Patents Represented by Attorney Osha Liang
  • Patent number: 8317545
    Abstract: A plug for electric connectors comprises a housing 34 and a cap 36. The housing 34 comprises an insertion space 71 that allows a noise filter 35 to be fitted onto lengths of electric wire 32 before the housing is covered by the cap 36 after contacts 30 are latched. The cap 36 comprises a wall surface 75 provided in a direction, in which the noise filter 35 comes off. And, the plug for electric connectors is assembled in the order of (1) a step of latching the contacts 30 on a plug portion 31a of the housing 34, (2) a step of fitting the noise filter 35 onto the lengths of electric wire 32 that are connected to the contacts 30 and disposed within the housing 34, and (3) a step of covering the housing 34 with the cap 36 and forming a wall surface 72 in a direction, in which the noise filter 35 comes off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Iida
  • Patent number: 8320382
    Abstract: A mobile station includes: a QoS (quality of service) requirement determination unit configured to determine a QoS requirement for a data packet; a downlink channel condition estimation unit configured to estimate a downlink channel condition; an identification number extracting unit configured to extract an identification number for the mobile station; and a notification unit configured to notify a base station of the QoS requirement, the identification number for the mobile station, and the downlink channel condition by means of a reservation packet. A base station includes: an uplink channel condition estimation unit configured to estimate an uplink channel condition by means of a reservation packet; a radio parameter control unit configured to determine and control a radio parameter based on the reservation packet and the uplink channel condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Shingo Suwa, Motohiro Tanno, Mamoru Sawahashi
  • Patent number: 8321319
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for analyzing an investment in a rental property. The method steps include obtaining identification information of the rental property, wherein identification information identifies the rental property to an information source, submitting a request to the information source based on identification information, receiving property information from the information source based on the request, obtaining an investment parameter from an investor of the investment in the rental property, analyzing the investment in the rental property based on the investment parameter and property information to generate an analysis result, adjusting the investment parameter to optimize the analysis result resulting in an optimized analysis result, and generating a report based on the optimized analysis result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Lesley K. Grossblatt, Lucinda Kathryn Foss, Miriam Nga-Shun Vu
  • Patent number: 8316964
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, a drill bit assembly has a body intermediate a shank and a working face. The working face has at least one cutting element. The drill bit also has a jack element with a distal end substantially protruding from the working face and at least one downhole material driven transducer in communication with the jack element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Christopher Durrand, Paula Turner, Daryl Wise
  • Patent number: 8316963
    Abstract: A method for using a vessel assembly including two or more vessels in multiple drilling unit operations, the method including using a vessel in the container assembly for cuttings storage, and operating at least one vessel in the container system in at least two of a slurrification system, a drilling fluid recycling system, and a tank cleaning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: M-I LLC
    Inventors: Jan Thore Eia, Gordon M. Logan
  • Patent number: 8318275
    Abstract: A multicolor molding article is integrally formed of first and second molding materials in combination. At least part of the peripheral portion in the boundary between a first molding part of the first molding material and a second molding part of the second molding material is formed with a thin projected piece. The tapering inclined angle of the thin projected piece is specified to range from 5° to 40°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Shin-Etsu Handotai Co., Ltd., Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Kudo, Hiroki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 8312920
    Abstract: A drilling fluid test device including a cell body having a pressurization inlet configured to allow for pressurization of the cell body, a fluid inlet configured to provide a test fluid, a filtrate outlet configured to discharge a filtrate, and a fluid outlet configured to discharge the fluid. The device also including a filter medium disposed in the cell body and a cleaning system disposed in the cell body and configured to clean the filter medium. Additionally, a method of testing a drilling fluid including injecting a drilling fluid into an automated testing cell, the automated testing cell having a filter medium. Furthermore, pressurizing the automated testing cell, forming a filter cake on the filter medium, and separating the drilling fluid into a filtrate and a residual drilling fluid. Additionally, transferring the filtrate to a filtrate collection vessel and determining a volume of filtrate in the filtrate collection vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mostafa Ahmadi Tehrani, Jacqueline Joan Cameron
  • Patent number: 8315590
    Abstract: An emergency information reporting method, wherein a broadcast equipment (CBC) transmits an emergency information reporting message including a distribution area and emergency information to a switching center (MME) corresponding to the distribution area, the switching center (MME) generates an emergency information reporting message including cell identification information and transmits the message to a wireless base station (eNB) which manages the cell corresponding to the distribution area included in the received emergency information reporting message, and the wireless base station (eNB) broadcasts the emergency information included in the received emergency information reporting message to the cell corresponding to the cell identification information included in the emergency information reporting message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Wuri Andarmawanti Hapsari, Katsutoshi Nishida, Itsuma Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8313077
    Abstract: An apparatus to lift an oilfield machine includes at least one lifting bellows, an alignment assembly extending between at least one lifting bellows and an adapter plate of the oilfield machine, the alignment assembly comprising an inner cylinder to reciprocate within a sleeve of the oilfield machine, and the alignment assembly comprising a top plate at an upper end of the inner cylinder, the top plate configured to transfer forces from the at least one lifting bellows and the inner cylinder to the adapter plate, wherein the sleeve is configured to restrict the inner cylinder to a substantially linear displacements therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventor: Anthony Rose
  • Patent number: 8313050
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, an abrasion resistant nozzle has at least two sintered diamond bodies having flat, mating, exterior surfaces and a thickness, the surfaces being held against each other under compression. An enclosure is formed between the mating surfaces, at least one surface having a groove forming a portion of the enclosure and the other surface forming a remaining portion of the enclosure. The enclosure connects an entry and an exit formed in at least one side of at least one of the bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Hall, David Wahlquist, Thomas Morris
  • Patent number: 8315318
    Abstract: An OFDM signal receiving apparatus (30) includes a receiver section (31) configured to perform receiving processing on a received OFDM signal, for each OFDM symbol duration period; a plurality of deinterleaving sections (341 . . . 34n) each configured to perform deinterleaving processing on data acquired through the receiving processing, in a unit of an interleaving block; and a plurality of decoder sections (361 . . . 36n) each configured to perform decoding processing on data outputted from a corresponding one of the plurality of deinterleaving sections (341 . . . 34n). The interleaving block is a part of a transmission time interval block including data to be transmitted in a transmission time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Miki, Sadayuki Abeta
  • Patent number: 8316260
    Abstract: A method for storing data. The method including receiving a request to write data. In response the request, selecting, a RAID grid location in a RAID grid to write the data, writing the data to memory, updating a data structure to indicate that the RAID grid location is filled. The method further includes determining, using the data structure, whether a data grid in the RAID grid is filled, where the RAID grid location is in the data grid and based on a determination that the data grid is filled: calculating parity values for the RAID grid using the data, determining a physical address in persistent storage corresponding to the RAID 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: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: DSSD, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Bonwick
  • Patent number: 8312613
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a percussion drilling assembly, the method including providing a tubular case having a central axis and a lower end with an inner surface and an outer surface, providing a driver sub having a central axis, an outer surface, and an upper end, providing a annular locking member including an annular body, an inner finger extending radially inward from the body, and a first outer finger extending radially outward from the body, positioning the annular locking member about the driver sub, and threading the upper end of the driver sub to the lower end of the case. The inner surface of the lower end includes internal threads and the outer surface of the lower end includes a groove. The outer surface of the upper end includes external threads and the outer surface axially below the outer includes a groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Smith International, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J Marshall
  • Patent number: 8314485
    Abstract: An electronic component has a board, a semiconductor element mounted on an upper surface of the board, a ground electrode formed in a region surrounding the semiconductor element on the upper surface of the board, a conductive cap that overlaps the board such that the semiconductor element is covered therewith, and a conductive joining member that joins a whole periphery of a lower surface of the conductive cap to the ground electrode. The conductive cap includes a pressing portion on the lower surface thereof The lower surface of the conductive cap and the ground electrode are joined by the conductive joining member on an outer peripheral side of the pressing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Ono, Yoshio Tanaka, Kiyoshi Nakajima, Naoto Kuratani, Tomofumi Maekawa
  • Patent number: 8312699
    Abstract: A spur attachable to a boot. The spur includes a body having a first arm, a second arm, and a neck. A first bar having eyelets is attached to a distal end of the first arm and a second bar having eyelets is attached to a distal end of the second arm. The first arm and the second arm are configured to be forward relative to a heel of the boot and the neck is configured to be rearward relative to the heel of the boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Karl Cook
  • Patent number: 8315156
    Abstract: A system for distributing network traffic among direct hardware access datapaths, comprising: a processor; one or more activated PNICs; a host operating system; and a virtual machine (VM). Each activated PNIC sends and receives data packets over a network. Each activated PNIC is configured with a virtual function. The VM includes a VNIC and a virtual link aggregator configured to maintain a list identifying each activated PNIC. Virtual function mappings for the VM associate the VM with virtual functions for the activated PNICs. The virtual link aggregator selects the first activated PNIC for servicing a network connection and determines a virtual function for the first activated PNIC. The VNIC for the first activated PNIC uses the virtual function to directly transfer network traffic for the network connection between the VM and the first activated PNIC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas G. Droux, Sunay Tripathi
  • Patent number: 8315171
    Abstract: A method of managing a plurality of computing resources including obtaining a first load threshold and a second load threshold, obtaining a first load value and a second load value, comparing the first load threshold and the second load threshold with the first load value and the second load value, and changing an operating mode of a resource of the plurality of computing resources when both the first load threshold and the second load threshold are between the first load value and the second load value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Bharath Venkatakrishnan, Amit Kumar Sharma, Suraj Kumar Verma
  • Patent number: 8313252
    Abstract: In a package (5) formed by a supporting portion (5a) for supporting a light emitting portion (7) or a light receiving portion (9) for emitting or receiving an optical signal, and a lid (5b) for covering the supporting portion (5a); the supporting portion (5a) or the lid (5b) includes a light guide mounting surface (22) for supporting at least one end including an incident/exit port of the optical signal in a film light guide (4) for optically coupling with the light emitting portion (7) or the light receiving portion (9) and transmitting the optical signal; and a length (D) in a Z-direction serving as a perpendicular direction with respect to the light guide mounting surface (22) from the light guide mounting surface (22) of the supporting portion (5a) or the lid (5b) to the lid (5b) or the supporting portion (5a) facing the light guide mounting surface (22) is longer than a length (d) in the Z-direction in a region of the film light guide (4) supported by the light guide mounting surface (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sameshima, Naru Yasuda, Hayami Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 8314527
    Abstract: A flywheel levitation apparatus and associated method are described for use in a flywheel driven power storage system having a rotor and which provides for an upward vertical movement of the rotor along an axis of rotation. The rotor includes a rotor face defining a cutaway section. A magnetic lifting force is applied to the rotor to at least in part serve in levitating the rotor. The magnetic lifting force exhibits a modified gap sensitivity that is smaller as compared to a conventional gap sensitivity that would be exhibited in an absence of the cutaway section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Beacon Power, LLC
    Inventor: Jimpo Wang
  • Patent number: D671520
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Limited
    Inventor: Kenichi Kanou