Patents Represented by Attorney Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
  • Patent number: 8314680
    Abstract: A disclosed vehicle door lock control apparatus mounted in a vehicle for locking and unlocking the closed doors includes an automatic door locking unit locking the doors when no operation of opening a vehicle door is detected within a prescribed period of time-out time after the doors are unlocked by the user; and a time-out time determining unit determining the prescribed period of time-out time based on own vehicle position information. The time-out time determining unit, when the user requests to unlock the doors within a prescribed time after the doors are locked by the automatic door locking unit, learns that the prescribed period of time-out time with respect to an own vehicle position is to be extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaaki Ichihara
  • Patent number: 8315772
    Abstract: A method for shifting the braking assistant function into an activatable state, in which method: after termination of a braking force monitoring function, the braking assistant function is shifted into a non-activatable state or a non-activatable state is maintained; information about the hydraulic pressure at a predefined point in the hydraulic braking circuit is determined; and after at least one predefined condition is met by that information, the braking assistant function is shifted into an activatable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Wagner, Stefan Epple
  • Patent number: 8312760
    Abstract: In the field of knock detection in a combustion engine, a method and a device detects and controls the knock by adapting the gain of an amplifier which amplifies the knock sensor signal. The gain of the amplifier is adapted based on analysis of a set of samples from the knock sensor so that the amplification of the knock sensor signal across the entire measuring window is optimum and the complete ADC evaluation range can be utilized better.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Federico Buganza, Carsten Kluth, Oskar Torno, Werner Haeming
  • Patent number: 8313084
    Abstract: An electromagnetically operatable valve, in particular a fuel injector for fuel injection systems of internal combustion engines, includes a magnetic circuit having a core, a solenoid, an armature, which operates a valve closing body cooperating with a fixed valve seat and is drawn against the core when the solenoid is excited, and is held on the valve closing body by a closing body carrier representing a part of a valve needle. The spherical valve closing body is secured on the closing body carrier in a non-positive manner due to the shape of the corresponding connecting surfaces. The valve is suitable in particular for use in fuel injection systems of mixture-compressing, externally ignited internal combustion engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Ferdinand Reiter
  • Patent number: 8312854
    Abstract: An ignition laser for an internal combustion engine is provided, wherein the combustion chamber window is connected to a housing of the ignition laser in a gas-, pressure-, and temperature-resistant manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Weinrotter, Pascal Woerner, Juergen Raimann
  • Patent number: 8313048
    Abstract: A fuel injector, in particular for direct injection of fuel into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, has a valve needle, which is situated in a nozzle body and is operable by an actuator, and a valve closing body, which is operatively connected to the valve needle and, for opening and closing the valve, cooperates with a valve seat face formed on a valve seat body, the valve seat body being provided with at least one spray hole. The at least one spray hole has a first cylindrical section having a fuel inlet opening and a second cylindrical section situated downstream from the first cylindrical section and having a fuel outlet opening, the first and the second cylindrical sections not running coaxially to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Krause
  • Patent number: 8316147
    Abstract: Techniques are described for synchronizing multiple time-based data streams with independent clocks wherein relationships between clock rates of timing devices associated with the time-based data streams are determined, and based on these relationships, times in at least one of the time-based data streams may be translated to times in any of the other time-based data streams despite the data streams having independent clocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Batson, John S. Bushell, Gregory R. Chapman, Christopher L. Flick
  • Patent number: 8315824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for detecting the remaining quantity of liquid hydrogen stored in a hydrogen storage device. In this system, the remaining quantity of liquid hydrogen is calculated accurately without being affected by the previous state in a tank. The internal pressure of the tank is detected. A fixed heat quantity is applied into the liquid hydrogen. The pressure in the tank after the application of heat quantity is detected. The volume of phase-transited hydrogen gas is calculated based on the heat quantity applied into the tank. The change amount of pressure in the tank before and after the application of heat quantity is calculated based on the pressure and the pressure. The remaining quantity of liquid hydrogen in the tank is calculated based on the volume of hydrogen gas and the change amount of pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Hirose
  • Patent number: 8307780
    Abstract: Intended is to enable an electrostatic coating apparatus including a plurality of needle electrodes formed in an annular shape and having a blot preventing function, to prevent the generation of a spark discharge reliably, in case an arbitrary needle electrode approaches an earth element, and to keep the intensity of a generated electrostatic field properly. A coating gun comprises a blot preventing device including a ring-shaped electrode unit having a plurality of needle electrodes protruding radially at a substantially equal spacing radially outward from an annular base member, and a high-voltage generator for applying a high voltage to the electrode unit. The needle electrodes are connected in parallel with the high-voltage generator through individual resistors, block-by-block resistors and built-in resistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Ransburg Industrial Finishing K.K.
    Inventors: Isamu Yamasaki, Akira Kato, Michio Mitsui, Kimiyoshi Nagai
  • Patent number: 8308875
    Abstract: The invention provides wire rod excellent in drawability and steel wire made from the wire rod as starting material with high productivity at good yield and low cost. A hard steel wire rod of a specified composition is hot rolled, the hot-rolled steel is coiled in a specified temperature range, and the coiled steel is subjected to patenting at a predetermined cooling rate, thereby affording a high-carbon steel wire excellent in workability. It is high-strength steel wire excellent in drawability comprising a pearlite structure of an area ratio of 97% or greater and the balance of non-pearlite structures including bainite, degenerate-pearlite and pro-eutectoid ferrite and having a pearlite block size of not less than 20 ?m and not greater than 45 ?m. The invention also provides a high-carbon steel wire excellent in ductility, which is manufactured by subjecting the wire rod to intermediate patenting and cold drawing and has a tensile strength of 2800 MPa or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Yamasaki, Seiki Nishida, Makio Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8310769
    Abstract: An optical system includes a negative front group having a component of first and second lenses cemented together, an aperture stop, and a positive rear group. The component has: a first face, on the front-direction-object side of the first lens, having a first transmitting surface and an annularly-formed first reflecting surface facing the image side; a second face, at the cemented surface, having a second transmitting surface and an annularly-formed second reflecting surface facing the front-direction-object side; a third face as a transmitting surface on the image side of the second lens; and a fourth face as a transmitting circumferential face of the first lens. The component satisfies the conditions: |nd—RL1?nd—RL2|<0.3 |vd—RL1?vd—RL2|<40 where nd—RL1 and nd—RL2 are refractive indices for d line, of the first and second lenses, respectively, and vd—RL1 and vd—RL2 are Abbe's numbers for d line, of the first and second lenses, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Masayuki Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 8312024
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method for acquiring and aggregating information relating to the reproduction of multimedia files or elements in a database, said data including information relating to the number of multimedia file or element reproductions. The inventive system comprises a plurality of digital devices which can access and reproduce multimedia files and an acquisition and storage device which communicates with each of the digital devices in order to receive data from each of the identification/characterization programs, such that said identification/characterization program can count the reproductions at least in a direct and/or weighted manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco Jose Martin Cervera, Enric Plaza I Cervera
  • Patent number: 8307720
    Abstract: A device for determining a torque and/or a rotational angle of a shaft, which has a circuit carrier, which is concentric to the shaft, and on which at least two current-conducting printed conductor sections are situated. The device additionally has one transducer element, which is concentric to the shaft and is rotatable in relation to the circuit carrier, having at least one first subarea made of electrically conductive material and at least one second subarea made of electrically nonconductive material. Upon application of a torque to the shaft, the transducer element rotates in relation to the circuit carrier, whereby an overlap area between the printed conductor sections and the first subarea(s) of the transducer element changes and thus a change in an inductance of the printed conductor sections occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Axel Kaschner
  • Patent number: 8309141
    Abstract: This invention provides herbal compositions useful for increasing the therapeutic index of chemotherapeutic compounds. This invention also provides methods useful for improving the quality of life of an individual undergoing chemotherapy. Furthermore, this invention improves the treatment of disease by increasing the therapeutic index of chemotherapy drugs by administering the herbal composition PHY906 to a mammal undergoing such chemotherapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventors: Shwu-Huey Liu, Zaoli Jiang, Yung-Chi Cheng
  • Patent number: 8312301
    Abstract: A data processing unit having a field of clocked logic cells (PAEs) which is operable in different configuration states and a clock preselecting means for preselecting logic cell clocking. The clock preselecting means is designed in such a way that, depending on the state, a first clock is preselected at least at a first cell (PAE) and an additional clock is preselected at least at an additional cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventors: Martin Vorbach, Volker Baumgarte
  • Patent number: 8310274
    Abstract: A cell element field for data processing, having function cell means for execution of algebraic and/or logic functions and memory cell means for receiving, storing and/or outputting information is described. Function cell-memory cell combinations are formed in which a control connection leads from the function cell means to the memory cell means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Martin Vorbach
  • Patent number: 8308713
    Abstract: A medical catheter assembly including a multi-piece connector. In one embodiment, the medical catheter assembly is a PEG implanting assembly comprising a tubular dilator and a silicone feeding tube having an internal bolster at its rear end. The assembly also comprises a multi-piece connector comprising an inner ring, a fitting and an outer ring. The inner ring has an outer diameter greater than the inner diameter of the feeding tube and is coaxially disposed within the feeding tube by a friction-fit. The fitting comprises a front portion, an intermediate portion and a rear portion, the intermediate portion including a shoulder having an outer diameter greater than the inner diameter of the feeding tube. The front portion of the fitting is inserted through the rear end of the dilator and is secured to the dilator by a plurality of barbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Changqing Li, Gary Wood, Herbert Alan Sundheimer, Laddvanh Bouphavichith, Patrice A. Weststrate, Laurence D. Brenner
  • Patent number: 8307813
    Abstract: A heating device, which is designed as a heater for liquid fuels, has a housing component and a heating element embedded in the housing component. The heating element is designed as a self-regulating heating element, so that protection against overheating is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Schneider, Jean-Marc Couffignal, Stephan Ernst
  • Patent number: 8310376
    Abstract: An object classification method in which a vehicle moves toward an object includes: (a) ascertaining a first characteristic quantity from the variation of a first signal received by a distance-measuring sensor; (b) ascertaining an additional characteristic quantity from the variation of a second signal received by the distance-measuring sensor; (c) ascertaining a distance traveled by the vehicle between step (a) and step (b); (d) ascertaining a predictive quantity associated with the distance ascertained in step (c); (e) comparing the predictive quantity with the additional characteristic quantity; and (f) generating an object classification signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Frank, Petko Faber
  • Patent number: 8311131
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for interpolating, for the purpose of measurement of lengths and/or angles, at least two position-dependent, periodic analog signals that are phase-shifted with respect to each other and that are generated by scanning a measuring scale. According to the inventive method, the analog signals are converted to a digital data stream using a sigma-delta modulator, the data streams are combined with correctional factors and then with each other to generate a string of results, and said string of results is used to generate new correctional values by the use of a quality criterion to be satisfied for interpolation and also to generate the output signals of interpolation. The values (d) of the string of results are accumulated over a specified time interval in order to generate the correctional values (k1, k2) and the output signals (w).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH
    Inventor: Roman Woyzichovski