Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Patent number: 8339661
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that outputs color information to an image forming apparatus that forms a toner image on a sheet using color toner and transparent toner, the color information representing a toner image to be formed on the sheet by the image forming apparatus, including: an extracting unit that extracts a characteristic region from input image data; a first calculating unit that creates, based on the image data, first color information on a toner image corresponding to the color toner; a second calculating unit that calculates second color information by which a prescribed amount of the transparent toner is applied to the characteristic region extracted by the extracting unit; and an outputting unit that outputs the first and second color information calculated by the first and second calculating units to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeki Washino
  • Patent number: 8340253
    Abstract: A telephone line terminator has a plug-in end to connect to a protector socket instead of the protector, which in turn is plugged in at a protector receptacle integrated with the terminator to provide continuous line protection while the terminator is connected to the telephone line. The terminator is dimensioned to fit in between adjacent protectors in a main frame. The terminator has circuitry powered by batteries to receive remote control signals for selectively ground connecting the wires. The batteries may be replaceable or rechargeable via voltage from the connected telephone line or via a separate charger that connects also via the plug-in end. A tone generator may provide a line tone and a warble tone in conjunction with several operation modes activated by a multi selecting push button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin B. Larkin
  • Patent number: 8337039
    Abstract: A window frame features solar electric cells on its exterior side that provide solar electricity for buffer storage in rechargeable batteries housed also in the window frame. Also integrated in the window frame are light emitting diodes that are activated during absence of daylight and powered from the solar electricity stored in the batteries. In that way a simple and compact system is provided for solar powered interior lighting that may be easily maintained and retrofitted in existing buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin B. Larkin
  • Patent number: 8336906
    Abstract: A sealing assembly for an air bag door is disclosed. The sealing assembly may include a crash pad formed with an opening portion, through which an air bag is deployed, wherein the opening portion is provided with a locking portion recessed with a predetermined length from an upper surface of the crash pad along the opening portion thereof, and an air bag door displaced on the locking portion and engaged thereto to cover the opening portion of the crash pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Hyun Kim, Ho Sik Choi
  • Patent number: 8337042
    Abstract: A liquid crystal module includes a lamp socket and a lamp frame. The lamp socket has a holding part holding a cold cathode tube which is inserted into the holding part through a silt. The slit is formed on a part of a face of the lamp socket. The lamp frame fixes the lamp socket to a rear frame so as to cover the lamp socket. A supporting part is formed on a face of the lamp frame and contacts the face of the lamp socket. A part of the face of the lamp frame opposing the part of the face of the lamp socket where the slit is formed is cut out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuji Sudo
  • Patent number: 8336295
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing nitrogen oxide in an exhaust pipe, may include a nitrogen oxide sensor that is mounted in the exhaust pipe and that measures amount of the nitrogen oxide in exhaust gas, a nozzle that is disposed on the exhaust pipe to be spaced apart from the nitrogen oxide sensor to a downstream side of the nitrogen oxide sensor by a first predetermined length and that injects urea corresponding to the amount of the nitrogen oxide, a mixer that mixes the urea with the exhaust gas and that is disposed at a downstream side of the nozzle on the exhaust pipe to be spaced apart by a second predetermined length from the nozzle, and a de-nitrification catalyst reaction device that is disposed at a downstream side of the mixer on the exhaust pipe, purifies the nitrogen oxide, and includes an inlet portion having a predetermined length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Chang Dae Kim
  • Patent number: 8341249
    Abstract: A user of multiple client devices (clients) makes application configuration changes on the clients from time to time. The configuration changes are stored in a local event log on each client, as well as in a synchronization server. When one of the clients connects to the synchronization server, for example when the user logs into the synchronization server while using a respective client, the configuration information in the server and client is synchronized. Conflicts, if any, in the configuration changes for a respective application are resolved in accordance with a conflict resolution procedure or conflict resolution rules associated with that application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Rakowski, Kristina Holst, Aaron Boodman, Marria S. Nazif, Fritz J. Schneider, Glen Murphy
  • Patent number: 8338107
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for isolating from the immunological gene repertoire a gene coding for a receptor having the ability to bind a preselected ligand. Receptors produced by the gene isolated by the method, particularly catalytic receptors, are also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Scripps Research Institute, Medical Research Institute, Catalyst Assets LLC
    Inventors: William D. Huse, Gregory P. Winter, Lutz Riechmann, Joseph A. Sorge, Richard A. Lerner
  • Patent number: 8338281
    Abstract: Provided is a method for fabricating a semiconductor device. The method includes: forming a photoresist pattern having a first opening over a substrate; forming a first impurity region inside the substrate exposed to the first opening; partially etching the photoresist pattern by a plasma ashing process using oxygen (O2) gas to form a second opening having a width broader than that of the first opening; and forming a second impurity region inside the substrate exposed through the second opening, wherein the width of the second opening varies according to a plasma ashing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: MagnaChip Semiconductor, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kee-Joon Choi, Il-Kyoo Park
  • Patent number: 8333676
    Abstract: A gear train of an automatic transmission realizes at least ten forward speeds and one reverse speed by combining four simple planetary gear sets with four clutches and two brakes. In addition, three friction elements are operated at each shift-speed. Therefore, the gear train has advantages of simplifying structures of the automatic transmission and improving power delivery performance and fuel economy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Woo-Yeol Kim
  • Patent number: 8335630
    Abstract: A method for determining a cylinder charge of an internal-combustion engine having valves with a variable valve gear, may include determining a maximum intake valve lift, calculating a standardized cylinder charge relative to at least one of a defined intake spread of an intake valve opening phase and a defined exhaust spread of an exhaust valve opening phase, as a function of the maximum intake valve lift, determining an overlap value, which characterizes an actual overlap of the intake valve opening phase and the exhaust valve opening phase, and determining a corrected cylinder charge based on the standardized cylinder charge and the overlap value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motor Corporation, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH
    Inventors: Patrizio Agostinelli, Juergen Werner
  • Patent number: 8335963
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for constructing LPDC code check matrix and encoding and decoding devices using the same. The present invention constructs the LDPC code check matrix using an algebraic structure, obtaining the LDPC code with stable performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Timi Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Bai, Binbin Liu, Tao Tao, Qihong Ge, Wen Chen, Huishi Song, Qun Li, Hongbing Shen, Qinghua Yang
  • Patent number: 8335327
    Abstract: A configurable amplifier circuit for a karaoke player is described. In one embodiment, a karaoke player includes: a DVD/CD reader port for coupling to a DVD/CD reader, a microphone input to receive audio signals from an external microphone, an MPEG decoder coupled to the DVD/CD reader port and the microphone input, the MPEG decoder having first and second output terminals, a processor coupled to the MPEG decoder, the processor to control the MPEG decoder, and a configurable amplifier coupled to the first and second output terminals, wherein a first audio signal originating from the first output terminal is selectively amplified by the configurable amplifier circuit in accordance with a second signal originating from the second output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: CSR Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Gaile Lin, Hong Guan, Qun Zhong
  • Patent number: 8333407
    Abstract: A knee bolster for vehicles, which is placed inside a lower instrument panel of a vehicle and is mounted to a cowl cross bar and relieves shock applied to knees of a passenger in case of an accident, may include a U-shaped bracket mounted to the cowl cross bar and bent to form a U-shape to be deformed by an external force during the accident, thus primarily absorbing knee load of the passenger, and a shock absorbing foam mounted in the U-shaped bracket, being deformed by the external force during the accident, and sliding along inner surface of the U-shaped bracket, thus secondarily absorbing the knee load of the passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corp.
    Inventor: Jae Hyun An
  • Patent number: 8335371
    Abstract: A method for vision field computing may comprise the following steps of: forming a sampling system for a multi-view dynamic scene; controlling cameras in the sampling system for the multi-view dynamic scene to perform spatial interleaved sampling, temporal interleaved exposure sampling and exposure-variant sampling; performing spatial intersection to the sampling information in the view subspace of the dynamic scene and temporal intersection to the sampling information in the time subspace of the dynamic scene to reconstruct a dynamic scene geometry model; performing silhouette back projection based on the dynamic scene geometry model to obtain silhouette motion constraints for the view angles of the cameras; performing temporal decoupling for motion de-blurring with the silhouette motion constraints; and reconstructing a dynamic scene 3D model with a resolution larger than nominal resolution of each camera by a 3D reconstructing algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Tsinghua University
    Inventors: Qionghai Dai, Di Wu, Yebin Liu
  • Patent number: 8333431
    Abstract: A lumbar supporting device for a vehicle, may include an actuator, a lumbar plate slidably mounted to a seat back frame of the vehicle, and having a lumbar support part, wherein the lumbar support part is formed between upper and lower ends of the lumbar plate, and a driving unit coupled to the actuator and pulling both upper and lower portions of the lumbar plate together towards the lumbar support part, using power transmitted from the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corp., Dae Chang Seat Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Uk Yu, Young Dong Kim, Chan Ki Cho
  • Patent number: 8335769
    Abstract: A system and method for executing replication requests for objects in a distributed database is provided. A plurality of replication requests for objects in a distributed storage system is received. The replication requests are partitioned into one or more replication queues. A respective replication queue includes replication requests that have a respective replication key. The respective replication key includes information related to at least a respective source storage device at which a respective object is located and a respective destination storage device to which the respective object is to be replicated. For each respective replication queue, the replication requests in the replication queue are sorted based on priorities of the replication requests. Commands to execute a highest priority request are issued in each respective replication queue. When a respective replication request is completed, the respective replication request is deleted from the replication queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Kesselman
  • Patent number: D672552
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Gavrieli Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Kfir Gavrieli, Dikla Gavrieli
  • Patent number: D672793
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Hefei Midea Rongshida Refrigerator Co., Ltd., Hefei Hualing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shilin Tang, Yanli Wu, Jing Sun
  • Patent number: D673189
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangsin Kwak, Kyukwan Choi, Seonkyu Kim, Jaeyoung Kim, Sineun Kang, Sunil Cho