Patents Represented by Attorney Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
  • Patent number: 8321974
    Abstract: An insulating construction having a multi-layer synthetic core for use in products such as sleeping bags is provided. A sleeping bag using this construction may include a synthetic core having first and second layers, an inner lining adjacent to the first layer, and an outer shell adjacent to the second layer. The synthetic core may be contained within the inner lining and outer shell. The first layer may be constructed of a first material having a first denier; and the second layer may be constructed of a second material having a second denier larger than the first denier. The inner liner may define an inner space configured to accommodate a human body. Various other products made from this construction, such as jackets, pants, and other garments, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The North Face Apparel Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Scott McGuire, Andrew Gustafson, James Jacobson
  • Patent number: 8324986
    Abstract: A MEMS array structure including a plurality of bulk mode resonators may include at least one resonator coupling section disposed between the plurality of bulk mode resonators. The plurality of resonators may oscillate by expansion and/or contraction in at least one direction/dimension. The MEMS array structure may include a plurality of sense electrodes and drive electrodes spaced apart from the plurality of bulk mode resonators by a gap. Each of at least one of the plurality of bulk mode resonators may be mechanically coupled to a substrate via or approximately at a respective at least one nodal point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Lutz, Zhiyu Pan, Aaron Partridge
  • Patent number: 8327315
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of the invention, a system and method for editing process rules for circuit design through a graphical editor is provided. In some embodiments, the graphical editor is a circuit design tool that provides the user of the tool, such as a circuit designer or process engineer, the ability to visualize, modify, create, or remove process rules through a graphical user interface (“GUI”). These process rules, also known as constraints or circuit design constraints, relate to the layout of circuits and is grouped into constraint groups (also known as “circuit design constraint groups”) that can be associated to specific circuit design objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandipan Ghosh, Hitesh Marwah, Pawan Fangaria, Arbind Kumar
  • Patent number: 8326492
    Abstract: A park-steering assistance system and method for operating a park-steering assistance system includes a switch-on and switch-off logic, which is provided to activate the park-steering assistance system as a function of a signal of a control element and to deactivate the park-steering assistance system as a function of a velocity value of the motor vehicle and as a function of a specified first velocity threshold value, a specified second velocity threshold value existing, which is lower than the first velocity threshold value, and the switch-on and switch-off logic being arranged to switch the park-steering assistance system from the activated state to a temporarily deactivated state or from the temporarily deactivated state to the activated state as a function of a comparison of the variables of the velocity value and the second velocity threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Volkmar Schoening, Ulrich Wuttke, Frank Schwitters
  • Patent number: 8324803
    Abstract: A multicolor organic light emitting device employs vertically stacked layers of double heterostructure devices which are fabricated from organic compounds. The vertical stacked structure is formed on a glass base having a transparent coating of ITO or similar metal to provide a substrate. Deposited on the substrate is the vertical stacked arrangement of three double heterostructure devices, each fabricated from a suitable organic material. Stacking is implemented such that the double heterostructure with the longest wavelength is on the top of the stack. This constitutes the device emitting red light on the top with the device having the shortest wavelength, namely, the device emitting blue light, on the bottom of the stack. Located between the red and blue device structures is the green device structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Stephen R. Forrest, Mark E. Thompson, Paul E. Burrows, Linda Susan Sapochak, Dennis Matthew McCarty
  • Patent number: 8323561
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fire-resistant steel material superior in HAZ toughness of a welded joint which is high in high temperature yield strength at an envisioned fire temperature of 700 to 800° C. and is free of embrittlement of the welded joint even if exposed at this envisioned fire temperature and a method of production of the same, that is, a fire-resistant steel material of a composition containing, by mass %, C: 0.005% to less than 0.03%, Si: 0.01 to 0.50%, Mn: 0.05 to 0.40%, Cr: 1.50 to 5.00%, V: 0.05 to 0.50%, and N: 0.001 to 0.005% and restricted in contents of Ni, Cu, Mo, B, P, S, and O obtained by heating a steel slab to 1150 to 1300° C., then hot working or hot rolling the slab to an end temperature of 880 degrees or more, acceleratedly cooling the worked or rolled steel material under conditions of a cooling rate at a position of the slowest cooling rate of at least 2° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Hasegawa, Suguru Yoshida, Yoshiyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8326433
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a volume of activation (VOA) of a stimulation electrode leadwire may include a processor that calculates a VOA for each of a plurality of sets of parameter settings of the leadwire, stores in a database each of the calculated VOAs in association with the respective set of parameter settings for which it was calculated, performs a curve fitting on threshold values determined for a plurality of waveforms to obtain an equation, obtains a set of parameter settings of the leadwire for a stimulation, and determines a VOA for the obtained set of parameter settings based on the stored VOAs, for example, using the equation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: Intelect Medical, Inc., Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.
    Inventors: David Arthur Blum, Keith Carlton, Alan Greszler, Scott Kokones, Troy Sparks, Christopher Butson
  • Patent number: 8323829
    Abstract: An electrode is used for an electric storage device that includes plural electrodes that are stacked such that an ion-conductive layer is disposed between each pair of the electrodes. Each of the plural electrodes includes a current collector, and an electrode layer, formed on the current collector, which contains an active material. The configuration of the electrode layer (for example, the amount of the active material) varies according to the position in the electrode layer such that a current density in a first region of the electrode, where heat radiation performance is lower than the heat radiation performance in a second region of the electrode, is lower than the current density in the second region of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8327382
    Abstract: To process media data from one or more sources, a hierarchy of media components are formed. Each media component receives as input one or more streams of media data and manipulates the media data to produce an output media stream. The media components conform to a uniform plug-in structure. The plug-in structure defines an abstraction that facilitates the hierarchical organization of the media components and that allows the media components to interact, in a decoupled manner, with each other and with processors that perform specific types of media data manipulations. The hierarchy can be reorganized dynamically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Hansen-Sturm
  • Patent number: 8326581
    Abstract: In a crash sensor and a method for processing a measured value of the crash sensor, at least one measured quantity is detected by a sensor element and a first rewritable memory is provided in which first data for influencing the processing of the at least one measured quantity are stored. In addition, a second hardwired memory is provided in which second data for influencing the processing are stored. A logic module is provided which loads the first or second data, as a function of a test of the first memory, for processing the at least one measured quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Schruellkamp
  • Patent number: 8325423
    Abstract: A zoom lens system includes in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit G1 having a positive refracting power, a second lens unit G2 having a negative refracting power, a third lens unit G3 having a positive refracting power, and a fourth lens unit G4 having a positive refracting power. At the time of zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, distances between the lens units change. The third lens unit includes a first cemented lens component having a concave image-side surface on the image side, and a second cemented lens component having a concave object-side surface on the object side, which is disposed immediately after the image side of the first cemented lens component. The first cemented lens component includes a positive lens, and a negative lens having a concave image-side surface which is disposed on the image side of the positive lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventors: Yuki Kubota, Masato Miyata, Nobumasa Kanbayashi
  • Patent number: 8326512
    Abstract: A device for longitudinally guiding a motor vehicle includes a sensor system for locating preceding vehicles, a regulator that regulates the speed of the vehicle to a setpoint speed, either in a free driving mode or in a following driving mode, the setpoint speed depending on the distance from a preceding vehicle, as well as an interface to a navigation system that provides information concerning the route traveled, and a limiting device for limiting the setpoint speed based on the information provided. The limiting device is designed to deactivate automatically when changing from free driving mode to following driving mode and activate automatically when changing from following driving mode to free driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Albrecht Klotz, Dieter Hoetzer, Markus Hagemann, Brendan Gibson
  • Patent number: 8321172
    Abstract: A method for determining at least one air system variable in an air supply system of an internal combustion engine in successive, discrete calculation steps, a differential equation being provided with respect to the air system variable based on measured and/or modeled variables, which describe conditions in the air supply system, a difference equation being formed for the quantization of the differential equation according to an implicit method, and the difference equation being solved in each discrete calculation step, in order to obtain the air system variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Alexandre Wagner, Thomas Bleile, Slobodanka Lux, Christian Fleck
  • Patent number: 8321065
    Abstract: A method is provided for the control/regulation of at least one task with the aid of a control program that monitors a runtime of the at least one task, the control program terminating the at least one task if the runtime of the at least one task exceeds a predefined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Guenther Kirchhof-Falter, Andreas Orians
  • Patent number: 8320052
    Abstract: An image forming optical system includes in order from an object side, a first lens group having a negative refractive power, a second lens group having a positive refractive power, which includes an aperture stop, a third lens group having a negative refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power. The first lens group, in order from the object side, includes a negative sub-group and a positive sub-group. The third lens group is a focusing group which includes only a cemented lens having a convex surface directed toward the object side, of a negative lens and a positive meniscus lens, in order from the object side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Toyoki Kon
  • Patent number: 8316959
    Abstract: The invention is based on a hand-held power tool, in particular a cordless power tool, having a torque-limiting device that is provided for setting a maximum torque that a motor output is able to transmit to a tool-driving element. A spring mechanism equipped with at least one first disk spring is provided such that the at least one disk spring acts on at least two detent mechanisms arranged in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Heiko Roehm
  • Patent number: 8319659
    Abstract: A sensor system having a sensor module and an induction unit is provided, the sensor module having a first antenna, and the induction unit having a second and a third antenna, an induction transmission of signals being provided between the first and the second antenna, and the signals being sent and/or received electromagnetically by the third antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Buck, Thorsten Pannek, Gustav Klett, Marian Keck
  • Patent number: 8321593
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices that enable the efficient synchronization of timing information from first time-based process to a second time-based process using periodic or event-driven synchronization messages are provided. In one aspect, the invention includes a media processing system having a first process for processing media based, at least in part, on first timing information derived from a first timing source and a second timing source. The system may also include a second process for processing the media based, at least in part, on second timing information derived from the first timing source. The first process may send one or more timing synchronization messages, generated based at least in part on the first timing source and the second timing source, to the second process to synchronize the second timing information with the first timing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John Samuel Bushell, Gregory R. Chapman, James D. Batson
  • Patent number: 8321776
    Abstract: An error correction method corrects and replaces erroneous digital signal samples (having N companded bits) in a receiver after ascertaining by parity check that a sample is erroneous. The method chooses M MSBs where M is less than or equal to N, and produces M test samples, each of the M test samples being obtained by inverting a single bit from the M bits, keeping other bits unaltered. Each test sample is expanded and passed through a selected low pass filter (e.g., 15 kHz) to obtain a filtered output and a differential value between the test sample and its filtered output. The test sample producing the least differential value is chosen to replace the erroneous signal sample. The technique is especially applicable in NICAM demodulators receiving 14 bit sample signals (at 32 kHz) companded to (N) 10 bits from which (M) 6 MSB parity encoded bits are chosen for producing test samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Nilesh Bhattad, Suraj Sreekanta
  • Patent number: 8316688
    Abstract: A method for carrying out a self-test for a micromechanical sensor device, and a corresponding micromechanical sensor device. The method has the following steps: exciting the sensor device using a first excitation signal variation in a first self-test; storing a corresponding first response signal variation of the sensor device; exciting the sensor device using a second excitation signal variation in a second self-test; storing a corresponding second response signal variation of the sensor device; analyzing the first and second response signal variations with regard to at least one predefined criterion; and preparing a self-test result based on the analytical result of the first and second response signal variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Kimmerle, Michael Baus