Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Patent number: 8350798
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device capable of improving reliability of a backlight unit is disclosed. The liquid crystal display device includes: a backlight dimming modulating unit configured to modulate an internal algorithm backlight dimming control signal using an external input algorithm backlight dimming control signal and to maintain a dimming duty equal to or wider than an allowable dimming range of a backlight unit; arithmetic unit configured to multiply the external input algorithm backlight dimming control signal by the modulated internal algorithm backlight dimming control signal and to output a final backlight dimming control signal; and a data modulating unit configured to modulate image data using the external input algorithm backlight dimming control signal corresponding to the modulated final backlight dimming control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee Jung Hong, Kyung Joon Kwon, Hee Won Ahn, Dae Ho Cho
  • Patent number: 8342006
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for detecting and/or quantifying water leaks in a water pipe, and to a device for realizing said method. The method of the invention comprises measuring the water flow rate in the pipe in at least two different locations, i.e., one downstream and one upstream relative to the suspected leak, the water flow rate being measured by injecting a tracing agent that modifies the water conductivity instantaneously at an upstream location and a downstream location relative to the suspected leak location, continuously measuring the water conductivity downstream from said locations and, from the conductivity values, calculating the water flow rates upstream and downstream relative to the suspected leak location in the pipe. The method of the invention can be used for quantifying a leak flow rate that can even be a very small one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventors: Daniel Getto, Patrick Burghoffer
  • Patent number: 8342261
    Abstract: A method for small-charge blasting, and a rock drilling unit used therein. By means of a rock drilling machine of the rock drilling unit, a drill hole is first drilled into material to be excavated, after which one or more cartridges comprising a propellant charge are fed through a drilling tool onto the bottom of the drill hole. The drilling unit comprises a cartridge feed station, which is separate from the rock drilling machine and from which the cartridges may be fed into a longitudinal channel in the drilling tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sandvik Mining & Construction Oy
    Inventors: Erkki Ahola, Veikko Räisänen
  • Patent number: 8344016
    Abstract: A compound of formula (I): and pharmaceutically-acceptable salts thereof wherein the variable groups are defined within; their use in the inhibition of 11?HSD1, processes for making them and pharmaceutical compositions comprising them are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: AstraZeneca AB
    Inventors: Martin John Packer, James Stewart Scott, Andrew Stocker, Paul Robert Owen Whittamore
  • Patent number: 8345204
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display is provided. In the liquid crystal display, a common line includes an edge common line that is formed in a non-display area outside a display area of a liquid crystal display panel to receive a common voltage through a plurality of input units, a plurality of pixel common line patterns that are formed along edges of each of subpixels to be electrically connected to one another, and a plurality of longitudinal common lines that is electrically connected to the edge common line to apply the common voltage to the pixel common line patterns. Each of the pixel common line patterns has a mesh structure and is connected to common electrodes of the subpixels. Each of the longitudinal common lines is formed between two horizontally adjacent pixels in a direction parallel to the data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaekyun Lee, Jaeyoung Oh, Dongsu Shin, Daejung Choi, Sanghun Choi
  • Patent number: 8344238
    Abstract: Systems and materials to improve photovoltaic cell efficiency by implementing a self-cleaning function on photovoltaic cells and on albedo surfaces associated with photovoltaic cell assemblies are provided. Materials for protecting albedo surfaces that surround photovoltaic cell assemblies, thereby maximizing energy input into the photovoltaic cell assemblies, are provided. Materials for self-cleaning photovoltaic cell panels, thereby maintaining their efficiency, are provided. Portable albedo collecting devices associated with photovoltaic cell assemblies are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Solyndra LLC
    Inventors: Chris M Gronet, James K. Truman
  • Patent number: 8345665
    Abstract: A method includes providing a user interface, at a mobile communication device, that includes a first area to receive text input and a second area to receive an identifier associated with an addressee device. The text input and the identifier are received via the user interface. A short message service (SMS) message including the text input is transmitted to a Text to Speech (TTS) server for conversion into an audio message and for transmission of the audio message to the addressee device associated with the identifier. An acknowledge message transmitted from the TTS server permits the addressee device to allow delivery of the audio message or to decline delivery of the audio message. The TTS server transmits the audio message in response to the addressee device allowing delivery of the audio message. A confirmation message is received from the TTS server that indicates that a reply voice message has been received from the addressee device in response to the audio message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Riccardo Vieri, Flavio Vieri
  • Patent number: 8344615
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent device includes: a first electrode and a first carrier transport layer (CTL) on a substrate having sub-pixels that include a first light emitting area (LEA) for a first color, a second LEA for a second color, and a third LEA for a third color, a first hydrophilic material on the first CTL in the first LEA, a first color light emitting layer (LEL) on the first hydrophilic material in the first LEA, a second hydrophilic material on the first CTL in the second LEA, a second color LEL on the second hydrophilic material in the second LEA, a third hydrophilic material on the first and second color LELs and on the first CTL in the third LEA, a third color LEL on the third hydrophilic material, a second CTL on the third color LEL, and a second electrode on the second CTL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gee Sung Chae, Sung Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 8345185
    Abstract: The present invention provides a color mixing lens which can improve color reproducibility, be made slim and adjust an emission pattern; and a liquid crystal display device having the same. The color mixing lens includes a light receiving portion having light receiving recesses which respectively house light emission diodes formed at a side surface thereof for positioning at least two light emission diodes at the side surface for producing color lights different from each other, a color mixing portion formed on the light receiving portion for mixing the lights from the light emission diodes into a white color light, and a light emission portion formed on the color mixing portion for emitting the white light from the color mixing portion through a top surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Postech Academy—Industry Foundation, LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hae-Wook Han, Mee-Hyun Lim, Sung-Kyung Hwang, Min-Su Cho, In-Jae Chung, Sin-Ho Kang, Kyeong-Kun Jang, Jae-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 8344989
    Abstract: A shift register includes a plurality of scan stages to output scan pulses to a plurality of gate lines, a first dummy stage to output a first dummy scan pulse to a first of the plurality of scan stages, and a second dummy stage to output a second dummy scan pulse to a last of the plurality of scan stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hong Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 8343944
    Abstract: This invention largely relates to 3,4,6-trisubstituted benzoxaborole compounds, and their use for treating bacterial infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Xia, Michael Richard Kevin Alley, Yasheen Zhou, Rajeshwar Singh, Charles Ding, Kathy Cao, Jacob J. Plattner, Ligong Ou, Guofeng Jia, Neerja Saraswat, Sreekanth Ramachandran, Ding Zhou
  • Patent number: 8343614
    Abstract: A method of thermally insulating an object that requires a Class A standard insulation material, said method comprising suitably locating a metallized polymeric reflective insulation material adjacent said object, wherein said polymeric material is selected from a closed cell foam, polyethylene foam, polypropylene foam, expanded polystyrene foam, multi-film layers assembly and a bubble-pack assembly. The object is preferably packaging, a vehicle or a residential, commercial or industrial building or establishment. The polymeric material may contain a fire-retardant and the bright surface of the metallized layer has a clear lacquer coating to provide anti-corrosion properties, and which maintains satisfactory reflectance commercial criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Furio Orologio
  • Patent number: 8344984
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display and a method of driving the same are provided. The liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal display panel including data lines, gate lines crossing the data lines, and liquid crystal cells and having a quad type pixel structure in which red, green, blue, and white subpixels constitute one pixel, a logic circuit sequentially outputting polarity control signals, a data drive circuit that inverts a polarity of a data voltage in response to the polarity control signals to supply the data voltage with the inverted polarity to the data lines, and a gate drive circuit sequentially supplying gate pulses to the gate lines. A logic level of each of the polarity control signals is inverted every three horizontal periods, and phases of the polarity control signals are different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woongki Min, Hongsung Song, Donghak Lee
  • Patent number: 8346121
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming apparatus main body; and an image forming structure attached to and removed from the image forming apparatus main body. In a state where the image forming structure is attached in the image forming apparatus main body, a concave part is formed in a position opposite to another concave part formed in an adjacent image forming structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8344612
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent device and a method of fabricating the same are provided. The organic electroluminescent device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a thin film transistor formed on the first substrate, a light emitting diode comprising first and second electrodes and an organic luminescent layer that are formed on the thin film transistor, and first and second passivation layers formed on the first substrate on which the light emitting diode is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Yoon Lee, Kang Ju Lee, Se Young Park
  • Patent number: 8345212
    Abstract: Provided are an LCD device and a method for manufacturing the same. The LCD device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a spacer interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and a barrier. The barrier is disposed at least one of the first substrate and the second substrate to control the movement of the spacer. In the method, the first substrate is formed. The second substrate is formed. The barrier is formed on at least one of the first substrate and the second substrate. The spacer is disposed within the barrier. Since the LCD device controls the movement of the spacer, a high aperture ratio is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bong Chul Kim, Seung Hyun Lee, Dhang Kwon
  • Patent number: 8346589
    Abstract: A method and a system for just-in-time scheduling of conference rooms based on a plurality of conference room scheduling requests, and then transmitting information concerning conference room assignments is described. One aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method. The method includes scheduling conference rooms just-in-time, in response to a predefined triggering event. The method includes retrieving stored conference room scheduling information corresponding to a respective conference room scheduling request. A combination of conference room assignments is selected for a plurality of conference room scheduling requests, in accordance with conference room assignment fitness scores for each of a plurality of potential combinations of conference room assignments. Conference rooms are assigned to respective requests in accordance with the selected combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Norton, Charles Stephen Wiles
  • Patent number: 8345200
    Abstract: An alignment structure of a liquid crystal display device includes a substrate, a plurality of region defining strips disposed at intervals on the substrate, and organic alignment strips disposed between the region defining layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gee-Sung Chae, Jin-Wuk Kim
  • Patent number: D673537
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyoungtae Kim, Doohwan Jo
  • Patent number: D673561
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Hyun, Hongsik Kim