Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP
  • Patent number: 8348209
    Abstract: A universal bracket for fastening different panel elements and/or additional devices in aircraft, comprises a base plate for fastening to a substructure, a support plate connected to the base plate and a plurality of spring clips received in the support plate to provide a releasable and vibration-damping connection to the panel elements. The base plate has at least one bore screen for fastening at least one device carrier for fastening at least one additional device, in particular emergency lighting, an emergency exit sign or the like, in different positions, wherein the fastening of the device carriers is provided with a fastening device such as fastening rivets, screws or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Horst, Stephan Röpke
  • Patent number: 8351620
    Abstract: The present invention can adjust a volume of a sound on the basis of sound signals to suit a user's preference. The present invention arbitrarily sets movement settable control values application range DR2 for a plurality of continuous preamp control values PD from a desired minimum preamp control value PD to a desired maximum preamp control value PD against a group of preamp control available values PDS. Thus, the present invention can control gains so as to compensate external sound signals with different signal levels supplied from external input terminal OI for difference of signal level according to the external sound signal or can control gains in a predetermined range according to the signal level so that the volume of the external sound on the basis of the external sound signals can be arbitrarily adjusted in a range between a desired minimum value and a desired maximum value. In this manner, a volume of a sound on the basis of an external sound signal can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tomonori Arakawa
  • Patent number: 8350926
    Abstract: This invention is applied to a system applied to an electronic still camera, for instance. According to the invention, thumbnail image data DT obtained by thinning RAW data is recorded along with the RAW data DR, and image correction information DS at the time of imaging-result capturing which is used in presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Junichi Sakagami
  • Patent number: 8349654
    Abstract: A microelectronic assembly that includes a first microelectronic element having a first rear surface. The assembly further includes a second microelectronic element having a second rear surface. The second microelectronic element is attached to the first microelectronic element so as to form a stacked package. A bridging element electrically connects the first microelectronic element and the second microelectronic element. The first rear surface of the first microelectronic element faces toward the second rear surface of the second microelectronic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tessera, Inc.
    Inventor: Belgacem Haba
  • Patent number: 8351176
    Abstract: An electrical installation comprising control and/or monitoring means connected to a field device by means of an electrical communications circuit, in which the communications circuit comprises a power supply, a communications device, the field device as a load thereof, and Intrinsic Safety means, in which the communications device is adapted to send and receive signals over the communications circuit to and from the field device, in which the field device is adapted to send and receive signals over the communications circuit to and from the communications device, in which the Intrinsic Safety means renders all or part of the communications circuit Intrinsically Safe, in which the field device is located in an Intrinsically Safe part of the communications circuit, characterized in which the communications circuit is adapted to carry DSL signals, and in which the communications device and the field device communicate with one another according to the DSL protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Pepperl + Fuchs GmbH
    Inventors: Renato Kitchener, Gunther Rogoll, Michael Kessler
  • Patent number: 8348958
    Abstract: An instrument for holding an intervertebral spacer, the instrument comprising a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end forming a handle and the distal end forming a spacer engaging subassembly, the spacer engaging subassembly comprising at least one selectively expanding and contracting enclosure into which at least a portion of the spacer is introduced when the engaging subassembly is expanded and an actuating mechanism, extending from the proximal end to the distal end, by which the spacer member engaging subassembly may be selectively expanded and contracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SpineCore, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Ralph, Stephen Tatar, Thomas J. Errico
  • Patent number: 8350937
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes: an avalanche photodiode having a structure including an n+ region, a p+ region, and an avalanche region interposed between the n+ region and the p+ region, all of which are formed to extend in a thickness direction of a semiconductor base; and a pixel repeatedly having the structure of the avalanche photodiode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: John Rennie
  • Patent number: 8348049
    Abstract: A conveyor system for transporting cylindrical objects is disclosed including an endless conveyor arranged in a transport path, a drive for feeding the endless conveyor, guide rails for restricting lateral movement of cylindrical objects transported on the endless conveyor, an elevation transport section adapted to transport the cylindrical objects from a first height to a second height and including the endless conveyor having a base surface extending along the transport path, the endless conveyor including vertical protrusions extending outwardly from the base surface of the endless conveyor and including a front wall with an inclined portion sloping towards the base surface, such that a cylindrical object transported on the elevation transport section can rest on the inclined portion under a contact force directed towards the base surface by gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: FlexLink Components AB
    Inventors: Michael Öhman, Steve Cox
  • Patent number: 8347768
    Abstract: A screw driver for a screw having a drive socket having an axially extending shaft with a bifurcated tip, the tip having a cross-sectional profile for insertion into a cross-sectional profile of the screw socket. The shaft has a tapered section adjacent the bifurcated tip. A bushing is mounted on an outer surface of the shaft for axial movement therealong. The bushing has inwardly extending protrusions for engaging the tapered section on the shaft upon movement in the axial direction along the shaft in a direction. away from the tip. This allows the selective capture or release of the screw by the shaft tip by axial movement of the bushing away from and towards the shaft distal tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Stryker Trauma GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Witte
  • Patent number: 8349015
    Abstract: A system for spinal surgery includes a prosthesis comprising a plurality of bone anchors which engage an intervertebral construct for fusion or motion preservation. The fusion construct comprises a spacer optionally encircled by a jacket. The motion preservation construct may comprise an articulating disc assembly or an elastomeric disc assembly. Any of the constructs may occupy the intervertebral disc space between adjacent vertebrae after removal of an intervertebral disc. The anchors slidingly engage the construct to securely fix the prosthesis to the vertebrae. The anchors and jacket of the fusion construct provide a continuous load path across opposite sides of the prosthesis so as to resist antagonistic motions of the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Hyun W. Bae, Nicholas Slater, Joshua A Butters, Daniel F. Justin, Dylan M. Hushka, Rick Delamarter
  • Patent number: 8352110
    Abstract: A passenger in an automated vehicle may relinquish control of the vehicle to a control computer when the control computer has determined that it may maneuver the vehicle safely to a destination. The passenger may relinquish or regain control of the vehicle by applying different degrees of pressure, for example, on a steering wheel of the vehicle. The control computer may convey status information to a passenger in a variety of ways including by illuminating elements of the vehicle. The color and location of the illumination may indicate the status of the control computer, for example, whether the control computer has been armed, is ready to take control of the vehicle, or is currently controlling the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Szybalski, Luis Ricardo Prada Gomez, Christopher Paul Urmson, Sebastian Thrun, Philip Nemec
  • Patent number: 8351624
    Abstract: An audio output apparatus which outputs an audio signal to an audio control apparatus controlling processing of the audio signal, and to which an external device having an external terminal is connectable includes an output terminal, a detecting section, a generating section, and a transmitting section. The output terminal is connected with the external terminal and outputs the audio signal to the external device via the external terminal. The detecting section detects whether or not the external terminal is connected to the output terminal. The generating section generates a control signal based on a result of the detection by the detecting means. The transmitting section transmits the generated control signal to the audio control apparatus in order that the audio control apparatus controls the processing of the audio signal based on the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kensuke Motomura
  • Patent number: 8350186
    Abstract: A method of producing an orthopedic implant including the steps of building a flat open model of at least a portion of an implant. The flat open model may be built using a selective laser sinter process. The flat open model preferably includes at least one groove along either a first surface or a second surface of the model. Next a force may be applied to the flat open model at predetermined locations to thereby cause the model to bend and assume a shape similar to a desired result. The now bent model may be resurfaced by either applying additional material such that the bent flat open model assumes the shape of a desired implant or the bent open model may be snap fit to an additional element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Eric Jones, Christopher J. Sutcliffe, Aiguo Wang, Daniel E. Lawrynowicz
  • Patent number: 8351738
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of estimating at least one deformation of the wave front of an observation system or of an object observed by said observation system, characterized in that: at least one diversity image is acquired, in the vicinity of the focal plane of the observation system, in at least one diversity plane, the diversity image comprising a known diversity deformation; and in that in each diversity plane, an image model is determined based on at least one decomposition of the physical pupil of the system into a plurality of subpupils; a decomposition over each subpupil of the sought-after deformation in the form of at least one known deformation weighted by coefficients to be determined; a determination of the transfer function of the system by autocorrelation of its pupil; the linearization of each of the terms of the autocorrelation as a function of the coefficients of the sought-after deformation, the linearization being performed in the vicinity of the known diversity deformation; the o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (Onera)
    Inventors: Frédéric Cassaing, Isabelle Mocoeur, Laurent Mugnier
  • Patent number: 8343647
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery pack including a plurality of unit cells electrically connected with each other, wherein the battery pack is constructed in a structure in which a heat transfer medium flows through gaps defined between the unit cells for controlling the overall temperature of the battery pack to be within a predetermined temperature range for the optimum operation of the battery pack, and each unit cell is provided at the outer surface thereof, at which the heat transfer medium is brought into contact with each unit cell, with a layer containing a phase transformation material (‘phase transformation layer’) for minimizing individual temperature difference between the unit cells. The present invention has the effect of controlling the overall temperature of the battery pack and individual controlling the temperatures of unit cells constituting the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaesung Ahn, Do Yang Jung, John E. Namgoong, Seungdon Choi, Sinyoung Park
  • Patent number: 8345441
    Abstract: A microelectronic assembly can include first and second microelectronic packages mounted to respective first and second opposed surfaces of a circuit panel. Each microelectronic package can include a substrate having first and second apertures extending between first and second surfaces thereof, first and second microelectronic elements each having a surface facing the first surface of the substrate and a plurality of contacts at the surface of the respective microelectronic element aligned with at least one of the apertures, a plurality of terminals exposed at the second surface in a central region thereof, and leads electrically connected between the contacts of each microelectronic element and the terminals. The apertures of each substrate can have first and second parallel axes extending in directions of the lengths of the respective apertures. The terminals of each microelectronic package can be configured to carry all of the address signals transferred to the respective microelectronic package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Invensas Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Dewitt Crisp, Wael Zohni, Belgacem Haba, Frank Lambrecht
  • Patent number: 8346323
    Abstract: A portable terminal device includes a first housing in which at least a display section is placed; a second housing in which at least an operation section is placed; a first circuit board on which a first connector is mounted; a second circuit board on which a second connector is mounted; and a connecting cable. A part of the first housing and a part of the second housing are placed one on top of another in a thickness direction. A first holding section and a second holding section are provided inside at least one of the first housing and the second housing, and when the first housing slides with respect to the second housing, a portion of the connecting cable between the first holding section and the second holding section is bent and extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masayoshi Morita
  • Patent number: 8347093
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention pertain to preserving the privacy of users in on-line systems while also enabling verification that the users are who they purport to be. Confidential personal information may be communicated from a user to a trusted third party via a web-based application or other service. However, the personal information is encrypted so that the application or service is unable to access it. The trusted third party accesses the personal information and uses it to verify that a user ID such as an email address is associated with a particular user. This information is provided to the web-based application or service to certify the identity of the user. As a result, the application or server verifies to other users that the certified user is who he/she purports to be.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Mohsin Ahmed
  • Patent number: 8343652
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a battery cell including an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure mounted in a receiving part of a battery case (cell case). The cell case is provided, at a predetermined region of the cell case corresponding to the upper end interface of the electrode assembly while the electrode assembly is mounted in the receiving part, with a small groove for pressing against the upper end of the electrode assembly to prevent the upward movement of the electrode assembly. The small groove is continuously formed in parallel with the upper end of the electrode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Hwan Jang, Byungjin Choi, Hyang Mok Lee
  • Patent number: RE43918
    Abstract: A plurality of battery-operated transceivers encapsulated by lamination to form a sheet of independent transceivers is tested in a two piece fixture that forms an enclosure surrounding each in-sheet transceiver. Each enclosure has an antenna for transmitting a command signal to the transceiver at a known power level and for receiving a reply message from the transceiver containing a power level measurement made by the transceiver. Test methods using the fixture of the present invention are also described. An RFID tag and interrogator may each include a transmitter and a receiver. The tag and interrogator may communicate with each other at different frequency bands and may communicate in accordance with a wireless communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Round Rock Research, LLC
    Inventors: Mark E. Tuttle, Rickie C. Lake, Steven F. Schicht, John R. Tuttle