Patents Represented by Attorney Lowe, Hauptman, Ham & Berner, LLP.
  • Patent number: 8342413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of enhancing document security for documents of the type each comprising a print medium on which is printed personalizing information, this printed medium being laminated between two laminates that are at least partially transparent, this method rendering any forging of these documents by ungluing the laminates ineffective, and it is characterized in that at least one additional phantom personalizing image is printed on at least one of the laminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Philippe Robin, Pierre Ly, Yves Thebault, Henri Gargallo, Michel Cormier
  • Patent number: 8344416
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes at least one transistor over a substrate. A first guard ring is disposed around the at least one transistor. The first guard ring has a first type dopant. A second guard ring is disposed around the first guard ring. The second guard ring has a second type dopant. A first doped region is disposed adjacent to the first guard ring. The first doped region has the second type dopant. A second doped region is disposed adjacent to the second guard ring. The second doped region has the first type dopant. The first guard ring, the second guard ring, the first doped region, and the second doped region are capable of being operable as a first silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) to substantially release an electrostatic discharge (ESD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Song Sheu, Jian-Hsing Lee, Yu-Chang Jong, Chun-Chien Tsai
  • Patent number: 8344708
    Abstract: Provided is a switching mode power supply circuit for plasma display panel, which includes an EMI filter unit, a PFC unit, an output unit, and a standby unit. The EMI filter unit may include a first line filter connected to a commercial line input power, a first capacitor and discharge resistor connected to the first line filter, a second line filter connected to the first capacitor and discharge resistor, a second capacitor connected to the second line filter, and a relay unit disposed between the first line filter and the first capacitor and discharge resistor. The standby unit may be connected to a contact point of the first line filter and the relay unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peel Sik Jeon, Dong Kyun Ryu, Won Chan Choi, Jae Han Yoon, Ki Mok Kim, Jeong Rak Lee, Seung Heun Yang
  • Patent number: 8343124
    Abstract: An absorbent article including an absorbent article main body which is extended in a longitude direction and having a front end portion and a rear end portion, and which includes an absorber of liquid-retaining, a topsheet of liquid-permeable covering a surface of the absorber, and a backsheet of liquid-nonpermeable supporting the absorber from a back surface of the absorber, the absorbent article includes: a belt-shaped member extended in the longitude direction of the absorbent article main body, including a base end portion fixed to any one of the absorber and the backsheet and a tip portion not fixed, and being stretchable in the longitude direction; and an attaching sheet provided on a back surface of the belt-shaped member and configured to be attached to clothing, wherein the attaching sheet is extended in a width direction of the belt-shaped member and both end portions of the attaching sheet are fixed to the belt-shaped member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Noda, Kenichiro Kuroda
  • Patent number: 8344343
    Abstract: A phase change memory device and a method of manufacture are provided. The phase change memory device includes a phase change layer electrically coupled to a top electrode and a bottom electrode, the phase change layer comprising a phase change material. A mask layer is formed overlying the phase change layer. A first sealing layer is formed overlying the mask layer, and a second sealing layer is formed overlying the first sealing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tung-Ti Yeh, Neng-Kuo Chen, Cheng-Yuan Tsai, Chung-Yi Yu, Chia-Shiung Tsai
  • Patent number: 8343867
    Abstract: The embodiments of methods described in this disclosure for trimming back nitride spacers for replacement gates allows the hard mask layers (or hard mask) to protect the polysilicon above the high-K dielectric during trim back process. The process sequence also allows determining the trim-back amount based on the process uniformity (or control) of nitride deposition and nitride etchback (or trimming) processes. Nitride spacer trim-back process integration is critical to avoid creating undesirable consequences, such as silicided polyisicon on top of high-K dielectric described above. The integrated process also allows widening the space between the gate structures to allow formation of silicide with good quality and allow contact plugs to have sufficient contact with the silicide regions. The silicide with good quality and good contact between the contact plugs and the silicide regions increase the yield of contact and allows the contact resistance to be in acceptable and workable ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Aun Ng, Yu-Ying Hsu, Chi-Ju Lee, Sin-Hua Wu, Bao-Ru Young, Harry-Hak-Lay Chuang
  • Patent number: 8342730
    Abstract: There is provided an illumination device equipped with a light guide plate having a light emission face and a light incident face, a printed substrate having a first plane and a second plane opposite to the first plane, a plurality of point like light sources for supplying light to the light guide plate, a housing disposed at a opposite side of the light emission face of the light guide plate, and a light source holding member for holding the printed substrate. The light source holding member has a bend portion, and a edge of the bend portion is inserted in between the light guide plate and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Epson Imaging Devices Corp.
    Inventor: Yuichi Tsubaki
  • Patent number: 8342456
    Abstract: An aircraft includes a wing having a positive dihedral, the wing having a tip and a wing tip device mounted in the region of the tip. The wing tip device is generally downwardly extending and has a region inclined at a cant of more than 180 degrees. The region is arranged to generate lift during flight. The region inclined at a cant of more than 180 degrees may be located at the distal end of the wing tip device. The wing tip may be swept and may aeroelastically deform during flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventor: Alan Mann
  • Patent number: 8342252
    Abstract: An automatic fire extinguisher includes a closed metal container with a top and upper portion in the shape of the frustum of a cone, a hemispherical shaped lower portion and a weighted bottom portion. The closed container includes a closeable opening for filling the container with the fire suppressant and a pressure valve for pressurizing the container after filling with suppressant. A quantity of fire suppressant is disposed in the container and dischargeable through a tubular member that extends through the top of the container and outwardly through a spray nozzle attached to the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Mohammad Abdullah Alzemi
  • Patent number: 8343123
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprising an absorbent body, wherein the absorbent body has multiple linear or curved fold regions with a flexural rigidity lower than average flexural rigidity and with a flexural rigidity lower than that in adjacent regions. Accordingly, there is provided an absorbent article that can change its morphology along the configuration of wear object. Absorbent article has multiple linear or curved first fold regions with a flexural rigidity lower than the average flexural rigidity of the absorbent article and with a flexural rigidity lower than that in adjacent regions, which multiple first fold regions are provided in approximately symmetric relationship with respect to the center line in the direction of width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Noda, Kenichiro Kuroda, Kumiko Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 8346561
    Abstract: A voice activatable system for providing the correct spelling of a spoken word is disposed in an elongated body of a writing instrument such as a ball point pen. The system includes a microphone the output of which is fed to an amplifier analog to a digital converter and from there to a speech recognition program, the output of the speech recognition program is fed to a computer, namely a word processor/controller that includes a data base. The output of the speech recognition is compared with the digital library of words and when a match is found, it is amplified and fed to digital to analog connector. The output of the digital/analog computer is fed to a speaker that repeats the word with the correct pronunciation followed by a correct spelling of the word. The system includes a battery for powering the system as well as an on/off switch and a repeat button for repeating information from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Fawzi Q. Behbehani
  • Patent number: 8343274
    Abstract: A cement composition is made from a heat activated chemical salt selected from the group consisting of magnesium oxide, potassium oxide, sodium oxide, and calcium oxide and mixtures thereof. This activated salt is the mixed with hydraulic cement in an amount of 2½ to 3½ parts activated salt to one part hydraulic cement and the resulting mixture of hydraulic cement and activated salt is mixed with water and aggregate. In addition, industrial waste may be added to the mix in minor amounts of 5 to 30 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Abdullah A. Al-Yateem
  • Patent number: 8342332
    Abstract: A portable laboratory for an intermediate or secondary biology course and experiments relating to the course includes a carrying case of the type having an impervious sturdy cover and a closeable interior containing a first and second inner panel. The laboratory also includes a relatively small portable microscope having a zoom optical system, a dissecting box and tray, a spirit lamp, a digital camera and numerous items typically found in a secondary school laboratory all of which are releaseably fastened to one of the panels. The portable laboratory also includes test strips for testing glucose in urine as well as a number of microscope slides, many of which are prepared slides and other elements for conducting experiments for a course together with a laboratory manual and CD containing text material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Munirah Abdullah Alhajri
  • Patent number: 8344838
    Abstract: A transformer includes: a bobbin on which a coil is wound; a core coupled with the bobbin to provide a magnetic flux, at least a portion of the core being installed on the PCB in a penetrating manner; and a base plate electrically connected to the coil and having a lead frame connected to the PCB, wherein the base plate is installed to be reversedly disposed at an upper side of the bobbin on the PCB, a space is formed between a lower surface of the base plate and an upper surface of the PCB, and the space between the lower surface of the base plate and the upper surface of the PCB is supported by a support member in contact with the upper surface of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Geun Young Park, Sang Joon Seo, Jae Gen Eom, Chang Yong Kwon
  • Patent number: 8345498
    Abstract: A sense amplifier includes a first PMOS transistor, a second PMOS transistor, a third PMOS transistor, a fourth PMOS transistor, a first NMOS transistor, a second NMOS transistor, a third NMOS transistor, and a fourth NMOS transistor. The first PMOS transistor, the second PMOS transistor, the first NMOS transistor, and the second NMOS transistor form cross coupled sensing pairs. The third PMOS and the fourth PMOS transistors serve as compensation transistors. The third NMOS and the fourth NMOS transistors serve as sensing enabling transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sergiy Romanovskyy, Muhammad Nummer
  • Patent number: 8341671
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system and method for providing a supplementary information associated with a broadcast content. The system provides a supplementary information associated with a specific broadcast program in the broadcast content by means of a supplementary information server, wherein the supplementary information server comprises a broadcasting receiving unit for receiving the broadcast content; a synchronization information unit for storing a synchronization information of the supplementary information associated with the specific broadcast program; a video comparison unit for comparing screens of the broadcast content with a previously stored scene change screen of the specific broadcast program and setting a start time of the specific broadcast program; a supplementary information extracting unit for calculating an elapsed time from the start time of the specific broadcast program to a specific screen and extracting the supplementary information corresponding to the elapsed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SK Telecom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Goon Seop Lee, Dong Hahk Lee, Jae Hwang Yu, Jong Tae Ihm, Se Hyun Oh, Kang Il Koh
  • Patent number: 8338933
    Abstract: A three-dimensional package structure includes an energy storage element, a semiconductor package body and a shielding layer. The semiconductor package body has a plurality of second conductive elements and at least one control device inside. The energy storage element is disposed on the semiconductor package body. The energy storage element including a magnetic body is electrically connected to the second conductive elements. The semiconductor package body or the energy storage element has a plurality of first conductive elements to be electrically connected to an outside device. The shielding layer is disposed between the control component and at least part of the magnetic body to inhibit or reduce EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference) from the energy storage element and to get a tiny package structure. The three-dimensional package structure is applicable to a POL (Point of Load) converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cyntec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Da-Jung Chen, Chun-Tiao Liu, Chau-Chun Wen
  • Patent number: 8336637
    Abstract: A fire extinguishing system for a floating or fixed roof hydrocarbon or petro chemical storage tank includes an above-ground storage tank having a cylindrically shaped upwardly extending annular wall and a floating or fixed roof on top of the storage tank. The tank also includes a sensor for detecting fire or smoke in the above-ground storage tank and a mass of fire extinguishing materials and a dispenser for dispensing the fire extinguishing materials inwardly across the top of the storage tank upon sensing a fire within the tank. Further, a sub-terrian tank having a capacity greater than the capacity of the above-ground storage tank is disposed below the above-ground storage tank and is connected to the above-ground storage tank so that the hydrocarbon or petro chemical liquid from the bottom of the above-ground storage tank can be almost immediately emptied into the sub-terrain storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Abdulreidha Abdulrasoul Alsaffar
  • Patent number: 8339699
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of amplification based on spatio-temporal frequency drift for a pulse laser comprising a so-called CPA (Chirped Pulse Amplification) frequency-shift amplifying chain, the various spectral components spatially spread. The various components separately amplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Franck Falcoz, Gilles Cheriaux
  • Patent number: D673127
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Seok Cho, Ji Min Park