Patents Represented by Attorney Lowe, Hauptman, Ham & Berner, LLP.
  • Patent number: 8324738
    Abstract: A copper post is formed in a passivation layer to electrically connect an underlying bond pad region, and extends to protrude from the passivation layer. A protection layer is formed on a sidewall surface or a top surface of the copper post in a self-aligned manner. The protection layer is a manganese-containing oxide layer, a manganese-containing nitride layer or a manganese-containing oxynitride layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Shi Liu, Chen-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 8322657
    Abstract: An aircraft leading edge panel having an outer aerodynamic surface; and an inner surface carrying the elastomeric impact protection membrane. The membrane comprises a woven or knitted fabric which is impregnated with an elastomeric material. The membrane and the panel may be bonded by an adhesive or co-cured to bond the membrane to the panel. The membrane provides impact protection to the panel by de-bonding from the face of the panel and absorbing at least part of the energy of an object impacting the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: Colin John West, David Alistair Sutton, Fariborz F. Boozari
  • Patent number: 8324950
    Abstract: There are provided a Schmitt trigger circuit that has hysteresis characteristics in which a release point and an operating point are determined based on a width of an inputted pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Tae Kim, Sang Gyu Park, Kyung Uk Kim, Dong Ok Han, Seung Chul Pyo, Soo Woong Lee
  • Patent number: 8327036
    Abstract: The method includes in placing an instruction presence parameter in the “argument” field of a binary word defining a read/write command generated by generic management programs (drivers) for removable data storage units. This makes it possible to circumvent the limitation of the set of the commands authorized by a generic program for managing a removable data storage unit, without running the risk of data being interpreted wrongly as instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Oberthur Technologies
    Inventors: Olivier Chamley, Stéphane Andreau
  • Patent number: 8325318
    Abstract: An information storage/readout device for use in a system for continuously manufacturing liquid-crystal display elements comprises an information storage medium which stores therein slitting position information created based on the position of a defect detected by an inspection of a continuous polarizing composite film included in a continuous optical film laminate including a continuous polarizing composite film formed with an adhesive layer and a continuous carrier film releasably laminated on the adhesive layer, to indicate defective-polarizing-sheet slitting positions defining a defective or defect-containing polarizing sheet, and normal-polarizing-sheet slitting positions defining a normal or defect-free polarizing sheet, in the continuous inspected optical film laminate, and a roll of the continuous inspected optical film laminate which is provided with an identification indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Kimura, Kazuo Kitada, Tomokazu Yura, Satoru Koshio, Fumihito Shimanoe, Takuya Nakazono
  • Patent number: 8324970
    Abstract: A radio frequency amplifier circuit includes a substrate that is capable of receiving a substrate bias voltage. The source of a transistor is capable of receiving a source bias voltage. The drain of the transistor is capable of receiving a drain bias voltage. The gate of the transistor is located between the source and the drain. A radio frequency input signal is coupled to the gate. A substrate bias circuit provides the substrate bias voltage. The substrate bias voltage and the source bias voltage forward bias the first diode formed by the source and the substrate. The substrate bias voltage and the drain bias voltage reverse bias the second diode formed by the drain and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chewn-Pu Jou, Fu-Lung Hsueh, Sally Liu
  • Patent number: 8316689
    Abstract: Provided is a method for quantitative evaluation of mar- and scratch-induced surface damage on polymeric and coating materials. The method for quantitative evaluation of scratch-induced damage on polymeric and coating materials includes: preparing a test specimen of polymeric and coating materials; inducing a scratch damage on the surface of the test specimen; representing the scratch damage formed on the test specimen as corresponding color coordinates; and calculating a quantitated scratch damage index from a combination of a load applied to the surface of the test specimen and the color coordinates corresponding to the scratch damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Jong Il Weon, Si Yong Song, Jong Bae Lee, Kil Yeong Choi, Sung Goo Lee, Jae Heung Lee
  • Patent number: 8321068
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for plotting a trajectory portion (6, 6?), using flight management means of an aircraft, and linking a known position (7) of the aircraft to a point in space (4), denoted the “exit point”. A circular arc is defined, the coordinates of whose centre (1) are known, comprising two ends (3, 4) of known coordinates, one end of which is the exit point (4). The position of a transition point (5) is determined which is situated on the arc. The trajectory (6, 6?) by the flight management means of the aircraft is automatically plotted. The trajectory is successively linking the known position (7) of the aircraft, and the transition point (5) and the exit point (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Jérôme Sacle, Manuel Gutierrez-Castaneda
  • Patent number: 8319336
    Abstract: The patterns (or layout), and pattern densities of TSVs described above provide layout of TSVs that could be etched with reduced etch microloading effect(s) and with good within-die uniformity. The patterns and pattern densities of TSVs for different groups of TSVs (or physically separated groups, or groups with different functions) should be fairly close amongst different groups. Different groups of TSVs (or TSVs with different functions, or physically separated TSV groups) should have relatively close shapes, sizes, and depths to allow the aspect ratio of all TSVs to be within a controlled (and optimal) range. The size(s) and depths of TSVs should be carefully selected to optimize the etching time and the metal gap-fill time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Pin Chang, Chen-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 8320042
    Abstract: A polarizing film includes a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) type resin having a dichroic material impregnated therein. The polarizing film is formed by stretching the PVA type resin, such that the thickness of the polarizing film is decreased to 10 ?m or less, and. The polarizing film has optical properties which satisfy conditions represented by formulae: P>?(100.929T-42.4?1)×100 (where T<42.3); and P?99.9 (where T?42.3) where T represents a single layer transmittance and P a polarization rate. The polarizing film can be made by providing a laminate comprising a PVA type resin layer formed on a non-crystallizable ester type thermoplastic resin substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Shusaku Goto, Takeharu Kitagawa, Minoru Miyatake, Tomohiro Mori, Takashi Kamijo
  • Patent number: 8317268
    Abstract: A portable footrest for elevating the feet of an individual when seated on a toilet includes an elongated carrying case and two collapsible rectangular box like support members. The footrest also includes a cross member for positioning the support members in a temporarily fixed spaced relationship. Each of the support members includes four rectangular or square shaped elements pivotally connected to one another and wherein one of the side of one of the elements is releaseably connected to an opposite side of another of the elements and each of the support members is positionable in a flat linear end-to-end relationship with two interior elements and two end elements for storage in the carry case. A block on three of the elements prevent the elements from rotating more than about 90° when forming a rectangular box like support. Further, a releaseable latch fastens the outer edges of the elements to form a box like structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Solaiman B. S. A. Alkhattaf
  • Patent number: 8316798
    Abstract: It used to be difficult to automatically mix—together with ordinary pet foods—nutrients and medications as additives based on a prescription from an animal hospital according to the condition of a pet. Also, it was not easy to submit from a personal computer or a mobile phone an order for custom-mixed pet food. This system easily receives, via the Internet from a personal computer 1 or a mobile phone 2, an order for custom-mixed pet food based on a prescription sent to a custom-mixed-pet-food prescription control computer system 4 that electronically controls a mixing device 5 that automatically produces custom-mixed pet food according to mixing data specified by an pet owner's order and prescription from an animal hospital.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Masami Ito
  • Patent number: 8321828
    Abstract: A method of forming an integrated circuit structure on a chip includes extracting an active layer from a design of the integrated circuit structure, forming a guard band conforming to the shape of the active layer, the guard band surrounds the active layer, and the guard band is spaced from the active layer at a first spacing in the X-axis direction and at a second spacing in the Y-axis direction, removing any part of the guard band that violates design rules, removing convex corners of the guard band, and adding dummy diffusion patterns into the remaining space of the chip outside the guard band. The first and second spacing can be specified as the same spacings in a Spice model characterization of the integrated circuit structure. The dummy diffusion patterns with different granularities can be added so that the diffusion density is substantially uniform over the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Chan-Hong Chern
  • Patent number: 8319233
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light emitting device including a substrate, a light emitting structure arranged on the substrate, the light emitting structure including a first semiconductor layer, a second semiconductor layer and an active layer arranged between the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer, a first electrode electrically connected to the first semiconductor layer, and a second electrode electrically connected to the second semiconductor layer, wherein the light emitting structure has a top surface including a first side and a second side which face each other, and a third side and a fourth side which face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: HeeYoung Beom, SungKyoon Kim, MinGyu Na, HyunSeoung Ju
  • Patent number: 8319672
    Abstract: A decoding device is suitable for a context-based adaptive binary arithmetic coding (CABAC) technique and allows a real-time decoding of high-definition video. The CABAC decoding device allows a simultaneous performing since determination according to multiple conditions is based on logic circuits when the device is formed in hardware. Additionally, when one macro block starts to be decoded, the device reads and stores information about neighboring macro blocks at a time from a memory. Therefore, the device does not need to access the memory at every operation and this improves the overall decoding speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
    Inventors: Dong-Sun Kim, SeungYerl Lee, Tae-Ho Hwang, Byung-Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 8316312
    Abstract: A method, display system, computer software product for controlling an icon appearance are disclosed. A display controller of the display system displays an icon control window on a display screen of the display system for changing an icon appearance of the display system conveniently. The control window includes at least one sample icon for a user's preview, and the sample icon's appearance is automatically updated upon receiving inputs for a new icon appearance from a user. When the user is satisfied with the updated sample icon's appearance and enters an execution command, the display controller finally changes the icon appearance of the display system by changing corresponding display properties according to the user inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hong-Ki Kim, Seok-Hwa Jeong, Ju-Ho Yun
  • Patent number: 8314987
    Abstract: A polarizing film includes a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) type resin having a dichroic material impregnated therein. The polarizing film is formed by stretching the PVA type resin, such that the thickness of the polarizing film is decreased to 10 ?m or less, and. The polarizing film has optical properties which satisfy conditions represented by formulae: P>?(100.929T-42.4?1)×100 (where T<42.3); and P?99.9 (where T?42.3) where T represents a single layer transmittance and P a polarization rate. The polarizing film can be made by providing a laminate comprising a PVA type resin layer formed on a non-crystallizable ester type thermoplastic resin substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Shusaku Goto, Takeharu Kitagawa, Minoru Miyatake, Tomohiro Mori, Takashi Kamijo
  • Patent number: 8316085
    Abstract: A contents delivery system and method using object redirection, and a GSLB switch thereof are provided. When a client requests a web server to provide a page embedded object, the web server embeds the URL representing the position of the object in an HTTP 302 redirection message and transmits the HTTP 302 redirection message including the URL to the client. A GSLB switch corresponding to the URL transmits the IP address of a specific host server selected from at least one host server storing the object to the client. Accordingly, load of the web server decreases and flexibility in change of a CDN solution is secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: SK Planet Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Sic Jeon, Kyong Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: D671239
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng Hsiu Du, Chun Min Huang, Chang Hung Chiang
  • Patent number: D672112
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Bizzari S.R.I.
    Inventors: Ricardo Bizzarri, Marco Bizzarri