Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Ostrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen, LLP
  • Patent number: 7533989
    Abstract: Method and device for detecting a line-of-sight of a subject and a three-dimensional view-point measurement device. The method uses a first camera, that measures the position of a pupil relative to a coordinate system, a second camera having a light source arranged at a known position in the coordinate system, and forming a corneal reflection center to obtain data of a size of vector r from the corneal reflection center to the pupil center and an angle ? of the vector r relative to a coordinate axis of the coordinate system, and a calculation means for calculating a line-of-sight direction based on information from each camera. In determining a relational formula, a subject is made to gaze at a known point to perform measurement and a relational formula is determined. In a line-of-sight determining stage, the subject is measured again using the relational formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: National University Corporation Shizuoka University
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Ebisawa
  • Patent number: 7533988
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is, when determining a line-of-sight vector of a subject, to identify a three-dimensional position of a pupil center or corneal reflection center thereof. The line-of-sight vector is determined by measuring a distance from a camera to the pupil center or corneal reflection center of the subject using a two-dimensional CMOS distance image sensor by a light time-of-flight method and obtaining position information of the pupil center and corneal reflection center of the subject using the distance image sensor. If a position and a direction of the camera are identified, a camera-pupil center vector is determined from image information of the pupil center of the subject. Since the camera-pupil center distance has been measured, a pupil center position in a three-dimensional space is determined from the above information. Combining this with two line-of-sight vectors determines a position where line-of-sight vectors intersect, or a view-point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: National University Corporation Shizuoka University
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Ebisawa
  • Patent number: 7533509
    Abstract: A method for making a reinforcement device for a concrete structure includes the steps of (a) installing a plurality of parallel reinforcement rebars, and (b) embracing the reinforcement rebars with a cable unit by winding the cable unit around the reinforcement rebars. The cable unit has a plurality of wires twisted together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: National Taipei University of Technology
    Inventors: Yeou-Fong Li, Yan-Jie Lin, Hsi-Hsun Chen
  • Patent number: 7531771
    Abstract: A reflector is so provided as to entirely cover a plurality of flash lamps arranged in parallel with one another. The reflector reflects flash light emitted from the flash lamps. A plurality of trigger electrodes needed to allow the flash lamps to discharge are so fixed to the reflector with insulating members interposed therebetween, respectively, as to be proximately opposed to the plurality of flash lamps in a one-to-one correspondence with each other. This eliminates the necessity to provide trigger wires one by one near the flash lamps during the maintenance of the apparatus, the change of lamps or the like, and it is possible to easily provide the trigger electrodes near the flash lamps only by fixing the reflector at a predetermined set position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsufumi Kusuda
  • Patent number: 7531518
    Abstract: A method of inducing bone formation in a subject in need of such inducement comprises the steps of mechanically inducing an increase in osteoblast activity in the subject and elevating blood concentration of at least one bone anabolic agent in the subject. The method steps may be performed in any order, but in sufficient time proximity that the elevated concentration of the anabolic agent and the mechanically induced increase in osteoblast activity overlaps. The method may additionally comprise providing the subject with an elevated blood concentration of at least one antiresorptive agent, wherein the elevated concentration is sufficient to prevent resorption of new bone growth produced due to the osteoblast activity. Use of the method permits targeting of specific bones of the subject for bone production and preservation, faster bone production and earlier discontinuation of bone anabolic pharmaceuticals. Kits adapted for performing the method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignees: Unigene Laboratories Inc., Yale University
    Inventors: Agnès Vignery, Nozer M. Mehta, James P. Gilligan
  • Patent number: 7532428
    Abstract: A clamping mechanism having clamping jaws is provided for holding an object. The clamping mechanism comprises a solenoid pad connected to at least one of the clamping jaws which is operative to actuate movement of the clamping jaw, and a solenoid motor that is operative to attract the solenoid pad towards it when it is energized. Further, a voice coil motor is rigidly coupled to the solenoid pad to drive the solenoid pad in directions towards or away from the solenoid motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Ka Shing Kenny Kwan, Tingyu He
  • Patent number: 7530372
    Abstract: The invention relates to a non-bonded pipe which is used to produce a dynamic pressurized fluid transfer hose and, in particular, a mud hose for rotary oil drilling. The inventive pipe consists of the following elements from inside outwards: an inner polymer sheath, at least two crosswise-arranged reinforcing plies comprising a wire which is wound helically at opposing winding angles, A and B, which are close to the angle of equilibrium of 55°, having an average that is centered on a value close to the equilibrium angle value; and an outer polymer sheath. The pipe also comprises an anticreep layer which is made from at least one coil with contiguous edges of a strip with high mechanical properties. Moreover, the aforementioned winding angles, A and B, of the crosswise-arranged reinforcing plies are not equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Technip France
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Gerez, Pascal Estrier, Cédric Monteiro
  • Patent number: 7531039
    Abstract: Of a substrate-facing surface 24 of an atmosphere blocking member 2, a central area 241 which is faced with an approximately central portion of a substrate S is a flat surface while a periphery edge area 242 which is faced with a periphery edge of the substrate S is an angled surface which becomes closer to the substrate S with a distance toward a periphery edge of the substrate-facing surface 24. Hence, a micro-space SP between the substrate S and the atmosphere blocking member 2 becomes gradually narrower in a direction R which is toward the periphery edge of the substrate S. As an atmosphere gas is fed into the micro-space SP, the atmosphere gas is compressed in the vicinity of a periphery edge of the micro-space SP and a pressure rises. As a result, the micro-space SP becomes positively pressurized as compared with a mist-splashed atmosphere, which effectively prevents a mist from invading other major surface S2 of the substrate S.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanobu Sato, Kenya Morinishi
  • Patent number: 7531979
    Abstract: A direct drive robotic manipulator is provided which includes a plurality of segments that are rotatably coupled with respect to one another. A plurality of spindles connects the segments for relative rotation therebetween, and a plurality of direct drive assemblies is further coupled to the plurality of spindles. Each direct drive assembly encloses an end of a spindle and comprises a rotor assembly to which the spindle is attached for manipulating the spindle. A positional measurement apparatus may also be included at each direct drive assembly to ascertain an angular disposition of a segment relative to an adjoining segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Gang Ou, Ajit Gaunekar, Tin Kwan Bobby Chan, Gary Peter Widdowson, Yun Bo He, Dong Sheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 7530613
    Abstract: An apparatus for connecting and disconnecting two objects comprises: a housing formed as a hollow type, and having one closed end to which a first object is connected and another opened end; a coupling portion mounted in the housing so as to be movable in an axial direction of the housing, and to which a second object is connected; a clamping portion coupled to the housing for clamping the coupling portion; a cylinder disposed in the housing for pressurizing the clamping portion so that a clamped state of the coupling portion by the clamping portion can be maintained; and a gas generator integrally coupled to an outer surface of the housing so as to be in communication with inside of the housing for generating gas of a high pressure thereby releasing a clamped state of the coupling portion and separating the coupling portion from the housing. Two objects are easily connected or disconnected to/from each other by the simple construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Agency for Defense Development
    Inventors: Heung-Youl Kim, Yong-Bum Jun
  • Patent number: 7530766
    Abstract: A device for laying pipes from a laying vessel. The pipes convey a fluid within. The device comprises a lower retaining device to retain a pipe and a lower securing device to support the lower retaining device. An upper retaining device retains the pipe and is able to move translationally with respect to the lower retaining device. Both retaining devices retain the pipe from the inside. An upper securing device to which the lower retaining device can be coupled through a pipe section to be connected in order to release the lower securing device and in order to secure thereto the said upper retaining device after the then lower pipe section has been connected and submerged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Technip France
    Inventor: Philippe Espinasse
  • Patent number: 7532245
    Abstract: A system controller 115 has a function of changing the position and the orientation of character data to be superimposed on the image data, in accordance with the operation of one of orientation keys. Specifically, when a downward key has been pushed, the character data is superimposed on a lower portion of the image data, not revolved and but oriented upward. When a rightward key has been pushed, the character data is revolved counterclockwise through 90 degrees, and is located along the right-hand edge of the image data, oriented leftward. When an upward key has been pushed, the character data is revolved through 180 degrees, and is located along the upper edge of the image data, oriented downward. Further, when a leftward key has been pushed, the character data is revolved clockwise through 90 degrees, and is located along the left-hand edge of the image data, oriented rightward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7532865
    Abstract: The method and device proposed for wireless communications systems based on WCDMA technology modifies the desired signal to interference ratio target (SIRtarget) when it detects the exit from the wind-up condition in the mobile communication, that is, when the unwinding process has started, in order to match it to the outer loop power control in normal mode, setting for this desired signal to interference ratio target (SIRtarget) a value that is as close as possible to that which it had just before the moment of the start of the wind-up so that immediate afterwards it can continue with the correct variation determined by the power control in the normal mode of the outer loop. Thus, the unwinding time is shortened and the interference in the mobile communication system is reduced, while its capacity and the quality of its wireless connections are increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: T.O.P. Optimized Technologies, S.L.
    Inventors: Alfonso Campo Camacho, Miguel Blanco Carmona, Luis Mendo Tomas, José M Hernando Rabanos, Alvaro Lopez Medrano
  • Patent number: 7532914
    Abstract: A radio base station 1 is connected together with a multi-media server 3 and a multi-media terminal unit 4 to a LAN or WAN line 100 for radio communication with radio mobile terminals 2-1 to 2-N. The radio mobile terminals 2-1 to 2-N can be switched between a power-saving mode of their part-time duty service and a normal mode of their full-time duty service. The radio base station 1 manages the radio mobile terminals 2-1 to 2-N by executing discrimination as to whether they are in the power-saving mode of the part-time duty service operation or in the normal mode of the full-time duty service operation. and when the radio mobile terminals 2-1 to 2-N are in the power-saving mode of the part-time duty service operation, it acts as an agent to execute part of the processes to be executed in the radio mobile terminals 2-1 to 2-N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 7527690
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ferroelectric ceramic compound having the composition of the following formula: s[L]?x[P]y[M]z[N]p[T], a ferroelectric ceramic single crystal, and preparation processes thereof. The ferroelectric ceramic compound and the single crystal according to the present invention are relaxor ferroelectrics having high piezoelectricity, a high electromechanical coefficient and a high electrooptical coefficient, and are useful for manufacturing tunable filters for radio communication, optical communication devices, surface acoustic wave devices, and the like. Particularly, the process of preparing the single crystal according to the present invention enables preparation of a single crystal having a diameter of 5 cm or greater and a single crystal wafer with uniform composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Ibule Photonics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Goo Lee, Min-Chan Kim, Byung-Ju Choi, Min-Chul Shin, Su-Han Yu
  • Patent number: 7529539
    Abstract: A security system is provided, which can protect information within a mobile phone terminal when the mobile phone terminal is lost or stolen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Genda, Shiro Takatsuto, Osamu Nakahashi, Kimio Ueno
  • Patent number: 7528352
    Abstract: An induction foil cap sealer of the present invention includes a cap foil sealer head installed along a conveyor. A controller is operatively connected to the cap sealer head. An infrared detector is adapted to obtain temperature data from a work piece on the conveyor. An electronic memory storage device is capable of storing electronic data, and is operatively connected to the controller. A comparator is in communication with the controller, the electronic memory and the infrared detector. The comparator compares the temperature data with pre-stored electronic data in the electronic memory storage and sends a signal to the controller based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Herzog
  • Patent number: D592020
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Swizzzprozzz AG
    Inventor: Ulrich Greiner
  • Patent number: D592106
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiro Shimizu
  • Patent number: D592604
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Hewson, Elliot G. Jacoby, Eric Johnathan Mace