Patents Represented by Attorney Osha Liang
  • Patent number: 8346033
    Abstract: A method for producing the optical coupler includes mounting a first conversion element on an upper surface of a first terminal plate, mounting a second conversion element on an upper surface of a second terminal plate, supplying a translucent primary mold resin in a fluidized state to the upper surfaces of the first terminal plate and the second terminal plate such that the first conversion element and the second conversion element are covered with the primary mold resin, curing the primary mold resin while inverting vertically the first terminal plate and the second terminal plate to retain the primary mold resin in a state in which the primary mold resin hangs from the first terminal plate and the second terminal plate, and covering a surface of the primary mold resin with a secondary mold resin having a refractive index lower than that of the primary mold resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuro Kubota
  • Patent number: 8347338
    Abstract: This application describes a method of referencing content in an application. The method comprises, for a content element, creating a reference to the content element and associating that reference with the content element. This enables the content element (for example, text or images) to be dissociated from other features related to content; for example, its presentation on the screen. In this way, control over presentation may be achieved separately from control of the content itself. In an example, a Content Provider provides referenced content to an Operator. A Program Provider sends referenced scenarios to the Operator. The Operator resolves the reference and sends data for broadcast by the Broadcaster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing S.A.
    Inventors: Christophe Colas Noblecourt, Setra Rakotomavo
  • Patent number: 8346094
    Abstract: A light transmission system has a light transmission module having a light transmission path that transmits a data signal as an optical signal, wherein the light transmission module converts the optical signal transmitted through the light transmission path to an electrical signal and outputs the converted optical signal as a binarization signal, an electrical transmission path that outputs a clock signal as a binarization signal, a reception processing unit that performs a reception process on each of the data signal and the clock signal, and a first delay unit that delays a rise start time of the clock signal with respect to a rise start time of the data signal for the binarization signal. A delay amount of the clock signal by the first delay unit is a time less than or equal to a maximum value of a data dependency jitter (DDJ).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Hamana, Naru Yasuda, Hayami Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 8345184
    Abstract: A light guide plate (63) includes a light introducing section (65), which is at a position facing a point light source (62), for confining light from the point light source, and a light guide plate main body (64), which has a thickness smaller than a thickness at an end of the light introducing section on the point light source side, for outputting the confined light to an outside from a light outputting surface by light outputting means (70). The light introducing section (65) has an inclined surface (67), which is inclined from a surface of the light introducing section towards a surface of the light guide plate main body (64). The inclined surface (67) has a directivity converting pattern (68) for converting a directivity expansion in a thickness direction of the light guide plate of the light entered to the light introducing section (65) to directivity characteristics tilted towards a direction parallel to a surface direction of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Shinohara, Yasuhiro Tanoue, Kazuhide Hirota, Koichi Takemura, Takuma Iwase, Takako Ishikawa, Yoshihiro Ueno, Morihisa Ota, Jun Kishimoto, Gouo Kurata, Yukihiro Takahashi, Hiroyuki Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 8341956
    Abstract: An electric actuator of the present invention includes a hydraulic fluid supply device and an actuator actuated in response to an input of hydraulic fluid from a variable-volume pump. The hydraulic fluid supply device includes an adjustable-speed motor, the variable-volume pump which is driven by the adjustable-speed motor and ejects hydraulic fluid, an electric motor control unit which controls the adjustable-speed motor so as to achieve an intended rotation speed, and a pump control unit which controls the variable-volume pump so that the ejection volume of the variable-volume pump decreases with an increase in the ejection pressure of the variable-volume pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nabtesco Corporation
    Inventor: Naohiro Makino
  • Patent number: 8344796
    Abstract: A switched capacitor circuit includes a capacitor and switches located on an input side and an output side of the capacitor. The switched capacitor circuit also includes an operational amplifier of a later stage which receives an output of the capacitor, wherein a current value of a current supplied to the operational amplifier is switched according to at least one open/closed state of at least one of the switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ON Semiconductor Trading, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akinobu Onishi
  • Patent number: 8342734
    Abstract: A vehicular light source unit includes: an LED element integrated with a pair of plate-like feeding terminals; and an LED socket including a pair of plate spring-like conductive terminals in which movable portions and supporting portions that are integrally formed by a conductive member hold the pair of feeding terminals from both sides, and a resin housing integrated with the pair of conductive terminals. The LED element is detachably supported by the plate spring-like conductive terminals through the feeding terminals and receives a power supply from both sides of the feeding terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ohmi, Shinya Enomoto
  • Patent number: 8345640
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device to use a locked mobile terminal with a new subscription. This method is based on presentation of several IMSI and detection of an IMSI with valid MCC and/or MNC code replaced by another IMSI so that the end-user can use his new SIM card with the locked mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Gemalto SA
    Inventor: Paul Bradley
  • Patent number: 8345706
    Abstract: A base station (eNodeB) performing a radio communication with a user equipment (UE) includes: a transmission format determining unit (16) configured to determine a transmission format of a downlink data channel not to be associated by a control channel, based on a downlink reception signal quality measured by the user equipment; a notification unit (18) configured to notify, to the user equipment, the transmission format determined by the transmission format determining unit; a transmission power controlling unit (19) configured to control a transmission power of the downlink data channel; and a transmitting unit (18) configured to transmit downlink data to the user equipment via the downlink data channel, by using the transmission format determined by the transmission format determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Harada, Minami Ishii, Sadayuki Abeta
  • Patent number: 8345967
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing an image to create a grayscale image are provided. The method includes converting, in a color image consisting of a plurality of pixels, a pixel value of each pixel in a RGB color space into a pixel value in a new color space through color space conversion, extracting color information using the pixel value in the new color space, calculating a luminance change amount of each pixel using the extracted color information, calculating a luminance value for the grayscale image by combining an original luminance value of each pixel and the luminance change amount, and creating the grayscale image according to the calculated luminance value. In converting color image into grayscale image and representing the grayscale image, the luminance change amount is set according to a property of each color perceived by humans and added to original luminance value, thereby explicitly discriminating among objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Postech Academy—Industry Foundation
    Inventors: Tae-Hee Lee, Byoung-Kwang Kim, Woo-Jin Song
  • Patent number: 8336611
    Abstract: A heat source is cooled by employing heat pipes, magneto-hydrodynamic fluid pipes, and a heat sink. Heat is transmitted from evaporating ends of the heat pipes connected to the heat source to condensing ends of the heat pipes connected to the heat sink. The magneto-hydrodynamic fluid is circulated inside the magneto-hydrodynamic fluid pipes. Magnetic fields are generated using an array of magnets and an electric potential is created from a top surface to a bottom surface of each magneto-hydrodynamic fluid pipe using metal films. The magnetic fields and electric potential induce an electrically-conductive magneto-hydrodynamic fluid to circulate in the magneto-hydrodynamic fluid pipes thereby dissipating heat from the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventor: Chien Ouyang
  • Patent number: 8338950
    Abstract: An electronic component has a substrate, a die bonding pad provided on an upper surface of the substrate, a semiconductor element bonded onto the die bonding pad by a die bonding resin, a conductive pattern disposed adjacent to the die bonding pad, and a coating member covering the conductive pattern. At least an outer peripheral portion of a surface of the die bonding pad is made of an inorganic material. The inorganic material of the outer peripheral portion is exposed. The die bonding pad and the conductive pattern are separated by an air gap such that the coating member does not come into contact with the die bonding pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Ono, Yoshio Tanaka, Kiyoshi Nakajima, Naoto Kuratani, Tomofumi Maekawa
  • Patent number: 8340028
    Abstract: A mobile station includes: means that performs discontinuous reception only for a signaling control channel, means that determines presence or absence of traffic data addressed to the own mobile station, and means that, when it is determined that there is traffic data addressed to the own mobile station, receives corresponding shared data channel. A radio access network apparatus includes: means that determines a discontinuous reception state, means that determines a discontinuous reception channel, means that reports the determined discontinuous reception channel to the mobile station, and means that, when transmission data arises, transmits a control signal using the determined discontinuous reception channel and that transmits traffic data using a corresponding shared data channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: NTT Docomo, Inc.
    Inventors: Minami Ishii, Yasuhiro Kato, Sadayuki Abeta, Takehiro Nakamura, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8336759
    Abstract: A parcel box for receiving and keeping parcels in a theftproof manner has a box having a drawer which can be pulled out and pushed in, and a prevention mechanism that prevents unauthorized removal of parcel. The prevention mechanism has a platform for placing parcel, a blocking mechanism that blocks pulling out of the drawer from the box when parcel is placed on the platform, and an unblocking mechanism that unblocks the parcel box drawer. The platform has a first end and a second end situated opposite each other. The platform is swingable about a cross pivot axle fixed in the drawer. The first end of the platform is situated lower than the second end. The blocking mechanism has a blocking bracket and a stop. The blocking bracket has a first end and a second end situated opposite each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Skouboe
  • Patent number: 8337261
    Abstract: A contact formed by electroforming and extended in a direction roughly perpendicular to a voltage application direction in the electroforming has a contact portion disposed at one end of the contact, which is brought into sliding contact with a conductive member along the voltage application direction in the electroforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Hemmi, Kazumasa Seki, Shogo Nagasaka, Toshio Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8336760
    Abstract: A parcel box for receiving and keeping parcels in a theftproof manner has a box having a drawer which can be pulled out and pushed in, and a prevention mechanism that prevents unauthorized removal of parcel. The prevention mechanism has a placing portion on which the parcel is placed, a blocking mechanism that blocks pulling out of the drawer from the box when parcel is placed on the placing portion, and an unblocking mechanism that unblocks the parcel box drawer. The placing portion has two platforms, each having a first end and a second end situated opposite each other. The two platforms are facing each other or are placed in adjacent relation to each other, with the ends of the platforms directed to opposite sides. Each platform is pivotable about a pivot axle fixed in the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Skouboe
  • Patent number: 8341167
    Abstract: A method for searching within a product context. The method includes receiving a first search phrase for a search within the product context, and evaluating the first search phrase based on the product context. Evaluating the first search phrase includes obtaining a plurality of keywords from the first search phrase, and identifying a facet using the plurality of keywords. The facet is contextually related to a keyword of the plurality of keywords, and the facet and the plurality of keywords are used to obtain a plurality of search terms. The evaluating the search phrase further includes applying a backward filter to revise the plurality of search terms into a second search phrase. The method further includes displaying the second search phrase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Igor A. Podgorny, Amit Rohatgi, Paul Coletta
  • Patent number: 8337085
    Abstract: A thrust bearing system for a roller cone rock bit includes at least one roller cone disposed on a leg having an air channel therethrough, the thrust bearing system including a primary thrust bearing surface on the leg configured to contact a corresponding primary bearing surface on the roller cone, wherein the primary thrust bearing surface on the leg includes at least one air circulation port in fluid communication with the air channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Mahavir Nagaraj, Jeremy Marcus, Vincent Wayne Shotton, Sameer Bhoite
  • Patent number: 8341629
    Abstract: A method for virtual computing that includes receiving a virtual computer specification, wherein the virtual computer specification defines a plurality of hardware and software configuration requirements for a virtual computer and a duration requirement for use of the virtual computer, requisitioning a plurality of computing resources based on the plurality of hardware and software configuration requirements, provisioning the plurality of computing resources from a pool of computing resources to obtain a provisioned virtual computer, and scheduling the plurality of computing resources of the provisioned virtual computer for use based on the duration requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory A. Williams, Mark A. Son-Bell, Carl F. Meske, Jr., Arieh Markel, Peter H. Schow
  • Patent number: 8336328
    Abstract: The air cycle refrigerating/cooling system compresses air that has flown in with a compressor (6) in a turbine unit (5) and adiabatically expands the air with an expansion turbine (7) in a turbine unit (5). In the turbine unit (5), a compressor rotor (6a) of the compressor (6) and a turbine rotor (7a) of the expansion turbine (7) are attached to the same main shaft (13), the main shaft (13) is supported by bearings (15) and (16) so as to be freely rotatable, and part or the entirety of the thrust force applied to this main shaft (13) is supported by an electromagnet (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: NTN Corporation
    Inventors: Tsugito Nakazeki, Takayoshi Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yamada, Yoshihide Umetsu