Patents Represented by Attorney Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
  • Patent number: 7480405
    Abstract: The invention relates to assessing the level of visual contrast between foreground and background in visually presented information, and more particularly, to a method and apparatus for determining whether a given set of foreground and background colors creates sufficient visual contrast to ensure legibility for the general population, as well as for individuals with visual disabilities, including color blindness/deficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: William Douglas Poynter
  • Patent number: 7346310
    Abstract: A method for the verification of anti-jamming in a communications system comprises several sensors or adaptive antennas, comprising at least the following steps: estimating the mean power ?;^y of the output of the communications system, estimating the respective power values Pu or P?u, of a station u, the antenna noise Pa or P?a, the thermal noise PT, or P?T, estimating at least one of the following ratios: J tot ? / ? S tot = ( ? p = 1 P ? P p ) ? / ? ( ? u = 1 U ? P u ) J tot ? / ? S u = ( ? p = 1 P ? P p ) ? / ? P u J u ? / ? S u = ( ? p = 1 P ? P pu ) ? / ? P u comparing at least one of the three ratios with a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Pascal Chevalier, Béatrice Col, Fréderique Lasnier
  • Patent number: 7329244
    Abstract: A pull-on disposable diaper has a body fluid absorbing component folded inward in a transverse direction of the diaper so that a width of the body fluid absorbing component may be reduced in a crotch covering region. In vicinities of leg-holes, elastic members intersect transversely opposite side edges of the body fluid absorbing component above points X, Y at which the side edges of the body fluid absorbing component intersect folding guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshifumi Otsubo, Nariaki Shimoe
  • Patent number: 7291843
    Abstract: A solid-state X-ray detector comprising a photosensitive sensor combined with a radiation converter or scintillator is described. The radiation detector includes an entry window through which the X-rays upstream of the scintillator pass, and means for applying an electrical voltage between the entry window and the photosensitive sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Didier Monin, Bruno Commere, Gérard Vieux
  • Patent number: 7284429
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gyrometer based on a vibrating structure, produced by micromachining in a thin planar wafer. It comprises four moving assemblies placed at the vertices of a virtual rectangle, each moving assembly being coupled to two moving assemblies located at neighboring vertices via a coupling structure and comprising an inertial first moving element connected to the coupling structure and intended to vibrate in two orthogonal directions in the plane of the wafer, namely an excitation direction and a detection direction, and a second moving element intended to vibrate in the detection direction and connected, on one side, to the first moving element and, on the other side, to anchoring zones via linking means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Inventors: Bernard Chaumet, Bertrand Leverrier, Claude Rougeot
  • Patent number: 7286443
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of allowing a computational load caused by the implementation of conventional signal processing methods operating by multicopy correlation, by simultaneous correlation of the spectrum of the received signal to copies of the signal, each of the copies having a different Doppler shift. The multicopy correlation operation is a time-frequency transformation of the received signal. Synthetic spectra are found by selection of spectral lines and concatenation, starting from the spectrum of the received signal. An inter-spectral product is computed, in other words by the product of each synthetic spectrum with the concatenated conjugate spectrum of the corresponding Doppler copy. A frequency-time transformation of the inter-spectral products is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Yves Doisy, Pierre Alinat, Laurent Deruaz, Marc Masoni
  • Patent number: 7285951
    Abstract: A method and device for magnetic measurement of the position and orientation of a mobile object relative to a fixed structure. The device comprises, Integral with the structure, a magnetic fields emitter assembly having three orthogonal emission coils defining a reference frame and a sensor assembly, integral with the mobile object, having three channels for measuring the field received on three orthogonal detection coils, these channels each incorporating a feedback loop providing an output voltage and a measurement current. A calibration voltage, at frequencies differing from the useful frequencies of the fields, is injected into the channels of the sensor without disturbing the continuous measurement by measurement acquisition channels, while a calibration current is superimposed on the measurement resistors. It is thus possible to identify the variable components of the system and correct the measurements through the inverse of the respective transfer functions of the channels of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Lescourret
  • Patent number: 7286093
    Abstract: The invention relates to a frequency dispersive antenna comprising radiating waveguides divided into three legs. The indirect angle between the first and second leg is greater than or equal to 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees, the direct angle between the second and third leg being greater than or equal to 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees. The antenna comprises a feed waveguide comprising a stack of elements divided into three adjacent legs, the direct angle between the first and second leg being greater than or equal to 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees, the indirect angle between the second and third leg being greater than or equal to 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees. In particular, the invention applies to an airborne antenna suitable for the detection and for the pinpointing of meteorological phenomena.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Artis, Gérard Debionne, Georges Guillaumot, Maxence Marcant
  • Patent number: 7286365
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic substrate suitable for being included in a stack containing said electronic substrate and at least one other electronic substrate and suitable for being connected to the other electronic substrate and optionally to an input-output interface, wherein it comprises a frame consisting of a material with a high thermal conductivity comprising a plurality of sides, a first side of which is intended to be in contact with the corresponding side of the frame of another neighboring substrate so as to provide thermal dissipation of the electronic substrates and a second side of which comprises an interconnection element intended to provide electrical interconnection between said electronic substrate and the other electronic substrate(s) by means of a routing circuit between said electronic substrate and the input-output interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Claude Sarno, Jean-Luc Durand, Christophe Jarnias
  • Patent number: 7281826
    Abstract: A headband comprises a magnifying lens and a detachable assembly comprising a battery compartment received in a well and including a top recessed member, a ridge in the recessed member, a bottom magnet magnetically connected to the well, and a bottom cover; illumination means including a cavity inside a bottom recess; and connection means including a hollow T-shaped post including a top pivot member, a bottom pivot member having a peripheral groove, and two rounded projections at both sides of the top pivot member for pivotably coupling to the cavity; and a hollow, parallelepiped base including an interior peripheral protrusion matingly coupled to the groove, two opposite side pins pivotably coupled to the recessed member, and a bottom toothed member matingly, pivotably coupled to the ridge. The assembly can be detached by inserting a pointed object into a through hole on the well to disengage the magnet from the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Gem Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsung Hui Huang
  • Patent number: 7275820
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a spectacles and sunshade clip assembly. The assembly comprises spectacles including a pair of lens frames, and a pair of hinges affixed to opposite outer ends of the lens, and a sunshade clip including a pair of sunshade lens frames connected to each other by means of a bridge. The sunshade clip further comprises a pair of magnet ribs affixed to opposite outer ends of the sunshade lens frames to linearly extend across only a relatively short distance in a longitudinal direction of the sunshade clip. A respective one of the hinges provided at the spectacles is spaced apart forward from a reference line having a radius of curvature defined by inner surfaces of the lens frames, so that a portion thereof, coming into contact with a corresponding one of the lens frames, forms a forwardly-protruding portion. The forwardly-protruding portion is formed as a recessed magnet-mounting portion to receive a corresponding one of the magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Inventors: Suk-Jae Lee, Ju-Jae Lee, Hyun-Jun Lee, Sung-Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 7276930
    Abstract: A circuit and method for easily detecting skew of a transistor within a semiconductor device are provided. The circuit for detecting the skew of the transistor includes a linear voltage generating unit for outputting a linear voltage by using a first supply voltage, a first attenuation unit for reducing variation width of the linear voltage according to the performance of the transistor, a saturation voltage generating unit for outputting a saturation voltage by using a second supply voltage, and a comparison unit for comparing an output of the first attenuation unit and the saturation voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
    Inventors: Hwang Hur, Jun-Gi Choi
  • Patent number: 7276452
    Abstract: A method for removing mottled etch in a semiconductor fabricating process, prevents mottled etch from being generated after etching, by performing ashing using an oxide plasma, prior to performing wet etching using a photoresist pattern. The method for removing the mottled etch includes the steps of forming a gate oxide film on a semiconductor substrate; forming a photoresist pattern on the substrate; performing ashing using an oxygen plasma; and removing the oxide film consequently by wet etching, the oxide film being opened by the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Dongbu Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyung Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 7277052
    Abstract: A method to detect and/or locate a mobile craft in a reception system making use of transmitters of opportunity, whose signal comprises elements enabling the synchronization of the receiver, wherein certain discriminating sequences are detected of the payload signal. Each transmission present on the carrier frequencies examined by the receiver or receivers is separated by the space/time filtering of the signals in each carrier frequency. The transmitters Ei corresponding to the signals received are identified. The pulse response of the propagation channel for each transmitter Ei and for each detection made on this transmitter are determined by measuring the instant of arrival of the path reflected by the mobile craft is measured and then its delay relative to the instant of transmission from the transmitter. The position of the mobile craft is deduced at the intersection of the ellipsoids defined by the foci constituted by the transmitters Ei from which signals are received and the receiver or receivers Rj.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: François Delaveau, Dominique Heurguier, Philippe Buscailhon, François Pipon, Emmanuel Gross, Dieudonné Josset
  • Patent number: 7276135
    Abstract: A plasma processor chamber includes a bottom electrode and a top electrode assembly having a center electrode surrounded by a grounded electrode. RF excited plasma between the electrodes induces a DC bias on them. A measure of the bottom electrode DC bias controls the capacitance of a first series resonant circuit connected between the center electrode and ground. A measure of the center electrode DC bias controls the capacitance of a second series resonant circuit connected between the bottom electrode and ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Rajinder Dhindsa, Felix Kozakevich, Dave Trussell
  • Patent number: 7276713
    Abstract: A method for correcting angle zero position of an ion implantation equipment. The method includes loading a semiconductor wafer into the ion implantation equipment, implanting ions into the wafer with varying angle, measuring thermal wave and sheet resistance value of the wafer, and correcting the angle zero position with reference to points at which the measured thermal wave or sheet resistance value is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Dongbu Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Bum Kim
  • Patent number: 7273792
    Abstract: A semiconductor device including a semiconductor substrate, a device isolation region formed by filling a trench in the semiconductor substrate with dielectric material and defining device regions in the semiconductor substrate. The trench has a rounded upper edge, and a dummy thin layer formed on the rounded upper edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Dongbu Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Keon Choi
  • Patent number: D556864
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Compass Asia, Inc.
    Inventor: Wei-Dong Zhao
  • Patent number: D557456
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventor: Samantha M. Kilian
  • Patent number: D562216
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Inventor: Se-Heon Park