Patents Represented by Attorney Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
  • Patent number: 8347896
    Abstract: An artificial eyelash structure includes a mounting member having a bonding portion for adhering to an eyelid and a bendable portion for enabling the bonding portion to be curved into a smoothly arched shape when bending the bonding portion upwards or downwards, and multiple eyelashes connected with the mounting member. The artificial eyelash structure is prepared by: forming a mounting member from a thin film, and then processing the thin film of the mounting member into a bonding portion and a bendable portion such that the bendable portion enables the bonding portion to be bent upwards or downwards, and then connecting eyelashes with the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Chun-Wei Liao
  • Patent number: 8350866
    Abstract: The invention relates to a programming method for a display driver, and the display driver and a display using the same. The programming method includes: providing programming data; providing a display buffer, which is used for pre-storing display data in a display period, in the display driver; providing a non-volatile memory, which is coupled to the display buffer through a data bus; and proceeding a programming procedure, which includes the steps of: inputting the programming data to the display buffer; and programming the programming data from the display buffer to the non-volatile memory through the data bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Orise Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang Ting Lin, Chin-Kuan Liao
  • Patent number: 8348862
    Abstract: A muscular energy state analysis system and method for a swing motion and a computer program product thereof are provided. The system includes: a swing implement, for a user to perform the swing motion, and including an acceleration sensor for sensing acceleration of the swing implement when the swing implement is swung, so as to generate a swing speed data; a plurality of signal detection modules, for detecting electromyographic (EMG) signals generated by a muscles of the user; a database, for storing a muscular energy sample value,; a muscular energy analysis module, for analyzing the EMG signals and the swing speed data so as to obtain a plurality of muscular performance values; and a comparison module, for comparing the swing speed data and the muscular performance values with the at least one muscular energy sample value in the database, so as to generate a comparison result data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Institute for Information Industry
    Inventor: Tun-Hsiao Chu
  • Patent number: 8351419
    Abstract: A method for billing a subscriber to a cellular telephone service for a VoIP call made by the subscriber, the method including determining when a subscriber to a cellular telephone service places a telephone call to a remote device using a local device associated with the subscription, where the telephone call has at least one VoIP call leg, capturing session information related to the telephone call, including information identifying the subscriber, and providing the information to a provider of the cellular telephone service, thereby enabling the cellular telephone service provider to bill the subscriber for the VoIP call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Qualcomm Iskoot, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Guedalia, David Guedalia
  • Patent number: 8350575
    Abstract: An electrical connection defect detection system to detect whether an electrical connection between an under-test pin of an under-test device and a signal line of a circuit board is normal is provided. The electrical connection defect detection system comprises a signal provider providing a test signal to the under-test pin through the signal line, a detection module, an electrode board and a plurality of grounding paths. The electrode board comprises a detection surface to be adapted to a surface of the under-test device opposite to the under-test pin to make the detection module detect a capacitance value associated with the electrode board, the under-test pin and the signal line larger than a threshold value when their connection is normal. The grounding paths are connected to one of not-under-test pin groups respectively to further connect to the ground potential. An electrical connection defect detection method is disclosed herein as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Test Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Su-Wei Tsai, Shang-Tsang Yeh
  • Patent number: 8350949
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a man-machine operation picture, a mobile video device thereof, and a video system using the same are provided, which are applicable to a first mobile video device and a second mobile video device wirelessly connected to each other, and the first mobile video device includes a first screen. A display picture data is obtained from a video buffer of the first screen. The first screen displays a first picture according to the display picture data. The first mobile video device converts the display picture data into a video data compliant to a video format, and transfers the video data to the second mobile video device according to a video communication protocol. The second mobile video device displays a second picture according to the received video data, and a displaying content of the second picture substantially includes a displaying content of the first picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Inventec Appliances Corp.
    Inventors: Yung-Ping Cheng, Huafeng Mai, Tony Tsai
  • Patent number: 8351120
    Abstract: A method for designing an optical device which includes a lens and a microlens array is disclosed. A point spread function (PSF) of the lens including rotationally symmetrical aberration coefficients is formulated, wherein the PSF presents various spherical spot sizes. A virtual phase mask having phase coefficients is provided and the phase coefficients are added to the PSF of the lens, such that the various spherical spot sizes are homogenized. The virtual phase mask is transformed into a polynomial function comprising high and low order aberration coefficients. A surface contour of the lens is determined according to the rotationally symmetrical aberration coefficients and the low order aberration coefficients, and a sag height of each microlens in the microlens array is determined according to the high order aberration coefficients. An optical device using the design method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: VisEra Technologies Company Limited, OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jau-Jan Deng, Yu-Shu Kao, Yun-Chiang Hsu
  • Patent number: 8347725
    Abstract: An oil pressure includes a housing, a pressure sensing unit mounted in the housing and a first signal generator. Because the pressure sensing unit is provided with a pusher and an elastic piece that is able to uniformly receive a force exerted from the pusher such that the pusher can uniformly drive a swing member of the first signal generator, the oil pressure sensor can output an accurate oil pressure signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cub Elecparts Inc.
    Inventors: San-Chuan Yu, Yu-Shun Lin, Chih-Wei Yen
  • Patent number: 8348785
    Abstract: Disclosed is a golf club head having a striking plate made of a high-strength aluminum alloy including at most 0.06 wt % of Si, at most 0.1 wt % of Fe, 2 to 2.5 wt % of Cu, 1.5 to 2.5 wt % of Mg, 5 to 9.5 wt % of Zn, at most 0.05 wt % of Mn, 0.1 to 0.2 wt % of Zr, at most 0.05 wt % of Cr, at most 0.05 wt % of Ti, 0.01 to 0.1 wt % of Sc, and balance Al, wherein the weight ratio of Zn over Mg is from about 3.2 to about 4.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fusheng Precision Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan-Tung Chen, Chun-Yung Huang, Ching-Fen Lee, Chun-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 8347882
    Abstract: A diving snorkel-mounted water stopper includes a sleeve unit defining a plurality of circumferentially spaced receiving chambers and a plurality of separated air valve openings corresponding to the tops of the receiving chambers; a ring-shaped housing externally located around the sleeve unit and having a plurality of air intakes formed at positions separately corresponding to the receiving chambers and the air valve openings; a plurality of float units separately disposed in the receiving chambers to normally locate below the air valve openings, and a cap closed onto a top of the ring-shaped housing. The separated air valve openings are independently controllable to open or close by the float units arranged in one-to-one correspondence thereto. When one of the air valve openings is closed, other air valve openings are not affected and air from above water surface can still be supplied via the remaining open air valve openings to a diver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Chien-Rung Chen
  • Patent number: 8350898
    Abstract: A head-mounted visual display device for low-vision aid, which features 2 models, they are analog signal model and digital signal model. Said analog device contains at least an analog video extractor, a video decoder, an ITU-R.656 decoder, a de-interlacing unit, an image processor, two YCbCr to RGB converter, two color enhancement units, two video D/A converter, a head mounted display, a signal voltage controller and a wireless communication module. Said digital device consists of a digital video signal extractor/capturer, a RGB to YCbCr converter, an image processor, two YCbCr to RGB converter, two color enforcement units, a head-mounted display, a signal voltage controller and a wireless communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: National Yang-Ming University
    Inventors: Yin Chang, Yen-Liung Lai, Ji-Min Li, Yu-Wei Du
  • Patent number: 8351701
    Abstract: A method recognizing dice dots comprises the steps: projecting at least one dice with a plurality of different angle light sources; capturing a plurality of images of the dice according to the projecting times of the light sources on the dice; and recognizing dice dots based on the images through calculation methods. When recognized results obtained through the calculation methods are judged same by the recognizing module the dice dots are confirmed and accepted. If the recognized results done through the calculation methods are different, the dice is rolled anew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Ying-Nan Lai, Shun-Tsung Hsu, Chang-Yi Wang, Ming-Tien Tsai
  • Patent number: 8347515
    Abstract: The present invention proposes an external-coupled electronic angle measurement apparatus including a housing, a display element, an angle detection system and a coupling portion. The housing is movable through the coupling portion to fasten the external-coupled electronic angle measurement apparatus to a desired location of different hand tools to accurately measure turning angles of a screw driven by the hand tool through the angle detection system and display the result on the display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Eclatorq Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Hwa Lee, Xiu Jiang
  • Patent number: 8348517
    Abstract: A fiber optic component includes a body having at least one receptacle configured to receive a fiber optic connector, a shutter base mounted to the body at a mounting location adjacent to the at least one receptacle, and a first shutter connected to the shutter base by a first hinge. The first shutter, first hinge and shutter base are unitarily formed, and the first shutter is shiftable from a first position biased against the body and covering the at least one receptacle to a second position biased to an angularly spaced position relative to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Ronald Mudd, Joseph Livingston, Brad Billman, Thomas Crain, Aly Fahd, Gary Gibbs, Jeffrey Dale Nielson, Gil Ruiz, Wade James Womack
  • Patent number: 8348480
    Abstract: An adjustable structure for lamp stand, in which a swivel mount is fitted to the upper portion of a base, thereby enabling ends of a first bar support and a telescopic link to be pin connected to the swivel mount, while the other ends are pin connected to a second bar support. A lamp swivel component is disposed on the end of the second bar support. Accordingly, relative positions between the first bar support, the second bar support and the telescopic link can be freely adjusted, while still providing stable support to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Tsung-Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 8350710
    Abstract: An enclosed space monitoring system includes a controller and a plurality of sensors. The sensors may include a humidity sensor, a water presence sensor, a water pump operation sensor, a temperature sensor, a radon gas detector, a propane or natural gas detector, a smoke sensor, a carbon monoxide detector and a motion sensor. Environmental parameter data obtained by the sensors is stored within a memory connected to the controller. The controller sends the data to a remote facility periodically and/or when the data indicates a potential condition within the space needing attention or remediation. The sent data is stored at the remote facility and may be accessed by a technician or an owner of the space. Also, the data may be comparatively studied relative to earlier data from the same space and to data collected in similar spaces to discern a potential condition needing attention or remediation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: James A. C. Logan, Alvin C. West
  • Patent number: 8348573
    Abstract: A versatile fastener including at least two flat areas formed on a cutting part, and an accommodating area disposed between any two of the flat areas. At least two cutting faces are convergent to form the accommodating area, and first and second cutting edges are respectively formed at a connection between each cutting face and flat area. In operation, the flat areas facilitate the first and the second cutting edges to promote a stable balance with the object, thereby allowing the debris to be swiftly guided out of the accommodating areas. Consequently, it is difficult to crack the object while imparting forces thereon, so as to lower the screwing resistance and the fastening torque as well as increase the combining efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Essence Method Refine Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching-Hsiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8351219
    Abstract: An electronic assembly for an image sensing device is disclosed, comprising an image sensing element, a lens set comprising a feet enclosing a cavity to receive the image sensing element and an opaque conductive layer disposed on at least a portion of a top side, a sidewall and a bottom side of the lens set, wherein the opaque conductive layer is electrically connected to a grounding layer to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) to the image sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: VisEra Technologies Company Limited, OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Lin, Jau-Jan Deng, Wei-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 8348571
    Abstract: A screw has a screw head and a shank. The screw head has a square cavity, a hexagonal cavity or a hexagonal boss to be wedged by a screw driver for wrenching. The shank has a first asymmetrical thread at the taper to facilitate drilling holes, asymmetrical saw-type threads behind the first asymmetrical thread, and a second asymmetrical thread behind the asymmetrical saw-type threads. The shank further has a carved V-shaped tail between the first asymmetrical thread and the asymmetrical saw-type threads to facilitate cutting and debris dispelling. The screw thus formed can rapidly perform thread tapping and debris dispelling, and reduce friction and expand drilling holes and achieve fast fastening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bi-Mirth Corp.
    Inventor: Sheng-Tsai Shih
  • Patent number: D674090
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rudi Campo, Frank Doll