Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8322756
    Abstract: A disconnectable connector assembly is provided, including a first fitting having a movable stem therein, the stem being movable from one end toward the other end of the first fitting; a valve releasably attached to the stem, the valve including legs engageable with a lip; a second fitting connected to the first fitting, the second fitting including the lip, the second fitting being in fluid communication with the stem and the first fitting when the stem is in a first position, and wherein fluid flow between the second fitting and the stem and the first fitting is blocked when the stem is in a second position; the first fitting being disconnectable from the second fitting after the stem has been moved and the valve is released from the stem with the legs engaged with the lip when the first and second fittings are disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Darren Elton, Richard Martin
  • Patent number: 8326267
    Abstract: A system and method are described whereby a mobile device controls access to mobile applications based on access conditions associated with a current access network. To prevent mobile applications from running when the access conditions are not suitable, the mobile device includes a policy database used to store a list of access conditions that are inappropriate for launching the installed applications. The access conditions are based on the type of the current access network used by the mobile device for launching or maintaining the requested application session. The access conditions indicate whether the mobile device is currently accessing its home network or roaming on another provider's network. Similarly, the access conditions indicate the type of network access interface used by the current network to provide the data connection necessary to run the requested application. The policy database correlates predetermined actions with the access conditions associated with a given application session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: United States Cellular Corporation
    Inventors: Jaideep Abichandani, Narayanan Haran, John Poplett, Narothum Saxena, Michael Irizarry
  • Patent number: 8326682
    Abstract: Subscriber travel behavior is defined using cellular call location data. The defined travel behavior is used to segment the customer population. In a further aspect of the disclosed principles, a method to consolidate numerous of price plans is disclosed wherein price plans are grouped using cluster analysis. In the context of this disclosure, the term “cluster analysis” encompasses a number of different algorithms and methods for grouping objects of similar kind into respective categories to thus organize observed data into meaningful structures. In this context, cluster analysis is a data analysis process for sorting different objects into groups in a way that the degree of association between two objects is maximal if they belong to the same group and minimal otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: United States Cellular Corporation
    Inventors: John Redford, Claudio Taglienti, Michael Irizarry, Narothum Saxena
  • Patent number: 8326262
    Abstract: An advice of charging (AoC) method, system, and mobile terminal thereof are provided. The method includes receiving AoC information sent by a service charging server, and then displaying the AoC information. The mobile terminal includes a receiving module adapted to receive AoC information sent by a service charging server, and a display module adapted to display the received AoC information. The system includes a terminal, a service charging server, a service gateway, and a charging engine. The present invention is applicable to pre-consumption prompt, post-consumption notification, and prompts for data services such as browsing, streaming media, and mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haifeng Duan, Yimin Li, Dagang Chen
  • Patent number: 8320265
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for obtaining an attenuation factor. The method is adapted to process the synthesized signal in packet loss concealment, and includes: obtaining a change trend of a signal; obtaining an attenuation factor, according to the change trend of the signal. The present invention also discloses an apparatus for obtaining an attenuation factor. A self-adaptive attenuation factor is adjusted dynamically by using the latest change trend of a history signal by using the present invention. The smooth transition from the history data to the data last received is realized so that the attenuation speed is kept consistent between the compensated signal and the original signal as much as possible for adapting to the characteristic of various human voices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wuzhou Zhan, Dongqi Wang, Yongfeng Tu, Jing Wang, Qing Zhang, Lei Miao, Jianfeng Xu, Chen Hu, Yi Yang, Zhengzhong Du, Fengyan Qi
  • Patent number: 8320412
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present disclosure, a method of managing IEEE1588 timestamps is disclosed. The method includes: receiving a data frame and a storage address of synchronized timestamp controlling information; obtaining the timestamp controlling information for the data frame to control the timestamp processing according to the storage address; obtaining a timestamp while receiving the data frame, obtaining a required timestamp according to the timestamp and adding the required timestamp into the data frame according to the timestamp controlling information; and sending the data frame added with the timestamp. A downstream timestamp managing module, an upstream timestamp managing module, and relevant timestamp managing systems are also disclosed in an embodiment of the present disclosure. The embodiment can conveniently and accurately add or obtain IEEE1588 timestamp into or from 10 Gbit/s Ethernet and simultaneously save resources and guarantee the synchronization of timestamp and data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Beijian Li
  • Patent number: 8320530
    Abstract: A method for realizing a multimedia call includes the following steps. A call request initiated by a calling terminal is received. An indication of the multimedia negotiation capability of the calling terminal is acquired, in which the indication of the multimedia negotiation capability identifies whether the terminal has the capability of supporting multiple multimedia negotiations or not. It is determined, according to the indication of the multimedia negotiation capability, whether the calling terminal has the capability of supporting multiple multimedia negotiations or not. A multimedia call connection is performed according to the multimedia negotiation capability of the calling terminal. It is determined, according to the factor whether the calling terminal has the capability of supporting multiple multimedia negotiations or not, how to perform the multimedia call connection, so as to flexibly realize the multimedia call connection accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sichen Wang, Hui Huang, Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 8317153
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stop element with a stop for contact of a formwork element on the stop element, an abutment for contact with a fixation element, a bottom support for contact of the stop element on an underlying surface, and a support foot for bracing the stop element on the underlying surface, wherein the support foot has a reinforcement rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Pelc, Thomas Foser
  • Patent number: 8318041
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stable sediment dispersion which can be used above all as electrorheological (ERF) and/or magnetorheological fluid (MRF), a method for production thereof and also use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Jochen Uebe, Erich Seider, Silvia Gaul, Holger Bose
  • Patent number: 8320364
    Abstract: A method for controlling a real-time media stream between a sender and a receiver. The method includes streaming, from the sender, media packets over a network at a bit-rate, determining at the sender a loss-rate for the streamed media packets not received at the receiver. The sender optionally generates duplicate packets for a selected number of media packets and streams the duplicate packets over the network when the loss-rate is above a first loss-rate threshold, or varies the bit-rate of streaming the media packets over the network when the loss-rate is above a second loss-rate threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wai Keung Wu, Siu Ming Fu, Siu Kai Yeung
  • Patent number: 8320526
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention disclose a spectrum optimization method and device and digital subscriber line system, the method comprising: calculating according to acquired information of each of respective subcarriers on the DSL line to be optimized to obtain optimized transmission power of a subcarrier to be optimized in a DSL line to be optimized; calculating a transmission rate of the DSL line to be optimized according to the optimized transmission power; and comparing the transmission rate with a target rate of the DSL line to be optimized, and if the transmission rate is less than the target rate, updating the information of an optimized subcarrier, and performing a recalculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Raphael Cendrillon, Liming Fang, Lihe Liu
  • Patent number: 8320835
    Abstract: A method and a device for determining channel feedback information in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system are provided. The method includes: obtaining an (N?1)th layer interference-plus-noise matrix in an LTE system, and obtaining an Nth layer interference-plus-noise matrix according to the (N?1)th layer interference-plus-noise matrix; and then, calculating a Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio (SINR) corresponding to the Nth layer interference-plus-noise matrix according to the Nth layer interference-plus-noise matrix, and determining channel feedback information according to the SINR. It can be seen that, in the embodiments of the present invention, in a processing manner, a current layer interference-plus-noise matrix is calculated according to an obtained previous layer interference-plus-noise matrix through calculation in a calculation process of the channel feedback information, thus effectively reducing the calculation amount in the calculation process of the channel feedback information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jingxin Wei
  • Patent number: 8320893
    Abstract: The disclosed system and method provide a mechanism for facilitating a conference call between a telematics subscriber and third parties through a call center. In one aspect, vehicle data may be uploaded data from the telematics unit while maintaining the conference call. The uploaded data may contain GPS location of the vehicle to assist a requester in locating and assisting the vehicle occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Andrea K. Suurmeyer, Mary Ann Adams, Edward P. Chrumka, Reni George, Bradley O. Williams
  • Patent number: 8321738
    Abstract: A method, system, and device for retransmitting data are provided. The method includes the following steps. In Step A, a receiving device detects a received frame that bears data, determines that the data frame is damaged, and judges whether the number of the damaged frames meets a set retransmission threshold value in a set range or not. If yes, Step B is performed. Otherwise, Step C is performed. In Step B, the receiving device sends a retransmission request to a sending device, the sending device retransmits the frame, and the process turns to Step A. In Step C, the receiving device performs a decoding processing on the data borne in the damaged frame that is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianhua Liu
  • Patent number: 8312997
    Abstract: The invention relates to a module for processing a fluid having a body of wound layers of a sheet material, the body having inner and outer surfaces, first and second end faces and a passage extending along the winding axis of said body in fluid communication with the inner surface, the sheet material having openings forming at least three types of channels, the channels extending from the inner surface to the outer surface, a first type of channel being open at the outer surface of the body and closed at the other end, a second type of channel being open at the inner surface of the body, in fluid communication with said passage and closed at the other end, a third type of channel being closed at both ends thereof and positioned such as to receive fluid from one or more channels of the first or second type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Denis Hahn, John Miller, Wolfgang Diemer, Martin Zeiler, Klaus Feifel
  • Patent number: 8313885
    Abstract: A heat-sensitive lithographic printing plate precursor comprising on a grained and anodized aluminum support a compound which is capable of converting form a hydrophobic state to a hydrophilic state or vice versa upon exposure to heat, and is represented by the following formula: A-(L)n-B wherein L represents a linking group, n represents 0 or 1 and B represents a thermo-labile group; characterized in that the compound further comprises the group A which is a functional group capable of interacting with the surface of a grained and anodized aluminum support and is selected from the list consisting of a halosilanyl group, an alkoxysilanyl group, a phosphonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a salicylic acid group or a salt thereof, a boronic acid group or an ester or a salt thereof, an optionally substituted di or tri-hydroxyaryl group, an optionally substituted salicaldoxime group, an optionally substituted salicaldimine group, an optionally substituted hydroxyheteroa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: AGFA Graphics NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Hieronymus Andriessen
  • Patent number: 8313683
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a plastic laminated article comprising a surface layer of a sheet-like surface member and a synthetic resin backing material layer laminated on the surface layer, without causing a fracture or a reduction in wall thickness of the sheet-like surface member. When the male mold is pressed against the contact area of the sheet-like surface member, the temperature of the contact area of the sheet-like surface member gradually falls due to a thermal gradient between the male mold and the contact area of the sheet-like surface member. Simultaneously, the contact area of the sheet-like surface member is not heated directly. In addition, the direction of jet flow of a hot fluid is changed, by fluid guide surfaces, from the center of the sheet-like surface member to the outer periphery, of the sheet-like surface member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Moriroku Technology Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Baba, Kouji Akasaka, Daiju Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8315280
    Abstract: A multiwavelength laser system for opthalmological applications. The system including a first semiconductor diode laser including a first working beam of a first wavelength; and at least one second semiconductor diode laser having a second working beam of a second wavelength. The second wavelength being different from the first wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Diego Zimare, Manfred Dick, Martin Wiechmann, Alexander Kalies, Regina Schuett
  • Patent number: 8315520
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and a system for transmitting data. The OLT sets a multiframe indication and an upstream timeslot indication overhead in the downstream frame sent to the ONU. After receiving the downstream frame, the ONU determines the upstream bandwidth position according to the multiframe indication and the upstream timeslot indication overhead, and sends upstream data to the OLT from the upstream bandwidth position of the upstream frame. Through controlling the upstream data transmission by multiframes, each T-CONT carries an overhead area regardless of the length, and thus able to carry longer payload as against an equivalent overhead area in the prior art. In this way, the overhead area is saved and the bandwidth utilization is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shimin Zou
  • Patent number: D671500
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Kettern, Alexander Bender