Patents Represented by Attorney Osha Liang
  • Patent number: 8322412
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an adjustable guide 10a to steer the end 90 of a pipe string 88 into position to be engaged and supported by a pipe gripping apparatus such as, for example, an externally gripping elevator assembly 10. The adjustable guide 10a may comprise a plurality of angularly distributed guide inserts 30, each having a sloped surface 30A to engage a pipe end 90. Another embodiment provides an adjustable guide 60a to steer a pipe connection into position to pass through a spider 60. The guide inserts 30, 80 of an adjustable guide may be controllably positionable to together form a guide that is concentric with the bore of the tapered bowl of an elevator assembly or a spider. One embodiment comprises a guide insert retainer 11 having a plurality of channels 28, each slidably receiving a guide insert 30 and positionable by rotation of a threaded shaft 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Frank's Casing Crew & Rental Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Richard Angelle, Donald E. Mosing, John Erick Stelly
  • Patent number: 8327185
    Abstract: A method for storing data. The method including receiving a request to write data. In response the request, selecting, a grid location in a grid to write the data, writing the data to memory, updating a data structure to indicate that the grid location is filled. The method further includes determining, using the data structure, whether a data grid in the grid is filled, where the grid location is in the data grid and based on a determination that the data grid is filled: calculating parity values for the grid using the data, determining a physical address in persistent storage corresponding to the grid location, writing the data to a physical location in persistent storage corresponding to the physical address, and writing the parity values to the persistent storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: DSSD, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Bonwick
  • Patent number: 8326714
    Abstract: A method for providing payroll information for a worker of an employer. The method includes obtaining, from the worker, an earnings item for a portion of a payroll period, adding the earnings item to a payroll account of the worker, updating a balance of the payroll account using the earnings item to obtain an updated balance, and calculating a compensation amount for the worker prior to processing payroll of the employer. The compensation amount is calculated using the updated balance. The method further includes displaying the updated balance and the compensation amount for the payroll period prior to processing payroll of the employer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Steuart Teichman, Lucinda Kathryn Foss
  • Patent number: 8327054
    Abstract: A data check circuit comprising: a request signal output circuit configured to output a request signal for requesting occupation of a bus to an arbitration circuit configured to arbitrate the occupation of the bus, when a CPU connected, as a bus master, with the bus for accessing a memory outputs an instruction signal for providing an instruction for starting detection of whether or not data stored in the memory is correct; a data acquisition circuit configured to acquire data stored in the memory through the bus, when the arbitration circuit outputs a permission signal for permitting the occupation of the bus based on the request signal; and a data processing circuit configured to perform processing for detecting whether or not the acquired data is correct, the acquired data acquired by the data acquisition circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC, Sanyo Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoyuki Ogino
  • Patent number: 8326300
    Abstract: A mobile communication method according to the present invention includes the steps of: transmitting, from a NAS function to an S1-AP function, a NAS-PDU; transmitting, from the S1-AP function to the NAS function, a retransmission request for the NAS-PDU, when receiving a notification, which indicates completion of a handover of a mobile station (UE), from a handover target radio base station (eNB), after receiving an S1-AP response message, which indicates that transfer of the NAS-PDU to the mobile station (UE) through a radio interface has failed, from the handover source radio base station (eNB); and retransmitting, from the NAS function to the S1-AP function, the NAS-PDU, in response to the retransmission request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Wuri Andarmawanti Hapsari, Minami Ishii
  • Patent number: 8325592
    Abstract: A communication device for sending transmission signals for one or more mobile stations from multiple transmitting antennas is disclosed. The communication device includes a scheduling unit configured to allocate one or more frequency resource blocks each having a predetermined bandwidth and including one or more subcarriers preferentially to each selected one of the mobile stations that is in a good channel condition; one or more delay setting units provided between the scheduling unit and the transmitting antennas and configured to set delay values for one or more signal paths leading to the transmitting antennas; and a delay value updating unit configured to repeatedly update the delay values to be set by the delay setting units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Higuchi, Mamoru Sawahashi, Zhengang Pan, Lan Chen, Jingxiu Liu
  • Patent number: 8324061
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a first gate stack on a semiconductor substrate, the first gate stack includes a first gate conductor and a first gate dielectric between the first gate conductor and the semiconductor substrate; forming source/drain regions on the semiconductor substrate; forming a multilayer structure including at least one sacrificial layer and at least one insulating layer under the sacrificial layer on the semiconductor substrate and the first gate stack; performing a first RIE on the multilayer structure; performing a second RIE on the multilayer structure; selectively etching the first gate stack with respect to the insulating layer, in which the first gate conductor is removed and an opening is formed in the insulating layer; and forming a second gate conductor in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Huaxiang Yin, Qiuxia Xu, Gaobo Xu, Lingkuan Meng, Tao Yang, Dapeng Chen
  • Patent number: 8317030
    Abstract: A perforated plate for a vibratory sifter, the perforated plate including a base plate comprising a plurality of openings formed therethrough, and a flange integrally formed with the base plate. A method of forming a screen assembly for a vibratory sifter, the method including forming a base plate, forming a plurality of openings extending from a top surface to a bottom surface of the base plate, and forming an integral flange on the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventor: Joseph Leonard Smith
  • Patent number: 8317029
    Abstract: A wafer storage container including a container body having an opening adapted to store wafers is disclosed. The container body includes a window and wafer support parts. Delivery components are attached to the exterior face part of the container body. The delivery components includes a bottom plate disposed at a bottom of the container body, a pair of side handles disposed at both sides of the container body, and a robotic flange disposed at a top of the container body. The container further is provided with a lid adapted to seal the opening of the container body. The lid includes a lid main body, a pair of latch mechanism disposed within the lid main body, a retainer member disposed at an inner surface of the lid main body, a seal gasket member disposed at a periphery of the lid main body such that it contacts a periphery of an opening part of the container body and a lid cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kamada, Hidehiro Masuko
  • Patent number: 8320507
    Abstract: A transmitting device Fourier-transforms symbols in a transmission symbol sequence, maps the Fourier-transformed symbols to subcarriers, inverse-Fourier-transforms the mapped symbols, and transmits the inverse-Fourier-transformed symbols from multiple transmitting antennas. A receiving device Fourier-transforms received signals, extracts signal components mapped to the subcarriers, and estimates the symbols transmitted via the subcarriers by applying a QR decomposition algorithm to the extracted signal components. The receiving device obtains a unitary matrix QH such that the product of the unitary matrix QH, a weight matrix W determining a correspondence between the transmission symbol sequence and the subcarriers, and a channel matrix H becomes a triangular matrix R, and estimates candidates of the symbols transmitted from the transmitting antennas based on the unitary matrix QH and the triangular matrix R.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichi Higuchi
  • Patent number: 8321862
    Abstract: A method for migrating a virtual machine executing on a host. The method involves monitoring, by a monitoring agent connected to a device driver, hosts in a network, wherein the device driver is connected to a network interface card, determining a virtual machine to be migrated based on a virtual machine policy, sending, by the host, a request to migrate to at least one of a plurality of target hosts in the network, receiving an acceptance to the request to migrate from at least one of the plurality of target hosts, determining, by the monitoring agent, a chosen target host to receive the virtual machine based on a migration policy, wherein the chosen target host is one of the at least one target hosts that sent the acceptance, sending a confirmation and historical information to the chosen target host, and migrating the virtual machine to the chosen target host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Sumedha K. Swamy, Kais Belgaied
  • Patent number: 8320656
    Abstract: A method for creating an after-the-fact (ATF) payroll journal, including identifying a payroll check cashed at a financial institution, where the payroll check is issued to an employee during a payroll period for payment via a financial institution, obtaining, using a processor of a computer system, an electronic image associated with the payroll check, extracting, using the processor, payroll check information from the electronic image, validating, using the processor, the payroll check information based on a pre-determined criterion, where the payroll check information includes a payee name, a check date, and a check amount, and generating, using the processor, an entry of the ATF payroll journal from the payroll check information based on a pre-determined payroll rule, where the entry includes an amount of tax withholding of the employee for the payroll period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventor: Patanjali Bhatt
  • Patent number: 8320642
    Abstract: A face collation apparatus has a storage that stores a feature quantity of at least one registrant, the feature quantity being extracted from a registration image of the registrant, a feature quantity extractor that extracts a feature quantity from a collation image of a collation object person, a score calculator that calculates a score indicating an analogy degree between the feature quantity of the registrant and the feature quantity of the collation object person, a score adjuster that adjusts the score using a score adjustment parameter so that any one of a stranger acceptance rate indicating a probability that a stranger is accepted at the time of collation, a principal rejection rate indicating a probability that a principal is rejected at the time of collation, and an equal error rate, which is a probability that the stranger acceptance rate and the principal rejection rate are equal, becomes substantially constant regardless of a registration condition and/or a collation condition, and a determinatio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Hyuga, Yoshihisa Minato, Miharu Sakuragi, Yukiko Yanagawa
  • Patent number: 8316930
    Abstract: A hydraulic connector to provide a fluidic connection between a fluid supply and a downhole tubular, the connector comprising: a body; an engagement assembly comprising an extendable portion selectively extendable from the body, the engagement assembly being configured to extend and retract a seal assembly disposed at a distal end of the extendable portion into and from a proximal end of the downhole tubular; and a valve assembly operable between an open position and a closed position, the valve assembly being configured to: allow a fluid to communicate between the fluid supply and the downhole tubular through the seal assembly when in the open position; and prevent fluid communication between the fluid supply and the downhole tubular when in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Pilot Drilling Control Limited, Frank's International, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Clubb, Dougal Hugo Brown, Alan Payne, Stuart Card, George Swietlik, Robert Large, Burney J. Latiolais
  • Patent number: 8318694
    Abstract: A process for preparing an oligosaccharide derivative from an oligosaccharide mixture, the process being characterized in that the process comprises the steps of (a) introducing a lipophilic group into oligosaccharides of the mixture to obtain a mixture of oligosaccharide derivatives, and (b) treating the oligosaccharide derivative mixture by serotonin affinity column chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Kakehi, Mitsuhiro Kinoshita, Yuki Matsuno
  • Patent number: 8316929
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus to guide a tubular member include the apparatus having a bore with a longitudinal axis extending therethrough and configured to support the tubular member, with the apparatus including a first opening formed at a first side thereof, a second opening formed at a second side thereof, and an inner wall extending from the first opening to the second opening. The apparatus further includes a first guiding member disposed adjacent to the first opening of the bowl and a second guiding member disposed adjacent to the second opening of the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Frank's Casing Crew and Rental Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Richard Angelle, Donald E. Mosing, Robert Thibodeaux, Blaine Stephen LaFleur, John Erick Stelly
  • Patent number: 8320964
    Abstract: To conceal AC of a mobile station UE from an MMTEL/IMS layer function, and at the same time, perform SSAC barring in the MMTEL/IMS layer function. In the mobile station UE according to the present invention, an AS layer function 10 includes a broadcast information reception unit 11 configured to receive broadcast information, an adjustment unit 13 configured to generate second barring information (ac-BarringFactor and ac-BarringTime) based on first barring information (ac-BarringFactor and ac-BarringTime) included in the AC of the mobile station UE and the broadcast information, and a notification unit 14 configured to notify the MMTEL/IMS layer function 30 of the second barring information, and the MMTEL/IMS layer function 30 includes a determination unit 24 configured to determine whether or not it is possible to perform a call request process based on the second barring information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: NTT Docomo, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikio Iwamura, Itsuma Tanaka, Keisuke Suzuki, Masashi Kanauchi
  • Patent number: D671519
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Limited
    Inventors: Kenichi Kanou, Toyoki Shibata
  • Patent number: D671585
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Limited
    Inventors: Masaya Mihara, Shuji Tanifuji
  • Patent number: D671997
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: USA Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Lien