Patents Represented by Attorney Osha Liang
  • Patent number: 8347990
    Abstract: A drill bit may include a bit body having a plurality of blades extending radially therefrom, the bit body comprising a first matrix region and a second matrix region, wherein the first matrix region is formed from a moldable matrix material having carbide particles with a unimodal particle size distribution; and at least one cutting element for engaging a formation disposed on at least one of the plurality of blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Smith International, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory T. Lockwood, Youhe Zhang, Yuelin Shen
  • Patent number: 8348463
    Abstract: An illumination device has a board, a plurality of light emitting elements that are mounted on the board, the plurality of light emitting elements being disposed such that a light irradiation direction of each light emitting element becomes substantially perpendicular to the board, and a plurality of lenses. Each of the plurality of lens is paired with one of the plurality of light emitting elements. A relative positional relationship between the light emitting element and the lens in each pair varies according to a position on the board in which the corresponding light emitting element is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Murai, Naoki Nishimori, Kosuke Sugiyama, Akira Matsui, Kenji Homma, Jun Ota, Sayuki Nakada, Rie Masuda
  • Patent number: 8352564
    Abstract: A system and method for data collection and update utilizing surrogate e-mail addresses using a server. An e-mail client generates an e-mail message comprising a surrogate e-mail address and data elements conveyed within standard fields of the e-mail message. The surrogate e-mail address also comprises data and instructions directed to a specialized software program. A message server parses the surrogate e-mail address and the e-mail content. Information relating to a specialized software program is extracted and translated into instructions and data elements. The specialized software program operates on the data elements based on the instructions obtained from the e-mail message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Leon Campise, Mike Leftwich
  • Patent number: 8350483
    Abstract: A light-emitting element driving circuit includes a PWM signal output circuit configured to output a plurality of PWM signals each having one logic level whose duty ratio corresponds to gradation data and each corresponding to each of a plurality of light-emitting elements, on the basis of the gradation data indicating brightness of each of the plurality of light-emitting elements. A driving signal output circuit is configured to change the duty ratio of each of the plurality of inputted PWM signals to output the plurality of changed PWM signals as a plurality of driving signals, on the basis of instruction data for changing the brightness of the plurality of light-emitting elements. A driving circuit is configured to drive the plurality of light-emitting elements on the basis of a duty ratio of each of the plurality of driving signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Sanyo Semiconductor Co., Ltd., Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Takeshi Arai
  • Patent number: 8350109
    Abstract: A process for dehydrogenation of alkylaromatic hydrocarbon, including: contacting a reactant vapor stream, comprising an alkylaromatic hydrocarbon and steam and having a first steam to alkylaromatic hydrocarbon ratio, with a dehydrogenation catalyst to form a vapor phase effluent comprising a product hydrocarbon, the steam, and unreacted alkylaromatic hydrocarbon; feeding at least a portion of the effluent to a splitter to separate the product hydrocarbon from the unreacted alkylaromatic hydrocarbon; recovered from the splitter as bottoms and overheads fractions, respectively; recovering heat from a first portion of said overheads fraction by indirect heat exchange with a mixture comprising alkylaromatic hydrocarbon and water to at least partially condense said portion and to form an azeotropic vaporization product comprising alkylaromatic vapor and steam having a second steam to alkylaromatic hydrocarbon ratio; and combining the azeotropic vaporization product with additional alkylaromatic hydrocarbon and ad
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lummus Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Ajaykumar Chandravadan Gami, Sanjeev Ram
  • Patent number: 8352925
    Abstract: A mechanism is disclosed for enabling a set of code intended to be executed on a first platform (intended platform) to be executed on another platform (target platform). In one implementation, this mechanism takes a significantly different approach than that taken by current techniques. Rather than duplicating, augmenting, or changing a platform to accommodate the set of code, this mechanism alters the set of code to accommodate the platform. By altering the set of code, the mechanism causes the set of code to compensate for the difference(s) between the intended platform and the target platform. By compensating for the difference(s) in the two platforms, the set of code, when executed on the target platform, is able to produce the same result or results as it would have produced had it been executed on the intended platform. Thus, the set of code is able to execute properly on the target platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Russell, Ira A. Wyant
  • Patent number: 8348486
    Abstract: A vehicular lamp unit includes a projection lens disposed on an optical axis extending in a vehicular longitudinal direction; a light source disposed rearward of a rear side focal point of the projection lens; a reflector reflecting direct light from the light source forward towards the optical axis; a shade disposed between the projection lens and the light source such that the shade blocks a part of reflected light from the reflector and a part of the direct light from the light source to form a cut-off line of a light distribution pattern; a first reflective surface formed on a tip portion of the reflector such that the first reflective surface reflects a part of the direct light from the light source downward to the front of the shade; and a second reflective surface formed on the front of the shade and below the rear side focal point of the projection lens such that the second reflective surface reflects reflected light from the first reflective surface towards the projection lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yusuke Nakada
  • Patent number: 8347971
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for installing control lines and pipe into a well. The pipe-holding spider that is normally mounted on the rig floor is adapted for easy disassembly and reassembly when the pipe slips within the spider are not engaged with the outer surface of the pipe string so that upon disassembly, a control line guide becomes vertically movable. The control line guide is adapted for being controllably elevated to a distance above the rig floor, thereby providing personnel access to a portion of the length of the pipe string below the elevated control line guide and above the rig floor for securing control line to the pipe string using a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Frank's Casing Crew and Rental Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Michael Webre, Vernon Joseph Bouligny, Brian David Begnaud, Mark Stephen Sibille
  • Patent number: 8352850
    Abstract: A method for entering input into a form involves receiving prose based on the form and a first input, receiving a request for a second input, where the request is based on the first input, submitting the second input in response to the request, where the second input contains a modification to the prose, where the second input is incorporated into the prose to obtain a summary that enables comprehension of the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Creed, Chris Quinn, Kenichi Mori, Justin C. Marr
  • Patent number: 8351386
    Abstract: A base station apparatus includes a correction unit for correcting a CQI reported from a user apparatus and a scheduler for scheduling based on the corrected CQI. The correction unit uses a correction table to correct the CQI such that if the reported CQI is poor, the CQI is slightly reduced, and otherwise, the CQI is significantly reduced. One method of generating the correction table includes deriving a first SINR in consideration of the number of interference users less than (n?1) and a second SINR in consideration of the number of interference users equal to (n?1) to explore a distribution of the second SINR to the first SINR. In this method, correspondence between the first SINR and the second SINR is determined based on the distribution to generate the correction table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Taoka, Jianchi Zhu, Xiaoming She, Lan Chen
  • Patent number: 8347677
    Abstract: A releasable latch, for a motor vehicle lock mechanism, includes a fixed stator having at least two semicylindrical portions, a rotor rotatably mounted in the fixed stator and includes a plurality of tumblers configured to be moved radially under an action of a key that is designed to be inserted axially into the rotor, and an intermediate tubular socket configured to rotate about an axis thereof in the fixed stator and to move axially relative to the fixed stator. The rotor is directly coupled with a control lever that acts as a cam when the key is suitable, and uncoupled from the control lever in a released position. The rotor is fixed axially in the intermediate socket, and the rotor and the intermediate socket are prevented from rotating relative to one another by the plurality of tumblers when the key is not suitable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Valeo Securite Habitacle
    Inventor: Christian Flandrinck
  • Patent number: 8347648
    Abstract: An air cycle refrigerating/cooling system includes a first heat exchanger for cooling air, a turbine unit that has a compressor for compressing the air and an expansion turbine for adiabatically expanding the air, and a second heat exchanger for cooling the air. A compressor rotor of the compressor and a turbine rotor of the expansion turbine are attached to a common main shaft in the turbine unit in such a manner that the turbine unit drives the compressor rotor with a power generated by the turbine rotor, and the main shaft is rotatably supported by a rolling contact bearing. A part or the entirety of a thrust force applied to the main shaft is supported by an electromagnet, and a pressure equalizing device for equalizing a gas pressure at opposite ends of the rolling contact bearing is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: NTN Corporation
    Inventors: Tsugito Nakazeki, Takayoshi Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 8353025
    Abstract: Techniques for virtual private network (VPN) access are provided. A dynamic determination, in response to privileges, is made as to whether a principal and a device of a principal are to receive a thin client virtual private network (VPN) installation for a thin client VPN session between the principal and a remote site or whether a clientless VPN session is appropriate. Dynamic switching between the clientless VPN session and thin client VPN session is permissible when the principal supplies the appropriate credentials for such a switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Surendranath Mohanty, Gautham Chambrakana Ananda, Girish Ks, Vishnu Govind Attur
  • Patent number: 8353004
    Abstract: An authentication device having high resistance to spoofing is provided. The portable telephone includes a camera of imaging the face of the person to be authenticated, an imaging direction comparing unit of determining whether or not the face of the person to be authenticated is imaged from diagonally below, and a main control unit of determining that the person to be authenticated is not the person in question when the imaging direction comparing unit determines that the face of the person to be authenticated is not imaged from diagonally below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Senga, Takashi Kakiuchi
  • Patent number: 8342268
    Abstract: A drill bit that includes a bit body having a plurality of blades extending radially therefrom, wherein at least a portion of the bit body comprises a first matrix region comprising a plurality of primary carbide particles having an average mean free path of at least about 10 microns; and at least one cutting element for engaging a formation disposed on at least one of the plurality of blades is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Smith International, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan W. Lockstedt, Gregory T. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 8345636
    Abstract: A base station includes a transmission method determining portion that determines whether to allow a mobile station to transmit a propagation path measuring signal by one of a multi-carrier method and a single carrier method; and a transmission method sending portion that sends information indicating the determined transmission method with the mobile station. A mobile station includes a data mapping portion that maps a signal sequence of a propagation path state measuring signal in accordance with transmission information that a base station sends in order to indicate the propagation path state measuring signal is transmitted by either one of a single carrier method and a multi-carrier method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ofuji, Kenichi Higuchi, Mamoru Sawahashi
  • Patent number: 8345582
    Abstract: A base station apparatus used for a FDD mobile communications system which uses at least a predetermined frequency bandwidth is disclosed. The base station apparatus includes a control unit which provides an instruction signal which at least indicates a frequency band used in wireless communications; and a unit which wirelessly communicates with a user apparatus according to the instruction signal, wherein, if the base station apparatus belongs to a predetermined border area between mobile communications systems, an instruction signal which indicates that use of one part of the predetermined frequency band is permitted, but use of another part is prohibited is provided by the control unit, and, if the base station apparatus belongs to a predetermined non-border area, an instruction signal which indicates that use of one part and use of the other part are permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuta Sagae, Hitoshi Yoshino
  • Patent number: 8341999
    Abstract: A method for producing a terminal has the steps of disposing butt surfaces of a pair of forming dies and side surfaces of a linear conductive material having a square shape in cross section parallel to one another, forming cutting recesses on ridge lines of the linear conductive material by first pressing surfaces, each provided on each of the butt surfaces, forming tapered surfaces continuous with the cutting recesses by second pressing surfaces, each formed by cutting at least one side edge portion of the first pressing surface, and cutting the cutting recesses so that a unit-length terminal is cut out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Hirano
  • Patent number: 8342046
    Abstract: A second tank for accommodating a sample is disposed within a first tank. A heater for heating gas is provided inside the second tank. A heater controller controls the heater such that temperature of gas becomes a set temperature. A heat conducting member is disposed such that one end of the heat conducting member is positioned in the gas inside the first or second tank and the other end is positioned in the humidifying water contained in the humidifier. The heat conducting member is made of material having higher thermal conductivity than that of gas inside the first or second tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: ESPEC Corp., Tiyoda Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Murakami, Katsuhiko Watabe, Masayuki Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 8346261
    Abstract: In a procedure for a mobile station (UE) to perform handover from a cell under the control of a radio base station (NB) of an UTRAN scheme to a cell under the control of a radio base station (eNB) of an E-UTRA scheme, a switching center (MME) of the E-UTRA scheme receives, from and the radio base station (eNB) of the E-UTRA scheme, a handover request acknowledge message including a transparent container including a security algorithm of an AS used in a communication between the mobile station (UE) and the radio base station (eNB) of the E-UTRA scheme; and the switching center (MME) of the E-UTRA scheme transmits, to a switching center (SGSN) of the UTRA scheme, a NAS PDU including the transparent container, a security algorithm of a NAS and a security processing parameter of the NAS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikio Iwamura, Minami Ishii, Alf Zugenmaier