Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Patent number: 8337780
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an apparatus for producing demineralized osteoinductive bone. The apparatus demineralizes bone by subjecting bone, including, for example, ground bone, bone cubes, chips, strips, or essentially intact bone, to either a rapid high volume pulsatile acidification wave process or to a rapid continuous acid demineralization process. The pulsatile acidification wave process includes subjecting bone to two or more rapid pulse/drain cycles in which one or more demineralizing acids is rapidly pulsed into a vessel containing bone, and after a desired period of time, is rapidly drained from the vessel. The continuous acid demineralization process includes subjecting bone to a continuous exchange of demineralizing acid solution in which the demineralizing acid solution is recirculated from the container holding the bone through an ion exchange media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: LifeNet Health
    Inventors: Barton D. Gaskins, Louis Ford, Debra Moore-Smith, Robert K. O'Leary, Anne Wilson, Lloyd Wolfinbarger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8336422
    Abstract: A damping system for a shift cable is disclosed, in which vibrations and noises that are generated by a transmission and transmitted into the interior of a vehicle through a shift cable are considerably reduced across a damper, that is positioned in a bottleneck section of a socket housing and contacts with bottleneck section, such that it is possible to effectively exclude vibrations and noises transmitted into the interior of a vehicle. Further, the present invention is advantageous in terms of the cost and weight, because a rubber damper is used instead of a mass damper, and it is possible to reduce vibrations and noises without increasing force for operating a shift lever and maximally prevent the function of reducing vibrations and noises from being deteriorated by frictional wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jeehyuck Choi, Yangrae Cho
  • Patent number: 8341118
    Abstract: A server computer at a first storage sub-system of a distributed storage system receives from a client a first client request for an object. If the object is not present in the first storage sub-system, the server computer identifies a second storage sub-system of the distributed storage system as having a replica of the requested object, the requested object including content and metadata. The server computer submits an object replication request for the requested object to the second storage sub-system and independently receives the content and metadata of the requested object from the second storage sub-system. The server computer generates a new replica of the object at the first storage sub-system using the received metadata and content and returns the metadata of the new replica of the object to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Drobychev, Alexander Kesselman, Rebekah C. Vickrey, Frank C. Dachille, George Datuashvili
  • Patent number: 8336877
    Abstract: A medium discharging device includes a medium stacking portion, a medium discharge member and a moving mechanism. A medium having an image recorded thereon is to be stacked on the medium stacking portion. The medium discharge member discharges the medium to the medium stacking portion. The moving mechanism includes a separation member. Based on a discharge timing at which the medium is discharged from the medium discharge member, the separation member moves the medium discharge member between an advanced position at a downstream end in the medium conveyance direction and a retracted position that is located upstream of the advanced position in the medium conveyance direction, to separate from the medium discharge member a rear end of the discharged medium in the medium conveyance direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Kiyomi Nakamura, legal representative, Youetsu Oyama, Akihiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 8337973
    Abstract: A structure of a cylindrical boss forming place of a cabinet is provided. A resin-molded plate has a first face which is flat and a second face which is opposite to the first face. A resin-molded boss is formed into a cylindrical shape and is integrally protruded from the second face of the plate. A thickness t of a cylinder wall at a base end of the boss is less than a reference thickness T of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Ishii
  • Patent number: 8340865
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle wheel spin control apparatus that, when it is determined that a wheel spin occurs, reduces engine torque to prevent the wheel spin, including: detecting driving control information and information on the state of a vehicle and determining whether basic conditions required to perform engine torque limit control to prevent the wheel spin are satisfied; when the basic conditions are satisfied, calculating a speed variation and the speed gradient value, and comparing the speed gradient value with a predetermined speed gradient value to determine whether a spin occurs; when it is determined that the spin occurs, using a torque gradient map set according to the current engine torque to perform the engine torque limit control; and when the vehicle speed is reduced by the engine torque limit control and cancellation conditions are satisfied, canceling the engine torque limit control and returning to normal control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Hyungsoo Lee
  • Patent number: 8340405
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automating digital file classification are described. The systems and methods include generating a plurality of classifiers from a plurality of first features of a plurality of first digital files, each of the plurality of first digital files having one or more associated annotations. A plurality of second features extracted from a plurality of second digital files is sorted according to the plurality of classifiers. A distance vector is determined between the second features and respective first features for the corresponding ones of the classifiers and the determined distances are ranked. A subset of matched files is selected based on the ranking. The subset of matched files correspond to respective one or more associated annotations. One or more annotations associated with the subset of matched files are associated to subsequently received digital files using the corresponding ones of the classifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Cooper, Dong Wang
  • Patent number: 8341680
    Abstract: When a user issues a bookmark setup instruction, bookmark information, which includes identification information for a reproduction point whereat video and audio data for currently reproduced content are recorded, identification information for the pertinent content and position information indicating the current reproduction point are generated and stored in a storage unit. And when a user issues a bookmark display instruction, the bookmark information is read from the storage unit and a list of bookmarks is displayed. When one of the bookmarks on the list is selected and its reproduction is instructed, a command is transmitted to a reproduction apparatus, indicated in bookmark information that corresponds to the selected bookmark, to reproduce content, indicated in the bookmark information, beginning at a reproduction point designated in the bookmark information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiro Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8336909
    Abstract: A rear airbag system includes a rear-end collision sensor (10) installed on one side of a car body to sense the rear-end collision, a controller (20) outputting a control signal when an electrical signal input from the rear-end collision sensor (10) exceeds a reference value, a rear seat airbag module (100) mounted in a seat (30) and inflated to protrude upwards from the seat (30) so as to protect a rear head part of an occupant when receiving the control signal from the controller (20), and a support unit (200) sliding upwards along with the rear seat airbag module (100) when the rear seat airbag module (100) is inflated upwards out of the seat (30), supporting a rear of the rear seat airbag module (100), and protecting a head of the occupant from flying materials occurring in the event of the rear-end collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Seung Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 8338574
    Abstract: The present application relates to a variant Fc region comprising at least one modification relative to a wild-type human Fc region, where the modification selected from the group consisting of 434S, 252Y/428L, 252Y/434S, and 428L/434S, and the numbering is according to the EU index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Xencor, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Keith Chamberlain, Bassil I. Dahiyat, John R. Desjarlais, Sher Bahadur Karki, Gregory Alan Lazar
  • Patent number: 8339386
    Abstract: An electroluminescent (EL) device including an illumination area having one or more primary EL emitters; a reference area having a reference EL emitter; a reference driver circuit for causing the reference EL emitter to emit light while the EL device is active; a sensor for detecting light emitted by the reference EL emitter; and a measurement unit for detecting an aging-related electrical parameter of the reference EL emitter while it is emitting light. The device further includes a controller for receiving an input signal for each primary EL emitter in the illumination area, forming a corrected input signal from each input signal using the detected light and the aging-related electrical parameter, and applying the corrected input signals to the respective primary EL emitters in the illumination area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Global OLED Technology LLC
    Inventors: Felipe A. Leon, Christopher J. White
  • Patent number: 8339349
    Abstract: A gate driving unit for a liquid crystal display device including a plurality of liquid crystal pixels, first to Nth gate lines, a plurality of liquid crystal capacitors and a plurality of thin film transistors, includes first and second clock signal lines for providing first and second clock signals; first to Nth shift registers respectively corresponding to the first to Nth gate lines, the first to Nth shift registers receiving one of the first clock signal and the second clock signal and outputting first to Nth scanning signals, respectively; a redundant repair shift register as (N+1)th shift register receiving one of first and second clock signals and outputting a repair scanning signal; a plurality of first switches for respectively connecting one of the first and second clock signal lines to the first to Nth shift registers and the redundant repair shift register; a plurality of second switches for respectively switching a connection of the first to Nth shift registers with the first to Nth gate lines;
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-Jae Shin, Jeom-Jae Kim, Mike (J. S.) Lee
  • Patent number: 8338309
    Abstract: A method for forming a deep trench in a semiconductor device includes: forming a hard mask over a substrate, forming a hard mask pattern over the substrate through etching the hard mask to thereby expose an upper portion of the substrate, forming a first trench through a first etching the exposed substrate using a gas containing bromide and a gas containing chloride and forming a second trench through a second etching the first trench using of a gas containing sulfur and fluorine, wherein a depth of the second trench is deeper than a depth of the first trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: MagnaChip Semiconductor, Ltd.
    Inventor: Won-Kwon Lee
  • Patent number: 8341557
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method is performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display while the portable electronic device is in a user-interface locked mode of a workout monitoring application with the touch screen display turned off. The method includes: monitoring a workout by a user with the workout monitoring application; detecting an interaction by the user with a first physical button on the portable electronic device; and determining whether the detected interaction by the user with the first physical button corresponds to a first predefined action. The method further includes, in response to determining that the interaction by the user with the first physical button corresponds to the first predefined action; turning on the touch screen display; providing an audio status report of the workout by the user; displaying a workout pause icon; and displaying an unlock image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Pisula, Lucas C. Newman, Freddy Allen Anzures, Nitin K. Ganatra
  • Patent number: 8336519
    Abstract: An intake system of an engine, may include first and second intake passages that are collaterally disposed to the engine, first and second shafts that are collaterally disposed along the first and second intake passages respectively, first flaps and second flaps that are mounted on the first shaft and the second shaft so as to open or close the first intake passages and the second intake passages respectively, an inter-lever, of which one end portion is pivotally and eccentrically connected to the first shaft and the other end portion is pivotally and eccentrically connected to the second shaft, and through which a rotation of the first shaft is transferred to the second shaft, and a driving portion connected to the first shaft and rotating the first shaft to have the first flaps and the second flaps open or close the first intake passages and the second intake passages respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Yong Cheol Lee
  • Patent number: 8341033
    Abstract: A methodology, system and business model are disclosed for facilitating a fully automated buyer's auction in which the major types of transaction costs are significantly reduced by providing the buyer and the sellers with near-perfect information about one another, including information about buyer preferences and competing sellers' offers. The system implements a buyer's auction with multidimensional bidding that minimizes market intelligence, search, bargaining and transaction execution costs and thus creates more competitive, frictionless markets. Buyers and sellers can efficiently conduct the buyer's auction within a unified environment, thereby minimizing buyer integration costs as well. The buyer's auction generates commercially marketable proprietary information and a revenue stream for the auctioneer providing such a service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Perfect Commerce, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Porat, Kevin J. Surace, Paul Milgrom
  • Patent number: 8336435
    Abstract: A rotatable anvil for a rotary cutting unit, including an axle, at least one anvil portion adapted to co-operate with a knife member of a rotary cutter, a pair of load transmitting portions adapted to abut a pair of abutment members of the rotary cutter, the pair of load transmitting portions being arranged on each side of the anvil portion, and deflection means provided underneath at least one of the anvil portion and the load transmitting portions. The invention also relates to a rotary cutting unit including a rotary cutting drum and a rotatable anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventor: Gilbert Grenier
  • Patent number: D673138
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Tae Uk Kim, Jeong Rok Lee, Byung Lok Jeon
  • Patent number: D673187
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Woonkyu Seo, Jungyeon Hwang, Seonkyu Kim, Seungjin Yoon, Daesung Lee
  • Patent number: D673188
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Woonkyu Seo, Jungyeon Hwang, Seonkyu Kim, Seungjin Yoon, Daesung Lee