Patents Represented by Attorney Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
  • Patent number: 8348869
    Abstract: An upper limbs rehabilitation device includes a main body, a rail, a movable member and a grip, wherein the main body has a first link and a second link pivotably connected to the first link. The rail is connected to the second link. The user holds the grip that is pivotably connected to the movable member and swings the upper limb to move the movable member along the rail so as to exercise the upper limb in multiple degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SU, Fong-Chin
    Inventors: Fong-Chin Su, Wei-Jr Lin, Chih-Han Chang, Li-Chieh Kuo, Cheng-Chun Chen, Chung-Ying Tsai
  • 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: 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: 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: 8350193
    Abstract: An oil water mixture heating apparatus comprises a metal outer barrel with a helical trough formed inside, a metal inner barrel held in the metal outer barrel to form a helical passage with the helical trough, a first and a second guide cap coupled on two sides of the metal outer and inner barrels, a first and a second seal cap coupled respectively on the first and second guide caps, a first and a second holder fixedly located on outer sides of the two seal caps and an electric heater encasing the metal outer barrel. When combustible oil or oil water mixture enters the helical passage and are heated by the electric heater, the oil or oil water mixture also is constantly blended in the helical passage so that it is heated rapidly to a required temperature and forms a finer oil water mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Feng-Hui Lu
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 8351194
    Abstract: A mainframe structure includes a housing having a detachable front cover, and a circuit module accommodated in the housing. The circuit module includes a main circuit board affixed to the back side of the detachable front cover in vertical and carrying first and second electrical connectors, a chip (or chips) and memory devices, a functional circuit board horizontally mounted in the housing at the bottom side and having a first connection port connected to the first electrical connector of the main circuit board, and a display circuit board vertically mounted in the housing at the top side and having a second connection port connected to the second electrical connector of the main circuit board. The detachable design of the circuit module minimizes the sizes of the main circuit board and facilitates maintenance of the main circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Datavan International Corp.
    Inventors: Kang Ku, Hsien-Tang Liu, Wen-Cheng Liu
  • 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: 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: 8347433
    Abstract: An electric bed includes a bed frame, a power converter mounted with the bed frame for converting a 110V AC power to a 5V DC power, and a USB receptacle mounted to the bed frame and electrically connected with the power converter for transmitting the 5V DC power generated by the power converter. By this way, a user lying down on the electric bed can charge an electric device through the USB receptacle without leaving the electric bed, thereby enhancing the convenience of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Ruoey Lung Enterprise Corp., PPJ, LLC
    Inventor: Chuan-Hang Shih
  • 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: 8351212
    Abstract: A mainframe structure includes a housing having a front opening, flanges on one same plane around the front opening and stop members suspending on the inside corresponding to the flanges, a circuit module accommodated in the housing, and a cover detachably mounted in the front opening of the housing and stopped against the flanges and the stop member. The cover has two slots symmetrically disposed at two opposite lateral sides, two lugs respectively disposed adjacent to the slots and two handles respectively mounted in the slots and pivoted to the lugs in reversed directions. By means of biasing the two handles to stop against respective stop members, the user can detach the cover from the housing conveniently with the hands without any hand tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Datavan International Corp.
    Inventors: Kang Ku, Hsien-Tang Liu, Wen-Cheng Liu
  • 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: 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: D673957
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Jui Lin, Yi-Nung Lee, Yung-Hsiang Chen
  • 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
  • Patent number: D674124
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SunonWealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuo-Hao Huang