into two parts. The first part executes a total air feed amount calculation step, an FC air amount calculation step, and a bypass air amount calculation step. These steps are executed by using a stoichiometry map and a pumping hydrogen amount map. The second part calculates a control valve open amount instruction value and a bypass valve open amount instruction value according to the calculated FC air amount and the bypass air amount. Here, a control valve open amount map and the like are used. When generated power is output from the fuel cell stack by these instruction values, the actual FC current value is compared to the FC current instruction value and the control valve open amount is corrected according to a difference between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naohisa Tsuchiya, Yoshiaki Naganuma
  • Patent number: 8326001
    Abstract: Methods, systems , and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are disclosed for reducing the impact of lighting conditions and biometric distortions, while providing a low-computation solution for reasonably effective (low threshold) face recognition. In one aspect, the methods include processing a captured image of a face of a user seeking to access a resource by conforming a subset of the captured face image to a reference model. The reference model corresponds to a high information portion of human faces. The methods further include comparing the processed captured image to at least one target profile corresponding to a user associated with the resource, and selectively recognizing the user seeking access to the resource based on a result of said comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Mikio Free
  • Patent number: 8323822
    Abstract: In a stacked battery including a plurality of electrolyte layers having substantially the same resistance value, an uneven temperature distribution during charge and discharge changes the resistance values of solid electrolyte layers to cause variations in output among a plurality of unit cells in a stacking direction. A power storage device includes a plurality of electrolyte layers which are stacked with an electrode element interposed between them, wherein the plurality of electrolyte layers include an electrolyte layer provided at a first position in a stacking direction and an electrolyte layer provided at a second position different from the first position, heat radiation being lower at the second position than at the first position, and the electrolyte layer at the second position has a resistance value higher than that of the electrolyte layer at the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8322920
    Abstract: In a method for ascertaining a temperature of a sheathed-element glow plug in an internal combustion engine, a temperature difference between the temperature of a glow plug heater inside the sheathed-element glow plug and a temperature at an arbitrary location on the sheathed-element glow plug is determined as a function of at least one operating parameter of the internal combustion engine and/or at least one operating parameter of the sheathed-element glow plug. The temperature of the sheathed-element glow plug is ascertained from a temperature value represented by a measured value, and from the determined temperature difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Rapp, Sascha Joos
  • Patent number: 8326454
    Abstract: Provided are a power assist apparatus and its control method, which realize improvements in positioning precision and in workability while reducing the burden of a work positioning operation on a operator by burdening a portion of the positioning work on the power assist apparatus and while making good use of the decision or experience (or institution or knack) by the operator when the operator positions the work by using the power assist apparatus. The power assist apparatus thus autonomously cooperated with the working action of the operator comprises a transfer tool including an articulated robot, a sucking jig and a free joint for gripping and transferring windows, and a control device for controlling the actions of the transfer tool. The control device divides and stores a series of working tasks into a plurality of working section, and sets control logics for the individual working sections and for the individual working directions, in which the power assist apparatus has degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tadashi Odashima