Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear
  • Patent number: 8349632
    Abstract: Provided is an organic light-emitting display device that can display a full color image by forming a simple structure of light-emitting layers and a method of manufacturing the same. The organic light-emitting display device includes a substrate; a first electrode layer formed on the substrate; a second electrode layer which is formed above the first electrode layer and faces the first electrode layer; and a light-emitting layer interposed between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer, wherein the light-emitting layer comprises first and second light-emitting layers respectively corresponding to first and second pixels having different colors from each other, and the first light-emitting layer is commonly formed in the first and second pixels, and the second light-emitting layer is formed in the second pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun-Yeob Lee
  • Patent number: 8350468
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an organic electroluminescence display device. The display device may include a set of multi-directional spacers that are interposed between the pixels of the display. In one embodiment, the spacers are positioned in both lengthwise and crosswise directions. In another embodiment, the spacers include a first portion that is extends lengthwise between pixels and one or more portions that extend laterally from the first portion between pixels. In yet another embodiment, the spacers include portions that extend in multiple directions between pixels. The spacers may substantially surround each of the pixels and may serve as a boundary, for example, that prevents organic material for one pixel from being incorrectly deposited in another pixel. The spacers can be configured as a support structure, such as, for a metal mask during fabrication of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Woo Ko, Sang-Shin Lee, Sang-Soo Park, Taek-Kyo Kang, Seung-Ju Hong
  • Patent number: 8349499
    Abstract: An electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery, including a lithium salt, an organic solvent, lithium bis(oxalato)borate (LiBOB), and at least one kind of tris(trialkylsilyl)borate represented by following Chemical Formula 1. In the above Chemical Formula 1, R1 to R9 are the same as described in the detailed description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mi-Hyeun Oh, Jin-Sung Kim, Na-Rae Park, Su-Hee Han, Jin-Hyunk Lim
  • Patent number: 8351317
    Abstract: Provided are a laser irradiation apparatus, an irradiation method using the same, and a method of crystallizing an amorphous silicon film using the same. Particularly, a laser irradiation apparatus which can reduce a deviation of an intensity of a laser beam, an irradiation method using the same, and a method of crystallizing an amorphous silicon film using the same, which can improve uniformity in crystallization into a polycrystalline silicon thin film, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ji-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8348368
    Abstract: A method for arraying head assemblies of an inkjet printer and an apparatus used for the method that can reduce a period of time taken to array the head assemblies after the head assemblies are mounted in the inkjet printer by adjusting height and rotation center of each of the head assemblies before the head assemblies are mounted in the inkjet printer, and can improve array precision of the head assemblies by adjusting a position in the X direction and a rotation angle of each of the head assemblies having already adjusted height and rotation center after the head assemblies are mounted in the inkjet printer, by adjusting a position in the Y direction of each of the head assemblies and can control an ink spray time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minhyung Kim, Sangyoung Jin, Sangchul Seo
  • Patent number: 8350072
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing soluble neodymium chloride complex using neodymium chloride aqueous solution as raw material, thereby avoiding the use of anhydrous neodymium chloride, simplifying the synthesis process and reducing the cost for synthesizing neodymium chloride complex. The neodymium chloride complex produced by this method is soluble not only in polar solvent, but also in nonpolar solvent. Such neodymium chloride complex also has good dissolvability in aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent which has relatively weaker solution power, and even in aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent with 6 or less carbon atoms which has even lower solution power. Since neodymium chloride complex is soluble in aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent, its transportation may be conducted, which is convenient for industrial application and contributes to improve the utilization efficiency of rare earth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CHangchun Institute of Applied Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Jifu Bi, Xuequan Zhang, Liansheng Jiang, Hongguang Cai, Bei Wang, Chunyu Zhang, Lihua Na, Quanquan Dai, Changliang Fan
  • Patent number: 8348770
    Abstract: A device for facilitating the scoring of a fencing match can include a box having first and second fencing cord inputs, an optional third input for connection of the fencing piste, a standardized general-purpose computer output, a power source, and a processing module. The processing module can be in communication with the inputs, outputs, and power source. Further, the processing module can be configured to iteratively apply power to at least a portion of the first fencing cord input and at least a portion of the second fencing cord input at different times. The processing module can also be configured to check for fencing-relevant completed circuits between the fencing cord inputs. Even further, the processing module can output raw data regarding the completed circuits through the standardized general-purpose computer output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey Shawn Hart
  • Patent number: 8347674
    Abstract: A locking device comprises a key that comprises a key power coil and a key data coil and an electronically-actuatable lock comprising a lock power coil and a lock data coil. The key power coil and the lock power coil are coaxial and at least partially overlapping one another when the key engages the lock. The key data coil lies in a first plane and the lock data coil lies in a second plane. The first plane and the second plane are substantially parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Knox Associates
    Inventors: Dohn J. Trempala, Keith Wolski
  • Patent number: 8349424
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coextruded, if appropriate biaxially stretched seamless multilayer tubular casing, and also to use thereof for encasing pasty or liquid goods, such as, for example, producing sausage in molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Casetech GmbH
    Inventors: Jorg Oblotzki, Heinrich Henze-Wethkamp, Heiko Tamke
  • Patent number: 8348955
    Abstract: The present invention relates in certain embodiments to medical devices for treating vertebral compression fractures. More particularly, embodiments of the invention relate to instruments and methods for controllably restoring vertebral body height by controlling the flow of bone cement into the interior of a vertebra and the application of forces causes by the cement flow. An exemplary system utilizes Rf energy in combination a conductive bone cement for selectively polymerizing the inflow plume to increase the viscosity of the cement. In one aspect of the invention, the system utilizes a controller to control bone cement flow parameters to either, allow or disallow cement interdigitation into cancellous bone. A method of the invention includes pulsing the flows of bone cement wherein high acceleration of the flow pulses can apply expansion forces across the surface of the cement plume to reduce a vertebral fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: DFINE, Inc.
    Inventors: Csaba Truckai, John H. Shadduck
  • Patent number: 8350979
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes an organic light emitting display panel; a bezel frame comprising a lower surface and side walls and receiving the display panel; a bezel receiving the bezel frame; and a connecting system connecting the bezel frame and the bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mun-su Kim, Sung-yun Kim, Dong-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8352432
    Abstract: Systems and methods integrate disparate backup devices with a unified interface. In certain examples, a management console manages data from various backup devices, while retaining such data in its native format. The management console can display a hierarchical view the client devices and/or their data and can further provide utilities for processing the various data formats. A data structure including fields for storing both metadata common to the client device data and value-added metadata can be used to mine or process the data of the disparate client devices. The unified single platform and interface reduces the need for multiple data management products and/or customized data utilities for each individual client device and provides a single pane of glass view into data management operations. Integrating the various types of storage formats and media allows a user to retain existing storage infrastructures and further facilitates scaling to meet long-term management needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Parag Gokhale, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Jun Lu, Rahul S. Pawar
  • Patent number: 8352745
    Abstract: A method and system for authenticating a user to access a computer system. The method comprises communicating security information to the computer system, and providing the computer system with an implicit input. The method further comprises determining whether the security information and implicit input match corresponding information associated with the user. The method further comprises granting the user access to the computer system in the event of a satisfactory match. When authenticating the user, the method and system consider the possibility of the user being legitimate but subject to duress or force by a computer hacker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: James McKeeth
  • Patent number: 8351517
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a communication unit is configured to wirelessly transmit and receive signals via at least one of a first physical link and a second physical link. A power consumption for wireless transmission and reception of the signals via the first physical link is lower than that a power consumption for wireless transmission and reception of the signals via the second physical link. A first link control module establishes the first physical link between the communication unit and an external device. A remote control module transmits to the external device a playback request signal via the first physical link. A second link control module establishes the second physical link between the communication unit and the external device, after the playback request signal is transmitted. A data transfer module transfers the digital content data between the communication unit and the external device via the second physical link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Makoto Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8351591
    Abstract: The present invention provides flexible call processing. For example, a call processor system can receive an inbound call intended for a called party and place an outbound call to the called party. The call processing system can provide the called party with a call transfer option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Callwave Communications LLC
    Inventors: Leland W. Kirchhoff, David S. Trandal, Colin Kelley, David J. Brahm, Robert F. Smith, David Frank Hofstatter, Robert A. Dolan
  • Patent number: 8352264
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the updating of a language model includes receiving, at a client device, via a microphone, an audio message corresponding to speech of a user; communicating the audio message to a first remote server; receiving, that the client device, a result, transcribed at the first remote server using an automatic speech recognition system (“ASR”), from the audio message; receiving, at the client device from the user, an affirmation of the result; storing, at the client device, the result in association with an identifier corresponding to the audio message; and communicating, to a second remote server, the stored result together with the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canyon IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Marc White, Igor Roditis Jablokov, Victor Roditis Jablokov
  • Patent number: 8352751
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an encryption program operation management system includes an encryption key table creation module which creates encryption keys and creates an encryption key table including encrypted versions of the encryption keys and items of plaintext index information for recognizing the encryption keys, and an installation package creation module which creates an installation package including an encryption program, the encryption key table, and an installation program for installing the encryption program into a computer. The installation program causes the computer to carry out an operation of selecting one of the encrypted versions of encryption keys and an operation of creating and storing encryption key information including the selected one of the encrypted versions of encryption key and one of the items of plaintext index information associated with the selected one of the encrypted versions of encryption keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Jun Takeda
  • Patent number: 8350602
    Abstract: A reconfigurable semiconductor device is disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, a first insulating material formed on the substrate, two channels having different polarities, a plurality of terminal electrodes formed on the insulating material and coupled in common with the channels at their opposite ends, a second insulating material formed on the terminal electrodes, and a control gate formed on the second insulating material. The channels have different polarity and a charge storage layer is formed inside the second insulating material. The control gate is applied with a forward bias or a reverse bias and then the bias is cut off. The voltage-current characteristics of the semiconductor device are changed according to an electrical charge created in the charge storage layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seoul National University Research & Development Business Foundation
    Inventors: Seunghun Hong, Sung Myung, Kwang Heo
  • Patent number: 8349497
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same. The electrolyte includes a lithium salt, a trialkylsilyl cyanide compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1, and an organic solvent. In the above Chemical Formula 1, R1 to R3 are the same or different, and selected from C1 to C6 alkyls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Na-Rae Park, Jin-Sung Kim, Su-Hee Han, Jin-Hyunk Lim, Mi-Hyeun Oh
  • Patent number: D673761
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tod's S.p.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Della Valle, Andrea Vico