Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Leydig, Voit & Mayer
  • Patent number: 8337701
    Abstract: Intravenous fluid filter devices including a filter comprising spaced apart first and second filter elements comprising hydrophilic membranes and providing inside-out flow, and methods of using the devices, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Martin, Jeffrey J. Toma
  • Patent number: 8336165
    Abstract: An upright vacuum cleaner for cleaning a surface includes an upper body having a dust collection container disposed therein, a base unit and a carriage configured to move the base unit on the surface. A tilting joint is disposed between the base unit and the upper body. The tilting joint is operable to provide tilting of the upper body relative to the base unit about a horizontal axis from a vertical parked position to an inclined tilted operating position. A swivel joint is disposed between the base unit and the upper body. The swivel joint is operable to provide a change in a direction of travel of the base unit by twisting the upper body. A rotation-locking device is configured to lock the upper body against rotation when the vacuum cleaner is in the parked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventors: Christian Finke, Michael Poetting
  • Patent number: 8339208
    Abstract: A tunable multiphase ring oscillator includes a plurality of stages connected in series in a ring structure, where each stage generating a stage output from a stage input. Each stage of the tunable multiphase ring oscillator includes a plurality of trans-conductance cells, each generating an output from at least one portion of the stage input. Each stage further includes at least one phase shifting module for imparting at least one phase shift to the at least one portion of the stage input, an oscillator unit for generating the stage output from a combination of the plurality of outputs, and means for varying at least one of the plurality outputs so as to adjust a phase of the stage output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Howard Cam Luong, Sujiang Rong
  • Patent number: 8339026
    Abstract: Metal induced polycrystallized silicon is used as the anode in a light emitting device, such as an OLED or AMOLED. The polycrystallized silicon is sufficiently non-absorptive, transparent and made sufficiently conductive for this purpose. A thin film transistor can be formed onto the polycrystallized silicon anode, with the silicon anode acting as the drain of the thin film transistor, thereby simplifying production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Hoi Sing Kwok, Man Wong, Zhiguo Meng, Jiaxin Sun, Xiuling Zhu
  • Patent number: 8336681
    Abstract: A brake caliper for a disk brake system of a motor vehicle, has a caliper body which is cast from a light metal alloy or from light metal, with a skeleton structure arranged inside the caliper body. The material of the skeleton structure has a higher modulus of elasticity than the material of the caliper body. The skeleton structure is cast into the caliper body so that the caliper body encases the skeleton structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralph Renz, Oliver Moessinger, Rainer Wuest
  • Patent number: 8337801
    Abstract: A process for producing calcine products includes dead roasting a metal sulfide concentrate having a low sulfur content. The concentrate is roasted in a circulating fluidized bed at a temperature of about 950 to 1050° C. A waste gas of the fluidized bed is passed through at least one of a recuperator and a Venturi drier so as to respectively provide at least one of a preheating of at least a portion of air fluidizing the fluidized bed and a drying of at least a portion of the concentrate to be roasted. The calcine product obtained in the fluidized bed with a sulfur content of less than 1 wt-% is provided for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Outotec Oyj
    Inventors: Joerg Hammerschmidt, Bernd Kerstiens, Peter Sturm
  • Patent number: 8341187
    Abstract: A method and device for storage are provided in embodiments of the present invention. The method includes: acquiring a storage position of a table entry in a hierarchical binary tree that includes a first-part binary tree and second-part binary trees, wherein nodes of the first-part binary tree point to the second-part binary trees through pointers; and inserting the table entry to the hierarchical binary tree according to the storage position. In the embodiments of the present invention, the hierarchical binary tree structure with pointers is adopted to store table entry content, reducing the times of moving table entries and greatly improving the algorithm refresh rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiwei Yan, Mei Zhang, Wanlong Li, Yi Yi
  • Patent number: 8338996
    Abstract: A hydrogen cooled generator assembly includes a hydrogen cooled generator and a fundament, wherein the generator is mounted on the fundament, and wherein the fundament includes at least one cavity underneath the generator. The at least one cavity includes at least one terminal box disposed adjacent to the generator and extending downward from the generator for collection of a plurality of electrical links from the generator; at least one collection box disposed beneath the at least one terminal box having a top wall and a first and a second side wall and configured to guide the plurality of electrical links from the at least one terminal box in a further downward direction; a lateral space; and a seal plate covering the lateral space at an upper end of the lateral space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Michel Verrier, Flore Bouichou
  • Patent number: 8338194
    Abstract: A method for in situ determination of a material composition of optically thin layers deposited from a vapor phase onto a substrate includes irradiating the substrate with incoherent light of at least three different wavelengths, optically detecting in a spatially resolved manner a reflection intensity of a diffuse or a direct light scattering emanating from a deposited layer outside of a total reflection, concurrently providing numerical values of the detected reflection intensity to an optical layer model based on general line transmission theory, ascertaining values for the optical layer parameters of the deposited layer from the optical layer model for the at least three different wavelengths by numerically adapting the optical layer model to a time characteristic of the detected reflection intensities, and quantitatively determining a material composition of the deposited layer from the ascertained values by comparing the ascertained values to standard values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie GmbH
    Inventors: Raik Hesse, Hans-Werner Schock, Daniel Abou-Ras, Thomas Unold
  • Patent number: 8339405
    Abstract: A programmable data processing circuit has a memory for storing pixel values, or more generally data values as a function of position in a signal. The programmable data processing circuit supports instructions that include an indication of a selected parameter value set that indicates how a plurality of data values must be arranged for parallel output from a memory. Instructions that indicate different parameter value sets can be executed intermixed with one another. The programmable data processing circuit responds to instructions of this type by retrieving the selected parameter value sets from a parameter storage circuit (246), and controlling a switching circuit (22) between a memory port (21) of a memory circuit (20) and a data port (26) at least partly dependent on the selected parameter value set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Intel Corporation, Intel Benelux B.V.
    Inventors: Carlos Antonio Alba Pinto, Ramanathan Sethuraman
  • Patent number: 8339703
    Abstract: A scanning microscope for manipulating a sample, the microscope, having a first light source, a second light source, a beam deflector, and an optical device. The first light source is configured to emit an illuminating light beam that follows an illuminating beam. A second light source is configured to produce a manipulating light beam which has a manipulating beam focus and follows a manipulating beam path. The beam deflection device is configured to guide the illuminating light beam and the manipulating beam focus over or through the sample. The optical device is disposed downstream of the second light in the manipulating beam and is configured to modify the size of the manipulating beam focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Knebel
  • Patent number: 8341283
    Abstract: A method is provided for delivery of content data to a plurality of hosts. Each host is configured to operate as at least one of a content uploading host and a content downloading host. The plurality of hosts form a peer-to-peer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Sachin Kumar Argawal, Jatinder Pal Singh
  • Patent number: 8334925
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for processing images are disclosed. The method includes: generating an image histogram of an image to be processed; judging whether the image to be processed requires backlight compensation according to the image histogram; if the image to be processed requires backlight compensation, determining a first luminance boundary value A used for deciding whether to perform backlight compensation and a second luminance boundary value C used for deciding whether to perform positive or negative backlight compensation; and performing backlight compensation for the image to be processed according to the first luminance boundary value A and the second luminance boundary value C. The method is simple and universally applicable. After backlight compensation, the contrast of the image is high, and the image is free from background overexposure and image layering. The image photographed in a backlight environment is processed properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoxia Wei, Yanbo Long
  • Patent number: 8333019
    Abstract: A laundry dryer with a blower and an air duct configured to convey a flow of air toward the blower. The air duct includes one or more flow chambers with curved sections. The curved sections are configured to deflect the flow of air toward the blower. The laundry dryer also includes a displacement member disposed in the flow chamber in front of the blower and configured to produce an irrotational flow onto a wheel of the blower so as to reduce a formation of vortices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Gossel, Christian Maiss
  • Patent number: 8334154
    Abstract: A method for producing quantum dots embedded in a matrix on a substrate includes the steps of: depositing a precursor on the substrate, the precursor including at least one first metal or a metal compound; contacting the deposited precursor and uncovered areas of the substrate with a gas-phase reagent including at least one second metal and/or a chalcogen; and initiating a chemical reaction between the precursor and the reagent by raising a temperature thereof simultaneously with or subsequent to the contacting so that the matrix consists exclusively of elements of the reagent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin Fuer Materialien und Energie GmbH
    Inventors: David Fuertes Marón, Sebastian Lehmann, Sascha Sadewasser, Martha Christina Lux-Steiner
  • Patent number: 8335201
    Abstract: A call control method, a communication system, and relevant devices are provided so that communications can be implemented under different network conditions based on the same number. The method includes: receiving a call request of a calling terminal, where the call request carries a called terminal number; querying a Home Location Register (HLR) of a called terminal according to the called terminal number; obtaining a Supplementary Service Code (SS_Code) from the HLR, where the SS_Code carries a Mobile Station International ISDN Number (MSISDN)-based IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) service identifier; and triggering an Application Server (AS) to implement an MSISDN-based IMS service according to the MSISDN-based IMS service identifier. A communication system and relevant devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiquan Yi, Hongming Chen, Guihua Li, Qingchun Shen
  • Patent number: 8333932
    Abstract: A substrate includes; a fiducial mark disposed on the substrate, an area on the substrate on which a probe material is configured to be immobilized, the area being separated from the fiducial mark, and a probe immobilization compound disposed on the area on the substrate on which the probe material is configured to be immobilized, wherein the fiducial mark has a structure which reflects irradiated light at a greater intensity than an intensity of reflected irradiated light form the area on the substrate not corresponding to the fiducial mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Applied Precision, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyu-sang Lee, Seong-ho Cho, Carl S. Brown, Kyla Teplitz
  • Patent number: 8335512
    Abstract: A method of network resource release processing is provided, which includes the following steps. After user equipment (UE) using idle mode signaling reduction (ISR) mechanism registers to two 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) communication networks, when the UE changes from the 3GPP network to a non-3GPP communication network, a serving gateway (serving GW) receives a message sent from a peer endpoint network element (NE), and deletes network resources established by the two 3GPP communication networks for the UE according to the message. A mobility management NE and a serving GW are also provided. Through the method and device of network resource release processing, the resources are released when the UE using the ISR mechanism changes from the 3GPP network to the non-3GPP communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wenfu Wu
  • Patent number: 8335547
    Abstract: The described method and system allows for the utilization of a telematics unit on a telematics-equipped vehicle to prevent the unauthorized discharge of a vehicle battery. A user may communicate an authorization request for allowing discharge of the vehicle battery through a telematics unit or telematics service provider (TSP) call center. If approved by the TSP call enter or telematics unit, an authorization, which may include an authorization code, is communicated to a charge controller which controls the discharge of the vehicle battery. Alternatively, the user may communicate an authorization code directly to the telematics unit which passes it on to the charge controller for approval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventor: Scott W. Otterson
  • Patent number: D673054
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: CJ Cheiljedang Corp.
    Inventors: Jong Dal Kim, Seo Young Kim