Patents Represented by Attorney Lowe, Hauptman, Ham & Berner, LLP.
  • Patent number: 8349914
    Abstract: A method of biodegrading polymeric products is disclosed, which provides for addition of brewer's yeast or yeast mother or a mix of the two in the polymers or compounds that form said polymeric products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Technofilm S.p.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Cardinali
  • Patent number: 8350339
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes at least one first gate electrode of at least one active transistor. At least one first dummy gate electrode is disposed adjacent to a first side edge of the at least one first gate electrode. At least one second dummy gate electrode is disposed adjacent to a second side edge of the at least one first gate electrode. The second side edge is opposite to the first side edge. At least one guard ring is disposed around the at least one first gate electrode, the at least one first dummy gate electrode, and the at least one second dummy gate electrode. An ion implantation layer of the at least one guard ring substantially touches at least one of the at least one first dummy gate electrode and the at least one second dummy gate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mei-Hui Huang, Chan-Hong Chern
  • Patent number: 8351471
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for transmitting signals termed useful signals via a satellite by means of connection stations. To this end, a first connection station (CNX1) carries out the generation of a first service signal on a service carrier frequency dubbed the pilot signal (Fp), and the transmission of this pilot signal to at least one second connection station (CNX2). The use of this pilot signal ensures phase synchronization and temporal synchronization of the signals so as to implement a transmit diversity, that is to say to toggle the transmission of the useful signal by this second connection station without loss of phase synchronization between the two stations. The invention applies to the Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) signal communications by satellites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventor: Christian Rigal
  • Patent number: 8350794
    Abstract: In a multi layer display device, at least two display material layers are concurrently driven while cross talk prevention and/or image quality adjustment is achievable by adjusting at least one of voltage, pulse width or repetition rate of the driving waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yun-Shuo Chang, Heng-Yin Chen, Tai-Ann Chen, Chiao-Nan Huang
  • Patent number: 8350482
    Abstract: A hybrid lighting device is described. The hybrid lighting device comprises a solar panel arranged to generate electric power; a wind turbine arranged to generate electric power; an energy storage device electrically connected with the power controller and arranged to store electric power; a power controller electrically connected with the energy storage device and the solar panel and the wind turbine and arranged to transfer electric power; and an induction-based light source electrically connected with the power controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Olen Nevins
  • Patent number: 8351179
    Abstract: A (GS) for an equipment (EQ) including an electrical reference (ME) and including an area provided with at least two photoelectric cells (C) electrically connected and each covered by a protective window that can become electrostatically charged. This solar generator further includes, on the one hand, at at least one chosen place (EC) of the area, intensification means (MI) responsible for locally intensifying the electrostatic charge so as to force the generation of primary electrical arcs at that chosen place, and, on the other hand, discharging means (EL, LM) adapted to couple the intensification means (MI) to the electrical reference (ME) of the equipment (EQ) so as to evacuate to that electrical reference (ME) discharge currents induced by the primary electrical arcs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Bernard Boulanger, Claude Berthou
  • Patent number: 8350293
    Abstract: A p-type nitride compound semiconductor layer is formed on a buffer formed on a substrate. An n-type contact region is formed by ion implantation under a source electrode and a drain electrode. An electric-field reducing layer made of an n-type nitride compound semiconductor is formed on the p-type nitride compound semiconductor layer. A carrier density of the electric-field reducing layer is lower than that of the n-type contact region. A first end portion of the electric-field reducing layer contacts with the n-type contact region, and a second end portion of the electric-field reducing layer overlaps with a gate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tat-Sing Paul Chow, Takehiko Nomura, Yuki Niiyama, Hiroshi Kambayashi, Seikoh Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8352378
    Abstract: Virtual account based digital cash protocols use a combination of blind digital signatures and pseudonym authentication with at least two pairs of public and private keys. A user is provided with one master pair of private and public keys and as many pseudonym pairs of private and public keys as desired. The resulting virtual account based hybrid protocols combine the advantages of blind digital signature and pseudonym authentication. Blind digital signatures based on the master pair of keys are used to withdraw digital cash from the user's bank account under the user's real identity. A pseudonym pair of keys is used for converting digital cash into virtual account based digital cash by a digital cash issuer. All pseudonyms can be used for spending the virtual account based digital cash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Herz, Mohammad K. Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 8351915
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method of storing status of an application. According to some embodiments, whether a user of a mobile communication terminal made a selection to store the status of an application in a shortcut is determined. In response to the selection to store the status of the application in the shortcut, a single string value is generated and stored in the shortcut, where the single string value includes an application parameter and application status information of the application at the time of the storage of the single string value. If the single string value is selected by operating the shortcut, the status, at the time of the storage of the single string value, of the application is reinstated, and execution of the application is resumed according to the application parameter and the application status information of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SK Planet Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngmin Park, Chaeyong Yi, Hoojong Kim
  • Patent number: 8348464
    Abstract: A lighting device having a housing incorporating an electrical circuit, a light source and a source of power with a gravity controller. The gravity controller regulates the power applied to the light source in response to the relationship between the position angle and the tilt angle of the lighting device with respect to the vertical. The lighting device has a storage orientation wherein the light source is non-energized and a transporting or use orientation wherein the light source is energized. A plurality of lighting devices are mounted on a storage bracket in a non-energized orientation. A plurality of lighting devices are mounted on a carrier having a changeable orientation, wherein the lighting devices are energized during transporting and non-energized during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin F. McDermott
  • Patent number: 8349176
    Abstract: In a kind of modular integrated water purifying device, including reaction tank, sedimentation tank and filter pool, a pump is connected to the top side of the reaction tank through pipes and valves. There are variable grid hole mixing paddles in the reaction tank, forced outlet pipe at the bottom of sedimentation tank and the same-flow ramp board in the middle. The sedimentation water collector is set up below the board, with the purified water outlet tube connected. The traveling sludge sucker sits on the top of filter tank and move back and forth. Blanket-shape filters is vertically fixed in the filteration tank, the mud-suction pump below to the raveling mud-suction machine connects to the mud-suction pipe another side to the blanket-like wedge filters. At the bottom of the filteration tanker lie the water-collecting main pipe and clean water outlet, the effluent weir is fixed inside of the filteration tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tongji University
    Inventors: Yalei Zhang, Zhiping Kuang, Yisun Chen, Yongkuan Huang, Gu Chen, Xuefei Zhou, Wei Huang, Zheng Shen
  • Patent number: 8350603
    Abstract: A circuit includes an inverter. The inverter inverts an input signal having an input low voltage level and an input high voltage level to form an output signal having an output high voltage level and an output low voltage level. Compared to the input high voltage level, the output high voltage level is lowered. Alternatively or additionally, compared to the input low voltage level, the output low voltage level is raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Chia Chen
  • Patent number: 8348569
    Abstract: The one-piece cage for fixing device to an object by screwing blind to a plate or the like perforated by a square mounting hole, of the kind including that cage and, therein, a threaded part adapted to cooperate screw-fashion with a complementary threaded part to assure the required fixing, and comprising four identical radial lugs extending in two orthogonal diametral directions and whose profile is such that the resulting cross-shape can be inserted with a small clearance into the square hole, which cage is adapted to be inserted with a small clearance into the mounting hole and to bear on the edges of that hole at the end of the introduction of the cage therein, and is characterized in that it takes the general form of an elastically deformable U-shape having four lugs angularly offset at 90° to each other and adapted to receive contiguously between them the four lugs of the threaded part, the lugs being connected in pairs by two symmetrical bridges adapted to bear on the edges of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ITW Fastex France
    Inventor: Ludovic Tournier
  • Patent number: 8351416
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a re-generating method and module for an ATSC-MH broadcasting signal, an ATSC-MH broadcast receiver, and a storage medium. The ATSC-MH broadcast receiver includes: a main stream data generating module for receiving an ATSC-MH RF signal, and outputting main stream data including MHE packets; an ATSC-MH broadcasting signal re-generating module for extracting the MHE packets from the main stream data generated by the main stream data generating module, thereby re-configuring data of MPH Group format after data interleaver; and a mobile stream generating module for outputting the mobile stream data from the interleaved MPH group format data re-configured by the ATSC-MH broadcasting signal re-generating module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: DTV Interactive Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Keun Oh, Suk-Jin Hong
  • Patent number: 8349678
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) transistor includes forming a dummy gate over a substrate. A source and a drain are formed over the substrate on opposite sides of the dummy gate. A first silicide is formed on the source. A second silicide is formed on the drain so that an unsilicided region of at least one of the drain or the source is adjacent to the dummy gate. The unsilicided region of the drain provides a resistive region capable of sustaining a voltage load suitable for a high voltage LDMOS application. A replacement gate process is performed on the dummy gate to form a gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Harry-Hak-Lay Chuang, Lee-Wee Teo, Ming Zhu
  • Patent number: 8351280
    Abstract: A circuit includes a reference data line configured to receive a reference voltage value, a memory cell, a data line coupled to the memory cell and configured to have a data logic value associated with data stored in the memory cell, a first circuit coupled to the reference data line and to the data line, and an output node configured to selectively receive the data logic value from the data line or receive the data logic value through the first circuit, based on the reference voltage value and a trip point used to trigger the first circuit to provide the data logic value through the first circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jui-Jen Wu, Shao-Yu Chou
  • Patent number: 8350760
    Abstract: There are provided an antenna using a buildup structure and a method of manufacturing the same. In the antenna, a tag chip is positioned within a dielectric and is connected to a radiator through a connection line or a via-hole, thereby being strong against external environments, decreasing a defective rate and enabling to be used for the special purpose of being positioned within a metal or liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
    Inventor: Ho-Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 8348567
    Abstract: A molded plastic rivet for affixing two parts to each other when the rivet is inserted through two mutually aligned apertures in the parts. The rivet includes a pin having a pin head, a pin shank and first and second pin latching offsets at the distal end of the pin shank. The latching elements include at least first latching offsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ITW Automotive Products GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Nikolaus Schwarzkopf
  • Patent number: 8343413
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a method for manufacturing a molded foam which is lightweight and excellent in strength. According to the invention, a method for manufacturing a molded foam from a foamed parison includes: an extruding step of extruding a resin blend containing a foaming agent and a thermoplastic resin to form a foamed parison; an attaching step of closely attaching facing portions of an inner wall surface of the foamed parison to each other to form a foamed parison laminated body; a mold clamping step of sealing and mold clamping the foamed parison laminated body by clamping the foamed parison laminated body by split mold blocks; and a sucking step of sucking air between the split mold blocks to reduce a pressure between the split mold blocks, after the attaching step and the mold clamping step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kyoraku Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Onodera, Teruo Tamada, Tatsuya Fukuda, Yu Igarashi, Yoshinori Ohno
  • Patent number: D674146
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Taesung Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hae Dong Bae