Patents Represented by Attorney Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
  • Patent number: 8229203
    Abstract: A plurality of PCS values are determined for a document having an area of interest containing critical data and a background image. Reflectance values distributed across the document are obtained and PCS threshold values corresponding to a plurality of locations on the document are stored in memory. Respective PCS values of a plurality of target portions of the surface are determined, each respective PCS value based on a reflectance value of the corresponding target portion and a reflectance value of a corresponding region located adjacent to the target portion, each of the regions being different for each target portion, each PCS value assigned a location representative of the location of the target portion, the size of the region being greater than the size of the target portion. The stored PCS threshold values are compared with the calculated PCS values to determine the acceptability of the background image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: RDM Corporation
    Inventors: Bill Faulkner, Dmitri Eidenzon
  • Patent number: 8211193
    Abstract: A method of chemical mechanical polishing a surface of a substrate including the step of: contacting the substrate and a composition including a plurality of colloidal silica particles having less than 200 ppb of each trace metal impurity, excluding potassium and sodium, have less than 2 ppm residual alcohol and wherein the cumulative concentration of the trace metal, excluding potassium and sodium, is in the range from about 0.5 to about 5 ppm; and a medium for suspending the particles; wherein the composition is an ultrapure colloidal silica dispersion; and wherein the contacting is carried out at a temperature and for a period of time sufficient to planarize the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Planar Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Mahulikar, Yuhu Wang, Ken A. Delbridge, Gert R. M. Moyaerts, Saeed H. Mohseni, Nichole R. Koontz, Bin Hu, Liqing Wen
  • Patent number: 8209053
    Abstract: An improved cleaning robot that uses a simple structure to sense an obstacle is provided. The cleaning robot includes a robot main body comprising a driving unit to drive the cleaning robot, and a cleaning unit to remove dust, a bumper unit which is movably mounted in the robot main body to protect the robot main body from collision with an obstacle, a sensor unit which supports the bumper unit movably in a plurality of directions to sense the collision of the bumper unit and the obstacle, and a control unit which controls the driving unit on the basis of a signal sensed by the sensor to avoid the obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoung-woung Kim, Sam-jong Jeung, Jeong-gon Song, Myeong-ho Kim, Tae-young Ryu, Ju-sang Lee, Heung-yi Kim, Sam-hyun Choi, Jang-youn Ko, Dae-hyung Kim, Hak-bong Lee, Yoon-kyunh Cho
  • Patent number: 8203394
    Abstract: A beamforming RF vector modulator is provided. The beamforming RF vector modulator includes a first amplification part for amplifying an input single RF signal and outputting differential RF signals of different phases; an RF signal converter for receiving the differential RF signals and outputting four signals I+, I?, Q+, and Q? of different phases, the RF signal converter comprising a polyphase filter which is virtually opened by resonance of an output terminal comprising a transmission line load; a Variable Gain Amplifier (VGA) part comprising a I VGA which varies an amplitude and a polarity of the signals I+ and I?, and a Q VGA which varies the amplitude and the polarity of the signals Q+ and Q?according to a control signal; and an RF signal synthesizer for synthesizing an output current of the I VGA and an output current of the Q VGA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
    Inventors: Ki-Jin Kim, Kwang-Ho Ahn
  • Patent number: 8197434
    Abstract: A tampon assembly having a barrel, a plunger, and a pledget is provided. The plunger is slidably received in the barrel. The pledget is in the barrel between the insertion tip and the plunger so that a force applied on the plunger can expel the pledget from the barrel. The barrel has a plurality of petals defining an insertion tip, which has a first taper ratio of more than about 0.3 to less than 1.0. The pledget has a shaped tip that is disposed in the insertion tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica E. LeMay, Patrick Gorham, Keith Edgett, George Jarmon
  • Patent number: 8192644
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a concentrate for use in chemical mechanical polishing slurries, and a method of diluting that concentrate to a point of use slurry. The concentrate comprises abrasive, complexing agent, and corrosion inhibitor, and the concentrate is diluted with water and oxidizer. These components are present in amounts such that the concentrate can be diluted at very high dilution ratios, without affecting the polishing performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Planar Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Hyungjun Kim, Richard Wen, Bin Hu, Minae Tanaka, Deepak Mahulikar
  • Patent number: 8191203
    Abstract: A dust receptacle having a receptacle body that may be attached to and detached from a cleaner body is disclosed. The dust receptacle includes the bottom of which is opened; a handle, which is disposed on the receptacle body in a longitudinal direction; an exhaust cover, an end of which is hinged with a lower end of the handle, and which is used to expose a bottom of the receptacle body; and an operating lever that locks or unlocks the exhaust cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong-hun Yoo
  • Patent number: 8192343
    Abstract: A continuous flow centrifuge system is provided. The system includes a rotor, a stator, a stator housing, upper and lower bearing plates, upper and lower bearings, first and second snap rings, and lip seal. The upper bearing rotatably secures a shaft of the rotor in the upper bearing plate. The first snap ring secures the upper bearing to the rotor shaft. The lip seal is over the upper bearing and forms a rotatable seal with the upper bearing plate. The second snap ring secures the lip seal to an inner diameter of the upper bearing plate. The upper and lower bearing plates are secured to the stator housing so that the rotor is operatively aligned with the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Alfa Wassermann, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Spiegel, Sorin Weissman, Bill Lepse, Blaine J. Marsh
  • Patent number: 8187355
    Abstract: A filter assembly for a vacuum cleaner is provided, and the filter assembly comprises a discharge grill formed on a discharge passage, a filter member mounted on the discharge grill, and a gasket member that is detachably connected between the discharge grill and the filter member and seals a space between the discharge grill and the filter member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tak-Soo Kim, Young-Jun Cho, Kyong-Hui Jeon
  • Patent number: 8186008
    Abstract: An agitator includes an agitator body rotatably accommodated within a suction nozzle having a suction port, and comprising a plurality of bristles planted in an outer circumference, and an air moving device formed on the outer circumference of the agitator body to cause air to move in a space defined between the agitator body and an inner wall of the suction nozzle, if the agitator body is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-gyun Han, Joung-soo Park, Byung-Jo Lee, Tae-gwang Kim, See-hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 8190274
    Abstract: Methods for accessing a control module that can be executed in a control device of an automating system are provided. The method includes the steps of providing the control module in the control device; providing a first interface module in the control device; providing a second interface module in the control device; connecting the control device with an operating device via a network; transferring the second interface module from the control device to the operating device, whereby the operating device comprises input and output devices for operation by a user; executing the second interface module by the operating device; and transferring data between the first and the second interface modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Frank Konieczny, Dietmar Krumsiek, Thorsten Behr, Anja Kruse, Ralf Aron
  • Patent number: 8188703
    Abstract: An energy harvesting system includes: an energy harvesting unit for converting energy from a natural energy source into an electrical power signal; a power point tracking unit including a current tracing module capable of detecting a current of the electrical power signal, and a boundary control module; a microcontroller including a voltage detecting module capable of detecting a voltage of the electrical power signal, and a computing module for determining a maximum power point with reference to the voltage and the current of the electrical power signal, the boundary control module generating a switch control voltage signal with reference to the maximum power point; a storage unit capable of storing energy; and a pulse frequency modulation regulator for converting the electrical power signal into an intermediate signal with reference to the switch control voltage signal for subsequent storage of energy of the intermediate signal in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Chien-Ying Chen, Pai-Hsiang Chou
  • Patent number: 8181276
    Abstract: A glove having one or more reinforcements affixed thereon that reduce restriction of movement of fingers of a user. The reinforcements cross to form at least one X-shaped pattern when projected on a plane of motion of an interphalangeal joint of the fingers. The one or more reinforcements are located substantially on one or both sides of the interphalangeal joint of the fingers. The X-shaped pattern is substantially centered over an axis of rotation of the interphalangeal joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Flagsuit LLC
    Inventor: Peter K. Homer
  • Patent number: 8177838
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an artificial heart implant comprising a blood pump with a pump drive, a controller for controlling and regulating the pump drive, and an electrode that is connected to the controller and is used for detecting electrical quantities on the patient's heart. The controller controls the pump drive in accordance with the signals detected by the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft-und Raumfahrt e.V.
    Inventors: Bernhard Vodermayer, Thomas Schmid
  • Patent number: 8176829
    Abstract: An armor system includes a hard face and at least one reinforcing layer covering a rear surface of the hard face. The reinforcing layer is fabricated from a glass-ceramic material exhibiting crystalline bodies throughout the mass of the glass-ceramic material. At least one resilient layer forms a rearward outer layer of the armor system. The hard face and cooperating reinforcing layers serve to disburse energy caused by the impact of an incoming projectile with the armor system, while the resilient layer serves to retain any pieces of the hard face and reinforcing layers fractured during ballistic impact. In certain embodiments, a plurality of hard faces, each with cooperating reinforcing and resilient layers, are held in parallel and spaced apart arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Schott Corporation
    Inventors: John Carberry, John Boyett, Carl Cline, Marcella Mirata, Katherine T. Leighton, Wiktor Serafin, Edgar Aleshire
  • Patent number: 8176828
    Abstract: A transparent armor system includes a hard face fabricated from a substantially transparent glass-ceramic material exhibiting crystalline bodies throughout the mass of the glass-ceramic material and a backing covering a rear surface of the hard face opposite an anticipated incoming projectile. The backing has a refractive index substantially matching that of the hard face such as to allow substantial transparency of the transparent armor system. The hard face serves to disburse energy caused by the impact of an incoming projectile with the transparent armor system, while the backing serves to retain any pieces of the hard face fractured during ballistic impact. In certain embodiments, a plurality of hard faces are held in parallel and spaced apart arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Schott Corporation
    Inventors: John Carberry, John Boyett, Carl Cline, Marcella Mirata, Katherine T. Leighton, Wiktor Serafin, Edgar Aleshire
  • Patent number: 8176770
    Abstract: A sniffing leak detector which comprises a mass spectrometer, a turbomolecular pump and a forevacuum pump. In case that the sniffing hose with the hand-operated sniffing probe becomes detached from the main device, atmospheric pressure would pass into the gas inlet conduit and disrupt the high vacuum in the mass spectrometer. In order to protect the mass spectrometer and the vacuum pump apparatus, a flow restrictor with an upstream filter is arranged in the gas inlet conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Inficon GmbH
    Inventor: Daniel Wetzig
  • Patent number: D661017
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Amorepacific Corporation
    Inventor: Ji Na Ahn
  • Patent number: D661854
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Unger Marketing International, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Adams, David Quinlan
  • Patent number: D663377
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Imrich Kamocsai